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'Crack Marksmen': Canada's Aboriginal Snipers in WWI

Among the top snipers in the trenches of France and Flanders during World War I...

'Cold Steel': American Trench Knives of WWI

During WWI, American troops entered France without a dedicated fighting knife. That was soon remedied...

Classic Guns: Webley Mk V Revolver

Webley provided revolvers for the British military for close to 30 years. Today, the Webley...

Video—I Have This Old Gun: Webley MK VI

Join some noted firearm historians investigating the history of the Webley MK VI.

Book Review—Handbook of Machine Gun Support Equipment and Accessories 1895 – 1945

This massive tome is a full-color catalog of everything you never knew you needed for...

Tested: Mossberg Retrograde 590A1 12-ga. Shotgun

This modern tactical shotgun is dressed up with the features of a World War I-era...

Lt. Col. “Sherm” Mills—Last Man Standing at the U.S. Springfield Arsenal

For the first time ever, we learn how retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mills, decorated...

Lost Treasure: Magic, Mystery and a Colt 1911

This is not just a 1911 story. It is a treasure story, just as much...

I Have This Old Gun: Model 1895 Mannlicher Rifle

The Model 1895 Austro-Hungarian straight-pull infantry rifle was something of an anomaly. In the usual...

Book Review—Death Rattle: The British Soldier’s Machine Gun 1870 - 2015

John Hutchins’ book is the definitive treatise on the machine gun as used by British...

Rifles of the United States Navy & Marine Corps: 1866-1917

While reading this book, I found myself at about every third or fourth page exclaiming—“I...

Back to Basics: Telescopic Sights

The notion of a magnifying optical sight goes back centuries. Experiments as early as the...

Archives: Britain’s "New" Rifle

From the American Rifleman archives we learn about the No. 4 Mk I, which was...

Rifleman Q & A: A Winchester Riflescope?

A reader inquires about an article in American Rifleman about the use of Winchester scopes...

Irish Lewis Light Machine Guns in the United States

Col. Isaac Newton Lewis capitalized on the experimental drum-fed, air-cooled, McLean machine gun, developing a...

The Ivy Patch Gun

Ever go digging in an ivy patch? Imagine finding an artillery piece at the end...

America’s First: Hiram Maxim’s Heavy Machine Gun

Maxim took inspiration from a childhood memory of being knocked over by recoil to later...

The First Submachine Gun: Italy’s Villar Perosa

This innovative Italian design gave the world its first submachine gun.
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