When 28-year-old Marine Andrew Biggio bought an M1 Garand, he never imagined the journey that would ensue.
This year marks the 150th celebration of your National Rifle Association. In celebration, and to learn more about your NRA, take a look back at the cover of the October 1943 American Rifleman featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning staff artist Jim Berryman and a 1945 letter from the White House.
Not only was the Marlin Model 39 lever-action .22-cal. rifle a popular rimfire for the commercial market of its day, it even had a small role in the events of one World War II battlefield.