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Rifleman Q&A: Correct WWII M1 Bayonets

From the American Rifleman archives, NRA member writes Dope Bag noting trouble with sourcing a proper-length bayonet to display with a personal World War II M1 Garand rifle.

The NRA In WWII: 'Good For A Free America'

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.

Handgun Sights: Then & Now

Sights have changed a lot on handguns in the last 200 years. Wiley Clapp walks through what became important and why.

The Marlin Model 39: An Unlikely Participant in WWII

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.

Favorite Firearms: A WWII Vet's MAB Modele C

One American Rifleman reader wrote in about his father's MAB Modele C, a French-made pistol built for personal protection use just after World War II.

Review: Spanish Star BM Pistol

The surplus Star BM pistol chambered in 9 mm was inspired by the 1911 design and produced in Spain as a service pistol from the 1970s to 1990s.

The Ruger 10/22: History & Design

This excerpt from "The Ruger 10/22 Complete Owner's and Assembly Guide" highlights the cutting-edge elements that made the Ruger 10/22 the iconic rimfire carbine it became.

The Colt Mk III Lawman: A Forgotten Revolver

Colt introduces its Mk III series of revolvers, and the best-known of them is the Trooper. However, the Lawman was forgotten and unfairly so.

High Standard: Gone But Not Forgotten

High Standard was a prominent company in the mid-20th century and had many great models, and those designs deserve to be remembered.

Origins of Pistolcraft: The Development of the 'Modern Technique'

Over the time that I worked as a police officer and then as a gunwriter, I have informally tried to determine where, when and by whom fighting pistolcraft began.

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