Q&A: Wartime Remington M1903s?
I was at a gun show and saw a Remington-made Model 1903 Springfield rifle. It looked just like a World War I ’03, but I have been told Remington only made 1903A3 rifles during Word War II. Was this some kind of rebuild?
Rifleman Q&A: Belt-Fed .30 Carbine?
I have a question about the .30 M1 Carbine cartridge. I have a friend who was stationed at Dutch Harbor with the Navy in the 1970s, and he said he had a belt that had .30 Carbine cartridges in it and his job was to take them out of the belt.
David Marshall 'Carbine' Williams: Myths & Reality
Inventor David Marshall “Carbine” Williams has become a folk hero for “designing” the M1 Carbine, and he was immortalized by Hollywood for his “invention” of the gun. Recently discovered documents from Winchester’s Edwin Pugsley cast new light on Williams’ and Winchester’s contribution to the M1 carbine. It turns out the story of “Carbine” Williams is part truth … and part “urban legend.”
Rifleman Q&A: When Did M1 Carbines Get Bayonet Lugs?
I recently purchased an M1 carbine manufactured by Quality Hardware that has a bayonet lug. Is this part original to the gun or was it added later?
Rifleman Q&A: ’03 Springfield Sight Settings
From the American Rifleman archives, NRA member writes Dope Bag questioning adjusting the M1905 adjustable sight issued with the U.S. Caliber .30-06, Model 1903 Springfield rifle.
Which Bayonet For The '97 "Trench Gun"?
Ever wonder if there was a special bayonet made just for the Model 1897 Trench Gun from WWI?
The Contender: Winchester’s .224 Light Rifle
Rendered in blued steel and walnut, Winchester’s .224-cal. Light Weight Military Rifle could well have become the U.S. Army’s standard arm. But the company gave up on the project in the face of competition from Armalite and its futuristic AR-15.
G.I. 'Non-Colt' M1911s
Today, the name Colt is synonymous with the U.S. M1911 .45 ACP pistol. Virtually forgotten are other makers that produced the “.45 automatic” before and during World War I.
The M14 Rifle: John Garand’s Final Legacy
The resemblance of the M14 to the M1 Garand rifle is unmistakable and, love it or loathe it, John Garand’s final legacy was the “U.S. Rifle, 7.62 mm, M14.”
The M3 & M3A1 'Grease Guns'
Dismissed as ugly ducklings when compared to the finely made Thompsons they replaced, the stamped and welded M3 and M3A1 “grease guns” performed very well and served several generations of American soldiers with distinction.