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Rifleman Q&A: Augusta Arsenal M1A1 Rework

My question concerns the arsenal stamping “AAL” on the left side above the pistol grip. “AA” should stand for Augusta Arsenal, but what does the “L” signify?

Rifleman Q&A: Remington Schützen Barrel

From the archives of American Rifleman, learn about a unique Schutzen-style rifle with Remington's name emblazoned atop.

Rifleman Q&A: Firearms Int'l Corp. Mausers?

I purchased two Belgian-made FN Mauser actions many years ago. They have consecutive serial numbers. I have been unable to ascertain even an approximate date of manufacture. The importer at the time was “Firearms International Corp.” When were they made?

Rifleman Q&A: M1903 Arsenal Repairs?

A reader inquires about modified and repaired gunstocks used on surplus M1903 bolt-action rifles that were sold by the CMP.

Rifleman Q&A: Unserialized Remington Mosin-Nagants?

A reader inquires about non-numbered Remington M1891 Mosin-Nagants.

Rifleman Q&A: Austrian Arms At Gettysburg

I need to identify this rifle. It is approximately a .71-cal. smoothbore musket fitted with a sling attachment on the trigger guard, but no forward sling attachment.

Rifleman Q&A: Hammerless Shotgun Storage

From the archives of American Rifleman, NRA member writes: I am confused about the proper handling of hammerless shotguns. Everyone has heard the advice “never dry-fire a gun, the firing pmay break.” If the gun has an exposed hammer, it can be eased down, but how should I handle a hammerless single- or double-barreled gun. Should I leave a spent shell or snap-cap in the chamber?

Rifleman Q&A: Early U.S. Model 1917 Serial Numbers

From the archives of American Rifleman, learn about Winchester-made M1917 Enfield rifles and their respective serial numbers.

Rifleman Q&A: Custom M1903 Carbine?

From the archives of American Rifleman, after spotting an unusual gun in a World War II-era photograph one NRA member writes the editors with questions about the U.S. military's use of cut-down M1903 Springfield rifles.

Rifleman Q&A: Reloading Issues With Expander Plug

Read this 'Questions & Answers' column from the American Rifleman archives for handloading techniques for wildcat sizing cartridge sizing.

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