Finnish-Capture SVT-40

This Old Gun: Finnish-Capture SVT-40

More than 1.5 million SVT-40s were manufactured between 1940 and 1945, making it second only to the M1 Garand as World War II’s most-prolifically produced semi-automatic service rifle. Following the war, it was quickly replaced in Soviet service by the SKS and AK-47.

This Old Gun: U.S. Model Of 1842 Musket

By the latter part of the 1830s, most of the major powers finally let practicality overcome economy, realizing that it was time to switch their small arms over from flintlock to percussion. Britain and France were among the earliest, with the United States following suit in short order—the Americans fielding the handsome Model of 1842.

ARTV Preview: Winchester Ladies Cup, S&W M&P9 Shield Plus OR & Mannlicher-Berthier

This week on American Rifleman Television, we look into the Winchester Ladies Cup clay competitions, test the Smith & Wesson M&P9 Shield Plus OR 9 mm pistol and examine the history of the Mannicher-Berthier.

This Old Gun: Uberti Sharps 1A Derringer Replica

Christian Sharps is probably best remembered for his famous Sharps falling-block, breechloading, single-shot rifle, which he patented on Sept. 12, 1848. But a little more than a year later, on Dec. 18, 1849, he also patented an equally innovative four-barreled derringer.

This Old Gun: 1st Model Merwin Hulbert

Read about Merwin Hulbert revolvers from the September 2005 archives of American Rifleman.

ARTV Preview: Walther Arms, Taurus G3X and Italian Bodeo Revolver

This week on American Rifleman Television, we tour Walther Arms in Ulm, Germany, test the Taurus G3X 9 mm pistol and examine the history of the Italian Bodeo revolver.

This Old Gun: Winchester Model 67

Winchester was one of the first manufacturers to jump into the low-cost bolt-action .22 market with its John Browning-designed Model 1900, a design that would carry on for subsequent generations of Winchester single-shot .22 rifles, including one of the most prolific, the Model 67.

I Have This Old Gun: Ruger .22 Pistol

Watch this segment of American Rifleman Television's "I Have This Old Gun" to learn about the history and development of the original Ruger .22-cal. rimfire pistols.

This Old Gun: Model 1893 Spanish Mauser

Designed by Paul Mauser, the Modelo 1893, adopted by the Spanish on Dec. 7, 1893, was a superb arm—the first of its breed to have a box magazine entirely enclosed within the stock.

I Have This Old Gun: Browning T-Bolt

Watch this segment of American Rifleman Television's "I Have This Old Gun" to learn about the history and development of the Browning T-Bolt line of straight-pull, bolt-action sporting rifles, which are still offered by the company today.

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