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Deer Rifles: How G.I.s Helped Revive Fabrique Nationale

After the liberation of Belgium’s Fabrique Nationale by G.I.s in 1944, demand for pistols—and then deer rifles—helped the gunmaker recover from the cataclysm of World War II.

Redeployed: FN M1 Garands and Carbines

Think FN had nothing to do with the M1 Garand and Carbine? You'd be wrong.

Browning Auto-5: The First Successful Semi-Auto Shotgun

It was the first successful semi-automatic shotgun design, and its 96 years of production are a tribute to the enduring genius of John Moses Browning.

FN-49: The Last Old-School Battle Rifle

The Fabrique Nationale FN-49 was one of the last military rifles made of forged, blued steel and walnut the old-school way. Today, they are favorites among shooters and collectors alike.

Colts In The Cockpit: Arming Pilots—From Airmail To Commercial Aviation

Think the idea of arming pilots is new? Think again. Every time you board a plane, you trust the pilots with your life. And there was a time that pilots trusted the Colt Pocket Hammerless.

FN Mausers and the Fight for Israel

When Israel declared its independence in 1948, it acquired rifles—including some used by the Germans during World War II—from any source it could find. New Mausers made at FN saw service in the Israeli War of Independence, and on through the Six-Day War.

1899: Year of the Browning Pistol

Today, the basic outline of the semi-automatic pistol is familiar, but that was not always the case. The “modern” Browning pistols actually began in 1899, and here is a look at some of the oldest and rarest.

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