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American Rifleman Archives: Sky Sniper

In honor of the United States Navy's 240th birthday, we present this article from the May 1943 American Rifleman, in which the pivotal role of the Navy pilot as an expert marksman is colorfully illustrated.

American Rifleman Archives: Editorial—The Mentally Ill

For nearly half-a-century NRA has urged Congress to study the question of mental illness. This American Rifleman editorial dates to 1966, and the questions it raises are still valid today. “Elimination of the instrument by which these crimes are committed cannot arrest the ravages of a psychotic murderer.”

Throwback Thursday: Dr. Shush!

From the February 1982 American Rifleman, learn the history of the first silencer, invented by Hiram P. Maxim.

American Rifleman Archives: Shotgun Reflector Sight

From the April 1946 American Rifleman: We have recently received some letters asking us about the Nydar reflector sight which is now appearing on the market. This optical sight is made by the Swain Nelson Company, of Glenview, Illinois.

American Rifleman Archives: Aimpoint Electronic Sight

From the May 1978 American Rifleman: Optical sights which present an illuminated dot on the same visual plane as the target image are not new. Examples, other than the Aimpoint, are the Oxford Gunsight and the Weaver Quik-Point which were discussed earlier in the American Rifleman.

American Rifleman Archives: Oxford Gunsight

From the January 1969 American Rifleman: Spot-of-light aiming system in unusual sight.

American Rifleman Archives: EPC Subminiature Dot Sight

From the January 1992 American Rifleman: It has been more than two decades since the Oxford Lightning Illuminated Gunsight became the first “dot sight'” tested here.

American Rifleman Archives: Evolution of the Reflex Sight

This series of articles all appeared in American Rifleman between 1946 and 1992. Collectively, they document the evolution of the reflex sight.

From the American Rifleman Archives: "In the System:" M1 Garand Rebuilds

From the Dec. 2003 American Rifleman, Bruce Canfield explains how hundreds of thousands of M1s had their useful life extended by several decades through the efforts and dedication of the skill ordnance personnel "in the system."

A Real Gun For Christmas

From the Dec. 1955 American Rifleman comes this editorial from then NRA Executive Director Louis F. Lucas.

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