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?
Review: 'U.S. Small Arms Of World War II'
Bruce Canfield's "U.S. Small Arms of World War II" is a rich tome complete with a wealth of information and impressive color photography.
The Remington-Lee Rifle: Ahead Of Its Time
Today, the detachable box magazine is part of virtually every military rifle, but there was a time when it was just an idea in the fertile mind of inventor James Paris Lee. The Remington-Lee was America’s first military bolt-action with a detachable box magazine.
"V" Is For Victory: The Smith & Wesson Victory Model Revolver
Although the M1911A1 was the standard U.S military sidearm during World War II, more than 350,000 S&W Victory Model revolvers were produced, and they accompanied many U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aviators during pivotal battles of the Pacific Theater.
Rifleman Q&A: An M1917 Bayonet Made For Vietnam?
An American Rifleman reader writes in about an M1917 bayonet produced with plastic grips. Is this right for a World War I-era rifle?
'Tanker Garands:' The Real Story
Most “Tanker Garands” were made for commercial sale, but a few are genuine. This is their story.
M1 Garand Rebuilds: History & Markings
Collectors today often look down their noses at “rebuilt” M1 Garands, but hundreds of thousands of M1s had their useful lives extended through the efforts and dedication of skilled ordnance personnel.
Rifleman Q&A: Clips, Chargers & Magazines
What is the difference between a clip, a stripper clip and a magazine? These terms seem to often be used to describe the same thing.
Origins Of The 'Trapdoor' Springfield: The Allin Conversions
Though little known today, the “Allin Conversions” and the other early “Trapdoor Springfields” represent an important part of the evolution of U.S. military small arms.
Rifleman Q&A: Could Civilians Buy New M1903 Springfields?
Could American civilians order ‘03 Springfields from U.S. arsenals or were they for the military only?