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Archives: Britain’s "New" Rifle

From the American Rifleman archives we learn about the No. 4 Mk I, which was developed when Britain had a limited budget and war was on the horizon.

Archives: The M1911A1 and The M9

From the 1985 American Rifleman, shortly after the adoption of the M9 as the new U.S. Army's sidearm, then-Editor-in-Chief Pete Dickey compares it to the M1911.

Madison and the Bill of Rights

James Madison's lonely struggle against his fellow Federalists yielded one of the greatest documents of liberty ever written.

Victory In Europe: A Correspondent's Report to Riflemen

From the July 1945 American Rifleman comes this report from American Rifleman’s War Correspondent Bill Shadel, who was the first to announce the Victory in Europe in the magazine’s pages.

A Real Gun For Christmas

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

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."

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.

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: Oxford Gunsight

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

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.

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