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The Men and Guns of D-Day

June 6th is an infamous day in history. Men and guns fought for the freedom of people they had never met. Here are a few of those stories.

M1 Carbine

A new version of the military's most-produced firearm.

The Men & Guns of the “Battle of the Bulge”

The Bulge was a rifleman’s battle.

The Smith-Corona Model 1903A3s

Although not as widely used as the M1 Garand, the Smith-Corona Model 1903A3s saw service in every theater of the war.

American Rifleman TV: MP-40 Video

National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Philip Schreier and American Rifleman Technical Editor Glenn Gilbert discuss the history and legacy of the MP40, the submachine gun used by the German army during World War II.

Thompson Submachine Gun: The 'Tommy Gun' Goes To War

After World War I, Thompson became very interested in, if not obsessed with, the concept of a “trench broom,” as he called it, for close-quarters fighting.

The "Tommy's" Thompson

Thompson submachine guns served with British troops during World War II.

The G.I. .45 M1911 In World War II

The .45-cal. M1911 and M1911A1 pistols saw widespread service in all theaters of the war and further cemented its stellar reputation as one of the finest military handguns of all time.

World War II Heroes to Sign Books/DVDs at Seminar

At American Rifleman’s seminar “The Greatest Pistol in the World: 100 Years of the U. S. Model of 1911,” two distinguished World War II veterans who will speak during the session, also will be available before and after the presentation to sign books, DVDs and autographs.

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