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​Underappreciated: Benelli’s Convertible M3 Shotgun

Despite a versatile hybrid design that allows it to operate as a pump-action or as a semi-automatic with a flick of the wrist, Benelli’s convertible M3 has yet to receive its due in the American market

Book Review: The US M3/M3A1 Submachine Gun

Michael Heidler, no stranger to writing about firearm history, has produced a most impressive volume on one of this author’s favorite World War II firearms, the M3 “grease gun.”

The T3 Carbine: First NVG-Equipped Fighting Rifle

Built as a response to Japanese night-infiltration tactics in the Pacific, the T3 carbine fitted with the infrared “Sniperscope, M2” may have looked like a Buck Rogers ray gun, but it saved American lives in the closing days of World War II.

Archives: The U.S. M3 Submachine Gun

The American Rifleman staff had an early and up- close look at the then-new M3 submachine gun. Not long thereafter, the “Grease Gun” would make its combat debut with the American Airborne in Normandy.

D-Day + 75: Arms of the Airborne

Seventy-five years ago, Allied troops invaded Hitler’s “Fortress Europe” to bring an end to Nazi tyranny, and many of them arrived by parachute or glider. They were the men of the British and American airborne, and they were well-armed indeed.

Magpul Awarded DOD Contract for GEN M3 PMAG Magazines

Magpul Industries Corp. has been awarded a $12,792,000 firm-fixed-price, definite-quantity contract for the company’s GEN M3 PMAG magazines.

The Forgotten M2 Submachine Gun

The Thompson, while excellent, was expensive and time-consuming to make. So, faced with a pressing need for more submachine guns, the U.S. Army adopted the M3 “Grease Gun”—but before that, there was the little-known M2.

Gallery: D-Day +70: The Men and Guns of the Battle for Normandy

As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, we look back at the infantry arms-both well known and forgotten-used on this pivotal "Day of Days" in American history. (Photos courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration/U.S. Army Signal Corps)

The M3 & M3A1 'Grease Guns'

Dismissed as ugly ducklings when compared to the finely made Thompsons they replaced, the stamped and welded M3 and M3A1 “grease guns” performed very well and served several generations of American soldiers with distinction.

Arms Of The American Airborne

Whether dropped deep behind enemy lines or fighting as conventional infantry, American airborne troopers during World War II trusted their lives to their rifles, pistols, submachine guns and automatic rifles.

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