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Unexpected Longevity: Foreign Use of the M1 Garand

More than eight decades after its invention, the M1 Garand rifle continues to see use today fir both ceremonial and combat by foreign nations and militant groups across the globe.

Quantum Cloning: A Colt Model 601 Brought Back To Life

Early last year, the Puerto Rican Police Bureau demilled and liquidated some of its old stocks of rifles as parts kits for private purchase. These kits give the average enthusiast the ability of building up a clone of one of the earliest evolutions of the AR-15 platform: the Colt Model 601.

'Bad Timing': Rise & Fall of Luxembourg's SOLA Submachine Guns

During the 1950s, Luxembourg found itself involved in an international diplomatic crisis, thanks to the exportation of the SOLA submachine gun family.

The Battle of Peleliu and Its Relics

American Rifleman Field Editor Martin K. A. Morgan tells the story of the nearly three-month-long Battle of Peleliu and the relics that can still be found on the island today.

The Men and Guns of Pointe Du Hoc

On June 6, 1944, 225 men of the 2nd Raider Battalion, under the command of Lt. Col. James E. Rudder, took the German artillery position at Pointe du Hoc.

The CMP M1911s: The Inside Story

It's a happy ending for these 8,000 pistols fought on battlefields from Europe to Southeast Asia, only to then be consigned to long-term storage in a government warehouse.

Goodbye, Don Burgett

American Rifleman lost a friend, and America lost a hero, with the passing of Don Burgett.

The Lost Graves of Tarawa

For 71 years, eight months, and six days they waited in an unmarked burial pit on a sliver of an island called Betio in what is now known as the Republic of Kiribati. All 36 of them, most of whom were rifleman from the 8th Marine Regiment, lost their lives during the first major battle of the Central Pacific Campaign.

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