“Trench Guns” Of World War I

America’s Prototype 'Trench Guns' Of World War I

Arms of all sorts were in high demand at the onset of the Great War, including a new type of close-quarters combat firearm: the repeating shotgun. Though several designs were explored, only a few made it into the trenches before the Armistice was signed.

10 More Little-Known Facts About Mausers

Here are ten more little known facts about Mauser, its rifles, along with its other products and random facts related to the company.

Review: Smith Manufacturing FG42 Type I

Germany’s World War II era Fallschirmjägergewehr 42 solved the full-power, machine-rifle puzzle. The Smith Manufacturing Group made replica allows us to explore this fascinating rifle in a semi-auto version.

Rifleman Q&A: My 'Defective' Garand Operating Rod

A reader inquires about possible M1 Garand rifle defects due to issued "cut" operating rods.

Book Review: 'Battleship Commander: The Life of Vice Admiral Willis A. Lee, Jr.'

Covering some 337 pages, this biography by Paul Stillwell covers the life and accomplishments of Vice Adm. Willis "Ching" Lee, an accomplished marksman with both a rifle and the big guns of the battleships he commanded during World War II. 

A 'Gentleman’s' Rifle In The Trenches Of WWI

A single Holland & Holland weaves together a story of the Great War’s trenches, one of the world’s best gunmakers, Britain’s greatest 20th century soldier and the author of Gunga Din.

Rifleman Q&A: G.I. M1911 Production

From the archives of American Rifleman, learn about the history and production of the most widely used U.S. military handgun of the Second World War.

Rifleman Q&A: Serialized Springfield Bayonets

I have noticed that many bayonets for the M1903 Springfield rifle have serial numbers. Were the rifles and bayonets supposed to be issued with the same serial number?

Book Preview: USAAF Aircraft Weapons Of WWII

Spanning 160 pages with more than 300 images, Tom Laemlein’s USAAF Aircraft Weapons Of WWII is one of the richest collections of original period photos published to date, giving readers a unique window into a crucial element of World War II.

From Flush Nut To T105: The Evolution Of The M1 Garand Rear Sight Assembly

Of all the features of the M1 Garand, its rear sight is one of the most recognizable and went through some notable changes. Here, we take a brief look at what changes were made to the rear sight design from the pre- to post-World War II era.

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