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Lt. Col. “Sherm” Mills—Last Man Standing at the U.S. Springfield Arsenal

For the first time ever, we learn how retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mills, decorated Vietnam veteran, found himself with orders to close the doors on this iconic institution.

Early Semi-Automatics: Winchester's First Self-Loading Rifles

Though not well known today, Winchester’s first semi-automatic rifles saw service in and above the trenches of World War I, faced big and dangerous game, and set the stage for the modern sporting rifle.

A Marine and His M1903: USMC Model 1903 Rifles

In this article, we take a look at some of the history and distinguishing features found on Marine Corps Model 1903 rifles, along with one Marine's connection with a specific rifle.

​America’s First Sniper Rifle: The Telescopic-Sighted Krag-Jorgensen

The American Civil War was the first conflict in our nation’s history in which telescopic-sighted rifles were employed in combat to any appreciable extent. These muzzleloading, percussion rifles were fabricated by a number of civilian gunsmiths and gunsmithing firms, primarily for benchrest shooting matches.

Pearl Harbor Survivors: M1903 Rifles Salvaged From U.S.S. California

When the battleship U.S.S. California was sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, several M1903 rifles still in her hull were salvaged after the attack, as revealed thanks to the efforts of the Archival Research Group.

Rifleman Q&A: M1903 Arsenal Repairs?

A reader inquires about modified and repaired gunstocks used on surplus M1903 bolt-action rifles that were sold by the CMP.

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