In this week’s American Rifleman Television web-exclusive video, American Rifleman's Joe Kurtenbach leaves Heckler & Koch’s Grey Room and heads to the range with HK USA’s Bill Dermody.
ARTV Preview: 82nd Airborne in Operation Market Garden WW2; Winchester Model 70 Super Grade Maple; Civil War Spiller & Burr Percussion Revolver
This week on on American Rifleman TV, we go back to the Netherlands in World War 2. During Operation Market Garden, the 82nd Airborne was tasked with capturing key bridges in the area near the city of Nijmegen. On "Rifleman Review" Brian Sheets reviews the Winchester Model 70 Super Grade Maple. "I Have This Old Gun" takes a look at the Spiller and Burr percussion revolver used by the Confederacy during the Civil War.
In this review, Field Editor Martin K. A. Morgan goes over the history of the World War One era French CSRG Chauchat Light Machine Gun. In doing so, he discusses the unique 'American' version developed to use .30-'06 Sprg., and how the shortfalls of one of its manufacturers lead to the tarnished reputation of the series as a whole in popular memory.
While many are familiar with more widely known examples of late World War II German small arms like the MP44 and Gewehr 43, few know of the simplistic "People's Storm Rifle" designed and built specifically for use by the conscripted Volkssturm, the VG1-5 Volkssturmgewehr.
Watch this video and read this story by American Rifleman Field Editor Martin K. A. Morgan regarding the function and history of the AK-74 select-fire rifle, chambered in 5.45x39 mm.