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Volkssturmgewehr: The German VG1-5 'People's Storm Rifle'

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.

ARTV: The Men and Guns of D-Day

Watch this segment of American Rifleman Television to learn more about the men of D-Day and the firearms they used during "The Great Crusade."

At The Range: M3A1 Submachine Gun

Watch this "At The Range" video segment above to see American Rifleman Field Editor Martin K.A. Morgan shoot a World War II-era M3A1 "Grease Gun" submachine gun chambered in .45ACP.

This Old Gun: Beretta Model 1938 Submachine Gun Series

Taking a look back at the Italian Beretta Model 1938 submachine gun series used in the Second World War, one of the finest of the era.

This Old Gun: M1919 Browning Machine Gun

The M1919 Browning was the workhorse machine gun of the U.S. Military during World War II. Learn about the background behind this durable and reliable design.

ARTV Preview: History of the M1 Carbine; Springfield XD-M Elite; Smith & Wesson Model 1917

In this week's episode, we'll dive into the history of the M1 Carbine and the Smith & Wesson M1917 revolver, as well as test the Springfield Armory XD-M Elite.

The German MG42: Was Its Bark Worse Than Its Bite?

In the middle of WWII, the U.S. Army posted War Department Film Bulletin No. 81, which claimed that the bark of the MG42 was worse than its bite. We're not buying it.

Video—I Have This Old Gun: Femaru 37M Pistol

The Femaru 37M pistol is a World War II-era Hungarian firearm—a period in which the country was allied with Nazi Germany.

Video—ARTV Feature: Director's Cut Bonus Scenes

Join American Rifleman Television for a look at some bonus scenes from past episodes that never made it to air.

Video—Shooting the MG42 Machine Gun

Firing an historic rifle such as the MG42, then reviewing footage of it in operation, provides an irreplaceable lesson in World War II history.

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