Rifleman Q&A: Why So Light With The M1 Carbine?
I know the M1 carbine was issued in large numbers during World War II but that it was considered to be under-powered. It seems our military would have been better served by a firearm of this type that had better performance. Why wasn’t this done?
Gun Of The Week: Davidson's Winchester Model 1895 Texas Rangers Edition
Watch American Rifleman staff on the range this week with the Winchester Model 1895 Texas Ranger's 200th Anniversary Edition, a Davidson's Exclusive rifle that commemorates the storied history of Texas law enforcement.
The Colt 1895: America’s First Browning Machine Gun
Despite the U.S. Army's initial rejection of the Colt M1895, the "Potato Digger" soldiered on with a fruitful service history around the world.
From 'Poor Invention' To America’s Best: The M1903 Service Rifle
Not until the .30-’06 Sprg. cartridge breathed new life into the sputtering ’03 Springfield was the rifle ready to become a battlefield legend. The .30-’06 chambering and other changes combined to make the ’03 America’s greatest military bolt-action.
Cartridge Comparison: Old Rounds & Their Modern Counterparts
While some century-old rifle cartridges are still used and popular today, there are modern counterparts that match or best them. Here is a comparisons between five cartridges that are more than 100 years old and their modern counterparts.
Updating A Model 1895 Saddle Ring Carbine
The resulting modernized Winchester Repeating Arms Model 1895 Saddle Ring Carbine (SRC) makes for an intriguing platform that promises to be a capable field companion. Its unique Browning design, colorful historical lineage and high-quality manufacture set it apart from rank-and-file bolt guns and semi-automatics.
Rifleman Q&A: Firearms Int'l Corp. Mausers?
I purchased two Belgian-made FN Mauser actions many years ago. They have consecutive serial numbers. I have been unable to ascertain even an approximate date of manufacture. The importer at the time was “Firearms International Corp.” When were they made?
Editor's Choice: Winchester Copper Impact
Winchester Ammunition had previously offered its Copper Impact loads as a subset of the Deer Season XP series, but the manufacturer recently separated the two product lines while also introducing numerous new chamberings to the Copper Impact family.
'Selling' The Model 1917: John T. Thompson & The Rifle Demonstrators
Most who are familiar of the U.S. Model 1917 have heard the story of how it was used as a substitute for the Model 1903 during World War I, but few have heard of the efforts of John T. Thompson and his band of rifle demonstrators that evaluated, taught and trained American soldiers on the new rifle for U.S. Ordnance.
The Model Of 1941 Johnson Light Machine Gun
Overshadowed by the Browning Automatic Rifle, Melvin Johnson’s Model of 1941 Light Machine Gun served elite Marine Parachutists and the Army’s Special Service Force with distinction during some of the toughest fighting of World War II.