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?
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.
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.
Among the many arms imported into the U.S. recently by Royal Tiger Import is one of the least-appreciated service rifles in U.S. history, the Model 1917. Here, we take a closer look at one of these Model 1917 rifles, along with a brief look at the platform's history.
In this week's episode of American Rifleman TV, we near the end of our picks for the top 10 machine guns of all time with the Browning M1917 and M1919 family. We also take a look at the Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 Combat Optic Ready handgun and examine the Vietnam era XM177E2 CAR-15.