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Browning Auto-5: The First Successful Semi-Auto Shotgun

It was the first successful semi-automatic shotgun design, and its 96 years of production are a tribute to the enduring genius of John Moses Browning.

The M1903A1/UNERTL USMC Sniper Rifle

Adopted by the Marines after Pearl Harbor, the combination of the M1903A1 Springfield with a Unertl riflescope was arguably the finest sniper rifle of World War II.

Rifleman Q & A: A Winchester Riflescope?

A reader inquires about an article in American Rifleman about the use of Winchester scopes as sniper optics during World War I.

America's Snipers in The Great War

A century ago, American snipers fought in both the trenches of France and in the open warfare that followed cracking the German lines. The courage, sacrifice and marksmanship of trained American snipers made a difference on the battlefield.

Browning Introduces New Wicked Wing Shotguns

Browning has introduced two new shotguns—the A5 Wicked Wing and Maxus Wicked Wing autoloading shotguns.

NRA Gun of the Week: Browning A5 Sweet Sixteen Shotgun

American Rifleman’s Kelly Young gets a closer look at Browning’s A5 Sweet Sixteen shotgun.

Browning Adds High Grade Hunter to A5 Shotgun Line

Browning continues to enamor its A5 aficionados, this time adding the A5 High Grade Hunter.

Gun Review: Browning A5 Sweet Sixteen Shotgun

In 1903, two semi-automatic shotguns revolutionized hunting. John M. Browning’s long-recoil-operated Automatic-5—“Five shots under your finger,” read the advertising—and Swedish gunsmith Carl Axel Theodor Sjögren’s inertia-operated “Normal” shotgun.

Doughboy Sniper Rifles

The ’03 Springfield, fitted with telescopic sights and fired by American soldiers and Marines, was the scourge of “No Man’s Land” during World War I.

Review: Browning A5 3 1/2 Inch

Browning's new A5 semi-automatic shotgun combines the style of the original Automatic 5 with the inertia-driven operating system of the little-known Normal by Danish gunsmith Christian Sjörgren.

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