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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.

I Have This Old Gun: Winchester Model 12 'Trench' Gun

Approximately 80,000 Model 12 trench guns were manufactured between 1941 and 1944, and later production featured a Parkerized metal finish. Careful inspection will reveal four rows of holes in the handguard for barrel heat venting, changed from six during 1917.

Rifleman Q&A: Socket-Style Bayonet Mount

Puzzled by an apparent early socket-style bayonet, one NRA member writes Rifleman Q&A for answers concerning its mounting type.

America’s Prototype 'Trench Guns' Of World War I

Arms of all sorts were in high demand at the onset of the Great War, including a new type of close-quarters combat firearm: the repeating shotgun. Though several designs were explored, only a few made it into the trenches before the Armistice was signed.

Rifleman Q&A: A Blade With No Name

We reached out to firearm expert Garry James to help one American Rifleman reader with identification of an unmarked bayonet. Read on to find out the answer.

Rifleman Q&A: Serialized Springfield Bayonets

I have noticed that many bayonets for the M1903 Springfield rifle have serial numbers. Were the rifles and bayonets supposed to be issued with the same serial number?

Rifleman Q&A: Correct WWII M1 Bayonets

From the American Rifleman archives, NRA member writes Dope Bag noting trouble with sourcing a proper-length bayonet to display with a personal World War II M1 Garand rifle.

Rifleman Q&A: When Did M1 Carbines Get Bayonet Lugs?

I recently purchased an M1 carbine manufactured by Quality Hardware that has a bayonet lug. Is this part original to the gun or was it added later?

Rifleman Q&A: An M1917 Bayonet Made For Vietnam?

An American Rifleman reader writes in about an M1917 bayonet produced with plastic grips. Is this right for a World War I-era rifle?

M1917 Display Bayonet

When the M1917 rifle and bayonet were adopted in 1917, the bayonets were manufactured by Remington and Winchester. Learn more here.

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