“Trench Guns” Of World War I

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.

U.S. M1917 Vs. British Pattern 13 Bayonets

These days, U.S. M1917 bayonets command a premium over the P’13 bayonets, even though about 2.5 million M1917 bayonets were made.

Which Bayonet For The '97 "Trench Gun"?

Ever wonder if there was a special bayonet made just for the Model 1897 Trench Gun from WWI?

G.L.M. Bayonet Lug To Picatinny Rail Adapter

The G.L.M. attaches to a bayonet lug and provides a place to add lights, lasers or bipods to most military-type rilfes

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