“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: Mismatched Parts On An M1941 Johnson?

A reader inquires about M1941 Johnson mismatched parts and the affected collector value.

Rifleman Q&A: Springfield M1903 And M1903A1 Stocks

A reader inquires about stock configurations for M1903 and M1903A1 Springfield bolt-action rifles.

Rifleman Q&A: My 'Defective' Garand Operating Rod

A reader inquires about possible M1 Garand rifle defects due to issued "cut" operating rods.

Rifleman Q&A: M1903 Arsenal Repairs?

A reader inquires about modified and repaired gunstocks used on surplus M1903 bolt-action rifles that were sold by the CMP.

Rifleman Q&A: G.I. M1911 Production

From the archives of American Rifleman, learn about the history and production of the most widely used U.S. military handgun of the Second World War.

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: Early U.S. Model 1917 Serial Numbers

From the archives of American Rifleman, learn about Winchester-made M1917 Enfield rifles and their respective serial numbers.

Rifleman Q&A: Legitimate Markings?

NRA member writes American Rifleman questioning the “MODEL 03-AX4” marking on the receiver of a U.S. Rifle Model 1903A4.

​America’s First Sniper Rifle: The Telescopic-Sighted Krag-Jorgensen

The American Civil War was the first conflict in our nation’s history in which telescopic-sighted rifles were employed in combat to any appreciable extent. These muzzleloading, percussion rifles were fabricated by a number of civilian gunsmiths and gunsmithing firms, primarily for benchrest shooting matches.

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