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Rifleman Q&A: M1 Garand Vs. M1 Carbine Rebarrels

It seems to me that few World War II-vintage M1 Garand rifles retain their original barrels today, whereas most M1 Carbines of the same era I have seen still have the original barrels?

Rifleman Q & A: ’03 Springfield Magazine Cut-off

From the American Rifleman archives, read about why the U.S. employed a magazine cut-off feature on M1903 service rifles.

Rifleman Q&A: An Auger Gun In The Civil War?

From the archives of American Rifleman, read about Wilson Ager's "Coffee Mill Gun" from the June 2004 magazine.

The International Harvester M1 Garand: A New Rifle for the Nuclear Age

Of the four manufactures contracted by the U.S. Government to produce the M1 rifle, International Harvester was the least obvious of the choices.

Rifleman Q&A: Why The En Bloc Clip?

Why did John Garand include an en-bloc clip in his M1 rifle design? One reader writes in, and we set the record straight.

Valuable Service: The U.S. Model of 1917 Revolvers

Swept into World War I in April 1917, the U.S. military desperately needed .45 ACP handguns. Both Colt and Smith & Wesson had existing revolver designs adopted as the Model of 1917, and they would go on to serve again during World War II.

Rifleman Q&A: What Does My Garand Stock Stamp Mean?

Q: I have an M1 Garand rifle that has “SA/EMcF” on the left side of the stock. Is the marking from the inspection process, and is it possible to know who approved my rifle?

"V" Is For Victory: The Smith & Wesson Victory Model Revolver

Although the M1911A1 was the standard U.S military sidearm during World War II, more than 350,000 S&W Victory Model revolvers were produced, and they accompanied many U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aviators during pivotal battles of the Pacific Theater.

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?

Rifleman Q&A: What Is an M1 Carbine 'Rigger' Pouch?

I recently saw reference to a World War II “rigger” magazine pouch for an M1 carbine. What, exactly, does this refer to?

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