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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.

The .30 Carbine: History & Performance

Designed at the opening of World War II as a cartridge based off the .32 WSL, the .30 Carbine cartridge became synonymous with the light rifle it was developed for: the M1 carbine.

Rifleman Q&A: Bullets For Blanks

A reader inquires about converting Lake City Ordnance blank ammunition.

American Arms of the Battle of the Bulge

American G.I.s thwarted Hitler’s last-ditch offensive, even though Hitler threw the best men and weapons that he had available against America's troops in the Ardennes. Here the author looks at the small arms used by our troops to stop the Nazi war machine dead in its tracks.

A Flyboy’s Rifle: The Air Service ’03

Of all the many variants of the Model 1903 Springfield, one of the rarest—and most misunderstood—is the Air Service ’03, a rifle whose purpose remains a mystery even today.

'Gas-Trap' Garand: The First M1 Rifle Design

The rifle that became the “greatest battle implement ever devised” during World War II was not flawless as adopted in 1936. Ever heard of a “gas trap” Garand?

Book Review—M1 Garand Photo Essay

The gun that Gen. George Patton called “the greatest battle implement ever devised.”

The U.S. Model Of 1917 Rifle

When America entered the Great War, there was a dire shortage of rifles for the Doughboys headed “over there.” The solution was found in three American factories and what is now known as the “U.S. Enfield.”

Days of Infamy—The M1 Garand's Baptism By Fire

Nearly three-quarters of a century ago, the “U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1,” was first used in combat in defense of the Philippines. Although the American and Filipino troops—the “Battling Bastards of Bataan”—were defeated, the M1 performed well. And, like MacArthur, the Garand would return.

Keefe Report: U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30 M1

The “U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30 M1,” continues to fascinate and captivate new generations of Americans.

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