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The Guns of Grenada: Operation Urgent Fury

In Oct. 1983, the U.S. military conducted an invasion of the communist-overrun island of Grenada: Operation Urgent Fury. Here we take a look at this history and firearms used by both sides.

The 'Welrod' Pistol: A Silent Arm for the SOE

Developed to arm members of Britain's Special Operations Executive during WWII, the Hand Firing Device Mark 1, also known as the Welrod pistol, had a rich service history throughout the 20th century.

ARTV Preview: 82nd Airborne in Market Garden WW2; Springfield Armory Hellcat; Simonov SKS Carbine

This week on on American Rifleman TV, we continue with Operation Market Garden focusing on the exploits and troubles of the 82nd Airborne. On "Rifleman Review" Joe Kurtenbach goes over the concealable Springfield Armory Hellcat. "I Have This Old Gun" takes a look at the Cold War classic, the Simonov SKS semi-automatic carbine.

Video—I Have This Old Gun: Spanish FR-8 Rifle

The bolt-action Spanish FR-8 was a stopgap firearm, thrown into service by the Spanish when they were already moving toward the 7.62x51 mm NATO-chambered Cetme rifle.

Molot Vepr 7.62x54R "Closeunov 4ME" Rifle Project

Nearly two decades in the making, Field Editor Gil Horman finally gets to scratch a classic Cold War-era semi-automatic rifle off his bucket list—almost.

Video: I Have This Old Gun: L1A1 SLR (British FAL)

The less recognizably named cousin of the FN FAL, the L1A1 SLR (or British FAL) equipped her majesty's troops from 1954 until its replacement by the Royal Ordinance L85 bullpup.

The Sterling: Britain’s Cold War Submachine Gun

The Sterling submachine gun saw action in more than 40 conflicts, well earning its place as one of Britain's most iconic Cold War weapons.

Cold War Warriors—The Men and Guns of Special Forces Berlin

While the Iron Curtain still stood, U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers in Berlin prepared for daring and secret missions behind Warsaw Pact lines with clandestine arms in the event the Cold War went hot. Ever heard of the Welrod? How about the MPK?

Polish P-83 Wanad Pistol

This Polish 9x18 mm gives gun collectors a chance to own a piece of rare Cold War history.

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