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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.

Volkssturmgewehr: The German VG1-5 'People's Storm Rifle'

While many are familiar with more widely known examples of late World War II German small arms like the MP44 and Gewehr 43, few know of the simplistic "People's Storm Rifle" designed and built specifically for use by the conscripted Volkssturm, the VG1-5 Volkssturmgewehr.

This Old Gun: Norwegian Model 1914 Pistol

In this American Rifleman TV segment of "I Have This Old Gun," we take a look at the history and development of the Norwegian Model 1914 handgun chambered in .45 ACP, a close copy of the U.S. Colt M1911.

At The Range: Gewehr 98

Watch this American Rifleman "At The Range" video segment above to learn about the German Gewehr 98 service rifle chambered in 8 mm Mauser.

SIG Sauer GmbH Ended By Hostile Business Climate, Lack of Demand

A hostile German business climate against firearms manufacturers and a lack of demand led to the closure of the SIG Sauer GmbH plant in Eckernförde, Germany.

IWA Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns

The largest firearm trade show in Europe, IWA Outdoor Classics, postponed its annual meeting due to ongoing concerns over coronavirus.

Buck Marsh: An American Rifleman In The Battle For Germany

An infantryman with the 3rd Armored Division figures prominently in the bestselling book Spearhead. Now 95 years old, Buck Marsh relates some of his combat experiences as a rifleman armed with the M1 Garand from three-quarters of a century ago.

Video—I Have This Old Gun: Femaru 37M Pistol

The Femaru 37M pistol is a World War II-era Hungarian firearm—a period in which the country was allied with Nazi Germany.

Uprising! Poland’s Fight For Freedom In Warsaw 1944

Seventy-five years ago, 20,000 Polish citizens—men, women and children alike—rose against their German occupiers.

I Have This Old Gun: Simson W625B .22 Trainer

By the early 1930s, Germany was working clandestinely to circumvent the military restrictions imposed on it by the Versailles Treaty. One way to get around prohibitions on military training was to obscure it under the guise of “sport.”

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