Enfield

Rifleman Q&A: Oddball Enfields

I was at a gun store and saw an Enfield No. 4 rifle that looked to be a pretty standard model to me, except it had a pointed stacking swivel. I have never seen one like this before and was wondering if you could tell me something about it. Is this some odd variant, or is it a common one that I have just never seen before?

Preview: Hornady Security Reusable Dehumidifier Bag

Hornady Security offers several models of dehumidifier to help gun owners preserve their firearms and other moisture-sensitive items, but none are as economical and user-friendly as the new Reusable Dehumidifier Bag.

Whitney Wolverine: Hillberg's Space-Age Rimfire Pistol

Gun designer Robert Hillberg was a big fan of the football program at the University of Michigan, precisely why he named the .22 Long Rifle-chambered, semi-automatic pistol he created the Wolverine.

Rifleman Q&A: 1900 Test Luger & Holster

I have a question about a Rock Island Arsenal holster stamped “E.H.S.” that contains a 1900 Eagle Test Luger serial No. 70XX.

Ruger No. 1: A Single-Shot Legend

It’s the timeless looks and craftsmanship that buoy the Ruger No. 1 above all others.

Hammer Guns: Classic Sporting Tools

From about 1880 ’till the beginning of World War I,  so-called “contract guns” were sold as house brands by scores of hardware and sporting-goods dealers under the names of gun companies that never existed except on paper—an external hammer shotgun can be a thing of beauty or a disaster waiting to happen. 

Rifleman Q&A: Remington Schützen Barrel

From the archives of American Rifleman, learn about a unique Schutzen-style rifle with Remington's name emblazoned atop.

Favorite Firearms: A Lithgow No.1, Mk III* Lee-Enfield Club Rifle

My passion is collecting old British Lee-Enfield rifles. Reading books on Lee-Enfield rifles, investigating their proofmarks and regimental markings, and exploring their developmental history is all part of the fun.

Rifleman Q&A: Hammerless Shotgun Storage

From the archives of American Rifleman, NRA member writes: I am confused about the proper handling of hammerless shotguns. Everyone has heard the advice “never dry-fire a gun, the firing pmay break.” If the gun has an exposed hammer, it can be eased down, but how should I handle a hammerless single- or double-barreled gun. Should I leave a spent shell or snap-cap in the chamber?

The Factory Letter

Any good (or better) quality handgun from Colt or Smith & Wesson probably deserves a so-called “factory letter” to go with it.

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