As a tribute to the company’s first century in business, Federal Ammunition has released a special, limited-edition book that breaks down its history, decade by decade, across 244 pages.
Spurred by a surplus of tooling and supply of World War I-era M1917 production, Remington made its own commercial sporting rifle from the design, which eventually matured into the Model 700. Today, it's still one of the most used bolt-action rifles in America.
Developed as the service sidearm for Austria’s military, the Glock 17 is one of the early designs that laid the groundwork for today’s crop of polymer-frame, striker-fired 9 mm Luger semi-automatic handguns. The Glock 19 was released as a “compact” variant in 1988 and has evolved through several generations, terminating most recently with the Gen5 introduced in 2017.
Based off the earlier magnum cartridges like the .375 H&H Mag., Winchester developed a shortened magnum load for short-action rifles and introduced it in 2001 as the .270 Winchester Short Magnum (WSM).
Developed from the larger .44-40 Winchester Center Fire, the .38-40 WCF was introduced in the late 19th century as a lighter-recoiling alternative for lever-action rifles and revolvers.
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.
The Boys rifle saw service with U.S. Marine Raiders during the Makin Island Raid of Aug. 17 and 18, 1942. “Carlson’s Raiders” used their Boys rifles to dispatch two Japanese float planes. It was likely an unenviable task to lug the massive bolt-action through the jungle.
SSK Firearms is once again fully focused on the guns that helped J.D. Jones build the company’s reputation for products that perform at the firing line and in the hunting fields.