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Wartime Winchesters

In its advertisements on the back page of this magazine during World War II, Winchester touted the company as having been “On Guard for America Since 1866.” This was never more true than when it produced arms and ammunition to help defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.

D-Day + 75: Arms of the Airborne

Seventy-five years ago, Allied troops invaded Hitler’s “Fortress Europe” to bring an end to Nazi tyranny, and many of them arrived by parachute or glider. They were the men of the British and American airborne, and they were well-armed indeed.

American Rifleman Special Presentations Set For Dallas

At the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Dallas, American Rifleman will host six Special Presentations, with Maj. John L. Plaster headlining with “Snipers In World War II.”

Rifleman Q & A: Shootin’ Blanks

A reader inquires about a problem that occurs when firing a clip of blank cartridges in his M1 rifle.

Garands In The King's­ Service

In the dark days of World War II, when Britain faced Hitler’s war machine alone, the United States sent M1 Garand rifles to help the beleaguered island nation. Long disdained by collectors, “Lend-Lease” Garands have now come into their own.

Winchester Goes To War

Throughout this century, Winchester has been called upon to be a vital part of the ”Arsenal of Democracy.” Though not as well regarded as its commercial guns, the firm’s military arms served our servicemen and women well in both World Wars.

The First Garands

The U.S. Army adopted the U.S. Rifle Semiautomatic Caliber .30, M1, in 1936. It is better known as the Garand.

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