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Exploded View: U.S. M1911A1

John Browning's iconic service pistol remained in U.S. military use for three-quarters of a century. Here's how to keep this old warhorse running.

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?

Remember Pearl Harbor: The Men and the Guns

On Dec. 7, 1941, a “date which will live in infamy,” Americans fought back against the Japanese sneak attack with guns ranging from the M1911A1 pistol to the ’03 Springfield rifle, and most effectively, with machine guns designed by John Moses Browning.

Gallery: D-Day +70: The Men and Guns of the Battle for Normandy

As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, we look back at the infantry arms-both well known and forgotten-used on this pivotal "Day of Days" in American history. (Photos courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration/U.S. Army Signal Corps)

Gallery: D-Day +70: The Men and Guns of the Battle for Normandy

As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, we look back at the infantry arms-both well known and forgotten-used on this pivotal "Day of Days" in American history. (Photos courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration/U.S. Army Signal Corps)

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