Arms of all sorts were in high demand at the onset of the Great War, including a new type of close-quarters combat firearm: the repeating shotgun. Though several designs were explored, only a few made it into the trenches before the Armistice was signed.
From the archives of American Rifleman, learn about Winchester-made M1917 Enfield rifles and their respective serial numbers.
Among the many arms imported into the U.S. recently by Royal Tiger Import is one of the least-appreciated service rifles in U.S. history, the Model 1917. Here, we take a closer look at one of these Model 1917 rifles, along with a brief look at the platform's history.
Q: If the .45 Auto Rim cartridge doesn’t require the use of a cumbersome half-moon clip in order to be ejected from the Model 1917 Colt and Smith & Wesson revolvers, why wasn’t it issued to our troops armed with M1917 revolvers during World War II?
In this American Rifleman TV segment of "I Have This Old Gun," we take a look at the features and history of the American version of the Lewis Light Machine Gun in U.S. service from World War I to World War II.
In this week's episode of American Rifleman TV, we near the end of our picks for the top 10 machine guns of all time with the Browning M1917 and M1919 family. We also take a look at the Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 Combat Optic Ready handgun and examine the Vietnam era XM177E2 CAR-15.