The M1919A6 Machine Gun

'Limited Standard': The M1919A6 Machine Gun

The U.S. M1919A6 machine gun was a modification of the M1919A4 intended to give a single trooper comparable firepower in a lighter-weight package. It was a compromise gun, and like many such designs, it could not do everything well.

The Guns Of Operation Torch

Deemed a safer option than a direct attack on Nazi-occupied France, Operation Torch—the Allied invasion of French North Africa—was nonetheless a hard-fought, six-month campaign. These are the guns that helped America’s warfighters win victory.

The Guns Of Guadalcanal

The six-month-long campaign to re-take Guadalcanal—which began 80 years ago this month—would prove to be a pivotal victory in the battle to turn back the Empire of Japan during World War II. So, which firearms were used and who carried them?

I Have This Old Gun: Japanese Type 3 Heavy Machine Gun

Watch this American Rifleman Television segment of "I Have This Old Gun" from 2020 to learn about the Japanese Type 3 heavy machine gun, the predecessor of the World War II-era Type 92 "woodpecker."

The Guns Of Huế

The fight that developed in the streets of  in 1968 would give the Marine Corps one of its most memorable victories—in a battle style for which the Marines had not been trained. The guns used during the conflict ranged from brand-new M16A1s and M40 sniper rifles to World War II leftovers.

The Model Of 1941 Johnson Light Machine Gun

Overshadowed by the Browning Automatic Rifle, Melvin Johnson’s Model of 1941 Light Machine Gun served elite Marine Parachutists and the Army’s Special Service Force with distinction during some of the toughest fighting of World War II.

ARTV Preview: Firearm Basics, Heritage Barkeep and The PKM General Purpose Machine Gun

This week on American Rifleman Television, we join NRA's Larry Quandahl to go over firearms basics, test the Heritage Mfg. Inc. Barkeep revolver and examine the history of the Russian PKM machine gun.

True Velocity Highlights 'Switch Barrel' Capability Of Its Composite Cartridges

True Velocity, an entrant in the U.S. Army's Next Generation Squad Weapons system trials, highlighted that its composite-cased 6.8 mm cartridge can be employed in current firearms by simply switching out barrels.

FN Awarded $92 Million Contract for M240s and Receivers

FN America was awarded a contract valued at $92 million to produce more M240 machine guns and spare receivers for the U.S. Army, on top of the other contracts it was awarded last year.

I Have This Old Gun: American Lewis Light Machine Gun

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.

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