Presentations To Feature “Guns Of The Pacific War” And “Sniping In The Great War” While we commemorated the 70th anniversary of the “Battle of the Bulge,” earlier this year, at the 144th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Nashville, we will turn our attention to “The Men & Guns of the Pacific War.”
Seventy years ago this month, the "Battle of the Bulge"-Hitler's last attempt to throw back the Allies-was being bitterly fought in the towns, forests and countryside of Belgium and Luxembourg, and, remarkably, many of the guns used in the battle still remain.
Though it didn’t produce lasting success, the Hotchkiss Portative Model 1914 MK1 is the firearm that brought the American military into the 20th century in terms of a portable, light machine gun.
When the U.S. became involved in the Korean War, the M1 Garand went back into mass production. The "Korean Garand," as it is sometimes referred, had undergone improvements since its World War II days, and once again proved why Gen. George S. Patton called the Garand "the finest battle implement ever devised."