The Colt 1895: America’s First Browning Machine Gun
Despite the U.S. Army's initial rejection of the Colt M1895, the "Potato Digger" soldiered on with a fruitful service history around the world.
Rifleman Q&A: 1871 Mauser Munitions
I have an old Mauser M71 and need help understanding what ammunition it is designed to use. I see many different designations published similar to the 11x60 mm R that I believe it is chambered for. Can you help?
The Guns Of The French Resistance
Even after their country fell under Nazi control after France's surrender in 1940, bands of French resistance members continued to fight back using whatever arms they could scrounge or be supplied.
Cartridge Comparison: Old Rounds & Their Modern Counterparts
While some century-old rifle cartridges are still used and popular today, there are modern counterparts that match or best them. Here is a comparisons between five cartridges that are more than 100 years old and their modern counterparts.
Tips & Techniques: Installing A Short-Chambered Barrel Without A Lathe
Installing a short-chambered barrel yourself might be the best financial option for that tired old Remington Model 700. Start by following these simple steps.
NRA Gun Of The Week: Kimber 84M Hunter Pro Desolve Blak
Watch American Rifleman staff on the range this week with a sub-6-lb. hunting rifle from Kimber America.
Rifleman Q&A: 8 mm Mauser 'Exercise' Cartridges
I would very much appreciate it if you could identify the origin and purpose of the cartridges shown in these photos. The bullets appear to be wooden, and all of the cases are primed.
New For 2022: Mauser M18 Savanna
Blaser Group announced the release of the new Mauser M18 Savanna bolt-action rifle to the American market.
Mauser: A Storied Innovator In Small Arms Design
Mauser’s a storied name in firearm lore. Perhaps more than any of its creations, the Model 1898—with its staggered magazine and controlled round feed—permanently cemented the firm in small arms history. It was years ahead of other designs, issued to German troops during World Wars I and II and is made to this today.
Review: Smith Manufacturing FG42 Type I
Germany’s World War II era Fallschirmjägergewehr 42 solved the full-power, machine-rifle puzzle. The Smith Manufacturing Group made replica allows us to explore this fascinating rifle in a semi-auto version.