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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?

Sniping In Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has seen a proliferation of snipers—equipped with a variety of rifles—on both sides. Here, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject of military sniping takes a look at the combatants, along with their arms and ammunition.

The 3-Line Rifle: M1891 Mosin-Nagant

It’s best known as the Mosin-Nagant in the West. They refer to it as a Mosin in Russia, but when adopted by that country’s military, it was officially labeled the 3-Line Rifle.

A 'Gentleman’s' Rifle In The Trenches Of WWI

A single Holland & Holland weaves together a story of the Great War’s trenches, one of the world’s best gunmakers, Britain’s greatest 20th century soldier and the author of Gunga Din.

'0317 Day' Rifle Raffle To Benefit USMC Scout Sniper Association

On March 17, the USMC Scout Sniper Association will hold its 13th annual raffle, with the prize being a clone of the Vietnam-era Winchester Model 70 sniper rifle.

​America’s First Sniper Rifle: The Telescopic-Sighted Krag-Jorgensen

The American Civil War was the first conflict in our nation’s history in which telescopic-sighted rifles were employed in combat to any appreciable extent. These muzzleloading, percussion rifles were fabricated by a number of civilian gunsmiths and gunsmithing firms, primarily for benchrest shooting matches.

Barrett Ships First MK22 Order for Army Precision Sniper Rifle Contract

Barrel Firearms has completed its first shipment of MRAD MK22 MOD 0 rifles for the United States Army Precision Sniper Rifle program.

M1903A4 Development: The U.S. Army’s Search For A Sniper Rifle

Despite the lessons learned during World War I, the U.S. Army lacked a purpose-built sniper rifle throughout the interwar period, even after efforts were made to develop one. The need became more apparent as World War II loomed, leading to the adoption of the M1903A4, with its developmental history explored here.

Sniping In Korea: 1950-1953

When U.S. forces rushed to stop the North Koreans from overrunning South Korea in 1950, there were almost no American snipers. As the battle lines stabilized, that would change, and the war would become ideal for the employment of well-equipped and well-trained snipers.

The French FR F2 Sniper Rifle

Conceived during the Cold War and after thirty years of service, the French are beginning to phase out the FR F2 bolt-action sniper rifle, with the surplus rifles available for sale from Navy Arms.

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