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From 'Poor Invention' To America’s Best: The M1903 Service Rifle

Not until the .30-’06 Sprg. cartridge breathed new life into the sputtering ’03 Springfield was the rifle ready to become a battlefield legend. The .30-’06 chambering and other changes combined to make the ’03 America’s greatest military bolt-action.

Rifleman Q&A: Legitimate Markings?

NRA member writes American Rifleman questioning the “MODEL 03-AX4” marking on the receiver of a U.S. Rifle Model 1903A4.

The M1 Garand: History & Disassembly

Learn about the iconic M1 Garand, also known as the "U.S. Rifle, Cal. 30, M1," and learn how to disassemble yours for cleaning and maintenance.

A Flyboy’s Rifle: The Air Service ’03

Of all the many variants of the Model 1903 Springfield, one of the rarest—and most misunderstood—is the Air Service ’03, a rifle whose purpose remains a mystery even today.

'Gas-Trap' Garand: The First M1 Rifle Design

The rifle that became the “greatest battle implement ever devised” during World War II was not flawless as adopted in 1936. Ever heard of a “gas trap” Garand?

Book Review—M1 Garand Photo Essay

The gun that Gen. George Patton called “the greatest battle implement ever devised.”

The U.S. Model Of 1917 Rifle

When America entered the Great War, there was a dire shortage of rifles for the Doughboys headed “over there.” The solution was found in three American factories and what is now known as the “U.S. Enfield.”

Days of Infamy—The M1 Garand's Baptism By Fire

Nearly three-quarters of a century ago, the “U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1,” was first used in combat in defense of the Philippines. Although the American and Filipino troops—the “Battling Bastards of Bataan”—were defeated, the M1 performed well. And, like MacArthur, the Garand would return.

The M14 Rifle: John Garand’s Final Legacy

The resemblance of the M14 to the M1 Garand rifle is unmistakable and, love it or loathe it, John Garand’s final legacy was the “U.S. Rifle, 7.62 mm, M14.”

Keefe Report: U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30 M1

The “U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30 M1,” continues to fascinate and captivate new generations of Americans.

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