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Valuable Service: The U.S. Model of 1917 Revolvers

Swept into World War I in April 1917, the U.S. military desperately needed .45 ACP handguns. Both Colt and Smith & Wesson had existing revolver designs adopted as the Model of 1917, and they would go on to serve again during World War II.

The 1886/93 Lebel: France's Great War Masterpiece

This innovative 8 mm bolt-action repeater, which performed extraordinary service during World War I, was also one of the most important military arms in history.

"Over There:" U.S. Marines At Belleau Wood

Watch this American Rifleman TV segment "Over There: Part Three" to learn about the United States Marine Corps and its guns at the Battle of Belleau Wood during World War I.

'Crack Marksmen': Canada's Aboriginal Snipers in WWI

Among the top snipers in the trenches of France and Flanders during World War I were Chippewa, Cree, Blackfeet, Mohawk, Iroquois and Inuit men who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

'Cold Steel': American Trench Knives of WWI

During WWI, American troops entered France without a dedicated fighting knife. That was soon remedied by the development of several trench knives designed for trench warfare.

Classic Guns: Webley Mk V Revolver

Webley provided revolvers for the British military for close to 30 years. Today, the Webley Mk V that hasn’t been rechambered for .45 ACP is the most collectible.

Video—I Have This Old Gun: Webley MK VI

Join some noted firearm historians investigating the history of the Webley MK VI.

Book Review—Handbook of Machine Gun Support Equipment and Accessories 1895 – 1945

This massive tome is a full-color catalog of everything you never knew you needed for the favorite Class III gun in your life.

Tested: Mossberg Retrograde 590A1 12-ga. Shotgun

This modern tactical shotgun is dressed up with the features of a World War I-era combat pump-action.

Lt. Col. “Sherm” Mills—Last Man Standing at the U.S. Springfield Arsenal

For the first time ever, we learn how retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mills, decorated Vietnam veteran, found himself with orders to close the doors on this iconic institution.

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