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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.

"V" Is For Victory: The Smith & Wesson Victory Model Revolver

Although the M1911A1 was the standard U.S military sidearm during World War II, more than 350,000 S&W Victory Model revolvers were produced, and they accompanied many U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aviators during pivotal battles of the Pacific Theater.

Rifleman Q&A: What Is an M1 Carbine 'Rigger' Pouch?

I recently saw reference to a World War II “rigger” magazine pouch for an M1 carbine. What, exactly, does this refer to?

Guns of Cologne 1945: The American Advance into Germany

In March 1945, tanks and infantry under the command of the 3rd Armored Division took the largest German city captured by the U.S. during WWII: Cologne.

This Old Gun: M1919 Browning Machine Gun

The M1919 Browning was the workhorse machine gun of the U.S. Military during World War II. Learn about the background behind this durable and reliable design.

This Old Gun: Remington Rand M1911A1

In this episode of “I Have This Old Gun,” American Rifleman TV staff examine the intricacies of M1911A1 pistols built by Remington Rand for World War II.

The Keefe Report: The M1 Garand's Legacy

From its introduction, American Rifleman has covered the M1 Garand from many angles. Editor-in-Chief Mark Keefe discusses the legacy of this iconic battle rifle.

Guns of Remagen Bridge: The Fight for the Rhine

An overview of the guns and the men attached to the U.S. 9th Armored Division that took the Ludendorff bridge at Remagen in March, 1945.

Building a Modernized M1 Garand

The M1 Garand is one of the iconic battle rifles of the 20th century, but with some modification, could it be a great general-purpose rifle for the 21st? Here's our attempt to modernize the M1 Garand.

U.S. Mint Commemorates WWII Anniversary with a 'V75' Privy Mark

The U.S. Mint is recognizing the 75th anniversary of WWII with an obverse privy mark on its quarters in 2020.

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