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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.

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.

Rifleman Q&A: G.I. M1911 Production

From the archives of American Rifleman, learn about the history and production of the most widely used U.S. military handgun of the Second World War.

Book Preview: USAAF Aircraft Weapons Of WWII

Spanning 160 pages with more than 300 images, Tom Laemlein’s USAAF Aircraft Weapons Of WWII is one of the richest collections of original period photos published to date, giving readers a unique window into a crucial element of World War II.

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.

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