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.
The M1903A1/Unertl USMC Sniper Rifle
Adopted by the Marines after Pearl Harbor, the combination of the M1903A1 Springfield with a Unertl riflescope was arguably the finest sniper rifle of World War II.
America's Snipers in The Great War
A century ago, American snipers fought in both the trenches of France and in the open warfare that followed cracking the German lines. The courage, sacrifice and marksmanship of trained American snipers made a difference on the battlefield.
The Allies Strike Back: The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 5
Without a suitable sniping rifle, and with no training organization in place, the Allies struggled against German snipers early during the Great War. That changed—and then the Americans arrived.
Guns On The Border: The 1916 'Punitive Expedition' To Mexico
In 1916, Mexican bandits were a clear and present danger to the citizens of the United States, and the "Punitive Expedition" proved to be an important test of arms.
Doughboy Sniper Rifles Of World War I
The ’03 Springfield, fitted with telescopic sights and fired by American soldiers and Marines, was the scourge of “No Man’s Land” during World War I.