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Understanding Shotgun Barrels: Breech To Muzzle

Most of us take the inside of our shotgun barrels for granted. That may be because shotgun barrels today are better than they have ever been. Here’s why.

Rifleman Q&A: Finding A USMC Model 1941 Johnson Rifle

Melvin Johnson believed Garand's mainstream design to be flawed and reasoned that a handier gun might appeal to the Dutch. His unique M1941 rifle went on to inspire the likes of Eugene stoner, among others, yet garnered very little U.S. military acceptance at the time.

Rifleman Q&A: CMP M1903A3 Sling Modifications?

Before government-issued firearms returned to U.S. shores, ultimately making their way to the Civilian Marksmanship Program, featured various modifications, and our latest "Questions & Answers" covers M1903A3 sling-swivel modifications.

Rifleman Q&A: Number Of Turns To Focus A Scope?

From the archives of American Rifleman, read about ocular-ring adjustments on riflescopes from the July 2004 magazine.

Review: Smith & Wesson SW99

Two of the world’s best handgun makers―one from the “Old” and one from the “New”―have partnered to make one of the best semi-autos of all time: the SW99.

Rifleman Q&A: An Auger Gun In The Civil War?

From the archives of American Rifleman, read about Wilson Ager's "Coffee Mill Gun" from the June 2004 magazine.

Rifleman Q&A: Curious Semi-Automatic Mauser?

A reader writes American Rifleman regarding a curious 8 mm Mauser similar in design to the M1 Garand that appears well-made.

An Enfield Destroyed: The Impact of British Gun Laws

Our author saw the destruction of one veteran's Lee-Enfield No. 4 (T) sniper rifle, a victim of Great Britain's inane gun laws.

A Marine and His M1903: USMC Model 1903 Rifles

In this article, we take a look at some of the history and distinguishing features found on Marine Corps Model 1903 rifles, along with one Marine's connection with a specific rifle.

The .500 S&W Magnum: Most Powerful Handgun Round In The World

In 2002, Smith & Wesson developed the .500 S&W Magnum, the most powerful handgun round in the world. Here's how it was done.

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