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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.

The Battle of France: Guns of Allied & Axis Troops

Seventy-five years ago, beginning on May 10, 1940, German forces struck against Western Europe, invading Holland, Belgium and France.

Rifleman Q&A: IDing an Unknown Side-By-Side Shotgun

An American Rifleman reader wrote into the magazine, asking for more information on this nearly unmarked side-by-side shotgun. Here's what we learned.

Tonight on American Rifleman TV: Men & Guns of D-Day +75; S&W Bodyguard in .38 Spl.

On June 6, 1944, the greatest armada yet assembled invaded Nazi-occupied France. Our television crew traveled to the actual battlefields, the very places where American, British, Canadian and other Allied troops fought to begin the liberation of Europe.

The Keefe Report: “Remember Those Fellows”—D-Day Plus 74 Years

On this 74th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, we remember the words of Supreme Commander of Allied Expeditionary Forces, General Dwight David Eisenhower, later President of the United States, and a proud Life member of the National Rifle Association.

Handguns of The Great War: Belgium and France

Watch this feature segment on the "Handguns of World War I" from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV.

Infantry Rifles of The Great War: Mausers and Lebels

Watch this feature segment on the "Guns of August" from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV.

Gallery: D-Day +70: The Men and Guns of the Battle for Normandy

As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, we look back at the infantry arms-both well known and forgotten-used on this pivotal "Day of Days" in American history. (Photos courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration/U.S. Army Signal Corps)

Infantry Arms of the Battle of France, May-June 1940

Seventy-five years ago, beginning on May 10, 1940, German forces struck against Western Europe, invading Holland, Belgium and France.

The Home of the “Hairy Ones”

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. From the Oct. 7, 1915, Arms & The Man, is the story of the French infantry—the poilu, the “hairy ones” —as the shelled, bombed, filthy, bearded men fought and died to throw the Germans out of their homeland. How frontline? Try 75 feet from the Germans.

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