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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.

Walther Arms: Beyond A Century In Business

Carl Walther established gunmaking legend Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen—better known today as simply Walther—in 1886. The small factory was located in Zella-Mehlis, Germany, and specialized in producing target and hunting rifles.

Rifleman Q&A: 19th-Century German Revolver?

From the American Rifleman archives, NRA member writes Dope Bag for information about a German-made wheelgun that appears to be chambered for the .44 S&W Russian cartridge.

Rifleman Q&A: Roos Underhammer Muzzleloader

From the archives of American Rifleman, read about a German-made, upside-down built, small-bore muzzleloader.

Preview: 'The Schmeisser Myth'

Martin Helebrant’s treatise, The Schmeisser Myth, is packed with in-depth technical information that expounds upon the M38 and MP40 submachine gun’s tale in great detail.

Review: Blaser R8 .22 Long Rifle Conversion Kit

Blaser has upped the ante with its R8 straight-pull rifle by engineering a .22 Long Rifle conversion kit that includes

Heckler & Koch: The Gray Room, Part I

American Rifleman’s Joe Kurtenbach gets an inside look of the “mystical” Gray Room at Heckler & Koch’s U.S. Headquarters in Ashburn, VA.

The German MG42: Was Its Bark Worse Than Its Bite?

In the middle of WWII, the U.S. Army posted War Department Film Bulletin No. 81, which claimed that the bark of the MG42 was worse than its bite. We're not buying it.

Video: H&K VP9 9 mm Luger Pistol Review

Watch this "Rifleman Review" segment from a recent episode of American Rifleman Television for a review of the H&K VP9 9 mm Luger pistol.

Video: H&K MP5

Watch this "I Have This Old Gun" segment from a past episode of American Rifleman TV to learn more about the Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine gun.

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