It seems to me that few World War II-vintage M1 Garand rifles retain their original barrels today, whereas most M1 Carbines of the same era I have seen still have the original barrels?
From the archives of American Rifleman, one NRA member questions the importance of the colorful or black-colored paint-like coating around the cartridge necks and primer pockets of surplus ammunition.
From the American Rifleman archives, NRA member writes Dope Bag noting trouble with sourcing a proper-length bayonet to display with a personal World War II M1 Garand rifle.
During the American Civil War, thousands of muskets came to U.S. shores imported by both the North and South, and some of them were referred to as "Potsdam" muskets.
American Rifleman subscriber writes to Dope Bag questioning whether or not there is terminology crossover from aviation to the shooting sports.
I see ammunition listed all sorts of ways—.22 cal., .223 Rem., .44-40, 32-30, .38-40, 7.62 mm NATO, .30-’06 Gov’t, .25-3000, etc. Can someone please explain rifle ammunition nomenclature. What do the numbers mean?
An American Rifleman reader writes in about an M1917 bayonet produced with plastic grips. Is this right for a World War I-era rifle?
What is the difference between a clip, a stripper clip and a magazine? These terms seem to often be used to describe the same thing.
Could American civilians order ‘03 Springfields from U.S. arsenals or were they for the military only?
I have a Winchester Model 1892 with Serial No. 426XXX, and it is chambered for .25-20 Win.