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Communist Small Arms Of The Korean War

Throughout the Korean War, Communist North Korean and Chinese forces used a variety of small arms from different sources to arm their soldiers. Here we explore some of these Communist-used firearms.

ARTV Preview: NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling, Hornady 6 mm ARC and the Soviet DP-28

On this week's episode of American Rifleman TV, NRA's Larry Quandahl walks us through the NRA rules for safe gun handling. We'll also take a look at the Hornady 6 mm ARC and the Degtyaryov DP-28 light machine gun.

The War to End All Wars That Wouldn’t End: The Polish-Soviet Conflict of 1920

In the chaos following the Armistice ending World War I, Soviet Communist armies moved west, threatening all of Europe.

Video—I Have This Old Gun: Russian PPSh 43 Submachine Gun

The lesser-known cousin of the famous PPSh 41, the stamped-steel, 7.62x25 mm-chambered PPSh 43 submachine gun was the real hero of WWII for many Soviet troops.

A Look Back at the Mosin-Nagant 91/30

One of the hardest working rifles in history, the Mosin-Nagant is like a lot of Russian firearms: somewhat crude in design, but very well made—and very dependable.

A Look Back at the SKS-45 Rifle

The SKS-45 rifle will never win any beauty contests, nor will it be the basis for a fine sporting rifle. But it represents a seminal moment in firearms design whereby function leads form.

The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 6: Soviet Sniping, 1939-1945

After the Great War, Soviet Russia sought to upgrade its military capability—especially when it came to sniping rifles. The result was the scope-sighted, bolt-action Mosin-Nagant, used with deadly effect against the Nazis on the Eastern Front.

Video: Soviet SVT-40 Rifle

Watch this "I Have This Old Gun" segment on the Soviet SVT-40 Rifle from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV.

Video—Red Army Icon: Soviet PPsh-41 Submachine Gun

From American Rifleman TV's "I Have This Old Gun," check out this video of one of the most iconic firearms of World War II.

So, What's Up With 7.62x39 mm in AR Rifles?

Read more for explanations as to why we are seeing more and more contemporary AR-style rifles chambered for the Soviet M43 cartridge.

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