The Boys rifle saw service with U.S. Marine Raiders during the Makin Island Raid of Aug. 17 and 18, 1942. “Carlson’s Raiders” used their Boys rifles to dispatch two Japanese float planes. It was likely an unenviable task to lug the massive bolt-action through the jungle.
On March 17, the USMC Scout Sniper Association will hold its 13th annual raffle, with the prize being a clone of the Vietnam-era Winchester Model 70 sniper 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.
Henry Repeating Arms and Brownells have partnered together to honor a World War II Marine, Harold "Pie" Keller, who helped raised the American flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
The Honored American Veterans Afield non-profit held a four day training event in Bandera, Tex. in October, overcoming the difficulties that COVID-19 has placed on the community.