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.
The 3-Line Rifle: M1891 Mosin-Nagant
It’s best known as the Mosin-Nagant in the West. They refer to it as a Mosin in Russia, but when adopted by that country’s military, it was officially labeled the 3-Line Rifle.
Valuable Service: The U.S. Model Of 1917 Revolvers
Swept into World War I in April 1917, the U.S. military desperately needed .45 ACP handguns. Both Colt and Smith & Wesson had existing revolver designs adopted as the Model of 1917, and they would go on to serve again during World War II.
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.
"Over There:" U.S. Marines At Belleau Wood
Watch this American Rifleman TV segment "Over There: Part Three" to learn about the United States Marine Corps and its guns at the Battle of Belleau Wood during World War I.
'Crack Marksmen': Canada's Aboriginal Snipers in WWI
Among the top snipers in the trenches of France and Flanders during World War I were Chippewa, Cree, Blackfeet, Mohawk, Iroquois and Inuit men who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
'Cold Steel': American Trench Knives of WWI
During WWI, American troops entered France without a dedicated fighting knife. That was soon remedied by the development of several trench knives designed for trench warfare.
Classic Guns: Webley Mk V Revolver
Webley provided revolvers for the British military for close to 30 years. Today, the Webley Mk V that hasn’t been rechambered for .45 ACP is the most collectible.
Video—I Have This Old Gun: Webley MK VI
Join some noted firearm historians investigating the history of the Webley MK VI.
Book Review—Handbook of Machine Gun Support Equipment and Accessories 1895 – 1945
This massive tome is a full-color catalog of everything you never knew you needed for the favorite Class III gun in your life.