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A Look Back at the M14 Rifle

A Look Back at the M14 Rifle

As World War II was winding down, armorers and inventors took a look at what...
I Have This Old Gun: Colt Model 1855 Revolving Carbine

I Have This Old Gun: Colt Model 1855 Revolving Carbine

Although we think of Colt percussion revolvers as being an open-top design, there was one...
Special Presentation: NRA, American Rifleman and the M1 Garand Rifle

Special Presentation: NRA, American Rifleman and the M1 Garand Rifle

This presentation addresses the biggest rift between the NRA and the Army Ordnance Department.
Special Presentation: Sniping in World War II

Special Presentation: Sniping in World War II

In this presentation, Major Plaster will discuss and show imagery of the snipers, their tactics...
Special Presentation: The Long Shadow of John Garand

Special Presentation: The Long Shadow of John Garand

This presentation with Martin K.A. Morgan describes the other users of the M1 rifle, the...
American Rifleman Special Presentations Set For Dallas

American Rifleman Special Presentations Set For Dallas

At the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Dallas, American Rifleman will host six Special...
The Cavalry’s Last Charge: The 1921 M1903 Prototype Carbine

The Cavalry’s Last Charge: The 1921 M1903 Prototype Carbine

Even though the last cavalry carbine of the U.S. Army was the M1899 Krag-Jorgensen, the...
Sniping From Below: Periscope Rifles in World War I

Sniping From Below: Periscope Rifles in World War I

World War I saw the widespread introduction of many, what we would call, “modern” arms,...
American Ingenuity on Display: The VMI Firearms Collection

American Ingenuity on Display: The VMI Firearms Collection

Virginia Military Institute's collection of early American repeating firearms, Civil War weapons and U.S. martial...
Hornady Saves the .30-40 Krag

Hornady Saves the .30-40 Krag

Hornady makes practice of reaching back and “rescuing” great old cartridges that have been out...
I Have This Old Gun: Valmet Model 76

I Have This Old Gun: Valmet Model 76

Many consider them to be the Cadillacs of Kalashnikovs. The Valmet line of AK-type rifles...
The Model 1940 Light Rifle: Smith & Wesson's Beautifully Made Failure

The Model 1940 Light Rifle: Smith & Wesson's Beautifully Made Failure

The Light Rifle was designed following a request from the British in mid-1939. The resulting...
A Look Back at the SKS-45 Rifle

A Look Back at the SKS-45 Rifle

The SKS-45 rifle will never win any beauty contests, nor will it be the basis...
The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 6: Soviet Sniping, 1939-1945

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...
In Memoriam: Harry Selby, Hunter And Rifleman, Dies at 92

In Memoriam: Harry Selby, Hunter And Rifleman, Dies at 92

The author reflects on the life of his mentor, boss, confidant and friend.
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