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The Sacred Church of...

The M1 carbine was the most-produced American military firearm of World War II. In 1938 the Chief of Infantry asked the Ordnance Department to develop a...
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Page-Lewis Model D

Throughout the first half of the 20th Century, it seems virtually every American gunmaker offered at least one “boy’s rifle.”
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The German .30 Luger

When it comes to the absolute embodiment of cool, Germany’s .30 Luger has been at the top of the heap since its adoption.
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The Bronco .22 LR Survival...

These nifty little rifles were first built in Accokeek, Md., in 1967. Those early examples bore neither markings nor serial numbers and sported an MSRP of...
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The Krag M98

As the United States service rifle, the Norwegian-designed Krag-Jorgensen was produced at the Springfield Armory from 1894 to 1904.
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Guns of the ‘Original’...

With those 10 simple words in 1977, an obscure 33-year-old filmmaker named George Lucas legitimately changed the world.
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The Smith and Wesson 2206

Sound suppressors make you a better neighbor, help preserve your hearing, enhance accuracy and look cool.
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The Walther Polizeipistole

1929 was a pivotal year in modern human history. The 1929 stock market crash triggered the Great Depression, fundamentally altering the fabric of life on earth.
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Ruger Old Model Single-Six...

Bill Ruger’s Standard Model pistol (1949) and the Single-Six revolver (1953) pretty much set the rimfire handgun market on its ear.
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Battle-Damaged Weapons

The canteen likely does more to sustain a soldier’s life in combat but a soldier’s individual weapon is his most cherished possession.
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L2A3 Sterling Submachine Gun

In 1982 British and Argentine forces faced off across some of the most desolate terrain on earth.
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M1891 Carcano Rifle

Like cats, people seem to dislike Carcanos for no good reason. Unfortunately, the weapon’s main claim to fame among Americans is forever tied
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Union Switch & Signal 1911A1

“We’re about to find out what 1944 air smelled like,” Thomas Mackie said jokingly as he started turning the key to open our sealed WWII vintage...
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The Walther MPL

In the 1970s West Berlin stood 100 miles inside communist-controlled territory, a tragically flawed testament to post-World War II geopolitical acrimony.
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The G43: WWII’s Runner-Up

“This is quite a gun. Quite a gun. I did a lot of choppin’ in the war with a gun like this.”
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The Model 58 Winchester

My first experience with the rifle was watching my Dad use it on a marauding skunk who’d busted into our pigeon coop in the mid-1950s. I was an awestruck...
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The Czech G24(t) Rifle

There is a curious institutional intimacy associated with the practice of medicine. As a physician I am frequently called upon to get fairly deeply into...
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Number 4 Lee-Enfield Rifle

I’ve never regretted money spent on a military surplus gun. However, the 1945 Canadian No. 4 Mk 1 Lee-Enfield in this story was one of the best deals of...
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The MAS 36

France’s role in the design and development of cutting-edge small arms often gets overlooked, often by those casting a jaundiced eye toward the...
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The M1 Carbine American...

Born and bred in World War II, over six million M1-, M1A1-, M2- and M3-carbines were made in total from 1942 to 1945.
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The British L66A1

In the 1970s Northern Ireland was a tinderbox. The ongoing ethno-nationalist conflagration was called simply “The Troubles,” and it ultimately claimed...
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Swiss Model 1889 Rifle

The Swiss Infanterie Repetier Gewehr M1889 (Infantry Repeating Rifle Model 1889) and its M90 (7.5 x 53.5mm) smokeless powder cartridge were the mountainous...
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The Colt Police Positive...

Ask Colt revolver fans to list as many D-Frame models as they can and chances are the results will include fairly well-known names — many decidedly snaky.
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The HK VP70Z

Each Heckler and Koch VP70 sported a detachable shoulder stock and a radical polymer frame.
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American Tactical Imports...

If you asked AK enthusiasts to rate the varied models of the venerable Galil by their quality of manufacture and shootability, the Israeli Galil, and...
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Browning Auto-5

In addition to the 1911 pistol, Browning designed every major machinegun used by the U.S. armed forces during World War II.
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Johnson Model 1941

When the U.S. military selects a new rifle or pistol, some mighty fine “also-rans” are the inevitable result. Want a relatively recent example?
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Sharps’ .50-70 carbine

If there ever were a name to conjure up strong images of Western battles and big game hunts, it would be the name Sharps.
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Rock Island Armory VRBP-100

Bullpups are a fascinating breed and they’ve charmed shooters and weapons’ engineers for decades. It’s no accident in an era of highly mobile,...
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Ruger PC Carbine Tactical...

When I was growing up, Ruger’s first entry into the long gun market was their unique .44 Magnum Carbine introduced in 1960. It was a head-turner.
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Rolling-Block Thunder

While the American Civil War was raging, the U.S. Navy was already casting about for a metallic cartridge replacement for their cap-and-ball revolvers.
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The RPK Squad

It’s easy to write off the RPK as an uninspired solution to a thorny tactical problem. The action is standard Kalashnikov, the barrel is fixed and the...
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The ‘Other’ Trapdoor:...

Springfield Trapdoors abound at gun shows, gun shops, pawnshops and in private collections. Some are so beat up they surely were in the Indian Wars.
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The Elegant Ross Sporter

You wouldn’t have recognized the elderly, and obviously eccentric, man roaming the wharves and streets of St. Petersburg, FL. Dressed in pajama bottoms,...
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Surplus Vintage & Classic...

If you look closely at the table of contents, you'll undoubtedly notice a theme — a World War I theme to be exact.
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A Sensational Saint

Given their extreme modularity, ARs are the chameleon of the firearms world. They can be configured in scores of different ways to fulfill a variety of...
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