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Enduring Legend: Evolution of the Lever-Action Rifle

The lever-action rifle dates back to the early 17th Century Europe, but Americans have perfected the design the past century and a half.
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Evolution Of The American Sniper Rifle

The American sniper rifle has taken many forms, but its objective has remained the same—one shot, one kill.
A WWI-period Mauser 9mm in military trim. From the Herman Gunter IV collection.

Why The Mauser C96 “Broomhandle” Still Looms Large

The landmark Mauser C96 design changed things in a dimension far beyond the world of the pistol and still looms large in the mind today.
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5 Best AR-10 Options You Can Actually Afford

The AR-10 is many things, cheap isn't usually one of them. But we dig up the best AR-10 choices that won't put you in the poorhouse.
An almost identical comparison is the 9mm Russian-made Makarov at top, with a Bulgarian-licensed copy at bottom. This particular Russian example is one of those that mistakenly entered the United States with import marks of “Germany.” Actual legal Russian importing lasted but a few years.

The Makarov And Other 9x18mm Pistols

A cloak-and-dagger icon from the Cold War, the Makarov 9x18mm still delights collectors today ... if they can get their hands on one.
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Top 10 Most American Guns Of All Time

Here are the top 10 American guns that changed design and world history.
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Springfield Armory M1A: The M14 Soldiers On

The short service life of the M14 should have made it a military footnote, the design remains as popular as ever thanks to the Springfield Armory M1A.
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World War I Weapons: Allied Rifles

A conflict fuel by old tactics and new weapons, the "Great War" was brutality incarnate. Here are the rifles that helped the Allies win World War I.
The commercial Plainfield, above, is shown with a 30-round magazine. The WWII Inland, below, is shown with ammunition and accessories.

Accurizing The Venerable M1 Carbine

Often dismal as issued, there are a host of options to accurized the M1 Carbine and get the little rifle to sing.
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Greatest Springfield Armory Imports

Back in the 1980s, Springfield Armory gave Americans access to some of the best guns the world had to offer. Here are four of the greatest.
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What You Need To Know About The Survival Gun

Survival gun is a vague term no matter how you cut it. We help you hash it out with guidelines for each style of gun and looks at some of the top makes and models.
Despite the FN 509 Compact’s small size, this pistol shoots like a much larger gun. Also, if you didn’t know better, you might mistake the fantastic slide serrations for a high-end aftermarket milling job.

FN 509 Compact: Living Up To Family Standards

The FN 509 Compact is the newest addition to the popular striker-fired pistol line, but not the least ... well, in everything except size.
The M1 Garand clip is an 8-round stamped steel part.

M1 Garand Clip: Loading Basics and Troubleshooting Tips

Nothing can cause the new Garand shooter more headaches than an intractable M1 Garand clip. Here’s how to load it and troubleshoot it.
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Browning Automatic Rifle: The Gun That Changed the Infantry

THE U.S. ARMY'S Browning Automatic Rifle, always known as the BAR, was one of the great infantry weapons of its day. And it's still a great rifle today.
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Leatherwood ART Scope Review: Best Budget Long Range Scope? (2020)

The Leatherwood ART scope allows you to frame, aim and shoot — to 1,000 meters and beyond. Is the ART M1000 Pro the simplest sniper scope ever devised?
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Sig Sauer Offers Up Military Surplus M17 Pistols

If you love military surplus, you won't want to miss these mil-surp M17 pistols Sig Sauer is releasing in the market.
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