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Browning Automatic Rifle

John M. Browning filed a partent for the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) on 1 August, 1917 and the rifle was in combat by 1918. The original Browning Automatic Rifle could fire 550 rounds of .30-06 ammunition a minute. The Browning Automatic Rifle was used by the U.S. military through WWII and the Korean conflict. A few Browning Automatic Rifles even ...

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Rifles

Every American should own and be able to operate at least one rifle. The rifle should be .223 caliber or larger, and should preferably be an autoloader. More than being your right as an American, this is your duty as an American. After this one rifle, you are free to purchase and collect many of the wonderful rifles available to ...

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Marlin Rifles

Marlin Rifles is famous for its lever action rifles and for its .22 rimfire rifles. Perhaps the most popular Marlin rifle is the Marlin 336 lever-action rifle. Articles on Marlin Rifles The Marlin 1894CL .32-20: a fun little gun in a fun little chambering This modern version of the old 1894 has a 22″ barrel and a short magazine tube ...

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Winchester Model 70

Articles on the Winchester Model 70 Third Time is The Charm: The Winchester Model 70 This legendary rifle has been produced in three distinct versions, and its current incarnation may just be the best yet. Winchester Model 70 Manuals Model 70 Books on the Winchester Model 70 Winchester Model 70 Assembly, Disassembly Manual Ideal workshop reference for stripping & assembly ...

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The AK-47 Rifle

by Richard Davis Graphics are provided courtesy of the Davis Family Archives World War II was a time of unrivaled innovation, one of the many innovations was the assault rifle, in the modern context. Two of the most daunting problems German arms designed faced were the solution to the mass infantry attacks from the Soviets and the second was the ...

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Ruger Mini-30

The Ruger Mini-30 autoloading rifle is a close relative to the Ruger Mini-14. The Mini-30 rifle uses the 7.62×39 cartridge, while the Mini-14 is chambered in the 5.56mm (.223) caliber. The Ruger Mini-30 rifle is gas operated and box magazine fed. The Mini-30 is simple, reliable, and consists of a relatively few rugged components. The mechanism employs the Ruger fixed ...

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M14

The M14 7.62mm rifle is a magazine-fed, gas operated shoulder weapon, designed primarily for semi-automatic fire. It was the standard U.S. military service rifle until it was replaced in the late-1960s by the 5.56mm M16A1 rifle. M14 Specifications Length 44.14 inches (112.12 centimeters) Length of Barrel 22 inches (55.88 centimeters) Weight (empty magazine) 8.7 pounds (3.95 kilograms) Weight (full magazine ...

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Ruger Rifles

Popular Ruger rifles include: Ruger Mini-14 Ruger Mini-30 Articles on Ruger Rifles Ruger’s Buffalo Rifle: It ain’t no Sharps, but it Shoots Like One The Ruger No. 1 in .458 Lott will do anything the .45-110 Sharps will do and much more, plus both the Ruger No. 1 and Lott brass are a lot less expensive and a lot more ...

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M1 Garand Rifle

by Richard Davis This rifle arrived just in time for widespread use in World War II, and played a large role winning victory after victory on the battlefield. The Garand rifle remained in service with US forces until about 1957, and remained in the hearts of GI’s and others eternally. The Garand rifle is one of the few vestiges of ...

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Marlin 336

The Marlin 336 was introduced in 1948 as an upgrade to the Marlin 36. The Marlin 336 improved on the earlier model 36 by using a chrome-plated round bolt for added strength, improving the extractor design, adopting the two-piece firing pin from Marlin’s model 93, and swapping out the flat mainspring for a coil mainspring. Articles on the Marlin 336 ...

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