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The Story Behind the M-1 Garand Rifle and the story of John C. Garand

Guest Author

This article was provided by OldMagazineArticles.com From The American Legion Magazine, 1939 SHARP CRACKS of a RIFLE “THE sharp crack of a rifle rang out,…

Leonardo’s War Machines – We Ask If The Italian Genius Deliberately Sabotaged His Own Designs

Born in the Tuscan town of Vinci on the 15th of April, 1452, Leonardo  Da Vinci is perhaps best known as the painter of the…

Unique Guns of Battlefield 1 – The History behind the Game

While WWI did not consist of soldiers running about with 900 round-per-minute submachine guns, the guns of the video game Battlefield 1 did exist in…

Saddam’s Secret Super Gun – Project Babylon

Project Babylon was an Iraqi code name for the construction of a supergun, commissioned by Sadam Hussein in 1988. The engineer in charge of the…

The Handgun Collector – Luger and Walther P.38 Handguns – Classics of WW2

War History Online presents this Guest Article by Tom Whiteman, long-time Luger and Walther collector and owner of Legacy Collectibles.  Effective Military Weapons The Luger and Walther…

10 Biggest Nuclear Explosions In Military History

Jinny McCormick

Most of us have seen footage or photographs of the explosions at Nagasaki and Hiroshima: the mushroom cloud, the radius, the devastation. Those, however, were…

Forgotten Weapons: The RSC M1917 in World War One – France’s Semi-Automatic Rifle (Watch)

As tensions rose throughout Europe, many nations were racing to develop the weaponry they believed would be needed in the event of a major conflict.…

Five Facts – The Deadly Snipers of the First World War

When the First World War broke out in August 1914, few could have imagined the monumental events that were to come. The conflict changed the…

The Original Assault Rifle – Firing An Original Iconic Sturmgewehr 44 In Texas (Watch)

Often credited as the catalyst for the entire weapons class known the assault rifle, the STG 44 was one of the first compact guns to…

Civil War Showdown: The Henry Rifle vs The Spencer Rifle (Watch)

During the American Civil War, lasting from 1861 to 1865, the Henry rifle and the Spencer rifle saw considerable use on the battlefield. Members of…

A Classic World War One Weapon: The Vickers Machine Gun – In Action (Watch)

Malcolm Higgins

A mainstay of the British army, the Vickers machine gun is a classic First World War weapon. The design actually built on a previous gun,…

Shooting Classic Firearms: The History of the German Luger (Watch)

Malcolm Higgins

A classic 20th Century firearm, the Luger was among the first semi-automatic pistols ever produced. It was originally designed in 1898 by Georg J. Luger,…