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Welcoming a New Field Editor

New Field Editor Martin K.A. Morgan's first column appears in the January 2015 issue.

The FM FAP–Argentina’s Copy of the FN FAL

Perhaps the most iconic rifle of the Cold War (after the AK-47), the FAL was manufactured in a number of West-leaning countries and saw extensive service.

The Gallipoli Gun

A self-firing SMLE? It must be Gallipoli.

The Twilight Years of the Mighty Uzi Submachine Gun

Even in its twilight years, the Uzi was still a force to be reckoned with.

The Webley Mk. V at the Somme

In one of the bloodiest battles of World War I, the Webley Mk. V proved itself in the hands of a hero.

The Heckler & Koch MP5 Submachine Gun

The Heckler & Koch MP5 is one of the most recognizable submachine guns that remains in service worldwide.

The Smith & Wesson Model 1940 Light Rifle

Although many small arms were destined to see action in the hands of Allied soldiers during World War II, not all made the cut.

The Japanese Type 99 Rifle

Destined to bring out the best or the worst in a Soldier, combat also forged reputations for the battle rifles they used. Some were deserved, some were not.

Classics: The French FAMAS Battle Rifle

Long before the SA80, the F2000 or the Tavor, the FAMAS brought the compactness of a bullpup to a major world power’s military.

Classics: Thompson Submachine Gun

The Thompson submachine gun, also known as the “Chicago Typewriter,” had a distinguished military career in addition to its Prohibition-era prominence.

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