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Claim a Historical SMLE Rifle and Support NRA-ILA

Century Arms and Bud’s Gun Shop have teamed up to offer a limited number of authentic Short Magazine Enfield Number 1 Mark III rifles (SMLE) to support the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA).

Classic Guns: The 1891 Mosin-Nagant

The 1891 Mosin Nagant rifle is synonymous with “Mother Russia” and is intimately familiar to all military-surplus enthusiasts.

The Benét-Mercié Story: A French Machine Gun in the U.S. Military

What kind of lessons did the French-produced Benét-Mercié teach the U.S. military? Check out the story of this early military arm here.

Classic Guns: The Model 1886 Lebel

Did you know the first smokeless-powder, repeating military arm was fielded by France in the late 19th century? Check out the story behind the Model 1886 Lebel rifle.

The M1917 Enfield: America's WWI Workhorse

Where the rubber meets the road, function matters a lot more than form. The M1917 Enfield rifle excelled at function when it counted in America's entry into WW!.

Classic Guns: Winchester Model 1897 'Trench Gun'

Imagine a firearm so powerful that it was protested as a violation of war conventions. In reality, it was a pump-action Winchester shotgun: the Model 1897 "Trench Gun."

Classic Guns: Lt. Donald Simpson Bell's Webley Mk V Revolver

In one of the bloodiest battles of World War I, the Webley Mk V proved itself in the hands of 2nd Lt. Donald Simpson Bell as he charged across the Somme battlefield.

WWI Battle Rifle: The Upgraded Mauser Gewehr 98 of 1918

The Mauser Gewehr 98 is a rifle that would become the progenitor of an entire species figured prominently in many campaigns during the First World War, and the rifle evolved greatly by 1918.

Deciphering and Disassembling a WWI Handgun in .32 ACP

I recently inherited a family heirloom , a handgun that was carried by my great grandfather during World War I. It was made in Spain and appears to be chambered in .32 ACP. Can I use 7.65 Browning ammo in it?

The 1891 Mosin-Nagant: Russia's Bolt-Action Battle Rifle

The 1891 Mosin Nagant rifle is synonymous with “Mother Russia” and is intimately familiar to all military-surplus enthusiasts.

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