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: Mauser Tank Gewehr

Designed to penetrate the armor of the earliest tanks on the battlefields of World War One, the Mauser Tank Gewehr is the grand-daddy of every anti-tank rifle since.

Classic Guns: The Bodeo Revolver

Known by those who carried it as Coscia d’agnello (“leg of lamb”), the Bodeo revolver served Italian forces for decades.

Fightin' Iron: The USMC & The Postal Service

There was a time when U.S. Marines were tasked with more than winning battles. Here's one little-known element of Corps history, and it involves mail delivery.

Fightin' Iron: Style & Function in Early Semi-Auto Pistols

When it comes to combat, guns need only go bang and hit their mark; aesthetics aren’t part of the equation.

Classic Guns: The 1891 Carcano

Italy’s main battle rifle during World War I was— despite rumors to the contrary—exceedingly competent. Here's some background on the Model 1891 Carcano rifle.

1911 Gunfight: Frank Luke's Last Stand

During its major-combat debut in the First World War, the 1911 was used by fighter ace Frank Luke during his last stand in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.

U.S. Rifles of WWI: The M1903 and M1917

America’s bolt-action infantry rifles came from two main camps, but both the M1903 Springfield and the M1917 Enfield were sturdy, stout options to fight the Kaiser’s forces.

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?

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