Author Archives: Jim Thompson

??) The author’s 1943 M1, about 1986, by which time the barrel had been replaced, displayed and photographed here with vintage ammo and U.S.M.C. militaria, on a World War II vintage camouflaged shelter half.

The Ever Popular and Collectable M1 Garand

Touted as the greatest battle rifle ever, the M1 Garand's is one of America's most storied firearms. The M1's rich history continues to grow today, as this rifle remains a popular option among collectors and competitors.

German Mauser Model 98

Mauser: The Most Important Rifle

With the closest estimate of production hovering between 91 million and 125 million, and having been manufactured for the military of twenty or more countries, it's hard to imagine a rifle more important than the Mauser Model 98.

The CZ-75 and Its Early Clones

Some have said the CZ-75 is the perfect tactical or concealed carry handgun. After you read this article from the 1997 Gun Digest annual book, you might just agree.