This one's a little outside our usual ballpark, but we couldn't resist. At the 144th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Nashville, American Rifleman's Mark Keefe had a chance to get his hands on General George S. Patton's M1 Garand, which was made for him in 1944 and will appear on the next season of Gun Gurus on Outdoor Channel. As unique a piece of American history as you're like to find, the rifle's a beauty—and we can't wait to hear the rest of its story.
Mossberg announced its new Patriot bolt-action rifle at SHOT Show 2015, and the positive response was immediate. Our friends at American Rifleman have further honored the Patriot in naming it an NRA Gun of the Week. You can get a closer look at the new release in the video embedded above.
Winchester's Model 24 double-barrel shotgun was introduced in 1939, just prior to the U.S. entering World War II, when most minds were not on sporting guns. Only about 116,000 of them were manufactured before it was discontinued from the Winchester catalog in the late 1950s.
Just a few years before the United States entered the second global war, the U.S. service rifle changed from the bolt-action M1903 Springfield, to the gas-piston-operated semi-automatic M1 Garand.