Semiauto Rifles

M1D Sniper Garand

September 22, 2016 Ian McCollum 21

The M1D was the final adopted form of John Garands sniper M1 rifle, originally the M1E8. It was intended to be a kit issued in the field to add optical sights to any rifle deemed […]

Semiauto Rifles

MC-1952 Marine Corps Sniper Garand

September 20, 2016 Ian McCollum 9

The MC-1952 was a variation on the M1C Garand sniper rifle, adopted by the US Marine Corps in 1952. The Marines were not satisfied with the low magnification of the Lyman scopes on the Army […]

Gunsmithing

M1C Sniper Garand

September 18, 2016 Ian McCollum 17

The M1C was an M1 Garand with a telescopic sight, using a mounting system developed by the Griffin & Howe company of New York. It utilized a rail pinned and screwed to the left side […]

Bolt Action Rifles

US World War Two Sniper Springfields

September 16, 2016 Ian McCollum 14

The primary sniper rifle used by the United States in World War II was the M1903A4 Springfield, a version of the exisiting 1903A3 with the iron sights removed and replaced with a Weaver 330C scope […]

Bolt Action Rifles

US World War One Sniper Rifles

September 14, 2016 Ian McCollum 20

The United States had two primary types of sniper rifles during World War One, although both were based on the M1903 Springfield rifle. The most common optic used was the Warner & Swasey “Telescopic Musket […]

Bolt Action Rifles

RIA: CheyTec M200 Intervention

August 18, 2016 Ian McCollum 39

The CheyTac M200 Intervention is a massive precision rifle chambered for the .408 CheyTac cartridge (although it can also be had in .375 CheyTac). It uses an action made by EDM Arms, and is capable […]

US troops in the Pacific Theater with 1903 Springfields and a 1919A4 machine gun
Bolt Action Rifles

Vintage Saturday: Combined Arms

January 23, 2016 Ian McCollum 34

I have seen this image described as being from both Burma and Okinawa – not sure myself which (if either) is correct. The array of armament present is interesting, though – a 1903A3, a 1903A4 […]

Springfield 1903 sniper w/ Warner & Swasey M1913 scope
Bolt Action Rifles

Vintage Saturday: Sniper

December 5, 2015 Ian McCollum 54

Springfield 1903 sniper w/ Warner & Swasey M1913 scope, photo taken in 1918. Note the camouflage pain on the stock, and the distinctive cruciform grasping knob on the range adjustment of the scope.