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Indeed, throughout its development, the rifle's history has been marked by increases in range and accuracy. From the Minié rifle and beyond, the rifle has become ever more potent at long range strikes. In recent decades, large-caliber anti-materiel rifles, typically firing between 12.7 mm and 20 mm caliber cartridges, have been developed.


History of the Rifle Barrel. The most distinct feature that makes a rifle is the way its barrel works. Helical grooves are formed in the barrel, which impart a spin to a projectile along its axis. Machining or forging created these grooves.


The Modernization of the Muzzleloaded Rifle The muzzleloading rifle is the oldest firearm on earth. It has been around since the start of the 17th century, yet the past 25 years have witnessed a ...


History. The Rifles was created as a result of the Future Army Structure.Under the original announcement, the Light Division would have remained essentially unchanged, with the exception of the Light Infantry gaining a new battalion through the amalgamation of two other regiments, and both gaining a reserve battalion from within the Territorial Army (TA) as it was then called.


Rifle History. Around the beginning of this millennium, the Chinese invented a mixture of chemicals loosely known as "gunpowder." Gunpowder has proven itself to be one of the most, if not the most ...


A Brief History of U.S. Military Rifles. Take a quick tour through the various rifles fielded by U.S. servicemembers, from the American Revolution to today.


Remington, America’s oldest gunmaker, has an enviable history with rifles. Some of the most unique models are the Remington pump-action rifles that span several decades of American firearms lore. How the Remington pump-action rifle evolved: Model 14 designed in 1912 by John Pederson. Chambered in .25, .30, .32 and .35 Remington.


The First Baker Rifle* was issued in [The Infantry Rifle, hereafter known by its modern name “Baker Rifle”, was the first standard-issue, British-made rifle accepted by the British armed forces. Previously, rifles had been issued on a limited basis and consisted of parts made to no precise pattern, often brought in from Germany.


Historical timeline of the development of modern weapons starting at 1364 with the first recorded use of a firearm and ending in 1892 with the introduction of automatic handguns. 1364 - First ...


Seen in the hands of countless cowboys and Indians in countless Westerns, the Winchester rifle is often hailed as one of the guns that "won the West." There's a lot more to the story than that ...