In honor of Independence Day, we thought we'd take a look at the history of one of the most important tools that allowed us to gain our independence – the rifle.
From the muskets used in the American Revolution to more modern weapons like the AK-47, these guns have a lot to do with the freedoms we have today.
The bold revolutionaries who fought for our independence and those protecting those freedoms to this day all had something in common – the reliance on these guns to achieve their goals.
So let's take a look at the rifle and how it has changed and evolved with time and technology.
The Rifles – Musket, Charleville Musket, Springfield Model, Henry Rifle, Winchester Model 1866 Rifle, Winchester Model 1873, Springfield M1903, M1 Garand, StG-44, AK-47, M-14, M-16, Steyr AUG, M-4, and FN SCAR.
The rifle has changed a lot through the years, but what doesn't change is their ability to secure our freedoms and our responsibility to continue this tradition. Enjoy this week of celebration and patriotism and remember what Independence Day really means.
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