The M-14 Rifle Won't Quit After Sixty Years
The National Interest -

Matthew Moss


It was the U.S. Army's last battle rifle.

Key Point: The M-14 is still carried into war by U.S. soldiers, even older models.

Critics said the M-14 was what happened when the U.S. government took many years and spent millions of dollars designing a rifle that was really just a glorified M-1 Garand from World War II.

The M-14 was the U.S. military’s last battle rifle. It appeared in 1959—the contemporary of the Pentagon’s first jet fighters and ICBMs. With its heavy steel...

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