Mariner* Wednesday, 11/29/17 11:07:05 PM Re: ONEBGG post# 36334 Post # of 36400 Yup, dat be the truth. "The Rifles That Made America" In the hands of the brave, defending the home of the free. http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a13938194/history-of-us-military-rifle/ Ever since the 13 colonies gathered enough gumption to form a union, U.S. soldiers have carried an evolving range of weapons, from flintlocks pistols to lever actions to assault rifles. The American soldier has fought many battles through the generations. The first line of defense has always been the rifle.