• The U.S. Infantry, wether it be Marine or Army has
waged war with rifle in hand since the American Civil
War, if you have ever seen a portrait or statue of a
military infantry man, he is always seen with rifle in hand.
The army personnel used flintlock rifle back in American
Civil War and use bolt action now. This leaves you to
wonder, when was the rifle first used and what rifle was
it? How have they evolved?
How I became interested in this
• As an infantryman myself who uses the Automatic Rifle
M-4, one of the latest rifles the military has to offer
infantrymen I’ve wondered what my ancestors were
using and how hard it was for them to shoot.
• Flintlock vs. Bolt Action
• Rifles used in Wars
• Rifles used in video games
• Cleaning a Rifle
• Future Weapon
Rifles used in Wars
• These rifles have been used in past wars up until the
present war in Iraq. During these times they’ve evolved
or modified for military strategies and equip our soldiers
with the best technology to protect and defend our
country and fight against any enemy attack, foreign or
Infantry rifles of World War I
The M1918A2 BAR
Infantry rifles of World War II
Winchester Model 1912
FN SCAR –Special Operations Combat Assault Rifle
May 11,2009- 600 members of 75th Ranger Bn. Sent.
Rifle used in video games
• Some projects in the Army have been
cancelled and some videogames such as
Rainbow Six use them like the rifle XM8.
Cleaning the rifle
• Keep oil away from the openings into the firing pin
housing (oil is a collector of dirt and powder buildup, and
buildup around your firing pin can prevent it from firing).
• Be sure the solvent is safe for your gun, and
preferably, safe for continual contact with your hands.
• Wash your hands after handling the gun and cleaning
• Always clean your gun in a well ventilated area, as
fumes from solvents or oils can be unhealthy if inhaled.
• Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) is a crowd-control
and hailing device. The device was originally intended to
be used by American warships to warn incoming vessels
approaching without permission, and some reports claim
that this is now a quot;non-lethal weaponquot;. Its output up to
155 db, focused at a distance, is sufficient to produce
permanent ear damage and temporarily disrupt vision. It
may also be used simply as a very effective megaphone
prior to any use as a weapon. A way to calm the masses
without the use of lethal weapons would be the best way
Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD)
The Rifleman's Creed
• This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My rifle is
my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I master my life. My
rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire
my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than any enemy who is trying to kill
me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will....
• My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds
we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it
is the hits that count. We will hit...
• My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as
a brother. I will learn its weakness, its strength, its parts, its
accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will keep my rifle clean and
ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each
other. We will...
• Before God I swear this creed. My rifle and myself are the defenders of
my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of
my life. So be it, until victory is America's and there is no enemy, but