National Geographic : 2016 Aug
PHOTO: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE Straight Shooters A hundred years ago this month, workers at the Winchester Repeating Arms Company in New Haven, Connecticut, were hard at work. After creating the “Gun that Won the West”—the Winchester Model 1873 rifle— they had a new task: manufacturing guns that could help win World War I. At this indoor range, men—perhaps motivated by pinup pictures and the urgency of a calendar (inset)—adjusted the sights and tested the accu- racy of each gun. Demand was heavy: In 1915 they made nearly 250,000 rifles for the British Army and some 300,000 muskets for Russian troops. After April 1917, when the U.S. joined the fight, the Model 1917 Enfield would become the most widely used rifle by American troops in the war. By then, instead of testing their rifles indoors, these men may have been firing them on the battlefield. —Eve Conant In the Loupe With Bill Bonner, National Geographic Archivist NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (ISSN 0027-9358) PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PARTNERS, LLC, 1145 17TH ST. NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036. ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP: $39.00 U .S . DELIV- ERY, $44.00 TO CANADA, $51.00 TO INTERNATIONAL ADDRESSES. SINGLE ISSUE: $7.00 U .S. DELIVERY, $10.00 CANADA, $15.00 INTERNATIONAL. (ALL PRICES IN U.S. FUNDS; INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HAN- DLING.) PERIODICALS POSTAGE PAID AT WASHINGTON, DC, AND ADDITIONAL MAILING OFFICES. POSTMASTER: SEND ADDRESS CHANGES TO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, P.O. BOX 62130, TAMPA, FL 33662. IN CANADA, AGREEMENT NUMBER 40063649, RETURN UNDELIVERABLE ADDRESSES TO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, P.O . BOX 4412, STN. A, TORONTO, ONTARIO M5W 3W2. UNITED KINGDOM NEWSSTAND PRICE £5.99 . REPR . EN FRANCE: EMD FRANCE SA, BP 1029, 59011 LILLE CEDEX; TEL. 320.300.302; CPPAP 0715U89037; DIRECTEUR PUBLICATION: D. TASSINARI DIR. RESP. ITALY; RAPP IMD SRL, VIA G. DA VELATE 11, 20162 MILANO; AUT. TRIB . MI 258 26/5/84 POSTE ITALIANE SPA; SPED. ABB. POST. DL 353/2003 (CONV L.27/02/2004 N.46) ART 1 C. 1 DCB MILANO STAMPA QUAD/GRAPHICS, MARTINSBURG, WV 25401. MEMBERS: IF THE POSTAL SERVICE ALERTS US THAT YOUR MAGAZINE IS UNDELIVERABLE, WE HAVE NO FURTHER OBLIGATION UNLESS WE RECEIVE A CORRECTED ADDRESS WITHIN TWO YEARS. Subscriptions For subscriptions or changes of address, contact Customer Service at ngmservice.com or call 1-800-647-5463. Outside the U.S. or Canada call +1-813-979-6845. We occasionally make our sub- scriber names available to companies whose products or services might be of interest to you. If you prefer not to be included, you may request that your name be removed from promotion lists by calling 1-800-NGS- LINE (647-5463). To prevent your name from being available to all direct mail companies, contact: Mail Preferences Service, c/o Direct Marketing Association, P.O. Box 9008, Farmingdale, NY 11735-9008. Contributions to the National Geographic Society are tax deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code. | Copyright © 2016 National Geographic Partners, LLC | All rights reserved. National Geographic and Yellow Border: Registered Trademarks ® Marcas Registradas. National Geographic assumes no responsibility for unsolicited materials. Printed in U.S.A.