A century ago, Mexican bandits
were a clear and present danger
to the citizens of the United States.
The U.S. Army's "Punitive Expedition"
sought to end the violence, and American
troops used rifles, pistols and machine guns
that would soon see service in the trenches of France.
BY BRUCE N. CANFIELD, Field Editor
Historical photos courtesy of Armor Plate Press;
M1911 courtesy of Rock Island Auction Co.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of American Rifleman - October 2016