Four for Fighting: The Greatest Quartet of Combat Shotguns

Four for Fighting: The Greatest Quartet of Combat Shotguns

 

A Look Back at the Heavyweight Champions of Combat Shotty’s:

  • Winchester Model 1897

  • Browning A5

  • Remington Model 11

  • Ithaca Model 37

 

Here is a fascinating article regarding why Germany wanted to ban the Winchester Model 1897 during WW1.

 

 

Know Your WW1 Weapons: Germany’s MG08 Heavy Machine Gun

Germany’s Heavy Machine Gun of WWI: The MG08

 

All you former infantryman out there might find this fact jaw dropping:

“The MG08 machine gun itself weighed approximately 60 pounds. Combined with its “Sled” (or Sledge) mount that used four legs, the whole affair weighed around 140 pounds, excluding the water can and ammunition supply. Along with the sled mount were extra barrels, tools, and oil containers, all attached to the sled. A team of four soldiers was required to move the entire gun and accessories.”

This BEAST weighed in at 140 pounds, not inclduing the water can, sled and ammo!!

This thing earned it’s name as a HEAVY machine Gun for sure.

 

Know Your Weapons: The Mauser — 15 Assorted Facts And Tidbits

The Mauser — 15 Assorted Facts And Tidbits

 

One of the first Curio and Relic Guns I bought when I got my license many years back was a very nice K98 with an authentic leather sling and a bag of stripper clips.

Soon after that I obtained a Yugo Mauser.

To this day Mausers remain one of my favorite military bolt-actions to shoot, that 8mm is a BEAST of a round.

Know Your WW2 Firearms: STG-44 vs M1 Carbine

AMERICA’S M1 CARBINE VS. THE GERMAN STG-44

 

Well done comparison article on the history of two of the most innovative weapons of World War II.

 

Know Your Weapons: The STG 44 – The First True Assault Rifle

The STG 44 | The First True Assault Rifle

 

There is no other rifle more important to understanding the GENESIS of the “Assault Rifle” than the German STG-44 (Sturmgewehr).