Know Your Weapons: Colt 1903 Hammerless

COLT’S 1903 HAMMERLESS

 

Very informative piece on one of the coolest looking handguns Mr. John Moses Browning ever designed.

One of the most fantastic periods for firearm development and innovation was the early 20th century hands down!

WORLD WAR 2 AXIS HELMETS

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Romanian helmets of WW2

Adrian helmets

During the First World War battles Romania suffered heavily in infantries due to a big number of servicemen wounded in the head. So following an example of other countries at war in the Romanian Army, they came to a conclusion that it was necessary to equip their soldiers with battle helmets. To accomplish this, they purchased 90000 Adrian helmets (Le casque Adrian M1915) in France, and in the spring of 1917 they were already accepted for service. The helmets were painted in grey and blue color, an oval emblem with King Ferdinand I’s monogram was attached at the front – two crowned “F” characters. After Carol II came to power, the front emblem was replaced by a variant with a new leader monogram – two crowned “C” characters.

Helm Model 1916 for Romanian Army

Helm Model 1916 for Romanian Army

A 1916 model was also used at WW2 battles. For…

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Rifle Corner: The SVD Dragunov

 

Great 30 minute video on one of the most iconic DM (Designated Marksman) Rifles ever made.

 

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Know Your WW2 Weapons.

Weapons and Warfare

World War II Interior Pages

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MG-34

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MG-42

The MG-42 was designed during World War II as a replacement for the multipurpose MG-34, which was less than suitable for wartime mass production and was also somewhat sensitive to fouling and mud. It was manufactured in great numbers by companies like Grossfuss, Mauser-Werke, Gustloff-Werke, Steyr-Daimler-Puch, and several others. It is estimated that more than 400,000 MG-42s were manufactured during the war, and it was undoubtedly one of the best machine guns of World War II. It was designed to be reliable and cheap to manufacture; the design was so effective that it is still in production in more or less modified form in many countries.

Although the German Army of 1939 was not an entirely mechanized force (the German infantry was still largely foot-mobile), the hallmark of the blitzkrieg was fast-moving offensive operations characterized by speed, firepower, and sudden, overwhelming force. During these types of operations, the…

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Know Your WW2 Weapons: M1 Garand’s Mysterious 7th Round Stoppage

The M1 Garand’s Mysterious 7th Round Stoppage

 

I’m a Gun Geek so stuff like this is fascinating to me. 😄