Know Your Weapons: The Luty 9mm SMG

The Legacy of Philip Luty Lives on.

Prepare Accordingly and Arm Yourself. (Schematics in Link above)


The 5cm Granatwerfer 36

Know Your Obscure WW2 Weapons:

Weapons and Warfare

Diagram of German M19 5cm automatic mortar as sited in the Channel Islands and at points on the Atlantic Wall.

From the very start of the war, the German Army placed a great deal of store in mortars of various calibres and deployed them to every theatre of war, from North Africa to the Balkans and north-west Europe. The lightest calibre mortar produced expressly for the German Army was the 5cm leichte Granatwerfer 36 (leGrW36), which had a weight in action of 30.9lbs, considerably heavier than anything used by the Allied armies. Despite this it fired a HE bomb of just under 2lbs in weight, which was less than the weight of the bombs fired by the British 2in mortar or the Japanese Model Type 98 of comparable calibre. At the start of the war, the leGrW36 was standard equipment with every platoon within an infantry regiment of the German…

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Obscure History: The 3 Barreled Machete Soviet/Russian Cosmonaut Gun

Check out the 3-barrelled machete gun carried into orbit by Russian cosmonauts until 2006


Crazy stuff.

At first I thought they were preparing Ivan to meet some hostile alien creature but then logic took over and I remembered where their return capsules landed: SIBERIA!

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

Military Weapons From The Past: DeLisle Commando Carbine


Blast from the Past: DeLisle Commando Carbine

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Talk about the authentic “Silent but Deadly Sentry Killer” this was it. Chambered in .45 ACP and able to accept 1911 Mags, it was the ultimate in battlefield practicality for SOE operatives and Partisans during WW2.

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

Obscure Weapons: The Luger P-08 “Nachtpistole” (Night Pistol)

I just love seeing and reading about firearms like this. Way ahead of it’s time, this is just an exquisite example of “necessity is the mother of invention.” -SF

Luger p08


Found this gem on Instagram @axis_and_allies45

This is an extremely rare example of a Luger P08 “Nachtpistole” (Night pistol) that was used by Hitler’s personal Leibstandarte-ϟϟ security detail. Decades ahead of its time, like many Nazi inventions, the Nachtpistole was not only beautiful, it was also practical. Mounted under the barrel was a small flashlight. This would be relatively simple had the battery behind the flashlight not been connected to the brass hardware on the grip plate, only turning on the flashlight when the pistol was handled and the skin conducted the electricity.

Aside from its odd functionality, it was an exquisitely built sidearm. Based on early P08 designs, the Nachtpistole featured a grip safety, walnut base plates on the magazines, and was chambered in 7.65x21mm Parabellum instead of the much more common 9x19mm.
Only two Nachtpistoles are known to exist with one being sold for $184,000 in 2012 and the other residing in a museum in Germany.

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