Know Your Weapons: Pancor Jackhammer Mk3

John Anderson was a Korean War veteran who became interested in developing a high capacity, selective-fire combat shotgun for military use. He designed what became known as the Pancor Jackhammer, a fully automatic, gas operated, blow forward, drum fed shotgun. Three working examples were made, two tested to destruction by HP White Labs, and one…

Pancor Jackhammer Mk3 — Forgotten Weapons

 

Savage M1918 Aircraft Lewis at the Range (With Rare Tripod Mount!)

Savage M1918 Aircraft Lewis at the Range (With Rare Tripod Mount!)

 

A True Blast from the Past!

What made the American Lewis Gun so powerful is it fired the venerable .30-06 round!

A bonafide Man Stopper!

Know Your Weapons: What’s Up With Norway and Military Scout Scopes?

Aside from the German widespread issue of the ZF-41 type scope, I have only come across three other military uses of long eye relief optics – and they are all Norwegian! One is simply Norwegian reuse of surrendered German K98k-ZF41 scopes, including updating them to .30-06 in the 1950s (these were eventually replaced by the…

What’s Up With Norway and Military Scout Scopes? — Forgotten Weapons

AK Corner: The Enigmatic Iraqi Tabuk AKs w/ Miles Vining

Today I am joined by Miles Vining from Silah Report to take a look at a selection of Tabuk pattern AKs. Tabuk was the name given to the whole family of domestically-produced Iraqi Kalashnikovs, which harbor a lot more mysteries than one might expect. 289 more words

The Enigmatic Iraqi Tabuk AKs w/ Miles Vining — Forgotten Weapons

Know Your Weapons: The M79, The Iconic “Bloop Tube” 40mm Grenade Launcher

Combat experience with the bazooka rocket launcher in World War Two and its larger versions in the Korean War convinced the US military that a better weapon was needed to give front-line troops a direct-fire way to attach enemy strong points. The bazooka was bulky, not particularly accurate, and created a lot of backlist signature…

M79: The Iconic “Bloop Tube” 40mm Grenade Launcher — Forgotten Weapons