Military Weapons History: Churchill and NATO Standard Ammo

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HOW CHURCHILL PAVED THE WAY FOR NATO’S STANDARD AMMUNITION

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Interesting read for all you Military History buffs like me.

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Military Weapons From The Past: Thompson SMG in .30 Carbine

I had never heard of this Auto-Ordnance variant in .30 Carbine, and since I am a huge fan of the Thompson (mainly because of the fact it was a .45 ACP Power House) I wanted to show you guys this one.

 

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Military Weapons From The Past: The 1941 British ‘Simplified Rifle’

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A Crude Rifle for Desperate Times

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Talk about scary.

I think I would stick with my old trusty .455 Webley before I risked my life shooting that thing.

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Military Weapons From the Past: Weapons Of The Spanish Civil War

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Weapons of the Spanish Civil War

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Excellent resource with some great links for those of you interested in this subject.

For an overview of a war that has been often called “The Practice Run for WW2” by some historians, I highly recommend Antony Beevor’s The Battle for Spain.

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Military Weapons From the Past: Himmler’s Sniper Presentation Sauer 38H Pistol

This pistol on display here is a Sauer model 38H (a much more common pistol in German WWII service than many people realize) that was made specially as a presentation piece. Heinrich Himmler presented these pistols to snipers who had killed 100 enemy soldiers – other prizes were offered for 50 (a leave from the front and a nice watch) and 150 (a hunting trip with Himmler himself). For 100, it appears that a sniper was given a choice of binoculars, hunting rifle, or these pistols.

How many were actually made and how many were actually awarded is not clear. The serial number of known examples are in a range from 475396 (which is this one) to 475409. Clearly, they were all made in once batch and then awarded as Himmler saw fit. An interesting artifact of the Nazi Party’s interaction with the German military!

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