Google is hosting a huge archive of millions of Life magazine images since 1750. I thought I would see what interesting gun photos I could find.
Winchester 1890 pump action rifle. © Time Inc.
Actress Donna Drake taking aim with a rifle on the balcony of her home, dressed in a two-piece swimsuit, her dog lying on a cushion nearby.
Location: CA, US
Date taken: 1942
Photographer: Peter Stackpole
Hollywood is just not the same anymore. Imagine the media frenzy if Scarlett Johansson was spotted with a rifle on her roof!
Full sized photo here.
Swiss farmer’s rifle with bandolier. Taken 1941. Presumably on hand in case of a German invasion.
Ordnance shop at Skoda Munitions factory. Too little too late. Less than a year later the factory would be producing arms for the German war machine.