X-rays of guns

H&K UMP45 x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

H&K UMP45 x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

Photographer Nick Veasay used a number of x-ray machines to capture multiple images, many of which are firearms. Upon contacting the artist, he provided the following photos to TFB.

Naturally, I had some questions regarding some of the equipment and such, but Nick prefered that the art simply speak for itself, so here’s his work.

Wogdon Flintlock pistol x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

Wogdon Flintlock pistol x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

Walther PPK + suppressor x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

Walther PPK + suppressor x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

Uzi

Uzi x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

H&K UMP45 x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

H&K UMP45 x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

Thompson x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

Thompson x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

Franchi SPAS-12 x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

Franchi SPAS-12 x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

MG42 x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

MG42 x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

Mauser C96 x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

Mauser C96 x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

"Magnum" x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

“Magnum” x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

M60 x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

M60 x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

M16 with an M203 grenade launcher x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

M16 with an M203 grenade launcher x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

M16 x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

M16 x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

M14 EBR x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

M14 EBR x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

M1 Garand x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

M1 Garand x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

Luger x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

Luger x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

Desert Eagle x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

Desert Eagle x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

Derringer x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

Derringer x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

Anschutz rifle x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

Anschutz rifle x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

AK-47 x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

AK-47 x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

www.nickveasey.com.

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  • Ryan Smith

    Very interesting :D But I can’t help myself to think: “I’d like to have that MG42″

  • unclezip

    That’s some cool tech. I carried the M16/M203 combo for several years. Brings back some memories.

  • john

    meh, It’s already been done before and prints available for purchase… http://www.xrayguns.com/

  • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Alex C.

    Something about lugers just does it for me. Noticed the toggle is popped up a bit though for some reason.

    • Mike Hunt

      Probably “rode” it when chambering the round, so it ended up out of battery.

  • Joel

    It looks like a fake supressor on that PPK to me. No obvious baffles.

    • Giolli Joker

      There could be some sort mesh around a vented barrel extension that in the X-ray looks like solid, maybe.

      GREAT pictures, I fail to see the “art” part and I tend to look at them with a more practical/scientific eye… anyway, they look great!

  • Raoul O’Shaugnessy

    How do you do a photo essay on x-rayed guns and not show the ‘invisible to x-rays’ Glock??????

    • M.M.D.C.

      Because there would be nothing to look at. Duh!

    • ozzallos .

      Dude, that’s a Glock 7.

      • Karina

        What you did there. I see it. And it made me grin.

  • BillC

    Hhhmm….. I did the same thing in Afghanistan, didn’t know it was art.

    • Giolli Joker

      Some people have busine… ehm… art in their blood…

  • Chris

    Isn’t that a UMP 9 (curved mag)?

    • Giolli Joker

      Yes it is… http://world.guns.ru/smg/de/hk-ump-e.html
      Apparently the artist isn’t much of a gun nut…
      Even the “Magnum” revolver… is it a S&W 19? The name made me think about S&W 29, but the grip frame seems small for an N frame…

    • hami

      Yes that is correct

    • SP mclaughlin

      The Mauser is technically the M712 Schnellfuer, too.

    • FourString

      Yup, exactly, curved mags and the bullets are smaller, heh :3

  • Cymond

    I think that C96 Mauser is one of the “Schnellfeuer” select fire variants.

  • bbmg

    “This society of ours, consumed as it is by image, is also becoming increasingly controlled by security and surveillance. Take a flight, or go into a high profile courtroom and your belongings will be x-rayed. The post arriving in corporations and government departments has often been x-rayed. Security cameras track our every move. Mobile phone receptions place us at any given time. Information is key to the fight against whatever we are meant to be fighting against. To create art with equipment and technology designed to help big brother delve deeper, to use some of that fancy complicated gadgetry that helps remove the freedom and individuality in our lives, to use that apparatus to create beauty brings a smile to my face.

    To mix my metaphors, we all know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, that beauty is more than skin deep. By revealing the inside, the quintessential element of my art speculates upon what the manufactured and natural world really consists of.”

    *yawn*

    • Karina

      And this is why I generally hate when artists pipe up. Buzzwords after buzzwords with little meaning. Plus the rather obvious political tones. Man, fuck that.
      I don’t even support the guy’s “art”, nor would I have credited his ‘work’. There is no effort there, he just X-rayed guns and called it art.

      • bbmg

        Thank you for echoing my sentiments in a more eloquent manner :)

  • bbmg

    Where is the 3D printed gun x-ray?

  • Ryan

    Right click, save as… AWESOME! I could look at these all day.

  • Micheal Unrau

    That M14 is sporting a Chinese oprod guide too. You can see the slots in it.

  • Suburban

    Spas-12? Because Punisher?

  • PatrickPM

    UMP9*

  • LCON

    Add a few shots from the hot shots magpul calendar put it to a slightly innuendo filled beat and presto! The opening sequence to the next 007 James Bond movie!^_^

  • Garrett

    That is a UMP9 in the picture, not a UMP45. The curved magazine gives it away.

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