Another Historical Documentation – This Time Springfield Armory

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LIke the previously published Remington video, I am always amazed at the industry behind manufacturing firearms, especially pre-CNC. In this installment, Springfield Armory is showcased in true 1950’s video style with all pre-CNC machines.

Those looking for rare weapons will enjoy the first few minutes which showcase some of the banner items from the Springfield Armory Museum.

Enjoy!



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Wolfgar

    You know your getting old when a video called historical documentation is of your childhood. I remember shooting 22’s with the Boy Scouts in our school basement like these “O the HORROR”, children under 14 years of age. All things considered and the wonderful advances of technology, I preferred living in the past where doors were not locked and as kids we, had the whole town and country side as our play ground without any adult supervision. That was a freedom young people and adults are not likely to see again. Great video, thank’s for posting, it brought back a lot of good memories.

    • RICH

      AMEN Wolfgar, the Government has placed so many restrictions on our every movement to ‘PROTECT US’ that it has managed to destroy all of the family values and ideals that we grew up with ! ! I had my first gun when I was 10 years old, I was hunting phesants with my dad ! ! I still have the gun …we had to cut 2″ off of the stock so i could shoulder it. My son hunted with the gun and it will be handed to my grandson when he’s old enough to hunt. It is a Savage model 24, .410 shotgun, .22 rifle over and under….. and still looks brand new.

  • John Shore

    I’m pretty sure that the narrator was the same guy who told us all to ‘duck and cover’ and how to avoid gonorrhea in those ‘hygiene’ films. The government could’ve saved a lot of time combining the two lessons: “To avoid catching The Pox, kiddies, always be sure to ‘duck and cover’ if you’re having sex during an atomic attack!”

    • MR

      “In the Armory bathroom.” Make it a threefor.

  • MR

    WW1 was the beginning of the atomic age?

    • MR

      On another note, it’s interesting to hear John Garand speak. I’d read discussions regarding how his name should be pronounced, I imagine he’d pronounce most words differently than I would.