Tag: wwII

Winchester’s Magazine-Fed M1 Garand Variants at the Cody Museum, Courtesy Forgotten Weapons

In the fourth part of the series of articles I am writing on the Lightweight Rifle program of the 1940s and ’50s, we looked at some of the experimental rifles that were being tested and evaluated during and just after World War II as potential replacements for or [Read More…]

Bloke on the Range Tests the DEADLY M1 Garand Flaw that got GIs KILLED in WWII… (Actually No, Probably Not)

We’ve all heard it at gun shows or with friends: The M1 Garand was the first rifle that brought true semiautomatic firepower to the battlefield, but it came with a fatal flaw – the ping, which would alert German soldiers that the hapless GI was out of ammo, [Read More…]

Top 5 WWII Rifles


The nations engaged in World War II all fielded one or more main infantry rifle, and in this episode of TFBTV, we take a look at five that we believe to be the best. Remember this is a list of rifles, so submachineguns, machine guns, assault rifles, and so on are not included. Transcript … [Read More…]

M3 Grease Gun Turned into Police Dept

A Redditor posted recently about an M3 Grease Gun that someone found in their attic that was turned into the local police department. Don’t worry though, the department is trying to find a museum to take it so it doesn’t end up melted down. somebody found [Read More…]

The PTRS Vs. PTRD, 1944

The Simonov PTRS 14.5mm anti-tank rifle was a very innovative rifle, that seemingly offered the Soviet AT gunner of the early part of World War II a frightening amount of firepower. Its semiautomatic action, and en-bloc clip loading gave the infantry five rounds of [Read More…]

The Staggering Human Toll of WWII

While the vast majority of us use guns for defense, fun, and hunting; I believe it necessary to ensure that we never forget the toll by which our freedom comes. Neil Halloran, an animator has come up with an utterly mesmerizing (and sobering) graphic representation of [Read More…]

Museums at Normandy

Part of my trip to the UK took my to Le Havre, France. Being so close, I had to go to Normandy and see Omaha Beach. I went to the Normandy American Cemetary. The visitor center has a wonderful exhibit with a few firearms inside. Springfield M1. German [Read More…]