Blast from the Past: WWII Archival Videos on Loading & Storage of Small Arms Ammo

    Mesmerizing in their simplicity, the two videos below are archival instructional films from the War Department in WW2. These training videos are vastly preferable to the modern military’s forced “death by PowerPoint.”

    I started to watch the first video and lost 18 minutes of my life without knowing it. At the least, its all solid advise on storage and treatment of ammunition. Preppers or those with long-term ammo storage may find these videos valuable (if not common sense).

    Small Arms: Handing & Storage


    Small Arms: Loading (Funny fact: the Video is number “223”)


    Thanks Steve!

    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.

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