C&Rsenal Creates 2nd Excellent WWI Firearms Poster, Hits Crowdfunding Goal

    Fundraising Poster available from C&Rsenal

    Every year, the historical firearms reviewing wizards at C&Rsenal create a high quality educational firearms poster. [Note: This fund-raiser expires on Wednesday, December 6th 2017]. This is the 4th-such poster produced by C&Rsenal, two having been done for the WWII era, and now two for the WWI era. If you ask me, they keep getting better.

    They do this as a fundraiser, and according ringleader Othias McCarthy, expenses include things like machine gun repair, fabricating rare clips and magazines, travel, and firearms acquisition. Their current documentary series is now neck-deep in World War I, and the advanced nature of their research has required increasingly greater resources.

    As of this writing, the fundraiser has made 292% of goal raising nearly $15,000 from a goal of $5,000. This is great news for anyone who likes guns, history, high-quality research, and nice folks.

    The poster (shown at the top of this post) is 24×36″ and showcases World War I revolvers, appropriately titled “Service Revolvers of the Great War”. There are some interesting design elements to the poster. First, it’s illustrated in a way that is both period-themed and academic. Each firearm is captioned below, but I’m particularly fond of the nationality-themed logos tastefully residing behind each firearm. The revolvers seen in the poster are those discussed in “Premier: Small Arms History Series“, C&Rsenal’s documentary web series which are routinely seen in the 20-40 minute range. That’s a lot of research.


    Service Rifles of the Great War


    Othias is careful to remind participants that the sale is a pre-order based and while orders won’t ship right away, they will arrive by Christmas 2017. For those interested, last year’s poster “Service Rifles of the Great War” is also available, offered in a portrait-oriented 36×24″

    One thing we should point out – if you have any familiarity at all with C&Rsenal’s YouTube channel or website, you know that their skills in photography are practically unparalleled. And candidly, I have seen a high-res proof copy of the current poster, and it’s wonderful. Just wonderful.

    A typical example of C&Rsenal-quality photography. Photo: C&Rsenal, Source

    Corey R. Wardrop

    Corey R. Wardrop is the Museum Curator for the Institute of Military Technology in Titusville, Florida where he manages one of the finest, if not the finest, firearms collections in the country. Corey is a former OIF infantry Marine and has worked professionally in the firearms industry for over 20 years. In 2014 he obtained an unrelated Bachelor of Science degree from one of the nation’s leading diploma mills. Through his work at IMT he is currently studying CAD design with an emphasis in reverse engineering rare firearms.
    Corey asks forgiveness for his novice-level photographs and insists they are improving dramatically thanks to certified rockstar http://nathan-wyatt.com/. Corey can be reached at [email protected] and always appreciates suggestions for future articles.
    For the record, Corey felt incredibly strange writing this bio in the third person.