POTD: "That Rifle On The Wall Of The Labourer's Cottage…"

Eric B
by Eric B
“That Rifle On The Wall Of The Labourer’s cottage…”

Photo Of The Day – the best online place to view the coolest images of firearms and soldiers. We start with a quote from George Orwell, an English novelist: “That rifle on the wall of the labourer’s cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.”

I recently had the opportunity to do a modern take on the subject, with a JP Rifles .223 Wylde with a 16″ barrel, and a 9mm B&T APC9 with 5-6 inches or so of barrel length. Unfortunately, I forgot the three-lug suppressor at home, but there will be a next time. The white rifle to the left runs Spuhr’s new RDF mount, and the right one a Pulsar Talion thermal riflescope – for no other reason than because I could!

I’m sure Orwell’s quote has stuck in many people’s minds over the years. How about you? Do you have a better, or similar, quote?

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • HMSLion HMSLion on Apr 23, 2024

    "An armed society is a polite society" - Heinlein.

    • Maxim Popenker Maxim Popenker on Apr 25, 2024

      @HMSLion Sure, Somalis and other siilar nations are a firm proof of that.

  • Maxim Popenker Maxim Popenker on Apr 25, 2024

    Orwell was a wise man, but gun on the wall has nothing to do with democracy.
    Back in USSR it was not an uncommomn sight, especially in rural areas / villages / small towns to see hunting guns hanged on the wall.