Tag: wwII

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…]

History POTD: 775 Confirmed Kills

This photo of Belorussian Soviet Snipers was taken in Germany on May 4, 1945. These woman had 775 confirmed kills between themselves, out of  the 12,000 confirmed kills credited to female snipers in the Soviet Army. Female snipers of the 3rd Shock Army, 1st Belorussian [Read More…]