I got an email recently from a producer of a TV program who is looking for a vintage photo of a Japanese aerial gunnery training camera – specifically a Type 89 Rokuoh-Sha:
He wants something showing one in context – mounted on an aircraft, with some trainees or pilots, or that sort of thing. [...]
Ja, even zee anchor is essential equipment! (photo from Drake Goodman)
A German WWI pioneer displays (rather sarcastically) the gear he has to carry – complete with wagon, ladder, 2-man saw, naval anchor, axe, sledgehammer, and pipe (click to see the full size version). The more things change, the more they stay the same…
About a year ago, I wrote a post about some Browning 1919 feeding devices that were patented but never went into production. Well, reader Alex found photos of one of them in the Springfield Armory archives. Thanks, Alex!
It’s a belt box designed to be clipped onto the top cover of a slightly modified Browning [...]
I’ve been doing some reading a researching on the Spanish Civil War in preparation for an upcoming month that will be dedicated to that conflict and the arms involved in it (which include virtually everything in military use in the first half of the 20th century). One particularly interesting item just arrived last night:
After posting the video on the Remington Model 8 last week, we received an email from reader Rod, whose grandfather was an auxiliary police officer and something of a gun nut. One of his rifles that Rod inherited was a Model 81 modified by Remington to use extended (15-round) detachable magazines. We have a few [...]
I’m getting in a selection of Swiss straight-pull rifles to do some shooting and video work with, and to my surprise it looks like everybody is sold out of them (Numrich, Sarco, Liberty Tree, etc). Only Northridge has them in stock, and they want $20 each (gak!). If anyone has a few they would be [...]
Really, how am I supposed to bite Russians wearing this thing?(photo from http://sa-kuva.fi/)
Finnish dog wearing a canine gas mask during the Winter War.
I recently reviewed a new holster for TheFirearmBlog.com – a pretty swanky hybrid kydex design by a new company called StealthGear. They’re calling it the Onyx, and I came away very impressed by the design and the workmanship. It’s stable and conceals well, and it does a very good job of ventilating heat and sweat [...]
Is there a computer-using gunnie anywhere who has not dreamed of doing this?
Syrian rebel with remote-control StG-44. Note the big yellow control joystick!
Yep, an old German StG-44 mounted on a set of servomotors to allow remote control movement. Complete with firing solenoid and a remote camera mounted to the scope. Not sure [...]
I am blatantly swiping this set of photos from a neat (and fairly new) blog I stumbled across, entitled Soviet Gun Archives. There aren’t a whole lot of posts there yet, but they cover some excellent material.
As for this post, it’s on the subject of Austrian WWI metal body armor. Several countries experimented with [...]