Artillery

Maxim PomPom 37mm Machine Gun

September 13, 2016 Ian McCollum 47

“Pom-Pom” was the name given to the 37mm Maxim gun by the Boers of South Africa, based on the gun’s sound. It was a Maxim machine gun scaled up to the quite impressive 37mm caliber, […]

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Shooting a Colt CMG-3 at James D Julia

September 21, 2015 Ian McCollum 58

In the mid/late 1960s, Colt was manufacturing AR-15 rifles and wanted to supply light machine guns to go with them – so they developed the CMG-2 (“Colt’s Machine Gun”). The CMG-2 competed against the Stoner […]

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Shooting the MG-34 and MG-42

May 12, 2014 Ian McCollum 62

The MG-34 and MG-42 machine guns were the mainstay of German  infantry (and vehicle) firepower during World War II, and it will take several videos to properly cover them. For now, we are shooting them […]

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Swiss MG94 Maxim

March 13, 2013 Ian McCollum 5

When Hiram Maxim began building his machine gun, the standard cartridges of the day were still large (.45 caliber or thereabouts) black powder rounds. Maxim’s early “World Standard” guns were designed around these rounds, and […]

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Belt-fed Madsen tank gun

December 7, 2011 Ian McCollum 3

We spotted this interesting gun at SAR West 2011. It’s actually a parts kit, as the sides of the receiver have been chopped up and discarded. But the remaining pieces make for a very interesting […]

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Russian NSV .50 manual

May 6, 2011 Ian McCollum 1

We’re getting a fairly thorough collection of Russian weapon manuals collected in the Vault, and here’s another one that’s a bit less common. The NSV was the .50 caliber heavy machine gun chosen by the […]

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Colt 1895 Potato Digger

April 20, 2011 Ian McCollum 0

The Colt Model 1895 was John Browning’s first foray into machine gun design, and based largely on his previous work with lever action rifles. The gun used a rather unique design, having a gas piston […]