Anti-Rank Rifles

Belgian 1862 Wall Gun (Video)

November 25, 2016 Ian McCollum 16

Wall guns are the philosophical predecessor to today’s anti-material rifles – large-caliber, high power rifles heavy enough that they cannot be fired from the shoulder realistically. Traditionally, they were used for defending walls or ramparts, […]

Belgian soldier smokes a cigarette during a fight between Dendermonde and Oudegem Belgium in 1914.
Heavy MGs

Vintage Saturday: Smoke Break

May 28, 2016 Ian McCollum 54

This is a really good photo of a Belgian Maxim, although it appears to be staged – the man has his thumbs on the trigger, but there does is not ammo belt in the gun.