Have museums fundamentally changed since the advent of the internet? Does this impact decisions about whether artifacts like firearms are best held in museums versus private collections for the sake of study and understanding? How […]
The Mousqueton Modele 1854, named for General Antoine Hector Thésée Treuille de Beaulieu, was the first breechloader adopted by the French military. It was issued to the Cent Gardes (personal bodyguard) of Emperor Napoleon III […]
Ever since The Mandalorian chose a terrific prototype Bergmann pistol as the base for Mando’s blaster pistol, I’ve been asked to cover the real gun origins of the blasters form he original Star Wars film. […]
The Browning M2 heavy machine gun is one of the longest serving firearms in US military service, and still going strong. Let’s take this one out to the range and find out why!
The M2 Browning machine gun was first conceived in 1918, as a request by General John Pershing of the AEF for a large-caliber antiaircraft and antitank machine gun. John Browning scaled his M1917 water-cooled .30 […]
Awesome whiskey bullets! We also have a bunch of merchandise on sale until December 31st: http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons 01:09 – Will Headstamp publish English translations of foreign-language books? 05:34 – What are some things to look for in […]
The San Cristobal armory was a surprisingly large-scale arms manufacturer set up in the Dominican Republic in the late 40s. They produced several different weapons, but the most common was the Model 2 Cristobal carbine. […]
“Into Helmand With the Walking Dead” is a newly released memoir of the war in Afghanistan, written by my friend Miles Vining (whom you may recognize from Silah Report, among other places online). It is […]