Ammunition

Thompson Riot Ammo at James D Julia

October 4, 2015 Ian McCollum 38

Did you know that the Peters company made ammunition specifically for riot control for the Thompson submachine gun in the 1920s? And it wasn’t rubber bullets, either – it was paper-wrapped snakeshot. The cartridges were […]

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Ammunition Documents III

June 11, 2014 Ian McCollum 4

Continuing through the trove of ammunition documents we recently got from Robert, we have three more manuals for you today. These are getting a bit more specific in their topics as we move through the […]

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More Ammo Documents

May 30, 2014 Ian McCollum 2

Continuing with the stash of ammunition documents from Robert, we have two more today (this is making me feel a bit like WikiLeaks…). First up is a German pamphlet on WWII airborne weapons ammo. This […]

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British and Japanese Ammo Docs

May 23, 2014 Ian McCollum 22

We have a couple more ammunition-related documents today, both in English this time (and courtesy of reader Robert). First up is the short one, a 21-page leaflet on Japanese ammunition markings. It was written just […]

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Ammunition Documents

April 29, 2014 Ian McCollum 10

Courtesy of reader Robert, we have a couple documents for you today. First up is a British 1918 manual on identifying different types of ammunition by projectile, case, and packaging markings. Given the variety of […]

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.38 S&W (The Other .38)

March 14, 2014 Ian McCollum 46

Today we have a guest post on the .38 S&W cartridge written by Aaron Brudenell – thanks, Aaron! .38 S&W (The Other .38) Aaron Brudenell If you’ve ever paged through a reloading manual or a […]