Submachine Guns

The Beretta PM-12S Submachine Gun

April 22, 2017 Ian McCollum 38

For several decades, the Beretta company’s handguns and submachine guns were nearly all designed by the very talented Tulio Marengoni…but nothing can last forever. After World War 2, Beretta engineer Domenico Salza began working on […]

Submachine Guns

M3 and M3A1 Grease Guns

April 14, 2017 Ian McCollum 62

The US began looking for a cost-effective replacement for the Thompson submachine gun in 1942, and the “Grease Gun” was the result. Designed by George Hyde (a noted firearms designer at the time) and Frederick […]

Schwarzlose machine gun in the Schutz & Larsen factory, 1941
Gunsmithing

Vintage Saturday: Machine Tools

January 14, 2017 Ian McCollum 15

Schwarzlose machine gun in the Danish Schutz & Larsen factory, 1941. Known for sporting rifles, S&L also subcontracted for Bergmann making submachine gun and light machine gun parts. This photo suggests that they repaired other […]