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General Purpose MGs

Reptilicus: Danish MGs in Action

October 19, 2014 Ian McCollum 25

Want to see more Danish machine guns (mostly Madsen LMGs, but also a couple Madsen-Saetters) in one place than you’ve ever seen before? Well, try the 1961 Danish monster flick “Reptilicus”. It’ a pretty terrible […]

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General Purpose MGs

Slow Motion: PKM Machine Gun

September 25, 2014 Ian McCollum 30

The PKM is not exactly a forgotten weapon, but it is a very cool one, and I had the chance to do some 2000 fps video footage of one not long ago:

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PPS-43 Development Memo

July 2, 2014 Ian McCollum 18

Today, I’m swiping another document from the cool-but-stagnant Soviet Gun Archives. This time, it’s a memo requesting the development of what would become the PPS-43: As I haven’t had time to learn Russian yet, I […]

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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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Aircraft MGs

German Machine Gun Nomenclature

January 8, 2014 Ian McCollum 27

One would think that Germany, of all places, would have a logical and consistent system for identifying service machine guns. Any yet we see things like the WWI MG08/15 and the WWII MG15. What gives? […]

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Aircraft MGs

Richard Wray Machine Gun Auction Followup

April 30, 2013 Ian McCollum 23

So, the auction of the late Richard Wray’s machine gun collection (see previous post) was yesterday, with the non-NFA guns being auctioned today. The final prices are interesting to look at, with some wallet-wrenchingly high […]

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General Purpose MGs

Pulemet Kalashnikova

December 14, 2012 Ian McCollum 22

Shortly after the stamped-receiver AKM rifles went into mass production, Mikhail Kalashnikov and his bureau of technicians and engineers produced what is arguably best general-purpose machine gun in use today. It was adopted into service […]