We’ve had this particular gun listed as unidentified for quite a long time, and had people suggest pretty much everything you can imagine to explain its origins: Well, thanks to a private collector we visited, […]
If you were interested in Bin Shih’s very nice book on Chinese firearms of the second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) but didn’t get one before they sold out, you’re in luck! He’s going to be running […]
He must have been an economics teacher before the war.
A little while back, we posted a US military booklet on Japanese Infantry Weapons from WWII, and today we have a similar booklet on German Infantry Weapons of WWII (also thanks to our friend Hrachya). […]
There is no doubt that German machine guns of World War II were superior to American machine guns of the period. The BAR, with its 20-round magazine and fixed barrel was much under-equipped for use […]
In serious conflicts, there is always some use of captured enemy weapons on both sides. Sometimes the other guy’s stuff is better, and sometimes there is such a dire need for equipment that anything available […]