Super-Sized Siege Guns From World War One And Two – These Are Simply Massive

Super-Sized Siege Guns From World War One And Two – These Are Simply Massive

In the 19th century, transport limitations restricted the size of artillery. If a piece of equipment could not be pulled by horses, then it could not be brought to where it was needed. This set an upper limit of 210...
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This Video Shows How WW1 Aircraft Used Sync Gears To Avoid Bullets From Striking The Propellers

This Video Shows How WW1 Aircraft Used Sync Gears To Avoid Bullets From Striking The Propellers

Ever wondered how those planes in World War 1 managed to unload their machine guns without hitting their own propellers? A new video from the Slow Mo Guys tries to explain the logic behind it as it filmed speeding bullets going...
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Historic collection of rare Civil War guns to be auctioned off (12 PHOTOS)

Historic collection of rare Civil War guns to be auctioned off (12 PHOTOS)

What is being termed the “most important private collection of Confederate manufactured firearms ever assembled” will be sold to the highest bidder this month in Cincinnati. Consisting of 42 lots, a large part of the Cliff and Lynne Young collection...
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Officers stunned when woman drops off $40,000 WWII German rifle to be destroyed in police buy-back scheme

Officers stunned when woman drops off $40,000 WWII German rifle to be destroyed in police buy-back scheme

A World War II assault rifle that belonged to an SS officer was handed in to a gun buy-back organised by police in Connecticut. The rare find, which is worth up to $40,000, would have been sent home by an...
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Guns that Changed History: The Great Turkish Bombard

Guns that Changed History: The Great Turkish Bombard

With mind blowing super weapons like 10 megajoule Railguns and 1.5 mile capable sniper rifles added to our collective arsenal each year, it’s easy to forget that at one time and not really that long ago, even the crudest of...
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The Punt Gun: A gigantic vintage ‘shotgun’ killed 90 waterfowls at once

The Punt Gun: A gigantic vintage ‘shotgun’ killed 90 waterfowls at once

In the early 1800’s, the mass hunting of waterfowl to supply commercial markets with meat became a widely accepted practice.  Additionally, in the mid-1800, the women fashion  added a major demand for feathers to adorn hats.To meet the demands of...
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WORLD HISTORY AT WAR (AND PEACE) IN COLOR: Artist’s incredibly detailed handiwork breathes life into 150 years of historical pictures

WORLD HISTORY AT WAR (AND PEACE) IN COLOR: Artist’s incredibly detailed handiwork breathes life into 150 years of historical pictures

Friends, From a portrait of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria before he was assassinated in 1914, to a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk burning himself to death at a busy intersection in Saigon in June 1963, Brazilian artist Marina Amaral has...
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What Modern Weapons Would The Founders Want Americans To Own?

What Modern Weapons Would The Founders Want Americans To Own?

Historical revisionists love to pretend that the human right to bear arms reflected in the Second Amendment was specifically confined to Colonial-era muskets, and only then in the service of the aims of the state. That is self-evidently false, as anyone...
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Everyone needs to shoot a WW1 Water Cooled Belt Fed

Everyone needs to shoot a WW1 Water Cooled Belt Fed

This post is part of two others, about a recent range outing with some very historically interesting small arms, the DeLisle commando carbine, the M50 Reising submachine gun, and the Russian PM1910 Maxim heavy machine gun. All of these are...
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What Made The AK-47 So Popular?

What Made The AK-47 So Popular?

That name would be a nod to the rifle’s inventor. Mikhail Kalashnikov was born to a farming family in southern Russia in 1919. As a boy, he wanted to become a poet, but like a lot of young Russian men...
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