Guns | War History

The Story Behind the M-1 Garand Rifle and the story of John C. Garand

Guest Author

From The American Legion Magazine, 1939 SHARP CRACKS of a RIFLE “THE sharp crack of a rifle rang out, and another enemy bit the dust.”…

The Thompson M1A1 Submachine Gun (Full Auto)

Joris Nieuwint

Black and white gangster movies from the 1930’s were, and still are, hugely popular. The weapon of choice in these movies is almost always the…

Firing The Powerful German PAK-40 Anti-Tank Gun!

Joris Nieuwint

The 75 millimeter Pak 40 anti-tank gun was a German anti-tank gun developed during WWII from 1939-1941. PAK is the abbreviation for “Panzerabwehrkanone.” Initially, the…

Up Close And Personal With The Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun

Waqas Ali

The quest for automatic weaponry has been around since the invention of the gun itself, and war engineers have always tried their best to design…

These US Sailors Are Firing the Monstrously Powerful Twin .50 Machine Guns

Joris Nieuwint

Watch these US sailors at sea onboard the USS Firebolt, as they undertake live ammo drills. They’re firing extremely powerful 50 caliber machine guns; the…

Firing The Hugely Powerful German MG42 Machine Gun (Watch)

MG42 Machine Gun

This video looks at the MG-42, a World War II German machine gun. It is being fired as part of a demonstration at Dellwood Park, Lockwood,…

Classic Weaponry – See The Lewis Gun In Action (Watch)

Malcolm Higgins

The Lewis gun is a classic 20th Century weapon, developed in 1911, which saw action in both the World Wars. Originally designed in the United…

The German WW2 Sturmgewehr Assault Rifle (Watch)

After several years of rejecting the idea of a new automatic or semi-automatic weapon, Hitler asked his top commanders on the Eastern Front what they…

Firing Rounds In Texas – A 1919 Browning Automatic Rifle – Locked On Full Auto

The Browning Automatic Rifle, or simply BAR, proved to be one of the most reliable weapons of the Second World War. Developed on the eve…

Five Facts – The Most Widely Used Gun in the World – The AK-47

Joris Nieuwint

What do you know about the most widely used gun in the world? In a tale of historic irony, the Russian soldier who invented the…

Awesome – Firing the 88mm FLAK Gun (Watch)

One of the most famous weapons used by the Germans in World War II was the Flugabwehrkanoneor – Flak for short. The word means ‘aircraft…

The Mosin–Nagant: The Most Mass-Produced Bolt-Action Rifle In History (Watch)

Malcolm Higgins

First appearing in 1891, the Mosin–Nagant rifle was invented for use in the Imperial Russian Army. The weapon, which took roughly three years to be…