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 Lieutenant) January 12, 2017

On this video you can watch a MG 42 in action at regular speed and 240 frames per second, mounted on a large tripod, called the Lafette 42, which was used for the medium machine gun role.

As you know, the MG 42 was a 7.92×57mm Mauser, air-cooled, belt fed, open bolt, recoil-operated...read more

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 Lieutenant) December 20, 2016

This WWII German MP38 was manufactured by Erma (Erfurter Maschinenfabrik) in 1940 shortly before production was discontinued in favor of the MP40. This is a rare unmodifified example with the original "hook" style bolt. 

The MP38 is almost identical to the MP40, a little heavier, and...read more

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 Lieutenant) December 17, 2016

The MP 40 was a submachine gun and was heavily used by infantrymen, paratroopers, platoon and squad leaders on the Eastern and Western Front. By the end of World War II, an estimated 1.1 million MP 40s had been produced of all variants.

Although the MP40 was a reliable weapon, a weakness...read more

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 Lieutenant) December 17, 2016

Rifles were a widely used type of weapon during the Second World War. A nation would field one or more types of infantry rifles. While some were more specifically identified with particular nations, others were used by various countries more randomly with no apparent partialities.

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 Lieutenant) December 15, 2016

The MG 42 has a proven record of reliability, durability, simplicity, and ease of operation, but is most notable for its ability to produce a high volume of suppressive fire. The MG 42 had one of the highest average cyclic rates of any single-barreled man-portable machine gun: between 1,200 and...read more

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 HQ Batallón) November 18, 2016

Review and shooting test of the .30 M1 Carbine, a 1943 Inland-General Motors model. I included a segment with close-ups to view the condition of the rifle in detail and any markings. Shooting segments are at 100 yards on steel targets and include a picture-in-picture aspect of the target camera...read more

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 HQ Batallón) November 17, 2016

From helping to defeat totalitarianism during World War II, to becoming a popular military collectible today, the M1 has a long and fascinating story.

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 Lieutenant) November 15, 2016

We get a very rare opportunity to film a German StG 44 assault rifle at Big Sandy machine gun shoot.

Thank you Mike Riker and Sondra Stepper from Pioneer Machining & Weapons Systems!

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The automatic pistol, caliber .45, M1911, is a recoiloperated, magazine-fed, self-loading, hand weapon. The magazine holds 7 rounds. The pistol weighs about 2'/z pounds. It's a semi-automatic...read more

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 Lieutenant) October 19, 2016

The Arisaka action might be the most underrated firearm in the Western Hemisphere.  These robust rifles culminated in the Type 99, a bolt action second to none. The Arisaka Type 99 rifle in 7.7 Japanese was intended to be the mainstay of the Imperial Japanese forces, but it never quite phased...read more

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