Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Interesting Firearm Photos XVII

A camera lens was left open for a long exposure picture of an artillery battle during WWI

2007: A Colombian army soldier stands guard next to guns that belonged to demobilized paramilitary fighters in Sogamoso

An German made Schüler Reform pistol, every time you fire and re-cock the hammer the barrel assembly rides up to line up the next barrel to be fired. The 1st three cases automatically eject (forced out by the firing of the subsequent barrel), the hammer ear is designed to deflect the spent cases, preventing them from hitting the shooter.

Roza Shanina was a Soviet sniper during World War II who was credited with fifty-nine confirmed kills, including twelve soldiers during the Battle of Vilnius. Shanina volunteered for the military after the death of her brother in 1941 and chose to be a marksman on the front line. Praised for her shooting accuracy, Shanina was capable of precisely hitting enemy personnel and making doublets (two target hits by two rounds fired in quick succession).

A camera gun....

A shotgun "factory" in Pakistan

The FP-45 "Liberator" pistol that was supposed to be dropped on Nazi occupied territories during WWII. The .45ACP single shot pistol was intended for resistance forces in France and Belgium.
The "FP" stood for "Flare Pistol", a name used to disguise its true intended purpose.

Well, it was a pretty close prediction, they may not be as good as a Glock, but many of them sure do look like a Glock

Lieutenant Colonel Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill aka "Fighting Jack Churchill" aka "Mad Jack" of the British Army is regarded as one the greatest warriors of all time. During World War II he recorded what is thought to be the last confirmed bow and arrow kill in modern warfare, killing a Nazi NCO in France in 1940.
He is quoted as once saying, “Any officer who goes into action without his sword is improperly dressed.” Here he is in a training exercise, Claymore in hand (far right).

Members of the American DEA and National Police of Colombia pose with the dead body of drug lord Pablo Escobar. Medellín, Columbia. 1993

According to the Gentleman's Journal, this is the most expensive sporting rifle in the world at $820,000: The VO Falcon Rifle

Baltimore Sun
The Gentleman's Journal

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