coffeeandspentbrass:

My (CFREEZY.tumblr.com) Custom Colt 1991 

coffeeandspentbrass:

My (CFREEZY.tumblr.com) Custom Colt 1991 


History is full of wars that were fought for a hundred different reasons. But this war… Our war… I have to believe that it’s all worthwhile, because our cause is just.

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manlythings:

Daniel Defense Mk18

manlythings:

Daniel Defense Mk18


weaponslover:

Guardian

weaponslover:

Guardian



todaysdocument:

Headed to see furymovie this weekend?

The Fury of Hell on Wheels: Tank Warfare, April 1945

The culmination of World War II in Europe brought with it the most mechanized force the planet had ever seen with the sheer firepower of the United States military. In spite of Allied superiority in weaponry, divisions often had to fight in close quarters with hand-to-hand combat. Limited maneuverability in small German towns resulted in heavy losses. The men fighting in Germany were either battle-hardened or green recruits, but all of them were sleepless and racing to end the war at breakneck speed. The new feature film, Fury, depicts the last month of the war in these startlingly real terms.

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Allied tanks in the German city of Koblenz. (Still from Universal News)

Fury’s fictionalized account of events at the end of the war focus on a small platoon within the 2nd Armored Division. The 2nd Armored Division was created in July 1940 under the command of then Colonel George S. Patton. Parts of the division were among the first U.S. military armored divisions serving in North Africa when they landed at Casablanca on November 8, 1942. After nine months the division moved on to Sicily in July of 1943. On June 9, 1944, the 2nd Armored Division landed on Omaha Beach in the invasion of the Normandy. There the division known as “Hell on Wheels” fought the Germans near Avranches and then crossed through France as part of the Third Army before reaching Germany in September 1944. The 2nd Armored Division was the first to reach the Elbe River in mid-April 1945, which is where the Fury story begins.

To get a sense of what the men of the Armored Divisions experienced as they fought to end the war, we can look to the Universal Newsreel Collection and see the stories the public was shown at the time. While there may not be specific footage of the 2nd Armored Division, these Universal News stories feature tank warfare in Germany during April 1945.

Keep reading at: The Unwritten Record » The Fury of Hell on Wheels: Tank Warfare, April 1945


theeproactive:

Fury 


deycallmetrey:

I’m so weak rn

deycallmetrey:

I’m so weak rn

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gunrunnerhell:

Dissipator

I’ve been thinking of doing a cheaper AR-15 build next although my plan was to start the Beowulf. A Dissipator like the one in the photos is kind of what I’m aiming for; something cheap (in a good way) that I can use and abuse more so than the Shrike. Not every AR has to be decked with the newest accessories and gear; plain and simple can work just as well. (GRH)


augfc:

Rieder automatic rifle

The Rieder automatic rifle was a cheap and efficient conversion for the SMLE rifle. By fitting a gas tube to the right side of the weapon, Henry J. Rieder, who was not an arms designer by trade, managed to convert the Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III to fire automatically, thus giving it a massive advantage over other bolt-action rifles. The gas tube could be detached at any time, converting the rifle back to it’s original bolt-action state. The British Ordnance Board investigated Rieder’s conversions from 1942 to 1944, but felt that they had no place in British service.

Henry Rieder was a South African citizen and his rifles were some of the most ingenious developments in South African military history. Another SMLE conversion came from Africa, designed by Howard Francis, but it was a semi-automatic carbine and it did not perform well during trials. A very similar design to Rieder’s came out of Australia, designed by William Denis Ekins in 1944, but there are no records of it ever being produced.

A surviving example of a Rieder automatic rifle can be seen at the South African national memorial at Delville Wood in France.

http://firearms.96.lt/pages/Rieder%20automatic%20rifle2.html

Interesting


cerebralzero:

FN-49

cerebralzero:

FN-49


masterofnil:

Yugo SKS & WASR (back when it was spanking new)

masterofnil:

Yugo SKS & WASR (back when it was spanking new)