Tag Archive: Machine Gun


HK-93 Machine Gun

 

 

Published on Feb 16, 2014

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Park Police Lost Track Of Thousands Of Weapons, Inspector General’s Report Says

 

 

” The U.S. Park Police has lost track of thousands of handguns, rifles and machine guns in what a government watchdog agency concluded is the latest example of mismanagement on a police force trusted to protect millions of visitors to the city’s iconic monuments.

There is no indication that police guns got into the hands of criminals, but the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of the Interior warned that the Park Police might not know if they had. In a scathing report, the authors said there is “credible evidence of conditions that would allow for theft and misuse of firearms, and the ability to conceal the fact if weapons were missing.”

Commanders up to and including the chief of police have a lackadaisical attitude toward firearms management,” wrote Mary L. Kendall, the deputy inspector general. “Historical evidence indicates that the indifference is a product of years of inattention to administrative detail.”

Investigators took an unusually harsh tone in part because they said similar problems found in 2008 and 2009 were never fixed — a symptom of “the decade-long theme of inaction and indifference” of top Park Police managers. The Washington Post obtained an advance copy of the report.”

 

    These people ( the Feds ) are supposed to be the ones that we should trust with firearms while we lowly citizens are to give up our own ? You must be joking .

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday Firepower With A User Submit From The Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot (54 Photos)

 

 

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   A little video would probably be welcome , don’t you think ? Nothing quite like moving pictures to convey the awesomeness of  firepower.

 

 

 

Published on Apr 13, 2013

” Great footage from the 2013 Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot including sub machine guns: the 1928 Thompson, Grease Gun, British Sten Gun, AK-47, as well as short video from the gun show building showing various mounted displays including new .4570 Gatling guns, the GE Minigun and various air and water cooled bi and tripod mounted machine guns. The video also includes footage from the upper range day shoot with numerous high caliber machine guns and cannons firing at once including in some cases tracers and exploding rounds, and closeup footage of a machine pistol, the Browning M1919 mounted machine gun and the M-60 machine gun.”

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No display of firepower would be complete without some nighttime shooting …

 

 

Day Or Night , Firepower Is Awesome

The Marlin Machine Guns

 

 

” Most Marlin owners know of their long legacy of lever action rifles, .22 rimfire guns, and others. However, what most don’t know is that the company was one of the largest manufacturers of machine guns in World War One. 

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The Colt-Marlin Light Machine Gun

 

” In 1915, during World War I, a New York syndicate bought the company from the sons of John Marlin, the company’s founder, and renamed it the Marlin Rockwell Corporation (MRC). In that same year, MRC obtained license to the 1895 Colt Light Machine Gun. Colt had been manufacturing their ‘potato-digger’ machine gun for twenty years and the weapon had been made in a half dozen calibers not only for the US Army and Navy but also for Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, and Imperial Russia. With World War I becoming a boom for Colt and other firearms manufacturers producing weapons for Western European clients, the company was anxious to rid itself of the old Model 1895. Colt sold all of the rights, tooling, plans, and patents to MRC and washed their hands of the old potato digger.” 

Today all of these Marlin guns are rarely encountered and when they do run over $10,000 in working condition. Not bad for a weapon that fought in two world wars.” 

The Browning M1917 Machine Gun: Browning’s Water-Cooled Heavy (VIDEO)

 

 

 

 

 

” When it comes to defending a fixed position, such as a trench or pillbox, from an advancing horde of enemy foot soldiers, the best solution for the individual soldier is a machine gun. This we’ve known for some time.  The problem with machine guns though, is that they overheat after the first thousand rounds and aren’t much good without a replacement barrel after that. Well, if you’re a Guns.com reader it should come as no surprise that John Moses Browning came up with the ultimate answer to this problem a long time ago, even before his legendary M2 won the hearts and minds of the American people, and it was called the M1917 machine gun.

 

Design of the Browning M1917

Labelled Browning M1917

” The first heavy machine guns of the early 1900s, the Maxim gun and its British Vickers, German Spandau and Russian Sokolov variants, were great big heavy beasts that could spit fire for days. Requiring the services of a six to eight man team to operate these monsters, the guns were capable of firing for hours on end. The bad thing was they weighed often in excess of 140-pounds with their mount and water-filled barrel shroud. Browninghad designed a water-cooled sustained fire machine gun as early as 1900, but at the time, Hiram Maxim had almost cornered the market so the inventor/entrepreneur shelved his plans.

When Browning finally got around to building a prototype in 1910, it was radically different from Maxim’s design. Browning used a recoil sliding-block locking mechanism instead of the complicated toggle-lock that the competition used…. ”

 

 

 

 

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PKM Machine Gun – Closer Look

” David Fortier and I take a closer look at the PKM belt fed machine gun. The PKM is one of the worlds best general purpose machine guns. The PKM fires the formidable 7.62x54R cartridge at around 650 rounds per minute.”

Cancun Bar Shooting Kills Seven, Wounds Four

 

 

” Authorities in the Mexican resort of Cancun say two gunmen burst into a bar in a working class neighborhood and fatally shot seven people. Four others are wounded.

Aiza says the assailants arrived to “The Mermaid” bar in a poor area far from Cancun’s hotel zone in two cars Thursday afternoon. He says two gunmen using automatic rifles went inside and began shooting.”

 

 

 

From Reuters:

 

Six Killed In Bar Shooting In Mexican Resort Of Cancun

 

” Two men armed with a machine gun and a handgun opened fire in a bar on the outskirts of the Mexican tourist resort of Cancun on Thursday, killing six people and wounding five, the office of the state’s attorney general said.”

 

 

Update : Death toll now stands at seven: 

 

 

Seven Killed In Bar Shooting In Cancun As Popular Resort Welcomes Thousands Of Spring Breakers

 

” Resort locations, such as Cancun or Acapulco in Mexico, have not been immune to violence in the past. In February, six women were raped by gunmen who broke into their rented beach house, according to Reuters.  Acapulco, once a rival tourist destination to Cancun, has lost some appeal as it has been plagued with drug-related violence while Cancun has thus far avoided such violent high profile incidents.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High School Machine Guns … Courtesy Of One Of Those Awful 1%er’s . We’ve Sure Come A Long Way , Haven’t We ?

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Thanks to the continuing generosity of the family of the late Col. John Jacob Astor IV, who so bravely met his end last year on the Titanic, New York schoolboys will continue to have the opportunity to learn to shoot rifles and even more powerful weapons, the Los Angeles Timesreports

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The  .50 BMG

 

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The Beast Itself

 

 

 

” Once again, his most-excellent John Moses Browning comes into our discussion. There is a fine line between a cannon and a gun. This cartridge flirts on that line. Anything bigger usually comes out of a cannon. In the Cartridges of the World, 12th edition, this is the end of the story; nothing is beyond JMB’s cartridge. However, Browning did not originally design this cartridge for sniping.

Browning originally designed the .50 BMG for exactly what the abbreviation says, Browning Machine Gun. The year was 1918 and the war to end all wars was drawing to a bloody conclusion. In World War I bigger became better. The .30 caliber Browning machine gun was less potent as things like tanks and airplanes began to make their presence known. Furthermore, an 11mm Hotchkiss made its debut on the battlefield of Europe. General Pershing called for a gun that would balance that new heavy cartridge technology.”

 

 

 

” On October 15, 1918, less than one month before the conclusion of European festivities, the first trial of Browning’s machine gun took place. The cartridge was huge, the gun enormous. It was a beast and hard to control. It would be three more years until the improvements allowed better control over this colossal cartridge. That design would be the Browning Machine Gun, Model of 1921 M1921. Later upgrades would make it the M1921A1 and in the 1930s it became the M2, or Ma Deuce.

With the Ma Deuce, this cartridge would take off from vehicles that traversed jungles, deserts, and mountains. It also served in the air and on the water. If it rolled, flew or floated, this cartridge could take it out. When mounted to the P51 Mustang fighter plane with six Browning Machine Guns, it rained .50 bullets and brass all over the skies of Europe. One word fits that thought-devastating! ”

 

 

 

 

Firearm of the Week, MG42

Cheaper Than Dirt

 

 

Machine Gun of 1942 MG42

 

   ” The need arose on the battlefield for an easily transportable machine gun to compliment the German Blitzkrieg, a new type of warfare. The High Command placed the MG30, which had promise, into the hands of the artist Paul Mauser. This resulted in the Machine Gun of 1934, or MG34. However, as with most German weapons of that era, it was complicated and it did not react well to dust. Can you say Tiger Tank?

The lock of the MG34 was so complex and required such fine manufacturing tolerances that it was prone to wear down in dirty and dusty environments. This would cause a catastrophic and permanent failure. However, it still was a very successful weapon and it was instrumental through out the Second World War. Nevertheless, a better weapon was waiting in the wings.

That weapon would be the Maschinengewehr 42 Machine Gun of 1942 or just the MG42. The allies in World War II feared no single weapon more. It possessed an unbelievable rate of fire—around 1,200 to 1,500 rounds per minute! “