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Winchester M1897 trench shotgun

Manufactured by Winchester Repeating Arms Co. based on John Browning’s design c.1917-45, this commercial gun was made in 1920 - serial number E683081.
12 gauge, 5+1 shells of nine .33 caliber pellets in a tubular magazine, 20″ long barrel, pump-action repeater with an external hammer and no trigger disconnector, heat shield and bayonet lug for the standard military issue M1917 rifle bayonet.

The old trench broom, in near-mint condition.


Remington Model 10

An old pump-action 12 gauge shotgun that was produced from 1909 to 1929. There were “trench gun” models with 20″ barrels and bayonet lugs but most of the ones you’ll find used are the sporting models with 30″ barrels. The one in the photo has been cut down to 18″. What makes the Model 10 interesting is the quick take down procedure. You lift a locking tab at the end of the magazine tube and twist the barrel and action to break it down. (GRH)

Hey everyone! ^^ Here’s my design of an SMG issued to Jack soldiers of Tasmanwick’s military. It is manufactured by Sofala (one of Tasmanwick’s firearms manufacturers), and I decided to call it ‘Clydesdale’ after Big Red’s (who’s a horse I ride every time I go on trail rides) breed.

Here’s a few facts about it:
- It has a side mounted magazine, which is usually of the small drum type (similar to the MP 18). That way, a Jack can hold the vertical grip comfortably.
- It’s a really compact multistage coilgun. The ammo it fires is designed to be deadly on an enemy, but it’s also intended to minimise collateral damage by metal pollution (I just like being environmentally friendly - less collateral damage is an ethic of mine).
- Where the previous guard should be, I’ll add a compact pistol ( the idea was @luminescentphoenix ‘s), but I’m gonna design that separately.
- These guns come with a bayonet lug (not pictured).
- A small screen displays the amount of ammunition in the magazine. It is situated under the telescopic sight.

So, what do you think? ^^ Feel free to criticise it all you like, cause I know it will have disadvantages on the battlefield xD then again, so does every weapon, but still.

Special thanks to:
for helping me design this by giving some really good suggestions. ^^

Designed and drawn by me, @eclecticcoyote


Izhmash Tigr

Civilian model of the SVD Dragunov. In the stock configuration the Tigr has a sporting style wood stock and a non-vented handguard. It also lacked the flash hider, bayonet lug and most importantly the adjustable gas system. This one has been converted back into it’s SVD configuration but still lacks the full length barrel. Note the 1P21 optic, a somewhat cumbersome scope that is offset even more to the left than your usual PSO/POSP model scopes. (GRH)


The MCEM-2

The Military Carbine Experimental Model (MCEM) project was initiated by RSAF Enfield in 1942, and officially ended in 1947. The goal of the project was to design a suitable replacement for the STEN gun, which the British Army had no desire to keep in service after World War II. RSAF Enfield had competition from commercial businesses, such as Birmingham Small Arms, Sterling Armaments, and the Danish company DISA.

When the project began, there was an influx of Czech, Polish and Belgian engineers who had fled their native countries and emigrated to Britain, and put their skills to use at Enfield. Thus, Enfield had separated their design staff into several different departments based on nationality. Reportedly there was quite a lot of rivalry between the native British designers and the Polish emigres, who were both tasked with submitting their own MCEM designs by 1945.

The British team, headed by Harold J. Turpin, designer of the STEN, submitted their design first, hence it was dubbed the MCEM-1. It was basically a STEN in a flashier new body, with a reworked magazine feed, wooden stock and right-hand cocking. A unique feature of the MCEM-1 was its magazine, which was actually two 20-round magazines welded together side-by-side, in a similar fashion to the popular method of taping magazines together “jungle style”.

The Polish team, headed by Lieutenant Jerzey Podsenkowski, created a totally new design the likes of which had never really been seen before, especially not on a military level. Their idea was to create a light, compact SMG with a high rate of fire that could be fired with one hand. Since it was the second design, it was dubbed the MCEM-2. The bolt assembly was in a hollow cylinder 8 1⁄4 inches long, with a fixed firing pin that was 1 ½ inches from the rear end. When fired, 7 inches of the 8-inch barrel were inside the bolt, and behind the bolt a fixed rod ejected protruded through the bolt face as the bolt returned. The magazine well was in the pistol grip and there was a removable shoulder stock to improve accuracy.

The MCEM-2 ejected from a port in front of the trigger guard, making it awkward to handle two-handed, but it was the designer’s intention that it be fired with one hand. Ordnance Board officials did not like this idea. When the MCEM-1 and MCEM-2 were tested against each other in September 1946, all praise went to the MCEM-1. The MCEM-2 was criticized for having an “excessive” fire rate of 1000 rounds per minute, which did prove problematic since it only had an 18-round magazine.

Suggestions for improvements were made for both weapons. Whilst the British and Polish teams were hard at work developing their revised weapons, Major S. Hall of the Australian Army came over to England to showcase his new design based on the Owen gun. His weapon was, rather confusingly, also called the MCEM-1. It was designed in response to results from a survey that asked Australian combat veterans what their ideal weapon would be.

By 1946, the British team had finished improvements to their MCEM-1 design, and since it was the third submission from Enfield to the Ordnance Board trials, it was named the MCEM-3. It was pretty much the same as the MCEM-1 but with some minor tweaks; bayonet fittings were added, the magazine was curved, and the safety was improved. It was tested by the Ordnance Board, who gave it a good write-up and were confident that it could be a serious contender for a service weapon.

The Australian MCEM-1, on the other hand, didn’t fare as well. During testing, it overheated several times and the body fractured under intensive usage. It was sent back to Australia for improvements, but Major Hall decided to stay at Enfield to work on a prototype 7mm rifle.

The MCEM-6, the improved version of the MCEM-2, was completed by the Polish team in late 1946, with the help of Lt. Ichnatowicz. The MCEM-6 had a bayonet lug, required by the General Staff Specifications, and a heavier bolt to decrease the rate of fire to about 600 rounds per minute. Despite this, the Ordnance Board still wasn’t interested. Enfield shelved the MCEM-6 and gave the remainder of the funding to the British team.

When the 1947 trials came around, the MCEM-3 and an improved version of the Australian MCEM-1, called the MCEM-2, competed against the BSA Mk.II, the Patchett gun, and the Madsen M50. The MCEM-3 and the Australian MCEM-2 were the least favorable in the eyes of the Ordnance Board; the MCEM-3 suffered overheating problems and burned the hand of a firer. It was obvious that the Patchett, Madsen and BSA were miles ahead. After this, the MCEM project was scrapped, Enfield gave up on a submachine gun contract with the Army, and all attention was turned to the EM rifle project.

The MCEM-4 and the MCEM-5 remain a mystery. They were completed some time between the MCEM-3 and the MCEM-6, what they looked like and how they functioned is unknown. The MCEM-4 has been referred to as the “Sparc”, and the MCEM-5 was designed by Lt. Kulikowski, designer of the silenced STEN, indicating that it may have been a suppressed version of the MCEM-2. Nothing is certain, however, and probably never will be.


To not have people confused anymore, here’s a walkthrough of the Swedish made Versions of the FN FNC.

From the top:

AK5(A). Called AK5A when AK5B was introduced.

The first versions of the Ak 5 family were made by the Swedish company FFV Ordnance AB (now part of Saab Bofors Dynamics) under license from FN, with deliveries starting in 1986. The Ak5 is still in the inventory of the Swedish Armed Forces, but is no longer issued to soldiers, having been replaced by the Ak 5C and Ak 5D. This version uses fixed iron sights, and the Swedish Armed Forces have estimated that the maximum practical distance is 400 meters, but it can be used at longer ranges. This brings it in line with the M16, using the Swedish Armed Forces definition of maximum practical distance.

As issued, the Ak 5 did not have a bayonet lug. A bayonet lug adaptor (using the Ak 4 bayonet) is fitted to some rifles for ceremonial duties, such as the Royal Guards at the Stockholm Palace.


The Ak 5B is the designated marksman version of the Ak 5. Modifications include fittings for a 4×25.5 SUSAT L9A1 tritium sight, a cheek pad on the buttstock, and removal of the iron sights. This weapon is typically carried by squad leaders. This version weighs 4.8 kg (without magazine) and 5.4 kg (with full magazine). Approximately 5200 of this version were made.


At the beginning of the 21st century the Swedish military wanted a more modern assault rifle for integration in a future Swedish soldier program. The rifle had to have a Rail Integration System, better ergonomics and improved reliability. Instead of purchasing a new assault rifle, Sweden opted to modify the existing Ak 5(B) rifle family already in use reducing program risks and costs.

Before the Ak 5C went into mass production, it was thoroughly evaluated. This was done by having certain units use an experimental model designated Ak 5CF where “F” stands for the Swedish word försök (in this context, experiment or trial). During the trial over 1 million rounds were fired and the rifles exhibited a Mean Rounds Between Stoppage value of 3,500. The test users found the test weapon too heavy and long so the barrel length was reduced to 350 mm to reduce overall weight and move the center of gravity closer to the user. These tests were completed in June 2005 and four months later, the FMV signed a contract with Saab Bofors Dynamics covering the modification of nearly 40,000 AK 5 assault rifles, which took the company approximately 4 years to implement. Serial deliveries were scheduled to begin in June 2006 and the Ak 5C was first issued to priority units serving in Afghanistan (ISAF), Chad (EUFOR Chad/CAR), and Kosovo (KFOR).

The Ak 5C is the modernized version of the original Ak 5, following the trend of modular weapons. One of the most significant improvements is the MIL-STD-1913 rail system to which a variety of different optics, lights and sights can be mounted, such as telescopic sights and image intensifiers. The double gas position, iron sights and bolt catch of the original Ak 5(B) rifle family were discarded and the surface finish is black instead of green.


The Ak 5D has a shortened barrel and handguard. It also features the MIL-STD-1913 rail system for easy mounting of a variety of sights.

Due to the smaller dimensions of the carbine, the Ak 5D is especially suited for ranger/urban warfare units and vehicle crews who often benefit from a more lightweight and compact weapon when taking into account the nature of their assignments and the environments in which they often operate. The Swedish police are also equipped with a version of the Ak 5D; see below.

The newest Ak 5D Mk2 version has the same upgrades as the “C” model but retains the shorter barrel.


Some units of the Swedish police are equipped with a special version of the Ak 5D called CGA5P or sometimes (incorrectly) Ak 5DP. Essentially it is a black (instead of the regular military green) Ak 5D with automatic fire capability disabled by a hex screw. Unlike the Ak 5D, the police version has fixed sights but is still equipped with the MIL-STD-1913 rail system to allow the use of telescopic sights or red dot sights. Unlike its military counterparts (except for the AK5C version), the police version has safety catches on both sides of the weapon.

This is accurate to my experience, if any of it seems odd please send me a message, we never stop learning. 

There are more versions of the AK5 but theese are the ones that were actually implemented in the Swedish Armed Forces. THe AK5’s with a underbarrel grenade launger are the same, only the handguard is exchanged for a handguard with a grenadelauncher permanently attached. It is however technically called “AK5C with underbarrel grenadelauncher”


Winchester M1897 trench shotgun

Manufactured by Winchester Repeating Arms Co. based on John Browning’s design c.1917-45, this is a military gun made around 1941-42 - serial number E93511.
12 gauge, 5+1 shells of nine .33 caliber pellets in a tubular magazine, 20″ long barrel, pump-action repeater with an external hammer and no trigger disconnector, heat shield and bayonet lug for the standard military issue M1917 rifle bayonet. Stamped with the ordnance grenade symbol.
Everything looked better back when we had wood furniture.


That British soldiers throughout the 18th and much of the 19th century carried a type of flintlock musket affectionately nicknamed “the Brown Bess” is common knowledge. It is also usual to hear facts, from both laymen and academics, stating that the average soldier was expected to fire a round every twenty seconds with such a weapon, that it was rarely accurate at more than 50 yards and never beyond 100, and that standard British Army drill in the 18th century focused on the speed of loading rather than accuracy. 

Unfortunately misconceptions about this iconic weapon abound. It’s time a few were laid to rest, and where better place to start than with the very name itself? 

It is important to note that the term “Brown Bess” rarely figures in contemporary sources. The weapon’s proper name was the Long Land Pattern Service Musket or, after the Seven Years War, the Short Land Pattern Service Musket. The phrase “Brown Bess” was occasionally used as an endearing nickname for the weapon, but was no more its official name than the nickname for your modern-day car or bike would be considered its proper brand name. The idea of “Brown Bess” being used by British soldiers to regularly refer to their firelocks doesn’t appear until the weapon went out of use in the mid 19th century, and was then unfortunately picked up on and circulate by historians and fledgling reenactment groups in the mid 20th century.

As for the origins of the name itself, they remains shrouded in mystery. The best guesses seem to be that the “brown” originated from the walnut stocks or the chemical “browning” process used to combat rust, whilst “Bess” may be derived from the older “arquebus” or “blunderbus.” It is likely that we’ll never know the precise origin. 

We do thankfully know what the soldiers who actually used the weapon most commonly called it though - firelocks, flintlocks, the King’s Arms, Long Land muskets, Short Land muskets or simply muskets all appear in primary sources. 

The belief that the Land Patterns were ridiculously inaccurate is also almost entirely false. Soldiers were taught to hold their fire until the enemy was between 50 and 100 yards not because otherwise they’d all miss, but because 18th and 19th century warfare relied on sudden shocks to make people run away, and hence win battles. One crashing, close-range volley followed by a bayonet charge was the single most common way of deciding an engagement. Lines could certainly sit and trade volleys over 100 yards. The reason rifles, with their supposedly far greater accuracy, never replaced light infantry muskets during the Revolution in any great numbers is because the musket, properly loaded and in the hands of a trained and experienced marksman, is a perfectly accurate weapon by any pre-20th century standards. In fact, a great number of Patriot “sharpshooters” were armed not with the iconic hunting rifle, but Long and Short Land Patterns, the same types used by their Crown adversaries. 

Going hand in hand with the inaccuracy myth is the belief that British soldiers of the Revolutionary period were taught simply to point their firelocks and pull the trigger without aiming. Again, this is simply wrong. 

It is true that the flintlocks used by the British Army in the 18th century had no purpose-built sights, but the bayonet lug sitting just above the muzzle was perfectly good for aiming with, and is actually described as a “sight” in 18th century military textbooks. Even more interestingly, some surviving period muskets show grooves worked into the top of the breach to help line up with the lug sight and assist with aiming. 

Lastly, of course, the training pieces of the time specifically mentioned aiming at targets, and we know from numerous contemporary sources that British soldiers spent plenty of time during war doing what was then termed as “firing at marks” - shooting at targets at various ranges. One order in Boston to British soldiers read “that the men be taught to take good aim, which if they do they will always level [their muskets] well." 

It is hard to imagine how a military could have been effective with a ridiculously inaccurate weapon which the soldiers themselves were taught not to aim with. The truth is, of course, that the incorrectly termed "Brown Bess” was a perfectly serviceable firearm, and the British Army in America understood the importance of marksmanship as much as their opponents. 



Arsenal, Inc., the premier American importer and manufacturer of semi-auto rifles, is proud to offer to American shooters the new addition to the SAM7 family – the SAM7UF rifle. This 7.62x39 caliber rifle combines authentic, high-quality features expected in the SAM7  Family. From its reinforced under-folding buttstock to its 14x1mm left hand muzzle threads with muzzle nut, every component of the SAM7UF is engineered to provide decades of dependable and accurate service. The SAM7UF rifle is bound to become a sought-after and collectible firearm.

The New Reinforced Under-Folding Stock:

The SAM7UF utilizes the modern straight-back under-folding stock, which locks perpendicular to the action and the bore of the rifle.  In order to provide a more secure and firm lock, whether in a folded or extended position, this stock locks on both sides of the receiver with 4 solid pins. The reinforced, straight-back folding stock stabilizes the rifle which significantly reduces the climb and gives the shooter much firmer control over the firearm for improved accuracy and effectiveness. These are major improvements over its predecessor, the tilt-down stock, and this rifle will surely exceed it.

Arsenal’s Exclusive Milled And Forged Receiver:

Each SAM7UF receiver is milled from a hot-die hammer forged receiver blank by the Arsenal Co. of Bulgaria. Other milled-receiver AKs are machined from bar stock, but Arsenal’s hot-die hammer forging produces stronger and finer-grained steel. Internal voids and cooling deformations are eliminated by the 5-ton hammer forging process.
Each forged receiver blank requires over 5.5 hours of milling before assembly. This forging and milling process is complex and time-intensive, but Arsenal’s meticulous attention to detail delivers a receiver of unequalled strength, precision, and durability.
SAM7UF-85 | SAM7UF model 7.62x39mm caliber rifle, milled and forged receiver, chrome lined hammer forged barrel, 14x1mm muzzle left-hand threads, muzzle nut, bayonet / accessory lug, reinforced under-folding buttstock, black polymer pistol grip and handguards, stainless steel heat shield, cleaning rod, one 10-round magazine (accepts any mil. spec. magazine), sling, oil bottle, and cleaning kit.

caliber: 7.62x39 mm
total length: 889 mm (35”)
folded length: 639 mm (25”)
barrel length: 415 mm (16 ¼ in.)
twist rate: 1 in 240 mm (9.45”)
weight w/o magazine: 3.4 kg (7.5 lbs.)
muzzle velocity: 710 m/s
effective range: 400 m
maximum range: 2000 m
rear sight range: 800 m (875 yds)
rate of Fire: 40 rds/min (practical)
MSRP:     $1299.00


Treuille de Beaulieu Mle1854 1st Type carbine

Manufactured in France c.1854~56 by the Manufacture d’Arme de Chatellerault.
9mm pinfire brass and cardboard cartridge, proprietary falling block action inspired by Flobert parlor guns, single-shot breech loading cavalry musketoon.

A very advanced design which development started in the early 1851 from a specific command from prince-président Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte to Treuille de Beaulieu. Both the future emperor and the inventor shared a passion for ballistic and the improvement of French military firearms, leading to a weapon that, in the same way as the Dreyse bolt action rifle a little earlier, was leading the way by a few decades in term of firearm development.
This one is not fitted with the characteristic bayonet lug that bore the straight saber of the Cent-Gardes bodyguard of the emperor.


A rather rare factory Bushmaster with a 26" long barrel. There appear to have been different variations; a heavy non-threaded bull barrel and this one; a fluted threaded barrel with the standard birdcage flash hider. Note that front sight base still has a bayonet lug. Twist rate is 1/9 and chrome lined, but not really sure why Bushmaster decided to produce this length of barrel.


Australian F-1 Submachine gun
Serial number AD6400247 with Australian proofmarks.
It is reminiscent of the previous Owen gun in that the 32-rounds 9mm magazine sticks straight up from the receiver, with an offset sight. It features a bayonet lug on the right side of the heat shield and swing swivels.
I have strong feelings for this old SMG with bigass heatshields.

Sauce : James D. Julia Auction Inc.

anonymous asked:

Which countries issued shotguns during the first world war and to what effect

Although the French and possibly the British used break action hunting shotguns, it was the US Army that first issued trench pump shotguns to its troops in 1917, which were shortened, with a heat shield and a bayonet lug for close-quarter combat.
Most of these trench guns had the ability to slam fire, which is very much fanning but for pump actions : keeping the trigger squeezed would allow the user to rake the pump back and forth, firing a shell everytime.
Notoriously efficient at cleaning trench, which caused German uproar, it was also used in a clay pidgeon shooting manner by some designated marksman to disable incoming grenades - although possibly with less success.

Here are a few trench guns


Winchester Model 12

Pump action 12 gauge shotgun that was mocked up to be a Trench Gun. Remington, Winchester, Ithaca are some of the companies that produced shotguns for use in World War I; two distinct features most but not all trench guns have are a heat shield and bayonet lug. Real examples can be costly; usually in the $2,000+ range, but there are a lot of fakes/clones/reproductions, which can make buying a a genuine example a bit of a hassle. (GRH)

Galil 331

The 7.62x51mm chambered model, made apparent by the large, square magazines. Note that one of the mags is a modified M14 mag. There were several different variations imported into the U.S, either through Action Arms or Magnum Research. It makes Galil collecting a bit challenging because they were brought in with different barrel lengths, with or without bayonet lugs or carry handles or wood furniture, etc. (GRH)

Smith and Wesson M&P 15-22SD, Sussex, England

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Contrary to many people’s beliefs, firearms aren’t banned in the UK. We’re actually allowed many things that are illegal in many US states such as NJ, CA and NY. High (normal) capacity magazines for example. We also don’t have arbitrary ‘Assault weapons’ bans, or as I like to refer to them; aesthetic features bans. Wanna stick a drum mag, bayonet and pistol grip on your 10-22? You go right ahead buddy.

My personal favourite aspect of our gun laws is that, as you can see, suppressors are so easily accessible. suppressed shotguns aren’t even regarded any differently in law than regular ones. - sh4kur

I am in agreement with your statement; there is a persistent belief that the U.K is devoid of firearms. That simply isn’t true; there are AK’s, AR’s and various other firearm makes and models in private hands. There are even 50 BMG clubs in the U.K

It’s a give-and-take kind of deal however. Although the U.K has no technical magazine capacity restriction or bans on certain features (i.e bayonet lugs, muzzle devices, pistol grips etc) it still has an outright “ban” on semi-automatic centerfire firearms.

The “ban” on semi-auto centerfires is circumvented by making them single-shot straight-pull rifles.

If I’m not mistaken, rimfire firearms such as the M&P 15-22 are legal as semi-autos?

I’ve always been curious as to how some firearms made there way over to the U.K.

One of my dreams guns to have was always an LSW. I’ve seen deactivated examples for sale in the U.K but there is no way for me to get one over stateside in one piece.

It’s great that suppressors aren’t regulated over there and I think they’re a sensible thing to have, especially when hunting.

If anything, gun laws in the U.S and Europe are both equally confusing and can differ widely depending on which state (going from California to Texas) or which country (going from France to Sweden). Some more restrictive, other places far more friendly when it comes to firearms.


The Chinese Mini Mauser — The Norinco JW - 25A

A creation of the Chinese firearms company Norinco, the JW-25A is a .22LR bolt action rifle that is made to simulate the German World War II era K98k rifle.  Inspired by German training rifles, the JW-25A is made to look like a K98k, but with some key differences.  First and foremost it is about 25% shorter and lighter than the K98k.  The action is a direct copy of the Czech CZ 452-2E, another .22LR bolt action rifle popular for its accuracy and ruggedness.  Finally the JW-24A features a 5 round detachable magazine, done for convenience since its difficult to load small .22LR cartridges into a fixed box magazine.  However, most other features of the rifle are authentic to or similar to the WWII original, including mounts for a sling, adjustable V-notch sights, barrel bands, cleaning rod, bayonet lug (which doesn’t mount a bayonet), even the “hole” in the stock which was used to aid in the field stripping of the bolt.  The JW-25A is marketed for small caliber target shooting/plinking, as well as small game hunting, but in truth we all know that it was created to appeal to the tastes of World War II history buffs.  The JW-25A is common in Canada and Europe, where it retails for around $200- $250.  It is not commonly available in the United States due to a ban on importation of Chinese firearms.