Designed by John M. Browning, manufactured by Winchester Repeating Arms c.1888 and factory engraved c.1888 and 1901 - serial number 6728. 12 gauge five-round tubular magazine, lever action repeating shotgun, 76cm long damascus steel barrel, piano polish, extensive engravings. One of only five display M1887 shotguns, which makes it extremely rare on top of being gorgeous.
“Welcome to the greatest hive of scum and villainy in this entire damned sector,” Bulat chuckled as he landed the cruiser in the spaceport of the most aptly named Avarice Quartus. “Now, let’s get fucked up, shall we?”
Naomi leapt off the ship, going through the bubble of contained air after their ship had been maglocked to the port. They landed on the surface of the spaceport, and walked inside. The artificial gravity kicked in, and Naomi’s feet planted firmly on the ground. She brushed the clinging static of the containment field off her black shirt and waited for Kate to get off the ship.
Kate’s long hair stood up in messy strands from the static electricity, levitating in the air. When she straightened her hair and let it hang down again, Naomi decided to have a little fun. Kate’s hair floated back up, suspended high in the air like some sort of creature that had taken up residence on her head. Kate flattened it down again, shrugging it off as just some electricity that hadn’t quite gone away.
Naomi made it rise up again. Kate caught on, glaring at Naomi, who responded with a smug smile. The hair came to life under her influence, moving and twisting around to form a false mustache around Kate’s mouth.
“Hey, stop!” Kate pushed the hair away, trying and failing to hide an amused smirk. “That tickled.”
Designed by Benjamin T. Henry c.1857-60 based on the Volition and Volcanic repeating rifles, manufactured by New Haven Arms Co. c.1860-66 - serial number 3645. .44RF Henry 16-round tubular magazine, lever action repeater, brass frame. This is one of the few surviving example of an US ordinance Henry rifle purchased to arm the
1st D.C. Cavalry regiment. Most Henry rifles of the war were private purchases ; although expensive, its front-loaded magazine had an unmatched capacity for the time, earning him the reputation of being “a gun you load on Sunday and shoot all week long”.
This was one of the three mega
exhibits for the 40th anniversary of the big three appliance computers
launched in 1977.
Anthony Becker, Jeffrey Brace, Chris Fala, Todd George (captain), & Bill
Winters combined their skills, collection, and love for Commodore equipment to showcase the PET-2001′s family tree.
Before Commodore Business Machines was making computers, they were making office equipment, namely typewriters. They got into the game of manufacturing adding machines, followed by calculators which were constantly decreasing in size while improving their capabilities. During the calculator wars, Texas Instruments had an upper hand in the market by being a main source of calculator integrated circuits. In an attempt to subvert TI’s control, Commodore purchased MOS Technology so they could produce their own semiconductors in house.
It just so happened that MOS had a microprocessor, the now famous 6502, which they were using in the KIM-1 trainer./demonstrator.
Commodore continued selling the KIM-1 with their own branding, and one was on display acting as a clock.
However, the 6502 really shined in their first home computer, the PET-2001, available initially in an 8K version and a short lived 4K version. The PET was unique compared to its contemporary appliance home computers (the Apple II and TRS-80 Model I) in that it included a monitor and tape drive all in the same chassis. You’ll also note that the case of the 2001 is made from metal, not plastic like the competition. In true Commodore fashion, this was a money saving move – they re-purposed their file cabinet manufacturing arm to make cases for the PET line resulting in very sturdy cases. The keyboards were re-purposed from cash registers, resulting in an incredibly clunky and uncomfortable design that didn’t last long.
I made it a personal mission to sit down at the PET-2001-8, just as I had at my first VCF East a decade ago, and program something. I tweaked the existing random character generator program on screen to use different PETSCII graphics than the demonstrator they had set up. This is an early blue bezel model, which makes up for the terrible chiclet keyboard.
The PET-2001 was succeeded by the 4000 and 8000 series machines, boasting larger screen options, a proper full travel QWERTY keyboard, more memory, better external interfaces, and more advanced versions of Microsoft BASIC. The IEEE-488 interface was fully implemented by this point, and was used with larger storage mediums like the 4040 and 8050 dual floppy drives, and rare CBM D9090 hard disk drive. The real oddity here is the very late SFD1001 drive, which uses the IEEE-488 parallel interface, but crams it into the case of a later 1541 drive more synonymous with the C64.
Summary: After the Avenger’s falling out, you were put in charge of putting Bucky together. Under King T’Challa’s orders, you were given a month’s time to create a new arm while simultaneously figure out how to get the triggering memories of his past out of his mind. As the time goes by, you found yourself confiding in him, despite his frozen state.
A/N: This one’s a bit short, kinda filler-ish, but building up for the next chapter will hopefully be up soon. Expect someone to make their first appearance in the next part!
get ready for some pynch pda you ready? You’re ready
• ronan walking past Adam’s desk in class and trailing his fingers up his arm that’s resting on the desk
• linked!! hands!! in!! the!! corridors!!
• quick cheek as kisses before separating for class
• adam thinking he saw his dad while he and ronan were out and ronan protectively wrapping his arm around adam waist and holding him close
• adam going up on his tiptoes to kiss ronan’s nose softly (even though the height difference is only like,, 2 inches it still maters fight me)
• adam putting his hand on top of ronan’s in Nino’s on the table
• ronan pushing adam up against his car and kissing his neck
• adam resting his head in ronan’s lap when they’re at Monmouth Manufacturing
• ronan wrapping his arms around adam from behind, resting his chiin on his shoulder
• adam turning his head to place a kiss on ronan’s lips
• ronan throwing his legs over Adam’s lap
• adam resting his head on ronan’s shoulder
• RONAN RESTING HIS HEAD ON ADAM’S SHOULDER
• tiny little kisses wherever they are
• (some are actually make out sessions but shush)
• HOLDING!!! HANDS!!!
Designed by John Browning, manufactured by Winchester Repeating Arms c.1897-1957 - serial number E602975. 12 gauge 5-round tubular magazine, pump action repeater, full-length 30″ barrel. I love old rifle-length shotguns.
To accommodate for unprecedented levels of population, super-district sprawls became an increasingly common sight. These are the precursors to the cities in the Attrition era, urban planning taken to an absurd level of hyper-density. Not only many hundreds of thousands of people were housed in these districts but also these area were for the most part highly independent and capable of operating autonomously if need be, in what is referred to as ‘war protocol’. Like in the example of the Minsk super-district, there are multiple levels to these sprawls and they include their own factory floors at the bottom which more often than not were dedicated to arms manufacturing, especially as the war ramped up to a fever pitch.
Made by the Manufacture d’Armes de Chatellerault c.July Monarchy - serial number 5527MB. 17,8mm/.70 cap and ball, single shot muzzleloader, walnut stock, brass fittings, socket bayonet. Originally a smoothbore musket, this Mle1842 musket was rifled and cut down to light infantry size in 1860 along with all other smoothbore long arms in French arsenals at the time. It however escaped the Tabatière conversion of 1864 to a breechloading weapon, instead retaining its muzzle-loading Minié rifle configuration.
Made by the Manufacture d’Arme de St-Etienne sometime between 1892 and 1924 to about twelve units. 8mm French revolver six-round cylinder, double action/single action with rebounding hammer, blued with some nickel plated parts, likely an officer model. A few different models of the MAS Mle1892 were made that did away with the Abadie system and its loading-gate-like cylinder release. This example features a cylinder axis sleeve which, much like a pump action shotgun, is pulled towards the frame to work the action of the gun, in that case releasing the cylinder.
In early 2016, Donald Trump asked the hosts on Fox & Friends: “Who blew up the World Trade Center? It wasn’t the Iraqis, it was Saudi — take a look at Saudi Arabia, open the documents.“ When his main rival for president, Hillary Clinton, was accepting Saudi donations to her controversial charitable foundation, Trump had some more choice words. In a Facebook post he wrote: "Saudi Arabia and many of the countries that gave vast amounts of money to the Clinton Foundation want women as slaves and to kill gays. Hillary must return all money from such countries!” Trump’s righteous indignation and anger towards the Saudis dissipated almost immediately, however, upon taking office. This has been much to the delight of Washington neocons who have been eager to see more aggressive US policy toward Iran, Riyadh’s top regional foe. As for all that money Clinton accepted? Well, Saudi cash is just fine if it lines the pockets of arms manufacturers Lockheed, Raytheon and BAE Systems. To quote Voltaire: When it comes to money, everyone is of the same religion.
Danielle Ryan, ‘Saudi Exceptionalism: Trump hates radical Islam, except when you can make money from it’, RT
Spencer Model 1863 Army repeating rifle with Blakeslee 1864 Patent magazine box
Manufactured by Spencer Repeating Arms in Boston, Massachusetts c.1864, magazine box manufactured by Erasmus Blakeslee c.1864 in Chicopee, Massachusetts - serial number 5164. .52RF Spencer 7-round tubular magazine, the wood tin and leather Blakeslee box holds 7 spare magazines for a total of 49 spare rounds of ammunition. Lever action repeater, manually cocked hammer, full length musket-style foregrip with the barrel bands and the whole shebang. The Spencer military rifle’s success with mounted Union infantry is what prompted its better known variant, the M1860 carbine, to be adopted en masse by Union cavalry units by the end of the American Civil War. The magazine box however was barely used, despite 30000 units being delivered to the Union during the war.
Of course, it is not just private prisons that incentivize incarceration. There is an entire supporting cast dedicated to its proliferation as well: The aerospace industry and arms manufacturers (which supply drug enforcement planes, helicopters, drones, armored vehicles, weapons, ammunition, and surveillance technology), chemical companies (which produce the poisons often used to sedate and execute prisoners, as well as the tear gas used in prison strikes and protests), the bail bonds industry (which finance the ability or inability for a person to await trial in or out of jail), U.S. banks (which launder billions of dollars for drug cartels and finance the prison industry), and of course numerous politicians (which accept money from these industries in exchange for pushing favorable legislation).
The end result is a sprawling cornucopia of state violence supported at every level of America’s social structure — and which relies principally on police for enforcement. After all, we should never forget that every single person convicted for a violent or a non-violent crime, every single person wrongly convicted, every single person corralled for simply being different or standing up for justice, every single person unable to navigate poverty, homelessness, or addiction, who is placed in a cage to work in servitude or slavery, was put there by a cop. It follows that if ever we are to mobilize to dismantle mass incarceration, it must also be a movement to extract the final breath from policing itself, and to abolish for all time every manifestation of state terror.