Winchester M1895 Russian contract rifle

Designed by John M. Browning c.1895, manufactured by Winchester Repeating Arms Co. c.1915-17 for the Russian empire.
7,62x54mmR 5-round internal box magazine, lever action repeater, stripper clip guide, bayonet lug, full military-style forestock.

Good things happen when you take hunting weapons and militarize them, it’s like trench guns. Visually good things if anything.

Ultimamene ho sostituito il mio “mi dispiace” con “grazie”;
al posto di “Mi dispiace per aver tardato” rispondo “Grazie per
avermi aspettato”, oppure invece di “mi spiace di essere
un disastro” dico “grazie per amarmi e prenderti cura di me
in modo incondizionato” e questo non solo ha cambiato il
mio modo di pensare e il modo in cui io mi sento con me
stessa ma ha influenzato anche il modo in cui io mi relaziono
con gli altri, che ora ricevono gratitudine al posto della mia negatività.

-frase tradotta
(Volevoimparareavolare on Tumblr)

Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifle with Zielgerät 1229 ‘Vampir’ infrared device

Manufactured and fitted by C.G. Haenel in Suhl, Germany.
7,92x33mm Kurz 30-round removable box magazine, gas-operated tilting bolt select fire, ‘Vampir’ infrared aiming device made of a scope and infrared lamp linked to a wooden-boxed battery.

The interesting thing about both World Wars in terms of firearm development, is that when a country -generally filled with brilliant people as countries may be- is struggling to keep the technological edge, you end up with weapons that may be rushed, not thought-out, and based on ideas exceeding the local production means… But ultimately they’re weapons that look fucking amazing.