stamp sheets

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Issued in January by Tuvalu, was the new Women of Star Trek collection, featuring prominent female characters from all the prime timeline series. Like other recent releases, this series comes in the form of two miniature sheets, one featuring six stamps, and the other a single higher value stamp.

The six stamp sheet stars Doctor Beverly Crusher of TNG, Nyota Uhura of TOS, Captain Kathryn Janeway of Voyager, Hoshi Sato of Enterprise, and two characters from DS9, Kira Nerys, and Jadzia Dax.

Seperate from the rest is a second Voyager character, Seven of Nine.

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I need to hype about this here as well because OH MY GOD!!!

I’M SO HAPPY TO BE IN THE UNIVERSITY I AM IN RIGHT NOW!
I’m taking a course on book history, meaning the history of the book as an object, how books have been made, who owned them, who sold them etc.
And today we had a guided tour of our university’s own library, and were given an introduction to the older and most book historically interesting pieces in the collection.
And holy fucking shit.
The book in the pictures.
The pages are from an incunable.
An incunable is a book printed in Europe before the 1500s, meaning the pages have been printed with one metal cast molded sheet stamp thing, instead of the more efficient way invented in the 1500s where you’d stack these metal letters and stuff to make a page, print the page, and arrange the letters again for a new one. Those pages are from the 1400s. 600 years old.
And I was allowed to touch them.

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL
YOU SEE THE COVER?
NEWSTEAD ABBEY ONCE BELONGED TO THE BYRON FAMILY. THIS HAS BEEN IN THEIR LIBRARY.
SO IT’S VERY LIKELY THAT LORD GODDAMN FUCKING BYRON MIGHT HAVE HELD THIS BOOK IN HIS HANDS.

I AM SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW

M3A1 “Grease Gun” submachine gun

Designed by George Hyde c.1942 and manufactured by Guide Lamp - General Motors - c.1943~50′s.
.45ACP 30-round magazine, open bolt blowback full automatic, stamped sheet metal construction, hinged bolt dust cover.

Designed to replace the Thompson submachine guns as a cheaper alternative, it failed to enter a big enough production rate to achieve that. It still remained in service until the 1990′s as a vehicle crew weapon.

Haikyuu x Tokyo Dome City!

From Nov 12th to Jan 4th, Tokyo Dome City will have a collaboration with Haikyuu!
Ticket: ¥1800 (Stamp rally sheet + 3 attraction tickets)
You can get 1 of 7 random original sticker if you managed to collect 6 stamps. Also, you can test your luck in a lottery if you join the “Double Chance”. Double chance game information will be announced later.

There’s going to be 8 Haikyuu attractions inside Tokyo Dome City, you can also meet the team members there! 

The attractions will be:

  1. フリフリグランプリ (Frilly Grandprix, Oikawa)
  2. スーパーバイキング ソラブネ (Super Viking Sorabune, Hinata)
  3. ブンブンビー (Bumble bee, Hinata)
  4. ピクシーカップ  (Pixie Cup, Kageyama)
  5. サンダードルフィン (Thunder Dolphin, Nishinoya)
  6. ワンダードロップ  (Wonder Drop, Hinata & Nishinoya)
  7. ビッグ・オー (The Big O)
  8. ブルームエクスプレス (Bloom Express, Kageyama)

You can also find a 1:1 scale characters and take pictures with them on Joypolis B1F! Character that’s going to present:

  1. Bokuto with hot dogs
  2. Oikawa acting childish with that silly car lol
  3. Excited Hinata
  4. Somehow cool Kageyama
  5. Ushijima the balloon seller
  6. Kuroo riding a white tiger

Also you can get an original can badge of yachi & kiyoko if you show your complete stamp rally sheet on the entrace of LaQua building!

These cuties will join us too in Tokyo Dome City!

(Schedule of their appearance will be announced later)

Collaboration menu & exclusive goods are soon to be announced!!

anonymous asked:

i've only recently found you through your giveaway and have spent the last couple of hours binging on your blog and /JFC/, i've been wheeze-laughing the entire time. your sense of humour is hilarious and your brilliant art style coupled with buttons' super expressive face is a recipe for the best kind of tummy-aching laughter. thank you so much for all your great posts!

Hi anons! Thank you so much! I’ve been getting a lot of love and I really appreciate it! <3 It’s reassuring to hear that you consider this blog positive, I hope I can keep it that way!
Also last anon, you’ve been now officially noticed. *stamps attendance sheet*

Err idk, pitbulls? I’ve never had a big dog and those look adorable as hell.

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BSA-Howell self-loading SMLE rifle

Short Magazine Lee-Enfield MkIII conversion, manufactured in 1916 by Birmigham Small Arms company, serial number 2.
.303 British, 20 or 10 rounds box magazine, gas operated semi automatic, stamped sheet metal hand and face guards and pistol grip.

Although obviously more reliable than the Chauchat, the Lewis gun was not available in sufficient quantity during WW1 and the British army had to rely on some other ways to provide superior firepower to its soldiers. This was one such unfortunate yet awesome way.

Sauce : James D Julia Inc

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MG 39 Rh prototype general purpose machine gun

Designed by Louis Stange and Manufacture by Rheinmetall-Borsig in Sömmerda c.1937-39 - serial number 006.
7x57mm Mauser belt-fed, gas operated automatic, removable barrel, makes extensive use of stamped sheet metal and spot welding to facilitate production.

Made first to be a cheaper replacement for the MG34, the then widespread German prejudice against gas operated firearms - based on the thought that drilling the gas tap inside the barrel would affect ballistics - screwed it over in favor of the future MG42. The Rheinmetall company nevertheless developped their prototype further in the hope that the then disastrous short recoil competitor might be abandoned at a later date, at which point they would have a finished gun of a much higher quality than any other prototype for the Wehrmacht to look at.

Sauce : Forgotten Weapons

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The PPSh-2

The PPSh-41 submachine is an iconic weapon of the Soviet Union from World War II, being one of the most heavily produced submachine guns in history with millions made.  Despite the success of the PPSh-41, the General Artillery Department of the Red Army General Staff wanted a new submachine gun that was lighter and had better ergonomics.  To answers the GAU’s call, the designer of the PPSh-41, Georgy Shpagin, invented the PPSh-2, a new submachine gun based upon the principles of his earlier designs.  The PPSh-2 was designed to be simples, easy to use, reliable, and most importantly economical to mass produce.  As a result, the weapon was mostly constructed from stamped sheet metal.  It fired from an open bolt, used a 35 round magazine, and was chambered for 7.62x25 Tokarev.  Firing in fully automatic only, it had a rate of fire of around 550 rounds per minute. They were produced in two models, first with wooden furniture, and later with a telescoping metal stock.

The PPSh-2 performed favorably during Soviet weapons trials, and around 200 - 250 were produced for field trials.  However, in the end the GAU chose a competing model called the PPS-43, designed by Alexei Sudayev.

Beretta Model 12 prototypes

Here are several prototype submachine gun designs dating from 1952 - 1957, leading up to the inception of the commercially successful Model 12. The top two are Model 6 prototypes, followed by the Model 8 (center right) and the Model 10 (center left). The Model 12′s initial prototype can be seen bottom right, and the finished product is bottom left.

The Model 6, designed in 1952, was comprised largely of sheet metal stampings. The bolt was L-shaped; the long arm lay over the barrel whilst the short arm had a fixed firing pin and extractor. The sights were simple and it did not have a fire selector; rather two triggers for each firing mode. A subsequent prototype had grip safety and a redesigned cocking handle.

The Model 8 was basically an improved version of the 2nd Model 6 prototype with a wooden fore-end and a redesigned ejection port.

The Model 10 was finished in 1957 and was basically an early prototype of the Model 12. It had a retracting wireframe stock and a flat wooden foregrip. The magazine housing was slightly longer.

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The Chinese Type 56 Assault Rifle,

 The AKM assault rifle is the most mass produced and common firearm in the world, with tens of millions made around the world. Almost all communist countries during the Cold War made their own, as well as a number of Middle Eastern nations as well. For those who don’t know, the AKM is a variant of the AK-47. Introduced by Mikhail Kalashnikov in 1947, the AK-47 featured a milled receiver, basically a block of metal was machined into a receiver.  This process was time consuming and expensive, so in the late 1950’s the Soviets developed a variant using a stamped sheet metal receiver, making the new AKM more economical and appropriate for mass production.

In 1956 the Chinese government adopted the Kalashnikov design as the Type 56 assault rifle with the help of Soviet technicians and machinery.  At first the Type 56 used milled receivers like the AK-47, but most were manufactured with sheet metal receivers like the AKM.  In addition early production rifles were exact copies of Soviet AKM rifles, however later production rifles had several modifications including different sights, different stock shape, different bayonet design, and various other minor modifications.  Production of the Type 56 was done at State Factory 66.  In 1966 production was transferred to the Chinese company Norinco, most being produced for export.

The Type 56 first hit the world scene during the Vietnam War, where tens, if not hundreds of thousands were exported from China to arm the North Vietnamese Army, Vietcong, Khmer Rouge, and other Southeast Asian communist groups.  Tens of thousands more were purchased by North Korea until they began producing their own domestic copy. In the 1970’s and 80’s many Middle Eastern countries such as Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and Pakistan also purchased hundreds of thousands more.  Millions were sold around the world to arm communist groups in Latin America and Africa as well.  Altogether an estimated 15-20 million have been produced, making it the single most common Kalashnikov variant.  If you watch the news and see a terrorist, rebel, soldier, or freedom fighter holding a Kalashnikov, odds are that it was not made in Russia or Eastern Europe, but in China. As a result of its prevalence, the Type 56 has been used in every battlefield and every conflict around the word since the late 1960’s.

In the late 1980’s, the Chinese Liberation Army began to phase out the Type 56 in favor of newer designs such as the Type 81, Type 95, and Type 03.  The Type 56 still makes up the backbone of China’s massive reserve forces, and is commonly used by Chinese police.  Thousands more are still being produced by Norinco to be exported across the globe.

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The Avenger Submachine Gun,

During “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland, the country was awash in paramilitary groups who took a personal vendetta to bring about a certain political result.  The Irish Republicans wanted Northern Ireland to be reunited with Ireland.  The Ulster Loyalists held fast to the United Kingdom.  With open warfare being conducted by both sides, the need for arms was plenty.  However there were not always enough weapons to go around.  It was not uncommon for paramilitary groups to improvise their own weapons.  One such improvised weapon was a submachine gun called the “Avenger”, which was popular with a loyalist group called the Ulster Volunteer Force during the 1990’s.

To the casual observer, the Avenger SMG may look like a crudely cobbled together piece of junk.  However the Avenger was a simple yet deadly weapon.  Produced by cottage industry, these improvised SMG’s were constructed in garages, basements, and attics around Belfast.  Pretty much the entire firearm was constructed from stamped sheet metal with the exception of the bolt and barrel.  After all sheet metal is very easy to find, cheap, and easy to fabricate.  The Avenger also included a simple folding stock and a sound suppressor. Chambered for 9mm, it fired from an open bolt and used 32 round Sten magazines. In many ways the Avenger was a very crude weapon, especially compared to regular SMG’s used by military and police forces.  The Avenger’s barrel lacked rifling, which limited the accuracy of the weapon.  However, for its purpose it didn’t really need much accuracy as the Avenger was intended as a close up weapon where firepower was more important than accuracy. More importantly, it would have been used in close up ambushes, then most likely discarded when a better weapon was captured. The Avenger could only be fired in fully automatic only, and lacked a safety.  It had a rate of fire around 900-1,000 rounds a minute, which quickly depleted its magazine.

It is unknown how many Avenger submachine guns were produced.  Based on the number captured by the Royal Ulster Constabulary, an estimated 300 may have been produced.

Submachine guns of World War II

Germany

Erma MP38 - 38/40 - 40


The MP38 (Machinen Pistole 1938 SMG 1938) was the first political SMG 2nd generation; a revolutionary weapon. Not the result of the weapon itself on the battlefield; similar to the old 1st generation models. But because its manufacturing system made it much easier and cheaper to manufacture in mass, which had an obvious impact on production and war economy.
The box is manufactured in stamped sheet metal, easy to get, in the breech block a basic turning was used, most of the external areas were such or as much it for her. Instead of stock and forearm made of wood, metal and plastic are used.
Mechanically, it was a submachine gun with recoil system of common masses. Through slot mounted lever, you could get pretty dirty, but the gun showed remarkable tolerance and mechanical reliability against it.

Once in service, a dangerous defect is discovered; Once armed the gun, a blow or strong tremor could cause tripping. What caused accidents. To fix it, he practiced a slot above the position of Insurance in the breech block, for which a pin was inserted. Those who took this amendment were called MP 38/40.

From 1940, he began distributing the MP40. For the soldier who was equal to the MP38 / 40. But it was produced with an even simpler and cheaper manufacturing system. It can be mounted on almost any basic workshop.

At the end of the war they had produced over one million MP38, MP38 / 40 and MP40. Massively being used with good results on all fronts. Allied soldiers also appreciated, reaching use they captured.

Caliber: 9mm Parabellum Length: 83.3 cm. (63 with folded butt) Barrel: 25.1 cm. Weight: 4.7 with full magazine. Cadence: 500 dpm Supply: straight metal Chargers 32 9mm Parabellum cartridge.

Bergmann MP34-35


During the 1st World War, it became clear the need for a rapid-fire weapon small and manageable, for use in the attacks on the trenches.
In 1918, the Germans began to use the first effective gun, the MP 18 (Machinen Pistole 1918, SMG, 1918).
It was a weapon recoil mass manufacturing quality (and expensive), with solid metal turned parts stock and handguard well finished wood. It proved effective although the end of the Great War prevented that year was very decisive.
Over time the MP18 was versioning and improved and used by many countries, including the MP 28. With the adoption of straight chargers, capacity from shot to shot, bayonet hitches, bipods, a new targeting system …
In 1934 came a new version, where the pressure on the trigger decided the rate of fire; low shot to shot, squeezing more “in depth” burst.
This model MP34 and MP35 improved version, called the attention of the SS with its mechanical set reliability when mounting a bolt rear and side mounted no. The SS could take weapons on their own suministadas part of the German army, and throughout the war came the MP35 for the SS. Although the need for weapons that never made exceeds the efficient and much cheaper MP38-40 army.

Japan

Type 100


Despite the experience of the war in China and imported models for evaluation. The Japanese did not develop a submachine gun production until 1942 and was never able to meet the demand of the military even close. Thereby placing the Japanese soldiers at a disadvantage compared to their enemies.

This gun, 1st generation, was the Type 100 (100 Shiki Kikanshoju). It turned into an effective weapon, but with peculiar features. The charging system was complex to make sure the cartridge was completely in the chamber before they could release the firing pin, as dedida supposed to be extra security. The interior was plated to protect it from wear. The targeting system, bayonet cap and the muzzle brake were probably too elavorados for that type of weapon. Since 1944 the third version of the weapon and included important changes to simplify manufacture. Although they never succeeded anywhere near the required production figures.

Italy

Beretta 38A


In 1938 the Beretta factory began distributing in series to the Italian army a model developed in 1935. The Beretta 38A. SMG is trats a 1st generation of orthodox system. But manufacturing and excellent finishing. The gun was very neat and very reliable mechanically and accurately. Even despite being a weapon of war, the exterior finish was careful. Over time some concessions to the cheaper and faster production were made, but few and minor Giving rise to the model 38/42.
These excellent weapons were highly coveted by Allied soldiers, who used them if they could.

URSS

PPSh 41

Manufactured by millions, this model of emergency was the typical Russian submachine gun World War II. Giving an excellent result.
The PPSh-41 (Pistolet-Pulyemet Shpagina Obrazets 1941g; Submachine Shpagin 1941), was designed by Giorgi S. Shpagin in 1940 and supplied en masse to the Red Army from 1942, since the German invasion prevented it was before.
Designed specifically for mass production, it was built from large factories to small workshops, nearing the end of the war to exceed 5 million.
Simple design and an Orthodox recoil mass was manufactured in stamped steel and solid wood. All of which made him very hard, durable and reliable. While manufacturing base bolts, welds and punched, did easy and cheap to produce.
The gun had a very high cyclic rate of fire of 900 rounds per minute, which joined the Chargers 71 0 75 cartridges, gave a great firepower. Although recoil caused the breech block had a leather cushion or felt had mouth downward and compensator úsase mouth.
Nicknamed “Pah-Pah-Shah” by Russian soldiers, it was an excellent weapon. Especialmetne in the extreme cold of the Russian winter.
The Germans used because of its performance, and came to provide 7,63mm Mauser caliber ammunition that could be used to recalibrate them and even some lots to 9mm

PPS42-43

The Pistolet-Puyemet Sudareva Obrazets 1942g (PPS42; submachine Sudarev 1942), was designed and built during the siege of Leningrad by the defenders. Made with the most limited resources, the gunsmith IA Sudarev achieved a weapon made from simple, robust and effective metal stampings. Based on recent testing prototypes directly in the field and aim the comments.
After lifting the siege, the Red Army took note of the success of such a simple weapon. And with minor modifications as mass produced as PPS43

EEUU

Thompson


The designer of arms John Thompson developed a “trench sweeper” to sell it to the army during World War 1. However, ironically, the weapon was ready to be distributed on November 11, 1918. That is, the same day that ended the Great War.

After that, the Thomson submachine gun was pulled on the civilian market, eventually getting orders from police forces and unrewarding acceptance among gangsters. Thus, Thompson became an icon of the war between mafias and the law at the time of Prohibition.
They usanron some Marines in Nicaragua in 1927 with good results, and a year later the Navy adopted a slightly modified version called M1928.
With the outbreak of World War 2, in 1940 the massive military production ended in the hands inglesas.Al ent US in the war began in 1941, he began producing UAN simpler and cheaper version of manufacture. M1 1942. With a more reliable and inexpensive straight charger, a simplified mechanical system and eliminating extra side. By the end of that year he had already been simplified further in the M1A1.

Although allowed cuts down the cost of each submachine $ 200 to less than 70 in 1944, the simple but sufficient M3 worth only $ 10 a unit. So it was replacing Thompson, to the chagrin of the soldiers.

M3 “grease gun”

The “grease gun” as the soldiers called contemptuously by their appearance, and appeared shortly after entry into the US war. It was the American quivalente the British Sten, ready to be made quickly, easily and cheaply fastened.
It was a weapon in which the production was simplified to the extreme, and despised soldiers against Tompson. Although cumplia decently.
However, the use of low quality materials and poor manufacturing, gave the soldiers more than a problem of strength and reliability.
In 1944 combat experience and a cheaper manufacture even it resulted in the M1A1. Basically the same gun with slight modifications, such as exposing the total length of the lid closes expulsion, allowing your finger to push the armed avoiding controversy

United Kingdom

Sten

This British weapon, designed for a cheap, fast and easy to manufacture weapons, is the classic example of primitive SMG and no frills but it works.
Based on the German MP38 and simple, English in a few weeks brought even more spartan Sten. Made with a steel tube, stamped sheet metal parts and easy to manufacture, based on bolts, bolts and welds. Of the Sten Mark I were manufactured in a short time 100,000. The Mark II was even more simple, without metal stock, and became the “classic” Sten. The barrel of this could be removed and the mouth of the magazine turned to be silenced to prevent dirt. The Mark III was even simpler with añón that could not be removed. The Mark V and are manufactured with more care in the sights and accessories and would be used after the war