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Kirsten Joy Weiss Destroying Peeps

Kirsten Joy Weiss shows us how many Easter peeps will stop a .22LR. The results surprised me.

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#holidays  #Kirsten Joy Weiss 


Thi is news I’m both excited and anxious about, Sig Sauer is suing the ATF over classifying their MPX muzzle brake as an NFA silencer.

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#SIG  #SigSauer 

The Browning Automatic Rifle (1925)

Army Misc film #534, U.S. Army Training of the Soldier film #38 This video encoding has no sound.

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#BAR  #Browning  #US Army 


The FN Model 1949 or FN-49

These shots were shared with us by a loyal FN fan who recently had his FN-49 restored by Arizona Response Systems, who specialize in restoration work for vintage or antique firearms.

The FN Model 1949, chambered in 7.92x57 mm, was designed by Dieudonné Saive and produced by FN Herstal between 1948 and 1961.

This particular rifle was manufactured for the Egyptian government.

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#fn  #m1949  #safn  #fn m49  #fn safn  #fnh  #fabrique nationale 


Machine Carbine, Experimental Model No.2 (MCEM 2)

Like BSA’s EMC 1949 the MCEM 2 manufactured by Enfield was one of several attempts to design a new submachine gun to replace the STEN for the British military.  Like the EMC the Machine Carbine, Experimental Model 2 (MCEM 2) had some revolutionary design features.  

The MCEM 2 was designed by a Polish emigre, Lieutenant Jerzy Podsędkowski working at the Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield  during the late 1940s.   It featured one of the first uses of a telescopic bolt, this dramatically shortened the length of the weapon by having part of the bolt surround the breech and part of the gun’s barrel rather than have the bolt behind the breech. 

The MCEM 2 was one of a series of experimental submachine guns developed by Enfield.  This series included the MCEM 1 designed by Harold Turpin, co-designer of the STEN gun, and a slightly more conventional design the MCEM 3.  There may have been up to as many as six MCEM designs.

The MCEM 2 fed from an 18-round box magazine which was loaded through the weapon’s pistol grip.  This feature coupled with the MCEM 2’s telescopic bolt are both also seen in the Uzi which was designed several years later.

The MCEM 2’s small size made it more of a machine pistol than a submachine gun, with its shoulder stock able to double as a canvas holster.  The grip magazine housing gave the short submachine gun stability making it easy to handle one handed.  The MCEM 2 would have made an excellent side arm for mobile troops, tank & crews - perhaps issued instead of a pistol or carbine.  

Chambered in 9mm and weighing just 2.5kg the MCEM 2 used a blowback action with the striker positioned at the rear of the receiver with a small portion of the bolt to the rear of the breech and the rest surrounding the barrel.   The initial prototypes cycled at approximately 1000 rounds-per-minute which would have emptied the 18-round magazine in under three seconds.  Attempts were made to lower the cycle rate with one prototype averaging a more manageable 700 rounds-per-minute.  However, due to this high rate of fire and the unusual design a more conventional design was eventually chosen, the Sterling Submachine Gun.  The MCEM 2’s revolutionary design would later be copied or at least influence later successful telescopic bolt designs like the Uzi. 

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#mp  #smg  #machine pistol 



Long delayed post of my RPK-74M build. Started off as an unissued parts kit which I sent off to be assembled. It is not in the standard configuration of a normal RPK-74M. 

Don’t mind the Magpul AFG; got it today for my Shrike just to see how it feels. Figured I’d see how it fits onto the railed Vepr 12 handguard. I’ll do a proper post on the build details and parts soon. (GRH)

I want that stock.

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#rpk  #ak 
"The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools."

Lieutenant-General Sir William Francis Butler, on the importance of intelligence in both scholars and soldiers.  

Although the quote is often attributed to the 4th century BC Greek philosopher Thucydides it was in fact first written by Butler, a British general who rose to prominence during Britain’s colonial campaigns in Africa during the late 19th century.

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