27 Years Ago Today,The World Was Made Safer

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I didn't want to pass up the chance today to remind us of one of the US. Gov's most heroic moments. These events...

L Company Rangers, 101st Airborne , Vietnam

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One of my vet friends on facebook shared this picture of him ( center bottom) in Vietnam. The team is a LRRP Team, then...

Truman Head ( California Joe) 1st U.S. Sharsphooters

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Perhaps the best known of the Berdan Sharpshooters besides Hiram Berdan himself was Truman Head, Better known as “California Joe”. I was reported erroneously...

Lucky B-17 Pilot

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Once of the facebook gun groups had this picture. Reportedly from the owner, this Colt M1911 was being worn by the Pilot of...

The Redfield International Sight

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Above is a front and rear Redfield International sight set. The other part is the block for mounting it on the side of...

THE SPENCER CARBINE & THE BATTLE OF BEECHER’S ISLAND

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When the Civil war ended, the breech loading Spencer repeating carbine benefited from  a wave of popularity. Gen. James Harrison Wilson had high praise...

Boer Rifleman

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From 1870s on British interests in South Africa was being threatened by the expansion of Boer settlers, A small war had been fought between...

Adelbert F. “Bert” Waldron III

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I ran across this picture of Waldron last night, and it got me thinking about the man and how it is strange that the...

The Colt Double Eagle

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Remember these? Maybe some of you have never even seen one. This is the Colt Colt Double Eagle series 90 pistol....

SOG One-Zero 1st LT George Sisler US Army Special Forces

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SOG's First Medal of Honor. On the 7th of February 1967 a B-52 Arc Light strike had just finished hitting a major enemy controlled are...