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gun pictures from Aberdeen

Discussion in 'The Guns Galore Section' started by liang, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. liang

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    This is the infamous curved-barreld sturmghewir designed for street fighting

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    Impressive Japanese 13.6mm heavy MG, evern bigger than the US 50 caliber browning
     
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    Month ago there was an exhibition of guns, I have several photographs about them but they aren't digital ones, I need to scan them first. I'll do it soon and show them here.
     
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    Digital camera is the way to go. The days of compiling your pictures in cumbersome albums are over. All you need is a couple of disk or a hard drive and you can store thousands of pictures, or share it on line with friends and relatives.
    What kind of guns did you see in the show? New guns or older historical pieces?
     
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    I bought digital camera week ago, 3 weeks late for that exhibition.
    Guns were mostly WW1 and WW2 time but some newer guns were on display too. Pistols, revolvers, rifles, smg's, mg's, at-rifle, some recoilless at-pieces etc. And in army section there was some bigger weapons which are in use today. Unfortunatelly last film is still not ready, I need to shoot it full.
     
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    Looking forward to your gun pictures.
     
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    Dont hold your breath, I have to find a scanner and learn to use it. Besides, I have exams next monday.
     
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    The Tank Museum in Danville, Virginia has a truly massive collection of infantry weapons of WW2, from all armies.
     
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    Darn, wish I had known earlier. But I only had 2 days to tour Philly and the neighboring Aberdeen. How far is Danville from Philly, D.C., or Baltimore?
     
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    The Ardennes Offensive museum of Diekirch as every weapon used by either side during this operation at least thrice. It's amazing.

    Imagine having seen dolls wearing uniforms and bearing original guns all over a dozen rooms, thinking, 'they couldn't have another, they already displayed two or three', and then walking into a seperate room with another one of all the guns and ammunitions stacked into overloaded display cabinets...
     
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    Wow, that sounds exciting, like to visit sometimes.
     
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    Do it if you can! Any visit to the Ardennes will be rewarding when your head's at WW2. :grin:
     
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    Guns

    I promised some gunpics:
     
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    More pics
     
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    Very nice indeed. Some of those old weapons looked to be captured Russian pieces during their Finnish invasion? mosin-nagand,etc.....
     
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    Well, we got our independence from Russia back in 1917, those older russian weapons are from abandoned russian garrisons. Actually there is only one russian rifle (that mosin-nagant at topmost gun at guns3.jpg and guns2.jpg) and one russian revolver (Nagant, lower right corner of guns1.jpg).
     
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    I think many Russians are still feeling the pain of their disastrous winter campain in Finland, was it 1939 or 1940. The Fins really put up a great fight against overwhelming odds.
     
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    Impressive Japanese 13.6mm heavy MG, evern bigger than the US 50 caliber browning

    It is actually the 13,2 mm Type 93-and if anybody wonder why it looks so much like a Hotchkiss, the answer is simple: It was a japanese copy of the Hotchkiss 13,2 mm M.lle 30., a rate complex weapon fed from an overhead 30 round box magazine
     
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    By the way - the picture "Guns4.jpg". On the left-hand board, there is what appears to be a Lee Enfield Mk I with rifle-grenade attachment (or something!), a sten gun, then a gun I do not know. It looks like a skinny MP40...
    What is it?
     
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    That mp is so-called "pelti-heikki" or "peltikonepistooli", finnish mp model 44. It wasn't made in great numbers because war ended too soon for it. It was designed to be easy to manufacture, in order to get more mp's for finnish troops. Finnish troops were relying to "suomi-kp" m/31 which is one of the finest mp's in the world but unfortunatelly its not very well suited for mass-producing.

    And that Lee Enfield "look-alike" is "ukko-pekka" m/39 rifle.
     
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    Thank you!
     

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