Rifle: Dutch Mannlicher Carbine No.3 Old Model

Dutch Mannlicher No3 OM Tilt

Rifle Mannlicher Carbine No.3 OM Manufacturer Steyr, A.I.
Cartridge 6.5x53mmR Overall Length 37.5″
Action Rotation Bolt Barrel Length 17″
Magazine 5-rnds Enbloc Weight 7 lbs.

 

Differences between Dutch Mannlichers can get pretty nuanced but we’ve covered that before.  Let’s take a look at the model that introduced the bizarre and iconic long handguard.

Pistol: Italian Beretta 92S

Italian Pistol Beretta M92S right

Pistol Beretta 92S Manufacturer Beretta
Cartridge 9x19mm Overall Length 8.5″
Action Short Recoil Barrel Length 4.9″
Magazine 15 rnds removable Weight 2.1 lbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

All right, I’ll level with you.  Beretta just glued a P.38 and Browning Hi-Power together.

SMG: U.S. M3A1 “Grease Gun”

US SMG M3A1 Grease Gun Tilt

SMG M3A1 Manufacturer Guide Lamp, Ithaca
Cartridge 11.43×23mm Overall Length 29.8″
Action Blowback Barrel Length 8″
Magazine 30rnds dtch box Weight 7.9 lbs

 

The M3A1 actually arrived a little late for broad issue in WWII, but it improved and polished on a legendary SMG.  Let’s briefly cover some history and just what was updated to make this American classic.

Poster Update

We received the print proof and have approved it. We are proud to fly it. If the posters are completed and shipped on time, we should have them next week.

Our shipping supplies arrived early. I have taken the opportunity to fortify and now stand guard.

I’m determined to ship out in time for the holidays.

Pistol: German Walther P38

Walther P38 right

Pistol Pistole 38 Manufacturer Various
Cartridge 9x19mm Overall Length 8.5″
Action Short Recoil Barrel Length 4.9″
Magazine 8 rnds removable Weight 1.7 lbs

 

 

 

 

 

Walther had been known as a quality pistol manufacturer before WWI, but the massive contracts from the military had given them a new post-war goal: To develop the next standard German standard military pistol.