Monthly Archives: November 2019

  1. RARE WW2 Johnson Rifle - WWII Assault Rifle USMC Issued

    Tom shows us a rare WW2 Johnson Model 1941 and compares that to the well-known M1 Garand and M1 Carbine... Used and issued mostly to the USMC, this rifle had a short shelf-life, with a unique design and interesting mechanics, the clunky magazine design was the a huge factor in the demise of this rifle.


    WWII Johnson 1941 Rifle Compared to M1 Garand and M1 Carbine


    Johnson (1941 Rifle) Jokes

    Hey, guys. Welcome to another Walk-in Wednesday. Actually, today, this gun we're going to talk about, the Johnson rifle did not walk in, I actually went in, picked it up yesterday, drove about an hour away, picked it up from a local collection. I've been trying

    Read more »
  2. WW2 1940 German Mauser K98 Rifle with Grenade Launcher, Range Finder, and More!

    Tom shows us a WW2 German Mauser K98 Rifle with all of the accessories, including a grenade launcher, range finder/sight, muzzle cover, action cover, and even wooden bullets! Super rare collection / grouping from WWII - you never see rifles like this!


    WW2 1940 German Mauser K98 Rifle with Grenade Launcher, Range Finder, and More!


    K98 Mauser: One of the More Reliable Rifles

    Hey, guys. Welcome to another walk-in Wednesday. This one is going to be about the K98 Carbine. You can see the full assembly as it came in. When it came in, I had to like figure out all these parts. I have them laid around here because it's quite an assembly. Let's take

    Read more »
  3. Holster Mold on WWI & WWII Vintage Military Holsters: Solution

    We explain how to get rid of that pesky holster mold and help preserve your WW1 & WW2 Holsters!

    Getting Rid of Pesky Holster Mold the Easy Way

    Hey, guys. And welcome to my office again. Thanks for coming in. As you can see, I've been looking at some holsters today. Normally I like to show you some really cool guns that just walked in the door. But today I want to give you a tip that I think you're gonna really like. In fact, you're going to like it so much when you're done watching this video, you're going to want to push the little like button at the bottom. So here it is. If you if you're a collector like me, you get holsters that are often very old.


    Holsters vs. Humidity: The Never

    Read more »
  4. WW2 Smith & Wesson Model 1940 WWII Light Rifle

    The model 1940 also known as the Smith& Wesson Light Rifle - a prototype used and dismissed by the US Military during WW2. Primarily for the USMC ! Check it out!

    Smith & Wesson Model 1940: Rare for a Reason


    Smith &Wesson Model 1940

    Hey, guys, and welcome to another walk-in Wednesday. Look at this one. This actually did walk in our door about a week ago. It reminds me a lot of the MP 40. I actually have one up on the screen. This is a Smith and Wesson model 1940, the patent date is 1939, but Smith and Wesson, of course, all the big producers are trying to get into the war. The war is just beginning in Europe. They're trying to get contracts with the US government

    Read more »
  5. Civil War Butterfield Revolver - 1855

    Jesse Butterfield was the underdog in winning a contract for the U.S. military. In 1861 he won a contract for 2,300 pistols to a New York regimen. Quite an accomplishment, given his competition was the likes of Colt and Remington. We think he signed a contract too big for his factory, or he ran out of money, because only 600 pistols ended up being produced. Still he had an impressive design, that we consider ahead of its' time. Check it out!


    Rare Butterfield Civil War Pistol

    Hey, guys, welcome to another walk-in Wednesday. This one is pretty exciting because we got something very unique. This is a Butterfield. It's a civil war pistol and it was patented by Jesse Butterfield. Now, Jesse and I have something in common. First of all, we were both from Philadelphia

    Read more »
  6. FAQ - Is my HSC Functioning Properly?

    Not sure if your Mauser HSc pistol is working properly? Tom answers your questions. We don't know everything, but never hesitate to reach out to us with questions on your WW2 firearms! We specialize in WWI & WWII pistols, rifles, and other various memorabilia.


    Nazi Mauser HSc Action FAQ & Demo

    Well, here's one of our frequently asked questions. This is a Mauser HSC. This one was used by the Nazis. The action on it is a little bit different than most semi-automatics, although I have noticed that the Mauser 1934 works about the same way.


    So, when you cocked the pistol, it stays back, takes the magazine out, which is not easy, I don't like

    Read more »

    Most people only hear stories of Lugers this beautiful. We're honored to share this presentation factory engraved Kreighoff Luger. A very scarce piece from WW2, this P.08 would have been presented to someone of high importance. We've seen a lot of engraved or inscribed lugers, but ONLY Krieghoff made FACTORY ENGRAVED Lugers. DWM, Erfurt, Simson, and Mauser all had their pistols engraved or inscribed after they left the factory. Only TEN (10) Lugers EVER were engraved. UNBELIEVABLE! Some of these engraved pistols are photoed and described in "The Krieghoff Parabellum".


    Super Rare and Beautifully Engraved Luger

    Hey, guys. And welcome to another week-in Wednesday. I've got an exciting walk in today for you. Wait until you see this? What could possibly be in this case?

    Read more »
  8. "The Reluctant Nazi" - Police President Hans Plesch - A True WW2 Story

    We found a name faintly inscribed into the headband of a WW2 nazi police helmet. The inscription in German translates into "Police President Plesch". After some research, we found Hans Plesch was the owner of this helmet. His history is quite fascinating, and our read-through is that Hans was a "reluctant nazi". 

    The Little Known Story of “The Reluctant Nazi”

    Breif Synopsis: 

    In 1930 Hans joined the nazi party and became a member of the nazi SS. By 1937, before the breakout of WW2, Hans left the nazi party and the SS. Our conjecture is because he lost interest , or was disillusioned by the cause. He joined his father in the family's car dealership business. A few years later, Hans Plesch was

    Read more »
  9. Luftwaffe Hungarian Femaru M37 Pistol - WW2 Nazi Air Force

    Tom talks about the production of the Hungarian Femaru Model 37 pistol during WW2. Hungary contracted with the Nazis to make these sidearms for the Luftwaffe pilots. Some people don't know this, but Hungary aligned with Germany and Italy during WW2. The design of this pistol is ideal: it's compact and very easy to disassemble. They're also very affordable for what it is, given that we know it went to the Luftwaffe and it has a great design.


    The Hungarian Nazi Femaru: One of the More Underrated Collector Guns


    The Hungarian Nazi Femaru like Rodney Dangerfield “Gets No Respect!”

    Hey, guys, and welcome to another Walk-in Wednesday. You know, every wee

    Read more »
  10. Walther Finishes Pre WW2 to 1946 - WWII Educational Video


    Pre 1946 Walthers Oh the Beauty!

    Hey, guys, today I want to talk about finishes on Walthers, now I'm a pre 1946 Walther collector. That's how I started Walthers and Lugers, that's how I got started. Again almost 30 years ago, I bought my first Luger when I was in college, so I know a lot about the finishes on pre nineteen forty-six. The guys out there who do the post-war collecting. I don't know a lot about post-war. So, what I'm going to talk about today only applies to pre-1946 Walthers which would be PP sand PPKs. So, let's take a look.


    Handsome Blue Finish from 1930s Walther

    First of all, as most of you would know, about 99%

    Read more »