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bas
01-25-2010, 03:38 PM
Part of the fun of firearms for me is pulling them appart to discover what makes them tick. WWII guns are of particular interest to me as it was a time where so many different approaches were tried, some good, others not so good.

What follows below is a series of photos I've taken in the past of my own and of friends guns that give a view "under the hood", I hope you enjoy them.

bas
01-25-2010, 03:40 PM
Lets start with the Thompson 1928A1. This gun is ex-Russian Lend Lease and was probably part of the standard kit that got shipped with all US tanks to the Soviet Union.

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a117.JPG
Ensure that the gun is unloaded and remove the Magazine

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a118.JPG
let the bolt forward

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a119.JPG
Locate and press down the botton for the stock catch

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a120.JPG
Slide the stock off the back of the receiver

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a121.JPG
Turn the gun over and press down the trigger group locking stud

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a122.JPG
Slide the trigger group to the back of the receiver

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a123.JPG
The group may catch on the bolt, in wich case hold down the trigger to release it further
http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a124.JPG
Receiver and trigger group. Inside of the receiver you can see the bolt, recoil spring and brass H-bar

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a125.JPG
Receiver, trigger group and stock

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a126.JPG
Top view of the trigger group

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a129.JPG
Close-up of inside the receiver

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a130.JPG
View of the bolt as it recoils back

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a127.JPG
Locate the recoil spring guide on the back of the receiver

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a128.JPG
Press the guide in and

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a131.JPG
Remove from the receiver

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a132.JPG

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a133.JPG
Slide the bolt back

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a134.JPG
And lift out of the receiver

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a135.JPG

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a136.JPG
Slide the cocking handle forward again

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a137.JPG
And remove the H-bar

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a138.JPG
Slide the cocking handle back so that it is aligned with the hold at the end of its track. Lift it out

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a139.JPG
Inside view of the receiver

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a140.JPG
Press in the ends of the felt oilers and remove

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a141.JPG
Felt oilers

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a142.JPG
Disassembled

bas
01-25-2010, 03:42 PM
The bolt:

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a143.JPG
Cocking handle with H-bar in place

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a144.JPG
Assembled bolt; side view

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a145.JPG
Assembled bolt; top view

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a146.JPG
Top view, cocking handled removed with H-bar in place

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a147.JPG
Side view H-bar removed

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a148.JPG
Top view.

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a149.JPG

http://www.gunpics.net/usa/m1928a1/m1928a150.JPG
Front View showing bolt face

bas
01-25-2010, 03:52 PM
Some time in 1944 the Soviet Army fielded a new light machine gun, the DPM (Modernized
Degtyarev Infantry machinegun). Vasiliy Degtyarev was a prolific firearms designer, with several of his designs being accepted for service, the two most noteable being the DP-27 machinegun and the DShK heavy machinegun.

DPM Light machinegun:

The two main difference between the DP-27 and the DPM is that the recoil spring has been re-located to the rear of the receiver and permenantly fixing the bipod to the top of the barrel jacket.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM007.jpg

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM018.jpg
Protruding from the receiver is the recoil spring housing.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM019.jpg
Press in the locking lug and rotate the spring housing a quarter turn counter-clockwise.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM020.jpg
Keeping a firm grip, remove the spring housing.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM022.jpg

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM023.jpg
Remove the recoil spring by pulling it out.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM024.jpg
The recoil spring guide extending out of the receiver. This is useful during reassembly to ensure that the spring is properly around the guide.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM025.jpg

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM026.jpg
On the right side of the receiver is the locking screw.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM027.jpg
Unscrew it by rotating counter clockwise.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM028.jpg

bas
01-25-2010, 03:53 PM
http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM029.jpg
Hinge the lower receiver down and remove it.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM031.jpg
Pull back the cocking handle and remove the bolt and carrier out of the receiver.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM032.jpg

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM033.jpg
Bolt un-locked

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM034.jpg
Bolt locked.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM035.jpg
Lift the bolt up from the carrier.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM036.jpg
Remove the firing pin and locking flaps.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM037.jpg
All the bits. Unfortunatly on my gun the barrel is so tight its a quite an effort to remove it. But it is removed in the same manner as the DP-27.

bas
01-25-2010, 04:05 PM
The DP-27 is 1944 dated and the DPM 1945

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM038.jpg

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM039.jpg

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM040.jpg

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM042.jpg

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM043.jpg

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM044.jpg

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM045.jpg

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM046.jpg

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM047.jpg

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM048.jpg

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM049.jpg

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM050.jpg

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM051.jpg

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM052.jpg

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM053.jpg

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM054.jpg

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/DPM/DPM055.jpg

bas
01-25-2010, 04:15 PM
Another great piece of history and one of my favourites, the Russian 1910 Maxim. This one was made in 1943 and retro fitted to accept steel belts post WWII.

Hiram Maxim designed the worlds first machinegun back in the late 1800's in his home workshop on hand tools and steam powered machinery. This gun is an excellent window into a by-gone era of craftmanship, it also serves as an excellent reminder that gun control will never work at disarming criminals because once a technology is learned, it cannot be un-learned.

Now days people have access to CnC lathes and advanced alloys.....

Part one: disassembly of the mount.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191029.JPG

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191030.JPG
Using plyers remove the retaining pin from the rear elevation adjustment.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191031.JPG
Un-screw the nut on the bolt that secures the action to the mount.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191032.JPG
Pull the retaining pin out

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191033.JPG
You can now lift the gun straight up and off the mount.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191034.JPG
I put the retaining pin back so it does not get lost.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191035.JPG
un-screw the bolt that holds the locking ring in place.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191036.JPG
Seperate the ring and pull it forward to clear the mount. Note that on the front of the pintel there is a groove to accept the bolt of the locking ring.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191037.JPG
The upper mount can now be lifted off the lower half.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191038.JPG

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/Maxim191039.JPG
The parts.

bas
01-25-2010, 04:17 PM
http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191040.JPG
Lay the gun down in the upright position

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191041.JPG
At the back of the action above the grips is the lock for the top cover. Press this forward and left the cover up.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191042.JPG


http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191043.JPG
Cock the gun by moving the cocking handle, on the right, forward.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191044.JPG
Lift the bolt straight up clear of it's running tracks.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191045.JPG
Release the tension on the cocking handle and give the bolt a quarter twist counter-clockwise.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191046.JPG
Pull the bolt straight up to remove it from the action.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191047.JPG
Complete bolt

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191048.JPG
Push the T-shaped split pin out of the bolt.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191049.JPG
Do the same for the other side

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191050.JPG
The bolt parts now slide free.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191051.JPG


http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191052.JPG


http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191053.JPG


http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191054.JPG


http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191055.JPG
Disassembled bolt (actually it can be disassembled further to remove the firing pin but I try to avoid pushing pins out on spring loaded items)

bas
01-25-2010, 04:19 PM
http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191056.JPG
Lift the feed block straight out of the receiver.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191057.JPG


http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191058.JPG
Feed Block.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191059.JPG
Release tension on the recoil spring by turning the handle (at end of cover) clockwise. Take care not to release the spring.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191060.JPG
Push the spring cover forward to clear it off the locking studds on the receiver.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191061.JPG
If you unscrew the spring, it is easy to put it back together when re-assembling. Remove the spring from the cocking handle.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191062.JPG
Recoil spring in cover

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191063.JPG
Remove the T-pin that locks the grip plate in place.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191064.JPG
Push the grip plate up. You may need to use a wooden or rubber mallet and tap the bottom of the grips.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191065.JPG


http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191066.JPG


http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191067.JPG


http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191083.JPG
Remove the recoil booster from the front of the water jacket.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191084.JPG
Unscrew the booster.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191085.JPG
Barrel pokes clear from the water jacket.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191068.JPG
Remove the left sideplate by sliding it out, again you may need to use a wooden or rubber mallet.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191069.JPG


http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191070.JPG
Remove the right side plate.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191071.JPG


http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191072.JPG


http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191075.JPG
Pull the barrel and bolt tracks out of the rear of the receiver.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191076.JPG


http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191077.JPG
Barrel, bolt tracks and cocking handle.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191078.JPG
Lift one track up to free the barrel.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191079.JPG


http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191080.JPG
Pull the trigger bar back and lift up to free it from the studds on the receiver.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191081.JPG


http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191082.JPG
Empty receiver.

http://www.gunpics.net/russian/maxim/maxim191086.JPG
Disassembled.

bas
01-25-2010, 04:25 PM
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_001.JPG

My gun is an ordinary dot 45 marked gun which saw post war service with the Israeli army.

The MG.34 is a marvel of enginerring and probably my favourite gun because of the complexity of the design. When I got it for the first time I had a lot of fun working out how it ticks.

Unload the weapon:

Located at the back end of the feed cover is the catch that locks it close:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_007.JPG

Grip it, push forward and lift the feed cover up:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_008.JPG

Take a firm hold of the belt drum and with your thumb press the locking lever down and remove the drum and belt:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_009.JPG

With the feed cover still up, locate the stock latch under the receiver at the back:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_010.JPG

Press this down:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_011.JPG

And give the stock a quarter of a turn to the left. Don't let go as the stock is under tension from the recoil spring:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_012.JPG

http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_013.JPG

On the underside of the stock there is a second latch.
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_014.JPG

http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_015.JPG

Press this and give the forward piece a quarter turn then pull clear of the stock:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_016.JPG

Stock, recoil spring housing and spring:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_017.JPG

The spring housing can be used without the stock to save space in tanks and bunkers:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_018.JPG

Close up of the receiver showing why the cover must be lifted before removing the stock:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_019.JPG

bas
01-25-2010, 04:27 PM
Locate the feed cover hinge at the front of the receiver:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_020.JPG

Push in the screw on the right side:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_021.JPG

Lift the feed cover slightly so that it you can pull it clear from the retaining pin:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_022.JPG

Top side:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_023.JPG

Underside, showing the feed claws on the right and the bare steel motion arm:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_024.JPG

Pull the plate holding the feed claws forward:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_025.JPG

http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_026.JPG

Slide the inner plate out:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_027.JPG

http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_028.JPG

Top view:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_029.JPG

View showing how the arm moves the feed claws. The bolt has a groove at its end that the track rides in. In this photo the bolt would be locked back:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_030.JPG

Bolt forward:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_031.JPG

Remove the motion arm:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_032.JPG

Other side:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_033.JPG

Turn the arm so that it is at a right angle to the main body:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_079.JPG

Remove:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_080.JPG

bas
01-25-2010, 04:28 PM
On the feed cover hinge remove the screw head:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_034.JPG

Lift the feed tray:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_035.JPG

And remove:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_036.JPG

At the point where the receiver meets the barrel jacket underneath on the right side is a latch that locks the cocking handle forward:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_037.JPG

Press this down and pull the cocking handle back (on my gun this is very stiff):
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_038.JPG

http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_039.JPG

Pull the cocking handle all the way to the back to remove the bolt:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_040.JPG

The Bolt will slide out the rear of the receiver:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_041.JPG

http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_042.JPG

Underside of the bolt, the firing pin is cocked:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_043.JPG

Top view, the grove that the feed arm runs in is at the back of the bolt on the right side of this photo:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_044.JPG

Rotate the bolt head to release the firing pin. In this photo the pin is about to fire. You can see behind the wheel on the left a latch. The latch is about to touch an angled section of the bolt body. As the head rotates this section wedges beneath the latch and lifts it and releases the firing pin forward:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_045.JPG

View of the bolt in a locked and fired state. The head has completed its rotation (guided by ramps on the barrel) the bolt is locked into the barrel (via the dual grooves on each side of the bolt head forward of the wheel) and the latch has been lifted.
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_046.JPG

View of the bolt face showing the protruding firing pin. No misfires here!
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_047.JPG

A the back of the bolt is the firing pin nut:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_048.JPG

Push the latch to the right and rotate it forward:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_049.JPG

Unscrew the firing pin nut and remove:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_050.JPG

http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_051.JPG

Slide the bolt head out of the main body:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_052.JPG

http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_053.JPG

The firing pin is retained by a "bayonet mount" and is under tension:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_054.JPG

Reverse the bolt main body, notice that the hole is oblong:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_055.JPG

Insert the firing pin. Keeping a firm grip push them together and rotate the firing pin to free it:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_056.JPG

Let it go forward:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_057.JPG

Remove spring and firing pin:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_058.JPG

Stripped bolt:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_059.JPG

bas
01-25-2010, 04:29 PM
At the back of the receiver, press the stock latch and remove the cocking handle. It slides out the right rather than out the back:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_060.JPG

It slides out the right rather than out the back:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_061.JPG

On the left side, on the barrel jacket forward of the receiver is the barrel release latch:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_062.JPG

Press this:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_063.JPG

And rotate the receiver down and to the right:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_064.JPG

The barrel will now slide free:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_065.JPG

Stripped receiver, jacket and barrel:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_066.JPG

On the right side of the barrel jacket is the pin that locks the receiver to the jacket:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_067.JPG

Push the pin up and pull the receiver clear:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_068.JPG

http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_069.JPG

Stripped receiver right side:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_070.JPG

Left side
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_071.JPG

View inside showing the trigger; the MG.34 fires from an open bolt, but the action is locked to the barrel at time of firing:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_072.JPG

View from the rear of the receiver, look at the machining that went into this!
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_073.JPG

bas
01-25-2010, 04:30 PM
Remove the bi-pod; again this is retained by a latch under the barrel jacket:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_074.JPG

Press hold the latch in and rotate the bi-pod 180 degrees up and pull it free.
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_075.JPG

The flash suppressor / muzzle booster is also secured by a latch:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_076.JPG

Lift it and unscrew the booster:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_077.JPG

Barrel jacket, muzzle cone and flash suppressor:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_078.JPG

All done; one MG.34 in bits:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_081.JPG

More on how the bolt operates, bolt head and barrel face.
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_082.JPG

The bolt engages the barrel face.
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_083.JPG

The forward movement of the bolts causes the wheels on the bolt head to turn it. As the head turns the ridges on the side of the head meet with groves on the inside of the barrel and the firing pin latch lines up:
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_084.JPG

The bolt has finished it's rotation, is locked to the barrel and the firing pin has been released!
http://www.gunpics.net/german/mg34/CGN/MG34_085.JPG

Uyraell
01-27-2010, 06:07 AM
Congratulations on a brilliant Thread, Bas. :)
My Profound Thanks to you, thoroughly enjoyed the reading and seeing.

Kind Regards, Uyraell.

jdbrown@hawaii.rr.com
04-06-2010, 09:10 AM
Nicely photographed, and well thought out sequencing of the photos. Thanks.

forager
04-14-2010, 10:04 PM
Good shots of simple field stripping.
A lot of time went into it.
Every soldier is taught to do this blindfolded in a matter of seconds.

Very important for military pieces to be as rugged and simple as possible.