Thorpe EM-1: A Bullpup Take on the Roller Locked Gerat 06

Article by: Forgottenweapons.com Armament Research Services (ARES) is a specialist technical intelligence consultancy, offering expertise and analysis to a range of government and non-government entities in the arms and munitions field. For detailed photos of the guns in this video, don’t miss the ARES companion blog post! The EM-1 was one of the British post-WWII rifle development projects with the …

The Walther WA2000 Sniper Rifle

he Walther WA-2000 has a reputation of being the ultimate German sniper rifle, with no expense spared in its design and construction. Designed in the aftermath of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre, the WA2000 was intended to be a police sniper rifle, not a military arm. It is a bullpup layout and semiautomatic action, chambered for either 7.62mm NATO or …

What is the German “1920” Double Date Stamp?

One will sometimes encounter German WW1 arms – mostly Lugers and Kar98 carbines – that have two date stamps, one of them being 1920. What is the significance of this? The crux of the matter is that the “1920” stamp is not a date, but rather a property mark. When the Treaty of Versailles was being enforced, it restricted the German military to just …

History Spotlight: Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz

Original article by DD contributor: @modern_world_history “George” Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, born February 26th, 1885 in Fredericksburg, Texas. At first he applied to West Point with hopes of becoming an Army officer, however he couldn’t get an appointment and applied to the United States Naval Academy. He graduated with distinction and was 7th in a class of 114. He was …

Nazi treasure

It is a very well documented time, when the allies began to discover the art works, sculptures and other (some priceless) artifacts taken by the German, Third Reich and stored for their value or later use. There are large numbers of photographs, notes, diary entries and even film footage showing the discoveries. Usually in old mine shafts or quarries in …