From motorcycle-mounted Vickers machine guns to Glisenti pistols and Winchester Trench Guns, this amazing supercut has you covered.
Over a four year period, the Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association compiled a series of more than 50 clips of Great War period (1914-1918) guns being fired. The above 40-minute mashup starts with a vintage Matchless motorcycle combination with a sidecar mounted Vickers machine gun and just gets better from there.
Running through the machine guns to include the Chauchat, Lewis, and others, they move into the pistols and revolvers of WWI with everything from the Russian Nagant 1895 and classic Colt 1911 to Spanish .455 S&W clones and a Broomhandle Mauser C96. (All of which are available in the Guns.com collection).
Then comes the rifles, ranging from British classics that aren’t seen very often such as the Lee-Metford 1888, Jeffrey 1908 magazine bolt-action rifle .333 Jeffrey (good luck finding that at an ammo dealer!) and an SMLE Sniper to a Russian-contract Winchester 1895 magazine lever-action rifle in 7.62x54R. There are also such neat-o finds as a Chandler Trench Periscope adaptation of a Long Lee-Enfield Rifle and a Winchester trench shotgun slam-fire demo.
More detail on each of the demos over at the HBSA’s site.