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Issue 10 of WWII Ordnance Illustrated

We’re working right now on Issue 10 of WWII Ordnance Illustrated magazine, and when it is completed we’ll have reached an interesting milestone. I’d like to do something special, like a limited production collector’s set of all ten issues (plus a little extra something that’s unique and rare). As always, I’m interested to know what […]

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Weapons of the Winter War article in American Rifleman

The good folks at the NRA published an article from yours truly in their October issue of “American Rifleman” magazine. I’ve received quite a lot of good feedback from NRA readers about Weapons of the Winter War, and the article was great fun to research and produce. I have a large number of images from the 1939-1940 […]

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A special note about “America’s Rock”

Those of you familiar know that Armor Plate Press is producing Jim Ballou’s second big book on the Browning Automatic Rifle. Jim is gamely fighting his way through various health-related issues to bring this massive book to you. I can tell you that this book features a large number of unpublished photos of the BAR, […]

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Bolt Action Rifles, Bazookas & Flamethrowers, M1 Carbines and M1 Rifles

Sometimes I bite off more than I can chew. That is probably the case here. Nevertheless, work is progressing on all of these books simultaneously. That’s a lot of photos! It is also a whole lot of fun! The M1 Carbine and M1 Rifle photo studies represent “Volume 2” of my two original books in the […]

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Browning .50 caliber machine gun signs in development

Developed along with the Thompson submachine gun sign, these new tin signs feature the mighty Browning .50 caliber machine gun. One graphic provides an “exploded” view of the famous M2 heavy barrel “fifty”, while the second shows the three types of .50 caliber MGs used by US forces in World War II: the M2 air-cooled infantry and vehicle MG, […]

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New Thompson SMG tin sign

It has been a long time in the making, but I finally have a tin sign of the famous Thompson submachine gun. This beautiful graphic combines images from several Ordnance Department drawings and training aids to a create an attractive tin sign perfect for military firearm enthusiasts.  The Thompson gun created a new category of infantry firepower and set the […]

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Special Offer: US Small Arms of World War II

A couple of years ago the folks at Osprey Publishing asked if I would create a photo study for them in a similar style to the books I produce for my own impression Armor Plate Press. We worked out the details and when Osprey agreed to have my faithful designer Mike Gerenser art direct the project […]

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Vietnam Weapons Book nearing completion

I’ve been slowly working on this book for a couple of years. Along the way I have had the opportunity to contribute to a handful of other books on the Vietnam War, most notably I think was Gordon Rottman’s excellent book on “Tunnel Rats” for Osprey Publishing. I hope to introduce my photo study of Vietnam War infantry […]

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Supplies of the M1911 pistol book are running out

We are nearly sold out of the first print run of the M1911 .45 caliber pistol books. With many thanks to our good friends and fellow NRA members, as well as M1911 pistol enthusiasts all over the world this very popular book will shortly be out of stock. But never fear, I will make sure to get […]

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The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

Our new line of weapons books is starting to take shape. First in this series will be “Small Arms of the Red Armyin WWII”.  This will give the modelers, gamers, gun collectors and military historians a full photo study covering Soviet pistols, rifles, submachine guns, light and heavy machine guns and anti-tank rifles.  Soviet designers […]

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