Tin Signs

Armor Plate Press is proud to bring you an exclusive line of antiqued metal signs featuring unique World War II content. These signs are made from a heavier gauge metal than many tin signs on the market today. They are given an “antique” style finish with a chemical treatment that simulates rust in the corner tips and provides an overall look reminiscent of the metal signs that were popular in the 1920s-1950s. These signs are designed and manufactured in the United States for the collector’s market.

Our military firearms signs are a special Armor Plate Press creation, developed in conjunction with World Wide Signs. Additional military firearm signs will be available soon. These make an attractive and highly durable decoration for your home, office, den, garage or gun room.

Dimensions: 17 1/2 inches long x 11 5/16 inches tall x 1/16th inch thick. Weight is about 3/4 of a pound per sign.

Currently, our tin signs can only be shipped within the United States. International orders will not be fulfilled.

To see a larger version of each sign, just click on the thumbnail for a detailed preview.

M1 Does My Talking Tin Sign

The M1 Does My Talking

It will come as no surprise to you when I say that our 2nd Amendment rights are under attack, from our own “freely elected” government. To express my thoughts on this issue, I have created a new tin sign that leverages an iconic poster from the Second World War. The original headline remains intact. The subhead speaks directly about the type of tyranny that every citizen-soldier has tried to protect the United States against since the Revolutionary War.

M1911 Tin Sign Tin SignThompson 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 display perfect for military firearm enthusiasts. The Thompson gun created a new category of infantry firepower and set the standard for excellence in automatic weapons design, and there is nothing else like this tin sign on the market, available exclusively from Armor Plate Press.

M1911 Tin Sign Tin SignM1911 .45 Caliber Pistol Tin Sign

This WWII-era ordnance department drawing details the original M1911 pistol and its action as well as the slight modifications developed to create M1911A1 pistol.

Browning .50 Cal Tin SignBrowning .50 Caliber Machine Gun Tin Sign

This new tin sign shows the three types of .50 caliber MGs used by US forces in World War II: the M2 air-cooled infantry MG, the M2 water-cooled AA MG, and the AN/M2 aircraft MG. John Browning’s incredible heavy machine gun has remained in US service, virtually unchanged since its debut in 1921, and it still dominates the battlefield.

Browning .50 Cal Components Tin SignBrowning .50 Caliber Machine Gun Components Tin Sign

This brand new tin sign features an “exploded” view of the M3 heavy barrel “fifty”. Exclusively available from Armor Plate Press.

Winchester Carbine Tin SignWinchester Carbine

A beautiful original illustration of the Winchester carbine that won the 1941 design competition for the US Army’s “light rifle”.

M1 Carbine Tin SignM1 Carbine Detail

A GI training poster showing the parts of the M1 Carbine.

M1 Rifle Tin Sign

M1 Rifle Tin Sign

Our World War II-period US Army Ordnance training poster details the parts and accessories of the famous M1 rifle.

M1 Garand Tin Sign

M1 Garand Rifle Detail

From a GI training presentation showing the action of the M1 Garand Rifle.

Hey Joe! Tin Sign

Hey Joe – Our Planes! Keep ‘Em Coming!

A motivational poster for war workers, featuring the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR).

Back the Attack Tin Sign

Back the Attack! Buy War Bonds

A War Bond poster from 1943, featuring the Thompson submachine gun.

Keep Em Shooting Tin Sign

Keep ‘Em Shooting!

A motivational poster for war workers, featuring the M7 “Priest” self-propelled 105mm howitzer.

More Firepower Tin Sign

More Firepower to ‘Em!

A motivational poster for war workers, featuring the water-cooled Browning M1917 .30 caliber machine gun.

Your Blood Tin Sign

Your Blood Can Save Him

An emotional appeal to civilians and war workers to donate blood, featuring the M1 Garand rifle.