Military Firearms Resources
There are a very large number of websites that cover one or another aspect of firearms, military or others. The list on this page shows a few examples from each major category, but there are literally thousands more to be found with Google or other search engines. If you have a site that you would like to have listed here, please contact Olive-Drab.com.
Marine PFC Douglas Lightheart cradles an M-1919 light machine gun in his lap. while PFC Gerald Churchby holds an M-1 Garand. On Peleliu, 14 July 1944.
Today in WW II: 2 Aug 1939 Albert Einstein writes to Pres. Roosevelt about the potential for a uniquely powerful uranium weapon and indications of German interest in it, the inspiration for the Manhattan Project. More ↓
2 Aug 1943 Revolt by inmates of Treblinka death camp; guards and one SS officer killed and over 200 hundred inmates escaped; a few avoided death or recapture.
2 Aug 1943 Future US President John F. Kennedy's motor torpedo boat PT-109 is rammed by a Japanese destroyer in the Solomon Islands.
Visit the Olive-Drab.com World War II Timeline for day-by-day events 1939-1945! See also WW2 Books.
On-Line Gun Auctions
eBay does not list firearms but has tons of accessories, surplus and militaria items. It is by far the largest auction on the Internet. A direct link to relevant eBay auctions is on many pages of Olive-Drab, updated every time you go to the page. Free registration required to buy or sell.
For firearms, knives, and weapons oriented militaria such as web gear, military equipment, and supplies there is nothing better than GunBroker.com. Give them a try for rifles, pistols, and unusual military items: ammo, parts, manuals and "gun stuff" that has many military weapons (from Colt .45 to 155 mm Long Tom). If you buy a gun, they will ship to an FFL transfer dealer near you and help you with any required regulations and paperwork.
Gun Trade Online Gun Auction. Sell, buy and trade arms and firearms all over the country. They also offer forums for gun discussions. Some features require free registration.
Military Firearms Accessories
Many firearms accessories are described, with photos, in the Olive-Drab.com section about Soldier's Uniforms, Clothing & Gear, especially web gear.
Military Firearms History
Don't miss the Military History -- Museums
page which includes many museums with fine firearms collections (e.g. J.M.
Davis Museum in Oklahoma).
Forums & General Web Resources for Military Firearms
Army-Technology.com is a website for the defense industry offering one page descriptions of many companies producing all types of defense equipment including firearms or ammunition, serving the U.S. military or other countries.
FirearmsForum.com and FirearmsTalk.com cover all types of firearms, ammunition, and accessories and have specific forums for military models.
Military/Info Publishing has all the manuals available for most U.S. military firearms, originals and reprints.
MilitaryFirearms.net has notes on history, on specific military firearms, and a write-up about gun dealers.
SurplusRifle.com is a big site with lots of pages for anyone interested in collecting or shooting surplus rifles and pistols. Many other features and services.
There is a group on Yahoo called OD which is specifically for military firearms and related issues.
Find More Information on the Internet
There are many fine websites that have additional information on this
topic, too many to list here and too many to keep up with as they come and go.
Use this Google web search form to get an up to date report of what's out there.
For good results, try entering this: military firearms. Then click the Search button.