It’s always intrigued me as to how noisy it is to fire the Vickers. It’s been my view that’s it’s a ‘quiet’ gun for the No. 1 to fire as the cartridge is being initiated almost a metre away from their head. Continue reading How loud is firing the Vickers?
Over the past few years, I’ve been in the process of restoring some handcarts that were used for the Vickers MG by the Irish Army. Those that have visited the collection will have seen these in progress. They took much longer than I had hoped but I’m very pleased with the outcome, as are the friends that I restored them for.
This blog article goes into a bit of detail about the handcarts themselves and then talks through the restoration process that I went through. Continue reading Project complete: Irish Handcarts
Given that this site allows for blog posts, I think I’m going to start trying to use them to write about things that don’t really fit anywhere else on the website. This might be something that’s in the media or just in thinking at that time (I had thought about writing something on the use of the Vickers at Dunkirk when the film came out but was too busy and didn’t have enough content on the new site yet). I can also write a bit more about new items that come into the collection and show them off a bit. It’s usually some time between getting something and being able to incorporate it properly into the website and I use twitter and facebook to share these but you can’t get a lot of information across that way so I might use the blog for that as well. Continue reading First post of 2018: 2017