Sunday, March 13, 2011

Browning M1917 Machine Gun

Blackhand Customs brings us this reproduction Browning M1917 machine gun. The link will take you to a full build gallery filled with extensive construction shots of both the machine gun and it's working tripod mount. This example was built using plans from Killbuckets.com , a custom airsoft site.



8 comments:

Alex Kaeda said...

Just the thing for defending against a mob of crazed cultists, although I wonder how effective it would be against deep ones, elder things, or shoggoth

elmo iscariot said...

Oh, my, I want one. That's just the kind of thing a misguided expedition leader would trust to fend off shoggoth attacks on a return to the mountains of madness.

I love the recent coverage of period-appropriate firearms, by the way. They're often neglected for a variety of political reasons, but no 1930s investigator worth his salt would be foolish enough to go up against the Mythos unarmed.

Propnomicon said...

@ Alex Kaeda

Putting on my meta-gaming hat, I'd say Shoggoths were pretty much immune to bullets, while Elder Things and Deep Ones only take minor damage. You *could* kill the latter two with a machine gun, but it would be like killing a tree- you just chew through with bullets.

Based on Lovecraft's stories I'd say both Deep One hybrids (humans that haven't made the full change) and Mi-Go can be killed by bullets.

@ elmo iscariot

I think every investigator in the 20's and 30's would have a gun, but it probably wouldn't help them too much. Heck, Sam Spade was always packing heat and look how much he got knocked around. Heh.

elmo iscariot said...

Guns are good for killing cultists and clinging to as totems. ;)

Players in my RPG campaigns have killed Mi-Go, Byakhee, and ghouls with volleys of shotgun fire, but they know better than to rely on combat to solve problems in general.

My favorite sadistic-GM move was making them play Cthulhu Invictus which, set in ancient Rome, denies them guns and psychotherapy.

Phil said...

And you can be sure the Feds packed a few along on their little investigation of Innsmouth.

Very well done though. Props to the builder!

CoastConFan said...

Gotta have a Browning, ‘cause them Mi-go are tough. Just remember what Gerneral Curtis Goatheart said in the classified Firesign theater film: “2. Avoid eye contact. 3. If there are no eyes, avoid all contact”. Remember: “Syrup won’t stop ‘em”!

Never fear, for we have got
The Maxim gun, and they have not.

elmo iscariot said...

Putting on my meta-gaming hat, I'd say Shoggoths were pretty much immune to bullets, while Elder Things and Deep Ones only take minor damage. You *could* kill the latter two with a machine gun...

Somewhat apropos of this, I made a proposal for a Lovecraft Action Shooting league over at my blog that's gotten quite a few suggestions for an investigator's arsenal. It turns out a heck of a lot of gun enthusiasts love Lovecraft.

Killbucket Himself: said...

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