The other interesting thing is he has the gun mounted on a Vickers tripod for the test firing!
Pg. 115 of volume one to be exactI think this is Remington, but I will be better able to answer that when I get home from SHOT. The fellow shooting the gun makes me think of the fellow from Remington pictured in Dolf's Vol I, and the gun has no rear sight, consistent with both the film and the book pic. The clothing looks familiar in my memory of that picture. If anyone has Dolf's book handy, check that out.
It is interesting how many workers in the film are wearing suits and ties while doing factory work. Also notice the guy firing the machine gun has no ear protection.
Yes I know. We were issued the ear plugs in in basic training in 1964. At first I think they were a foam type and came in a small cardboard wrap. Then later they came in a clear plastic tube with a small chain attached to the lid so you wouldn't lose it. They all seemed like the same size at the time ( all flesh colored) but later they came out with color coded ones of different sizes (orange, Blue, Green) and maybe others. Much later the container changed to a more square OD colored one. In the 80s we were required to wear them on a button of the pocket of our uniform shirt just to show we had them. I have a bunch of the earlier clear plastic containers that I use to use for storing small parts, small nuts and bolts and other stuff.Hearing protection didn't exist then. It didn't exist in the late 1960s. 200 rounds of 45ACP and for two days after it's almost impossible to hear anything.
I believe that would have been the N.E. Westinghouse production line, not Remington. The pics in Dolf's book that match this video are specifically credited to the Remington Historical Society and refer to known personnel at that company.Was this the same production line that produced the 1898 Mosin Nagant for the Russians before they quite due to the October Revolution?
Well I just got edjumuhcated. I didn't realize that Remington also made Mosins. Just new about the Westinghouse contract. But the 1917 Browning factory is the one in Bridgeport, so if the Mosins were made there too, it fits with the theme that both W and R facilities had the rug pulled out from them and needed something to do. Colt's lack of production capability to the rescue! :rofl:I think I answered my own question. I did a little research and it appears that the Russian government contracted with Remington UMC for 1,500,000 rifles and bayonets in addition to 100,000,000 rounds of ammunition. The Russians also ordered 1,800,000 rifle from NE Westinghouse. It appears that Remington only produced 840,000 rifles from the contract with only 131,400 delivered to the Russians. The Russians appear to have defaulted on the contract claiming the guns of poor quality. In reality the guns were actually better manufactured than the Russian built 1891s. In reality the Russians were short of cash and did not want to pay. The Remington guns were built at the Bridgeport, CT facility.