Saturday, 31 July 2010

The Guns at Springfield (1971)

Defense department documentary on the arsenal and its weapons. Features some reenactor footage. It's a fine piece of old fashioned public information filming - a little wooden but nevertheless charming.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this. The Revolutionary war soldier was doing the yahoo-ism of thrusting his ramrod in the ground while loading. It looks "cool" but it takes as much time to return the ramrod to the pipes per the manual as to stick it in the ground on the first attempt and retrieve it. Good way to lose the ramrod in a moving fight or have someone fall on it.

    Nice assortment of early 1970s Civil War reenactors about 10 mins. into the film. I may have seen these same men in 1973-74 at a North South Skirmish Association target shoot.