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General Henri Guisan sidearm (P06/29) and private pistol (FN 1906 in .25 ACP). #museemilitairevaudois #reblog

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Another famous dictator lived in Bern, Benedetto Mussolini, when he was still a socialist strike leader.

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Vladimir Lenin’s library card in Bern. 

Vladimir was a fervent believer in the adage don’t judge a book by its cover, just let the Cheka deal with it and a political commissar execute the deviant by shooting it in the neck.

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Border between Fribourg (Freiburg) and Vaud (Waadt) cantons in the woods. At first glance, I thought the numbers were the year of joining the Swiss Confederation, but both are wrong (respectively 1481 and 1803) – so have I no idea what they are about.

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American occupation money for France

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Kuhn pistol, circa 1850-1860, 9mm caliber.

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B&T P26 Submachine Gun Announced – The Firearm Blog

B&T P26 Submachine Gun Announced – The Firearm Blog

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B&T P26 Submachine Gun Announced – The Firearm Blog

B&T P26 Submachine Gun Announced – The Firearm Blog

The FM 25 is being fired from on of your nations many defensive fortifications and bunkers? Or is it a odd rifle range?

I think most of FM 25 were discarded for military use in the early sixties. The context of this picture was a visit to Festung Reuenthal (in Kanton Aargau), one of the many closed fortresses/bunkers aimed at Germany, and reopened and serviced by a bunch of military history fans. This one is pretty interesting since they aimed to preserve the WW2 atmosphere, and also used the formidable installation to host a modern military weapons museum. I have to admit that I never saw a FM 25 in action in a shooting range, even if there are probably a lot still in civilian hands.