October 03, 2010

Little Girl, Big Gun

A couple of days ago, Steven was talking about an anime fetish/trope/whatever, namely, "Little Girls with Big Guns."  Last night, while I was waiting for my broadband connection to get fixed, I stumbled upon another example or two: Gretel from Black Lagoon 2nd Barrage.

You've gotta love the cute little plushy fob hanging from the barrel, neh?

In case you're wondering, it's a M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle, or BAR.  Sort of halfway between an assault rifle and a machine gun, I suppose it's the predecessor of today's SAR.

Now, one can debate if Gretel actually falls into the category of "Little Girl," but that's an argument for another day.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 08:06 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 As I recall, Bonnie Parker (of the infamous Bonnie & Clyde) was known to have used the BAR in shoot-outs, and she was a petite, almost delicate little creature...

Posted by: Siergen at October 04, 2010 04:24 PM (Xh3Fu)

2 It was Clyde who used a BAR. She may have borrowed his on occasion, but I don't think it was her usual weapon.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 04, 2010 04:35 PM (+rSRq)

3 Also, Clyde cut off part of the barrel of his BAR to make it easier to handle.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 04, 2010 04:35 PM (+rSRq)

4 A cutdown increases recoil and blast. I have a Mosin M-59 as a living example.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at October 04, 2010 05:00 PM (9KseV)

5 Bonnie Parker, aka Bonnie Thornton,aka my great aunt (married Roy Thornton, grandfather on my mother's side brother). That side of my family always had an odd reputation. No wonder I liked them so much.

Posted by: Drheinous at October 04, 2010 05:23 PM (xVYR8)


Never fired one, always wished to.  I'd rather have had that than the M-14 I was issued.  (Just me)

But I did carry an M3 made by the Hydramatic Div of GM forty years ago....  Only had 2 mags, tho...

Posted by: The Old Man at October 05, 2010 12:36 PM (+LRPE)

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