Category Archives: World War II Replicas

The Garand Replica – Denix Prop Gun

When one thinks of the M1 Garand, the first thing that comes to mind is the Invasion of Normandy, or better known as D-Day. When the Americans stormed the beaches, the basic foot soldier was carrying the M1 Garand, a semi-automatic .30 caliber rifle. This rifle was the most used rifle on the American side…

The all-purpose black prop gun – Denix M1911 w/ black grips

What’s a good go-to prop gun for any non-firing situation?..  Denix M1911.   All-black, Henry Ford would love it.  The Denix 22-1227 comes in 3 varieties: nickel, wood grips, and this bad boy, the all black. See them all at Replica Armory

LPG gas guns in the UK

LPG gas guns in the UK. John Webster, a reenactor, builds some pretty impressive non-firing replica gas guns (and tanks). His weapons are a great alternative to firing blanks.

Denix non-firing replica-1928 Thompson sub machine gun – military style

Very cool replica!  The first thing that struck me about this gun was how heavy it was.  It is nearly 8.5 pounds.  I have never seen a real Tommy gun in person, but apparently, one of the drawbacks of the real guns were their weight.   It has a very solid action, and good loud engagement…

Denix Webley Indiana Jones replica revolver

Indiana Jones fan? Indy used a similar gun in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Here is a breakdown of the Denix Webley MK IV Style non-firing revolver- the classic British revolver spanning from the late 1800s to the 1960s. First off, this replica only operates as double-action. Also, it does have a functioning top-break action,…

1911 non-firing replica with US grips

Here is just a short video showing the “US grips” version of the Japanese non-firing replica of the 1911. It is the same as the 01-300, except with US grips. The part number for this one is 01-300-US. To see a more detailed look at the 01-300, see this replica gun video I made several…

Its the Denix Luger

Since WWI, the German-made Luger P08 Parabellum pistol has been a highly sought-after gun primarily because of its unique design and accuracy.    And, of course,  for its connection with Nazi Germany.  This is  the pistol for which the 9x19mm Parabellum (also known as the 9 mm Luger) cartridge was developed. Denix makes a good non-firing reproduction of…

Did Hitler commit suicide with a Walther PPK?

On this day in 1945, Adolph Hitler and Eva Braun commited suicide in his Führerbunker in Berlin, after being married for only one day. Some theories say they used cyanide capsules, and others say that Hitler killed himself with a Walther PPK. Perhaps it was a combination of the two methods. This is what makes…

Denix MP40 Schmeisser German submachine non-firing replica gun

The German military machine of WWII had many amazing aspects about it…Tragically, this awesomeness was controlled by a fascist dictator.  The German uniforms were second to none, they had cool names for everything, and of course, they had cool guns.  The Schmeisser MP38/MP40 is the most famous of the Nazi Germany “Maschinenpistoles”. A real MP40…

1911’s Little Brother – Browning HP Denix Replica

Like the M1911, the Browning HP is also a titan of a gun, being seen in a ton of movies. The Browning Hi Power is 9mm, with a 13 round magazine capacity- and this is the major difference with the M1911. The Denix non-firing replica of this gun most closely resembles the Inglis Hi-Power, which…