If you were a 1930's globe trotting adventurer, what weapon would you carry? Did Indy make the right choice?

If you were a 1930's globe trotting adventurer, what would you carry? Did Indy make the right choice?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Browning Highpower and a Auto 5

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No whip?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Semi auto
      >1930s ammo reliability
      Indy made the right choice

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        An auto 5 wouldn’t have any issues

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Indy uses a Browning Hi Power in Raiders of the Lost Ark but loses it in Nepal

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    PUNCH NAZIS

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Afrika Korps never wore swastika armbands though.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They're not Afrika Korps, it's 1938.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it was ahnenerbe

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I mean neither did the Germans deploy the MarkVChurchillMathildaPanzer to that theater but you still see it in Indiana Jones

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It wasn't their tank. They traded for it from that Arab sultan/king/oligarch.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They’re not afrika korps, they aren’t even in Africa

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >punching nazis when you can suck out their souls and turn them to dust
      lol, lmao even.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would want a reliable firearm that could be easily maintained and repaired in all corners of the globe, or have local parts availability anywhere I go.
    It'd be a Webley

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Winchester Model 1905 or Winchester Model 1912

    with a highpower or 1911 as a side arm .

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Luger P08 in my holster
    Short barrel S&W 1899 in my pocket

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you really were globe trotting, you were gonna need .32 ACP

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is quite sensible, just not, y'know, cinematic in this sense

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is quite sensible, just not, y'know, cinematic in this sense

      But remember, a traveling adventurer has to worry about animals as well, not just people. A .32 probably isn’t going to put down a charging tiger.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's what my rented man-servant/excavators are for.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    1911 in cross shoulder holster and m1897 riot gun in leather saddle bag.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Your gif is a good choice also
      Based Rare 45acp P-38
      https://www.forgottenweapons.com/walthers-45acp-mp-p38-precursor/

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    M1911

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    for ccw mauser m1914 for more like an open combat thing, a bar and a hi power alternatively early thompson and a 1911 (not a1)

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Mauser broomhandle with the stock holster combo. Very importantly it looks cool

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Colt SAA. I'm the protagonist or a henchman so reloading won't be an issue.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    hard to top a model 10.
    not sure that's the exact model indy carried but a good reliable .38 special would be the call in a time when autoloading pistols where still in their infancy.
    1911 probably would have been fine too. I don't trust any other autoloaders from the time period

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Colt New Service in .45 Colt and a Savage 99 in .250-3000. Might keep a Savage 1907 in my pocket too.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    In terms of caliber accessibility you'd want something either British or French revolver or maybe 9mm parabellum. I'm curious how much the colonial officers in the British Empire had an HP. Feels like more of a gucci-gang boutique choice than what you'd get as some backwater officer.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nobody had Hi Powers except the war.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        *except the Belgians until after the war

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah my B I was thinking it was earlier invented. 35 and it'd be revolvers or some piddly 32. Actually given the abundance of 32 ACP among semi autos it seems like it was the 9mm parabellum before it took over post ww2.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          it was. still is fairly common to see in places from what I understand

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        *except the Belgians until after the war

        Didn't Indy get a field commision in the Belgium Army? I thought he was an officer when he was sent to the East African campaign.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Im curious how good a 9mm Largo handgun would have been for ammo availability

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Indy's Smith and Wesson M1917 revolver is a decent choice owing to the absolute reliability and general ease of use of revolvers, as well as the reasonably high-powered .45 ACP cartridge. However, it's not the highest-powered revolver you could be using at that time, and reloading with half-moon clips for the rimless cartridges can be awkward. A better revolver would probably be one of those .455 break-open Webleys (Indy uses one in Last Crusade and Crystal Skull I believe), or maybe a Colt 1878/1902 Frontier or Smith and Wesson No. 3, but the SW 1917 should be reasonably effective against any man-sized target you're likely to come across.
    However you might want something with a little more punch in the event you're facing something larger or more exotic than a man, like a hippopotamus or t. rex or yeti or atlantean automaton or God, so in that case you might want a .30 caliber rifle of some sort like a Lee-Enfield, Springfield 1903, K98 Mauser, M1 Garand, or even an M1918 BAR if you really need to make an entire pyramid full of resurrected anubis jackals go away.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If someone was willing to jump on new releases in the late '30s, the Hi Power and P38 were good designs, but a six shot .38 revolver would still be a great choice.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Webley-fosbery. It's what I want to shoot now, but I'd really wanna shoot it then.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    C96 in 9x25 Export or a S&W .38/44 Outdoorsman/Registered Magnum
    Mauser in .375 H&H as a rifle.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    imagine participating in military adventurism without a tommy gun. couldn't be me

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'll have a Colt 1911 in .38 Super, light on the Hispanic, and a .35 Remington Model 8.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    1911 in .38 Super with hot handloads

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Browning Highpower and a MP38

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    french St Étienne 11mm revolver and an 1887 lever bootleg shotgun.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Reminder mythbusters proved that Indy’s whip was a credible self weapon of self defense and could easily disarm an opponent with a holstered pistol.

    Post your whip’s, /k/.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Won't kill nobody with it unless you go all High Plains Drifter on them though. I had one for a little while that I'd found in an old friends barn, but it wasn't really of much use.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Raygun

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Guns Indiana Jones carried in his movies:
    -Smith & Wesson M1917
    -Smith & Wesson Mk II Hand Ejector
    -FN Hi-Power
    -Inglis Hi-Power
    -Colt Official Police
    -Webley "WG" Army Model
    Walther P38 (he grabbed it from a German he defeated)

    None of these were bad choices at the time to conceal carry. It would be nice if to have a long gun while not in civilization.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fun fact, Indy was supposed to carry a 1911 but the .45 apc blanks were notorious finicky, so they changed it to a S&W revolver.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That seems like bullshit since the easy work around was just using a 9mm gun that looks close like a Star Model B.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No, the revolver was correct. He was supposed to have a 1911 instead of a Hi-Power, but .45 blanks were finicky and a Hi-Power looks kinda like a 1911.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      what's so fun about that?

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Exquisite taste, sir.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Husqvarna 1907
    Swedish m/21 BAR in 6.5x55mm

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Colt Police Positive in .38 S&W
    Auto 5 in 16 gauge

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    remington model 11, small ring mauser in 7mm of some variety with a goofy tiny 1930s scope, and a steyr 1912

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    two conversion cylinder colt 1860s

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The revolver Indy carries. You want something that isn't going to require a lot of maintenance, functional in all weather conditions, is also very durable. A revolver makes sense.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I dunno, I think if I'm gonna get a gun completely submerged in some fine dry sand, a revolver is the last thing I'd want

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I don't recall cowboys ever complaining about all that fine dirt and sand out in the west.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          ...really? because I believe they complained about it fricking constantly

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            [citation]

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              You made the claim first, homosexual. Neither of you have offered any proof.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                How can you get a citation of someone NOT complaining, dumbass?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >you made the claim first
                >YOU provide the proof

                I can't prove a negative you stupid monkey fricker.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >I can't prove
                stopped reading there

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Did Indy make the right choice?
    Yep. .38 spc is a proven man-stopper and it was by far the single most common handgun cartridge in the world for the first half of the 20th century because so many police forces used it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >.38 spc is a proven man-stopper
      >a wild phillipino appears

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >.38spc cant stop drugged up filips
        >9mm cant stop crackheads
        Time marches on

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >shoot wild and probably miss quickly because you think at least one will hit the fricker
        >take your time and blast him because you have b***h grip and will need a full 3 seconds to line up a next shot
        as shrimple as that. which is a weird case for magazine interrupters but misses the point ultimately

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        wrong .38 dipshit

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Those were 38 long colt, much more anemic than 38 special. 38 special barely existed during the Phillipine War.

          They both suck

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You're moronic.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              What's your carry gun? You do have one, right?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, a .38 special j frame. What do you carry?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Sharp stick

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Your mom's purple dildo

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            brainlet noguns take. there are more dudes in the dirt thanks to 38spl than any other pistol cartridge. commercial loadings sold today are weaker than when the cartridge was dominant in the pre-magnum era. in the 30s it would have been notably more powerful than any 9mm. only 45s would have beaten it among common cartridges of the day

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >there are more dudes in the dirt thanks to 38spl than any other pistol cartridge.
              Yeah I've heard the same dumbass claim being made with .22LR, .380acp, 9mm, etc. There's never a verified source next to the claim though.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Those were 38 long colt, much more anemic than 38 special. 38 special barely existed during the Phillipine War.

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The 1917 in .45ACP was a great choice for a revolver imo. Admittedly, I would carry a 1911

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    .455 is good because it would be available in any British colony, which is where a lot of archeology was being done back then. But really, you'd want to tailor your gun to the country you were going to. If you're going to Mexico, a .45 Colt revolver would be great. Going to Tunisia? You'd probably want a .32 ACP gun because the French were using Ruby pistols around that time. And so on.

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Walther PPk, I may hate the hammer bite, but the absolute OG concealed carry.
    >in the frickin boot. 32 is a global standard rn

    cut down FN/Browning Auto 5, with BANDOLIERS of buckshot
    >bandolier sling. bandolier belt. chest bandolier.

    FN 1900 aka Remington Model 8 in whatever caliber is on sale in the catalog don't matter

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    1908 pocket hammerless if I needed to defend myself but I'd definitely try to get my hands on whatever weapons the local police/military were using. Failing that, a Mauser 98 or SMLE were probably the most popular rifles around the world and the easiest to get rounds for at the time.

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A 6 inch bowie knife, a stainless steel 1911, and a BAR

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A Mauser C96 Schnellfeuer as my sidearm.
    A Winchester 1897 shotgun, the military one, with the heat shield and the bayonet, as a main gun.
    And a BAR hidden somewhere in my floatplane if I really, really need to frick someone up.

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Colt 1911 and Winchester 1897 trench gun.

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    M1911, MP28 or MP38.

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    MP-18 and Browning Hi-Power, or possibly a Gewehr 98 depending on the situation.

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'd carry a mauser broomhandle clone in 45 acp.

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would trust a hi power or 1911 if I could keep it clean, otherwise I would go with the m1917.
    But why not both?

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Did anyone see the new one?
    Is it as trash as they say?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, they spend the whole film emasculating Ford. Just more "Destroy/deconstruct the past" Hollywood drivel.
      I pray the new video game is more of a love letter to 30's Pulp that Indie is supposed to be. But I'm setting my hopes low.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I played that game long ago. Could have been the greatest Indiana Jones movie ever made, just by adapting the game as is. Hollywood can't burn soon enough.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Same, I did not know until recently there were multiple paths in the game. I just always assumed you were supposed to take the crazy psychic girl with you.

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A takedown Mauser with hair trigger and 4x Zeiss scope on a quick detach mount - pivot, hook, Griffin and Howe, whatever. Peep sight would be a great bonus as well.
    However, I'm unsure of chambering. 7x57 is nice, being spread all over the world, but does it pack enough punch? 7x64 or .30-06 would be my choice, but by 1930s the only places they're common are Western Europe and US respectively.
    A handgun of my choice would be a Mauer C96 Bolo, infantry Luger or Smith & Wesson M&P for wilderness and some .32 pistol for urban areas, maybe a Walther, a 1910 Browning or Mauser HSc.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >will 7mm Mauser be enough?
      >next suggestion is the only slightly more powerful .30-06
      7mm Mauser will more than do the job. Corbett had no issue with it while hunting maneaters.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        As you travel the world in search of adventures, ammo avalibility is a concern one should always think of.
        Corbett hunted both with 7x57 and a powerful double rifle. American hunters valued .30-06 and .30 Krag, .318 WR was loved in Africa by people like Caramojo Bell and Blixen family, 7x64 and various 6,5 mm rounds were quite popular in Europe and Africa until WWII and americanisation of european culture, but the main question is how you get them if you run out of your supply.
        And I suppose that 7x57 would actually be the best option, since it's still quite powerful and can be found almost everywhere in the world, except there would be difficulties in China (since warlords, communists and Kuomintang use 8x57), Japan and Soviet Union (they have lots of 8x57, but most hunters use 16 ga shotguns).

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >7x57 is nice, being spread all over the world, but does it pack enough punch?
      Yes.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      More fitting photo

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Colt M1911A1 and a Remington Model 8

  50. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Deagle.

  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    1911 and an Auto 5, Winchester 1907, or BAR, cut down barrel length regardless of gun.

    Indy was fine. A revolver is perfectly fine carry gun back then. Nowadays though assuming guns weren't banned or heavily controlled in most of the world you'd be an idiot to rely on a revolver as your primary. Personally I'd skip pistols entirely for a small PDW or super compact assault rifle with folding or fully collapsible stock if I was going Indiana Jones type stuff.

  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Shortened Winchester 1907 in .351 SL with as many ten round magazines as I can get. And a low power (between 2x and 4x) optic if available.

  53. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ford's draw was so shitty during the famous sword scene that the guy could have just run at him and cut him in half.

  54. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Picking from these, depending on the part of the world I'm in

    FN M1935 Rifle (7.65x53mm)
    FN Auto-5 (12G)
    FN M1900 Rifle (.35 Remington)
    FN GP-35 (9x19mm)

  55. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you're not warlord maxxing you're not doing things right. Ideal gun/pcc for the intrepid 'liberator' of valuable antiquities

  56. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Colt Monitor and a 1911. Gobbless

  57. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Id have a trunk full of guns
    1911s
    357s
    Trench Gun that the germans wanted to make illegal because how bad it was fricking them

    id be more interested in colonizing

  58. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Walther PP. elegant and cool. Nuff said

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