Product Focus – British Lee-Enfield Rifle

Special Epic Blog looking at the iconic Lee-Enfield rifle. History The Lee-Enfield Rifle was the primary firearm of the British Empire and Commonwealth during the first half of the 20th Century. It is considered by many to be one of the greatest bolt action rifles ever made. The Lee–Enfield takes its name from the designer of the […]

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Turning Points of WW2 – D-Day

To continue our series of Turning Points of WW2 we are next going to look at the opening of the Western Front: D-Day. State of play beforehand On the Eastern Front, Germany and the Soviet Union were at a standstill with the Soviets managing to hold the Germans back. At the Tehran Conference of 1943 […]

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Product Focus – US Bazooka

Special blog dedicated to one of the latest arrivals at Epic HQ, the US Bazooka. In 1942, shortly after America’s entry to World War II, a US Army Lieutenant with an engineering degree named Edward Uhl developed the shoulder-fired rocket launcher. The Bazooka went from the drawing board into combat within 30 days, setting a record for […]

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Turning Points of WW2 – Battle of Stalingrad

Whilst reading our earlier blog about Stalingrad, an interesting discussion arose in the office; What was the biggest turning point in WW2? The first five people asked that question came up with 5 different answers! We are going to have a mini series examining those 5 key events. Let us kick off with the battle […]

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May Blueprint – US Colt 1911 Pistol

In this instalment of our 12 part series on Military blueprints, we look at the American Colt 1911. Design The 1911 pistol was designed by legendary firearms designer, John Moses Browning. It was a refinement of his earlier semi-automatic pistol designs. The basic principle of the pistol is recoil operation. As the expanding combustion gases force the bullet […]

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Product Focus – Thompson Submachine Gun

Today we are looking out our range of Thompson Submachine Gun accessories. History Invented in 1918 by the American, John T. Thompson, the Thompson Sub-machine gun (also known as the ‘Tommy gun’ or ‘Chicago Typewriter’) became one of the most iconic weapons of the 20th Century. It has been used by Law Enforcement, the Military […]

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Epic Militaria 2018 Show Season

As the Summer draws near, the team at Epic are getting ready for another show season. We are excited to announce two new events this year, for a grand total of SIX shows! Continuing on from our appearance at the Stoneleigh Militaria Show in January, we have our Summer Show lineup all planned out. Our […]

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April Blueprint – German Luger P08

In this instalment of our 12 part series on Military blueprints, we look at the German Luger P08. Design The Luger P08 was designed in 1898 by Georg J Luger. It was one of the very first semi-automatic pistols. The Luger P08 uses the toggle lock action, which uses a jointed arm to lock as […]

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100 Years of the Royal Air Force

Celebrating 100 years of the Royal Air Force   The 1st of April 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force. For a century they have been the primary aerial warfare arm of the United Kingdom and therefore a major part of every British conflict across the globe. They also perform numerous humanitarian […]

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March Blueprint – British Mk V Tank

In this instalment of our 12 part series on Military blueprints, we look at the British Mk V Tank.   Design The Mark V tank was originally intended to have been a completely new tank design. However, in December 1917, a new engine and transmission for the Mk IV became available, and so to avoid disrupting production, […]

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