Guns in the jungle around 1920?
December 3, 2013 12:12 PM Subscribe
I'm writing a story and I need to know any difficulties an army might have keeping guns in a jungle environment around the 1900s to 1920s. I know nothing about guns.
posted by Nattie to Grab Bag (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This has been difficult to Google; most information is about modern guns and in a typical environment.
What kind of guns would be available around this time for military-type use? Are there particular features you'd want, or not want, in a jungle? Any problems I should know about?
Would they rust in such a humid environment? If so, what do you do to prevent it? How useful would a gun be in this time/environment if rusted? Does it depend?
Do you have to take special precautions to keep gun powder from getting wet in a jungle environment? If it gets a bit wet, is it still useable? Is that even an issue with the types of guns/bullets for this era?
What is something negligent that might cause a gun to malfunction in this environment? What would a malfunction look like: does it just not fire, or might someone be hurt?
It's a fantasy story with technology roughly parallel to the early 1900s. Any information is helpful since I know practically nothing even after a lot of Googling.