A lot of 282 Vietnam war era Zippo lighters was recently auctioned off for $35,250:

The lighters tell a story of the war that cannot be found anywhere else.  They are a record soldiers’ feelings not meant for anyone but themselves, printed on a throwaway tool, capturing the spirit of the war in a way more authentic than any film, more personal than any history book, and more representative than any single soldier’s account.

If you follow my other blog MILcentric you’ll have seen this content already.  I won’t be sharing material often between them, except when there’s something exceptional I think both crowds will enjoy.

LOL at “Let me win your heart and mind or I’ll burn your God damn hut down”

Link to the auction and more pics at the post on MILcentric.

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A .22 Short concept schematic:

Source – Pack Rat Workshop

A video of some guy shooting one of these types of guns:

Another design:


Although I find guns like this fascinating, I really am apprehensive of ever getting one due to how unsafe they look.

I’d probably accidentally blast a shot into my junk within an hour of having one.


The Zippo lighter stopped the bullet, leaving Brad Cooper with just a bruise on his leg. He says, “we’ve started making jokes about it at work, They say wind proof…I say bullet proof.”

Full story – HERE

Pretty stupid to keep walking towards a guy with a gun after he already shot you once. If the guy aimed anywhere else this post would have been about a Darwin award winner rather than a lucky break.