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For Whom The WerBell Tolls…

Tam did a recent post mentioning “Cobb-ray”, which was a memory flogger for me.  In my callow youth, when I was first interested in things firearm, I remember lusting after a Cobray-Sionics Ingram MAC-10 submachine gun.

2007-11-14  mac_m11_380



Then I saw Mitchell Livingston WerBell III on the Tomorrow Show.

And I was transformed.  Here was a real spook, mercenary, soldier-of-fortune, firearms manufacturer and trainer.  Right there in my living room!

Of course, who knows how many of his exploits were disinformation, propaganda or hype?

Even though it’s been surpassed by the H&K, the MAC-10 still holds a place in my heart.  Even got to fire one once, with a suppressor.  All one hears is the clackety-clack of the bolt-hammer operation.

Pretty cool.

I think of folks like WerBell when I think of the history of covert ops.  The predecessors of today’s Special Forces, Delta, SEALs and other folks, many anonymous.  You should visit the Wiki link above, especially if you are not familiar with him.

(The name Kardashian never crosses my mind…)

h/t Wikipedia


About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


6 thoughts on “For Whom The WerBell Tolls…

  1. An honorable man, from an era when that meant something.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | August 2, 2013, 10:45 am
  2. Truth? Probably a lot of it is, and probably a lot more never told… 🙂

    Posted by Old NFO | August 2, 2013, 12:27 pm
  3. There used to be a video about him. I wonder if his sons still have a copy. I saw it about 20 years ago. Mitch WerBell was a man amongst men.

    Posted by harp1034 | August 2, 2013, 10:43 pm

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