The Weapon Hunter

A shootout between five WWII sniper rifles and two Civil War cannons. A massive rebuild of a tank destroyer and the fierce Quad 50 mobile machine gun. An epic cross-continent hunt for an ultra-rare rifle and an operational flamethrower. Military history buff Paul Shull is on a mission to touch, hold, and fire some of the greatest pieces of weaponry on the planet. Get an up-close look at some of the most iconic weapons of the last 150 years and witness the awesome firepower they still have on The Weapon Hunter.

Show Info

Airs on: United States Smithsonian Channel (2015 - now)
Schedule: Sundays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Previous Episode

Iwo Jima Franken-gun

Episode 2x06; Mar 19, 2017

Paul Shull is on a mission to resurrect the Stinger, a rare "Franken-gun" from the last months of World War II. Only six were ever made and used in combat. The seventh is crafted and fired in this episode.Marine ingenuity created the Stinger Light Ma

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x06: Iwo Jima Franken-gunMar 19, 2017
2x05: D-day DetonatorMar 12, 2017
2x04: World's Fastest WeaponMar 5, 2017
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