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Israeli Dror trials reports

August 8, 2012 Ian McCollum 3

Since we first learned of its existence we have been very interested in the Israeli Dror light machine gun. To us, it has all the elements of a fascinating piece of firearms history – design […]

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Swiss Week – Prototype Furrer 1919

July 27, 2012 Ian McCollum 10

We’ve mentioned that Adolf Furrer (director of Waffenfabrik Bern) began his career making Lugers and Maxims, which helps explain his obsession with toggle locks. Well, before he developed his own take on the mechanism for […]

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Swiss Week – MP41/44

July 25, 2012 Ian McCollum 4

The line between genius and insanity is a thin one, right? Well, the Swiss LMG25 was well build and effective, but the MP41 and MP41/44 fell off the edge into silliness. It was adopted in […]

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Swiss Week – LMG25 video

July 23, 2012 Ian McCollum 6

This week, we will be featuring all Swiss weapons here at Forgotten Weapons. Kind of like Shark Week, but more land-locked. We’ll kick off today with a video showing you around a Swiss LMG-25 light […]

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Vesely V-42 Submachine Gun

July 20, 2012 Ian McCollum 12

The Vesely Machine Carbine (aka V-41, V-42, and V-43) was a submachine gun designed in Britain by a Czech refugee named Josek Vesely. In most respects, the Vesely was a typical subgun, firing 9mm Parabellem […]

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Kiraly 1935 Experimental LMG

July 13, 2012 Ian McCollum 4

It wasn’t just chance that we got up to date on the KE-7 earlier this week – I wanted to have that in your mind before posting this interesting piece. We found it in the […]