Light MGs

XM-248 LMG Manual

December 11, 2015 Ian McCollum 11

Rather than explain the background of the XM-248, I will put you in the very capable hands of Weaponsman.com, who has posted an excellent 3-part series on the development leading up to the XM-248, entitled […]

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Rheinmetall Model 1928

May 8, 2015 Ian McCollum 10

The Rheinmetall model 1928 (designed by one Karl Heinemann and made in Switzerland) was one of the rifles tested by US Ordnance in trials that eventually settled on the Garand and Pedersen designs (and ultimately […]

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Light MGs

More Stoner Documents

March 18, 2015 Ian McCollum 23

Thanks to reader Steven B, I have a couple additional documents on the Stoner 63 to post, and also a cleaner copy of the Stoner LMG manual. Thanks, Steven!  

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Manuals

Rexim-Favor SMG

January 20, 2015 Ian McCollum 24

The Rexim-Favor was a Spanish-made, Swiss-marketed, and allegedly French-designed submachine gun produced during the 1950s. Only about 5000 were made in total, as the gun failed to procure any significant military or police contracts. Mechanically, […]

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Light MGs

Hefah Machine Gun

January 6, 2015 Ian McCollum 24

The Hefah machine gun was a wartime expedient British light machine gun design. It was created by a private company (the Ductile Steel Company) in 1940, in response to a generalized concern that all LMG […]

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Manuals

EM-2 Rifle Manual

December 24, 2014 Ian McCollum 13

I recently got an email from a reader who had scanned the EM-2 manual section from the back of Thomas Dugelby’s EM2 Concept and Design and sent it to me. I thanked him (although I […]

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Ammunition

Ammunition Documents III

June 11, 2014 Ian McCollum 4

Continuing through the trove of ammunition documents we recently got from Robert, we have three more manuals for you today. These are getting a bit more specific in their topics as we move through the […]

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Ammunition

More Ammo Documents

May 30, 2014 Ian McCollum 2

Continuing with the stash of ammunition documents from Robert, we have two more today (this is making me feel a bit like WikiLeaks…). First up is a German pamphlet on WWII airborne weapons ammo. This […]