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Semiauto Rifles

San Cristobal Carbine (Model 2)

July 1, 2011 Ian McCollum 3

The San Cristobal armory was a surprisingly large-scale arms manufacturer set up in the Dominican Republic in the late 40s. They produced several different weapons, but the most common was the Model 2 Cristobal carbine. […]

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Semiauto Rifles

Japanese Type 4 Garand copy

June 3, 2011 Ian McCollum 2

The Japanese military had been experimenting with semiauto service rifles for some time prior to World War II (most countries were, to some extent). There was some development of a Japanese Pedersen rifle, among others. […]

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Semiauto Rifles

Fedorov video

May 13, 2011 Ian McCollum 2

When I first saw a Fedorov, I thought it would be a pretty sweet rifle to recreate as a ForgottenWeapons project. I made that suggestion, and was immediately shot down. As it turns out, the […]

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Patent drawings

Sjogren rifle and shotgun

April 22, 2011 Ian McCollum 1

The Sjorgen rifle and shotgun designs definitely fit the description of Forgotten Weapons. Developed in Sweden, the Sjogren system used a fixed barrel and recoil-operated action in both a 12 gauge shotgun and .30 caliber […]

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Manuals

FN-49 Manual

April 11, 2011 Ian McCollum 4

As a followup to the FAL manual, how about one for the FN49? FN Model 49 Operator’s Manual (English) As always, it has been added to the Original Manuals page in the Vault.

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Manuals

FN-FAL Manual

April 8, 2011 Ian McCollum 3

Ok, so the FAL isn’t a forgotten weapon by a long shot. However, it is an important piece in the development of modern military firearms.  So to help promote a deeper understanding of how it […]

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British EM-2

April 6, 2011 Ian McCollum 3

The EM-2 was the result of a British research and development program looking for a replacement for the venerable Lee Enfield rifle after WWII. As with just about every other country on the planet, they […]