Yep, I’m very happy to announce that there is some new content coming to GunLab at last! It won’t be from me, but instead from my friend Chuck. He is an SOT, and has a pretty nice shop, with everything from a 4-axis CNC mill to a hydraulic stamping press, and all manner of manual [...]
We wound up with a duplicate book in the Reference Library: Geschichte und Technik der Selbstladepistole (History and Technology of the Self-Loading Pistol) by Werner Mootz. It’s a pretty neat book, loaded with patent drawings of obscure early selfloading and manual repeating pistols – and the text is all in German (FYI). It’s a pretty [...]
The monthly 2-gun match was yesterday, and I used the opportunity to do some research into a classic question:
To what extent can the faster action and increased magazine capacity of an Enfield rifle compensate for a less skilled shooter, as compared to a Mauser rifle?
If I say “John Inglis”, the first two things that probably come to mind for a gunnie are High Powers and Bren guns. Inglis was a Canadian company that made a huge proportion of the Bren guns used during WWII, as well as other munitions. At its peak, Inglis employed 17,800 workers…and yet in 1937 [...]
Last week, we talked a bit about obsolete firearms controls, and that discussion made me think of a fairly recent pistols with a fairly unique feature, the Browning BDM. Mechanically, the BDM is a pretty standard modern automatic pistol – it uses the ubiquitous Browning short-recoil system, and feel like most other service handguns. What [...]
I have a couple rifles and a bunch of magazines on the chopping block right now to raise some money, so if you’ve been looking for a new toy this could be your chance. Unless you’re outside the US – sorry guys, but I can’t sell guns or parts internationally.
Shipping on rifles is $35 [...]
We’ve been digging through the Forgotten Weapons Archives, and compiling all the rifle manuals were can put our hands on, and there were enough to justify Volume II: Rifles of the Manual Archive (you can still order Volume I: Machine Guns as well, if you don’t have it already).
This collection includes 154 different manuals [...]
The Madsen light machine gun is note-worthy for several reasons – it was the first military-issue light machine gun developed and it was successful enough to remain in production into the 1950s (long after every WWI-era machine gun was long out of production). It was also one of the most usual machine gun mechanisms ever [...]
You may have noticed a few changes to the right sidebar of the site recently – we have a couple new sponsors of Forgotten Weapons that I would like to welcome!
Rock Island Auction Company is the premier auction house in the country (probably in the world, actually) for firearms and militaria – we have [...]
It isn’t unusual for me to learn additional things about a particular gun from various folks after I write a post, which sometimes calls for an addendum to my original post or article. Well, after seeing Monday’s video on the M1895 Nagant revolver, a reader named Robert was kind enough to send me a collection [...]