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The Vault


For anyone who may be interested, I’ve done a couple more podcasts in recent days.

Karl and I both were on the most recent Gun Nation show, talking about the modernized FG-42 we have been tinkering with – you can listen to that episode here.

I also was on The Survival Podcast this past week, [...]

FFV-890C: The Swedish Service Rifle That Never Was


Seth Cane has previously written a 3-part series of articles for us on the Galil, which you can see here: Galil SAR, Galil AR, and Galil ARM. He is now following that with an in-depth piece on the Swedish trials of the Galil. Thanks, Seth!

For folks interested in the Galil, Seth has also produced [...]

New Sponsor: James D. Julia Auction Company

I’d like to take a moment today to introduce our most recent new sponsor of Forgotten Weapons: the James D. Julia auction company. They are one of the premier firearms auctions houses in the US, and I have been using photos from their auctions in posts for a while. I’m very happy to have them [...]

Savage is Looking for Design Engineers, and an InRange Old West Vignette

Are you a firearms design engineer looking for a new gig? Savage Arms contacted me to say that they are looking for an experienced designer for their Westfield, Massachusetts team. You can see their full details here, but the gist appears to be a person with at least a couple years experience who will develop [...]

MG-34 December Sale

FYI, one of our long-time sponsors, Allegheny Arsenal, is offering 10% off everything they have until December 12th. Use the coupon code “ALLEGHENYHOLIDAY” at checkout, and you’ll get the discount. In addition to a variety of military gun parts, they also have things like repair parts for Lafette (MG34/MG42) tripods, a whole slew of printed [...]

Vintage Calendars & Jim Sullivan Interview

I recently got in touch with a very interesting fellow with an extremely impressive resume of firearms design experience: L. James “Jim” Sullivan. He started working for Armalite in the mid 1950s as a draftsman, and began his career by redesigning the gas tube on the AR-10 to move it from the side to the [...]

Shanghai Municipal Police Colt 1908 at RIA

The Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless was a very popular pistol for civilians – it was compact, comfortable, reliable, and exceptionally modern for its day. The initial production was all in .32ACP, but 5 years after it was introduced a variant in .380 caliber was introduced – the model 1908 Pocket Hammerless. By the end of [...]

Several Items…


No Vintage Saturday today – I’ve had a number of items stack up that I’d like to post in between the RIA videos this month. First up, I found a very neat Nova documentary on WWI aircraft, done in conjunction with New Zealand’s The Vintage Aviator Ltd. I think it’s neat to take old guns [...]

Modern Rifleman Radio…and a Plush Throw Pillow

I was invited to be a guest on an episode of the Modern Rifleman Radio podcast, which just published today. It was a lot of fun, and the discussion ranged all over, from current Army rifle training to the genesis of the “modern” rifle to how the M1A and MAS 49/56 performed in mud and [...]

New Site Sponsor: Fiocchi USA

I am very happy to announce that we have a new sponsor of Forgotten Weapons: Fiocchi. Founded in Italy in 1876, the company has been making cartridge ammunition for basically as long as cartridges have existed, with only a brief interruption when Allied bombers leveled the factory late in WWII (it was rebuilt immediately after [...]