One of the mechanically interesting guns that is really widely available in the US for a great price (or was until very recently, it seems) is the Russian M1895 Nagant revolver. It was adopted by the Imperial Russian government in 1895 (replacing the Smith & Wesson No.3 as service revolver), and would serve all the [...]
As you may be aware, one of the very first prototype FAL designs was build for the German 8x33mm cartridge. The FAL was originally intended to be an intermediate-cartridge assault rifle along the same lines as the StG44, and it was only US stubbornness on keeping .30-06 ballistics that led to the FAL being scaled [...]
Yep, it’s a rifle that’s barely 15 years old – but I think it’s on its way to becoming a Forgotten Weapon. So today we have a video on FN’s FS2000 black rifle. It was designed for military use, but contracts have been well below FN’s hopes – only Slovenia has decided to adopt it [...]
Forgotten Weapons is currently in the midst of a 3-week European tour, and yesterday we were very fortunate to be able to tour the facility at FN Herstal. For folks who aren’t familiar with the company, FN worked extensively with John Browning for many years, producing many of his iconic designs. Browning had an office [...]
The FN Model D was the most fully developed variant of the venerable Browning Automatic Rifle. Introduced in 1932 by Fabrique Nationale (with whom Browning had collaborated extensively prior to his death in 1926), the FN-D had a number of significant improvements over the standard BAR. It used a pistol grip instead of a traditional [...]
Belgian Antiaircraft gunners with a M1895/14 Colt Potato Digger
Well, it’s more effective than trying to hit ‘em with a Hotchkiss Portative…but I bet they wish they had a proper anti-aircraft mount!
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We have another video for you today, this time on the FN FNC carbine. These were developed in the 70s and 80s, and saw some limited military and commercial success. We have a civilian US-imported one, and we’ll take a look at how it functions and disassembles.
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