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Photos of 1950s Light Rifle Prototypes

In the aftermath of World War II, there was a significant amount of effort put into deciding what rifles would be used by the post-war Allied armies. The UK and US wanted commonality, but couldn’t agree on a rifle design. The main contenders were the American M14 (and its experimental predecessors), the British EM-2, and [...]

T12 Light machine gun

We don’t have very much information on the T12 – it was an experimental US belt-fed light machine gun in the early 1930s, with a flapper locking system similar to the DP series of LMGs. What we do have is this set of original photos from the Aberdeen Proving Ground, which are posted on the [...]