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Light MGs

Flapper Locking video

December 18, 2012 Ian McCollum 18

By request, today we’re going to look at one of the less common locking systems used in firearms design: flapper locking. The idea was first patented by a Swede named Friberg in 1870, but a […]

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Semiauto Rifles

Mauser Gewehr 41(M) Manual

July 4, 2012 Ian McCollum 5

Last week, we posted a video on the Gewehr 41(W), which was the first really mass produced German self-loading combat rifle. Well, when the Heereswaffenamt (German ordnance department) requested designs for what would become the […]

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Semiauto pistol

C96 “Broomhandle” Mauser

June 19, 2012 Ian McCollum 12

Tuesday is normally a day I get to yakking about some gun-related subject, but I’m pretty beat form a long day and nothing is coming to mind that seems like it would be of interest […]

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Fiocchi Ammo Catalog and a New Sponsor

March 13, 2012 Ian McCollum 2

We are happy to announce that we have added Berger Bullets as one of the official sponsors of Forgotten Weapons. Berger makes an excellent lineup of match-grade bullets for competition, hunting, and tactical use. They […]

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Mauser HSc

February 8, 2012 Ian McCollum 6

The HSc was Mauser’s attempt to compete with the highly successful Walther PP design. Development began in 1934, and was ready for mass production in 1938. The German Arms Bureau did not allow production to […]