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Submachine Guns

Polish “Beha” Resistance SMG

June 29, 2012 Ian McCollum 23

Today, I have the privilege of presenting a great in-depth article by Polish submachine gun expert Leszek Erenfeicht. The gun he is discussing is the Beha, a submachine gun developed under very difficult conditions by […]

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Semiauto Rifles

Gewehr 41 (Walther) Video

June 27, 2012 Ian McCollum 16

The German military establishment during WWII has a reputation for innovation and excellence, which is pretty well deserved. But even they produced some real goose eggs, and the Gewehr 41 is one of them. That […]

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Thanks to all our readers!

June 26, 2012 Ian McCollum 17

I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who has become a part of the community we’re building here at Forgotten Weapons. We have some folks with access to great photos and documents who […]

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Medium MGs

French AA-52

June 25, 2012 Ian McCollum 16

The AA-52 was adopted to replace the Chatellerault light machine gun in French military service in 1952. The AA52 is rather unusual in being a rifle-caliber (7.5×54 French, specifically) machine gun using a lever-delayed blowback […]

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Light MGs

Bren 100-round Drum

June 22, 2012 Ian McCollum 19

The Bren light machine gun is far from a forgotten weapons, but some of the accessory bits that were used with it are pretty rare today. The 100-round drum magazine issued for anti-aircraft use are […]

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Submachine Guns

Benelli CB-M2 Caseless SMG

June 20, 2012 Ian McCollum 3

The Benelli CB-M2 was a submachine gun designed in the early 1980s around an experimental semi-caseless 9mm cartridge developed by Franchi. The gun itself looks fairly typical, with conventional controls, a bottom-mounted magazine, and polymer […]