As a followup to the FAL manual, how about one for the FN49? FN Model 49 Operator’s Manual (English) As always, it has been added to the Original Manuals page in the Vault.
The EM-2 was the result of a British research and development program looking for a replacement for the venerable Lee Enfield rifle after WWII. As with just about every other country on the planet, they […]
The Krag-Jorgensen rifle was short-lived in US military service, despite being a major step forward in technology. The M1892 Krag rifle replaced the Trapdoor Springfield, and was the first generally-issued repeating rifle and also the […]
The FG42 (Fallschirmjagergewehr, in the German tradition of making four little words into one big word) was a rifle ahead of its time, made in small numbers for German parachute troops during WWII. As a […]
The Oerlikon 20mm anti-aircraft cannon was widely used by naval and air forces during World War II, by countries on both sides. It is a fairly well-recognized weapons, with a characteristic offset 60-round drum magazine. […]
For many decades, the various Chinese military forces used an interesting variety of different weapons. Some purchased under contract, some locally manufactured, and some captured. One such captured weapon was the Type 38 Arisaka rifle. […]
The G41 was the first semiauto rifle adopted by the German military, and it was not particularly successful. The Mauser version in particular was really a failure – only a few thousand were produced before […]
The Danish Madsen firm (Dansk Industri Syndikat) just never quite hit the big-time. They built lots of interesting, good firearms, but never quite came up with something that became really iconic. The M/50 is a […]