When I first saw a Fedorov, I thought it would be a pretty sweet rifle to recreate as a ForgottenWeapons project. I made that suggestion, and was immediately shot down. As it turns out, the literature and descriptions of the Fedorov don’t show just how complex of a machining project they really are. One of the other guys here has had the chance to strip one down and reassemble it, and he was a bit more realistic about making a modern reproduction of one (which is to say, we won’t be – at least not any time soon).
Anyway, while going through some old data recently, I stumbled on this video footage of the disassembled Fedorov. That’s something you don’t see every day, so I figured it would be good to post. If we ever get the chance to do it again, we’ll add some more commentary and take it out for some test firing as well. But I don’t know when that might be, so here’s what we have in the meantime: