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An American .30-06 MG-42, and GPMGs after WWII

An American .30-06 MG-42, and GPMGs after WWII

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian McCollum, and today we are going to talk briefly about the United States attempt to convert the MG 42 into .30-06 calibre, as well as kind of what happened to the MG 42 after World War Two. Why wasn’t it more widely used by the Allies? When…

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Ribeyrolles 1918 – France’s First Assault Rifle or a Failed Prototype?

Ribeyrolles 1918 – France’s First Assault Rifle or a Failed Prototype?

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian McCollum, and today we’re talking about a prototype French assault rifle / submachine gun, the Fusil Automatique 1918, the automatic rifle model of 1918. This was designed by a guy named Paul Ribeyrolles, or as it would be spelled in English Ribeyrolles. He was actually the manager…

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Ross MkII: Sorry, We’ll Get it Right This Time

Ross MkII: Sorry, We’ll Get it Right This Time

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian McCollum, and today we’re gonna tackle a really pretty thorny labyrinth of a question. That question being the Ross Mark II, or Model 1905 rifle. Now this is complicated for a couple of reasons. The first of which is that there are no fewer than six separate…

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Ross MkI: Canada’s First Battle Rifle

Ross MkI: Canada’s First Battle Rifle

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian McCollum, and today we are going to look at the Ross. Specifically we’re going to look at the very beginnings of the Ross rifle story. The Ross rifle is of course the unique and interesting straight-pull that was developed and produced in Canada, and was used as…

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The Ross in the Great War: The Mk III (and MkIIIB)

The Ross in the Great War: The Mk III (and MkIIIB)

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian McCollum, and today we’re going to take a look at the third and final major iteration of the Ross rifle. Today it’s the Ross Mark III, or Model of 1910. Work developing this would begin as early as really, like, 1907. As is typical for Ross the…

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Prototype Gustloff 206 Rifle

Prototype Gustloff 206 Rifle

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on forgottenweapons.com I’m Ian I’m here today at the Rock Island auction Company Taking a look at some of the guns that they are going to be selling at their September of 2016 Premier auction We have an extremely cool and rare German World War 2 prototype self-loading rifle here to…

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Genhart Horizontal Turret Rifle

Genhart Horizontal Turret Rifle

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian McCollum and I’m here today at the Rock Island Auction Company taking a look at some of the guns they are going to be selling in their upcoming May of 2019 Premiere firearms auction. Today we are taking a look at a Genhart … horizontal turret rifle.…

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Mosin-Nagant Factory Pressure Test Rifle

Mosin-Nagant Factory Pressure Test Rifle

Hi guys! Thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com I’m Ian McCollum and I’m here today at the Rock Island Auction Company where we are going to address two separate questions. One of them is “Why is there a weird thing growing out of this Mosin-Nagant receiver?” And the other is “How did they measure chamber pressure a…

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Dreyse M60 Needle Rifle (Updated)

Dreyse M60 Needle Rifle (Updated)

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video episode on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian, I’m here today at the Rock Island Auction House taking a look at some of the guns that are coming up for sale here in the June of 2015 Regional auction. And I happened to stumble across, while I was looking through rifles, one of the,…

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From Bolt Action Lee to LMG: The Charlton Automatic Rifle

From Bolt Action Lee to LMG: The Charlton Automatic Rifle

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian McCollum, and I’m here today at the National Firearms Centre, part of the British Royal Armouries at Leeds, and we are taking a look at a New Zealand Charlton automatic rifle. One of the coolest looking, most steampunky guns of all of World War Two I suspect.…

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