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Boys Anti-Tank Rifle: Mk I and Mk I* Improvements

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle: Mk I and Mk I* Improvements

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian McCollum, and I’m here today at the Morphy Auction House hiding behind a couple of the anti-tank rifles that they’re going to be selling in their upcoming April of 2019 firearms auction. We’ve taken a look at the Boys anti-tank rifle before, but I thought this would…

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1873 Winchester – Rifle Rack Floor Lamp

1873 Winchester – Rifle Rack Floor Lamp

This rifle rack lamp brings together millions of years of history using natural elements such as wrought iron sandstone fossil base from the Jurassic period a genuine antique working 1873 Winchester bringing together the prehistoric and Western American history as well as the lost arts this hand forged master blacksmith anvil hammered hot fired forged wrought iron floor lamp is…

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Soviet Squad Tactics in World War 2

Soviet Squad Tactics in World War 2

Time to take a look a Soviet Infantry Squad Tactics in the Second World War, now be warned the source situation is not the best, to put it mildly. My main source is a translation of the “Combat Instructions for the Infantry of the Red Army, Part I: Soldier, Squad, Platoon and Company” from November 1942. Now, the problem with…

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Shark Weapons

Shark Weapons

Here’s a question for you: if we have no written record to where a species may have been found over time, what sort of evidence can we look for in order to determine where it may have once lived? I bet “weaponry” wasn’t the first thing that came to mind, but, sure enough, that’s exactly what Field Museum biologists and…

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Formations of the WWII U.S. Army Infantry Rifle Platoon

Formations of the WWII U.S. Army Infantry Rifle Platoon

“We moved rapidly in the early morning across open, rolling country in pursuit of the enemy. I looked back at my platoon minutes after going over a rise. The squads, in diamond formation, were dispersed, as were the men within the squads. The dispersed formation seemed larger than a platoon. They looked like veterans and I was proud of them.”…

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Kriegsmarine’s Wunderwaffen or Desperation Weapons?

Kriegsmarine’s Wunderwaffen or Desperation Weapons?

The Kriegsmarine in the late stages of the Second World War employed several midget submarines and explosive speed boats, these vehicles are often called “desperation weapons”, like the Biber midget submarine you can see here. Yet, other navies like the Royal and Italian Navy made use of similar vehicles as well and earlier. So, is the notion of desperation weapons…

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Hellriegel 1915 (Secret Weapon)

Hellriegel 1915 (Secret Weapon)

The Hellriegel — 1915 — Secret Weapon The Standschütze Hellriegel M1915 was an Austro-Hungarian prototype submachine gun developed in 1915. Little is known about this weapon. What is known is that the weapon fed from either a 160 round drum magazine or 20 round stick magazine and was water-cooled using a leather covered water jacket. It is believed it would…

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I Am The Best Sniper That Ever Lived – The White Death

I Am The Best Sniper That Ever Lived – The White Death

It’s November 30th, 1939, just three months after the outbreak of another World War. The Soviet Union has declared war on my home country of Finland. Within days Soviet troops advanced across the nation, but they had no idea of the resistance they would run into. The -45 degree weather (-43 C), would be the least of the communist invaders…

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MAS 49: A Universal Service Rifle

MAS 49: A Universal Service Rifle

Hi guys! Thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian McCollum. And today we’re going to continue our look at, French semi-automatic infantry rifles with the MAS 49. Now yesterday we took a look at the MAS 44. And if you haven’t seen that video. It’s probably not a bad idea to go back and watch it…

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