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Meunier A6: France’s First Semiauto Battle Rifle

Meunier A6: France’s First Semiauto Battle Rifle

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian McCollum and today I am very excited to be able to bring you an A6 Meunier rifle. This was the first semi-automatic rifle introduced in World War One by the French army. They only introduced a few of them because this rifle wasn’t really logistically, or mechanically,…

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Prototype Winchester WW1 .50 Cal Antitank Rifle

Prototype Winchester WW1 .50 Cal Antitank Rifle

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian, I am here today at the Cody Firearms Museum, thanks to the generosity of their staff and curator, Getting to take a look at some of the guns that are in their fantastic collection And bring a few of the more interesting ones to you guys. So,…

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PIAT: Britain’s Answer to the Anti-Tank Rifle Problem

PIAT: Britain’s Answer to the Anti-Tank Rifle Problem

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 the anti-tank weapons that they’re going to be selling in their upcoming December of 2017 Premiere auction. Specifically, this is a British PIAT (P I A T), and that stands for Projector,…

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Roper Repeating Rifle – An Early Type of Cartridge

Roper Repeating Rifle – An Early Type of Cartridge

Hey 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’re going to be selling in their upcoming September of 2017 Premiere Auction. Today we’re taking a look at a Roper Sporting Arms Company revolving rifle. Now we’ve…

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Bill Ruger’s Prototype WW2 Light Machine Gun

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian McCollum, and I’m here today at the Cody Firearms Museum taking a look at a really interesting prototype machine gun that they have. This … has its origins in a 1940 US Ordnance Department program to try and find a better universal machine gun to replace the…

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SIG AK-53: A Truly Weird Forward-Operating Rifle

SIG AK-53: A Truly Weird Forward-Operating 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 in Leeds, we’re taking a look at a Swiss AK-53. This is a prototype rifle that saw no commercial success for reasons that will become incredibly clear to you in the…

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Eleanor Roosevelt’s Friendship with a Deadly Soviet Sniper (feat. Busy Philipps) – Drunk History

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Friendship with a Deadly Soviet Sniper (feat. Busy Philipps) – Drunk History

Hello, my name is Paget Brewster, and today we’re gonna talk about Eleanor Roosevelt and the Communist sniper. – Cheers. –Na zdorovie.– Na zdorovie. – Oh, I spit. Okay. – [laughs]– Our story begins in 1941.It was the Second World Warand the U.S. was fighting Japan.And Russia was fighting the Nazis.And Russia is suffering,so Joseph Stalin calls Franklin Delano Roosevelt,and…

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

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

The previous video in this series explored the rifle squad’s organization. This video will cover its movement formations and techniques, at least as far as the approach march is concerned. I will leave the conduct of patrols for a separate video. Despite what Hollywood would have you believe, infantrymen advanced in various set formations, the geometry of which changed depending…

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