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John Browning vs Hiram Maxim: Patent Fight!

John Browning vs Hiram Maxim: Patent Fight!

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian, I’m here today at the Institute of Military Technology to bring you the cool backstory behind this literally unique machine gun. So we have two different guys who are both working on machine guns in the late 1890s, or the 1890s, late 1800s. We have Hiram Maxim,…

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Sterling Meets Owen: The Australian F1 Submachine Gun

Sterling Meets Owen: The Australian F1 Submachine Gun

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 an Australian submachine gun. In fact the last military Australian submachine gun that was actually produced. This is the F1, and it…

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Stopper 37mm: A Simple South African Riot Control Gun

Stopper 37mm: A Simple South African Riot Control Gun

Hey guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on forgotten weapons dot com I’m Ian McCollum and I am out here at the range today with a South African 37mm stopper appropriately named. This was designed by a guy named Àndres Pique Who has shown up, he was involved in several other domestic South African arms production projects in…

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The WW2 Double-Magazine MP40/I

The WW2 Double-Magazine MP40/I

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 Company taking a look at an extremely rare German submachine gun prototype. I would call this a field trialled prototype, because we know these did see combat service, but they were never made in very large quantity. This…

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America’s Forgotten SMG: The Hyde/Marlin M2

America’s Forgotten SMG: The Hyde/Marlin M2

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 Company taking a look at a fantastically rare, transferrable, US World War Two submachine gun. This is actually an M2 submachine gun. If you’ve ever wondered why the US went from the M1 to the M3, the Thompson…

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Turkish Vickers: A Gun With All the Widgets!

Turkish Vickers: A Gun With All the Widgets!

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 Company taking a look at one of the machine guns that’s going to be in their upcoming Extraordinary Firearm sale. This is a water-cooled, belt-fed, tripod-mounted Vickers machine gun. And it’s a Turkish conversion of the Vickers, which…

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The CIA’s New Liberator: the 9mm Deer Gun

The CIA’s New Liberator: the 9mm Deer Gun

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian McCollum, and I am here today at the Morphy Auction Company taking a look at a Deer Gun. This is the CIA’s successor to the Liberator pistol. So, the whole concept of this was to produce a very, very cheap, very, very simple pistol that could be…

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Model 1808 US Navy Pistol by Simeon North

Model 1808 US Navy Pistol by Simeon North

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 Company, up in Pennsylvania, taking a look at a US Navy pattern 1808 pistol that is in their upcoming Extraordinary Firearms auction. This was manufactured by a guy named Simeon North who was born in 1765, and would…

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Marlin M2 at the Range: A Remarkably Nice SMG

Marlin M2 at the Range: A Remarkably Nice SMG

Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian McCollum, and courtesy of the Morphy Auction Company we are out here today with a Marlin/Hyde M2 submachine gun. This is what was supposed to follow the US M1 Thompson, but ended up getting replaced by the Grease Gun instead. So that’s enough talk, let’s do a…

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