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Discussion in 'Firearms' started by searcher, Jan 13, 2016.



  1. searcher

    searcher Mother Lode Found Site Supporter ++ Mother Lode

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    Q&A #3: What-Ifs and How-Comes
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    Published on Jan 13, 2016
    In this month's Q&A video, I take on more questions from my wonderful Patreon supporters, including:

    * Would we still have Browning pistols if the 1911 had not been adopted?
    * Gun designs from non-industrialized places
    * British .303 Conversions of the Martini
    * Weapons best left forgotten
    * What conflict led to weapons innovation besides the World Wars?
    * Reproductions I would like to see, and why we won't see them
    * The MG81
    * And more!
     
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    Q&A #4: These Are A Few of My Favorite Things
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    Published on Mar 24, 2016
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    Time for another monthly Q&A video - thanks to my supporters on Patreon for helping to make this possible! I have a whole bunch of questions this time, and have timestamps for each individual one here:

    0:52 - Barrel length in terms of bore diameter
    3:18 - Why did the XM8 fail?
    http://weaponsman.com/?p=5715
    9:22 - Why are so many Japanese Type I Carcano rifles in unissued condition?
    12:13 - Hammer bite - what actually happens? (high speed footage)
    14:12 - What does my own gun collection look like, and what gun am I interested in?
    19:52 - What's the deal with flechettes?
    22:41 - Will I be making more gunsmithing videos? https://www.youtube.com/user/GunLabDo...
    23:40 - What elements would I incorporate into a gun of my own design?
    26:17 - What WWI gun would I choose to take into WWI?
    27:45 - How is the Ruger 10/22?
    29:50 - Why was England the only country still using a revolver as a standard sidearm going into WWII?
    32:32 - Were there any semi auto or full auto black powder guns?
    33:46 - What are the pros and cons of tilting vs rotating bolts?
    36:15 - Have people tried using stronger materials than brass for cartridge cases?
    40:30 - What was the best overall 19th century single shot breechloader?
    42:37 - Were there any types of multi-shot muzzleloading rifles?
    44:51 - Why did it take so long for metallic cartridges to enter military service after they were first invented?
    48:22 - What are my thoughts on 3D printed guns?
    link to defcon at 50:15
    50:35 - Which last ditch rifle would I pick to use?
    51:50 - When will I visit Europe, and what do I want to see there?
     
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    Q&A #5: Rollin White and Other (Better) Designers
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    Published on Jun 28, 2016
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    Questions in today's Q&A:

    1:04 - What was Rollin White's revolver like?
    7:09 - Why did pan magazines disappear?
    10:14 - Why no pointed pistol bullets?
    13:24 - Funky rounds like Trounds or Gyrojet rockets
    17:47 - Current US MHS trials
    19:55 - Underappreciated designers
    24:17 - Import markings
    27:02 - Military field modifications
    31:43 - Replacement of .30-06 with 7.62x51mm
    32:31 - Cancelled development programs
    35:27 - Future Forgotten Weapons (and Mausers)
    38:07 - My father's interest in Japanese arms
    39:04 - Why no ammo for Japanese arms?
    42:42 - Gloves for handling valuable guns
    46:41 - Austro-Hungarian WWI machine gun
     
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    Went to my local gun shop today. Before they were shipped out, I got to hold both a WWII Thompson and a WWII Schmeiser. BOTH were pristine examples, numbers matching... made my heart go pitter pat.

    THEY SHOULD. The owner just sold the pair to the same guy for $180k... ah the life of a firearms collector
     
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    Virtual Tour: Cody Firearms Museum
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    Published on Jul 6, 2016
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    The Cody Firearms Museum is a part of the Buffalo Bill Center for the West, and one of the very best firearms museums in the US (if not the world). It incorporates a number of substantial donated collections, the most impressive of them being the Winchester factory collection. Thanks to this, the museum has a fantastic array of Winchester production and prototype arms, as well as an extensive archive of factory documentation and correspondence. Unlike many museums, it also makes a concerted effort to actually display as much of its collection as possible - currently approximately 4,000 of its 7,000 weapons are visible to the public.

    A project is in progress to completely renovate the galleries, bringing yet more of the collection into displays, and improving the interpretation and information presented with the guns. I'm really excited to see that process take shape; I think there is a tremendous potential for it to to really set a bold standard for arms museums everywhere. The Curator, Ashley Hlebinsky, is an energetic and passionate advocate for the institution (I will be posting an interview with her next Monday), and has a great vision for the institution!

    The Museum is located in Cody, Wyoming and is part of a larger overall institution, the Buffalo Bill Center. Alongside the firearms museum there is also a natural history museum, a museum of the Plains Indians, a Western art museum, and a museum dedicated to Buffalo Bill Cody himself and his Wild West Show. This is an assortment sure to provide plenty of interesting diversion for any follow travelers who may not want to spend a day in a firearms museum (I know, who wouldn't want to do that?). You can have a great time there, and then continue your trip into the glorious Yellowstone National Park just a few miles west of Cody. Or if you are more interested in human events than nature, two and a half hours to the northeast is the site of the epic Battle of the Little Bighorn (or as its victors called it, the Battle of the Greasy Grass).

    But whatever finds you in Wyoming or Montana, the Cody Firearms Museum is a must-see stop for anyone interested in firearms history and development.
     
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    Interview with Ashley Hlebinsky - Cody Firearms Museum Curator
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    Published on Jul 11, 2016
    Sorry about the sound quality! I did my best to clean it up, but the air conditioning system in the museum had a more significant impact on the video that I had anticipated.

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    Ashley Hlebinsky is the Curator of the Cody Firearms Museum, and today we are taking some time to discuss the museum and her job as Curator. Her path to the job began with an interest in battlefield medicine and a series of museum internships while studying American History and Museum Studies at the University of Delaware. A stint at the Smithsonian led her to a position at the Cody Museum, where she was groomed for the Curator's office, taking over that job in early 2015.

    In addition to curating the museum's extensive collection, she speaks and writes regularly in mainstream academic circles about issues like the public perception of firearms, and acts as n excellent bridge between the ivory towers of academia and the knuckle-dragging ranks of gun owners (if I may make mostly-unfair stereotypes of both groups).

    Under Ashley's guidance, the Museum is in the process of undergoing a major expansion, to increase the number of firearms on display and improve the interpretive information provided about them.
     
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    Roth Steyr 1907 at a Run-n-Gun Steel Match
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    Published on Jul 20, 2016
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    We have a monthly pistol competition here called Steelworkers - a bunch of stages of all steel targets. I finally accumulated enough stripper clips for my 1907 Roth-Steyr to be able to compete, so I figured I should give it a run!

    The 1907 was used by the Austro-Hungarian cavalry, and is in my opinion one of the best pistols of World War I. It is a solid and durable design firing a reasonably powerful cartridge (for the time, at least - 8mm Steyr is a 113gr projectile at about 1070fps) and with reasonable sights and good handling. It is mechanically innovative, with a firing mechanism functionally identical to today's "safe-action" systems. The striker is halfway cocked by the action of the gun cycling, and the remaining half is done by the trigger press. The 1907 uses a proprietary stripper clip holding 10 rounds, with a movable follower built in. Pressing down on the clip's follower puts an even pressure on the cartridges, helping to make it a very smooth design to use - I would rate it as equal or better than any other type of stripper clip I have used.

    Overall I took 17th place of 21 shooters - although on stage #1 I am very pleased to have taken 10th! The strong hand and weak hand requirements there clearly helped me level the playing field. :)
     
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    Q&A #7: Obsolete Guns, Coffee Grinder Stocks, and More!
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    Published on Oct 5, 2016
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    Another set of questions from my awesome Patreon contributors!

    0:43 - Guns flexing in slow motion
    3:41 - Destructives Devices - the guns vs the ammo
    9:54 - What makes some stocked pistols exempt from the NFA?
    14:41 - Unusual things build into rifle stocks
    17:36 - Best rifle/pistol that never was (sort of)
    19:33 - Pronouncing the word "Walther"
    20:55 - Submachine guns and Advance Primer Ignition (API)
    23:53 - Are we at a firearms development plateau?
    26:04 - Why don't we see higher velocity bullets?
    29:12 - How do I do my research?
    33:53 - Are submachine guns obsolete?
    36:58 - Most obsolete gun at the time of its introduction
    38:50 - Intermediate rounds as alternatives to 5.56 NATO
     
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    Q&A #8: Triple Locks, New gun development, and the .50 Cal Lewis Gun
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    Published on Dec 8, 2016
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    Thanks to all my great Patreon supporters who make this possible! We have a great selection of questions once again. Want to ask one yourself? Sign up over at Patreon!

    The tools I mention in today's second question are these:

    Screwdriver set: http://amzn.to/2gL9tLV
    Punch set: http://amzn.to/2gQtgGs
    Bore gauge: http://amzn.to/2gDZ3Ls

    Questions:
    0:51 - What is the S&W "Triple Lock"?
    4:13 - Tools for shooting and working on guns
    6:48 - Making the HAC-7 a viable commercial rifle today
    11:45 - Gun collection preservation
    14:05 - Why the RPK in favor of the RPD, and how about the M27 IAR?
    17:46 - US slow adoption of new arms technology
    20:51 - Gun culture in Europe
    23:22 - What is my process and schedule at auction houses?
    28:20 - How will drones affect the Second Amendment?
    30:17 - Do I like Arizona?
    31:05 - Stocked pistols besides the Luger, C96, and Hi Power?
    33:17 - Logistics of officers supplying their own pistols
    37:01 - Pistols using Mannlicher-style clips?
    38:27 - Was there a .50-cal Bren or Lewis?
    40:18 - Post-WWII gun production in Germany and Japan
    42:30 - Why top-mounted magazines in guns like the Bren and Nambu?
    45:46 - Cristobal carbines
     
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    TotalBiscuit fires real WW1 weapons ft. Ian from ForgottenWeapons
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    Published on Dec 7, 2016
    TotalBiscuit and Ian from ForgottenWeapons bring you an extensive video on weapons used in World War 1, their characteristics and how they were implemented in Battlefield 1. The footage was shot on location in Las Vegas at http://battlefieldvegas.com.
     
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    Q&A #9: Gas Impingement, Reading List, Squeeze-Bores, and More!
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    Published on Feb 18, 2017
    Interested in having one of your questions in a Q&A video? Consider joining my Patreon supporters: http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons

    And if you would like to help support Belt & Holster, you can find his site at http://www.beltandholster.com . I have no financial involvement in this project; I just like the idea.

    Today's questions:

    1:06 - Forgotten Weapons reading list?
    3:17 - Do old milsurp rifles normally have terrible triggers?
    4:38 - Underappreciated and/or undervalued firearms for a beginning collector?
    8:15 - Myriad of early semiauto designs because of experimentation or patent avoidance?
    10:10 - Belt & Holster western shooting experience fundraiser
    12:00 - Direct gas impingement
    14:52 - Offset suppressors, like the Osprey and Salvo-12
    18:43 - Why single shot .22LR training rifles?
    22:05 - Why 30 rounds as standard mag capacity?
    26:46 - Why not more straight-pull bolt actions?
    29:28 - Will other manufacturing methods allow for more reproductions?
    35:34 - Top 5 requirements for a rifle trial?
    41:20 - If I could only have 3 guns, what would they be?
    44:27 - My match shooting history and how FW began.
    49:22 - Successful gas operated pistol?
    51:31 - What guns will be remembered as defining this era?
    53:46 - Are integrally suppressed guns the next fad and are they worthwhile?
    57:38 - Squeeze-bore firearms like the sPzB-41
    1:03:28 - Would the Jager pistol make a good home project?
    1:05:45 - What was the purpose of rimmed ammunition?
    1:07:43 - Have I had an "oh crap" moment when something went wrong with a gun as an auction house?


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