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    Mauser Model 1878 "Zig-Zag" Revolver

    Mauser Model 1878 "Zig-Zag" Revolver Forgotten Weapons Published on Aug 25, 2016 9mm: http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... 10.6mm: http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... After making their big break with the adoption of the Model 1871 Mauser rifle by the newly unified German...
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    Prototype Mauser HSv Pistols

    Prototype Mauser HSv Pistols Forgotten Weapons Published on Aug 24, 2016 Covered barrel: http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... Exposed barrel: http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... When the German military finally could no longer tolerate the expense of the P.08 Luger in the late...
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    Ethiopian ZH-29 And Czech Experimental Z-37

    Ethiopian ZH-29 and Czech Experimental Z-37 Forgotten Weapons Published on Aug 23, 2016 http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... The ZH-29 was an influential early semiautomatic military rifle, although not one that saw any significant adoption. As...
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    Prototype W+F Bern AK44 Copy of the SVT

    Prototype W+F Bern AK44 Copy of the SVT Forgotten Weapons Published on Aug 22, 2016 http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... The Swiss factories of SIG and W+F Bern both produced a remarkable number and variety of experimental self-loading rifles in the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. Nothing...
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    Strange Unique European Revolver

    Strange Unique European Revolver Forgotten Weapons Published on Aug 21, 2016 http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... With no markings or provenance at all, the origins of this revolver are a mystery. Its features all point to the 1880s or 1890s, and someone clearly spent a lot of...
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    Colt 1907 Trials Pistol

    Colt 1907 Trials Pistol Forgotten Weapons Published on Aug 19, 2016 http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... The Colt 1907 was one of the significant developmental iterations of the design that would eventually be adopted as the Model 1911 by the US military. This pistol began as John...
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    CheyTac M200 Intervention

    CheyTac M200 Intervention Forgotten Weapons Published on Aug 18, 2016 http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... The CheyTac M200 Intervention is a massive precision rifle chambered for the .408 CheyTac cartridge (although it can also be had in .375 CheyTac). It uses an action made by EDM...
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    Prototype Gustloff 206 Rifle

    Prototype Gustloff 206 Rifle Forgotten Weapons Published on Aug 17, 2016 http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... German arms development during World War II was quite the chaotic mess, in many ways. While it is not uncommon for different service branches to have independent procurement...
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    Wheellocks - Real or Fake? And What is "Fake", Really?

    Wheellocks - Real or Fake? And What is "Fake", Really? Forgotten Weapons Published on Aug 16, 2016 19th/20th Century: http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... 16th Century: http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... When someone makes a "fake" historical gun, they can do so with the intent to...
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    Japanese ZH-29 Copy By Tokyo Gas & Electric

    Japanese ZH-29 Copy by Tokyo Gas & Electric Forgotten Weapons Published on Aug 15, 2016 http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... The Japanese military experimented with self-loading rifle designs through the 1930s, and had 4 major rifles in testing during that period. One was a new design...
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    Little All Right

    Little All Right Forgotten Weapons Published on Aug 14, 2016 http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... Aren't these 19th century little pocket pistols cute? This is another palm-type hideout gun, named the "Little All Right" and patented in 1876. It's actually a pretty basic revolver...
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    2nd Model Smith-Jennings Rifle

    2nd Model Smith-Jennings Rifle Forgotten Weapons Published on Aug 13, 2016 http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... The Smith-Jennings rifles are one of the evolutionary steps towards the revolutionary Henry and Winchester lever-action rifles. Here is the rifle that brought together...
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    Himmler's Sniper Presentation Sauer 38H Pistol

    Himmler's Sniper Presentation Sauer 38H Pistol Forgotten Weapons Published on Aug 12, 2016 http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... NOTE: The flag in the thumbnail is censored because if I use the proper one YouTube gets upset. The pistol on display here is a Sauer model 38H (a much more...
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    Beretta Model 1918/30

    Beretta Model 1918/30 Forgotten Weapons Published on Aug 11, 2016 http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... The Model 1918/30 is a semiauto-only carbine made by Beretta in between the early Model 1918 submachine guns and the excellent Model 38 family. It was marketed (well, sold) primarily...
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    The Barrett M82A1

    Deleted. Way too many posts, threads & vids like this. nmcu
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    Semiauto FAMAS F1 Rifle

    Semiauto FAMAS F1 Rifle Forgotten Weapons Published on Aug 9, 2016 http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... The French FAMAS was one of the first bullpup rifles to be adopted and built in large numbers by a military power. It was adopted by France in 1978 at right about the same time as the...
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    Secret Briefing: The Pedersen Device

    Secret Briefing: The Pedersen Device Forgotten Weapons Published on Aug 8, 2016 http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons Welcome to your briefing on the new equipment we are issuing for the Spring Offensive of 1919. With this new secret weapon, we can finally push the Germans out of France...
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    M1915 Villar Perosa

    M1915 Villar Perosa Forgotten Weapons Published on Aug 5, 2016 http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons The Villar Perosa is one of the first small machine guns developed and used by a military force. It was designed in Italy and introduced in 1915 as an aircraft weapon, to be used in a...
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    Mauser Selbstlader M1916 (Infantry Version)

    Mauser Selbstlader M1916 (Infantry Version) Forgotten Weapons Published on Aug 4, 2016 http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons The Mauser Selbstlader M1915 was the result of many years of work by the Mauser brothers to develop a semiautomatic rifle suitable for military use. They tried many...
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    CETME-L History & Disassembly

    CETME-L History & Disassembly Forgotten Weapons Published on Jul 18, 2016 http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons The CETME-L was Spain's replacement for the CETME Modelo C, which was the 7.62x51mm rifle that was essentially adopted by Germany as the G3 in the 1950s. By the 1980s Spain...