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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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    Japanese 7.65mm Hamada Pistol

    Japanese 7.65mm Hamada Pistol Forgotten Weapons Published on Apr 10, 2016 http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... The Hamada was one of very few Japanese military weapons made by a private commercial firm. Designed and introduced in 1940, the basic Type Hamada pistol was a blowback .32ACP...
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    11mm Devisme Cartridge Revolver

    11mm Devisme Cartridge Revolver Forgotten Weapons Published on Apr 9, 2016 http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... Devisme of Paris was one of the early manufacturers of a true centerfire cartridge revolver, with production of this model beginning in 1858 or 1859. This is a bottom-break...
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    Japanese Type 100 Paratrooper

    Japanese Type 100 Paratrooper Forgotten Weapons Published on Apr 8, 2016 http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... The Type 100 (sometimes called the Type 0) was one of the initial Japanese experiments in paratroop rifles. Manufactured from standard Nagoya Arsenal Type 99 rifles, the Type...
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    Walther A115 Prototype

    Walther A115 Prototype Forgotten Weapons Published on Apr 7, 2016 http://www.rockislandauction.com/view... The Walther A115 was one of the semiauto rifles developed in pre-WWII Germany. Apparently only three were made, and it uses a neat combination of sheet metal construction with a...