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Fedorov

The Fedorov was the first practical assault rifle, predating the German Sturmgewehr by thirty years. It was a select-fire rifle with a 25-round magazine of 6.5x50mm cartridges. The caliber was chosen for its light recoil […]

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Manuals

DTM Manual

Continuing in our series of Soviet weapons manuals, today we have added a 1962 DTM manual to the Original Manuals page of the Vault. The DTM was the tank variant of the modernized Degtyarev (DP) […]

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Semiauto Rifles

Howa Type 89

Not all interesting and obscure guns are a century old – there are plenty of guns in common use today that are not well known. One such gun is the Howa Type 89. It is […]

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Manuals

Bang rifle manual

Today’s update is the original manual for the Bang automatic rifle – the gun that was the basis for the original Garand rifle design. The Bang rifle impressed US ordnance officers when it was first […]

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German

Gerat 06H

If you look at a Gerat 06H and squint really hard, you can almost see and HK91. Ok, only if you have some imagination – but the two are intimately related. The Gerat (“Device”) 06H […]

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Chinese Thompson

I don’t have much background information on this piece, but it is a Chinese Thompson submachine gun in 7.62 x 25 caliber, using what appear to be PPS43 magazines. If anyone has information about these […]