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Light MGs

DP-28 vs DPM

I’ve mentioned the DP28 and DPM light machine guns a couple times, and it occurs to me that the differences between them are worth going over. There are parts kits for both variants available, so […]

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Light MGs

Colt Potato Digger manual

As a followup to last week’s post on the Colt 1895 “Potato Digger”, we also have a US War Department manual on the gun, published in 1917. Lots of good information on those essential topics […]

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Patent drawings

Sjogren rifle and shotgun

The Sjorgen rifle and shotgun designs definitely fit the description of Forgotten Weapons. Developed in Sweden, the Sjogren system used a fixed barrel and recoil-operated action in both a 12 gauge shotgun and .30 caliber […]

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Belt-fed

Colt 1895 Potato Digger

The Colt Model 1895 was John Browning’s first foray into machine gun design, and based largely on his previous work with lever action rifles. The gun used a rather unique design, having a gas piston […]

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Manuals

Mars Pistol

Today’s post was written by reader Christopher Eger. Please check out his blog, Last Stand on Zombie Island. Thanks, Christopher! Wool jackets, bowler hats, waxed mustaches and the pall of London’s thick coal-dust fog. All […]

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Manuals

FN-49 Manual

As a followup to the FAL manual, how about one for the FN49? FN Model 49 Operator’s Manual (English) As always, it has been added to the Original Manuals page in the Vault.

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Manuals

FN-FAL Manual

Ok, so the FAL isn’t a forgotten weapon by a long shot. However, it is an important piece in the development of modern military firearms.  So to help promote a deeper understanding of how it […]