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Swiss MG94 Maxim

When Hiram Maxim began building his machine gun, the standard cartridges of the day were still large (.45 caliber or thereabouts) black powder rounds. Maxim’s early “World Standard” guns were designed around these rounds, and […]

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Russian NSV .50 manual

We’re getting a fairly thorough collection of Russian weapon manuals collected in the Vault, and here’s another one that’s a bit less common. The NSV was the .50 caliber heavy machine gun chosen by the […]

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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 […]