This is a presentation I gave to the Arizona local AFTE (Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners) group in February 2015 discussing some of the uses for high speed camera photography of firearms. Specifically, this presentation was based on the Edgertonic camera I have been using for about 8 months. Potential forensic uses of the camera include understanding the operating mechanisms of unusual firearms, determining the origin of class characteristic or individual markings on cartridge cases, understanding terminal impact effects of bullets or other projectiles, and diagnosing malfunctions in firearms.
At Forgotten Weapons I think the most interesting guns out there are the most obscure ones. I try to search out experimental and prototype weapons and show you how they work, in addition to more conventional guns that you may not have heard of before. You’re much more likely to find a video on the Cei Rigotti or Webley-Fosbery here than an AR or Glock. So, do you want to learn about something new today? Then stick around!