As the start of a looooong series looking at each of the Swiss straight-pulls from the 1889 to the K31, The Bloke gives a short (ha!) overview of the series, and the context of the Swiss militia system in which they existed.
Yeah, there’s a couple of ad breaks. Sorry. But it helps to support what we do here at BotR so please be understanding. Also, I corrected an incorrect velocity with an annotation (that those viewing on mobile won’t see) – GP11 is about 2550 fps, not 2600/2650.
Featuring the models:
Mannlicher 1893 carbine
1889/96 (in person!)
1897 Cadet rifle
1900 short rifle
Also features possibly the Youtube’s first demonstration of the rare and elusive DM-Lader, the Swiss Mauser-style charger / stripper clip!
Teh Twatters: @Blokeontherange
Switzerland’s most popular native-English-language guns & shooting channel! Probably. Maybe. I guess. A somewhat off-the-wall and tongue-in-cheek look at firearms, military history and shooting, and a jolly good tilt at the windmills of fuddlore to go with it. And the odd off-topic vid about Switzerland, or whatever happens to take our fancy. We normally launch “in-series” vids on a Friday (early launch on a Wednesday via Patreon and the FB page https://www.facebook.com/Blokeontherange/ ), out-of-series vids launch precisely… whenever.