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On to our questions…
0:50 – Berthier type iron sights on military rifles
2:15 – Books covering all US military small arms
3:25 – 4.85mm British compared to its contemporaries
4:19 – Alternative history: PMC armament in the 20s and 30s
8:19 – What gun do I dislike the most?
8:40 – How to find rate or fire and bullet velocity pre-computer?
11:21 – Why is rimfire priming only used on weak cartridges?
13:28 – Infantry rifles as PDWs instead of primary arms
14:52 – Winchester 1917 Model D
17:21 – Underappreciated development of the 21st century?
18:20 – Who are the team behind Forgotten Weapons?
19:44 – How to calculate iron sight design on old rifles?
21:00 – What is the worst part of my job?
23:11 – What collection would I really like to visit?
24:06 – Would the Davis Gun be suitable for Forgotten Weapons?
25:19 – Plans to do Browning High Power videos?
26:50 – Clip logistics in WW1 and WW2
28:38 – Most beautiful and ugliest rifles?
29:35 – Do 3-round clips work in the RSC-1918?
31:55 – Thoughts on the .224 Valkyrie
33:01 – Is the belt-fed squad machine gun obsolete?
33:59 – Why were semiauto pistols around so much earlier than semiauto rifles?
36:24 – “Dream guns”
39:14 – How did US small arms rank in WW2 compared to other nations?
41:12 – Matching numbers and headspace in milsurp rifles
43:26 – Weapon that is not so great but is enjoyable anyway?
44:56 – Why did smokeless rounds all end up 7-8mm?
46:56 – Why did box magazines not predate tube magazines?
48:54 – Semiauto AA-12 shotguns
51:08 – What does Ian’s average day look like?
53:47 – How did artillery pieces get onto the US civilian market? Featuring guest answer from Bob Bigando of Hamilton Firearms.
58:10 – Library book list on the web site
59:02 – Would early adoption of better small arms have changed WW2?
59:53 – How long will modern guns last?
1:01:04 – Why did the .41 Action Express not become popular?
1:03:41 – Gun with magazines behind the action?
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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!