Q&A 33: It’s All About Compromises

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Time for another monthly Q&A!

00:18 – Guns that exceeded and fell short of my expectations?
03:14 – Why did the US keep the 1903 instead of the 1917 after WW1?
04:59 – Bren guns in .30-06
07:07 – Book on French handguns or bayonets
08:45 – My jobs before Forgotten Weapons became full-time
11:12 – Any effort at .30 Carbine handguns in WW2?
12:44 – 7.65mm French Long brass by Starline
14:15 – Objectively bad gun that I like anyway
15:20 – Eye relief and eye box in scopes
18:19 – Prototypes with neat features dropped from production models
19:38 – Have I met Oleg Volk?
20:22 – Why wasn’t the Winchester 1907 SL more popular?
21:08 – Will I continue to collect French arms now that my book is done?
21:45 – Sites to visit in Paris related to the Resistance and Occupation?
22:36 – Why didn’t France adopt the M16?
22:57 – Glock 17 or Walther P38; which was more influential?
24:44 – Is push feed worthwhile or important?
27:12 – Plans to do video on the Ross and Huot?
27:52 – Finnish Mosins
29:39 – Why so many blocky looking handguns?
31:03 – How was the experience using Kickstarter for book launch?
33:23 – Was the Charlton the only bolt-to-semi conversion used by a military?
34:21 – Is the Spencer still my preferred Civil War carbine?
35:48 – Why don’t more guns use the constant recoil concept?
38:00 – Why isn’t there more use of ASP-style “guttersnipe” sights?
39:02 – Military rifle trials tests
42:36 – How did US small arms technology compare to Europe in the Civil War?
45:05 – Widgets to increase revolver capacity?
46:35 – First 8mm Lebel rifle, and PPU ammo compatibility
48:52 – Why don’t more guns use the Farquhar-Hill buffered piston idea?
50:00 – Why didn’t the US adopt the MG-42?
51:39 – How did the M14 go from replaced service rifle to EBR?
52:52 – Chinese small arms?
54:49 – Channels about bladed arms?
55:29 – Black powder semi autos?
57:21 – Why are some Asian guns called “Type” instead of “Model”?
58:15 – Have I run into guns I can’t disassemble without help?
58:38 – Which are more important: features or simplicity?

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