Q&A 41: Rebuilding Elbonia, and Lots of British Rifles

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0:00:27 – Followup: Restoring the Elbonian military
0:05:48 – How to learn about pricing of collectible firearms
0:09:57 – Why are German small arms so highly desired?
0:13:32 – Pick a gun in a new caliber
0:15:32 – Why not recoil spring above barrel for reduced recoil?
0:17:34 – Why aren’t guns better prepared for Army trials?
0:21:46 – Why isn’t gas-delayed blowback more common?
0:24:13 – Fluted barrels
0:27:09 – Advice for firearms writers
0:31:33 – StG44 vs Cold War rifles
0:33:51 – Updating versus replacing military small arms
0:37:02 – Breechloaders converted to use magazines
0:40:11 – Farquhar-Hill in WW1, would it have worked?
0:42:06 – Why is 7.62x54R still a thing?
0:45:45 – What military adoption boards actually got it right?
0:47:43 – Why is the Mauser DA90 made by FEG?
0:49:38 – Designs limits by contemporary metallurgy?
0:50:58 – Real-life inspiration for the Half-Life: Alyx pistol?
0:53:17 – What to collect if firearms are too expensive?
0:56:03 – What is the US adopted a Mauser 1892 instead of the Krag?
0:58:30 – M1 Carbine as a replacement for the Thompson SMG
1:01:42 – Why did Japan adopt a semi-rimmed cartridge?
1:03:58 – Should the UK have adopted the E.M.2 instead of SA80?
1:05:39 – Constant recoil pistols?

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