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Apocrypha - Video Re-Do
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User #5333633 - 16 Feb 20 20:50
How often on firearms with little to no written information are you mistaken on some detail.
Apocrypha - Underwater
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Yeah, iPhones work underwater. :) I continue to work on my scuba certification; trying out a BCD (adjustable floatation vest, basically) today before purchasing.


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User #6203572 - 11 Feb 20 02:19
Look out! Military attack dolphin!
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User #25589882 - 11 Feb 20 19:08
Watch out for those dolphins. They can be real jerks.
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User #2939999 - 11 Feb 20 02:19
Ian "cousteau" McCollum
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User #30450973 - 11 Feb 20 03:22
Great sport with a ton of history. Fell in love with it so much i decided to make it my profession. It opens up an entire world of exploration.
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User #12911351 - 11 Feb 20 02:21
Always something I've been interested in trying.
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User #9934300 - 11 Feb 20 04:25
See if your trainers have an old 'Horse collar' style flotation vest. Use it - Once. Then you'll apreciate the on-your-back BCSs for the rest of your life.
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User #5919446 - 11 Feb 20 10:29
Try diving with a wing (Hog rig). I started with a BCD, but after I moved to diving a wing, I'd not dive a BCD again.
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User #14733394 - 11 Feb 20 04:11
Do you have some oceanfront property in Arizona that we don't know about?
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User #2868643 - 12 Feb 20 00:45
Yes; which he is planning on selling to some lucky person at a steep discount! Only 20% up front, too!
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User #9880176 - 11 Feb 20 02:34
I just rent gear because I don't dive often enough. Dive gear has a lifespan.
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User #5587855 - 11 Feb 20 15:31
Yeah and hauling it anywhere is pretty just a burden and expensive. Fine if you live near and often to where you dive though
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User #9880176 - 11 Feb 20 15:35
Yeah my friends in Florida make it worth their while
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User #6045491 - 11 Feb 20 02:27
Will we be seeing Forgotten Spearguns?
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User #5956839 - 11 Feb 20 11:09
So this is some of the equipment to dive Truk Lagoon for all those "Forgotten Weapons' there?
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User #7717036 - 11 Feb 20 05:14
Very nice, did mine last year
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User #12850541 - 11 Feb 20 02:19
Now you need to get yourself a nice dive watch for that perfect diver aesthetic
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User #29044683 - 11 Feb 20 02:52
Hey Ian! Looking great! Quick tip from a former swim coach, try to kick alittle less with your knees and more with your full legs. You'll move quicker with less effort. Less effort=less air=more dive time!
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User #9934300 - 11 Feb 20 04:25
(I learned with the horse collar style; then used an early BCD. Never went back!)
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User #12705501 - 12 Feb 20 16:04
Now you need a 5.6x39mm MPS. Page 489 Cartridges of the World.
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User #29850910 - 12 Feb 20 04:02
Going NAUI or PADI?
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ForgottenWeapons - 12 Feb 20 04:11
PADI
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User #21134149 - 11 Feb 20 14:24
Going the extra mile to properly test the APS rifle, I see.
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User #13909371 - 11 Feb 20 17:56
Soon enough, we'll get Sealab Burtality 2021
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User #5642470 - 11 Feb 20 02:19
I just tried one of those inflatable vests, I no like them. I so use to using weights or just muscling my way down. Free diving we would just grab big rocks
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ForgottenWeapons - 11 Feb 20 02:24
You pretty much must have one for scuba; with all the gear it's very useful for buoyancy at the surface. As well as helping you get nicely neutral buoyant while diving.
Meetup Update (RIA Wednesday) 2020-02-09T15:16:29+00:00

I'm going to post the RIA Preview Day event publicly, as it is a public event. In order to keep something exclusive for you guys, I'll also do a dinner get-together at Bierstube in Moline at 6:30pm on Wednesday (the 12th). So if you can only make it in the evening you have an option, and we can have a smaller thing for just Patrons after the Preview Day.

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415 15th St, Moline, IL 61265

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User #951081 - 12 Feb 20 15:52
Will there be a meet-up on one of the auction days like Saturday? I have a friend flying in from out of state and we're going to drive down to the auction.
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User #3591881 - 9 Feb 20 16:17
Sounds good, I'll try to make it
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User #4367248 - 10 Feb 20 17:04
I’ll be there too!
Apocrypha - Kropatschek 1878 Marine Carbine
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User #8319094 - 8 Feb 20 02:29
If that thing is a put together contraption it is an extremely well done one, that's for sure.
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User #4364926 - 8 Feb 20 20:48
What's the process of getting an old rifleike that shipped overseas?
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User #2868643 - 8 Feb 20 22:34
There are lots of variables, some of the biggest being: * What branch of the military are you in? * How high of a rank do you hold? * How close are you to the individuals who are supposed to prevent you from taking home war trophies like this? ...and other questions like that; you know, "it's not what you know, it's who you know"... ;D (and yes, I'm mostly being sarcastic...mostly.)
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User #22840584 - 8 Feb 20 02:17
Guns like this are the reason I am a patron. The level of weird and interesting here is off the charts, can’t wait to hear more about it!
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User #25589882 - 11 Feb 20 19:13
I really enjoy the unusual and sometimes unique items you find for the channel. Thank you so much for doing this.
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User #14245205 - 9 Feb 20 20:07
Good Dog!!
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User #28295872 - 9 Feb 20 01:47
Please?
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User #28295872 - 9 Feb 20 01:46
We will I hope see a more in depth video on this?
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ForgottenWeapons - 9 Feb 20 02:28
Once I'm confident that I know what it is, definitely.
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User #385112 - 8 Feb 20 02:23
Puppy approves. Puppy thinks gun is legit 😉
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User #14860881 - 8 Feb 20 11:18
Ian thinks: "What an amazing cool rifle..." Dharma thinks: "What a nice big stick! Is daddy going to throw it for me?"
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User #4130809 - 10 Feb 20 01:27
Given how much tail wagging is going on in this video is Dharma working on her own gun collection? 🤔
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User #3139624 - 8 Feb 20 02:06
Fantastic. If you come across a K31 anyone wants to get rid of, let me know. I really need to replace the one that was stolen...
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User #30110152 - 8 Feb 20 05:27
Puppy approves of everything! I've seen some outstanding fakes, but if the seller's information is accurate, I think it's legit. Can't wait to hear what you find out.
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User #5280810 - 8 Feb 20 02:06
I hope it turns out to be legitimate!
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User #2336720 - 8 Feb 20 05:35
It's an Arisaka isn't it?
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User #43479 - 8 Feb 20 06:55
Book isn’t even a month old and it already out of date. Yeesh.
Meetup: Rock Island, IL, Wednesday Feb 12 2020-02-07T17:28:17+00:00

I will be attending Rock Island's auction next week, and I'll be at the Preview Day all day to hang out with folks! Come on by and join me, and take a look at the 11,000+ guns they are selling in this auction - the event is open from 9am to 6pm. I look forward to seeing you there!

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7819 42nd Street West
Rock Island, Illinois 61201, USA

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User #4367248 - 7 Feb 20 17:47
Nice little trip from Springfield. To bad I dont have a certain publication that could have been signed in person.
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User #6192827 - 7 Feb 20 18:07
Why no local .meetup near Tucson for good Sanoran food?
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User #4245443 - 7 Feb 20 17:52
Stuck in Iraq. Next time!
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User #12850541 - 7 Feb 20 17:30
I’m definitely going to try, I live like an hour away and I’ve always wanted to go
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User #10352084 - 10 Feb 20 05:23
I would like to go but I have health issues that will not permit such a trip. It’s even a day after my birthday. I hope you have a good time and enjoy meeting people.
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User #4364898 - 8 Feb 20 19:50
Damn, I'm back at work next week...
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User #4869719 - 8 Feb 20 03:27
...dammit. near enough to Chicago that it's like 2 or 3 hours one direction.
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User #14733394 - 14 Feb 20 22:23
For the guys that went to the meet up- if you wanted to build your own version of that special M1 carbine, Fulton Armory has receivers for $270, barreled actions w/ bolt for $740!
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User #3591881 - 7 Feb 20 17:58
I was just debating skipping this auction due to lack of interest......
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User #2340150 - 8 Feb 20 09:52
3 hours 40 mins, 7.3 hrs round trip. Sadly I work 3rd shift, if this was a Friday, there would be a car shaped after image where my vehicle was parked.
Apocrypha: Proper American Tax-Free Spirits
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User #142687 - 2 Feb 20 13:33
I got horrendously drunk on Moscow Mules once when I was in my teens and couldn't face them again.
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User #43479 - 2 Feb 20 13:44
Karl: You know it’s remarkable we’ve never been visited by the ATF. Ian: Hold my chartreuse. L
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User #5489171 - 2 Feb 20 01:10
Well distilled liquor is actually very smooth compared to what people expect despite what people expect. The burn is coming mostly from the less desirable alcohols that are in the start and end of the distillation process which cheap distilleries keep in because more product pretty batch means it is cheaper to make
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User #994518 - 2 Feb 20 01:44
Yep, if the distiller is being selective about where the foreshots end and the tails begin, it can be super smooth. Though personally, I want high percentage spirits for mixing with shellac for furniture finish
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User #4691821 - 2 Feb 20 03:11
This is absolutely incorrect. "Cheap distilleries" are chemical factories, using continuous column stills. There are no foreshots or tailings, just clean ethanol. The only way to make it any more efficiently is to use a catalyst on natural gas. It's a fun myth, though. :)
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User #23922142 - 2 Feb 20 01:13
Ian, if you're a fan of ginger beer try on of Joe Scialom's Bastard cocktails. Personal favourite is the dead bastard.
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User #17861547 - 3 Feb 20 22:55
One quick method to estimate the proof is demonstrated here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i6Wmn-oFn0
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User #8765709 - 2 Feb 20 09:50
If you really want something pure and with a kick, you should try Polish "Spirytus Rektyfikowany", it's 95% alcohol (192prf ). https://www.empirewine.com/liquor/polmos-spirytus-192prf-750ml-rektyfikowany-i20855/ It's a great base for coctails, eggnog or liqueurs. Please DON'T drink it straight, people have died trying!
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User #9991389 - 2 Feb 20 11:09
Always ask a Pole before buying furniture polish/drain cleaner because some of it is really smooth :)
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User #8765709 - 2 Feb 20 11:13
You forgot window cleaner, radiator fluid and aftershave... :)
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User #3532820 - 2 Feb 20 19:29
IMHO the best use for Spirytus is as base for nalewka (vodka infusion). The finest nalewka I've ever had was a porzeczkówka (blackberry nalewka) made with a mix of Spirytus and Luksusowa. That stuff was dangerous - it was so smooth and delicious I'd had far too much of it before I realised it was too late. Almost forgot - Spirytus works really well as antifreeze agent in washer fluid, helps keep your windscreen nice and clean even after a very cold night.
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User #8765709 - 2 Feb 20 19:54
You meant blackcurrant, right? It's my favorite too, followed by plum and ajerkoniak (advocate). That said, spirytus is great for everything where vodka is required, it just has a different taste and "bite" to it, much better than pure vodka IMO, even if not made that strong.
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User #2868643 - 2 Feb 20 22:40
Many years ago I was given some corn-based moonshine; there were a couple bottles, each a different proof, IIRC ranging from something like 110 proof on the low end to 160ish on the other. As with Ian's description, they too were dangerously "soft on the palate"; thankfully the hangover was likewise not as bad as I feared it would be the morning after the first evening I spent making mixed drinks with it...
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User #7212189 - 2 Feb 20 01:57
you need to do an after action report of the effects on the hillbilly mule, as you felt the next day.
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User #10285293 - 2 Feb 20 01:58
Wish we could legally distill spirits for personal consumption in the good old USA but the tax man wants his money.
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User #4691821 - 2 Feb 20 03:15
Hogeland's Whiskey Rebellion is a good read. Washington was kind of a dick.
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User #2691169 - 2 Feb 20 05:12
You can still distill at home, you just gotta jump through some rather irritating and expensive legal hoops to do it. And yeah pay the taxes too. Enough idiots either got themselves sick, hurt, or killed distilling at home by doing dumb things like using a pressure cooker on a stove unattended that its understandable they made it harder legally to do at home. Obviously the govt. wanted another income stream but the situation is more complex than that. Look at how difficult it still is to get weed legalized in the US for instance and weed is a huge money maker in tax revenues.
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User #544102 - 5 Feb 20 17:03
It ain’t illegal if you don’t get caught.
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User #12569339 - 2 Feb 20 14:50
honestly being from WV. and having some experience with "moonshine" 170 proof is very potent and frankly just by taste you couldn't discern the difference between proofs.Its actually the quality of ingredients and the process and equipment that give it a back taste.If yours is smooth as you say I may have been filtered and yeah be careful with it.That stuff will punch you in the back of your head when you least expect it!
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User #6203572 - 2 Feb 20 01:07
I live in New Hampshire, where ALL the liquor is sold by the government. Cheap as hell. Highest per-capita in the country!
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User #4830974 - 2 Feb 20 01:41
..This is too good to be 170 proof rocket fuel, is that a back handed complement, or just a really good compliment? I think the second option.
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User #29807974 - 4 Feb 20 09:49
Now 190 proof... That’ll get you trashed quick, for everclear I usually mix it with Mtn. Dew everything else I just drink it straight.
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User #3754123 - 2 Feb 20 03:57
Awesome Ian, glad to hear you did well. I have some amazing Poire Williams and Mirabelle made by/from my French family. Traditionally a digestive or after dinner drink, served over a sugar cube in a small glass... Would love to share it. The french are amazing people.
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User #5956839 - 2 Feb 20 03:25
Not an imbiber of sprits (don't have a problem with those who do) but for some reason, I've had multiple people just nearly force their particular favorite 'moonshine' upon me over the years. I've even had various types of traditional spirts provided to me from locales all around the world, including a sample of homemade-vodka made by a gentleman in Northern Sweden that was contained in a medical-grade container that he said was to prevent the degradation. After trying, I'm not sure if he was concerned about the sample or the container. However, as I live in supposedly tI liv e in the area that was proclaimed the "moonshine capital of US', my opinion is the still buried in the backwoods of the Southern Appalachians made from site grown corn is certainly not a guarantee of a smooth product. However, it does act as a pretty good varnish stripping agent. Beware of moonshine that cannot be contained in a milk jug - Mason jars only.
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User #12719946 - 2 Feb 20 01:01
What's wrong with drinking it straight and getting trashed?
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ForgottenWeapons - 2 Feb 20 01:11
Finnish name checks out! :D
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User #4830974 - 2 Feb 20 01:47
Follow up comments 1. Hillbilly Mule actually make a lot more sense than Moscow Mule. 2 If I had a Stg44 breaking it a DB2 would be the coolest story I could ever tell about it, PS I would love to see the Anvil were Mark fixed it !
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User #2491900 - 2 Feb 20 21:57
I've had some experience with high quality "tax-free spirits" produced in the western NC area. Yes, it can put you on your rear in a heartbeat. A little goes a long way....
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User #21998712 - 2 Feb 20 02:36
First the Shot Show Plague, and now the Blackberry Botulism!
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User #17209183 - 2 Feb 20 14:51
Nah, roughly 20% ABV (40 proof) is sufficient to denature botulism toxin.
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User #14733394 - 2 Feb 20 18:26
Wait...what? Where was I when they tried to set each other on fire??!!!
How to Become a Professional Gun Designer
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User #11107113 - 28 Jan 20 20:19
Ian, if I may add that whatever one thinks they may do in the future, first master the use of your language. In my case it was the English language as taught in America. Part of what makes your videos so enjoyable is that you demonstrate great skill in English. This video exhibits great wisdom.
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User #20369266 - 4 Feb 20 15:18
Great advice Ian. Thanks
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User #5642470 - 28 Jan 20 16:23
Thank you Ian for pushing trade school and specifically machining
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User #22330283 - 4 Feb 20 16:07
I remember when I was in school for Mechanical Engineering, there was the one guy in the dorm who was already a journeyman machinist. You can bet that everyone wanted to be that guy's friend.
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User #5642470 - 5 Feb 20 19:53
Yup I believe it. I am blessed to have started my career working with guys who were already master machinist in the 1960s. I breezed through school and only had to focus on my cnc training. Sadly last night I just saw a machine shop back home in Hawai'i had to shut its doors because of no young machinist. Its sad
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User #5642470 - 28 Jan 20 16:28
If anyone sees this and is interested in machining, DM me, I want to help however I can. Best decision I ever made was to become a machinist
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User #15787762 - 4 Feb 20 19:22
I'm a fledgling new gun designer. At first I thought I would need an engineering degree so I started working through the Mechanical Engineering program in college. I should have realized they cant really give you design talent. I was being taught about metals, which is helpful, but also how to draw straight lines on paper and write nice blocky letters by hand. If you have true design talent, learn how to MAKE your ideas by getting into machining. And learn SolidWorks or some CAD software. If you're a good learner you will pick up a lot of practical engineering knowledge on the way. Currently I'm perfecting my prototype, things are going pretty well without an ME degree. I'm slightly biased but I think my gun is pretty cool. This experience is showing me what can happen when you just take yourself and your goals seriously and keep taking the next step. When I'm competing with the big boys in the gun market I will hire an engineer or two to put some polish on our designs. Good advice from Gun Jesus of course.
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User #25607484 - 4 Feb 20 13:47
There is one skill that is missing, which is the 3D modelling and to understand the CFD that a lot of these high end 3D modelling programmes use. It is very important to be able to machine parts, but it is also very important to be able to CNC or 3D print a part and be able to hand finish or revise the 3D model based on the outcome.
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User #14245205 - 4 Feb 20 13:43
Bravo In the US we have a critical shortage of all skilled tradespersons.
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User #12850541 - 4 Feb 20 20:26
This steeled my resolve to be honest. I’m pursuing a degree in Engineering Technology because I am really fascinated with manufacturing and manufacturing processes.
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User #2911420 - 4 Feb 20 23:35
One of my favorite posts with real world advice. My father was an engineer; his skill set got him jobs designing tooling for barbie dolls, feed systems for the M230 Chaingun, Electro-optical systems for Grumman aviation, car components for General Motors and Pontiac, early SSD drives for Seagate and even a turret for a robotic vehicle.
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User #28626629 - 31 Jan 20 09:40
That's very good advice Ian, but some firearms manufacturers don't require experience to be hired so going to school might not be necessary to get a job in the firearms industry
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User #7847388 - 4 Feb 20 14:33
Hey Ian! I'm sure this comment will get lost, but as a professional defence aerospace engineer who job involves designing guns (amongst other things), I was at first thrilled then saddened to hear your experience of aerospace engineering. I completed by BEng Aero and after a misguided few years studying a PhD I got into the industry with a small-medium sized defence company. They were large enough that it had the ability to pursue R&D level design but small enough that my individual scope of control was large enough that I was, as you say, sketching and designing. My first piece of advice to anyone wanting to get into the defense, firearms, or aerospace (obviously) would be to study aerospace or aeronautical engineering. That will both teach you the the mindset of how to actually approach design from a proper engineering mindset and also providing the knowledge and subject matter expertise on the maths and technical side of design. Or it will show you that engineering is not for you and save you a lot of pain in a career you hate. Designing anything isn't a matter of just sketching and idea up and manufacturing it; thats what machinists and architects do. To design something you need the mindset, methodologies, and mathematical analysis skills of an engineer. That tremendous amount of calculus to do with aircraft is critical to actually design something that works properly! I feel like there may be some overlap here in terms of "gun designer" and "Gun part manufacturer". My job doesn't involve the day to day manufacturing of parts, we have a machining team full of excellent machinists and CNC operators with their own incredible skill sets that I will never be able to top in terms of manufacturing; but my view is that while they are responsible for bringing the designs off the page into physical reality, I as the designer am the one responsible for its existence and so I "created" it.
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User #25607484 - 5 Feb 20 09:19
Great advice regarding aerospace or aeronautical engineering. It definitely provides a comprehensive set of skills.
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User #4536326 - 4 Feb 20 14:43
Very solid advice. Another thing I might add is Mechanical Engineer. You get experience with machining processes, but also learn materials and such.
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User #4389043 - 4 Feb 20 14:13
Great advice, Ian! I would add a very important aspect and that is to learn about every gun you possibly can. Develop an encyclopedic knowledge of all the designs that came before. When I started out that meant going to the patent office and the library of congress (I grew up in Northern Virginia). Nowadays it's MUCH easier. Between "Forgotten Weapons", YouTube in general, weaponsguild.com (under new ownership!) and USPTO.gov, you have that all at your fingertips. Just like that old saying, "Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it", coming up with a "great idea" may not be so great if it was proven to fail in a past firearm. My route was working on cars and everything mechanical I could get my hands on, machine shop class, mechanical engineering degree, manual mill and lathe in my garage. The thing that probably changed my life was the machine shop class. There's just something magical about envisioning something, making it and then holding it in your hands. Especially if it's shiny metal! ;-) The engineering degree wasn't a necessity but it sure helps with understanding a lot of the "hows" and "whys", especially when things break. Plus it helps with being taken more seriously. I started my company when I got bored with my day job in flight simulation. Taught myself welding, CNC machining, CAD/CAM. I'd say the most important skill for a gun designer to learn is CAD, and I mean 3D solid modeling not stick drawings. Once you have your design as a 3D solid model it can be "brought to life". And note that there's nothing better for your design skills than to actually have to make your designs. You learn very early on what's easy and clever vs. what's extremely difficult and stupid.
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User #9226119 - 26 Jan 20 23:58
Take it easy for a change. Love your videos...
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User #5690404 - 26 Jan 20 23:20
Just focus on getting better! We'll survive without videos for a bit.
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User #3823002 - 26 Jan 20 22:58
Eschew filming and concentrate on getting better. A few Bailey's and coffee might make you feel better.
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User #7484412 - 27 Jan 20 00:52
Well then, am I glad I didn't cross paths with you more than once in the media room! :) Get well soon Ian. Prends soin de toi et retrouve la santé!
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User #2939999 - 26 Jan 20 22:47
Heal then film
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User #2340778 - 26 Jan 20 22:27
Sounds for me like Ian makes too much money.
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User #2347625 - 26 Jan 20 23:59
Take a break, get better, and get back on it. Hope you get better soon!
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User #9174270 - 26 Jan 20 22:14
Rest up and get well! Has the left hand survived the book signing?
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User #5280810 - 26 Jan 20 22:23
Focus on DB. We can survive a short bout of FW withdrawal.
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User #5614676 - 26 Jan 20 23:36
Con Crud
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User #3139624 - 27 Jan 20 00:06
You do you, but it would be better quality stuff if you take a break and get energised. Maybe have a glass of scotch.
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User #3804783 - 26 Jan 20 22:48
Dude you can take sick days if you want. Don't kill yourself on our account.
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User #2741770 - 27 Jan 20 00:09
Do not, under any circumstances, feel that you can just "tough it out." I did that last Fall with a respiratory virus, and it developed into pneumonia and put me in the hospital for two weeks. ;-(
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User #5975205 - 27 Jan 20 01:13
Can confirm, toughing it out usually stops working around 30 or so. After that, it's just asking to prolong the trouble and quite possibly make it worse. Better to rest and get well fast than end up flat on your back for weeks like I ended up last winter with pneumonia, much like you.
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User #105153 - 26 Jan 20 23:24
Absolutely under no circumstances film any more videos. Rest up and get well for Desert Brutality.
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User #5642470 - 26 Jan 20 22:13
Haha my gunsmith buddy has the shotshow kungflu ahchoo. Hoping he wont be a puss and skip DB with me. Feel better Ian.
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User #9093814 - 26 Jan 20 22:22
F
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User #6203572 - 26 Jan 20 23:26
Sounds like PAX Pox.
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User #95698 - 26 Jan 20 22:52
Sit back, have warm drink, and rest up for DB. I'm sure you have enough in the back log to cover the shortfall, and if not, oh well. Better videos made when you are feeling your best than those where we can tell you aren't feeling well.
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User #9991389 - 26 Jan 20 22:36
In educational establishments here that would be called Freshers Flu.
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User #7512550 - 26 Jan 20 22:12
Doh... Show plague is never fun.
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User #5647051 - 28 Jan 20 15:28
I have a factory select fire G36E if you'd like to conduct the test yourself for the channel (I've done it myself but you have WAY more viewers) 👍🏾
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User #5279314 - 28 Jan 20 14:58
I read on the internet the Bundeswehr is quietly transitioning from polymer to wood for their G36 bayonet handles.
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User #4176028 - 28 Jan 20 19:15
The Bunsdeswehr doesn't issue bayonets in the first place never did. Not for the G3 nor the G36. In the case of the G36 there has been a bayonet developed (by EICKHORN) along with the Rifle. But it wasn't purchased because after the unification the Bundeswehr had huge stockpiles of AK74 bayonets (Yes they fit the German G36) but they also were never issued to the Troops for political reasons. Could you share the source for that?!? Thanks Alex
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User #21871883 - 26 Jan 20 20:24
People making statements about a rifle they have never even handled and or shot, Say it ain't so. LOL, Enjoyed the video all the same.
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User #28104823 - 29 Jan 20 07:48
In fact, there is a H&K Assessment on the impact of prolonged burst fires (according to the 'new' standards of the Bundeswehr) on a 3-shot group accuracy - they tested 10 production guns, and compared it (as they wrote- not scientifically) with a single AK-47. The grouping of the G36 was increased due to heat (apr. 2 times the Diameter), but still, even at 300 meters (320 yards), over 90% of the shots cover a man-sized (E-type) silhouette; The single AK-47 performed worse than that. Still, I never saw an report by the German Ministry of Defense that support their own position; Continuous fire is not something expected by any Assault-Rifle type weapon - there are Machine Guns for this; The M-16 manuals point out a continuous (surpressive) rate of fire - 15 rounds / minute, which are single shots with large time-gaps in between;
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User #4128560 - 29 Jan 20 17:58
Much worse were the Spanish Army trials in 1996 won by the G36. It was clear from the beginning what rifle was going to "win" (by political reasons, Germany had to be awarded the contract, or the Leopard would not be licensed for production here). Compared to the other rifles, I very much doubt it was the "best" in any category, not even price, or license agreements. Also, the thing that got the Steyr AUG disqualified (non-STANAG magazines) didin't affect the G36, for example.
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User #12172086 - 1 Feb 20 20:38
Same as Italy agreeing to buy the F-16 Jet Fighter, which basically required us to buy M9 Pistols from Beretta as a financial offset. Politics.
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User #4176028 - 4 Feb 20 18:13
The US had to buy the M9 in 1985 as an financial offset becaus Italy leased 34 used F-16 in 2004 ??? Also as far as I know the majority of M9 Pistols are made in USA , by Beretta USA Accokeek Maryland!!!
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User #28104823 - 4 Feb 20 20:08
On Kevin's and Jose's Feedback - we're analyzing the G-36 Situation in Germany - that is the topic Ian has made the video for. I can't comment on those other occurrences, nor if the comparison is relevant at all - looking into the details is required for that, and this discussion is simply not about it.
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User #5147128 - 28 Jan 20 14:14
The German Defence Minister who nominally presided over this sorry saga is now President of the European Commission. Definitely a good fit for the person spec for the job.
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User #5033591 - 28 Jan 20 19:17
The phenomenon of uneven solar heating shifting a gun's group is at least very real. We experienced it in the 105mm gun on the M60 series tank, and mostly resolved the issue by adding a thermal shroud over the barrel. And if it can affect a tank cannon, I'd be surprised if it didn't effect the much smaller barrel of a rifle.
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User #622082 - 28 Jan 20 15:35
You did a great job.
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User #5645931 - 28 Jan 20 13:53
God, Ian, you are absolutely right about how much politics gets into this sort of thing. I've been working government contracts for well over twenty years now, and it still appalls me just how adversarial my counterparts are and how quickly things ratchet up to accusation.
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User #19114064 - 28 Jan 20 16:06
Ian,
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User #4176028 - 28 Jan 20 19:56
Because my original comment got lost in the Patreon Universe here a second time. First Ian thank you so much for geting in to this "turmoil". I totally agree with everything you said but still would like to bring up two additional points. First you briefly mentioned Ammunition. Which I am convinced played a big roll at the start of it all. How can I know right I can't but, I live in the vicinity of not only one of the main Ammunition suppliers but also to the procurement department of the Bundeswehr. This Ammo Company has long standing quality control issues. Second the whole thing pivots around the worst and rightly most disliked Minister of Defence Germany ever had which didn't had the slides knowledge but did anything to make things worse. If for better or worse the Bundeswehr is finally getting a new service rifle (after less than 30 years) which will come surprise surprise from H&K!!!
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User #4128560 - 29 Jan 20 17:56
A similar thing happenned in Spain with the CETME L problems: many could be traced to Santa Barbara / INI ammo (very hard primers for the weakened hammer springs and soft firing pin tips, just for starters).
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User #4176028 - 29 Jan 20 21:20
Thanks Jose, I wasn't aware of this part of the CETME-History but will look it up for sure. What were the competitors for G36 back in 1996? In my personal experience it's very good reliable weapon I use it for years, Including two tours in Afghanistan in temperatures ranging from plus 30 to minus 30 degrees celsius (07-08).
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User #95086 - 26 Jan 20 17:48
I know both the corporate politics of this, and the logistical challenges (some of which are legal) are almost impossible to overcome but let's say... A dozen or so sample rifles brought by HK to, oh, say, Arizona, a nice hot place for a test, that would be interesting. As for the converted semi-autos, I just hope not all the SL-8s disappear because of that before I can get one. Grey space rifle!
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User #3458411 - 29 Jan 20 02:21
This video is a good assessment, and I think accurately describes the engineering compromises that led to the weapon. Coincidentally, I actually wound up shooting a select-fire rental G36 post-sample gun last weekend, and honestly, I was impressed. I think the AR pattern is a better rifle with better ergonomics, but the G36 is a better shooting gun than I was expecting it to be.
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User #19114064 - 28 Jan 20 16:08
Ian, Thank you for such a cogently presented discussion. I hope your discussion of anecdotal evidence vs scientific evidence goes viral into other conspiracy theory worlds: vaccination, impeachment, etc
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User #6339452 - 28 Jan 20 14:12
The G36 is one of the few rifles I've tried that I instantly decided I'd get one if I ever had the chance. It's tied with the MP5K as my favorite full auto rifles.
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User #5642470 - 26 Jan 20 17:01
I am aware of that situation and it really does come down to exactly how you said it. I had a situation at my work, not firearms but very similar in terms of the arguments and facts. Not only did I have to collect as much data, information and facts that I could but I then had to explain how it is miss leading data depending how it is looked at. Came down to the fact the shit works, you do something outside its design requirements it will give you issues. Peoples egos and biases really get in the way of functioning. G36 not the best gun for sure, but I definitely want a semiauto one some day, just not Tommybuilt because yeah not going there
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User #29679591 - 25 Jan 20 17:25
Hey Ian, would you ever consider getting your hands on the rest of Emilio Ghisoni's designs? You've handled the MTR-8, but I'd love a video on the 2006M or the Unica 6 that RIA has in their next auction
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User #5139922 - 25 Jan 20 17:27
If the Savage 1907 in .45ACP had been adopted instead of the Colt 1911 would Savage have had the same longevity and popularity as the 1911? Would some boomer at the range be telling me how his Kimber 1907 was a back to back World War champ?
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User #4384677 - 27 Jan 20 21:09
Doubtful. The delayed blowback action of the Savage design was reportedly a nasty user experience in comparison w/ the m1911 when fired; it just wasn't an ideal choice for a more powerful handgun round like the .45acp. My suspicion is that if the 1905 Savage had been selected, the U.S. Army would have spent some time in further development, and then chucked it all & gone with an improved Browning design at a later date [think of a hybrid between the m1911 & the GP35 in .45acp...]
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User #10900114 - 25 Jan 20 17:24
What is your opinion on electrical railguns being the next big advancement in firearms technology?
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User #691529 - 25 Jan 20 17:32
Do you mean the electronic ones, or the competitive ones? I have a feeling you mean the former, but clarity is always nice.
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User #5730684 - 25 Jan 20 17:26
Hi Ian, Repeat question. You must have quite a collection of firearms by now. How do you look after them? Not just normal cleaning after use - do you have a "maintenance regime"?
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User #13465805 - 25 Jan 20 17:25
If a pump action shotgun is faster than a bolt action when doing sporting clay, trap, skeet, duck hunting etc, why does ur seem like there are no pump action service rifles during the bolt action era of military weaponry?
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User #10841293 - 26 Jan 20 01:41
BOTR recently did a short video on the matter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaShqj6QADc
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User #8887872 - 25 Jan 20 17:25
Repeat question: I understood that barrel length does not dramatically affect accuracy past a certain point. Why are snub nosed machineguns not more widespread? I'd imagine it could be useful to save weight or not protrude from firing ports in vehicles
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User #21996441 - 25 Jan 20 17:51
Because barrel length does affect velocity rather significantly which impacts range a lot. They recently did a video over on inrange titled 7.62x39 vs 7.62x51 that showed just how much barrel length effects muzzle velocity. Hope that helps
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User #4384677 - 27 Jan 20 20:59
By the time you resort to using a shoulder arm, you might as well get the benefit of longer sight radius. While pistol rounds are not as affected by barrel length as rifle rounds, the slightly longer barrel of a submachine gun does allow for complete powder burn [hence no muzzle flash] and higher Vm to allow for better ranging & terminal f/x from an otherwise marginal round.
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User #25192763 - 25 Jan 20 17:28
2nd time asking: The latest US Military program to replace the M16 platform (NGSW) has adopted a cartridge that on paper looks to have similar recoil to 7.62 NATO. Barring a muzzle device, is there a realistic way to reduce the recoil of something like that down to 5.56 M4 levels?
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User #12918377 - 25 Jan 20 17:24
What do you listen to when you edit videos, podcasts, music, or silence?
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User #21865011 - 25 Jan 20 17:29
Outside of your love of firearms and good liquor, do you have any other hobbies that you enjoy? Such as cars, running, cooking, collecting beer cans?
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User #4384677 - 27 Jan 20 21:14
We know he enjoys hikes in the desert w/ the Mrs. when he has time...
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User #3170219 - 25 Jan 20 17:28
Repeat question. Do you think that your auction house videos have ever had a significant effect, positive or negative, on the selling price of guns you’ve covered. Also have you ever decided not to cover a gun, or delay posting a video until after the auction because you wanted to buy that gun yourself?
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ForgottenWeapons - 25 Jan 20 19:49
I've answered this in a previous Q&A - occasionally a video will lead to a higher price, but not usually. Even so, if I plan to bid on something myself I will either not film it or not release the video until after the auction.
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User #9416611 - 25 Jan 20 17:23
Are there any rifles with pistol style 3dot sights?
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User #10085362 - 25 Jan 20 17:26
What 3 guns do you want that you have been trying to find that you would do anything to obtain.
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User #4384677 - 27 Jan 20 21:05
I think he's answered similar questions to this before with "I don't like to say to prevent their prices being bid up when I find one..." :-\
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User #21255116 - 25 Jan 20 17:25
Are there any artillery pieces you would love to do a video on, but can't?
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User #20378471 - 25 Jan 20 17:29
Repeat question: if the sten gun was developed in 2020 instead of the 1930s, what design features would you expect it to have (i.e. caliber, bull pup or not, etc.)?
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User #4384677 - 27 Jan 20 21:13
9mmP (still), telescoping bolt, probably some version of a folding wire stock. Think of some sort of hybrid of a Swedish K & an UZI...
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User #9079890 - 25 Jan 20 17:26
Knowing that you’re a huge Francophile and seeing that you’ve been featuring some Paris police issue guns on the channel, I was wondering if you had any thoughts or experiences with the SIGSauer SP2022, which is used by the gendarmerie as their standard issue sidearm. I own one here in the States, and despite the difficulties in finding magazines for it, I find it to be a safe and extremely accurate pistol. I don’t see them too often and that they’re still carried by les flics I thought they may fall into the “Overlooked” if not an actual Forgotten Weapon.
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ForgottenWeapons - 25 Jan 20 19:45
I have no experience with the 2022 at all, sorry...
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User #9079890 - 26 Jan 20 00:45
Quel dommage.
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User #9079890 - 13 Feb 20 03:01
Would you like me to loan you mine?
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User #7107673 - 25 Jan 20 17:25
is the mass of the bolt/bolt carrier group important in a roller-delayed rifle?
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User #4384677 - 27 Jan 20 21:00
Yes. While the delay allows for the use of a lighter bolt & carrier combination, there has to be *some* mass to work against in order to delay opening of the action.
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User #12602003 - 25 Jan 20 17:23
What brand of aviators do you wear? Are they durable/scratch resistant?
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User #11194863 - 25 Jan 20 17:24
Why did you think the 9mm became the dominant military caliber for pistols and SMGs and do you think it will be replaced anytime soon?
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User #7483051 - 25 Jan 20 17:27
With new media, the role of SHOT Show seems to be changing. What role do you see SHOT Show filling in the coming years?
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User #9132740 - 25 Jan 20 17:25
In historical footage troops in both the world wars never seem to have any hearing protection, how did they not all come home completely 100% deaf?
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User #4384677 - 27 Jan 20 21:02
Have you never spoken with old vets? THEY'RE ALL DEAF...
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User #8319094 - 26 Jan 20 19:04
Except for your sticking bolt handle mag changes seem much easier than you'd think they would be.
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User #8178372 - 25 Jan 20 16:38
I'm here just for the "drop two guns and raise hands" stupid jokes.
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User #4998339 - 25 Jan 20 15:08
I hope it doesn't start with a liberator pistol and lead to "procuring" arms from other competitors. ;-)
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User #10352084 - 25 Jan 20 16:54
Great video! Thanks. I find the fg 42 a interesting weapon. Have read some about them but never seen one or handled one .
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User #5642470 - 19 Jan 20 03:01
Yeah ian, as normal you have probably what's going to be one of the most interesting gun/gear choices. Nice shooting by the way
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User #28816013 - 13 Jan 20 02:33
Gee, clearly documenting the need for this certification as a business expense. You obviously need a "dive partner" for safety reasons too, so that would be a business expense too. Even if you have to maintain proficiency looking at pretty fishes in various places. Well done!
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User #5858798 - 13 Jan 20 00:29
Good idea. I hear people talking people losing guns all the time in boating accidents. Maybe you will find something interesting 😂
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User #25589882 - 13 Jan 20 02:02
Admit it, with your love of all things French, you wanted to emulate Jacques Cousteau. I would always watch his show with rapt attention myself.
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User #5066990 - 13 Jan 20 08:06
Mr Cousteau, my childhood hero, and a co-inventor of the Aqua-Lung, the first Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. 💖
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User #2908060 - 13 Jan 20 00:29
Why did I see the screen shot and immediately think of "The Graduate?"
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User #11107113 - 13 Jan 20 11:31
You are going to love diving. Lots to see underwater in many places and now you will need underwater video equipment with lights and tons of other stuff. Have fun.
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User #43479 - 13 Jan 20 04:30
Wrecks are usually stripped bare by scavengers if they aren’t crazy remote or dangerous. But seeing your first one even from the outside is still cool as all hell.
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User #5956839 - 13 Jan 20 00:47
Pay a visit to 'Iron Bottom Sound'? That might be interesting.
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User #765109 - 13 Jan 20 00:24
Smart wife
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User #4130809 - 13 Jan 20 01:09
This video is giving me uncomfortable recollections of The Graduate.
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User #142687 - 13 Jan 20 19:40
One of my cousins does a lot of wreck diving and underwater photography; looks awesome. He does rebreather training as well.
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User #3728256 - 13 Jan 20 10:21
If Ian’s house ever catches on fire run, run like FAR away! Between all the ammo and now high pressure gas cylinders it is going to go with a big boom.
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User #6293375 - 13 Jan 20 04:55
If you are interested in a future summer trip to southern Sweden for some bigger guns to film, here's a museum you might find interesting: http://www.artillerimuseet.se/eng-tyska/english-43520438
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User #3613963 - 13 Jan 20 01:37
Welcome to our underwater world!
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User #3613963 - 13 Jan 20 01:40
Since you mentioned Malta, if you go back there I can recommend contacting DiveWise in St Julian's. I've been very happy with them the times I've been there on dive trips.
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User #25633275 - 13 Jan 20 01:04
Welcome to the club.
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User #5642470 - 13 Jan 20 00:31
I support this idea 100% it's also fun.
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User #9745727 - 13 Jan 20 00:50
Ian, work on getting your full face mask Certification as soon as you can. As much as SCUBA opens a whole new world, utilizing a full face mask makes it even better. My first dive with a full face mask was emotional as there is no fog, you breathe normal is just amazing. Sadly I can no longer dive due to a neck injury and surgery (I was on a Sheriff's Office dive team and hold several advanced certifications). Good luck and I hope you love it as much as I do/did.
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ForgottenWeapons - 13 Jan 20 01:02
Full face is one of the certifications at the top of my list, along with dry suit for cold water. I am curious about using a radio system to be able to record audio underwater in a full face mask, rather than record voiceovers on dive footage.
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User #9745727 - 13 Jan 20 01:06
I used dry suit for work and it had lots of fiddly bits and gets pricey both in initial outlay and maintenance. I had a leg seal blow and filled a suit and was bloody cold. I have used wireless and wired comms and it is a blast also gets very spendy. In saying that nearly all full face masks come with the ability to set up communications.
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User #6203572 - 13 Jan 20 05:05
Before you start looking into that fluid breathing thing from The Abyss, just know it involves a fairly large stent in your femoral artery!
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User #6425982 - 13 Jan 20 14:02
There are the old quarries in Germany that, at the end of the war, the Germans just dumped all their equipment in rather than have the Allies capture it. Military vehicles, weapons, ammunition, etc... They are protected, but you can still swim around and look at them. We did a lot of quarry diving when I was posted to Lahr, to see all the stuff...
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User #4691821 - 13 Jan 20 00:36
Hi, guys! I'm bbbbblblblblbllllbbbbllllblblblblblbbb. :)
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User #6203572 - 13 Jan 20 05:04
"...and today, we're at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, taking a look at some interesting guns that sank 100 years ago."
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User #6045805 - 13 Jan 20 02:52
"Hi, guys, I'm Ian McCollum, and today I'm here at the IJN Shinano at approximately 32°N 137°E to examine some of the firearms that were stored on this ship. I'd like to thank my patreon supporters, for providing me the opportunity to travel and find such locations..." No shipwreck is safe now.
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User #5591383 - 13 Jan 20 19:46
The Thistlegorm awaits!
Prototype .280 FAL
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User #2336182 - 15 Feb 20 01:40
I would like to see one of your presentation on the Roth-Sauer, my favorite.
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User #8735744 - 14 Feb 20 14:04
I'm surprised I can see this
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ForgottenWeapons - 14 Feb 20 14:29
Oops! I pushed the video release back to make space for my RIA trip this weekend, but forgot to change the release date on this post. Enjoy the early access! :)
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User #29494036 - 14 Feb 20 13:54
I might note that the sheer destructiveness and horror of WWII and the development of nuclear weapons made the Cold War a stabilizing force in Europe for many decades, while de-colonization and the Wars of National Liberation with super-power backing one or another faction largely mooted the discussion of an "ideal cartridge." France fought Indochine with everything that nation's armed forces had when WWII ended, with a handful of postwar developments. France fought Algeria with its own suite of arms, reserving U.S. weapons and materiel largely to Nato forces in Germany. Great Britain largely employed WWII era weapons in Malaya and Kenya, and used the U.S. M16 along with the L1A1 and WWII-era Bren in Borneo/Indonesia. The 1982 South Atlantic/Malvinas/Falklands War saw a fairly similar suite of small arms in use, albeit Argentinian FALs from Rosario are select-fire unlike the British "SLR."
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User #10551251 - 15 Feb 20 06:27
looks neat.
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User #29494036 - 14 Feb 20 13:49
Excellent, concise description of the post-WWII Nato universal caliber selection process. Anyone who fast-forwards to see the internal mechanisms of the tilting bolt, etc. will surely miss a lot!
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User #11107113 - 6 Jan 20 21:44
Kind of looks like a gas adjustment right behind the front sight? Thanks for showing a great "what could have been" rifle and cartridge.
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User #5158716 - 15 Feb 20 05:59
Fantastic video Ian. I really enjoy the back story which I think is vital information for students of the gun. Well done.
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User #21871883 - 6 Jan 20 23:19
Cool history/story, I enjoy my FAL.
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User #2897672 - 14 Feb 20 17:17
Has an infantryman using iron sights ever hit anything smaller than a barn at 800meters/yards.
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ForgottenWeapons - 14 Feb 20 19:55
Well...https://youtu.be/9--BX-AUK5g
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User #29494036 - 14 Feb 20 14:02
Where the caliber selection actually went, of course, was with the SCHV experiments and the USAF's adoption of the "space age" M16 in 5.56x45mm and the "accidental rifle's" subsequent use in Southeast Asia as an alternative to WWII-era small arms, and then actual combat with nationalist-communist insurgents in Vietnam and Laos. Vietnam appears to be the very first 20th century war where both contending sides made ample use of so-called "assault rifles" with the People's Army having very many "traditional" intermediate cartridge Kalashnikovs--at least by the late 1960s--and the ARVN and USA and S. Koreans and so on having the M16. European armies would hang on to the old 7.62x51 selection made in the 1950s until the early 1980s when the Belgian version of the 5.56x45mm SS109 cartridge became the Nato standard... with all sorts of caveats from many quarters that an "ideal" cartridge would be something in the 6.2 to to 7mm range. Before then there was the faddish 1970s trend of microcalibers like .177-.20 cal. e.g. the 4.5mm and 4.7mm and 4.85mm rounds. It would seem that trend influenced Soviet developments in the adoption of their long-researched 5.45mm cartridge selection. Just goes to show that technological developments often take surprising courses and turns!
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User #3479084 - 14 Feb 20 23:46
I almost wonder if the inspection port on the fire control group was added for the engineer's and never planned for production. They did it on the first few to have easy access to check on wear and see if they got the heat treat right on various parts.
COP 357 at the Backup Gun Match
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User #8000492 - 12 Jan 20 15:35
Hmm. Maybe that particular gun is best forgotten...
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User #2582187 - 6 Jan 20 18:17
I remember when those first came out and I thought they were so cool. I wanted one then, and I kind of still want one now. Thanks for the video!
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User #5642470 - 6 Jan 20 17:27
I want a fw sleeveless hoodie now
Apocrypha - Shotgun Class
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User #6274192 - 5 Jan 20 23:40
Really like the Rhodesian style forend/tube on your shotgun. Very sweet.
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User #25589882 - 7 Jan 20 18:47
I have a 1920 vintage Remington Model 11 with the Garand style safety. It's rough on the outside, but runs well when I do my part. It's past the conservation point and really needs a restoration of the metal.
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User #4549235 - 7 Jan 20 11:33
Will the Apocrypha videos also go up on Floatplane?
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User #5613888 - 5 Jan 20 23:42
1. That's pretty Damn cool. 2. Is that John Correia from Active Self Protection to your left?
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User #825161 - 5 Jan 20 23:52
Certainly looks like
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ForgottenWeapons - 6 Jan 20 00:07
I was wondering if anyone would notice - yes, it is. :)
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User #8297722 - 6 Jan 20 00:47
Least you’ve got the right cat guy to cover your ASP
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User #245678 - 6 Jan 20 03:59
Can someone explain to me the difference between the Auto 5 and Auto 8? I'm familiar with the model 11 and A-5 but not the A-8
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ForgottenWeapons - 6 Jan 20 12:36
Just my own made-up name for an extended magazine Remington 11. The real ones FN made were called Police Model Auto-5s.
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User #12719946 - 6 Jan 20 01:41
Ian seems to let his gun point upwards after firing. Others keep the barrel down. Usually it's advised to keep the gun barrel down. I would like to see some hard evidence on whether it's actually safer. (And on which circumstances).
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User #825161 - 6 Jan 20 02:18
Not really safer, but can be fast to come up on target rather than down on target. Easier to come up to "shoot'em in the crotch" like Clint Smith says.
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User #3191095 - 6 Jan 20 16:50
Like most things, 'best' is contextual
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User #28295872 - 8 Jan 20 15:18
Depends on how you come to it. I have done a lot of clay and pheasant shooting.Barrels are up as targets are up.
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User #7242877 - 6 Jan 20 19:16
I picked up a Browning light A5 a few years ago and added a +2 Choate extension and cut it down to make it my own "Whippet". Fun little gun! Good to see you using this, Ian.
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User #2868643 - 6 Jan 20 00:00
Although I'm definitely not doing it totally right (didn't learn it at a class; just second-hand watching videos of classes and/or instructors talking about it from their classes), doing the push/pull thing with a pump-action 12ga definitely helps not only with reducing felt recoil/recoil control, but with just a little practice it also helps prevent you from short stroking the reload (since, as long as you get the shell chambered, the stance itself forces the grip to be all the way forward)
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User #456862 - 6 Jan 20 06:20
I really did not understand what was going on - was the hand on the pump staying relatively stationary while the shooter used their shoulder to lean into the weapon, as opposed to using the hand to pull the slide towards themself?
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ForgottenWeapons - 6 Jan 20 12:37
Push forward with the support hand to force the recoil to work against your arm muscles.
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User #456862 - 6 Jan 20 13:29
thank you! time to re-watch ten more times :D
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User #3636083 - 6 Jan 20 06:21
Looks like a nice Model 11. I just recently acquired one as well. I'm assuming the "Auto-8" means it has some sort of extended magazine tube? Mine requires a bit of work before it gets its day on the range, if the upgrade parts on your Model 11 are readily available I would love to know where I can buy them.
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ForgottenWeapons - 6 Jan 20 12:38
Yeah - I've only seen this one set of mag tube and handguard for sale. Ex-Rhodesian original complete guns do turn up for sale from time to time, but they are really pricey.
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User #3191095 - 6 Jan 20 00:25
It was awesome having you on the line today Ian! That Auto-8 clone is the heat.
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Q&A time again! As always, our questions are provided by Patrons of Forgotten Weapons. Want to ask a question? Sign up to support the channel: http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons 0:00:21 - Do I only drink Scotch? 0:02:03 - Belgian semiauto rifle at Chosin Reservoir? 0:03:54 - Do patent laws improve firearms design? 0:05:49 - Who do I like when I read fiction? 0:06:14 - Would it have been easier to make a reproduction StG45 than StG44? 0:08:33 - FG-42 controllability and its stock buffer spring 0:11:08 - Finnish submachine gun with he Danish Resistance? 0:12:10 - How do collectors afford machine guns? 0:16:13 - If France had not fallen in 1940, would the French have developed an intermediate cartridge rifle? 0:19:26 - When did the US military have the biggest advantage and biggest disadvantage in small arms? 0:23:44 - Was the MG42 really so good? 0:26:54 - Was the SKS really a good idea for Russia? 0:30:53 - Opinion on the new cheap Chinese semiauto shotguns? 0:32:35 - Did Japan show an interest in the StG-44? 0:35:16 - Explain the C&R License. 0:39:39 - Can you lock two FG42s together like MAS 36 rifles? 0:40:49 - Why wasn't the Maxim Pom-Pom used more in WW1? 0:43:39 - How do I get into different places to film? 0:46:43 - Are people biased in favor of their own nation's service rifles? 0:49:43 - Most interesting "forgotten ammunition" 0:50:54 - K&M M17S Bullpup 0:53:15 - Should the US Government reopen Springfield Armory (or something like it)? 0:56:43 - Why are museums like the Royal Armouries not open to the public? 0:59:56 - Why did the French never get rid of the Chauchat magazine holes? 1:02:14 - Did the US simplify weapons like the Axis "last ditch" things? 1:04:16 - What does my wife think of Forgotten Weapons? 1:05:52 - Are my "Only 3 Guns" still the PKM, WWSD, and Hudson9? Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle #36270 Tucson, AZ 85740

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User #8304617 - 21 Jan 20 22:07
Thanks for pronouncing "Garand" correctly.
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User #5642470 - 4 Jan 20 00:27
Big NO on shotgun experiment, no for inrangetv as well. Spend money and more c&r :D
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User #8067952 - 21 Jan 20 19:14
Split channel resources do a double-feature. Best of both worlds. Both Karl and Ian can hit the range, Ian can explain the mechanics of the different (?) designs.
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User #11377407 - 22 Jan 20 00:50
I would suggest no because their natural home is the channels that shoot old tv's and toilet seats. If Ian or Karl have strong and succinct opinions on the subject they could still add some salty value though.
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User #12609626 - 25 Jan 20 15:59
I'd love to see testing/review content of semi-auto box mag shotguns but it seems like that'd be better suited to InRange than Forgotten Weapons. In particular I think it'd be really interesting to see the cheap ones compared to one of the higher-end options.
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User #4176028 - 4 Jan 20 15:08
Hallo Ian thank you very much for another great Q&A. I am a bit curious will number 100 be a live one or haven't you planned this out by now?😂🤔
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User #523680 - 4 Jan 20 05:42
I want to see Karl suffer through those shotguns.
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User #2582187 - 4 Jan 20 02:24
I see you trying to tempt me into buying one of those Calamityware mug sets. I am on to you McCollum.
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User #2410397 - 5 Jan 20 18:40
Maybe SpanAm as the conflict with the most imbalanced small arms situation for the US, especially in the beginning? Trapdoors vs Mausers, Gatlings vs Maxims.
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User #11217883 - 6 Jan 20 13:34
Thanks for the answer! Wanted your take! Theres kinda a funny thing, where west tried a 308 battle rifle, and the east tried a intermediate battle rifle. Maybe learning from the svt/avt 40 that larger caliber battle rifles wernt worth it. Just funny that both didnt last long before assault rifles really came out to shine. Thanks Ian!
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User #25817902 - 22 Jan 20 14:21
Ian, geographically from the u.s. southern border to the southern tip of South America, are there more 45 acp or 9mm parabellum rounds down there?
System Mauser C96
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User #5661349 - 6 Jan 20 19:45
Fascinating stuff as always Ian, thanks!
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http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons Everyone has an off day eventually, and for H&K one of those off days took the form of the P7M10. Introduced in 1991, the M10 was based on the frame and magazine body of the double-stack P7M13, with a .40 caliber barrel and a substantially increased slide mass. This extra mass was deemed necessary by Oberndorf engineers to safely handle the .40 S&W cartridge, although this was not a universally shared determination. In addition to slowing the opening of the slide, this extra mass substantially handicapped the pistol's handling, making it top-heavy and bulky. The effort had been aimed at law enforcement sales, for whom the .40 was a very popular cartridge at the time. The poor handling and looks of the gun prevented any major agency sales, and the gun was taken out of production in 1994 when the AWB passed. The ban prohibited importation of the P7M13, and while the M10 had legally-acceptable 10-round magazines, it was clearly a poor seller and was based not he M13 production infrastructure. With the M13 removed from manufacture, the M10 no longer made sense to build. Enough remained in inventory to list in H&K's 1995 catalog, but they were gone by 1996. The P7M10 is a scarce and collectible gun among a niche group today, simply because of its small production numbers. Thanks to H&K for letting me film in the Grey Room for you! Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle #36270 Tucson, AZ 85740

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User #10551251 - 9 Jan 20 05:52
this grey room is a type of paradise. : )
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User #10447007 - 8 Jan 20 14:39
The waterhead P7!
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User #22410274 - 9 Jan 20 05:47
Ian I've always been a fan of the P7 series and have carried one for over 20 years. Are you planning a post on the K3 multiple caliber version.
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ForgottenWeapons - 9 Jan 20 12:23
I would like to do one, but have not filmed it. The example the Grey Room has is missing some parts, and I want to film a complete one.
Apocrypha - Eggnog Results
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User #3378215 - 1 Jan 20 01:18
Happy new year!
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User #2868643 - 1 Jan 20 01:45
Happy New Years, my FW family! May 2020 be better than 2019 for each and every one of us! (In my case, it really shouldn't take too much for that to happen...although I've been saying it every year for 5+ years in a row now, so apparently that little bit is still too much... *Fingers crossed*)
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User #4577739 - 1 Jan 20 23:21
Just made a batch, looking forward to my quarterly check ins!
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User #4245443 - 1 Jan 20 06:43
Happy New Year and slainte from Iraq!
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User #385112 - 1 Jan 20 05:05
Might try this for our winter...
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User #2336287 - 1 Jan 20 01:22
My wife used Navy strength rum in the Duck Egg Nog she made, it has mellowed some, but the rum is still very strong in it.
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User #2868643 - 1 Jan 20 01:37
That sounds both disgusting and amazing simultaneously. I want to try it! :D
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User #2336287 - 1 Jan 20 06:13
The duck eggs make it richer in texture (more fat/protein I think in the bigger yolk), whereas the Navy strength rum is more rummy(?)
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User #2336406 - 1 Jan 20 02:52
I also made some and can confirm it’s pretty darn good. We shall see if I have the self control to save some for six months ....
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User #28788846 - 1 Jan 20 14:17
New to the patreon and excited to be here. Love the content Ian. Happy new year everyone
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User #2939999 - 1 Jan 20 01:14
Happy new year from Scotland, slainte mhath
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User #2902893 - 1 Jan 20 01:15
Happy New Year!
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User #6603878 - 1 Jan 20 05:28
Happy New Year, Ian and the you fellow patreons as well.
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User #5881477 - 1 Jan 20 01:55
I made Ale Flip, with Lift Bridge Saison and Calvados. I think it has a similar alcoholic melted ice cream appeal. Happy N ew Year
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User #5350978 - 1 Jan 20 01:45
Happy New Year!
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User #4677945 - 1 Jan 20 01:14
Happy New Year!!
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User #25589882 - 1 Jan 20 19:19
From the expression on your face when you took that first sip, it looks like it tastes like heaven.
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http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons The Model 57 is a select-fire carbine made by Beretta around the .30 Carbine cartridge. It uses a newly designed magazine much more durable that the American M1/M2 Carbine magazines, and has a tilting bolt locking system coupled with a gas tappet style of piston. Many of the features are distinctly Beretta, like the left side ejection and right side charging handle (like on the Beretta 38 submachine gun family) and the dual triggers (front for semiauto; rear for full auto). Only one contract was made for these carbines, to Morocco in the early 1960s. This is probably because of the ready accessibility of surplus M1 and M2 Carbines for any western-affiliated nation interested in the cartridge. Many thanks to the Royal Armouries for allowing me to film and disassemble this very scarce automatic rifle! The NFC collection there - perhaps the best military small arms collection in Western Europe - is available by appointment to researchers: https://royalarmouries.org/research/national-firearms-centre/ You can browse the various Armouries collections online here: https://royalarmouries.org/collection/ Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle #36270 Tucson, AZ 85704

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User #21871883 - 31 Dec 19 23:43
Enjoyed the video/history I have never seen one of those rifles and as a lefty also I would really like to get my hands on that rifle. But our government is protecting us with the ANTI gun laws. LOL.
Ian's Top 5 SMGs
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http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons Want one of these new sleeveless hoodies? Get it here: http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons One of the questions I got for this month's Q&A was, "what are your favorite submachine guns?" Well, I figured that would be a good idea for a standalone video instead of just a Q&A answer, so here we are! My top SMGs are: 5: vz61 Skorpion (honorable mention; more PDW than SMG) 4: M/31 Suomi 3: US M2 2: Beretta 38A 1: Gotta check out the video for that! Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle #36270 Tucson, AZ 85704

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User #4176028 - 31 Dec 19 08:09
Nice and interesting list. As a german I had switch the M-2 with MP38 not because its better, but just because of fame and national Pride! And I finaly know why Suomi Häyhä was abel to use the KP/-31 in a Sniper roll. Happy New Year and all the best for 2020 from old Europe.
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User #5314630 - 1 Jan 20 15:03
Is that a Typo on the M2? Stated as #2 in the text screen. Tied with Beratta?
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ForgottenWeapons - 2 Jan 20 18:47
Oops! Thanks for catching that - I'll fix it in the published video.
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User #622082 - 18 Jan 20 18:35
Thanks, i really enjoyed this one :-)
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User #3293492 - 18 Jan 20 14:18
Happily surprised you didn't add the MAT-49.
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ForgottenWeapons - 18 Jan 20 14:19
Haven't had a chance to shoot one yet...
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User #5279314 - 19 Jan 20 01:06
My list would have included British Sterling Mk4, it is a smooth shooter with the best magazine design. Also a Swedish K, also very smooth and accurate. Both are extremely reliable. Would have exchanged those for the Suomi and Skorpion.
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User #13221179 - 18 Jan 20 15:00
The VZ61 is putting out so much smoke it almost appears like it's shooting black powder!! :)
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User #22650435 - 18 Jan 20 13:42
My personal favorite is the only SMG I've shot full auto, the UMP-45 (but it's not just my favorite on a technicality!)
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User #21871883 - 31 Dec 19 03:18
UZI , S&W 76 and maybe a Sterling L34A1, Enjoyed the video. Happy New Year. from Texas.
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User #2336932 - 31 Dec 19 22:36
I'm surprised the Owen didn't make the cut.
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ForgottenWeapons - 31 Dec 19 23:52
We it not for the Skorpion, it would have been #5.
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User #16141600 - 18 Jan 20 16:55
I had a feeling the Beretta 38 would be on the list :) Surprised by the Suomi since its so heavy. I don't have nearly as much SMG experience as you, but from what I have shot, I would pick in no order: Full size UZI-semi auto (modified to increase bolt travel so its not as jumpy as run of the mill Uzis and nicer to shoot than an open bolt Uzi), MP40 full auto, MP5 full auto, Beretta 38 full auto, and PS90. VZ61 I have yet to shoot, but is on my short list of guns to acquire. Shot a Scorpion Evo full and semi auto and did not like it at all. Sig MPX was not impressed with, but I feel like it could be significantly improved.
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User #456862 - 18 Jan 20 17:39
thoughts on AKS-74U? Disqualified due to ammo caliber or just not list-worthy?
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User #5044645 - 19 Jan 20 19:50
I'm telling you Ian, the MAT49 would make your top 5. And it is French
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ForgottenWeapons - 19 Jan 20 23:27
I am eager to find out - haven't had a chance to shoot a MAT-49 yet.
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User #2339427 - 2 Jan 20 13:19
I was thinking that the Czech ZK-383 was going to be in the list, but so many SMG's and only five places I guess.
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User #4176028 - 30 Dec 19 03:34
Hallo Ian, first thanks for your great Work. Just to let you know I am like I'm pretty sure the majority of your Supports are fine with the scheduled. But if you would need to reduce it that's totally okay for me. Thank's again and keep up the great Work!!! Cheers Alex
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User #927072 - 1 Jan 20 16:19
Ian you need to have a life too.
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User #4536326 - 1 Jan 20 14:13
I love that you changed up the background as you edited.
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User #129485 - 1 Jan 20 13:58
Looking forward to the next year! The changes all sound fine with me.
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User #129485 - 1 Jan 20 14:00
One word of warning: in the library/archival world, of which I am a part, "open access" implies a legal right to copy and redistribute work (either public domain or Creative Commons licensed), which I'm not sure you mean.
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User #43479 - 30 Dec 19 01:18
My god you expect me to watch the archive one day a week like some kind of Pleb??? Good god man.
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User #7212189 - 1 Jan 20 13:48
what about the hat project
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User #30728 - 3 Jan 20 01:52
The Work must continue.
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User #8000492 - 1 Jan 20 17:53
Ian - to reinforce Alfred's post above: Investigate Creative Commons licensing for your original content. I think it is a great idea to share information, but I am also mindful of protecting your time investment so that people don't misuse your work as well (and that you receive credit when your work is shared). Thank you so much for all that you do.
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User #5647051 - 1 Jan 20 14:43
love the jacket!
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User #12569339 - 1 Jan 20 15:56
Happy New Year and God Bless!
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User #5333633 - 30 Dec 19 01:10
With your workload here and over on inrangetv I'm surprised you get done what you do, have you considered for the shooting portion of weekly content having just a shot intro and showing some of the interesting and diverse shooting that you and karl do there. Not saying ever week but maybe once a month. Might be a good way to get more viewership there as well as give you more of a break ie one less day filming editing etc.
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User #5642470 - 29 Dec 19 23:57
I like the weekly schedule plan, even though early access negates that for me
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ForgottenWeapons - 30 Dec 19 00:07
I've been doing that for a while - up to now, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are gun videos, Saturday is shooting, Sunday is a book review, and Tuesday/Thursday were miscellaneous. I'm basically cutting back on book reviews to only 2/month or so and moving them into the Tues/Thurs slots. My hope is that I can reduce my workload without really reducing the content value, because it is always the last couple miscellaneous videos that are drag down my schedule.
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User #5642470 - 30 Dec 19 00:14
Me personally, reduced volume of content is fine if it means keeping quality. Having early access, I see how you schedule stuff out and it looks like a pain. Thank you for all your efforts and looking forward to a new year with lots of forgotten weapons, end of the month I will have some Tennessee bourbon and craft beer for you to enjoy :)
Book Review: Browning Auto-5 Shotguns
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http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons Almost as soon as the Degtyarev DP-27 was put into Soviet military service, variations were developed for aircraft (DA) and tank (DT) use. The tank pattern we have here is actually a later improved DTM model, but it shares most features with the DT. It has a collapsing stock to save space inside a vehicle, and a pistol grip in place of the more traditional DP stock and grip (the original DA and DT pistol grips would be implemented on the infantry DPM in 1944). The stock is crenelated to allow for different lengths, and these crenellations make it quite uncomfortable to use as a cheek rest, unless you put your hand between the stock and tour face. The DT/DTM also discards the barrel jacket of the DP, and instead mounts a larger round bracket to fit the ball mount of a tank. It uses a 60 round drum instead of the 47-round infantry type, and the two are not interchangeable - the tank guns can only use the smaller-but-taller tank drums. The rear sight is higher than the DP to rise above the taller drum, and the front sight is a removable unit that is not used when the gun is mounted in a vehicle. The bipod and front sight comprise the dismounted-use kit, to allow the gun to be salvaged from a disabled tank. DT machine guns were mounted in pretty much ll the early Soviet World War Two tanks, including the T-26, T-34, and KV-1. Uncomfortable stock and tall bipod aside, they are quite good guns, and were used extensively by Finns who captured them during the Winter War. I'd like to thank DriveTanks.com for giving me the opportunity to bring you their 3.7mm Pak! They have a very cool collection of armored vehicles, artillery, and machine guns available for rental in Texas; check them out: http://www.drivetanks.com Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle #36270 Tucson, AZ 85704

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User #4986679 - 9 Feb 20 07:46
Awesome. Love the Soviet goodies..
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User #900055 - 8 Feb 20 13:58
Needs a Snoopy and Woodstock sitting on the top plate of that drum. Loudest merry-go-round ever.
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User #927072 - 8 Feb 20 16:39
The bipod length may be for miserable Soviet conditions such as deep mud or snow.
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User #5641936 - 9 Feb 20 03:08
Its "U VAL DEE" . Or that's what us native have called it for last 150+ yrs. I live 30 miles north of it.
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User #2491900 - 8 Feb 20 22:47
Night vision?!?!? Comrade, we don't need any steenking night vision......
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User #6122151 - 9 Feb 20 02:54
Nice to see that the BAR was not the only gun with wingnuts on its bipod.
Antitank Rifles =/= Sniper Rifles
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http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons When talking about antitank rifles, I often hear people ask why such things were not fitted with telescopic sights and used as snipers' rifles. So today, I figured I'd take a few minutes to explain the various reasons why...starting with why Carlos Hathcock's scoped M2 Browning was not the same thing and does not apply to this question. Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle #36270 Tucson, AZ 85704

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User #5333633 - 8 Jan 20 13:09
Another point in 2020 when we have .408 cheytac, .416 barrett, and .50 bmg these are a small subset of sniper rifles. 7.62x51, .300 Win Mag, and .338 Lapua still make up the vast majority or sniper rifles.
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User #11346860 - 24 Jan 20 13:46
In more direct answer to Ian's vid, I think a lot of the "why not" can be seen in the evolution of infantry tactics & equipment. The various extreme long range & volley sights seen on the early smokeless battle rifles were more the engineer's answer to the new ammunition tech than a practical answer. The reality was that A WHOLE LOT of shooting got done inside of 200 yards, a bunch was done to 400 yards, and beyond that, not many people fired at all or bothered looking for a guy in an earth-colored uniform. Herbert McBride also answers this from the other side - when you are sniping in a WWI Western Front style environment, you're often squeezing into small spaces, or inviting counter-fire, which requires you to MOVE. McBride (a machine gunner by trade but a sniper by diversity of experience) also addresses the lack of precision in the ammo of the era - maybe you can't trust the accuracy of a single shot, but you can use a fixed machine gun, it's T&E mechanism, and an accurate map as a long range precision shotgun.
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User #2336932 - 2 Jan 20 00:14
Peter Senich delves into this arena in The Complete Book of US Sniping, citing several instances of rebarreled Boys and PTRDs. There's a humorous account of actual use by Taiwanese forces against sunbathing PRC troops on bordering islands, but ultimately construction of the rifles was an exercise in frustration and boredom.
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User #2582187 - 27 Dec 19 20:39
Nice Calamityware mug!
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ForgottenWeapons - 27 Dec 19 21:22
Good eye. :)
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User #11470409 - 27 Dec 19 23:35
Years ago in A'Stan we had a PTRD in our menagerie of firearms. Someone had cobbled a scope mount onto the left side of the gun and put some kind of 3x9 on it. I never fired it, but one guy who did said that it was no good because the recoil moved the scope on every shot and it was impossible to tighten it enough to use. I recall that part of the mount was made of brass or copper - perhaps too soft a metal for this use. I think the whole idea was to create an anti-material rifle for our local allies; almost everything they used was of Russian design.
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User #4798730 - 24 Jan 20 02:07
Well, the main role of large sniper rifles is anti-materiel work, not anti-personnel IIRC. Was there a dedicated anti-materiel precision rifle in WW2, Korea, etc?
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User #11346860 - 24 Jan 20 13:34
Maybe not "dedicated" as such, but the .30-06 armor piercing round from its various launch platforms could certainly do a lot of that work. There's a U.S. Army training film - I believe "Infantry Weapons and Their Effects" - that demonstrates a 1903-A4-equipped sniper taking out the crew of a German artillery piece, then moving on to the gun's optic, hydraulic recoil mechanism, etc...
Book Review: Weapons Mounts for Secondary Armament
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User #7512550 - 27 Dec 19 18:16
Looks cool. Ordered.
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User #13057726 - 27 Dec 19 21:04
Order my copy today. Not really a machine gun guy per say but definitely a military vehicle guy and this looks like it covers some of the more rare vehicles that were in service. Thanks for the review and for the early heads up.
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User #3632456 - 27 Dec 19 18:22
I would think that any museum worth its price of admission should have a copy.
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User #10352084 - 27 Dec 19 23:14
Cool!
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User #21026543 - 27 Dec 19 17:13
Available on ebay for around 100$. Thank you for video. I am not in position to collect such stuff but book looks amazingly well made especially when it comes to pictures. One day someone would create a digital version one way or another.
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User #825161 - 27 Dec 19 17:56
Hope you send this on to the Chieftain; he might be interested.
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User #7512550 - 6 Jan 20 19:04
Received my copy over the weekend. This book is awesome. Way more than just gun mounts, but tons of pictures and information about all sorts of things.
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User #4311742 - 4 Jan 20 23:53
Always interesting videos!
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User #21026543 - 17 Jan 20 15:24
what was the price in modern money of this gun ?
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User #2714092 - 17 Jan 20 16:20
Even though this example is in 9x19mm, my sense is that the "ET" marking might indicate usage by the Ejército de Tierra in Franco's Spanish State? Perhaps some were reconfigured or reacquired in 9mm Parabellum/Luger when Nato membership was in the offing? Hard to say. I do believe that at least some of these were sold to ROU Uruguay too. This was a very informative video. I never knew it had the Swiss-type windage adjustment, or that the barrel was removable that way, or that the magazines were not interchangeable with those of the MP40 (although the 9mm largo caliber should have made me aware of that). So I learned a lot! Bears comparisons with the Portuguese FBP-48 I think. Similar layout, plus usage of the sealed telescoping spring of the MP40 design, albeit more "M3 Grease gun" cheap to manufacture...
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User #2714092 - 17 Jan 20 16:14
These (in)famously appear in the 1966 Guerre Indochine/ Algeria film _The Lost Command_ starring Anthony Quinn as Basque Lt. Col. Pierre Raspeguy (aka. Bigeard). They are used by Viet Minh forces during the footage of Dien Bien Phu as stand ins for the variety of SMGs used by Vo Nguyen Giap's forces.
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User #2336406 - 17 Jan 20 15:08
Given that that they didn't didn't change the trigger mechanism over the 15+ years of production it seems plausible that the Spanish government might have preferred it that way.
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User #3933736 - 17 Jan 20 18:32
I purchased a Spanish magazine in the 1990's for use in an MP40 I hired for Re-enactment (We had a Section 5 Licence holder who worked with us) it worked fine, never had a jam. I always assumed it was from one of these but I don't remember it having the little insert at the back.
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User #5975205 - 17 Jan 20 16:08
This is weird, just got the notification for this now, when it posted publicly on YouTube for everyone. Methinks there was an "oops" in the matter somewhere.
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ForgottenWeapons - 17 Jan 20 17:13
I was asked to post new video notifications here on Patreon, for folks who don't get them on YouTube.
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User #19181302 - 27 Dec 19 01:53
What do you typically take with you to the range? I assume you need to take things specify for the heat and sun that I don’t need to in Ohio.
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User #378872 - 27 Dec 19 01:55
How prevalent was "Corporate Espionage" during the earliest days of firearm development?
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User #11111544 - 27 Dec 19 01:55
If the US had stuck to revolvers entering WWI, and then adopted the Remington M53 near the end of the war, thus bypassing Browning's design, would that have changed the subsequent evolution of handguns and if so in what way?
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User #3514667 - 27 Dec 19 01:52
I’m building a 100 yard range on some property I have. What unexpected things should I make sure to have?
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User #5158716 - 27 Dec 19 01:54
Pump action shotguns have proven popular and successful, as have lever action rifles. However, pump action rifles and lever action shotguns have not enjoyed the same amount of popularity. Can you provide an explanation as to why this is?
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User #5350978 - 27 Dec 19 01:53
Two questions for you, Ian. One of curiousity and one of academic interest. I have been listening to old Q&As to fill time at work. Coincidentally, on the day you and Karl announced the WWAD2020 project, I am listening to you answering a question of "if you could only have 3 guns", one of which you allude to the WWSD you were building at the time. The other two were the Hudson 9, which you hadn't shot at that point but only handled at SHOT Show, and the PKM. With what has happened with Hudson, but having now shot the Hudson 9, as well as now having had the chance to shoot the constant recoil systems of the Ultramax and Knight's LMG, would your choices remain the same? In WWI, detachable magazines were already being used, and extended magazines were being used on frontline battle rifles. By WWII, the US was trying to adapt the M1 Garand to use a BAR magazine. Considering that the BAR's magazine was already in inventory in 1936, why didn't the US adopt the M1 Garand with a detachable magazine to begin with?
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User #4384677 - 2 Jan 20 06:13
It is well-known that the specs for the M1 Garand were based upon the experience gained in the last war [WW1], and so the sealed bottom and en-bloc packet loading were requirements that JCG had to work around. His own designs during the twenties exhibited some detachable mags before those were declared "non grata" features by Ordnance...
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User #2663905 - 27 Dec 19 01:55
In your opinion, what is a small arms program that was prematurely discontinued and, later, was crash adopted (Is that thing?) when it was desperately needed.
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User #691529 - 27 Dec 19 01:50
What is one federal gun regulation that you would Thanos-snap away if you could.?
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User #4384677 - 2 Jan 20 06:09
We already know he'd dump NFA '34 in its entirety from past comments, but given having to live with that, he's given other indications that the Hughes amendment to FOPA '86 is top of his "this should go away" hit parade...
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User #25817902 - 27 Dec 19 01:55
If you could modernize any sub gun from ww2 what would it be? Hint pps43....
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User #4231119 - 27 Dec 19 01:53
Have there been firearms that have used hydraulics to actuate or operate parts of the mechanism?
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User #21259952 - 27 Dec 19 07:50
Inkunzi PAW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHbqHx3TLBE
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User #3779147 - 27 Dec 19 01:51
Will you ever do a video on the Alofs magazine?
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User #2939999 - 27 Dec 19 01:55
Hi Ian, just watched magnum force, and at one point the "evil cop" simply screws a suppressor onto his revolver....giving it's not a nagant, would this even be possible....asking for a friend
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User #4545124 - 27 Dec 19 23:47
I remember that scene, and he doesn't even screw it on, it just kind of slides over the barrel of his Colt Python revolver, and just sits there by friction. This was an inert prop made on the set for the movie, the setup seen wouldn't even stay on. Without a way to seal and stop the gasses from blasting out from the cylinder gap, a silencer would have minimal at best effect.
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User #4384677 - 2 Jan 20 06:15
What Lance said...
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User #11194863 - 27 Dec 19 01:50
Did you ever consider joining the military and if so what branch?
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User #15107459 - 27 Dec 19 01:55
Ian what is your opinion on the Taiwanese copy of the M-11 know as the T-77? With it's longer barrel and receiver, built in muzzle brake/flash hider, Uzi style sights and folding stock it really seems like a best possible option out of that family of firearms. Something else curious about it, apparently the T-77 was equiped with a quick remove barrel. The only possible reason I could think of would be special operations wanting to quickly attach and detach suppressors or other muzzle devices.
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ForgottenWeapons - 27 Dec 19 02:46
I've never seen one in person, much less fired one, so I really can't say. Sorry!
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User #25324603 - 27 Dec 19 01:50
What experience, if any, do you have with video games? I've been playing them all my life, particularly first-person shooters, and I suspect that their influence was a major factor in my love of firearms.
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User #5099240 - 27 Dec 19 01:54
My 10 year old just discovered Forgotten Weapons and loves it, but has no base of understanding. Have you ever considered doing a not-so-forgotten intro to some basic foundational info: how do triggers drop hammers, how do breaches lock, what is rifling, etc? Or do you have some suggestions of other folks who have done this?
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User #6621698 - 27 Dec 19 04:27
Ian has a series call "how does it work" that goes over several basic firearms concepts
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User #21259952 - 27 Dec 19 07:53
Fellow Youtuber Mousegunner already has two series of How Firearms Work that go into excruciating detail on the subject complete with variations on each concept, all illustrated with detailed 3D models. Find him here and scroll down: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwLwyvt-4s8BSbvNW_1RvHg
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User #5975205 - 27 Dec 19 01:56
Let's say World War II ended in 1944 in a stalemate/three-way Cold War (why is immaterial). In your opinion, would the Germans have given the STG-44 the same long-term development as the AR-15 and the AK-47? Or would it still have been discarded in favor of the roller-delayed blowback STG-45? Put another way, was the STG-44 a developmental dead-end like the P08 Luger, or did it still have somewhere to go? (Name is pronounced like "Ryan.")
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User #28440428 - 27 Dec 19 02:03
What are your thoughts on reloading? Do you reload, if so what do you reload for? To me it adds another layer of intrest to shooting especially in older guns that commercial ammo is hard to find.
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User #4384677 - 2 Jan 20 06:18
Ian has stated in some In-Range videos that he thinks reloading is great, esp. for the esoteric rarities that he regularly encounters, but that he simply has no time to pursue it.
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User #56954 - 27 Dec 19 01:56
Has anyone ever tried making a primer actuated revolver? I don't think there would be much practical advantage to this method, but I figured somebody might have tried this during the crazy early semiauto period.
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User #3805026 - 27 Dec 19 01:56
I was (re) watching one of your videos on the FG42 and noticed that the bayonet is the French flip over style. Is it vulnerable to the Good Idea Fairy in the same way as the MAS 36?
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User #4364504 - 27 Dec 19 02:14
Nope, it was the best way to meet the proposal requirements of having a bayonet and being lightweight. It just had to be there for the solicitation, didn't need to be useful.
Royal North West Mounted Police Ross Rifle & Carbine
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ForgottenWeapons - 26 Dec 19 22:57
I saw! :)
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User #15395393 - 26 Dec 19 22:45
Ian check out Centurion Auctions they have a Mas-38 & French Hotchkiss up for auction if you're interested.
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User #3479084 - 2 Feb 20 00:48
Kudos to the collector!
Apocrypha - Islay Tasting
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Merry Christmas - I'm tasting Scotch! These are the three best known Islay (ie, heavily peated) whiskys, the youngest version sold by each distillery.

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User #11913356 - 26 Dec 19 00:05
My Wife and I are drinking Laphroaig Quarter Cask and Lagavulin 16 Double Matured this evening. An Awesome end to Christmas.
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User #6931026 - 26 Dec 19 00:04
Great stuff. More of a Rye guy myself, but very informative. I really enjoy the extra ancillary topic stuff you post as well as the great FW content.
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User #9799579 - 26 Dec 19 00:25
I like this sort of content. Simple old Laphroaig 10yrs is my favorite.
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User #9132740 - 25 Dec 19 23:47
Have to admit, I've never drank whiskey, I'm a greasy beer drinking armourer, would probably hate the taste of all of these AND YET an incredibly enjoyable christmas watch, just brilliant. I'm here with some profiteroles and clementine infused double cream for my christmas dinner pud and this was just great.
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User #6203572 - 25 Dec 19 23:52
SciShow just put up a video about how adding water to booze affects flavor, and not just in a "it smooths it out" kind of way, but in a "the molecules become less attracted to alcohol and become easier to smell" vein.
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User #2868643 - 25 Dec 19 23:45
IMO the whole point of Apocrypha is for you to share with us whatever you want. Literally that; anything you want to share, because it interests you and you think it might interest us (in theory if every patron found every Apocrypha interesting, then it probably should be a FW or IRTV video instead..?). (To more directly answer the question, I personally like these vids about consumables, from drink reviews and recipes to cooking, unusual (to Americans) foods you try when overseas, etc. But I think I have at least somewhat enjoyed everything you've posted here as well.)
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User #27743541 - 25 Dec 19 23:37
After gun videos, Islay Scotch comes in a close second in my list of favorite things.
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User #3243962 - 26 Dec 19 00:18
Ian, I don't if you've tried it, but another really good Islay Scotch is Bunnahabhain. I've picked up a bottle of 18 year old from them on a trip to Scotland a few years ago, and it has become one of my favorite whiskys, being only narrowly beaten out by Glengoyne(which is a Highland scotch with no smoke to at all, producing a vastly different flavor profile from an Islay)
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User #9174270 - 26 Dec 19 00:27
So many Islay distilleries (Ardbeg, Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Kilchoman, Lagavulin, Laphroaig), so little time!
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ForgottenWeapons - 26 Dec 19 01:40
I'm slowly working my way through all the Islay whiskies...
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User #3191095 - 25 Dec 19 23:45
You will never find me averse to Islay Scotches
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User #11314748 - 25 Dec 19 23:54
I enjoyed! Just getting into Scotch and sometimes also struggle with the linguistics to pallette experience.
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User #5587992 - 25 Dec 19 23:39
Haven't had Ardbeg but out of the other two I would have to pick Laphroaig.
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User #2939999 - 25 Dec 19 23:44
Its pronounced eye-lay
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User #27743541 - 26 Dec 19 00:30
Er, you sure of that? I've always heard it was pronounced "Eye-la". https://www.islayinfo.com/islay_place_names.html
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User #2939999 - 26 Dec 19 00:33
My part of the highlands its eye-lay.....others it is eye-la
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User #27743541 - 26 Dec 19 23:11
Cool. Thanks for filling in this gap in my education :)
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User #428374 - 26 Dec 19 00:28
Solid video, and well matched to my own tastes in single malts. The Laphroig 10 year is a very good "tipple for the table" with dinner and complements a nice Maduro cigar for those that enjoy a richer flavored smoke. For your next one, consider comparing the Laphroaig Triple Wood ~$55 to the Lagavulin 16 year old at ~$70. (Costco, at least here in Silicon Valley, is a good source for Lagavulin at little less $ per bottle). I've no experience with Ardburg expressions, which makes your take on them extra useful to me. I encourage you to try some of the better rye whiskeys out there. I'm quite a fan of Lead Slinger Rye (Look for the WWII marine with a Garand on the label) which has been finding it's way into my glass frequently of late instead of a more expensive single malt. Cheers and have a most excellent 2020!
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ForgottenWeapons - 26 Dec 19 01:41
I do like rye, but have not gotten deep into it...yet. I have a bottle of Lagavulin 16, and it's my favorite so far - I will try the Triple Wood!
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User #4348761 - 26 Dec 19 00:28
I enjoy this type of content. Even tho I don't drink much scotch anymore, I still find this interesting!
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User #15844279 - 25 Dec 19 23:59
I definitely like "this sort of thing" - it adds a whole new dimension to already great "gun content".
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User #4791442 - 26 Dec 19 00:23
Nice review to watch as I sit here sipping on my most American of liquors, Applejack, after Xmas dinner.
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User #13221690 - 25 Dec 19 23:36
Love these! Perfectly captures the spirit of Apocrypha!
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User #9174270 - 26 Dec 19 00:01
From the cool and foggy eastern Washington state, I salute you, Ian, and Islay, with my glass of Lagavulin 16 yr old! I've had the Laiphroig 10 yr old and love it. Not sure if I have tried the other two. How is the eggnog doing?
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ForgottenWeapons - 26 Dec 19 01:39
The eggnog is pretty awesome, and I will talk about it on New Year's. :)
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User #670222 - 25 Dec 19 23:39
I must say, I would love to hear how the eggnogg turned out.
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ForgottenWeapons - 26 Dec 19 01:42
Sorry, I've been neglecting that! I will talk about it on New Year's.
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User #12569339 - 26 Dec 19 00:30
I must admit that the last couple of days have been something.First the hat collection,which I found enlightening,now the scotch.I bought a bottle of Dewars 12 year on Tuesday .Not being a scotch lover I am not sure what possessed me to buy it but this one isn't bad and for about 23$ it was my Christmas present to myself.Your non firearm related videos are well done and a welcome additional layer.Keep them coming
Apocrypha - Practicing for Desert Brutality
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User #3728256 - 22 Dec 19 01:19
Tell the doctor how you threw your back out... 😂
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User #2336406 - 21 Dec 19 23:11
What was the possible malfunction you were checking for?
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ForgottenWeapons - 21 Dec 19 23:18
Twice I let my support hand come back enough that the charging handle hit it when I pulled the trigger, and caused a light strike. So I recocked the handle both times. Not a problem for right-handers, but it is a unique lefty FG42 issue.
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User #825161 - 22 Dec 19 00:35
After I watched the video, the M4 video with the Chieftain pops up in the suggestion ones. I can just imagine him driving up in a tank after you just did that and in an Irish accent, "It is just easier in this."
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User #6203572 - 22 Dec 19 03:37
"I give orders and things blow up."
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User #14860881 - 22 Dec 19 10:25
It's ever so nice to see that FG42 in use. Thanks indeed to Ian and to his camera person.
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User #9745727 - 22 Dec 19 01:03
FG for the win if for nothing else style points.
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User #2491900 - 22 Dec 19 02:36
Irons and full power battle rifle=MAJOR props!
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User #2336406 - 21 Dec 19 23:10
That’s an impressively difficult stage!
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User #2582187 - 21 Dec 19 23:18
Ian, you need to stop this. I can only be so envious at one time
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User #10119856 - 22 Dec 19 00:09
Looks like mag changes for a lefty are difficult.
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ForgottenWeapons - 22 Dec 19 00:11
Yeah, definitely a PITA. Not really any worse than on the originals, though.
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User #10119856 - 22 Dec 19 00:12
You'd think that lefties weren't invented until recently with all these righty only configurations
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User #2338196 - 22 Dec 19 08:14
That's actually the case. Lefties back then were ambidextrous. My grandpa, for example, was born lefty but made ambidextrous. How? With an incredible teaching implement called "ruler". You'd get hit by it each time you used your wrong hand for anything.
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User #5470543 - 22 Dec 19 02:14
So, does this mean the Kasarda drill at DB2020 won't require going prone?
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User #4348761 - 21 Dec 19 23:11
A whole lot of FG42 goodness!!
Book Review: Walther Pistols Models 1 to PPX
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Scheduled for December 15, but you can all check it out early. And since this isn't YouTube, I can link directly to Legacy, where you can order a copy if you are so inclined:

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http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons Dieter Marschall originally published his book on Walther Pistols in German, but it was translated into English to meet demand form the collector market here in the US. This is the third English edition, expanded form previous ones. Unlike most books on Walther, this one covers all of Walther's post-war production, including both current guns like the PPQ and PPX, but also the decades of production by Manurhin as well as other unlicensed copies. This makes it quite comprehensive in scope, which is great.  The book is formatted as basically a catalog of models and variations - ideal for a collector, but a bit lacking as a book that tells the story of the pistols. Whether that is a pro or a con depends on what the reader is looking for, of course. What there can be no doubt of, however, is that it is the best value for the dollar in Walther reference material right now, with a price of $44 as of this writing. One can argue where is is better or lesser than works by Rankin and others, but it is available right now and for a very reasonable price. In my opinion, the comprehensive nature  with Manurhin in particular makes it an essential part of any Walther reference library. Available only through Legacy Collectibles - which you will have to Google to find, because YouTube does not allow direct links to sites that sell firearms. Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle #36270 Tucson, AZ 85704

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User #26415464 - 11 Dec 19 21:23
D. H. Marschall was my English teacher at school. I just found out recently that he is a gun collector :-)
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User #2375430 - 11 Dec 19 14:58
Dieter’s book is a bible for us Walther collectors. An excellent choice for your review.
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User #4384677 - 12 Dec 19 18:47
Manurhon? Qu'est que c'est? MANURHIN, s'il vous plait! ;-) [Just kidding around, don't take it too seriously... It's been over 30 years since I took French. Your pronunciation has improved leaps & bounds since the early days of FW. :-) ]
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User #10352084 - 11 Dec 19 04:03
I wish there was a library with all of the books that you have reviewed and more . That would be a place worth visiting. I I even won the lottery that would be a worthwhile endeavor. 👍😁
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User #7054782 - 11 Dec 19 02:10
Does YouTube really not even allow links to a book!?
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User #7512550 - 11 Dec 19 03:46
Only because it's a website that sells guns.
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User #4384677 - 12 Dec 19 18:42
As Ian clearly states in the vid... ;-D
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User #16504989 - 11 Dec 19 00:04
Great video, already have my copy purchased
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User #20778890 - 11 Dec 19 00:04
Thank you, every book you recommend is a winner!
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User #7092661 - 12 Dec 19 00:34
Why is Ian flipping us off for the last three minutes of the video? Or is this a protest for YouTube not allowing links to those evil gun sellers?
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User #11074734 - 11 Dec 19 16:26
Just ordered my copy, glad to have the perfect reference material for when I can afford a decent collection of Walther handguns
Apocrypha - Just in from Africa
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User #22138217 - 23 Nov 19 13:12
Will you be making a longer video/series of videos on these? Seems absolutely fascinating.
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User #9079685 - 23 Nov 19 00:33
Damn... a Czech 98? Looks like I'll be needing one of those.
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User #8667068 - 25 Nov 19 10:54
Such shipments, especially dirty from Africa, should be processed through ultraviolet light at the very least. Who knows what unknown microbe still lives in the dirt.
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User #22138217 - 25 Nov 19 11:25
Same as in any dirt. It's just Africa, not some alien planet.
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User #3728256 - 23 Nov 19 05:52
Oh great... We just got a HUGE shipment in. How are we going to unpack all these rifles... 😔.. Wait, I know! Picks up phone and dials Ian.... 😆
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User #4348761 - 22 Nov 19 23:40
Wouldn't it be neat to find some 1893 pattern Boer Mausers hiding in the bottom of one of the boxes....
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User #21206454 - 22 Nov 19 23:11
What would be the average value of one of these
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ForgottenWeapons - 22 Nov 19 23:12
I honestly have no idea...never seen one around before, but the condition here is, as you can see, not perfect.
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User #21206454 - 22 Nov 19 23:16
Just wondering, are you going to be doing a video of the history of these rifles?
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User #13020863 - 22 Nov 19 23:09
I have wondered about this, a very informative 3 minutes haha.
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User #22330283 - 22 Nov 19 23:07
So, is that dirt like the African version of Cosmoline?
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User #5642470 - 22 Nov 19 23:26
Ian hold onto anything portuguese for me!!!!!!!! Oh fyi, I got the vergueiro for you ready to go, sorry taken so long I been on travel for work
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User #2939999 - 22 Nov 19 23:08
I'm sure they dragged ian in kicking and screaming lol
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User #13062562 - 22 Nov 19 23:05
Outstanding video! I wonder how long before they're for sale? Will they sell them directly or distribute to other sellers?
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ForgottenWeapons - 22 Nov 19 23:08
Not sure on the time frame. The first ones will be through distributors, but IO plans to sell some directly as well.
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User #6203572 - 22 Nov 19 23:29
Oversize trigger guard, for when you're wearing thick, heavy gloves. In Africa. Clearly these were meant for the Mt. Kilimanjaro Guard.
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User #4130809 - 23 Nov 19 04:36
the czechs are always so thoughtful.
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User #5730684 - 23 Nov 19 22:18
I volunteer for this onerous task!
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User #142687 - 23 Nov 19 18:33
There's enough African dirt there for it to be its own entry on the import ledger...
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User #43479 - 26 Nov 19 03:23
They’re lucky those rifles didn’t get checked by customs with all that dirt on them. That ain’t kosher.
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User #25192763 - 22 Nov 19 23:04
Any serious oddities that may make it to video that you are willing to hint at or share out right?
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ForgottenWeapons - 22 Nov 19 23:09
I have to wait and let the videos speak for themselves, sorry - not exactly sure how much I am allowed to say right now. I want to make sure I stay in their good graces to be invited back for more filming as more of the guns arrive in the US.
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User #25192763 - 22 Nov 19 23:11
Makes sense. Thanks for the reply!!
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User #9799579 - 22 Nov 19 23:19
Can you where in Africa exactly they came from? You mentioned Ethiopia, are they all Ethiopian?
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User #7212189 - 22 Nov 19 23:36
trying to resist renewing my C&R--i thought i was going to go bankrupt when i had it
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User #2582187 - 22 Nov 19 23:04
Looks like an awesome time
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User #4130809 - 23 Nov 19 04:33
Ethiopian mauser? just what every mauser-head needs!
Q&A with Nick Moran, maybe? 2019-11-12T16:34:08+00:00

I will do doing some collaborative video with Nick Moran, aka the Chieftain (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheChieftainWoT) next week. If I were to sit him down for a Q&A session, what would you want me to ask him?

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User #10119856 - 12 Nov 19 16:41
What is the best/your favorite tank mounted mg?
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User #25589882 - 12 Nov 19 16:41
The link to his channel seems to be broken.
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User #3591881 - 12 Nov 19 16:44
Best and Worst of armored machine-gun carriers? I'm talking things like the M3 scout car, the Italian armored cars, the humble HMMWV, that sort of thing. Who got it right and who got it absolutely wrong?
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User #10119856 - 12 Nov 19 16:41
Hull mounted, coaxial, top mounted, which machine gun mount location is the most effective.
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User #2340150 - 12 Nov 19 16:36
Was the M4A3E2 "Jumbo" Sherman ever used?
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User #2723974 - 12 Nov 19 17:14
Chieftain actually has a very recent video on the topic https://youtu.be/kCqMzzU5gB0
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User #20539730 - 12 Nov 19 16:41
Ask him to elaborate on his military career in the Irish army and what effect has it had on him. I am Irish by the way.
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User #13041397 - 12 Nov 19 16:41
Is the MG on the Abrams used as a point aim weapon or does it beat up/supress a given area? Question is about the coax and .50.
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User #6909315 - 12 Nov 19 16:44
Do you know of any footage of the sounds inside a tank when it is getting peppered with machine guns rounds? I'd love to hear what the sound of invincibility is like.
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User #13041397 - 12 Nov 19 16:44
Heard the Panzer arm taught gunners to shoot first shot short and walk second round in. Is that correct?What was the American practice with gunnery for the main gun? What was the British?
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User #6354370 - 12 Nov 19 16:38
What developments are coming out now with tank machine guns? What are the current trends to modernize them for today’s tanks?
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User #4176028 - 12 Nov 19 16:37
This Sounds realy cool!!!
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User #5615815 - 12 Nov 19 16:45
Abrams or challenger?
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User #4177847 - 12 Nov 19 16:40
Have there been any real innovations in vehicle based machine guns since WW2 that might one day work for all machine guns.
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User #13041397 - 12 Nov 19 16:42
Heard the standard practice for the Panzer arm was to set the sights at 800 meters for the main gun (late war) as the weapon had no noticeable drop in that distance and it became a point and shoot weapon. Is that true?
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User #8887872 - 12 Nov 19 16:35
If barrel length does not dramatically affect precision, shouldn't tanks machine guns use snubby short barrels?
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User #9794311 - 12 Nov 19 16:44
OMFG! My two favorite YouTubers together (missed you in KC when I was deployed)! I might have several dozen questions but I'll start with these related ones. Does he think the 25mm on the Bradley is still viable? Does the TOW missile need to be replaced on the vehicle?
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User #4348761 - 12 Nov 19 16:37
What is, or was, the best hull mounted MG.
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User #5681159 - 12 Nov 19 16:37
I would like to know more about the failure of the M85 machine gun, and his opinion of the M231 port firing weapon because it will no doubt be hilarious.
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User #2494287 - 12 Nov 19 16:38
Bullpups/Compact weapon platforms: Useful for mounted soldiers, and to what degree?
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User #4364889 - 12 Nov 19 16:37
You are a tanker in ww2. Ignoring which military or tank you are serving in, what weapon would you carry for self defense and getting in and out of your vehicle?
Apocrypha - Salt Bush
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User #523680 - 11 Nov 19 16:48
The background giggling at your disgust is the best.
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User #4130809 - 13 Nov 19 02:26
if its pre-columbian food you want, better to go to the valle de mexico; beans, maza, peppers thank you very much.
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User #765109 - 13 Nov 19 04:31
hell, I'd try it
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User #12719946 - 11 Nov 19 20:06
Doggo gets the saltbush porridge?
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ForgottenWeapons - 11 Nov 19 20:26
Doggo don't want that!
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User #4828530 - 12 Nov 19 12:46
Dhrama has good taste. :D
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User #5642470 - 11 Nov 19 16:23
Thank you ian, I love this sort of stuff. I really want to try some salt bush now even watching you suffer I have to try
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User #4829731 - 11 Nov 19 18:17
What is the name of that native american cooking book and is book any good even though food is pooring
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ForgottenWeapons - 11 Nov 19 19:34
I don't recall, sorry.
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User #2491900 - 11 Nov 19 17:21
"No, just no!"..... I agree!
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User #2338483 - 11 Nov 19 16:24
Good thing you didn't like the taste, Ian. Eating too much saltbush can cause oxalate poisoning.
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User #3191095 - 11 Nov 19 18:33
Akin to eating the leaves or roots of rhubarb?
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User #2338483 - 11 Nov 19 20:29
Don't have the answer to that. Eating rhubarb leaves can be fatal to humans; this happened in the UK during WWII when some idiotic government official, in response to food shortages, espoused the consumption of ALL the rhubarb plant.
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User #26512134 - 11 Nov 19 17:33
Was it eaten just like that? Like with some meat with it or other stuff growing around?
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User #5610815 - 11 Nov 19 16:21
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I wouldn’t think any original Native North American dish would taste good with out spices from Europe or Asia. Edit: Joel is very much correct. When I posted, I was think more of my region (upper Midwest).
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User #23420120 - 11 Nov 19 16:43
The Hopi Zuni Navaho and Pueblo tribes all had access to chili peppers. Cayenne is in fact a tupi word. The Chiltepin grows wild in the southwest so being agrarian is also not required. in the agrarian southwestern tribes you could probably do ok on your diet with tomatoes, various forms of beans, maize and peppers. on the herb size you have bay, mint, tarragon, sage and juniper.
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User #5876676 - 11 Nov 19 17:18
Yeah, you're wrong. There is nothing magical about European and Asian spices and many of what you think are from the old world, actually came from the new. The Natives of the Americas would have had a wide range of seasonings and evolved cooking techniques to produce tasty dishes
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User #544696 - 12 Nov 19 01:45
Yeah, I often wonder what Italian cuisine was like before tomatoes were brought back from the Americas?
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User #2582187 - 11 Nov 19 16:19
hunger is the best sauce
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User #6203572 - 11 Nov 19 16:30
and that's why maize was domesticated, because that sort of thing was the alternative
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User #2337827 - 11 Nov 19 16:22
Aspinshaw's Martini-Henry on the horizon, I presume?
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ForgottenWeapons - 11 Nov 19 18:13
Yep!
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User #21871883 - 11 Nov 19 16:38
I don't hear a vent fan over your Gas cook top, If You are breathing Carbon Monoxide any time you burn a fossil fuel. It must be vented to out side., Enjoy your videos/history.
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User #8529796 - 11 Nov 19 18:30
If you have complete combustion, as in the stove here, there's gonna be no carbon monoxide, it's all gonna be carbon dioxide. And yes, that'll kill you too, but dosage, you know? It's not like we all topple over whenever we pop open a fizzy drink. :P
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User #21871883 - 11 Nov 19 22:57
Almost true as there is No such a thing as 100% combustion from a gas cook top,All fossil fuels have moister in them that carries hydro carbons into the atmosphere. , I know the salesman will tell you so but he is full of ****. If you are old enough to remember gas space heaters in homes. Great cancer makers. Natural gas, LPG tech/Inspector for 40 + years. Later.
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User #5314630 - 11 Nov 19 23:41
I did have about 6 open combustion gas heaters in my house in the 70's but the house was 'breezy' and never a problem.
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User #9467687 - 12 Nov 19 02:22
A properly operating natural gas stove burner with a pot on it, will generally give off less then 10ppm CO. I'm an HVAC tech with a proper CO meter and I've actually checked it at multiple houses when I detect CO in the air. As long as you aren't cooking all day without any ventilation you are ok. If you are running burners for long periods like when canning, definitely crack a window and kick on an exhaust fan.
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User #5705323 - 11 Nov 19 18:49
I guess that's "Mrs Ian" actually doing the cooking - unless Ian has taken to wearing a very fetching shade of nail varnish! Also, unless the guide also mentioned how you cook this kind of thing, you want to be a bit careful about cooking native foods without recipies. I might be preaching to the choir here, but there are plants that are eaten by native peoples, which are toxic unless prepared in exactly the right way and that will kill an unwitting non-native because they don't know how to properly prepare the food before eating it.
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User #6203572 - 11 Nov 19 21:14
There was a Primitive Technology video where he shows how to prepare some kind of nut, which iirc involved roasting them, cutting into thin slices, then soaking in running water for a week; otherwise they'll make you sick. But that's Australia, where everything is trying to kill you.
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User #2868643 - 11 Nov 19 22:17
Yep, there are more plants like that than most people know...all of which make me wonder "how the f*ck did people figure out how to eat it without dying?" A good example is cassava, which is a major source of carbs for a good part of the world, which contains cyanide that you have to process out of it first. Also - although I cannot tell you the name of it (it *might* have actually been cassava, but I don't think so) - when my grandmother was a small girl she was stuck on a Japanese-garrisoned island during WWII, where the troops basically forced the locals to farm food for them while leaving the civilians to starve. My great-grandmother managed to keep my grandma and her younger sister alive by collecting a supposedly inedible local root/tuber of some sort, leaving it to soak in a stream for a long time, after which it could be cooked and eaten, although even then it apparently gave them all a stomach ache...but it kept them alive, and from my grandma's limited childhood memory of the time, she thinks it may have been the only reason why her and her sister lived through the ordeal, as she cannot remember there being any other children there when the Japanese soldiers finally left (and/or the Americans captured the island; IIRC she doesn't know which of the two it was).
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User #5705323 - 11 Nov 19 22:37
Yeah, I once asked a Maori who was showing a party of us around the same question. This was about a local plant that if you DIDN'T boil it up at least half a dozen times (or possibly more), replacing the water each time, it was still toxic enough to kill the unwary if they ate enough of it, but would suddenly become edible once the requisite number of boilings had been completed. He wasn't sure how the requisite number of bolings was reached, but guessed it was fed to the dogs until they stopped dying...!
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User #10419694 - 11 Nov 19 17:34
Probably mixed it with Peyote...
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User #5876676 - 13 Nov 19 03:48
They probably ground it a bit and tossed it in the air to winnow out the fibrous petal that's just there to catch the wind. There's probably a small seed inside and that's what would have the nutritional value.
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User #2939999 - 11 Nov 19 18:15
Ian announces new book....forgotten weapons does forgotten recipes
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User #4756441 - 12 Nov 19 00:25
Apparently the real trick is to graze your sheep on it. It adds vitamin E which improves the meat quality
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User #544696 - 12 Nov 19 01:50
I don't know whether it improved the meat quality, but I spent too much of my life chasing sheep around saltbush (Australian version) to ever want to eat the stuff. It's very hardy and will keep sheep alive in very arid conditions (as long as they have a decent water supply). One fact we discovered after transitioning from horse to motorbike is that saltbush was murder on motorcycle tyres.
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User #3594576 - 12 Nov 19 01:16
You are a brave man! Thank you for taking one for the team!
Apocrypha - Vang Comp Unboxing
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User #8979879 - 7 Nov 19 06:50
You mention Remington having the NA and SA rights to produce the gun, but Savage also produced them. While thats well known the information on them i've seen is quite poor and as I have a "Springfield" 745b i'd like to learn more. Any recommendations on where to look for more info on the Savage "A5" aka the 720, 745, 745b series shotguns?
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User #2929732 - 6 Nov 19 21:41
One layer of packaging at a time, it this what a gun nerd's strip tease looks like? Haha
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User #10119856 - 6 Nov 19 01:20
will we see a 2 gun video with that?
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ForgottenWeapons - 6 Nov 19 01:25
I would love to, if we have another shotgun/pistol match
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User #10119856 - 6 Nov 19 01:34
Would be cool to have you and Karl run the stages twice to show any advantage/disadvantage between pump and auto loaders
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User #4384677 - 6 Nov 19 07:51
Make. It. Happen! ;-)
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User #5672482 - 6 Nov 19 01:31
Love shotguns
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User #2410397 - 6 Nov 19 01:24
Very cool!
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User #9794311 - 6 Nov 19 14:32
Awesome. And I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who does that style of unpacking! Now when will it be mud tested?!?!
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User #18105999 - 6 Nov 19 01:31
Here we see the iron become the big Iron.
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User #3356799 - 6 Nov 19 19:43
That is very cool, Ian. It's always cool when you can create something you really want.
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User #4677945 - 6 Nov 19 01:20
That is one sweet weapon.
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User #5279314 - 6 Nov 19 02:49
Cool shotgun ! Please consider a different camera angle when wearing shorts.
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User #3728256 - 6 Nov 19 02:57
Hey! A gun unboxing and a free show all in one video. You couldn’t ask for more... 😂🤣😅
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User #3779147 - 6 Nov 19 01:19
Well, that's just the coolest darn thing I've seen all week
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User #5975205 - 6 Nov 19 01:41
The jaunty dog plume going past at about 0:12-0:14 adds something to the video.
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User #4642503 - 6 Nov 19 09:30
neat, I did a double take on the video title, I thought you rarely engaged with shottys, so I was excited as it was either going to be super weird or rare
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User #9093814 - 6 Nov 19 02:03
...That's one of the coolest shotguns I've seen. That's beautiful. The way the foregrip covers the entire magazine just looks amazing.
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User #4384677 - 6 Nov 19 07:56
After watching Mark's rehab of an Auto5 on Anvil, I finally learned why the one Auto-5 I'd ever shot had been such a miserable !@#$#$@ for nasty recoil; now I'm no longer categorically opposed to them as I once was, as long as they've been maintained properly & you have the correct loads. But for all their historicity, I'd still rather have a modern gas-driven shotty w/o the humpback...
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User #7242877 - 6 Nov 19 19:38
Sweet! You need to get some video of shooting it now. I love the Auto 5, I have the Magnum I kept stock and a Light 12 that I cut down, added a +2 Choate mag extension and turned into a legal length Whippet. Tons of fun!
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User #6203572 - 6 Nov 19 03:01
I'm happy you are enthusiastic about your shotgun, because I finally got to head out and put a box of SuperX slugs through my Mossberg, and I might feel the same way once the bruise heals.
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User #2868643 - 6 Nov 19 01:52
I normally only like the sort of shotguns that totally don't look like a shotgun at first glance, but damn - that's beautiful in its strange combination of uniqueness and simplicity! I'd totally rock that over anything I've seen a pro run at a 3-gun, that's for sure!
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User #3275870 - 6 Nov 19 20:38
So what are some of your impractical shotguns?
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ForgottenWeapons - 6 Nov 19 20:42
A couple Martini-Greener types, a Philippine homemade thing, the Alofs (yes, I promise I really will do a video on that one eventually), and a really grungy Union that I gave to Othais.
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User #2939999 - 6 Nov 19 01:15
That looks fab Ian
Q&A Time! 2019-11-03T19:59:13+00:00

That time again - what questions would you like me to tackle?

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User #11134701 - 3 Nov 19 20:04
How come "striker fire" systems are popular in handguns and Bolt action rifles and semi auto rifles are virtually all internal hammer fired.
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User #786010 - 3 Nov 19 20:03
What's your preference for style of whisky, I myself like quite peaty scotch.
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User #19465162 - 3 Nov 19 20:02
Ill ask again Military small arm that should have died out long before it did.
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User #8297722 - 3 Nov 19 20:04
As a left handed shooter I’m curious, but do you follow one general technique for firing bolt action rifles or do you adjust your technique depending on the specific bolt action (ie shooting a straight bolt vs a turned bolt vs a straight pull)?
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User #3282243 - 3 Nov 19 20:03
Something I've always wondered, what ever happened to starter tabs on machine gun belts. We saw them up until WWII but then they seemed to fall out of favor. Is there any reasoning to this? It would seem easier and faster to reload a belt-fed gun using a starter tab rather than having to open a top cover and place the belt in the gun.
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User #9132740 - 3 Nov 19 20:03
The trial guns and ammunition for the NGSW program have been revealed, do you think any of them have merit and if the US does adopt a new calibre will the French regret those HK416s?
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User #3299447 - 3 Nov 19 20:07
and the Romanian the Beretta 160? and the Ungarian the CZ bren 806? and the Polish the SMBS/grot? and the....
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User #9081846 - 3 Nov 19 20:02
I have three questions and they’ve been bugging me for a while Why were there so few 380 acp military handguns compared to 32? Would a fluted chamber have been a better bandaid in the pedersen rifle than the wax lubricated ammunition? What do you know about the vollmer m35/III I’m having a lot of trouble finding any information on how it works?
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User #4384677 - 3 Nov 19 23:45
Q1: Because by the time the .380 was a thing, the 9mmP was already there. Meanwhile, the .32acp punches above its weight, so once the military guys figured out that .32acp isn't adequate, why waste time on .380? Q2: Yes. Q3: I hope Ian picks this for inclusion!
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User #4544942 - 18 Nov 19 02:13
Q2: Considering how thin the "chamber filler" was, would fluting have fit without making it too fragile?
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User #9081846 - 18 Nov 19 07:05
I’m not sure what you’re referring to with the “chamber filler”
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User #9416611 - 3 Nov 19 20:01
Sight configurations; we seem to have settled on Hk, AR and AK as the main types, what are other forgotten sights you find cool?
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User #8887872 - 3 Nov 19 20:04
Do you generally keep up with the firearm's industry and if so, are there currently some cool gadgets or accessories that get you excited?
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User #4105558 - 3 Nov 19 20:03
In an InRange Q&A, you and Karl said that you tried to do a .22 2GACM but the guns were too unreliable. Are .22 unreliable do to the ammo or something inherent to the gun designs? Seems that simple blowback works fine for more powerful cartridges.
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User #4384677 - 3 Nov 19 23:48
Rimfire ammo. I believe he also opined that they didn't want to invest in reactive targets that would only be usable w/ 22lr, and the 22lr can't drive the reactive targets for larger calibers...
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User #25324603 - 3 Nov 19 20:01
I'm sure you get this a lot, but I have yet to have come across an answer myself. What inspired your magnificent choice of facial hair? I find it unique in the most positive way, keep up the fantastic content.
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User #7836483 - 3 Nov 19 20:01
Which platform do you think is the more modular? The AK or the AR15? And which do you think will stick around the longest in one shape or form?
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User #8378153 - 3 Nov 19 20:02
Does the ATF maintain a firearms collection (reference sample or otherwise), and is there any info out there on how big it is or what it contains? Is there any chance of you filming videos with their collection?
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User #3299447 - 3 Nov 19 20:04
i saw a great video in wicth you've IPSC tested the colt Shanghai Municipal Police Colt 1908 and i think this was a GREAT idea, the question is: will there be more? maybe we, the patreon supporters could help you choose the next 'old school' firearm to test? les us know what do you think...
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User #8870315 - 3 Nov 19 20:04
Thoughts and opinions on the 6.8 hybrid ammo and rifles that the military is looking at
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User #5602511 - 3 Nov 19 20:06
2nd time question: When looking at the power of the ammunition of rifles and pistols from the perspective of the weapon’s weight, how light is too light? Is there an objective way of measuring this? Thank you and keep up the great work!
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User #4384677 - 3 Nov 19 23:50
How much recoil can be tolerated?
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User #428374 - 3 Nov 19 20:05
Are there any references/books on how firearms have driven the steel and metal industries development for more durable and robust alloys? Consider the technology and engineering advances going from mild steel barrels made by twisting rods together and hammer forging them together to todays’s carbon fiber AR barrels.
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User #5183851 - 4 Nov 19 15:50
"Fighting Iron - A Metals Handbook for Arms Collectors" by Art Gogan
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User #428374 - 4 Nov 19 16:38
Fantastic, thank you!
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User #5642470 - 3 Nov 19 20:05
I am a machinist, where I work I am actually needed to be more of a toolmaker and mechanic than simply making chips. I have found that by learning more about all of the mechanical developments in firearms I can sometimes pick up on certain mechanical principles and apply them to my work. Would you say that your understanding of mechanics has improved simply by studying firearms?
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User #8522697 - 3 Nov 19 20:01
Are the rules for the BUG matches you have been shooting lately available publicly like the 2GACM rules are?
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User #3779147 - 3 Nov 19 20:02
Do you have any idea how many guns Fireplace Guy actually has?
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User #5610815 - 3 Nov 19 20:32
With a little bit of detective work, it’s pretty easy to figure out who he is.
Apocrypha - B.U.G. Match
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User #14733394 - 3 Nov 19 02:41
Please correct my naivete, but don't all pistols fall into the BUG category? I think I heard you and/or Karl mention pistols are meant to be a way to fight to your longarm, or if your primary is significantly larger than a rifle- ie artillery, horse.
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User #8208125 - 3 Nov 19 04:12
Back up gun or BUG is an IDPA class for guns with barrels less than 3.5" in semi-auto, or 2.5" in revolver, in .380 Auto or .38 SPL or larger calibers, and the dimensions of the guns have to be less than 6.5" x 4 5/8" x 1 3/8", with a maximum unloaded weight of 26oz. Essentially Colt Mustangs, PPKs, S&W J Frames, Ruger LCPs and LCRs.
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ForgottenWeapons - 3 Nov 19 12:21
For clarity, the match here is not affiliated with IDPA, and doesn't use IDPA rules.
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User #2582187 - 2 Nov 19 20:04
That is pretty awesome
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User #8529796 - 3 Nov 19 14:26
I'm loving this idea!
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User #2525299 - 3 Nov 19 18:03
Great idea! I'm really looking forward to these videos.
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User #4829731 - 2 Nov 19 23:31
Are you doing these on forgotten weapons or inrange. I ask cause it's intresting to see you and karl shooting together and talking about matches
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ForgottenWeapons - 2 Nov 19 23:38
These are just me, on FW.
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User #8105683 - 2 Nov 19 20:16
This is why you get my money.
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User #9849196 - 2 Nov 19 20:13
That is a really great idea! But something's wrong here... 😱 You're not wearing French camo!
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User #3594576 - 3 Nov 19 03:06
I have a 1908. It is a very cool gun and interesting to shoot. The feel of the gun is nice, I heard it called “Like a bar of soap” very rounded off. It was a carry or pocket gun so it makes sense. Really interested in seeing a whole video. Keep up the good work.
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User #2410397 - 4 Nov 19 01:18
Very cool idea. Like this!
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User #2868643 - 2 Nov 19 21:24
I wonder if there's a minimum caliber, and if you are allowed to actually back away from the targets a certain distance; because if the answers are "no" and "yes" then I'd totally bring my .410 Bond Arms derringer, loaded with #9 shot, and shoot one barrel at each of whatever two points in space seem to be the "center of mass" of as many of the stage targets as possible...
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ForgottenWeapons - 2 Nov 19 21:28
There's no minimum caliber (one person today had a .22), but shot is not allowed.
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User #2868643 - 2 Nov 19 21:34
Booo. Well, so much for that (horrible) idea...
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User #5610815 - 2 Nov 19 23:28
One of the main reasons that I started donating to Forgotten Weapons and InRange, is when I saw the video of you shooting a match with a Roth-Steyr. Thank you for continuing this type of content!
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User #3841382 - 4 Nov 19 06:06
I like these a lot!
Apocrypha - St Etienne Cocktail
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User #5254602 - 30 Oct 19 02:02
à votre santé
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User #3728256 - 30 Oct 19 07:24
Wait a minute.... I seem to a remember a video you made not so long ago ranting about recipes with specialty alcohol and/or spirits that your average person wouldn’t have. Now you go and post a video with not only a specialty coffee liqueur but a “smoked nougat syrup” wtf, man!!! 😆. oh and congratulations on the printing of your new book.
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User #5658490 - 2 Nov 19 20:34
Forgotten Cocktails. You could have a neat side gig with it.
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User #2348483 - 30 Oct 19 19:26
Sounds like a tasty cocktail. Personally I'm waiting for a recipe featuring dandelion gopher reduction!
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User #3779147 - 30 Oct 19 01:45
Just ordered a bottle of that Mr Black for myself. Old Town Tequila seems to have it at a reasonable price
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ForgottenWeapons - 30 Oct 19 01:57
Yeah, it's not expensive, just a bit tricky to source.
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User #13062562 - 30 Oct 19 11:58
Especially if you live in a state that doesn't allow the sale of alcohol online or through the mail. ☹️ Oh well, maybe I'll find it on my next out-of-state trip.
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User #7212189 - 17 Oct 19 20:56
gumby gun
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User #2540083 - 17 Oct 19 21:55
Prime example of why I love forgotten weapons :)
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User #16235013 - 17 Oct 19 21:27
Guns can have peyronie’s disease? Nice to know.
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User #6203572 - 17 Oct 19 20:14
oh, that wascally wabbit
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User #7242877 - 17 Oct 19 21:21
I bet it makes interesting patterns...
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User #19531685 - 17 Oct 19 20:17
Reminds me of the Krummlauf STG44. I imagine this is not as much of a problem for shotguns as it is for rifles because there are usually spherical projectiles much smaller than the bore. But I would love to hear Ians opinion on this in the upcoming video.
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User #4130809 - 18 Oct 19 02:19
I don't think a longer barrel does anything for a shotgun ballistically. the only reason for longer barrels is to give balance on the muzzle end for a smooth swing when tracking clays or birds. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
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User #8529796 - 18 Oct 19 11:47
There seem to be a relatively small gain in muzzle velocity from longer barrels( with an empirical 9% gain from 16 inches more, that is, the difference between a 20 and a 36 inch barrel, using the same choke and the same ammo), and there seem to be some evidence that choke is more important to pattern than barrel length( with an empirical difference of anywhere between 3% and 15%, depending on shot-size and powder load between a 20 inch and a 36inch barrel), even though the longer barrel does seem to pattern ever so slightly looser. Best "correction" ever! :D EDIT: I have no credentials as a researcher, and I have only a few sources, so probably take this with a little more than just a grain of salt, mmmkay? :P
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User #4130809 - 18 Oct 19 14:34
ok thanks for some data. I think my point still mostly stands though. A typical 28" barrel will have only 4.5% velocity gain, so the main benefit of a longer barrel is balance and thus a bullpup is one of those "missing the point/solution to a problem which doesn't exist" type of things.
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User #8529796 - 18 Oct 19 17:47
I absolutely agree. Maybe the reasoning is as simple as "I like bullpups, and I can, so I will."
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User #4130809 - 19 Oct 19 16:47
that's always a good reason in itself. 😉
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User #2337293 - 17 Oct 19 20:20
O wow this needs to be taken apart.
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User #427401 - 17 Oct 19 20:15
I'm in no position to judge, but why? That's really cool, but why?
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User #4384677 - 20 Oct 19 01:49
Somebody bent the barrels on their over-under & the inventor got the broken gun for free... ;-)
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User #786010 - 18 Oct 19 08:45
That's freaking awesome.
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User #8269538 - 17 Oct 19 23:44
That bend is right under your cheek weld and face ... risky business if the barrel material isn't up to snuff!
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User #25324603 - 17 Oct 19 20:17
That's an appropriate caption
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User #4364926 - 17 Oct 19 20:15
Totally radical
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User #9794311 - 17 Oct 19 20:29
It looks like those barrels would have to get pretty out of shape and thin to make it through the stock...I wonder how safe it is.
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User #2868643 - 17 Oct 19 20:53
Shotgun barrels don't have to be very thick as they don't have to contain much pressure, and although the bend would probably increase that pressure somewhat, it would be easy enough to thicken the barrels (especially in the area where the bend is) to make it a non-issue. (Granted, how the barrels were actually bent is a different matter, but as long as that process didn't weaken them in theory this gun would work just fine firing shot; I'd personally steer clear of slugs, though...)
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User #24241874 - 17 Oct 19 21:01
Shotguns run on very low pressure, SAAMI spec is less than 12,000psi for 12 gauge 2 3/4" proofed at 20,000psi. Prior to steel shot and the velocity wars with duck loads pressures were even lower. So it's... probably safe with the ammunition it was intended for. What concerns me more is the potential for bore obstructions and the impossibility of seeing them.
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User #2868643 - 17 Oct 19 22:02
"What concerns me more is the potential for bore obstructions and the impossibility of seeing them." Good point! On the other hand, from what I could tell (through the unfocused camera) it looked like light was still visible from either end of the barrel, plus the curve doesn't look that steep or for that long of a distance, so I'd wager that you could see an obstruction from one end or the other. (Granted, you've then got a shotgun muzzle pointed at your eye, but if you couldn't see anything from the chamber-end, you could always shine a flashlight down the barrel and compare the "light cone" coming out the muzzle-end to that of the other barrel, which should be noticeably different if there is an obstruction of some sort that is big/bad enough to pose a danger, and that *did not* stem from some sort of definitely noticeable malfunction/issue that occurred while you were firing the gun.)
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User #13911394 - 18 Oct 19 13:23
Stanislao - indeed bore obstructions are a concern in shotguns. Way back 25 years ago there used to be a gun shop in Spokane, WA called the Gunatorium which had all sorts of firearm bits and pieces both for sale and display. One rack was, as I recall from foggy memory, at least 3 dozen shotgun barrels blown up in different spots. All appeared to have failed because a wad stuck on the previous shot. Anyway, some ideas might be best tried by others thanks and I believe this would be one of those!
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User #3591881 - 30 Oct 19 21:59
Well, the creator did chamber it for 3" 10 gauge shells, so he must have some confidence in the action
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User #5591383 - 17 Oct 19 20:46
. . . and a bullpup to boot so it's a potentially unsafe gun where you press head up against the chambers!
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User #4545124 - 22 Oct 19 02:53
The chambers are probably the strongest parts of those barrels, I'd be more worried about where it bends.
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User #3964080 - 20 Oct 19 02:36
On a scale of 1-10 how badly do you want to see slugs through this?
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User #9799579 - 3 Nov 19 20:31
Can we expect a shooting video for this one?
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User #2939999 - 17 Oct 19 20:19
As you do...
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User #13221690 - 17 Oct 19 20:15
Do you think the curvature of the barrels would deform shot cups and affect shot pattern, or is it gentle enough that it may not cause issues?
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User #2868643 - 17 Oct 19 21:10
It looked like the front of the barrel was straight for a good distance after the bend, so I'd wager that the wadding and shot cup would stabilize enough during that final stretch that it wouldn't have any appreciable effect on the pattern. (Plus there are other possible things to take into account, such as if the barrels have something other than a cylinder bore/choke or - and I'm *really* interested to know this, although I doubt Ian will have been able to measure it - the chance that the barrels either 1) "open up" a little in the area where the bend occurs, 2) end up *reducing* in diameter/becoming a sort of "internal choke" where the bend occurs (as I think would naturally happen as part of the bending process..?), and/or 3) *start* with a slightly increased bore diameter leading up to the bend.) ...sigh; I wish I had the money to buy this thing and figure it all out myself! :-/
Book Review: French Tanks of the Great War
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Available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/32a369F Having recently finished guiding a WW1 battlefield tour in France and Belgium, I found myself curious to learn more about the details of French tank development and service. We are used to seeing and hearing about the British tanks, but it was actually the French Renault FT-17 light tank that would set the future of modern tank development. The book I found was Tim Gale's "French Tanks in the Great War"; a history of both the development and combat use of the three models that saw French service (the Schneider, the St. Chamond, and the FT-17). The developmental story is not really technical in this book - it is focused instead on the logistic and organizational development of the tank service (the "Special Artillery"). The technical development is covered, but not in much detail. Where the book is loaded with detail is in the combat history of the tanks. From the Nivelle Offensive in 1917 through the end of the war, Gale describes the actions of the tank units deployed to each major unit. This information comes form the original after-action reports of the French military archives, and is loaded with details, often down to the actions of individual tanks. What we see from this is a very interesting evolution of French tank doctrine, from a shaky start when no-one had any experience in the employment of tanks (and when a poor performance could have jeopardized their whole existence) to the fall or 1918 when the art of tank employment (which was really the art of combined arms operation, including infantry, tanks, aircraft, and artillery together) was really coalescing as a proven doctrine. The ties to small arms are  a bit slim, but the book does discuss German anti-tank weaponry and tactics, including the deployment in 1918 of the tankgewehr AT rifles. In my opinion, the understanding of tanks is essential to a proper well-rounded understanding of the First World War, but this is definitely not a book heavy on small arms information. For the price, though (around $20 on Amazon at the time of this writing), it is a wealth of information and I would definitely recommend it. http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle #36270 Tucson, AZ 85704

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User #4742903 - 12 Oct 19 02:08
Just curious if you've talked with Nicholas Moran aka The Chieftain about books to read on the subject. I think he said he's talked with you before. I watch Inside the Hatch like I watch your videos, everytime one of them is posted I watch it.
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User #825161 - 12 Oct 19 02:51
Like two ships that pass in the night at Rock Island Auction...
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User #5727394 - 12 Oct 19 02:59
Chieftain / McCollum crossover would be fun.
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User #5956839 - 12 Oct 19 03:55
When Ian and Moran were at an auction house, they both spoke about doing some sort of collaboration at a future point in time. However, I believe I remember both referenced the difficulties of arranging a time/place/subject to accommodate their respective schedules.
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User #2514312 - 12 Oct 19 05:46
Perhaps a discussion about the machine guns that tanks have used over the years?
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User #10551251 - 12 Oct 19 04:53
My tanks main gun only fires salvos of the best Dom pe'rignon! excuse my French! : )
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User #3805926 - 13 Oct 19 18:43
"Many of you men have never served wine in combat before. You twist the corkscrew, pull the cork, yell 'meat or fish?' and throw!"
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User #10501431 - 12 Oct 19 22:05
In addition to being a huge fan of historical guns I am also a fan of historical tanks, so I bought a copy.
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User #6709594 - 10 Oct 19 01:49
Hi Ian! Or as we say in Swedish Hej! First I want to thank you for the tremendous work you put down for all episodes of Forgotten Weapons. Great job! As for drinks..... My uncles favourite was homade Vodka with Donald Duck frozen orange juice...... I belive it’s called a screwdriver.... wich can be handy for dismantling certain guns............ Keep up the good works! Cheers!
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User #2582187 - 10 Oct 19 00:31
I know this is a bad question, but have you tried Mr. Boston's Guide? They have a web site and your video cut out early.
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User #479617 - 10 Oct 19 00:29
Seems like this cut off mid-special-ingredient-rant? :P
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User #13020863 - 10 Oct 19 00:39
But you what Ian! But you what!? The video left me hanging!
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User #13236541 - 10 Oct 19 00:52
What? No Unicorn fart extract? How uncivilized!
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User #8066842 - 10 Oct 19 01:35
Definitely enjoy the cocktail videos!
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User #9174270 - 10 Oct 19 00:32
Any idea where I can get a bottle of Dandelion Gopher Reduction? I've got the dandelions in the yard but no gophers...
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User #2623845 - 10 Oct 19 01:07
Check out the book "Imbibe", it's classic recipes and the history behind them.
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User #5298729 - 10 Oct 19 01:13
That thumbnail let me know it was going to be a good one.
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User #13144478 - 10 Oct 19 00:56
How about a Corpse Reviver #2. One of my personal favorites.
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User #2335711 - 10 Oct 19 00:56
How To Drink on YouTube not quite classical but entertaining and opened my horizons on drinks at least
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User #5148709 - 10 Oct 19 00:33
OK Ian I smell another book coming. You previously mentioned you might write a book about
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User #5148709 - 10 Oct 19 00:34
cocktail. Let me be the first to get on the list to buy one. Go for it!
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User #2868643 - 10 Oct 19 02:01
As the chef of my household, this is pretty much how I feel when I suddenly decide that none of my usual recipes sound good and, despite having a better-stocked pantry, fridge, freezer, selection of spices and other cooking essentials than pretty much anyone who is not called "granny" (or similar) while also having solid memories of living through WWII *or* an actual, schooled chef, that, after 30+ minutes googling, I cannot find anything remotely unique that *doesn't* include similarly unique ingredients and/or is just a cut-and-paste of 5 other identical recipes that I already know about. >:-[
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User #2348483 - 10 Oct 19 01:16
I remember a while back my stepdaughter found a margarita recipe that called for lavender syrup. So being a more seasoned drinker, I had to squash the notion that she was going to find it at Kroger lol. Now if it had called for dandelion gopher reduction I've got her covered.
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User #6203572 - 10 Oct 19 02:51
So basically you're supposed to go to the liquor store and buy one of everything. This reminds me of when I went looking for a pancake recipe and ended up looking at Bobby Flay's, which needed like 40 ingredients and included three separate toppings. "It's six in the morning, Bob, I just want pancakes, not a reduction!"
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User #3728256 - 10 Oct 19 00:54
Just like watching a woodworking show where they pull out some way obscure tool tool and act like everyone should have one. oh I am sorry I don’t seem to have that 2000 square foot woodworking shop you seem to have.. 😂
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User #43479 - 14 Oct 19 21:15
Growing up with my father he bought all the tools and used them. I go through life knowing how to make a cabinet but never ever wanting to.
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User #7245520 - 10 Oct 19 02:52
Time to make a screwdriver and review a 10/22 ;D
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User #24739312 - 10 Oct 19 00:44
What kind of savage doesn't keep dandelion gopher reduction around the house? I thought this was a classy establishment.
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User #786010 - 10 Oct 19 00:35
So, I've been really enjoying a modified old fashioned recently, it's two ounces of whisky, I've been loving the Highland Isles 12 year Viking single malt, half an ounce of maple syrup, you could use any syrup you like or just sugar, one to three dashes of bitters, I like Peychauds but Angostura works as well, and something that really elevates and prolongs some of the more interesting flavors is a single dash, or a rinse, of absinth, striped with ice. I personally strain it after stiring and serve with an orange peel.
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User #17338303 - 6 Oct 19 17:36
When is Desert Brutality 2020? Thank you for the best content on YouTube.
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User #20004197 - 6 Oct 19 17:35
Hi Ian! Aspiring gunsmith and hopeful gun designer here. What kind of advancement in firearms tech do you think is necessary to break the plateau in the market? Do you think there is a company/product that is close to doing just that? Keep up the great work!
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User #5613991 - 6 Oct 19 17:34
What gun have you seen that you were NOT able to do a video on, and desperately wanted to? (The fish that got away). Also, I tried to order the Ross Rifle book , and got a canned reply from the gentleman, with no further contact. Headstamp reprint please?
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User #4384677 - 8 Oct 19 09:36
Try to get a copy to borrow via interlibrary loan first. I'm glad I did, since that book was so tedious I'm glad I didn't spend money on a copy of my own...
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User #2663905 - 6 Oct 19 17:31
I volunteer at a Military museum specializing in armor. I am often asked "what was the best tank of WW2". My answer is always the same. There was no perfect tank. Just the right one at the right time for the right doctrine. Using that, I'd like to hear your opinion on the best example of the right gun at the right time, even if it was imperfect. Any gun any era. Just your #1 example.
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User #4384677 - 8 Oct 19 09:26
M1 Garand, WW2. Pennsylvania rifle, Revolutionary War. MP43, WW2. Those are the best examples I can think of.
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User #10869084 - 6 Oct 19 17:28
What is the most amount of full videos you did in one day/trip
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User #8887872 - 6 Oct 19 17:32
Hi Ian, love the content! Any idea why cylinder gap mitigation such as seen on the Nagant revolver was never applied to revolver carbines to make them more suitable for two handed operation? This would make a cool option for a hypothetical semi-auto rifles ban
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User #4384677 - 8 Oct 19 09:31
Because revolver carbines were obsolete as soon as Tyler Henry perfected the Volcanic action, and the whole cylinder-gap mitigation adds complexity [which is never a good thing.] Reed Knight did it best in his special purpose weapon for the Navy by building the mitigation into the ammo, but it still represents a very real danger to anyone who doesn't understand the firearm [since the unwary can chamber & fire ammo that will blow up the gun.]
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User #5672482 - 6 Oct 19 17:38
If the Soviets managed to have their tooling for svt-40's elsewhere and the factory wasn't captured by the germans in world war 2, do you think that would have impacted the war in favor even more towards the soviets?
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User #4384677 - 8 Oct 19 09:41
Nope. The SVT-40 had so many problems that it had already become a specialist's weapon [non-com officer, DMR, etc] before any impact was felt on supply of the rifle. Tankograd and Germany's lack of long-range strategic bombers was what eventually tilted the GPW in favor of the Soviets...
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User #5672482 - 8 Oct 19 12:37
Huh I thought the svt-38 had a lot of problems and the svt-40 was more refined and the soviets were just about to replace a large amount of mosins with it :/
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User #191527 - 6 Oct 19 17:34
What are the downsides of the Dissipator (16" barrel, rifle gas) that make it so hard to find new barrels for that setup?
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User #4367036 - 7 Oct 19 14:54
short dwell time means you have to adjust the gas port size which most companies selling them don't do. Also the barrel has to be pretty fat to fit in normal fsb. This makes them front heavy.
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User #9416611 - 6 Oct 19 17:29
What's the story with fireplace guy? Just a collector with a bad ass collection?
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User #5409514 - 6 Oct 19 17:38
What gun did you honestly never think you would get your hands on?
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User #4384677 - 8 Oct 19 09:42
I'm putting my money on the Villar-Perosa he & Othais recently got to fondle... ;-)
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User #5595026 - 6 Oct 19 17:30
After your recent trips to WW1 battlefields, which site would you say is your favorite?
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User #6396826 - 6 Oct 19 17:30
What is a good amount of money to save and set aside when looking for surplus rifles?
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User #4384677 - 8 Oct 19 09:23
How high is up? Cash is king, it'll never hurt to have more on hand than you need at the moment...
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User #9132740 - 6 Oct 19 17:27
You mentioned previously that you found publishing all the videos from one trip in back-to-back to be a bad idea, can you elaborate on why that was?
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User #4384677 - 8 Oct 19 09:21
I'm guessing monotony? It also gives him more time to edit for those particular vids that may benefit therefrom, rather than rushing them to distribution...
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User #25931846 - 21 Oct 19 07:53
He probably gets more views this way.
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User #10119856 - 6 Oct 19 17:29
Besides the Webley fosbery automatic revolver, were there any other self cocking revolvers? And do you think it is a design worth reserecting?
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User #4384677 - 8 Oct 19 09:22
Mateba. Absolutely, if only for shits & giggles... X-D
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User #10081932 - 6 Oct 19 17:32
How obsolescent is a Revolver today?
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User #17209183 - 6 Oct 19 18:48
Depends massively on what you're using it for.
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User #4384677 - 8 Oct 19 09:34
They still work. They still can theoretically be fired faster than a semiauto. They still don't leave empties behind unless/until you reload. They can still be had in chamberings far more powerful than any semiauto pistol presently available. As CJH already pointed out, it depends upon what purpose you intend to put it.
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User #3700323 - 6 Oct 19 17:28
This is a repeat question, but what influences on US military small arms did H&K/Olin, Smith and Wesson, and the other entrants of the CAWS program have? Or just general information on the CAWS program? Thank you!
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User #300875 - 6 Oct 19 17:38
Thoughts on the FDM L5 "caseless" rifle?
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User #25075676 - 6 Oct 19 17:36
What do you consider to be your favorite variant of the Lee Enfield line of rifles ?
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User #8389982 - 6 Oct 19 17:36
Second try for this one: Did the designers of the various tilting bolt battle rifles like the MAS-40, FN-49, SVT, AG-42 etc. independently come up with tilting bolts or was there an earlier design that inspired their development? When discussing the similarities between Tokarev and Saive’s designs “The FN-49: The Last Elegant Old-World Military Rifle” mentions the French MAT 1926 as the first autoloading rifle to use a tilting bolt, but French weapons development was likely too secretive for that to be a cause of the similarities between the two. Were there any other tilting bolt rifles or earlier patents that could account for the similar action designs?
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User #4384677 - 8 Oct 19 09:38
The 1892? Mannlicher straight-pull rifle was a tilting bolt, as was the Lee Navy. So no self-loader can claim originality there; they were standing on the shoulders of giants...
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User #19626535 - 6 Oct 19 17:30
What is the rationale behind a magazine safety and how has it changed over time? I have e.g. read of serious defensive shooters disabling it so that they can defend themselves during reloads.
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User #17209183 - 6 Oct 19 18:46
To prevent NDs when someone (either out of persistent stupidity or in a moment of potentially deadly carelessness) ejects the magazine but fails to ensure that the chamber is empty (doesn't rack the slide, racks the slide before dropping the magazine instead of after, only partially ejects the magazine (for convenience) and has it far enough in that the bolt is able to strip another round (yes, someone actually did this!), doesn't realize that he has a broken extractor . . . the list goes on and on, all of them ending (of course) in "and fails to visually or manually inspect the chamber") before "dropping the hammer" on a live round. This is a particular concern with firearms (*cough* Glocks *cough*) that require the trigger to be pulled in order to field-strip the gun.
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User #19626535 - 6 Oct 19 18:59
Thank you Christopher James Henry for pointing that out. Magazine safeties seem to go in and out of fashion depending on time and country. I have extended my question to capture that aspect as well.
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Edit: Thanks to all of you! While not perfect, especially in production quality, it sounds to me like this is plenty good enough to post. If it proves to be popular, I will see what I can do about working with the creator to improve the technical side.

I have been contacted by a viewer who wants to dub over some Forgotten Weapons video in Russian to reach that audience. I think it's a cool idea, but I would like to get a couple independent confirmations that his translation and dubbing is good. If you speak Russian, would you be willing to take a watch through this sample video and let me know how it is? Thanks!


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User #6903320 - 29 Sep 19 17:47
max popenkar I think his name was
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User #13781836 - 29 Sep 19 17:06
Cant speak Russian, but muting Ian entirely will help with audio clarity, or minimizing it at least by 60%.
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User #10413886 - 29 Sep 19 17:09
The russian audio is actually pretty clear over Ian, and the speaker isnt mumbling or slurring anything together.
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User #20287463 - 29 Sep 19 17:17
I agree with Wippard. I think it's much easier to hear translations when they are barely audible underneath the voice that's speaking, especially when listening to a translation for an extended amount of time.
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User #15629312 - 29 Sep 19 18:08
Here comes feedback from a native speaker gun enthusiast with a degree in linguistics: Translation was pretty close, only two things confused me: 1) The way he pronounced 'AK' in the beginning of the video. He said it as if it was a single word [ak], I've always heard it being pronounced as if it is being spelled [a ka]. 2) He translated 'gas block' as 'газовая камора'. Even though I am an IPSC shooter and hang at shooting ranges at least twice a week, I have never heard such a term. In my experience it is usually called 'газблок' or 'газовый блок'. Could be that it's called that in other regions or circles. Dubbing was very amateurish. Ian is infinitely better speaker than this guy is. To sum up: Translation: B+ Dubbing: D- Even though Russian is my mother-tongue I would still prefer original video to this translated one. I could imagine that for people who don't speak English this is much better than having no translation at all.
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User #7142382 - 29 Sep 19 18:31
I used to be pretty fluent in Russian many years ago when the military trained me, but I’ve long since lost it. One thing that you might look into is contacting DLI (Defense Language Institute) in Monterey, CA. It’s the military’s school for various languages and they might be able to give you some assistance.
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User #19352002 - 29 Sep 19 17:37
"guy" is not used for reference non living objects in Russian. I would translate "this guy" as "эту штуку" (this thing) instead of "этого парня". In Russian "guy" is only a male.
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User #5673142 - 29 Sep 19 17:19
He needs a better mic, but overall he is correctly and literaaly, with correct use of Russia-specific gun terminology, translated all that you said. He even trying to translate your remarks about stiffness of gas block switch, handguard amortisation, etc =))
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User #8475719 - 29 Sep 19 17:18
Excellent translation! I am not a native speaker but fluent and thought it was excellent. There may be grammar mistakes but I didn't catch any. Did a good job translating you literally and making it make sense in Russian.
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User #5395285 - 29 Sep 19 17:50
it's a pretty good translation. The direct translation of "guy" to Russian is a bit questionable, but otherwise it's as close to original as possible. No accents. The translator may not be as used to doing voice on video as you are at this point, but it's really decent and on par with what you'd get on Russian state TV.
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User #4002034 - 29 Sep 19 18:27
His microphone is pretty good in my opinion, I'd say good enough. What needs work is really the sound editing, namely lowering the volume of the original audio, either over the whole video or at least when the dubbing is heard. My Russian is abysmal so I can't speak to the quality of the translation. The guy seems like a pretty good speaker, though I feel like he may be needlessly rushing in places where the original audio is longer and he could take more time to improve clarity. That might be just my poor Russian, though.
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User #10352084 - 29 Sep 19 17:40
I don’t speak Russian but watched it anyway, and it was exactly what I thought. I didn’t understand any of it . But it was still fun to watch.
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User #5188259 - 29 Sep 19 17:06
I know Graham Baates, who has his own channel, is fluent in Russian.
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User #16640136 - 29 Sep 19 17:26
native speaker here, watching your channel several years now. the translation is decent and professional. better mike can be an advantage though. if you want a detailed analysis - write a message via patreon
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User #21483512 - 29 Sep 19 17:08
I can't describe my excitement when I saw an email from Patreon saying that Forgotten Weapons needed help with Russian. Not a native speaker but I'll do my best
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User #9078764 - 29 Sep 19 17:13
It's actually pretty good effort. Guy speaks clearly. He also translates what needs to be translate verbatim, but also adapts some phrases to be more easily understood by native Russian speakers. Job well done.
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User #3299447 - 29 Sep 19 17:25
the translation is pretty solid, the speaker is fluent, i cannot judge if he got 'accent' (i'm not that good in russian) but definitely needs a better audio editing/better mike
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User #523680 - 29 Sep 19 18:11
I'm fluent, but not a native speaker, and the only thing (besides the audio quality) I had a problem with was using 'guy'. That just sounded odd. Otherwise it was spot on.
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User #5686003 - 29 Sep 19 19:05
Nice translation. My son (he doesn't speak English) say it was interesting. :-)
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User #6686961 - 29 Sep 19 17:16
Russian speaker here. The translation is solid, the translator even tries to preserve the way you usually explain things(like "slide this guy right on" when explaining the muzzle device). Editing does need some work, though, it is sometimes hard to make out some words due to Ian an the dub being at almost the same volume.
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User #6903320 - 29 Sep 19 17:43
what about that guy that has been doing the ak videos with you?
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User #4002034 - 29 Sep 19 18:13
I'm sure he's got enough of his own things to do.
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User #5673142 - 29 Sep 19 17:08
Of course we like to be of any help! I'm a native speaker =)
Apocrypha - Treadwall
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2019-09-27T21:51:09+00:00
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User #5730684 - 29 Sep 19 09:32
Are you familiar with the eternal punishment of Sisyphus? 'cos that's what that looks like.
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User #2540083 - 27 Sep 19 22:23
You can get cool skins too!
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User #21259952 - 29 Sep 19 07:37
I wasn't aware there's a fully-motorized version of this thing. The type I'm more familiar with is resistive-only. The treads move down from the user's weight and speed is adjusted by changing the resistance of the friction drums holding the treads in place.
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User #9799579 - 27 Sep 19 21:54
Either Karl has started wearing nail polish, or that hand is the first appearance of Ian's wife on the channel.
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User #2438583 - 27 Sep 19 22:52
I don't know if I would put that past Karl...
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User #16235013 - 27 Sep 19 23:11
Is he actually married?
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User #7512550 - 28 Sep 19 04:34
If I remember correctly, both of them are married (not to each other...).
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User #7619043 - 28 Sep 19 09:09
His wife also was mentioned in the WWII Britain Ration Cooking Videos - somewhere https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5993lPFEwaE
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User #24241874 - 29 Sep 19 17:34
Ian's decade-long policy of never showing his spouse and scarcely acknowledging her existence on screen v Karl doing something society would consider odd. Occam's Razor says Karl wears nail polish.
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User #765109 - 1 Oct 19 00:25
that is one hell of a way to describe it
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User #5298729 - 27 Sep 19 23:53
"I should have payed to win!" got me good.
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User #9880176 - 27 Sep 19 21:52
Did not know you were a climber also...been doing it for years...great for conditioning
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User #14016613 - 28 Sep 19 04:52
Wish my gym had those.
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User #6404984 - 28 Sep 19 17:41
Do it on fast and only matching points. ^^
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User #7563087 - 27 Sep 19 21:54
That wasn’t very nice.
Apocrypha - Most Expensive Gun Yet
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2019-09-19T21:51:33+00:00
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User #11529054 - 20 Sep 19 01:57
Ian, new patron here. I just want to say thank you for the awesome Edutainment your provide in your videos! I think people who "thumbs down" your videos are just weapons counterfeiters who are starting to feel the pinch because of the educated public you're helping to create! Thanks again.
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User #4384677 - 22 Sep 19 18:39
More likely, the same paid Bloomberg shills that thumb down all the other gun-sports videos...
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User #11529054 - 22 Sep 19 19:08
That's a perspective I hadn't considered but, you're probably right. They can't stop us though--we have gun Jesus! Too Crusadey?
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User #20725889 - 19 Sep 19 22:48
I don't believe it would ever go for that price without some serious historical significance which it doesn't really have
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ForgottenWeapons - 20 Sep 19 04:48
The museum says they have gotten several legitimate offers in that range.
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User #20725889 - 20 Sep 19 11:24
Wow, that's crazy.
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User #4384677 - 22 Sep 19 18:37
Not so much. Just beyond our respective personal concepts of "value..."
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User #8667068 - 24 Sep 19 05:54
Also, mud test when :D
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User #6139884 - 29 Sep 19 13:27
Maybe you visit some time the Rosenberg castle in Denmark. They have guns encrusted with gemstones, on ivory and gold stock from 15-17. century.
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User #4830974 - 21 Sep 19 10:39
Now for the harder question...what’s the cheapest gun you have ever filmed....we already know the street sweeper is the worst and the best is unanswerable
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User #4384677 - 22 Sep 19 18:40
No, Ian has said repeatedly the worst is the Zip22. The best is a personal call, & since it is up to personal taste, there's a fair bet that Ian's choice is going to be a WWSD rifle... ;-)
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User #4130809 - 19 Sep 19 22:48
what is it, like 32 cal? 🤨
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ForgottenWeapons - 20 Sep 19 04:48
.30 (7.5mm)
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User #9376539 - 24 Sep 19 00:33
I always figured the most valuable firearm you ever handled was that 4-Bore rifle made for an Indian dignitary.
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User #8667068 - 24 Sep 19 05:53
This video should open more reserved collections to Ian, as a sort of "portfolio of stuff entrusted to handle".
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User #43479 - 20 Sep 19 01:57
Does it use a similar ignition system as the Nock gun?
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ForgottenWeapons - 20 Sep 19 04:49
Yes, a flint lock that fires all seven barrels in a cluster at once.
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User #7031909 - 20 Sep 19 02:15
where's the perdersoli repro?
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User #21871883 - 19 Sep 19 22:55
What ,No red dot sight for 5 mill ?. US, LOL Thanks for the history/video.
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User #7924399 - 20 Sep 19 01:47
I'm sure they'll throw in a free DBAL
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User #21871883 - 20 Sep 19 02:12
Thanks , I think it shoots all 7 rounds at once per barrel. unit. cool. Later.
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User #3591381 - 19 Sep 19 22:20
Just need a few more Patreon donations and it could be yours?
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User #6203572 - 19 Sep 19 21:55
Most expensive gun I've ever seen in person was a double-barrel wheellock pistol ca.1540 at the Met in NYC; value estimate according to the History Channel at the time was $2.5m.
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User #5730684 - 20 Sep 19 08:46
Is that in Le Grand Curtius? Are you planning a video on the museum itself?
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ForgottenWeapons - 20 Sep 19 20:07
Yes, it is. I did not film a tour of the museum because it's still under construction.
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User #21026543 - 20 Sep 19 02:02
Yep, nice. Even I think it is 100% fake.
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User #4176028 - 20 Sep 19 15:57
This is some real craftsmanship.
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User #6399857 - 22 Sep 19 18:30
I think that's a "wear gloves even if it isn't required" situation : P
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ForgottenWeapons - 22 Sep 19 18:35
Yup, it was. :)
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User #6139884 - 29 Sep 19 13:23
What oil do they use on such guns with gold inlay? I herd that balistol can loosen it over time.
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User #4030792 - 21 Sep 19 18:54
I'd think it would come with a keyboard and a monkey. Where do you mount the bayonets? By the way, where do I ask questions for the Q&A? Have a great day everyone.
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User #4384677 - 22 Sep 19 18:42
Ian & Karl usually post an announcement here on Patreon for their $5/mo patrons to submit Q's for the respective [FW & IRtv] upcoming Q&As...
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User #4030792 - 22 Sep 19 20:53
Doesn't the $3 level allow Qs? I think it's listed as a tiered benefit.
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User #2336406 - 20 Sep 19 01:37
My great great grandma got one in the surplus store for a buck fiddy.
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User #765109 - 19 Sep 19 22:31
Hot damn, what makes it so valuable?
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ForgottenWeapons - 20 Sep 19 04:47
Fourteen barrels, gold inlay, and the phrase "Perdition to Conspirators".
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User #4384677 - 22 Sep 19 18:36
Uh, rarity, condition & age? It seems to have hit the trifecta!
Apocrypha - "Waterloo"
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User #3876604 - 10 Sep 19 17:48
Vive l'Empereur!!!!!!!!!
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User #2902893 - 8 Sep 19 20:13
Weird. Looks nothing like San Dimas. Also, I still don't know how ABBA fits into all this. Still, very pretty!
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User #9707133 - 9 Sep 19 06:16
No the Emperor was not defeated and he is still alive in every heart of French people untill today!!!! You must be doing your ww1 tour? I think you will be busy but any meetup in north France?
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User #7563087 - 8 Sep 19 15:23
You need to bump up the audio.
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User #2336406 - 8 Sep 19 15:39
This map from 1816 has the town of Waterloo north-northwest of where the actual battlefield of June 18, 1816 is/was: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e0/Waterloo.1816.02.jpg The June 18 battlefield is the area marked in red, and Waterloo is just up the road towards Brussels, at the edge of the Forest of Soigne.
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User #17713587 - 8 Sep 19 18:07
It was named after Napoleon went down a slide into a pool and was inspired to adopt a new plan of battle.
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ForgottenWeapons - 8 Sep 19 18:10
Sounds like a pool I wouldn't want to get in...
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User #17713587 - 8 Sep 19 23:21
Not a Bill and Ted crowd, I guess...
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User #2353785 - 8 Sep 19 15:55
Please tell me you were kidding. Welllington named the battle, as was his custom, for the location of his headquarters the previous night, the town of Waterloo, just off to the northwest past the forest of Soigne. Only afterword did the name become associated with a catastrophic change/defeat.
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ForgottenWeapons - 8 Sep 19 18:09
Yes, I was kidding. :)
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User #2535926 - 9 Sep 19 11:53
Actually the battle was named after the little town from which Wellington wrote his report to the British Parliament. His lodgings and headquarters was in the small town of Waterloo north, north-west of the battlefield itself. He simply described that he had met, held and eventually with Blücher defeated Napoleon . He did not name the battlefield but he signed his report with the place he was writing it, Waterloo. Wellington and Blücher met late in the evening of the day of the battle at the inn where Napoleon had had his headquarters, called La Belle Alliance, and Blücher suggested the battle to be named after that, since the victory was only possible due to the alliance and trust the two generals had in each other. But since Wellington's report read "Wellington, 18/6 1815, Waterloo", well you can guess the rest.
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User #12719946 - 8 Sep 19 20:57
Ian is the world leading Waterloo conspiracy theorist :)
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User #3034916 - 8 Sep 19 16:13
Guys...he's being sarcastic....
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User #4961494 - 8 Sep 19 16:16
Any plans for a meetup during your Visit in Belgium?
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ForgottenWeapons - 8 Sep 19 18:09
Sorry, but I'm only here for one day - I am guiding a WW1 tour that starts tomorrow morning from Brussels.
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User #774874 - 10 Sep 19 00:59
Now I have ABBA stuck in my head. Thanks Ian!
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User #3876604 - 12 Sep 19 14:42
??? What's the connection with ABBA??
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User #12640860 - 13 Sep 19 19:04
They have a really catchy song with "waterloo" in it
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User #7212189 - 9 Sep 19 21:57
that metal plaque gave me a flashback to playing the Napoleonic wars several decades ago with friends, using maps, cardboard pieces and dice. ahhh pre video game days.
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User #5705323 - 8 Sep 19 15:45
Ian, I'm sure this is not correct. The principality of Waterloo has existed since the 10th Century and as is common with most other battles, the Battle of Waterloo was named after the locality of the engagement, in the same way that The Battle of Gettysburg is named after the town of Gettysburg. Napoleon was the "Great Dictator" of Europe at the time, and his defeat, coming after so many victories, was extremely important, especialy as it was such a close run thing. That's where the significance of "meeting your Waterloo" comes from, a defeat following a long period of sucess or the fall of someone powerful.
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ForgottenWeapons - 8 Sep 19 18:10
Sorry if I played it a bit too straight; I was making a joke.
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User #5705323 - 8 Sep 19 23:34
Gahh...I fell right into it. Sorry Ian. I did think it was a bit odd as you are normally so meticulous about your research, but you played it so straight, I just thought you'd been given duff information! :-)
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User #4384677 - 10 Sep 19 03:23
& a damn funny one at that! Cracked me right up, once I parsed what you were whispering... ;-D
Apocrypha - Egg Nog
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2019-09-04T18:45:04+00:00
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User #7295179 - 4 Sep 19 18:59
Cup and a half ??? Please go metric :-) Looks good though.
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User #4828530 - 5 Sep 19 06:45
Det finnes gode konverterings middler på nettet ;)
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User #13471098 - 5 Sep 19 20:07
240 CC's is close enough to a cup for this.
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User #13471098 - 5 Sep 19 20:08
For the record, I believe it's 237 but for anything but the most insane delicate pastry recipes 240 works fine.
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User #20778890 - 5 Sep 19 17:41
How do you stay so thin drinking like that?
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ForgottenWeapons - 5 Sep 19 18:06
I don't drink very much of it. :) I also run a couple miles in the morning every other day.
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User #4176028 - 4 Sep 19 19:12
Oh, my wife will love that. Thanks for thanks for another great OT-content!
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User #10412884 - 4 Sep 19 23:24
You are truly a renaissance man. Entrepreneur, YT star, bartender, Gun Jesus, and now Chef. This cries out for a December Q&A while sipping from a pint.
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ForgottenWeapons - 5 Sep 19 01:32
I like that idea! :)
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User #4828530 - 5 Sep 19 07:00
You could do a patreons only, live stream with the first taste of the egg-nog, where you can give us your raw unfiltered impression of the concoction, and also maybe a sum up the year etc., or just tell stories over the nog, with you and someone like Karl or your father. I enjoyed your end of book KS live stream with your father a lot, even with the technical difficulties, and I am sure plenty others also liked it a too.
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User #13471098 - 5 Sep 19 20:13
I'd go one step further - How about a live stream Q and A and everyone who makes the recipe can all drink our first test glass while watching and discuss in the comments?
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User #4828530 - 6 Sep 19 10:28
I'll back that though with out the nog, I am more of a Juleøl (Yule beer) kind of guy, but as long as it is something "christmassie" I am game.
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User #2491900 - 4 Sep 19 21:01
I'll bet that will go down pretty smoothly in December....
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User #8440365 - 4 Sep 19 21:03
Brb, going to make this. Thanks for the idea.
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User #670222 - 4 Sep 19 18:50
So this is is a sign of you planning a 2nd channel "Forgotten Recipes"?
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User #2344789 - 4 Sep 19 19:06
If it is as strong as it appears, it might end up being "Forgotten New Year."
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User #5667289 - 4 Sep 19 20:17
I always suspected you were an Alton Brown fan.
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User #5730684 - 5 Sep 19 09:04
Yesterday I watched a man (Mark) make a spring. Today I watched a man make Egg Nog. Truly, we live in the golden age of video.
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User #9202957 - 4 Sep 19 19:03
Sounds like one of the most disgusting and simultaneous coolest recipes I've ever heard. I like it.
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User #2336287 - 4 Sep 19 23:42
It's really good with fresh eggs and not store bought eggs. However, past about 6 months of aging it doesn't get any better, and it's settled in on it's overall flavor around the 3-4 month mark. With that said, we still have a large jar in the fridge from the last batch my wife made in Nov of last year.
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User #19353285 - 4 Sep 19 18:56
Alton Brown is a really cool dude and if I'm not mistaken, a fan of the Browning high power!
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User #8841132 - 5 Sep 19 21:36
He also has a SCAR17
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User #9205193 - 5 Sep 19 00:09
You're going to keep us in the loop at 4, 6 and 8 months...right?
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User #6203572 - 4 Sep 19 21:25
Just in case you hadn't been made aware of it, the new season of Good Eats just started; there's an episode up on YT.
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User #5209445 - 4 Sep 19 19:08
Recipe: https://altonbrown.com/eggnog-recipe/
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User #10407107 - 4 Sep 19 21:10
All that nutmeg made me think I was watching 18th Century Cooking
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User #13471098 - 5 Sep 19 20:12
I was thinking Townsend and Sons....with whom Ian should definitely collaborate on some cool swivel rifle or something.
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User #7242877 - 4 Sep 19 20:41
So what is the ballpark budget outlay for one batch or 6 mason jars of this goodness?
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User #5044048 - 6 Sep 19 02:58
Be interesting to get this to Alton Brown to watch, and possibly get his reaction.
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User #6494403 - 4 Sep 19 18:55
"relic recipes"
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User #4384677 - 5 Sep 19 23:22
@ 2:35 you said "I have a pint of whipping cream" (ie, light cream) but you said earlier the recipe called for heavy cream. Which is it?.. [In all seriousness, I don't think it will matter all that much, just being a stickler for details! ;-) ]
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