Watch: Forgotten Weapons Q&A #15


Watch: Forgotten Weapons Q&A #15

In this video, Ian McCollum of Forgotten Weapons covers a plethora of fan questions, from potential gun designs by Ian (don’t hold your breath) to which guns have most disappointed him (there are two; both derived from the Johnson).

Oh, and like millions of other Americans, the first gun Ian ever purchased was a marlin Model 60 semi-auto rimfire rifle.

Here’s an index of the questions, followed by the video. Enjoy!

0:00:36 – Have I considered designing the perfect gun?
0:02:38 – Dealer sample machine gun market
0:07:20 – Stocked pistols and pistol-carbines
0:10:53 – P14 & M1917 nomenclature
0:12:45 – Particularly good and bad manuals of arms
0:16:10 – CMP 1911s
0:18:57 – What could compete with the AR-15/M-16?
0:21:04 – What are the criteria for something being a “forgotten weapon”?
0:22:52 – Why did the Japanese switch from 6.5mm to 7.7mm?
0:26:23 – Why side-mounted magazines on SMGs?
0:28:47 – Could the 7.62mm Tokarev make a resurgence?
0:31:00 – 7.92x41mm CETME ammunition
0:36:02 – Disappointing guns and filming injuries
0:39:45 – Difference between RIA and James Julia auction houses?
0:43:35 – What was my first gun?
0:44:21 – Sterling SMG magazines
0:45:14 – Revolver cartridge conversions of the 1870s
0:48:15 – My off-grid living experience and videos
0:49:52 – Forgotten Weapons logo, supporting the channel, and my FN-FAL
0:53:25 – Constant recoil systems
0:55:00 – Lack of British arms developments
0:57:37 – Single-rune K98ks and fake collectibles
1:00:25 – Practical application of the SAW/LSW
1:04:43 – Last ditch weapons in WW1?
1:07:42 – French 1873 vs Colt 1873
1:10:40 – C&R shooter that isn’t a Mauser?

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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