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Postin' stuff.
Cavalry Officer's Saber by Gill's in Soho, London.
With 77cm curved blade with spearpont tip, a pair of langlets cast in high relief with trophies of arms, straight quillion with terminal cast as the head of a serpant, quilded brass stirrup knuckle guard, back strap and lions head pommel, ivory wire bound grip and together with it’s original leather scabbard with bronze mounts including two suspension mounts and rings, chape and locket marke to the maker GILL”S and Soho address.
Some signs of age but totally untouched, a few small losses to the ivory but overall and excellent example and in a totally original and unspoilt state.
92cm overall €1345,00
https://armurerieduforestier.eu/
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I used Pony Dumper, an open-source image dumper because my anti-spyware ate my last directory dumper.
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German HK G11 Breech & Barrel Assembly. This gun contains over 440 parts. https://www.guns.com/news/2018/11/27/if-you-thought-the-hk-g11-was-weird-wait-till-you-see-what-it-looks-like-on-the-inside-videos
The HK G11 is so exotic and complex, its internal workings have been described as amounting to “space magic.”

German gun giant Heckler & Koch worked on the innovative G11 platform throughout the 1970s and 80s in an effort to produce the West German army’s newest infantry rifle. Later proposed as part of the U.S. Army’s Advanced Combat Rifle program, the prototype used a complicated gas-operated rotary breech system to fire 4.7mm caseless ammunition at a blistering 2,100 rounds-per-minute when set to three-round burst.

The ACR program and its follow-on but equally ill-fated Objective Infantry Combat Weapon descendant burned through $300 million without producing a replacement for the military’s standard 5.56mm-chambered M16/M4 series rifles.
>> No. 108589 ID: be2bfd
  TAB Special Episode: G11 Disassembly & How It Works https://youtu.be/D7ooe6OaKzM
>> No. 108607 ID: 99d841
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WW2 US Navy KA-BAR Diving Knife Leather Handle
This is a very rare WWII era US Navy diving knife made by KA-BAR. This knife has a stacked leather grip. This appears to be very uncommon and is not referenced and may have been a special order or theatre made alteration as they were issued with turned wood handles. The knife measures 13 inches overall and has the standard 6 7/8 inch blade. This blade has the saw teeth on one side and straight blade on the other with the metal still factory bright with some carbon staining and minor surface abrasion visible. The ricasso is marked “KA-BAR REG U.S. PAT.OFF.” and “Union Cutlery CO. Olean N.Y.” on the reverse. The threaded bronze guard is in good condition showing dried grease between the threads and small impact marks on the outer surface. There is slight lateral movement of the guard caused from the shrinking of the leather handle which appears in good condition with some minor handling marks. The bronze pommel cap has some surface dings and shows rough edges from surface impacts. The bronze scabbard is in good condition with scattered scratches and surface dings and impact marks on the upper lip with an overall aged, uncleaned bronze patina. The interior surface is very good with only trace amounts of Verdigris. The knife screws easily into the scabbard. https://www.joesalter.com/category/products/WW2-US-Navy-KA-BAR-Diving-Knife-Leather-Handle
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Now, diving knife scabbards are just cheap plastic with plastic clips.
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German WW2 FG-42 Type 2 (Fallschirmjägergewehr 42) 7.92x57mm LMG.
More like a Krieghoff Automatic Rifle. Same length as a StG-44 and only 4.2 kg (9.3 lb) where the M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle weighed 8.4 kg (19 lb).
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Magazine dust cover open
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and closed.
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The spike bayonet is turned around and stowed under the barrel.
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Anyone have experience firing a weapon with a side-mounted magazine like this or the M1941 Johnson light machine gun? Or a top-mounted magazine like the Bren Gun? How do they compare with bottom-mounted magazines?
>> No. 108656 ID: 76bf0b
  FG-42 German Paratroop Rifle (transferable) https://youtu.be/RbxRKXKht3Y
The undisputed star of the upcoming Rock Island Premier auction is this transferable full-auto German FG-42 paratrooper's rifle. Only a few dozen of these are in private hands in the US, and they are an extremely advanced design for WWII. Hammer price for this rifle at auction was a phenomenal $260,000.
>> No. 108657 ID: 21a752
  Fallschirmjager FG-42 Rifle https://youtu.be/KdaUPUZXdSM
The German FG-42 paratroop rifle was a very impressive design, managing to meet a very strict set of performance criteria. The first production model in particular was exceptionally light and compact, while still offering semi and full-auto 8mm Mauser fire with surprisingly light recoil. The gun went through a continuous evolution through its production, becoming heavier and less expensive to manufacture. The first major design was made from a milled billet of steel at great cost, and the second major model was done with a stamped steel receiver instead. We had the opportunity to disassemble one of the second model FG42s, and put together a video showing how it operates.

You can read more on the development of the gun over on the FG-42 page in the Vault, where we also have a gallery of detailed photos:
https://www.forgottenweapons.com/german-ww2-rifles/german-fg-42/
>> No. 108658 ID: be2bfd
  Full-Auto FG-42: An Original 2nd Pattern at the Range https://youtu.be/XouWRwFPMvU
The FG-42 is a tremendously hyped rifle, but very few people have ever had a chance to actually shoot an original one (including me, until today). It was a rifle intended to take on the roles of both infantry rifle and light machine gun gun for the German Fallschirmjager. The M14 was supposed to do the same thing, and was neigh uncontrollable. So the question is, was the FG-42 a better design, or did its reputation simply come from the mystique of a very rare gun?

Well, in my opinion the praise is entirely justified. This was one of the most controllable and pleasant-shooting full power select-fire rifles I have ever shot. It is absolutely far better than the M14, and better than the AR-10 as well and also the G3 in its stock form. The FAL is a closer competitor, but in my opinion still outclassed by the Fallshirmjagergewehr. The FG was expensive and not as durable as its later competitors, but it truly is a very impressive piece of engineering. This particular one is going up for sale at the Morphy auction company (which acquired the James D Julia firearms auction a few months ago), and I hope the new owner enjoys it as much as I did!
>> No. 108659 ID: 76bf0b
  Pre-Production FG-42 (Type C) https://youtu.be/729grX9SIMQ
Thanks to the generosity of a collector in the Association of Maltese Arms Collectors and Shooters, we have a chance today to take a look at a pre-production FG-42, serial number 015. This is one of the guns manufactured by Rheinmetall (the series production would be handed over to Krieghoff) in between the Type A and B prototypes and the Type D troops trials guns. Its provenance is well documented, being previously owned by noted Dutch collector Henk Visser, who received it as a gift form the Rheinmetall factory museum, where it had been since the end of the war.

The gun shows a few minor variations from the standard "first pattern" (aka Type E) FG-42, including a split pin to attach the trigger group and more notably, a completely different type of rear sight. It also, exhibits a modified French MAS-36 bayonet, proving the lineage in that design element (not that there was really any doubt...). In our video, we will discuss the early development of the FG42, and where this rifle is situated in that story!
>> No. 108660 ID: 76bf0b
  The Korsac EM1 - a British/Polish Bullpup FG-42 https://youtu.be/A8ygMDJQ0iY
Armament Research Services (ARES) is a specialist technical intelligence consultancy, offering expertise and analysis to a range of government and non-government entities in the arms and munitions field. For detailed photos of the guns in this video, don't miss the ARES companion blog post:

http://armamentresearch.com/british-korsac-e-m-1-light-machine-gun/

The Korsac EM-1 (not to be confused with the Thorpe EM-1, which is a completely different rifle) was a bullpup light machine gun based on captured examples of the German FG-42 patatroop rifle. It was developed between 1945 and 1947 by a team led by Polish refugee designer named Korsac.

It was chambered for the 8mm Mauser cartridge, and used an 18 round magazine adapted from the ZB-26. The operating mechanism was closely copied form the FG-42, as were many elements of the rifle's controls, including the capability for firing from an open bolt in fully automatic and from a closed bolt in semiautomatic. Unlike the FG-42, it used a short stroke tappet type gas piston, and had a detachable barrel. Ultimately only two examples were built, and only one of those (the one in this video) was completed to firing condition. It suffered from reliability problems in semiautomatic mode, and was quickly sidelined in favor of the other development projects ongoing by 1947. However, many lessons from its development would be put into the EM-2 rifle.
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