History of Firearms - Documentaries, Videos and Multimedia

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    History of Firearms - Documentaries, Videos and Multimedia

    As I was browsing through the net, I chanced upon some really interesting videos about the history and evolution of firearms. I though I'd share them with others, and what better place can it be than DFI?

    Dear members, if you have anything to share regarding firearms, please contribute.

    !!!-Enjoy-!!!

     
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    History of the Gun - Part 1: The Hand Cannon

    History of the Gun - Part 1: The Hand Cannon
     
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    History of the Gun - Part 2: The Matchlock

    History of the Gun - Part 2: The Matchlock
     
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    History of the Gun - Part 3: The Wheellock

    History of the Gun - Part 3: The Wheellock
     
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    History of the Gun - Part 4: The Flintlock

    History of the Gun - Part 4: The Flintlock
     
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    History of the Gun - Part 5: Percussion

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    History of the Gun Part-6: Self-Contained Cartridge

    History of the Gun Part-6: Self-Contained Cartridge
     
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    History of the Gun Part-7: Rifling

    History of the Gun Part-7: Rifling
     
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    History of the Gun Part-8: Breechloaders

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    History of the Gun Part-9: Repeating Rifles

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    History of the Gun Part-10: Revolvers

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    History of the Gun Part-11: Semi-Auto Pistols

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    Tales of the Gun - Early Guns (1-5/5)

    Tales of the Gun - Early Guns (1-5/5)









     
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    Short Magazine Lee Enfield Rifle

    Short Magazine Lee Enfield Rifle







    Do not get confused with inch and metric conversions. Refer to these:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.303_British
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.308_Winchester

    http://rodandgun.netfirms.com/ishapore/RFI.pdf
     
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    Samozaryadnyj Karabin sistemy Simonova

    SKS: Samozaryadnyj Karabin sistemy Simonova (Самозарядный карабин системы Симонова)



     
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    M1 Garand (officially the United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1)

    M1 Garand (officially the United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1)





     
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    So I just discovered that RFI, popularly known as Rifle Factory Ishapore, was originally the Royal Factory Ishapore.

    Source: http://rodandgun.netfirms.com/ishapore/RFI.pdf
     
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