Forgotten Weapons Q&A

64 episodes

Q&A 61: Talking Guns with Polenar Tactical01:20:02
Q&A 61: Talking Guns with Polenar Tactical
Forgotten Weapons Q&A – E61
2 years ago
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Get 10% off anything in Polenar's web store with code "NOTEASTERNEUROPE" https://polenartactical.com/shop/ 00:00:32 - What is the "elevator pitch" for Polenar Tactical? 00:02:26 - How did you get your channel name? 00:04:49 - What are the Slovenian gun laws like? 00:07:11 - How do EU rules impact an individual country's laws? 00:11:37 - What do you think will be the most prevalent rifle and cartridge to spring up for civil defense in Eastern Europe? 00:16:43 - What rifle to replace the SIG 550 for Swiss service? 00:19:11 - With the US Army moving toward the 277 Fury, what will NATO countries do? 00:29:19 - Optics and other accessories price and availability in eastern Europe? 00:35:38 - How has the war in Ukraine affected the availability of firearms accessories and gear? Also, have any fighters reached out to you for tips and training or equipment procurement? 00:38:13 - What were the reasons for allowing civilian suppressor use in Slovenia? 00:44:36 - What was the development process for Grip Clamp C (tm)? 00:45:22 - What's the story with that warehouse with the tires on the walls where you do many of Polenar's vids? 00:48:38 - If you could only have one gun... 00:50:49 - How has the transition to western-style and caliber firearms gone for countries transitioning from the Warsaw block to NATO? 00:58:36 - What are the tactical advantages of track suits for AK operation? 01:00:07 - If you had to live in another European country what would it be and why? 01:01:45 - What is your guess on future firearm related law development in Europe? 01:05:39 - What is the most Slavic drink you are going to make Ian drink? 01:07:23 - What is the best Slovenian fruit brandy? Apricot, pear, plum, etc? 01:09:17 - AK vs AR in Slovenia? Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.forgottenweapons.com Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle 36270 Tucson, AZ 85740

Q&A 60: Early Automatic Pistols & More w/ "Fireplace Guy" - Len Antaris57:08
Q&A 60: Early Automatic Pistols & More w/ "Fireplace Guy" - Len Antaris
Forgotten Weapons Q&A – E60
2 years ago
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Today I am speaking to Len Antaris of Historic Investments, aka "Fireplace Guy". Len has a tremendous collection with an emphasis on unusual and prototype handguns, and he has been very generous in allowing me to film much of it for you over many years. So, I figured we should talk to him about some of the things you might be interested in his take on: 00:00 - Introduction 02:14 - Why are American Collectors so interested in Swiss Firearms? 04:21 - Why were early autoloading pistols so clunky compared to modern pistols? 07:32 - Your house is on fire, and you only have time to save one gun from your collection. Which one, and why? Salvatore-Dormus: https://youtu.be/QGzb-0PJadI Laumann & Schonberger-Laumann: https://youtu.be/AFhU3Dixvnk 10:11 - How did you get started collecting firearms and why a particular interest in early semi-auto handguns? 15:38 - Why have modern firearms have lost the finesse and finish of older guns? 18:34 - Top 3 guns to hang on the mantle above the fireplace? 20:33 - Most interesting technological dead end to come out of early self-loading pistol design? Sosso: https://youtu.be/iO3ZAuiq35k 22:49 - Webley self-loader viable for wide-spread use in WW1? Webley Model 1913: https://youtu.be/HSDygkzGQRo 25:12 - Were there any serious attempt at stocked revolvers for militaries after the early 1900's? 25:27 - Thoughts on the Trejo Model 1 .22 auto pistol? Trejo Model 1: https://youtu.be/8d-AQsHY1_c 26:30 - Why didn't the Schwarzlose 1898 take off commercially despite it's advanced features and good ergonomics? Schwarzlose 1898: https://youtu.be/rYl0dQAJMh4 29:21 - How hard is it finding warlord pistols these days? 35:39 - What firearms are you seeking, or wish you could have for your collection? 36:53 - I’m starting to collect World War 2 military sidearms. But, I want to focus on the "not so common" military issue sidearms. What would you consider the top 3 "un-sung pistols" of World War 2? 41:15 - Favorite pistol to shoot / Do you shoot your collectible pistols? 43:26 - Which, if any, of the early semiauto pistols could be a (limited) success if it was brought back as a replica today? 48:18 - Will polymer pistols ever be collectible? 51:25 - Who are some early designers of semi-automatic handguns you think more people should know about?

Q&A 59: Questions for a Gun Shop Owner w/ Kurt Stancl01:05:33
Q&A 59: Questions for a Gun Shop Owner w/ Kurt Stancl
Forgotten Weapons Q&A – E59
2 years ago
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Today we have a bunch of questions about gun shops, and I am joined by Kurt Stancl, of Bear Arms in Scottsdale AZ. Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle 36270 Tucson, AZ 85740

Q&A 58: Tenuous Travel, Time Travel Investment, and 7.65 French Magnum59:23
Q&A 58: Tenuous Travel, Time Travel Investment, and 7.65 French Magnum
Forgotten Weapons Q&A – E58
2 years ago
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00:00 - Introduction 00:26 - Videos I want to re-film? My ZK-420S video: https://utreon.com/v/SmKa9vNWt3w 03:05 - Gas system change between MKB-42(H) and MP43 04:15 - Why do we still use rimmed shotgun shells? 06:54 - What sketchy travel plan worked out well? 09:45 - Do I convert my guns to left-handed controls? 11:20 - .30 Super Carry and 7.65mm French Long 14:04 - Forward mounted vs grip mounted magazines in SMGs/PCCs 17:24 - Double action in rifles 19:07 - What to carry if there were no semi autos or revolvers? 21:41 - Future of economically affordable handguns 23:31 - Side folding stocks vs top and under folders 25:23 - Effect of tanks on WWI small arms 28:38 - "Tales of the Gun" 30:38 - Time travel gun investments: $100,000 in 2002 36:50 - Selling guns without serial numbers 38:15 - What historical era would I want to live in? 39:03 - Full auto M1A1 Carbine? 40:39 - Making the M1919A4 into a pseudo-SAW? 44:43 - Do I like cars? My Jeep & 1919: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnRtK-rdKYM 46:38 - Why I don't like the spinner as a competition target 51:14 - Electronic ammo counters on guns 54:12 - Am I writing another book? 54:52 - Biathlon rifles Military Patrol article: https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/02/12/military-roots-olympic-biathlon/ 56:40 - Electric gatling-type guns on US WW2 ships?

Q&A 56: Travel, Elbonian Snipers, and Contradictions01:05:51
Q&A 56: Travel, Elbonian Snipers, and Contradictions
Forgotten Weapons Q&A – E56
2 years ago
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http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons https://www.floatplane.com/channel/ForgottenWeapons/home Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.forgottenweapons.com It's Q&A time again! The last one for 2021...here's to hoping 2022 is a better year for everyone. 0:00:00 - Introduction 0:00:21 - My passport, and customs 0:01:54 - What countries would I like to visit? 0:04:46 - How much FR-F2 practice did I have before Desert Brutality? 0:06:07 - Why not half-brass rifle or pistol ammo, like in shotguns? 0:07:46 - Why aren't there more closed bolt SMGs? 0:09:40 - Why no more hexagonal barrels? 0:10:53 - Forgotten Weapons videos on Amazon 0:12:27 - "Economical" machine guns 0:17:28 - FN49 in different calibers 0:19:07 - Sniper rifles for Elbonia 0:21:25 - Was there an 8mm Lebel Maxim gun? 0:23:59 - Details on Ethiopian Oddities 0:26:54 - Some WWSD complaints mirroring original M16 complaints 0:29:36 - What rifle *should* France have made for new smokeless powder? 0:31:13 - Choice for a 2-Gun match: Carcano, Enfield, Arisaka 0:33:25 - Why wasn't the CETME AMELI more common? 0:34:31 - A gun I have been searching for unsuccessfully 0:37:32 - Why not smaller cartridges with more powerful powder? 0:40:02 - Seemingly contradictory good guns (M3 vs PPSh-41) 0:44:11 - How does stamping allow cheaper metals? 0:47:03 - Match for revolvers and single shot rifles 0:50:04 - Pedersen vs Johnson if there was no Garand 0:52:40 - "Not real" actions like Blish...and API 0:54:57 - Printed magazines for very rare guns? 0:57:14 - Which will be dropped first, 9mm or 5.56mm? 0:59:27 - Biggest military lesson form World War One? 1:02:06 - Did Simonov see an RSC rifle? 1:03:13 - Unlimited ammo from Santa: what caliber and for what guns? Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle 36270 Tucson, AZ 85740

Q&A 55: Surplus Gear and Finnish Culture w/ Jari Laine of Varusteleka48:27
Q&A 55: Surplus Gear and Finnish Culture w/ Jari Laine of Varusteleka
Forgotten Weapons Q&A – E55
2 years ago
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http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons https://www.floatplane.com/channel/ForgottenWeapons/home Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.forgottenweapons.com Today we have a Q&A guest: Jari Laine, CEO of Varusteleka. Jari is active in the Finnish reserves in addition to his role as CEO, and exemplifies the company's practical expertise in designing and producing topicality military gear as well as sourcing all manner of surplus. Located just north of Helsinki in Finland, Varusteleka ships worldwide (including to the US for a flat $9.99). You can browse their whole extensive collection at: https://www.varusteleka.com/en Now, for our questions with Jari: 00:00 - Introduction 02:17 - Natural fibers vs synthetics 04:51 - What can Americans learn from Finnish culture (besides sauna)? 05:43 - How to deal with mosquitos 07:42 - Särmä short-shorts? 08:30 - Cool but utterly useless military gear? 10:10 - Biggest shortcoming of Finnish gear? 13:05 - Varusteleka sales, international vs domestic Finland? 14:25 - Prioritizing product people need vs high-profit products? 17:11 - Is there a place for the 9mm SMG in a modern military? 19:33 - How do Finns feel about the huge number of Finnish surplus guns in the US? 21:34 - News about Finnish Brutality 2022? 22:34 - Difficult country or region to find surplus from? 24:37 - How to repair merino wool cuffs and elbows? 25:44 - What does Jari think of the WWSD? 27:13 - Why does Finland still use 7.62x39mm? 31:13 - Anything specific you always do in the US when visiting? 33:10 - Strangest piece of milsurp you have been offered? 34:59 - How does Varusteleka actually find surplus goods? 36:53 - Were WW2 puukko knives private or military issue? 38:36 - Is surplus from particular countries consistent in quality? 40:40 - How are modern-day relations between Russia and Finland? 42:12 - Does Varusteleka have any clothing items with absolutely no plastic? 44:07 - What do Ian and Jari enjoy about the other's countries? 46:33 - Who would win a hand-to-hand fight, Jari or Vladimir Putin? Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle 36270 Tucson, AZ 85740

Q&A 54: Machine Gun Questions w/ Msgt. (Ret) John Keene01:14:17
Q&A 54: Machine Gun Questions w/ Msgt. (Ret) John Keene
Forgotten Weapons Q&A – E54
2 years ago
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Thanks to John Keene for joining me again for today's Q&A! John is both a professional in the business and a passionate machine gun collector himself, and we're here to answer questions specifically about collectible machine guns... 0:00:00 - Introduction 0:01:12 - What MGs are over/under valued because of their nationality or provenance? 0:15:31 - What MGs are over/under valued because of their mechanical characteristics? 0:21:37 - Machine guns that really shouldn't be legally considered machine guns 0:23:17 - Paperwork associated with DEWATs (Deactivated War Trophies) 0:24:19 - Best and worst Cold War SMGs for the collector and shooter? 0:29:55 - When will demand for transferrable MGs start to slow? 0:32:39 - How do cannon/artillery owners obtain ammunition? 0:34:52 - Where should someone start when collecting machine guns? 0:39:06 - MAC family of guns and their accessories 0:41:50 - Are there more "enemy" MGs on the registry than "allied" ones? 0:44:38 - Chances of another machine gun amnesty? 0:49:30 - Have binary triggers impacted machine gun values? 0:51:30 - Most surprising machine gun John has encountered? 0:53:46 - How does parts/accessory availability impact MG values? 1:01:46 - What is John's opinion of the M60? http://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons https://www.floatplane.com/channel/ForgottenWeapons/home Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.forgottenweapons.com Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle 36270 Tucson, AZ 85740

Q&A 53: With Matt Larosiere (FRT Trigger) and Russell Phagan (KP-15)01:13:03
Q&A 53: With Matt Larosiere (FRT Trigger) and Russell Phagan (KP-15)
Forgotten Weapons Q&A – E53
3 years ago
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0:00:00 - Introduction 0:00:28 - What am I using to learn French? 0:01:21 - How difficult is a C&R license? 0:04:06 - Thoughts on FB Radom's return to the US commercial market? Military Beryl AK: https://youtu.be/VGUHYjZFg5c 0:06:22 - Do milling and optics on slides impact pistol reliability? 0:08:09 - Maxim-Tokarev 0:09:29 - Suppressing the Nagant 1895 0:12:09 - Military sidearms by someone like Arex? 0:13:30 - Why did the Luger 1906 rifle not catch on? 0:15:51 - Why doesn't the RSC-1917 load from the top? RSC-1917: https://youtu.be/BQan6gn37A4 0:18:12 - Thoughts on the Rare Breed FRT - Guest spot by Matt Larosiere Matt's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLrm1e8ffKnV8gnACtGjy6A 0:25:15 - M1 Garand vs M14 0:27:25 - Finnish military 1895 Nagant revolvers 0:29:39 - Why was the SKS not a more successful military rifle? 0:32:13 - Converting .303 British to rimless 0:34:45 - Manurhin MR-73 vs H&K Mk23 0:36:33 - Why no revolvers in .30 Carbine? 0:38:05 - Elements of European culture I like 0:40:07 - Would the British use 9mm or .455 in a WW1 SMG? 0:42:19 - What are the MP-1 through MP-4 and the MP-6? Walther MPL: https://youtu.be/tQSilZnqdlA 0:43:51 - Painting the KP-15 - Guest spot by Russell Phagan Russell's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SinistralRifleman 0:46:02 - NFA Trusts 0:51:44 - Direct gas impingement pistol? 0:52:21 - Arms for Archduke Franz Ferdinand's bodyguard 0:54:42 - Did prop/engine speed effect machine gun RoF? 0:56:34 - Build your own WW1 rifle 0:59:21 - Underbarrel grenade launchers vs rifle grenades 1:01:15 - How to have a career working with old guns 1:04:23 - Am I still involved with InRangeTV? 1:06:07 - Japanese vz24 Mauser 1:09:11 - How does the P90 magazine not malfunction all the time? P90: https://youtu.be/M20PiFxMkrs Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.forgottenweapons.com Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle 36270 Tucson, AZ 85740

Sam Colt was a Jerk, the NGSW will not be Adopted, and German WW1 Wunderwaffe01:18:44
Sam Colt was a Jerk, the NGSW will not be Adopted, and German WW1 Wunderwaffe
Forgotten Weapons Q&A – E52
3 years ago
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Troop Trials, Postwar MG34/42, and the DIY Maker's Match01:05:54
Troop Trials, Postwar MG34/42, and the DIY Maker's Match
Forgotten Weapons Q&A – E51
3 years ago
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with Mike and Fabien of Bloke on the Range01:04:10
with Mike and Fabien of Bloke on the Range
Forgotten Weapons Q&A – E49
3 years ago
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Today's Q&A was filmed in Finland, with special guests Mike and Fabien from Bloke on the Range, who came out to shoot the scaled-down Finnish Brutality 2021 with me. If you like what you see here, you can watch and support their work: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9k2WzcJ1kUMl4KIwNQwrFA https://www.patreon.com/BlokeOnTheRange Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle 36270 Tucson, AZ 85740

Q&A: Silencers with Kevin Brittingham of AAC & Q45:42
Q&A: Silencers with Kevin Brittingham of AAC & Q
3 years ago
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I am excited to have the opportunity to talk suppressors today with Kevin Brittingham. He has been working with them for more than 25 years, over that time founded Advanced Armament, sold it to Remington, and then founded his current company, Q. He was responsible for the commercial popularity of the .300 Blackout cartridge and his Honey Badger was adopted by various Special Forces units to replace the MP5SD - and that is only a small part of his contribution to the world of silencers. My visit with Kevin was prompted by a book project we are starting about the history of military silencers, which I am very excited about - but we will make a formal announcement of that later on in the process. To receive updates on the book, make sure to sign up for Headstamp Publishing's notification list: https://www.headstamppublishing.com/silencer-book For now, let's answer some of your questions about silencers! Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle #36270 Tucson, AZ 85740

Collector Tips, Bond's Next Pistol, and the Sights I Hate01:04:45
Collector Tips, Bond's Next Pistol, and the Sights I Hate
Forgotten Waepons Q&A – E47
3 years ago
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Awesome whiskey bullets: https://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons/products/fgw-ice-bullets We also have a bunch of merchandise on sale until December 31st: http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle #36270 Tucson, AZ 85740

Scotland, .30 Carbine, and Mauser (w/ Mauro Baudino)01:14:09
Scotland, .30 Carbine, and Mauser (w/ Mauro Baudino)
Forgotten Weapons Q&A – E46
3 years ago
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Repros, Sporterizations, and Guest Appearances by CMMG and Calico56:15
Repros, Sporterizations, and Guest Appearances by CMMG and Calico
Forgotten Weapons Q&A – E45
3 years ago
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Today's Q&A questions come from channel supporters on both Patreon and Floatplane. Thanks guys! Preorder your Elbonia shirt, poster or patch here! http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle #36270 Tucson, AZ 85740

Want me in the next John Wick Movie? Sign the Petition!01:23
Want me in the next John Wick Movie? Sign the Petition!
4 years ago
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The question was asked in my recent Q&A of whether I would enjoy a cameo role in a John Wick movie as one of the gun sommeliers. The answer if, of course, that I would adore such an opportunity! Well, someone decided to start a petition to that effect. So what the heck - if you think that would be fun to see, sign the petition! I have no idea if anyone associated with the film will see it, or if they would have any interest, but it can't hurt to ask, right? https://www.change.org/p/lionsgate-give-ian-mccollum-a-cameo-in-a-john-wick-movie

My Workout Routine, NATO-Caliber Brownings, & Defend the Alamo!01:01:33
My Workout Routine, NATO-Caliber Brownings, & Defend the Alamo!
Forgotten Weapons Q&A – E44
4 years ago
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The Agua Chiltepin in this video is made by Tio Ceddy, and you can order from them here: https://www.tioceddy.com/online-store/Agua-Chiltepin-c15229988 They have no connection to the channel, and aren't a sponsor or anything. Just a neat local piece of Southwestern culture. This is the full-length version of this Q&A, which I was fighting Youtube flagging on until the last minute. Folke Myrvang's book is out of print, but available here: https://amzn.to/31zl6Lj Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle #36270 Tucson, AZ 85740

(feat. Jonathan Ferguson): Military Wing of the Campaign for Beautiful Rifles51:46
(feat. Jonathan Ferguson): Military Wing of the Campaign for Beautiful Rifles
Forgotten Weapons Q&A – E43
4 years ago
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Thanks to Jonathan Ferguson for joining me today to answer our second-to-last question! You can still preorder his upcoming book, Thorneycroft to SA80: British Bullpup Firearms 1901-2020 at Headstamp Publishing: https://www.headstamppublishing.com/bullpup-rifle-book Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle #36270 Tucson, AZ 85740

Books, Machine Guns, Cannons, and Forgotten Weapons by Mail42:19
Books, Machine Guns, Cannons, and Forgotten Weapons by Mail
Forgotten Weapons Q&A – E42
4 years ago
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Rebuilding Elbonia, and Lots of British Rifles01:08:14
Rebuilding Elbonia, and Lots of British Rifles
Forgotten Weapons Q&A – E41
4 years ago
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Thanks to all my wonderful Patrons for making Forgotten Weapons possible, and thanks to Andrews of Bothwell for my Secret Weapon! Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons Contact: Forgotten Weapons 6281 N. Oracle #36270 Tucson, AZ 85740