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Video is self-explanatory - will a Swiss 7.65 Parabellum / Luger run without its extractor, on residual pressure? A party trick of a clubmate of The Chap in Holland was to run his German 9 mm P08 Luger without its extractor.

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Did you know that the French army had soldiers load 8mm Lebel reduced power gallery cartridges powered by magician's flashpaper? Let The Chap tell you all about them!

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8x50 berthier flash paper

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To add a little context to a quotation in Richard Law's Collector Grade book on the Mauser K98k Sniper Rifle. The Russian angle. Basically, and entirely contrary to popular belief, the Germans had systematic accuracy problems with their Kar98k sniper rifles. And were rather jealous of the Russian Mosin Nagant M91/30's and the accuracy standard they were held to. Not having a genuine K98k sniper at hand, here's the Germans' view of the Russian gear confirmed.

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Bloke takes his .303" British Lee-Enfield SMLE and sees how many he can fire through it in a mad minute.

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Well, that's that busted. No, the BREN light machine gun does not pull forward on firing. It has to obey Newton just like everything else.

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With many thanks to our friends as mentioned in the video, here we take a look at the mechanics of the lightweight BREN Mk.3 LMG, issued initially for airborne and jungle use from 1944 onwards, but which found wider usage in Korea, Malaya, Borneo and beyond.

Too many jump cuts, I know. Sorry. Can't have everything in life.

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303 British light machine gun .303

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At the end of 3 days of filming in really dusty conditions, Britishmuzzleloaders Rob's .303 Lee-Enfield No.4 was running just peachy, despite being full of dust and having had hundreds of rounds through it without cleaning.

Funny how us Commonwealth-types manage to do this, eh? :p

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The Daily Show recently produced a couple of videos about Switzerland's gun culture. Although broadly positive and in favour of the Swiss, it of course contained some Fake News: basically both videos contained some misleading graphics and incredibly false statements about certain aspects of Swiss gun law.

By popular demand, The Bloke and The Chap set the record straight, explaining how it works and what's false or misleading about the graphic in question.

Plus, even Lederhosen are Fake News - they're German, not Swiss. Talk about cultural appropriation... of the wrong culture!

#dailyshow #fakenews #switzerland #guns #regulations

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Rowan, who featured on BotR in an earlier video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nRVr4ft1wQ shot the InRange 2GAC two gun action challenge WW1 centennial match in Tucson, Arizona, USA in October 2019. He won the WW1 category by absolutely miles. Here's his appearance on InRange: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBt31q7diQ0

THIS, ladies and gentlemen, is how you run a Lee-Enfield. In fact, it's how you run any bolt-action that's any good, but it's particularly how you run a Lee-Enfield (specifically an Ishapore 2A1 in 7.62x51 NATO / .308 Winchester rather than .303 British). His pistols were a Ballister-Molina and a Cimarron, both Colt 1911 clones

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SMLE No.4 number 4 number four

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Rowan joins Bloke on the Range for a discussion about the common Lee-Enfield and .303 British myths, which seem to originate in the US. How could the rifles have been used for so long in the British Empire and Commonwealth, including in competition out to 1000 yards, without people noticing that they're apparently terribly inaccurate, dangerously weak, with dangerous headspace problems and systematic rimlock / rimjam problems with the magazine? And that none of this managed to make it into the training materials?

Note 15.01.2019: Just this minute I happened upon a page with a couple of Lee-Enfield bolt failures of various types: http://dave2.freeshell.org/smle/smle236/smle236.htm

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SMLE No.4 Springfield Mauser kar98 kar98k 98k Gew98 03A3

All about Frankenrifle here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOAHKzyYWYo

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Bloke takes Frankenrifle, his customised Australian International Arms AIA M10A1 in 7.62x39 to the 300m range to zero it and see how it does with iron sights and Wolf steel-cased ammo.

No Lee Enfield SMLE or No.4 rifles were harmed in the making of this film.

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Mike and Rob of the parish of Britishmuzzleloaders try their hand at the Advanced Snap Shooting exercise from Weapons Training Memorandum No.7 of 1944: https://vickersmg.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/wtm07.pdf

In this, they use Rob's Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.1* with Rob's .303 British cast bullet loads

Support the Vickers Machine Gun Association! https://vickersmg.blog/

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But that's unpossible! How can someone shoot straight with that great big ghost ring 0.2" / 5.1mm battle aperture on a Lee-Enfield No.4! Let alone at 300m! Inconceivable!

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303 British Lee-Enfield SMLE target shooting sport

EARLIER VID ON BRITISH L1A1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Peo7M-GihKA

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Bloke takes a look at a Canadian C1A1 in 7.62x51 NATO made by Long Branch, including a cutaway model! Of course, this leads to a geeky primary extraction discussion...

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The Chap takes you through the 1871 Belgian Rifle, a very Winchester High Wall falling block type of single shot black powder affair, built for the Belgian Civil Guard and widely adopted in South America

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Mike gets up at sill o'clock to go and shoot the 50m pistol Morgartenschiessen 2018. In doing so, he talks about the Battle of Morgarten, its significance, and discusses with his friend Budi the difficulties this shoot presents.

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Swiss Guard: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benutzer:Dnalor_01

Parabellum: Hmaag, Creative Commons

P220: Rama, CeCILL license

Sphinx: Meswiss, GNU license

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Continuing the Mad Minutes series, Bloke takes an 8x50R M95 Mannlicher Straight Pull rifle for a mad minute spin. How well will it do?

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In an earlier vid on the Früwirth carbine, many people remarked the offset firing pin. Here's the reason for it... Hint: it's in the original 11.5x36R ammo.

WATCH ROB'S VERSION HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zerXIuTW-HA

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Mike and Rob continue their look at official British WW2 close quarter battle CQB techniques, this time from Weapons Training Memorandum 7 from 1944, downloadable here: https://vickersmg.blog/manual/small-arms-training-manuals/ Plus, support those guys!

This is the earliest official reference to a middle-fingering technique that we have yet found!

GUNS IN THIS VIDEO:
SMLE Short Magazine Lee Enfield No.1 Mk.III .303 British
No.4 Mk.1 *

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Meet Han. He's a good egg and a very good shot, but sometimes talks himself out of it under competition pressure. Here's a video about the psychological aspects of shooting technique, and how psychology can affect your performance, illustrated with a falling plates J-ladder knockout competition.

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Mike and Rob take a look at the British early WW2 close quarter battle (CQB) drills from Weapons Training Memorandum 1 of 1940, to see how they work. This memorandum can be found here: https://vickersmg.blog/manual/small-arms-training-manuals/

GUNS IN THIS VIDEO:
SMLE Short Magazine Lee Enfield No.1 Mk.III .303 British
No.4 Mk.1 *

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Mike was lucky enough to be able to shoot the semiauto SA80 / L85A1, so he zeroed it at 100m and shot it at 300m

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Monsieur Le Chap and Monsieur Le Bloke shoot a pair of French model 92 revolvers side by side: a proper St. Etienne Mle 92, and a Trocaola-made Mle 92 Espagnol, a Smith & Wesson M&P clone made in the Eibar valley. But which one is better?

Earlier vid referenced: https://youtu.be/Ao0l7jgObvc

Note: the calibre isn't 8mm Lebel!

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A channel about historic firearms technology, mechanics, military history and so on.