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Gun P@rn - Safe For Work!

Post by Marcus Bone » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:09 am

I know Dark Conspiracy players have a reputation of being into their guns, but that never really interested me. However, I recently discovered the Forgotten Weapons channel over on You Tube and its good stuff!

The presenter is well spoken, knowledgeable and yet gives enough info that non-gun fanatics like myself understand what he's talking about!

Go over and see if you can find your favourite gun from the DC rulebook or be inspired to 'stat-up' one of these real life weapons for The Dark Times fanzine.

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Post by ReHerakhte » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:37 am

I must confess to being a "gun-head" long before I got into Dark Conspiracy. My father was an officer in the Australian Army and I myself had joined the Australian Army Reserve and I had lived in some country towns before then so firearms were very much part of my background in a rural and military sense. I was still in the Reserves when I discovered Twilight: 2000 and then later, Dark Conspiracy.
In short, I was always a "gun-head" and that meshed very easily with DC haha!

So after that intro, I have been watching Forgotten Weapons for a number of years now and I agree completely with Marcus, I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone with any level of interest in firearms, even if it's just to see firearms that are rare enough to be collectors items or to see the "might have beens".
Ian, the presenter, hosts a website at http://www.forgottenweapons.com/ You'll find other related items there as well, such as cannon, flame throwers and flare pistols.
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Post by Marcus Bone » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:52 am

ReHerakhte wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:37 am
So after that intro, I have been watching Forgotten Weapons for a number of years now and I agree completely with Marcus, I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone with any level of interest in firearms, even if it's just to see firearms that are rare enough to be collectors items or to see the "might have beens".
Ian, the presenter, hosts a website at http://www.forgottenweapons.com/ You'll find other related items there as well, such as cannon, flame throwers and flare pistols.
As a non-gun head, it's definitely his amateur, but friendly presentation that wins me over! Plus I get to see some cool guns that I'd like to stat up for DC :P
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Post by Morthrai » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:11 am

Forgotten Weapons is genuinely entertaining and informative and I'm often amazed by some of the rarities they dig up.
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Post by ReHerakhte » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:36 am

And speaking of Forgotten Weapons, I think this one may interest Lee considering how few images are available even with the internet.
The Stanley Thorpe designed** EM-1 rifle, beaten by the EM-2 (and thus the EM-2 gets all the press coverage!) http://www.forgottenweapons.com/rifles/em1/

** As opposed to the earlier Roman Korsak EM-1 which used the German 7.92x57mm round but is otherwise quite similar - did I mention I was a gun-head?
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Post by Morthrai » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:52 am

ReHerakhte wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:36 am
And speaking of Forgotten Weapons, I think this one may interest Lee
You know, it never occured to me that the EM-2 would have had a predecessor despite its designation having a 2 in it! :?
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Post by ReHerakhte » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:50 am

Well not so much a predecessor as a competitor. Their were originally four rifles on offer to replace the .303 SMLE but the EM-3 and EM-4 remained paper projects from what I recall without checking my books. The Korsac EM-1 was essentially a reworked FG-42 and had several issues (one being the full power cartridge) that meant it never went past the R&D stage.

The Thorpe EM-1 and the EM-2 both had several pre-production models made although (again, going from memory), the EM-2 was made in greater numbers because it was considered superior to the EM-1. Both of them had some fiddly parts for the bolt which would probably have been sorted out in field trials ever they had ever got that far but as we know, the L1A1 was selected instead.

I recall however, that part of the reason the L1A1 variant was chosen rather than taking the FAL, was that certain senior personnel in the military believed that the squaddies should not be allowed to have full auto capable rifles. They felt that the average British soldier would just squander ammo if given the opportunity and the tradition of high marksmanship in the British Army would be lost!




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