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Paul Mauser patented a recoil operated rifle in 1899, 45 years before the M1 Garrand was adopted as the first recoil operated main battle rifle by any army. It would be interesting to compare the M1 and the 1899 Mauser, and see the similarities.
Posted at 09:32 AM in Firearms Patents/technology, Historical Patents | Permalink
lots of kick when fired (i guess) with 7.92mm, because it has no mechanisms to reduce the kick; otherwise, the two world wars would be fough with semiauto rifles like this instead of slow firing bolt action rifles.
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September 12, 2007 at 01:59 AM
What great technology! Plus technology keeps getting more economical now, and that’s what people really notice. Wind energy, solar power, hybrids and zap EV’s, our choices are good. There are now electric cars being sold everyday, you just plug it into a regular power outlet. When people test drive them they say it’s far more fun to drive an EV.
March 24, 2008 at 06:00 PM
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