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Shooting WW1 German Grenades in the Air with a Trench Shotgun: Myth or Truth?

Two popular YouTube gun channels TAOFLEDERMAUS and C&Rsenal teamed up to prove or bust a myth! There is a popular belief that the trench shotguns issued to US troops during the WW1 were not only used for their main purpose of providing a huge firepower when fighting inside the trenches but also were used to […]

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C&Rsenal (Finally) Tackles a Uniquely American WW1 Firearm – The Remington Model 10 Trenchgun

While the US education system tends to highlight and overemphasize the effect of the United States in World War 1, C&Rsenal has not. For the first 50+ episodes, the channel has been covering the various primarily european weapons from The Great War (though there has been some US history sprinkled in). Finally through the glut […]

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C&Rsenal & The Great War Bring us British Weapons of World War 1

Burgeoning channels The Great War and C&Rsenal continue to expand their partnership on coverage of the First World War in ever more interesting ways. While C&Rsenal focuses on individual weapons in their deep-dive “Primers”, The Great War continues to put their use into an extremely large picture perspective. Fortunately for us, we do not have […]

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C&Rsenal Continues Excellent Primer Series with the Venerable SMLE

C&Rsenal, an utterly fantastic resource for the historically inept at firearms history, has released their latest Primer episode. The Primers are in-depth looks at the firearm including their history (often the result of a combination of conflict, technology, and politics) and their ultimate design, including excellent transparent models. The latest episode focuses on perhaps the […]

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The WWI Long Enfield Small Arms Primer You Need to Watch

Ok, the title is just a hair “click-baity”, but the quality of the information and work put into by C&Rsenal is well worth one’s time. Over the last two years, Othias and Mae have been working to catalog the absolute plethora of weapons used in The Great War (in fact, also partnering another fantastic channel, […]

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C&R Arsenal Plays with The M9’s Great Great Great… Granddaddy

There must be something Italian in the waters. Berettas seem to be popping up all over the place, this time the progenitors of the US M9 Service Pistol. C&Rsenal (a clever name for a Curio & Relic YouTube channel) has their hands on two rare service pistols from a century prior to today, the Beretta […]

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C&Rsenal X-Ray View of Innovative FN 1900

While the 1911, Glock, and other handguns are well-recognized, handguns that truly pushed forward technology can often be overlooked. While yes, the 1911 featured a different Browning design that exists to this day, few recognize the impact of the Fabrique Nationale Model 1900. A little over a half million units were produced prior to production […]

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The German Jager Pistol: Genius Design, PITA Assembly

One of these days, when I have enough money, I’m going to start investing in old firearms (but the new ones are just so darn cool, too…). Tempting us poor commoners again is Ian at Forgotten Weapons, this time with a German compact handgun commonly known as the “Jager” pistol. The Jager pistol was designed […]

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HISTORY: The British Pattern 14 Rifle with C&R Arsenal

C&Rsenal is at it again, continuing their coverage of World War I weapons turning their attention to the British Pattern 14 rifle. With over 1.2 million built, the rifles served the Empire admirably and would later go on to serve as the inspiration for the US M1917 Enfield rifle, which was the primary weapon of […]

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The Guns of the Battlefield 1 Trailer

I normally try to keep the worlds of guns and games separate, but sometimes, when everybody’s talking about it… Matt of Historical Firearms and Othais of C&Rsenal both have taken a look at the new trailer for Battlefield 1, the cheekily named WWI era shooter video game recently announced by Swedish developer DICE over the […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know on the Luger PIstol

I think its safe to say that many in our readership have enjoyed our myriad of posts on various historical firearms. Ian at Forgotten Weapons has been an instrumental asset to the community (and as an occasional contributor to our humble blog). Adding to Ian’s bredth of knowledge is C&Rsenal, who has been hot at […]

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C&Rsenal’s 13 Beautiful GIF’s On WW1 Weapons Function

We posted up earlier on C&Rsenal’s awesome video on how the German Gewehr 1891 functioned. Turns out that C&Rsenal has been busy putting together similar information on the myriad of small arms that were used in The Great War. Popular Mechanics worked to collate a significant portion of the rifles including offerings from most of […]

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