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  • Chauchat Automatic Rifle 1915 - Duration: 4 minutes, 5 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 14,271 views
    The French Chauchat model 1915 automatic rifle was the most common automatic weapon used by the Allies during World War 1. Over 262,000 were made, the majority chambered for the French Lebel 8x50 ...
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  • MG08 Machine Gun - Duration: 4 minutes, 40 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 12,286 views
    The MG08 was the principal heavy machine gun used by the Germans during World War I. It was a development of Maxim’s 1894 design licensed for manufacturing in Germany. It fired a 7.9mm cartridge ...
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  • Browning 1895 'Potato digger' - Duration: 3 minutes, 40 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 16,064 views
    John Browning’s 1893 patent for an automatic machine gun was taken up by the Colt company, resulting in the Colt-Browning 1895 machine gun. Initially chambered for the 6 mm Lee Navy cartridge, it ...
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  • Luger P08 - Duration: 2 minutes.

    • 8 months ago
    • 18,847 views
    The Luger was developed from the Borchardt C93 by Georg Luger at the German DWM works. Several variants were produced leading to the Luger P08 model, which was adopted by the German Army in 1908. ...
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  • Borchardt C93 pistol - Duration: 114 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 17,157 views
    The Borchardt C93 was probably the first commercially successful semi-automatic pistol. It was designed in Germany by Hugo Borchardt in 1893, and fired a 7.65mm cartridge, also designed by Borchar...
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  • Tranter 1858 model 4 double action revolver - Duration: 2 minutes, 44 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 9,785 views
    William Tranter was an important supplier of English revolver frames during the period 1853-1866. He patented a number of improvements that allowed a revolver to be fired either by pulling the tri...
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  • Tranter 1853 double-trigger revolver - Duration: 2 minutes.

    • 11 months ago
    • 2,555 views
    William Tranter was one of Robert Adams' most important frame suppliers. Tranter also patented and manufactured double-action revolvers based on the Adams frame. The 1853 model had a double trigg...
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  • Trapdoor Springfield rifle - Duration: 3 minutes, 52 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 21,079 views
    Converting a muzzle loading Springfield rifle to breech loader (revised version). The majority of rifles used in the American Civil War were muzzle loaders. These were slow to load, and generally...
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  • Beaumont Adams Revolver 1857 - Duration: 3 minutes, 21 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 8,466 views
    Animation showing mechanism of Beaumont-Adams revolver. The Adams self cocking revolver of 1851 was well suited to short range fighting, but less suitable to long range accurate shooting due to its...
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  • Adams Revolver 1851 - Duration: 2 minutes, 18 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 7,867 views
    The Robert Adams 1851 English 5-shot revolvers can be cocked and fired simply by pulling the trigger. This would allow an officer or cavalryman to hold the revolver in his left hand while still ho...
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  • Brennan Torpedo 1887 - Duration: 3 minutes, 48 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 22,888 views
    The Brennan torpedo was the first effective guided weapon. Introduced into service in 1887, the Brennan was launched from a shore-side fort and powered by a steam engine which pulled wire off drums...
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  • Vickers Mk1 1914 - Duration: 5 minutes, 51 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 54,071 views
    Vickers machine gun Mk I, first introduced in 1912 and remained in service until 1968. This was the principal machine gun used by the British Army during WW1. It fired a .303 round at a rate of 5...
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  • Lewis Gun 1916 - Duration: 4 minutes, 17 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 111,437 views
    Lewis Gun 1916. Invented in the USA in1911 by Colonel Isaac Lewis, he could not interest the US Army in his weapon. He started to manufacture his gun in Belgium and then moved to the UK just befo...
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  • Maxim Transitional Machine Gun 1885 - Duration: 2 minutes, 37 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 70,194 views
    In 1885, Hiram Maxim made a breakthrough in his design for an automatic machine gun. He realised that the gun should be easily field-stripped and his second prototype gun was too complicated. The ...
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  • vbbsmytFlyer - Duration: 65 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 12,391 views
    Trailer for my collection of Victorian-era machine gun animations
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  • Howell Torpedo 1896 animation - Duration: 2 minutes, 28 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 53,128 views
    An animation of the Howell 14.2 inch torpedo from 1896. This torpedo uses a heavy flywheel as its motive power, and for a time was considered an alternative to the Whitehead torpedo. The flywheel...
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  • 1876 16 inch torpedo animation - Duration: 2 minutes, 20 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 18,112 views
    Animation of 16 inch torpedo, Whitehead design, built by the Royal Laboratories in about 1876. This torpedo has a warhead of 116 lbs (52.5 Kg) wet guncotton, a compressed air compound oscillating ...
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  • Maxim second prototype machine gun - Duration: 4 minutes, 43 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 597,790 views
    Hiram Maxim produced a second prototype machine gun in 1885. This is described in UK Patent No. 1307 dated 29 January 1885. This is an animation based on the patent drawings and shows how Maxim h...
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  • The First Maxim Machine Gun - Duration: 4 minutes, 20 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 59,966 views
    Hiram S Maxim developed the first automatic machine gun in 1884. His prototype used a fairly complicated mechanism - but he was the first person to use the force of recoil from firing a cartridge ...
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  • 2 barrel Gardner Gun 1880 (Parkhurst, Pratt & Whitney) - Duration: 2 minutes, 26 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 19,002 views
    Animation of 2-barreled Gardner gun to Edward Parkhurst's 1880 design and patents. Pratt & Witney bought manufacturing rights to William Gardner's original 1876 patent, and continued to refine it ...
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  • Gardner 2 barrel Machine Gun (1879) - Duration: 2 minutes, 44 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 25,281 views
    An animation of the 2 barrel Gardner machine gun manufactured by William Gardner to his 1879 patent. Several hundred 2 and 5 barrel guns were manufactured by William Gardner in the United Kingdom ...
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  • Gardner 5 Barrel Machine Gun 1882 - Duration: 3 minutes, 36 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 40,178 views
    An animation showing the mechanism of William Gardner's 5-barrel machine gun, patented in August 1881. The United States Army was firmly wedded to the Gatling gun at that time, and showed little i...
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  • Montigny Mitrailleuse 1863 - Duration: 2 minutes, 22 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 65,171 views
    This animation shows the firing mechanism for the Christophe-Montigny mitrailleuse (grapeshot shooter) developed around 1863 in Belgium. The model shown here has 37 barrels, and is quoted as being...
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  • Reffy Mitrailleuse 1867 - Duration: 4 minutes, 6 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 84,675 views
    An animation of the Reffye Mitrailleuse of 1867. Multi-barrel Mitrailleuse (grapeshot shooters) were originally developed in Belgium in 1851. The Reffye Mitrailleuse, developed for the French Army...
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  • Nordenfelt 6pdr - Duration: 2 minutes.

    • 6 years ago
    • 21,768 views
    An animation to show the workings of the Nordenfelt 6 pdr quick firing gun. These were introduced in the late 1880's as a counter to the increasing menace of torpedo boats and the early torpedo boa...
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  • Nordenfelt 2-barrel Anti-Torpedo-Boat gun - Duration: 3 minutes, 7 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 80,169 views
    Animation of a 2-barrel Nordenfelt 1 inch anti-torpedo boat gun, circa 1885. Nordenfelt's first mechanism, as used in the 4-barrel gun, was rather cumbersome. This second system was much more comp...
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  • Gatling 1862 - Duration: 2 minutes, 15 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 50,503 views
    An animation of Richard Gatling's first Battery gun, modeled from his 1862 patent. The original model fired the standard .58 paper cartridge used in American Civil War muzzle loading rifles. The ...
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  • Gatling 1874 - Duration: 3 minutes, 8 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 225,253 views
    An animation of a 10-barrel .45 cal 1874 Gatling gun, with 240 round Broadwell magazine. This gun was sometimes called the Camel gun, after some imaginative advertising. Earlier models of Gatling ...
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  • Gatling Gun Model 1865 Animation - Duration: 2 minutes, 12 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 132,299 views
    This animation shows the mechanism used in the 1865 model Gatling Gun. It is taken from Richard J Gatling's Patent of that year. The 1865 model exploited the improved quality and availability of...
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  • Hotchkiss 37mm Revolving Cannon - Duration: 3 minutes, 8 seconds.

    • 7 years ago
    • 90,164 views
    An animation showing the mechanism of the Hotchkiss 37mm Revolving cannon of 1884. This was used extensively by France, other European nations and the United States as an anti-torpedo boat gun. I...
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