As the start of a looooong series looking at each of the Swiss straight-pulls from the 1889 to the K31, The Bloke gives a short (ha!) overview of the series, and the context of the Swiss militia system in which they existed.
Yeah, there's a couple of ad breaks. Sorry. But it helps to support what we do here at BotR so please be understanding. Also, I corrected an incorrect velocity with an annotation (that those viewing on mobile won't see) - GP11 is about 2550 fps, not 2600/2650.
Featuring the models:
Mannlicher 1893 carbine
1889/96 (in person!)
1897 Cadet rifle
1900 short rifle
Also features possibly the Youtube's first demonstration of the rare and elusive DM-Lader, the Swiss Mauser-style charger / stripper clip!
Firearms history, blokesplaining firearms mechanics, mythbusting, shooting sports and kitschy sketches all in one place. An often dry and sarcastic look at whatever takes the Bloke's and the Chap's fancy in the world of guns and shooting.