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  • Daly Arms "Tom Thumb" - A Tiny Ring-Trigger Revolver

    The "Tom Thumb" is a tiny .22 rimfire revolver made in Belgium by an unknown shop and imported into the US to be sold by the Daly Arms Company of New York. These are antique guns, probably made in the 1870s or 1880s, chambered for the original black powder .22 rimfire cartridge. There are other s...

  • FN1910 Inherent Safety Flaw: Can Be Put In An Unsafe Condition!!!

    Back in the day when Bloke was doing TFBTV, a gentleman contacted him by e-mail to describe in great detail the "clever" way he carried his FN 1910 loaded +1, i.e. with a full magazine and a loaded chamber. In doing so, he had inadvertently discovered a fundamental flaw and had put his pistol int...

  • Cold War Belgium: Comparing the Vigneron M1 and M2 SMGs

    The Vigneron was Belgium's standard submachine gun during the early years of the Cold War. It was originally adopted as the M1 in 1953, and about 21,300 were made. In 1954, several modifications were made, resulting in the M2 pattern. Many of the original M1s were converted to M2 specification, a...

  • FN Model 30: The First Belgian BAR

    FN played a role in the production of Polish wz.28 BARs, and in the process obtained a copy of the technical package for the weapon, and converted it to metric measurements. Under the supervision of Dieudonne Saive, this was used as the basis for FN's own BAR production, called the ModelΓ© 30. Pro...

  • AFN-49: The Forgotten Full-Auto Brother of the FN-49

    The SAFN, aka FN-49, is one of the classic post-war European battle rifles, and was sold to nine different countries in the early 1950s before the FAL became FN's primary combat rifle offering. What is often forgotten is that despite being limited to a fixed 10-round magazine, nearly half of all ...

  • FN15 + ACOG to 500yds: Practical Accuracy (FN15 Standard rifle)

    Watch latest videos, sometimes even early releases! Sign up for the newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hkbJYn ***We've changed the name of this to FN15 instead of the M4A1 because that's more apt. We have re-filmed this with a true Colt 6921 recently using an actual USMC RCO (ACOG TA31) and will publi...

  • P90 - Japanese Gun Porn

    The FN America P90 + what Henry's about to do. Watch latest videos, sometimes even early releases! Sign up for the newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/9HoleReviews or https://tinyurl.com/SlateBlack Consider supporting us via Patreon πŸ‘‰ http://www.patreon.com/9HoleReviews (you an also access the Practi...

  • DSA SA58 (FN FAL) to 500yds: Practical Accuracy

    Watch latest videos, sometimes even early releases! Sign up for the newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hkbJYn ***UPDATE**** This is NOT a standard FN FAL, but rather an DSA Clone. We labeled it an FN FAL and it's been something that has bothered us for a while. There are a mix of features that you see...

  • FN FAL Para to 500yds: Practical Accuracy (Iron Sights, South African)

    Watch latest videos, sometimes even early releases! Sign up for the newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hkbJYn Shooting the FN FAL Para out to 500 yards with iron sights. Parameters: 2x shots per target from 150y to 500y, segmented per 50 yds. We have a discount for Slate Black Industries MLOK accessor...

  • FN SCAR 17 to 800yds: Practical Accuracy (Mk17 and base model for Mk20)

    Watch latest videos, sometimes even early releases! Sign up for the newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hkbJYn [or] slateblackindustries (dot) com πŸ‘‰ Newsletter We did an overview of the FN SCAR17 video a while back, but never gave it a good recap. It's been a year and almost 2,000 rounds. It's time to ...

  • FN SCAR 16 to 500yds: Practical Accuracy (SOCOM Mk16)

    Watch latest videos, sometimes even early releases! Sign up for the newsletter πŸ—žοΈhttps://tinyurl.com/9HoleReviews or https://tinyurl.com/SlateBlack The FN SCAR 16 is the little brother, and the precursor to the SCAR 17 (heavy) as SOCOM's Mk16. This rifle was widely associated to US special operat...

  • FN FNC πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ [Rifle from HEAT] to 500yds Practical Accuracy (Pindad SS1 / AK5)

    Watch latest videos, sometimes even early releases! Sign up for the newsletter πŸ—žοΈ https://tinyurl.com/9HoleReviews or https://tinyurl.com/SlateBlack The FNC was developed by FN Herstal in the late 70's to compete with the M16's dominance in the 5.56x45 rifle category. While FN was famous for its ...

  • FN SCAR 17 (Heavy) 🏁 Speedway [ Long Range On the Clock ] - Practical Accuracy

    Watch latest videos, sometimes even early releases! Sign up for the newsletter πŸ—žοΈhttps://tinyurl.com/9HoleReviews or https://tinyurl.com/SlateBlack The FN SCAR 17(s) / SCAR - Heavy. or the military Mk17 is either loved or hated within the firearms and military community, but there is no denying t...

  • FN SCAR 16 (Light) 🏁 Speedway [ Long Range On the Clock ] - Practical Accuracy

    Watch latest videos, sometimes even early releases! Sign up for the newsletter πŸ—žοΈhttps://tinyurl.com/9HoleReviews or https://tinyurl.com/SlateBlack The less-common SCAR 16 stemmed from the US SOCOM Mk16 project in search of a "product-improved" M4 replacement. While the initial Mk16 was woefully ...

  • FN FAL / L1A1 SLR Reliability: Ian and Mike Discuss (Cameo From The HK G3)

    The US prejudice against the FN FAL (including the inch pattern L1A1 SLR) is that they'll inevitably choke. However, Bloke's legit BSA L1A1 ran like a champ at Finnish Brutality 2023, with only one very minor hiccup at loading on the last rifle stage. Interestingly, the same hiccup that Ian's (Fo...

  • Politics killed this 'universal carbine': The Experimental FAL

    Another weaponed designed by famous FN weapons designer DieudonnΓ© Saive, this experimental FAL was chambered to fire the British .280 cartridge. However, NATO would have something to say about it.

  • Look how they massacred my FAL

    A compact take on the highly recognisable FAL this week. Join Jonathan Ferguson as he takes a look at a DIY shortened version of the Belgian-made battle rifle.

  • This gun looks like a bath plug: Pinfire Revolver by Alexandre Flagnus

    This week Jonathan examines an extremely rare system for suspending your revolver cylinder by Liege-based gunmaker, Alexandre Fagnus. Resembling the humble British plug chain, Jonathan explains why we don't see this system widespread among revolvers of this period.

  • The first British assault rifle? The FN Model 1949 AFN

    First produced in 1951, the Belgian-made self-loading rifle was designed by famous FN weapons designer DieudonnΓ© Saive. Saive was living under Nazi occupation when he was extracted to Britain in 1941 where he developed the Model 1949 AFN

  • A must have self defense weapon for cyclists? The Velo-dog

    At the end of the 19th century, cycling was booming in Europe. Unfortunately for enthusiasts of two-wheeled conveyance, so was rabies in dogs. A solution to this problem was found in the 'Velo-dog', a French/Belgian self defence revolver that gives us a fascinating peek into the perils of pedalli...

  • The Belgian Sten replacement: The Vigneron M1 & M2

    Designed to replace the somewhat last-ditch Sten gun imn the Belgian Army has a troubled history with extensive by the infamous para-commandos to suppress uprising in the Belgian Congo and were famously used in the assassination of President Patrice Lumumba.

  • Extra-Fancy 20-Shot Pinfire Revolver

    The pinfire cartridge was a popular development in Europe in the mid-1800s that never saw much exposure in the United States. A huge variety of pinfire revolvers were made by a myriad of large and small shops, with Liege Belgium being one of the biggest manufacturing centers.

    Guns ranged from ...

  • 15mm Belgian Pinfire Revolving Rifle

    The pinfire system was a popular type of early self-contained metallic cartridge in Europe, but didn't find much use in the United States. Pinfire revolvers were made in a variety of calibers from 5mm up to 15mm, and a much smaller number of revolving rifle and carbines were also made. This parti...

  • Belgian .75 Caliber Percussion Wall Gun

    Wall guns are the philosophical predecessor to today's anti-material rifles - large-caliber, high power rifles heavy enough that they cannot be fired from the shoulder realistically. Traditionally, they were used for defending walls or ramparts, as the name implies. They would allow defenders to ...