Q&A 29: Galilean Sights and American AKs
The Kickstarter presale for my book, Chassepot to FAMAS, is still running, and you can still get an exclusive Kickstarter copy at a discounted price!
Questions for today's Q&A, as always, come from my Patrons, who are noted for their classy good looks and excellent taste. Specifically:
00:22 - First Polish purchase for a C&R licensee
04:00 - What's the deal with the black powder .50 BMG Hotchkiss revolving cannon reproductions?
05:35 - Tarja or Floor?
05:54 - Where to start doing primary-source research?
07:54 - Does the depiction of guns in movies and video games help or hurt the community?
09:18 - Forgotten Weapons on Amazon Prime
10:20 - What are the next books coming from Headstamp Publishing
12:21 - Carbine conversion kits
16:12 - What load out for the trenches of WW1?
17:37 - Are black powder cartridges like modern cartridges?
19:16 - Was the Kropatschek really an improvement on the Gras in a practical sense?
22:58 - Interarms/Mauser Luger - is there a Swiss connection?
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26:59 - What is my next book project?
28:28 - How about a French pistols book?
30:14 - Is my wrist ready to sign 3,000 books?
30:25 - What does my book presale success say about the future of publishing?
31:39 - What are the top 3 fun and interesting open-bolt SMGs?
33:42 - Expert status and imposter syndrome
35:58 - Favorite thing I learns while writing my book?
38:16 - Has anyone adapted the AK to short stroke piston or DI?
39:04 - Would Germany have been better off with the G98 in 5x57mm?
40:26 - Deigning my own firearms; lessons from handing old guns
41:28 - Why you should not buy a machine gun
44:34 - Galilean optical sights in WW1
47:09 - Government property marks on guns
48:55 - Why so few vintage suppressors for sale?
51:30 - Night sights in WW1
53:00 - Why are American AKs so awful?
56:25 - What load out for Desert Brutality 2020?
59:42 - What gun am I current looking for?
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