Jon Guttman

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North Korea’s homemade handgun — the Type 70
North Korea’s first truly indigenous handgun design, the Type 70 is nevertheless an interesting conglomeration of features from other countries’ guns, combined in a simple, effective firearm.
How the the FN FAL took on the AK-47
Variations on the FN appeared all over the world and were heavily engage in brushfire wars of the late 20th century from the Malayan Emergency to the Mau Mau revolt in Kenya to the Rhodesian war to India vs. Pakistan conflicts and numerous Middle Eastern conflicts, where sand proved to be a major Achilles’ heel for the FN until measures were taken to protect its mechanism from jamming.
Today in history: June 8
1776: The Patriots under Brig. Gen. William Thompson were driven from their last foothold in Quebec.
Today in history: June 2
1917: Canadian Lieutenant William Avery Bishop of No. 60 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps flew his Nieuport 17 behind German lines to attack an enemy aerodrome.
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