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Any reason we don't already have Winchester Machine Rifle (Model 1917)?Edit

I saw this off-handedly mentioned in another article as a redlink, and it appears it was a prototype design that indeed predicts a lot of the other design ideas that would eventually culminate in the Stg44 and later assault rifles. Any major reason I shouldn't whip up a basic article on it? MatthewVanitas (talk) 05:27, 25 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Would it be appropriate to merge this information into the Winchester model 30 article or is a separate article preferable? Thewellman (talk) 18:18, 25 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm pretty sure that's an entirely different firearm, no? Forgotten Weapons link for Model 30. Meanwhile here's the Win 1917 (commonly called a Burton as well): link to GunWiki. MatthewVanitas (talk) 07:27, 29 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requested move at Talk:SVD-63#Requested move 18 August 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:SVD-63#Requested move 18 August 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. – robertsky (talk) 02:35, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re-split VSS Vintorez and AS Val?Edit

A tangent at Talk:SVD (rifle)#Requested move 18 August 2022 suggests that there may be consensus to undo the undiscussed merge of VSS Vintorez and AS Val. Considering the backlog at Category:Articles to be split and Wikipedia:Proposed article splits, seeing if consensus can be reached here, which seems to be an active centralized page. Rotideypoc41352 (talk · contribs) 23:32, 17 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Too much focus on firearms themselves - illegal activity depicted on plinking pageEdit

The scope of this project is much wider than firearms as items, and yet the priority system almost ensures other pages will never be improved.

I am concerned with the page on Plinking It mentions road signs only once in the article, and has two photos of road signs shot up. This is an illegal and dangerous activity and does not illustrate plinking. Some folks have attempted to anonymously fix it, and it reverts back. It would be better to have photos of more typical plinking targets, such as a tin can, fruit, or a target stand of some sort. As it remains, this article is disparaging on firearms owners. (talk) 12:42, 14 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requested move at Talk:Ksp 58 machine gun#Requested move 9 November 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Ksp 58 machine gun#Requested move 9 November 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. ASUKITE 15:50, 17 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Separating manufacturer articles from list of weapons manufactured?Edit

Hi! I was wondering if there was any consensus for/against splitting firearm manufacturer articles into the parent article and a list article of the weapons they manufacture. I think such a split is more encyclopedic but did not want to do one for FN Herstal unless there is no consensus against doing so. — Ixtal ( T / C ) Non nobis solum. 17:11, 31 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I suggest evaluating that on a case-by-case basis. Manufacturers having produced a number of notable firearms, like Winchester Repeating Arms Company, or firearms with a variety of other notable products, like Baldwin Locomotive Works, might best be described in a separate article; while manufacturers notable for production of a single notable firearm might be adequately covered within the article about that firearm. Thewellman (talk) 18:13, 31 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The status quo is that it can be done based on the normal decision making processes at the article which in essence echoes the "case by case" idea. I think that that is the right status. Sincerely, North8000 (talk) 18:28, 31 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think this is a good case by case candidate. Some companies like say Colt will have a long list of models while other companies my have just 3 or 4. Basically the same point Thewellman made. Springee (talk) 18:39, 31 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Splitting discussion for FN HerstalEdit

An article that been involved with (FN Herstal) has content that is proposed to be removed and moved to another article (List of weapons developed by FN Herstal). If you are interested, please visit the discussion. Thank you. — Ixtal ( T / C ) Non nobis solum. 14:26, 5 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Project-independent quality assessmentsEdit

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Good article reassessment for Winchester Model 1200Edit

Winchester Model 1200 has been nominated for a good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. ~~ AirshipJungleman29 (talk) 18:02, 24 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi all, I have been working on the article but I am limited by sources. Google Books here, lists a number of sources in print that I cannot access. If anybody has access to printed reliable sources applicable to the subject, could you please drop by and add them where sourcing might be improve (see the GA assessment). Particularly, there is where has been used for the years that the 1200 was acquired by the U.S. Army and the reference to the AR-7 as preceding it as rotating-bolt shotgun design. Also, that the model 12 (and similar) could be slam-fired but not the 1200. It would be nice to tighten the sourcing for this. I have gone about as far as I can without help. Regards, Cinderella157 (talk) 02:25, 9 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requested move at Talk:IWI Tavor#Requested move 27 April 2023Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:IWI Tavor#Requested move 27 April 2023 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. a!rado🦈 (CT) 16:59, 27 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requested move at Talk:AR-15 style rifle#Requested move 5 May 2023Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:AR-15 style rifle#Requested move 5 May 2023 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. EggRoll97 (talk) 23:10, 12 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]