Farquhar-Hill Rifle
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 Farquhar-Hill Rifle was one of the first automatic rifles designed in the early 20th century. It was first tested in May 1908, but had many failures. Design was by Major H J Farquhar-Hill, who produced several improved designs none of which completely satisfied the Small Arms Committee. It is a British long recoil operated automatic rifle taking a .303 inch round from a 20-round drum. Magazine variations included a 10-round truncated cone and a 65-round drum. Operation is automatic with a cyclic rate of 700 rounds-per-minute. It has a muzzle velocity of 732 metres-per-second(2400 feet per second) and is sighted to 1372 metres(4500 feet). One of his rifles (or one similar to it) was tried in the United States late in the First World War using a drum type magazine.

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  • Huot automatic rifle
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