He definitely made some valid points. I agree with most of what he said, the "experts" didn't really know their bolt from a bayonet,except for Atwater. I always thought it was interesting how almost every European nation set up plants to manufacture the 98 Mauser, or had bought them from FN or Czechoslavakia. Then when Hitler marched around he had a pool of, at the very least, common operating weapons. Although some countries used the 7.92x57 as their issue cartridge which made it easier to use their weapons from a logistics standpoint. I have always considered the Mauser systems to be the FN FAL of the early 20th century.