A prototype is an early sample, model, or release of a product built to test a concept or process. It is a term used in a variety of contexts, including semantics, design, electronics, and software programming. A prototype is generally used to evaluate a new design to enhance precision by system analysts and users. Prototyping serves to provide specifications for a real, working system rather than a theoretical one. In some design workflow models, creating a prototype (a process sometimes called materialization) is the step between the formalization and the evaluation of an idea.The word prototype derives from the Greek πρωτότυπον prototypon, "primitive form", neutral of πρωτότυπος prototypos, "original, primitive", from πρῶτος protos, "first" and τύπος typos, "impression".

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    Mesh MOLLE chest rig prototype done

    Just made this morning. 12 columns long, 3 rows MOLLE chest rig in Ranger Green with heavy duty TP21 mesh, same type as found on the mesh LBVs, MOLLE Fighting Load Carriers and other things; but in Ranger Green. Tan 499 hardware Ranger Green TP21 mesh Ranger Green MOLLE webbing Olive Drab...
  2. CountryGent

    Walther Prototype MP - A Missing Link From PP to P38

    Interesting history and mechanics, so just passing along.
  3. CountryGent

    But Does it Take 1911 Mags? Prototype Winchester 1905SL in .45 ACP

    Never heard of this prototype, but it is quite neat-o.
  4. Cavedweller

    General Dynamics US Army Prototype M4 replacement

    Interesting video. New rifle, new round. The rifle has some interesting design features. I'm not a fan of front end charging handles, but I guess with practice...
  5. CountryGent

    Colt Prototype Double Action 1911

    Hmmm ... weird experimental variant of the venerable M1911.
  6. CountryGent

    Colt's Prototype Scaled-Down Model 1910 in .38/9.8mm

    Interesting history.
  7. CountryGent

    Winchester Mystery Prototype: Melvin Johnson does Project SALVO?

    Illegitimate love child from a Ithaca Mag-10 and an FN FAL? :eek: In all seriousness, interesting relic with a mysterious origin.
  8. Lesliet

    Oregon  Legalities of prototype firearms, and serializing?

    I was just wondering if anyone understands what the laws pertaining to making a prototype firearm are, both at the Federal level, and in Oregon? Is there a pathway to do this legally? I have some interesting ideas for building a competition revolver, but I don't want to turn myself into a...
  9. CountryGent

    Prototype Mauser 1917 Trench Carbine

    Oh my ...
  10. CountryGent

    Platypus or Prototype? Authenticating a Hybrid Entini

    Today's Forgotten Weapons video has an interesting mystery. I am not familiar enough with British long guns to know which this is. Just curious if anyone on board could tell. Cheers. :)
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