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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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  1. CountryGent

    Colt Prototype Double Action 1911

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

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

    Interesting history.
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. CountryGent

    Prototype Mauser 1917 Trench Carbine

    Oh my ...
  6. 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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