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UPDATE 4:30PM: It appears the channel has been restored.

It appears that Youtube has taken down what is arguably the most popular gun related channel on the video sharing network – hickok45.

The videos featured the channel’s namesake (hickok45) showing off a variety of guns on his impressive homemade range.

Hickok45’s son, John, serves as the cameraman of the channel and is also featured in numerous videos giving his opinion on various firearms and issues.

At the time of it’s removal, the channel had nearly 2 million subscribers, hundreds of videos and hundreds of millions of video views.

Right now, if you try to visit the channel you get the following message:

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A message posted to hickok’s Facebook page gives some hope that the channel will be back and reads as follows:

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