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    US Test Trials White-Merrill .45 Caliber Pistol
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    Published on Mar 29, 2017
    http://jamesdjulia.com/item/1623-396/

    One of the domestic US made pistols entered in the US military pistol trials of 1907 was this White-Merrill design. It is particularly interesting because White and Merrill submitted a manual along with the gun, which describes some of their intentions and thought processes in developing the pistol.

    White and Merrill recognized that they were competing against the revolvers then in service with the US military, and specifically tried to give their semiauto pistol all the capabilities of a revolver - things like being openable with one hand, easily able to check the number of cartridges loaded, and having sights fixed to the barrel. This resulted in some unique features, like the firing-hand charging lever, which allowed the gun to carried completely safely with an empty chamber, but still easily put into action with just one hand.

    Unfortunately, while it had a bunch of innovation and clever elements, the design was not competitive. In the 110-round endurance test, it suffered 40 malfunctions of various types. That, of course, resulted in it being dropped from competition. White and Merrill would go on to design a better (presumably) pistol in 1911, but it was never actually sent to the military for testing.

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    The Short-Lived No1 Mk6 SMLE Lee Enfield
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    Published on Mar 30, 2017
    Prototype: http://jamesdjulia.com/item/1645-396/
    Pre-production: http://jamesdjulia.com/item/1646-396/
    No1 Mk6: http://jamesdjulia.com/item/1650-396/
    No4 Mk1: http://jamesdjulia.com/item/1658-396/

    The SMLE No1 Mk3 was the iconic British infantry rifle of World War 1, but not the final evolution of the Lee Enfield design. By World War 2 it had been replaced by the new No4 Mk1 Lee Enfield, and this is the story of the interim models.

    At the end of WW1, the British recognized several areas where the SMLE could be improved: a heavier barrel, a lighter bayonet, and aperture sights. This led to the development of the No1 Mk5 rifle (the Mk4 being a designation for a .22 rimfire training variation), with 20,000 examples made for troop trials in the mid 1920s. The Mk5 was well received by troops, with its rear-mounted aperture sight being seen as a substantial improvement over the previous tangent notch sight. However, experimentation continued and by 1926 prototypes of a Mk6 rifle were being made.

    In 1929 a series of 1000 No1 Mk6 rifles was put into production, which would fit a new style of short and light spike bayonet as well as an improved type of aperture sight. They also featured a very distinctive large area of deep square checkering on the hand guard, intended to improve one’s grip on the rifle during bayonet drill. These rifles were nearly the same as what was ultimately adopted as the new No4 Mk1 rifle - so much so that in 1931 that designation was applied to the rifles and a batch of 2500 more made for trials. These trials rifles were mostly issued out to troops in the aftermath of Dunkirk, making them very scarce to find today, as most did not survive the war. Those that did will sport a new serial number with an “A” suffix to indicate their non-standard parts (in comparison to the production model No4 Mk1. Today were will look at the progressive development of a pre-prototype Mk6, Mk6 rifle number 1, a Mk6 trials rifle, and one of those 2500 trials No4 Mk1 rifles.

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    The First Black Rifle?
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    In this video Eric discusses the first "black" rifle, a Norwegian M1774/1841/51 Pillar Breech and it's features and lineage leading up to improved designs used by the Danish- Norwegian military. These rifles are difficult to locate in the original black finish, most have beed nstripped and refinished in a natural wood coloration. Unfortunately, this particular example is not in acceptable "shootable" condition currently but hopefully that will change and we'll be able to take this old girl out to the range and ring some steel. Stay tuned much more on the way as always.

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    Trejo Model 1 Machine Pistol: Shooting and History
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    Published on Mar 31, 2017
    http://jamesdjulia.com/item/1714-396/

    The Trejo pistols were made by a small family company in Puebla, Mexico from the late 1940s until the early 1970s. They made primarily .22 LR rimfire pistols, in both small (Model 1) and large (Model 2) frame sizes. They were basically styled after the Colt 1911, but with a more aggressive grip angle.

    What makes the Trejos notable is that Mexican law allowed ownership of fully automatic rimfire firearms at that time, and so a subset of the Models 1 and 2 pistols were offered with a select fire switch. This doesn't really have any practical use, given the 8-round magazine of the Model 1 (11 rounds for the larger Model 2) and the roughly 1200-round-per-minute rate of fire...but it does make for a fun recreational machine gun.

    Registered fully automatic Trejos like this one are actually quite rare - I suspect because prior to 1968 when they were legal to import, most buyers probably just didn't bother to register them. The NFA was less strenuously enforced back then, and the $200 tax would have been more than the guns cost.

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    Two Versions of the French RSC 1917 Semiauto WW1 Rifle
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    Early Pattern: http://jamesdjulia.com/item/1661-396/
    Late Pattern: http://jamesdjulia.com/item/1662-396/

    The RSC 1917, aka FSA1917, has the distinction of being the only true semiautomatic service rifle to see significant frontline infantry use during World War One. It was introduced in 1917 as a long rifle, and about 75,000 were made in that configuration. An improved carbine model was developed in in 1918 right at the end of the war, with only a few thousand of those made. However, what we are looking at today are a pair of 1917 rifles which show a couple differences.

    One of these is a standard RSC 1917 as originally produced, and the other has been updated to a 1918 standard in two ways: the bolt handle/disassembly and the bolt holdopen mechanism. I do not know if these changes were actually implemented during the war, or in the years afterward, but they make the rifles substantially easier to field strip.

    If you know of details relevant to these changes, please let me know in the comments!

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    Joseph White Experimental .38 Caliber Automatic Pistols
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    Published on Apr 3, 2017
    http://jamesdjulia.com/item/1625-396/
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    Joseph White's experiments in handgun design did not begin with the White-Merrill 1907 submitted to US handgun trials. In 1905 he submitted a patent (https://patentimages.storage.googleap...) for features in these two .38 caliber semiauto prototype pistols. These are both short recoil actions, one with a C96-like locking block and one with a rotating barrel. They are both unusual designs, and pretty interesting to look at...

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    The Very First Troop Trials SMLE Rifles
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    Published on Apr 4, 2017
    1902 A Pattern: http://jamesdjulia.com/item/1647-396/
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    One of the British lessons form the Boer War was that the distinction between infantry rifles and cavalry carbines was becoming obsolete. In 1902, they would initiate troop trials on a new short rifle pattern, intermediate in length between the old rifles and carbines, and intended to be issued universally to all troops. This would become the much-loved SMLE - Short, Magazine, Lee Enfield rifle - but first a few choices had to be made.

    The 1902 trials rifles were a bit remarkable in being widely liked by the different troops that used them - only a few changes were to be made before formal adoption took place. However, there were two different patterns of the trials rifles, with different models of rear sight. The B pattern used a friction-locked range adjuster, which was found to migrate during firing (not good). The A pattern had a much more secure set of spring loaded locking notched, and would be chosen as the better of the two.

    Despite a thousand of these rifles being produced for the trials, these two are the only known surviving examples. The remainder were converted in .22 caliber training guns around 1907, as their non-standard nature made them unsuitable for issue after the formal adoption of the SMLE MkI (later to be retroactively redesignated the Rifle No1 MkI.

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    British Semi-Automatic Rifles 1891 to 1945
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    British Self-Loading Rifles 1891 to 1945
    Between 1891 and 1945 the British military tested a variety of Prototype Semi-Automatic Rifles , but most were rejected - So here they are.

    Sources –
    Maxim conversion of Martini from 1891 – http://www.slideshare.net/tcattermole...
    Griffiths-Woodgate 1893 – http://www.slideshare.net/tcattermole...
    Enfield “A” rifle from 1908 / 1909 –
    Enfield “B” rifle from 1908 / 1909 –
    Hellfeld Prototype Rifle-
    Kretz Prototype Rifle –
    Tatarack P14 Rifle - http://108.61.35.186/discussion/showt...
    Farquhar-Hill Rifle - http://www.rememuseum.org.uk/collecti...
    http://world.guns.ru/rifle/autoloadin...
    Howell Automatic Rifle – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howell_A...
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    Vickers-Armstrong Pedersen Rifle – http://world.guns.ru/rifle/autoloadin...

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    Top 10 Strangest Weapons & Gear of World War I ( 1914 - 1918 )
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    Top 10 Strangest, weirdest and coolest Weapons & Gear and Equipment issused or designed during of World War I / The Great War.
    Ausschreibung 18/1 Maschinenpistole - http://mpopenker.livejournal.com/1730...
    Frommer Stop Model 1917 - http://forum.guns.ru/forummessage/51/...
    Villar Perosa - http://world.guns.ru/smg/it/villar-pe...
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    http://alternathistory.org.ua/pistole...
    Beretta Model 1918 - http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ber...
    http://www.opoccuu.com/beretta-mab-38...
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    OVP M1918 – http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Talk:Sherlo...
    More on OVP 1918 - http://www.comune.villarperosa.to.it/...
    Gelrigel standschütze hellriegel – http://forum.guns.ru/forummessage/36/...
    Frommer Stop Pistol Machine Gun – http://forum.guns.ru/forummessage/51/...
    Hoffmann SMG - SAM-wapenmagazine - Het Maschinenpistole Hoffmann, deel 2 –
    http://www.samwapenmagazine.nl/Inhoud...
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    Unmanned Aerial Weapons
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    Cameron-Yaggi rifle -
    P-17 Periscope Rifle - http://joehawkinsdissertation.blogspo...
    British Periscope Rifle - http://sassik.livejournal.com/186397....
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    Horse & Cow Carcass Camouflage - http://www.editionspierredetaillac.co...
    Trench Catapults:
    Arbalète sauterelle type A, or simply Sauterelle - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauterelle
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    High Standard T3 Prototype: An American Blowback
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    Published on Apr 5, 2017
    http://jamesdjulia.com/item/1635-396/

    In 1947, the US Army Air Corps (it had not yet become the Air Force) was assessing its pilot survival equipment, and decided that it wanted a smaller and lighter handgun than the Colt 1911. It put forth a tender for new designs in .30 to .35 caliber, and two companies were chosen to produce prototypes. These were Colt and High Standard, and today's pistol is one of the High Standard guns.

    Designated the T3, High Standard made three batches of four guns each, for a total of 12. The first and last batches used single stack magazines and the second batch used double stack Browning High Power magazines, but they were all aluminum-framed guns chambered for 9x19mm. The Army Air Corps wanted simple blowback actions, noting on the tender that the Beretta 1923, Astra 400, and Walther MP all demonstrating that a blowback 9x19 handgun was feasible. High Standard complied, but also submitted barrels for the guns which used an interesting delaying system which consisted of rings cut in the chambers. Brass cartridge cases would expand into these rings upon firing, thus requiring addition time and energy to force the cases to extract, thus delaying the opening of the slide.

    Ultimately in 1953 the project was cancelled, as the pistols all showed significant frame damage - the aluminum alloy was just not compatible with the high slide velocity that was the natural consequence of the unlocked action. However, it is very interesting to note the number of notable firearms designers involved in the project - George Wilson, Robert Hillberg, and Ott-Helmuth von Lossnitzer among them.

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    Revelation model 99 A Special Firearm
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    The first handgun I ever fired over half a century ago. It still works and is on track to outlast ME! :-)
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    White-Merrill Experimental Model 1911 Pistol
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    Published on Apr 6, 2017
    http://jamesdjulia.com/item/1624-396/

    In the aftermath of their rejection in the US 1907 pistol trials, Joseph White and Samuel Merrill continued working on handgun designs. In 1911, Merrill wrote to the Ordnance Department to inquire about whether they would be interested in testing his new design. While the Department was willing, Merrill and White never ended up submitting the gun - probably because of a combination of fine-tuning problems and the formal adoption of the Colt/Browning Model 1911 as the new US service pistol.

    This 1911 model White-Merrill was a complete mechanical departure from their previous 1907 trials pistol. It uses a delayed blowback mechanism, relying on a heavy mechanical disadvantage when cocking the hammer to delay the opening of the slide. The patent for this pistol (https://patentimages.storage.googleap...) describes several different mechanisms for an action that would function equally well without regard to the pressure of the cartridge, but these claims seem dubious to me - rather like the theoretical principle of the Blish lock in the Thompson.

    At any rate, it is very interesting to be able to examine the gun - it is the only example made by White and Merrill. Their handguns designs would find no commercial success, but White would go on to submit several interesting rifle designs to compete with the Garand in the late 1920s.

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    Czech M14: The ZK-420S Battle Rifle
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    Published on Apr 7, 2017
    http://jamesdjulia.com/item/1664-396/

    The ZK-420S is an experimental Czech rifle that is virtually unknown today, but which was remarkably influential, bearing significant elements of the Garand and several other Czech designs, and influencing the M14 and Kalashnikov rifles. Originally designed by Josef Koucky in 1942, the plans were hurriedly dusted off and improved at the end of World War 2. With many nations looking at the possibility of adopted self-loading military rifles, Brno hoped to make export sales of the design.

    The ZK420S uses the trigger mechanism of the M1 Garand and a gas operated rotating bolt action very similar to the Garand and AK rifles. It has a simple adjustable 3-position gas system, and a quick and simple disassembly procedure. It uses detachable box magazines (10 round, and not copied from an existing design) and was made in a variety of calibers for testing - including 8x57, 7x57, 7.5 Swiss, 6.5 Swedish, and .30-06. Examples were trialed or examined in the United States, Argentina, Israel, Ethiopia, England, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and elsewhere - this particular rifle is from the Norwegian trials.

    In my opinion, it is an excellent rifle, and its failure to sell was probably due to price and the combination of tight budgets and cheap surplus war material in the late 1940s. It is handy, well balanced, and has a good magazine design and good sights. Recoil is comparable to the Garand. Ultimately the development program in Czechoslovakia would lead to the ZK-472 in 7.5x49mm, which would proceed to the 7.62x45mm in the vz.52 rifle.

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    Massive Wheellock Hand Mortars
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    Published on Apr 8, 2017
    http://jamesdjulia.com/item/1267-396/

    These wheellock hand mortars, or katzenkopf, are an example of a weapon made and used for everything from front line military application to civilian parades to simple decoration. The pair we are looking at today are of the middle sort - they are signaling arms or firework launchers in the German or Dutch style from the early 1600s.

    Martial grenade throwing mortars like this from the 17th century were typically built with more capacity for controlling recoil and aiming, but they were legitimate weapons made and used in battle. However more were made for throwing signal firecrackers and fireworks exhibitions - fireworks were a popular novelty among the royalty and aristocracy of the period. With a two-inch bore, you could launch quite the explosive from one of these!

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    A Connoisseur's Pistol: Devel's Full House S&W 59 Conversion
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    Published on Apr 9, 2017
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    Produced by gunsmith Charles Kelsey, the Devel "Full House" package was a conversion of the Smith & Wesson Model 39 or Model 59 pistol (the 39 was a single stack and the 59 a double stack). In the late 1970s, there were really no factory-made semiauto compact pistols made for concealed carry - that was the realm of snubnosed revolvers. To meet the demand from the small group of sneaky and serious people, gunsmiths like Kelsey and Paris Theodore began to customize the available options - mostly S&Ws and Spanish automatics.

    The Full House Devel conversion here included shortening both the barrel/slide and grip of a Smith & Wesson, shortening magazines to match (and in doing so reducing the Model 59's capacity from 14 to 10), bobbing the hammer, replacing the sights, adding a finger hook to the trigger guard, adding grip panels with a transparent window, and performing a plethora of minor adjustments to improve the reliability of the gun.

    Only a few hundred of these conversions were made by Kelsey, as it was a very expensive option. They were prized in their day, and are directly responsible for the introduction of similar features as factory models from S&W and other companies. They look clunky and large by today's standards, but that is only because of the 30+ years of development that they spurred.

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    Springfield .22 Rimfire 1911 Pistol Conversions
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    Almost immediately after adopting the Colt/Browning Model 1911 pistol, the US military requested a .22LR conversion for training purposes. In 1913 Springfield Arsenal developed a conversion, but it was woefully inadequate. A better solution was submitted by a man named J.H. Carl, whose system matched the weigh and balance of the .45 caliber 1911 and also duplicated its functions, including locking open on empty magazines. Carl submitted his design to Springfield, which began to make a small batch for testing in 1915.

    World War One interrupted the process, and it was put on hold until late 1918, at which point a series of trials found ongoing nagging reliability issues. Ultimately the project was put on indefinite hold in 1924 when Colt's plan to market a commercial .22 conversion of the 1911 were discovered, as that was deemed a more cost-effective solution than having the Arsenal perfect Carl's system.

    Only a few dozen of these .22 Gallery Practice Pistols were made and only a small handful remain today, as they were officially scrapped in 1938.

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    Rocket Surgery: Inside the Russian Nikonov AN94
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    Armament Research Services (ARES) is a specialist technical intelligence consultancy, offering expertise and analysis to a range of government and non-government entities in the arms and munitions field. For detailed photos of the guns in this video, don't miss the ARES companion blog post:

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    The AN-94 Nikonov is one of the recent series of innovative new small arms coming out of the Russian Federation. In this case, it is an attempt to increase hit probability by firing two rounds before the recoil impulse changes the shooter's point of aim - similar to some of the US SPIW project experimental rifles.

    The Nikonov accomplishes this with a combined gas- and recoil-operated system, and a feed system with a third position between the magazine and chamber. When in 2-round-burst mode, it fires both rounds at about 1800 rpm. Normal fully automatic mode runs at a much more conventional 600 rpm, because the burst function can only work for two rounds successively before needing to reset. It functions by using a pulley and steel wire to use the rearward motion of the bolt on the first shot to pull a cartridge forward into position to feed while the internal receiver unit of the weapon is recoiling backwards. The second round fires as the receiver unit reaches full travel, and because the recoil is only felt by the shooter when the receiver unit hits its full rear position, this allows both rounds to already be downrange before the sights move. Contrary to popular myth, the pulley has nothing to do with balancing recoil forces in this rifle.

    The AN94 is, of course, very complex and quite expensive. While it was officially adopted by the Russian military, it has not seen extensive service, and is certainly not being widely issued.

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    Some of Ian's Gun Collection, on a Matrix Armory Display Wall
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    Matrix Armory is a new gun display system developed by Jeff High (a long-time Forgotten Weapons supporter, incidentally) who wanted something that would really do justice to guns that you want to display and appreciate. The other sorts of display/racking systems out there are much more industrial in style, primarily to store guns. Matrix Armory was designed to make your guns look their best, because nothing is quite as sad as a great gun collection squashed into a safe and never actually seen (assuming one has a secure room for display, naturally).

    I have gotten a lot of people asking to see my own personal collection, and so I figured this would be a cool way to do that; showing you some of the highlights of my collection in conjunction with the Matrix Armory wall we installed in my office. I have no financial stake in the product - I think the years of work Jeff has put into it have led to a really nice product that I think will be of interest to some of the folks who read Forgotten Weapons.

    Here are links or videos on some of the guns that are in this video:

    M1883 Reichsrevolver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB074...
    Scotti Model X: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF-yR...

    Troy GAU-5A/A clone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4o7x...
    MAC 1950: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m16n4...
    CETME-L Build series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giZhG...
    Hotchkiss Universal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRrFW...
    2-Gun with my DSA FAL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG5r7...
    Red Oktober Match with my Krinkov: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HRXO...
    Type 2 Paratrooper Arisaka: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XESTQ...
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    What if...the US Army adopted Lever Guns in the 1870s?
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    The 1860 Henry and 1866 Winchester cut a bloody swath in the "old west" not due to the power of the cartridge, but based on their capacity, controllability and rate of fire.

    In this video we discuss an idea - what if the US Army had embraced the idea of the high capacity and rate of fire that the lever guns could deliver instead of the single shot Trapdoor rifle?

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    M3 and M3A1 Grease Gun SMGs
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    The US began looking for a cost-effective replacement for the Thompson submachine gun in 1942, and the “Grease Gun” was the result. Designed by George Hyde (a noted firearms designer at the time) and Frederick Sampson (GM/Inland chief engineer), it was a very simple and almost entirely stamped firearm. Chambered for the .45ACP cartridge, it is notable for its very low rate of fire - 350-400 rpm, which made it quite controllable and easy to shoot for relatively inexperienced troops.

    The M3 was a quite reliable gun (and what problems it did have were mostly due to its single-feed magazine and not the gun itself), but a revision program was begun in April 1944. This would produce the M3A1, which further simplified the design by removing the charging handle (which had been the one mechanical trouble point of the M3 anyway) and replacing it simply with a notch in the bolt to cock the gun with a finger.

    While the M3 and M3A1 were replaced in front-line service in 1957, they would remain in military inventory as armament for tank crews and truck drivers until 1992 - quite the legacy for such a crude looking weapon!

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    Four Fun Facts about the Oerlikon 20mm Antiaircraft Cannon!
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    Published on Apr 13, 2017
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    The 20mm Oerlikon automatic cannon was a mainstay of United States naval air defense during World War 2, and today we will look at a few of the characteristics and questions that apply to this sort of automatic cannon but not to typical small arms. Like, for instance, how do you cock a gun that has a 400 pound recoil spring? Or, what happens if you fire a high explosive shell into your muzzle cover?

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    Lamson & Ball Carbine: Henry Meets Spencer (Sort of)
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    Published on Apr 15, 2017
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    The Lamson & Ball repeating carbine was one of the last Civil War arms manufactured, as an initial order of 1,000 units was placed in June of 1864 but not actually delivered until April and May of 1866. The delay was in large part caused by the government changing the caliber after the order had been placed, from .44 to the newly standardized .56-50 Spencer cartridge. The manufacturer was E.G. Lamson, who was an industrialist who had puchased the defunct Robbins & Lawrence rifle factory in 1858. He had done this with the intention of making sewing machines and other mechanical products, and jumped at the opportunity to take arms contracts once the Civil War erupted.

    The Ball carbine is in some ways a mixture of Spencer and Henry elements, with an independent hammer and lever like a Spencer, but an under-barrel tube magazine (capacity of 7 rounds) like a Henry. The most interesting feature of the Ball was how it split the chamber into two separate pieces, and used the lower one as a cartridge elevator. This system apparently worked quite well when new, but suffered accuracy problems as the components started to wear with use.

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    Bern Prototype Carbine: Intermediate Cartridges in the 1920s
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    Published on Apr 16, 2017
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    Designed by Adolf Furrer, this carbine represents a very early experiment with intermediate power ammunition. It is a long recoil semiautomatic carbine with an under barrel tube magazine - quite the interesting combination of 19th and 20th centuries! The cartridge used was the experimental Swiss 7.65x27mm, and a similar but slightly longer 7.65x35mm was also used. These were loaded with round nosed bullets, although spitzer bullets would be used in later prototypes with box magazines.

    Furrer was the director of the WF Bern factory, and in an excellent position to develop this type of proto-assault rifle. This particular example is one of 5 of its type made, and is one of the very first of his designs of the type. Development would continue for many years, but the concept was not taken up by Swiss armed forces. These guns and their ammunition would be revisited right after World War 2 and more experimental guns made, but would again be ultimately rejected in favor of the Stgw-57 in 7.5x55mm.

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    Remington-Rider Magazine Pistol
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    Published on Apr 17, 2017
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    One of many firearms developed for Remington by Joseph Rider was the Rider Magazine Pistol - a manually operated 5-shot repeater chambered for the .32 extra-short rimfire cartridge (the same round used by the Chicago Palm Protector). It used a tube magazine under the barrel and a simple but clever vertically shifting breechblock to give an impressive amount of firepower in small (and particularly flat and narrow) package. About 15,000 of these were made between 1871 and 1888, and they represent one of the few American uses of a tube magazine in a handgun - a combination more popular in Austria (and which was instrumental in the development of semiautomatic handguns there).

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    Gun Yoga Fail: The Fagnus Revolver
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    Published on Apr 19, 2017
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    Produced by Alexandre Fagnus of Liege, this is a military style, six-shot, .450 caliber revolver with a particularly interesting and unusual unloading mechanism. The rear half of the trigger guard is a lever which can be rotated 90 degrees out from the frame, unlocking the barrel and cylinder. The front half of the trigger guard then acts as a second lever to pivot the action open around the rear sight and operate the spring loaded ejector star. The gun dates to roughly the late 1870s or 1880s, and I was not able to find any information on production quantity or even the specific cartridge it is chambered for.

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    The Ljutic Space Gun
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    Published on Apr 18, 2017
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    Al Ljutic (LEW-tic) was quite the interesting character, from his early days as a professional boxer to his selection for the US 1940 Olympic rifle team, to his eventual primary business making excellent high-end trap shotguns. One of the first was a gun he built for himself which wound up becoming the Space Gun. A very unorthodox looking gun, it offered remarkable recoil reduction for a single shot 12ga, as well as a very natural fit and sight picture. Only about 200 were ever made, though, as Ljutic focused instead on his Mono-Gun, which was a much more tradition looking (but no less excellent) design, and which became very popular.

    This is Space Gun #107, and we can take a look at the locking and firing system which makes it so comfortable to shoot. Basically, it is a single shot bolt action with a very heavy striker, the forward impact of which counteracts some of the rearward recoil of firing. This is sometimes describes (incorrectly) as being a slam-fire gun...

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    Dragunov Variations: Military SVD, Izhmash Tiger, Chinese NDM-86
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    The SVD Dragunov was the Soviet marksman's rifle that finally replaced the failed attempt to issue the SVT-40 as a precision rifle. It was introduced in 1963, after about 5 years of development, and its scarcity in the United States has led to the development of a loyal and dedicated group of admirers. This, of course, has led to much spirited debate about the relative merits of the different variations of the SVD which have been imported into the US. Today, we will look at three in detail: a genuine Soviet military-issue SVD, a commercial Tiger SVD made in Russia, and a commercial Chinese NDM-86 in 7.62 NATO caliber (a commercial version of the Chinese Type 79/85 military rifle).

    While these rifles really have negligible differences in actual shooting and handling performance, they do differ in some details. Specifically:

    - firing pin
    - gas regulator
    - trigger mechanism (safety sear & disconnector)
    - bolt machining
    - mainspring and top cover
    - receiver lightening cut(s)

    Enjoy the video, and see the differences for yourself!

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    The Beretta PM-12S Submachine Gun
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    Published on Apr 22, 2017
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    For several decades, the Beretta company’s handguns and submachine guns were nearly all designed by the very talented Tulio Marengoni…but nothing can last forever. After World War 2, Beretta engineer Domenico Salza began working on a new SMG design, one which would be more compact and more controllable that the M38 family. At roughly the same time, Beretta changed it naming convention to avoid looking like it was still marketing old guns; the Model 38/49 become the Model 1. Each new design took the next number, until in 1958 the Model 12 was introduced.

    The Model 12 (and this improved Model 12S) has both forward and rear pistol grips, and a bolt which wraps around the barrel well forward of the chamber. This movement of the reciprocating mass forward helps reduce the gun’s tendency to climb, and makes the Model 12 a quite capable design. It is still in common use with a variety of military and police forces today - including being a common sight in the hands of security guards in Italy today.

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    A Japanese Officer's Pistol: The Baby Nambu
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    Published on Apr 23, 2017
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    The Nambu Automatic Pistol Type B, or “Baby Nambu” as it is known in US collecting circles, is a scaled-down companion to the 1902 “Grandpa” Nambu pistol. It was intended as a private purchase option for officers who needed to carry a sidearm, but did not want or need a full size service pistol. It was chambered for the 7mm Nambu cartridge (roughly on par with .25ACP).

    Despite its small size and light cartridge, the Baby Nambu copied the complete locking system of the larger Nambu, resulting in a quite expensive pistol. As a result, demand was slim, and only 6500 were manufactured between 1903 and 1929, when production ended. Most of these were made by the Tokyo Army Arsenal, although production did move to the TG&E company in about 1923 (presumably after the great Tokyo earthquake).

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    Miller Pill-Lock Revolving Rifle
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    Published on Apr 24, 2017
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    John and James Miller of Rochester New York designed and built this rifle, which is an example of an intermediate revolving firearm. It comes after the flintlock Collier guns, but before Sam Colt’s Paterson demonstrated how to use the hammer to automatically index the cylinder. Miller’s gun (it was actually patented by James Miller, in 1829) requires the cylinder to be manually rotated between shots, and uses a pill lock ignition system. Each chamber in the cylinder has a small recess into which a pill of explosive mercury fulminate can be seated and sealed in place with beeswax. The firing pin on the hammer crushes the pill upon firing, creating the sparks to ignite the gunpowder charge in the chamber.

    Only a few hundred of these rifles were made, between 1835 and 1850. They were constructed by about a half dozen different gunsmiths, with the most common being Billinghurst (a man who had worked with the Miller brothers).

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    April 2017 Q&A - Part 1
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    Published on Apr 24, 2017
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    0:01:20
    Jonathon H
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    Eric H
    What's the status on the Long Range Precision Rifle series of videos?

    0:02:29
    Zakary W
    Hi Karl, I was wondering about your experience shooting high power, and after reading the rulesets, I wanted to know why you chose a super weighted AR15 rather than say, an m1a. By my understanding, the rules favor heavier rounds that have better terminal ballistics (if I recall correctly, 5.56 hits its own shockwave before 7.62), so what about the AR15 lent itself better to your skillset than firearm chambered for a more powerful cartridge?

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    Jared W
    Are you guys located in the same area as gun websites? It sounds like you guys are at least in the same state. After the recent events, would you think about running your channel on their platform as well? Love your work Karl. This mornings WWSD was awesome. Thanks

    0:07:14
    Sean S
    Is there any additional areas that we as Patreon supporters can assist InRangeTV beyond those those of just sharing videos and financial support. Wish list type stuff. Something like, "Ian and I want a pilot to fly us around so we don't have to deal with TSA when going to exotic locations."

    0:07:28
    james K
    Obviously you two are the shakers and movers of the program, but is there anyone in the background? Do yo have other people who help with editing, filming, logistics, snacks, etc?

    0:09:12
    Eamon
    What is your all time favorite handgun? Not which was the most practical or the one that had the greatest impact on the market, but your favorite to shoot or that you generally just enjoy. Keep up the good work and I hope that the break from YouTube works out for you guys.

    0:10:45
    Mitchell C
    Hey Karl, I've been recently considering entering the realm of antique handgun collecting (1900-1950). I'm big on the history of the World Wars. The Luger and the C96 are two common options for an entry level collector as myself. Given how similarly they are priced, what is the best option for a newbie? What are the limitations of each system? What makes one more practical? Amd most importantly which one is more fun to shoot? Thanks for all the work you and Ian put into the project.

    0:12:39
    Michael B
    How to reload a handgun with a heel magazine release one handed? Also, what does it mean to shoot off hand? Is that using your nondominant hand?

    0:14:19
    XJ L
    Given the drawbacks of bullpups which you've noted, and in light of France and New Zealand's recent(ish) decisions to switch from the FAMAS & AUG to an AR type platform, what do you see as the future of bullpups as infantry weapons?

    0:16:08
    Miguel R
    I didn't know this was a thing but apparently there is a derogatory term for those who shoot old or weird guns/calibers by that I mean the "gun hipster" have either of you ever been called that and what do you think about the mindset that old guns don't have anything to teach a modern shooter.

    0:18:27
    Beau H
    Mg42 in 308 or the m60?

    0:19:20
    Casey
    It seems boring, but I'd like to see you two do a match with the "high speed, low drag" competition ARs. Also, any plans of doing videos with other YouTubers? Matt from DemoRanch is getting into 3-gun and I think having him do one of your 2G-ACM would be great help. Seems like he's be interested in your style.

    0:21:09
    Scott S
    Karl, that 8mm Berthier cartage, did you insert it case head towards the muzzle or case mouth towards the muzzle?

    0:21:45
    Kyle I
    Karl, what got you into the more tactical side of things when it comes to shooting, when you primarily had a competitive target shooting background? And when it comes to training, why is it now considered so important to seek training, such as from a Pat McNamara course or something like it?

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    Jonathon H
    I love your Old West Vignettes, and was hoping you could expand that idea to doing analysis other important shootings such as the Platt and Matix shooting in Miami with the FBI, the Newtown shootout, the Kent State shooting, and the Hollywood shootout among many others. Perhaps as part of the analysis you could think about what could have changed the events outcome in a different direction (i.e. writer Boston T. Party believes that if Platt and Matix had .308 battle rifles the FBI wouldn't have had a chance or if the police at the hollywood shootout had rifles instead of only pistols and shotguns etc.). It would be really interesting to hear your take on some of these events from both a technical point of view and a tactical point of view.


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    A Unique Pre-WWI Custom Combination Gun
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    This unique custom sporting rifle (and shotgun) is a very cool example of the true gunsmith's art. This firearm began as a Mauser model 98 action, which was embellished and fitted with a fancy barrel (chambered for 8mm) and express sights. The gunsmith, Georg Knaak, of Berlin then added a shotgun barrel below the rifle barrel, on a pivoting mount that allows it to open to the right for loading and ejection. A second trigger and associated hammer mechanism allow the two barrels to be fired independently. The proof marks on the rifle section indicate that it was produced just prior to World War One.

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    The Brazilian Uru SMG: A Study in Simplicity
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    The Uru, named for a tropical bird, is a Brazilian 9mm submachine gun made from 1977 until 1985 and used by Brazilian military and police forces. What makes it interesting is the designer’s focus on simplicity - the gun has just 17 parts, and basically no screws or pins (except the bolt holding the pistol grip on). The trigger mechanism and drop safety are quite interesting to see!

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    April 2017 Q&A - Part 2
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    Beau H
    For use of the submachines do you think open bolt is better than closed bolt? What's is your optimal rate of fire with a subgun?

    0:01:06
    Elijah J
    Karl, why do you think no one produces new production SVD's in the United States?

    0:02:48
    Trey A
    Simple question: What made you decide to do InRange? How did it all come about?

    0:05:02
    Kyle H
    Two parter: have you ever done any force-on-force training with simunitions or similar? And what are your thoughts on incorporating their use into civilian defensive firearms classes?

    0:08:48
    Collin S
    I am looking forward to "building" an AR 15 in the coming months very similar to yours Karl so thanks for the inspiration. I am leaning towards the Tennessee arms polymer lower what are you thoughts on it also i want iron sights to start off with any suggestions?

    0:11:55
    Joseph R
    Hey Karl! I have recently attended a rifle class and observed a lot of rifles with a red dot/magnifier combo. What is your opinion on magnifiers with a flip mount paired with a red dot?

    0:12:44
    Terry B
    What are you thoughts on the AR57 uppers? Thank you.

    0:13:42
    Casey
    What do you think about side charging uppers? If you had to use one would you prefer non-reciprocating or reciprocating? The only non-reciprocating uppers I've seen can still use the normal bcgs whereas the reciprocating bcgs need a modified bcg and, possibly, a modified upper.

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    I know you guys are somewhat interested in the Leupold D-EVO, at least in concept, as you have mentioned in a video or two. Do you think the idea would be seen as less of a gimmick if the whole optic could be stacked in a footprint that was all inline with the barrel instead of swung over the side of the gun? Of course still allowing a red dot sight to be attached on top at a standard cowitness height, and having the kind of shared eyebox for the two sights. I really like the idea, but of course Leupold is the only one making such a product and at $1200+ it's a tough sell, especially when it adds that bulk out over the ejection port

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    speaking about the D-EVO: Karl, how's it going with the one you have / had? You seemed quite fond of it, until you suddenly advised against it a few months back. Are you planning to do a full review of it at some point?

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    Patriot
    Karl, how crushed were you when you first heard of the Walther CCP safety recall, were you emotionally invested in the pistol like we all get with certain guns?

    0:18:58
    Shaun E
    Does the timer also act as the range officer for the run or is there a separate r/o? Does the timer also call/certify steel hits? Who scores and tapes the paper? Do you use multiple timers and r/o's? Finally, how is the scoring reported and recorded? Do timer and shooter report to someone recording scores on a spreadsheet?

    0:20:43
    Michael R
    As part of your effort to decentralize InRange, have you and Ian considered making your videos available via BitTorrent? I feel that although it's extremely unlikely that YouTube, Full30, and Facebook would all take your videos down at once, it wouldn't hurt to have them truly decentralized.

    I thought of this because I'm itching to setup a NAS and loading it up with InRange content to seed seems like fun.

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    Brian C
    In light of InRange demonetizing their YouTube videos, will you and Ian be seeking other revenue streams outside Patreon? More InRange merchandising? A line of InRange inspired lightweight carbines from GWACS? Or is the current plan to stay focused on creating content and not be distracted with revenue generating side projects?

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    Andrew C
    I have two sub-questions if you will, concerning your recent decision to demonetize. I enjoy playing devil's advocate and would like to know your opinion on these counters. 1) In terms of the advertisers in general, since it is their private company's money, don't they have the choice to spend and associate their money how they choose? If they don't want to support firearms, isn't that their right to do so? 2) Concerning your point of money as a weapon, why shouldn't the Old Media use their money as a weapon to keep YouTube and other platforms in a position that benefits them? Love the content and would love your insight.

    0:26:52
    James M
    2nd question: Given the recent issues with Youtube and it's revenue sharing what other platforms are you looking to post on? I know you post on Full30 but what platform do you guys prefer people watch on? For example if one platform is paying you more per view than another.

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    The Star Z-63 Submachine Gun: Better Than You Think
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    The Star Z-63 is a 9x19mm version of the Star Z-62, which was made in both 9x19 and 9x23. Together, these represent the company’s effort to produce a more modern submachine gun than their Z-45, which was basically a copy of the German MP-40. The Z-63 is, contrary to its external appearance, a well built gun with several clever internal safety mechanisms. It uses a spring loaded firing pin which only protrudes when the bolt is fully closed, and also has a lock on the bolt that prevent it from moving rearward unless either fired or cycled using the charging handle. This prevents potential accidental discharge if the gun is dropped.

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    The Yugoslav M56 Submachine Gun: Perhaps Too Simple?
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    Published on Apr 29, 2017
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    The M-56 is a Yugoslav take on the MP-40 design, produced starting in 1956 to replace its previously issued M49 submachine gun (which was a copy of the Soviet PPSh-41). The M56 is simpler than the MP40, however, and chambered for the 7.62x25mm Tokarev cartridge. It is a simple gun to make, but quite awkward to use, and has a remarkable potential to disassemble itself while firing if not assembled correctly.

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    Le Petit Protector Ring Pistol: A Modern Antique
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    Published on Apr 27, 2017
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    Le Petit Protector is a ring pistol, made in both 5 shot/5mm and 6 shot/4mm pinfire variations, as well as a smaller version holding 7 rounds of 2mm pinfire, called the “Femme Fatale”. They are mechanically quite simple, with a manually cocked hammer, manually indexed cylinder, and can be reloaded only by removing the cylinder completely. They are made in the aesthetic of 19th century French or Belgian guns, but were actually produced relatively recently.

    Some clues to this true manufacture include the English spelling of “Protector” (instead of the French “Protecteur”), the wide variations in fitted case design, the lack of reference to them in books like Winant’s “Firearms Curiosa”, and the fact that they are always found in perfect or nearly perfect condition. If they truly were 150 years old, a substantial proportion of the surviving examples would have significant wear. Just being made recently doesn’t make them less interesting mechanically, though - someone put in a lot of time and effort to make such small, well-fitted, and smoothly operating guns.

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    Interesting BUT useless !

    I have an Interesting BUT useless ! too !
    This has been in the family for over a hundred years.
    It's a Colt .22, 7 round "pocket pistol" last made in 1877 & sold for $8.
    I'm a bit afraid to shoot it & if I ever did, I would use shorts.

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    Shattuck "Unique" Hideout Squeeze Pistol
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    Published on Apr 30, 2017
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    C.S. Shattuck’s “Unique” squeeze pistol is one of the last of this sort of sightless, underpowered hideout guns. Its core patent was actually filed by Oscar Mossberg, who worked for Shattuck before setting up his own company, which you are much more likely to have heard about today! Mossberg would refine the concept after World War 1 into the Mossberg Brownie, but that is a topic for another day.

    Shattuck produced a few thousand of these squeeze-fire guns, primarily chambered for .22 and .32 rimfire, although there were a small number also made in .30 rimfire. They are all 4-barrel guns, with a rotating firing pin that discharges the rounds sequentially, one per squeeze. This particular example is a .32 caliber one, which used a slightly larger frame than the .22s.

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