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Discussion in 'Small Arms and Edged Weapons' started by von Poop, May 19, 2017.

  1. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

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    Best looking box of guns.

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  2. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    They look difficult to hold and fire.
     
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    JJWilson Well-Known Member

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    Those look like dueling derringers to me......maybe they are intentionally hard to shoot??
     
  5. harolds

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    The gold inlay is an attempt to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
     
  6. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    Gun Jesus from Forgotten weapons is flashing this DP around the internerd.
    And, frankly, I don't blame him.
    Lawks...

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    If I ever need shooting, I want to get shot with that gun!

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    A-58 Cool Dude

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    Nice brace of pistols there.

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    A-58 Cool Dude

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    I really like that shotgun she has. Left-handed shooter as well.

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    Don't they make these anymore? I'll have two of the 20 ga. (lower).

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  11. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    All of these are splendid looking.
    If I ever become rich (hoho), I now know that I'm collecting early semi/auto pistols.
    Basically, I love 'intermediate' technology, where the designers don't yet know how something will eventually work, but are grasping their way towards the correct (slightly more boring) form.

    Special Presentation: Semiauto Pistols of the 1800s:
     
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    Speaking of best looking guns: A gun dealer in Jackson, WY has a model 12 trench gun in excellent shape-complete with a bayonet. It has the flaming bomb on the receiver, the perforated handguard and of course, a bayonet lug. Couldn't get a picture but it looks to be in 98+% condition. Only $5,200.00!
     
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    Nice looking gun there. Does anyone know what it is?

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    I vaguely remember the pistol, slab-sided with a nicely integrated red dot but my memory fails me....Same for the shooter, Jeff Cooper ????
     
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    I was thinking a 38 DD. Possibly a 40?


    I'll show myself out.o_O
     
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    I wonder if they come in 44s or even 45s?
     
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    No...that's... not a gun in my pocket...
     
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    Well, here's a bit of awesome! If you've ever shot an 8mm Mauser round (from any platform) you'll note the recoil from that 180 grain slug is pretty stout, so stout that a shoulder fired full auto would require something like a 15 pound BAR or 25 pound Bren to use it effectively. Enter the Germans who introduced the FG-42 with first in-line stock and added a reciprocating mechanism wherein the action actually sinks back into the stock for half an inch or so to soak up a bit of the recoil. Over-engineered? Possibly, but the damned thing worked!

     
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    Awesome!

    "Over-engineered? Possibly, but the damned thing worked!" Could describe many German weapons. Note the almost total absence of muzzle climb. The only knock I have on it is the horrendous muzzle flash. I think that has to do with the type of recoil compensator used.
     

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