Discussion in 'Small Arms and Edged Weapons' started by von Poop, May 19, 2017.
Best looking box of guns.
I sort of like & dislike these equally.
Certainly aesthetically unusual.
Rock Island Auction: Exhibition Quality Matching Pair of Cased Gold and Silver Inlaid
They look difficult to hold and fire.
Those look like dueling derringers to me......maybe they are intentionally hard to shoot??
The gold inlay is an attempt to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
Gun Jesus from Forgotten weapons is flashing this DP around the internerd.
And, frankly, I don't blame him.
If I ever need shooting, I want to get shot with that gun!
Nice brace of pistols there.
I really like that shotgun she has. Left-handed shooter as well.
Don't they make these anymore? I'll have two of the 20 ga. (lower).
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.
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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!
Nice looking gun there. Does anyone know what it is?
I vaguely remember the pistol, slab-sided with a nicely integrated red dot but my memory fails me....Same for the shooter, Jeff Cooper ????
It's an https://www.idealconceal.com/\
Dirty Harry does not approve this weapon.
I was thinking a 38 DD. Possibly a 40?
I'll show myself out.
I wonder if they come in 44s or even 45s?
No...that's... not a gun in my pocket...
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!
"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.