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« Reply #225 on: August 21, 2010, 06:23:28 pm »

The Galland-Somerville!  Fine piece, indeed!  A friend of mine has one, a Khyber-Pass made one of them in fact, and they are indeed a work of art (even when made by Afghans!)  Phenomenal how they come apart like a Chinese puzzle for unloading, and quite sophisticated for 1868!  Most were in .442, though other calibers are encountered.

Interestingly Tom Custer, brother of George Armstrong Custer, had one of those, presented to him by the English sportsman Lord Berkley Paget in appreciation for his help during the latter's hunting trip in the West.  He also seems to have presented George with a Webley RIC at the same time. Both were the apex of technology in their day.  George is reported to have brought his RIC with him to the Little Big Horn, but Tom left his Galland-Somerville in it's box, as it's still extant, while the RIC has gone "missing", as it were.

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« Reply #226 on: December 01, 2010, 09:50:23 pm »

http://www.ratedesi.com/video/v/YFkGUC7Bo5U/World's-First-watercooled-Ruger-10/22-dress-up-kit-prototype
just had to share this, talk about kit bashing...
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« Reply #227 on: December 01, 2010, 10:31:12 pm »

Wot? Is that the same gun that got a lengthy post here on this forum - which was quickly put to death by the no-gun crowd?
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« Reply #228 on: December 01, 2010, 11:30:24 pm »

Wot? Is that the same gun that got a lengthy post here on this forum - which was quickly put to death by the no-gun crowd?
Was it?  I thought it was the lengthy tirades launched over a simple misunderstanding that doomed the thread.  Maybe now that we've got a thread that has the gun but not the rants, we can find out.
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« Reply #229 on: December 02, 2010, 08:41:05 am »

Someone mentioned the Nagant -



Herkimer and I each have a Nagant; I believe a few more on the Forum may as well.  A fun little piece, under-powered and over-engineered, but essentially the only revolver that can be effectively silenced.

I really like some of the huge gasser-type revolvers of the late 19th c. 






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« Reply #230 on: December 02, 2010, 12:44:03 pm »

these are my faves.
The later cartridge version of the le mat.
A wheellock big knife combo.
And the knock volley gun.
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« Reply #231 on: December 02, 2010, 08:25:14 pm »

all i know about this is that it is a very old .453 rifle.
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and this is a .453 pinfire pistol.
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« Reply #232 on: December 02, 2010, 08:33:22 pm »


and this winner would look at home on nemo's wall
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« Reply #233 on: December 02, 2010, 09:47:52 pm »

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all i know about this is that it is a very old .453 rifle.
That sir is a very interesting firearm do you have any other pictures of it?
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« Reply #234 on: December 02, 2010, 10:59:30 pm »


and this winner would look at home on nemo's wall



What on earth is that beauty??

It looks very similar to my Brocock AimX .22 cal pcp air carbine.
(I know mine's 20/21st century and therefore off limits)

Personally I would have to go for a Brasher Pocket pistol I do have a replica (non functioning) very similar to this.
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« Reply #235 on: December 03, 2010, 01:49:13 am »

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all i know about this is that it is a very old .453 rifle.

That sir is a very interesting firearm do you have any other pictures of it?

i do not, i found that whilst trolling another forum i post on... someone had found it in a shed and no one of the forum could identify it....


and this winner would look at home on nemo's wall



What on earth is that beauty??

It looks very similar to my Brocock AimX .22 cal pcp air carbine.
(I know mine's 20/21st century and therefore off limits)

Personally I would have to go for a Brasher Pocket pistol I do have a replica (non functioning) very similar to this.

it is an airgun, targetized and customed off of the old grassier design.
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« Reply #236 on: December 03, 2010, 02:15:00 am »



This is a "machine mortar" out of the Russian Artillery museum.  Made late 18th century I believe.  It caught my attention since I have just one of these little bronze mortars (which is a lot of fun when my wife doesn't steal my linstock and shoot it herself).  It seems that a long wire arm holding slowmatch so that you could just spin the table around and fire them off rapidly would be a clever innovation too. 
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« Reply #237 on: December 03, 2010, 03:50:35 am »

all i know about this is that it is a very old .453 rifle.
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That's a Collier revolving carbine, about 1820. First you cocked it, then  indexed the cylinder by hand, opened the pan cover and lowered the frizzen into place for each shot. Clumsy as all that was, it still let you get off up to eight shots quite quickly. It was too expensive and cumbersome for general use.
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« Reply #238 on: December 03, 2010, 07:43:48 pm »

To me this is well ahead of its time.
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« Reply #239 on: December 03, 2010, 07:47:39 pm »

Ah the gun with round ammo for christians and square rounds for turks!

I was waiting for this one to come up!
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« Reply #240 on: December 04, 2010, 08:13:07 pm »


a punt gun... for hunting geese... and whatnot.......
i am sure it could be used to take down an airship at that, lol
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« Reply #241 on: December 04, 2010, 09:13:50 pm »

Also good for taking out pesky little tirranosaurus'.. tyrranosaurus's... tirranosauria... uhhmm.. big things with huge teeth!
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« Reply #242 on: December 05, 2010, 03:06:57 am »

To me this is well ahead of its time.



I think I'm in love.   This is going to be my next big gun project.
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« Reply #243 on: December 05, 2010, 04:12:49 pm »

This popped up on MakeBlog today - a 500 yr old hand cannon being test fired on a vid.  It looks like a 3 barrel volley gun on a stick, a very airship vs airship sort of fighting weapon.  markf
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/12/3_barrel_hand_cannon_fired_after_50.html
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« Reply #244 on: December 14, 2010, 01:54:54 am »

I have a question for you guys.

A few years ago before the changes in UK law regarding blank firers. The shop Battle Orders were selling a blank firing replica of a Victorian Anti Garotte gun. It was essentially a flat panel of metal with a very short stubby barrel in the centre, that was supposedly strapped onto the lower back of the wearer. I don't know how the firing mechanism worked although i'm sure it was single shot. And I seem to recall them saying that it was short lived because of the design flaws. Apparently it would often misfire, explode backwards into the wearer or break the spine with the power of it's recoil.

The thing is I can find no reference to such a weapon anywhere and am starting to wonder if I imagined it. Have any of you any info or ever encountered a similar design?
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« Reply #245 on: December 15, 2010, 06:43:00 am »

http://images.imagestate.com/Watermark/1197459.jpg

Combination halberd - wheel lock gun, Germany 1550

Perfect for a monarchs guard I think.
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« Reply #246 on: January 01, 2011, 09:49:11 pm »

The Colt revolving rifle is packed full of steamy goodness.

http://www.circlekb.com/product/CA22-1188.html

But i am a big fan of the Volcanic Lever Action pistol, the workings of which led to the Henry...

http://www.aurora-replica-guns.com/US-Volcanic-Repeating-Pistol-Replica~C000716.cfm

I have the replica, but it is a replica of the smaller calibre version designed with a small grip so not fun to use for knuckles.

And i am also a fan of the Adams, i also have thje replica of this and it feels great in the hand, even with my big  paws

http://www.oldguns.co.uk/images/4173.jpg

And lastly of course the LeMat, but not much post in posting an image, it is so well known *L*
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« Reply #247 on: January 05, 2011, 02:43:51 am »

Howdy,

     This kind of thread is my cup of tea (or joe, depending on your tastes).

      Let's start out with the C93 Borchardt, made in 1893.
http://gungallery.euweb.cz/Pict/Borchardt%20C-93%20(left%20side).jpg

       Bergmann 1896
http://gungallery.euweb.cz/Pict/Bergmann%20M1896.jpg

       Bergmann 1897 Military model
http://gungallery.euweb.cz/Pict/Bergmann%20M1897%20Military.jpg

       And the very popular (in its time), C96 Mauser, circa 1896
http://www.imfdb.org/images/e/e4/C96Pistol.jpg

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« Reply #248 on: January 06, 2011, 01:28:11 am »

Some very intriguing designs on dark roasted blend, still no signs of the garotte gun though...

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/04/miniature-spy-guns-part-2.html


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« Reply #249 on: January 06, 2011, 08:28:25 am »


a punt gun... for hunting geese... and whatnot.......
i am sure it could be used to take down an airship at that, lol


From Tremors 4, I believe?  Looks like Michael Gross as Hiram Gummer in the picture, anyways...

On to the subject at hand (and sorry for any that have previously been posted, 10 pages is alot, and I've only made a cursory browsing-short on time, need to eat!):

All time favorite is the:
Spoiler: 1861 Colt Navy (click to show/hide)
Beautiful piece of hardware, that...

Followed by one that I KNOW has been mentioned:
Spoiler: the Venerable LeMat (click to show/hide)
It is one that has been carried by my ancestors, long ago...  (i.e. Braxton Bragg)

Then there's THIS gem:
Which is my DREAM rifle ever since I saw Quent carrying one in Wolfs Rain...

Then there's my shotgun dream:
Spoiler: Parker Brother's 10 Ga (click to show/hide)
I love a 30+ inch barrel in my shotgun, and there's just something about the SxS that gets to me, aye?

And of course, no thread would be complete without this little diddy:
Spoiler: 1892 Mare's Leg (click to show/hide)
Which, to be fair, never existed as a REAL gun until just recently, but it IS a chopped of 1892 Winchester levergun, so I think it fits the 1914 rule...  I hope?

But the one I'm about to aquire (right after I get my bartending license) is THIS:
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Which is, of course, the 1871-72 open top conversion.  I LOVE this baby...  It's perfect in every way (for a cart revolver!), and just plain BEAUTIFUL...

Plus, depide the fact that "better" arms exsist in Xenos' world, he prefers to carry a pair of open tops (butt forward, reverse twist draw)...  So yeah...

I submit the evidance to the jury, and hope they will judge in my favor!
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