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« Reply #350 on: July 06, 2011, 06:27:35 am »


Nothing wrong with a Khyber Pass Kopy.  
 

No.

It is not a copy.

It's one that's been whittled down, but I assure you, it's an authentic Lee Metford Mk I*.

Either or, it's a firearm I'd be proud to own (and restore if need be)!

Forgive the ignorace, but why the "*" after Mk I? 
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« Reply #351 on: July 06, 2011, 06:54:22 am »

That's the old style British indication of a modification that wasn't enough to justify a new Mark number. In the case of the Lee-Metford Mark I*, they mounted a conventional front sight in place of the rather odd original, strengthened the stacking swivel, magazine spring and mainspring, and slightly altered the stock. Since you could still use the original barrel, receiver, bolt, magazine and lock, the modifications didn't amount to a new Mark.
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« Reply #352 on: July 06, 2011, 06:58:19 am »

That's the old style British indication of a modification that wasn't enough to justify a new Mark number. In the case of the Lee-Metford Mark I*, they mounted a conventional front sight in place of the rather odd original, strengthened the stacking swivel, magazine spring and mainspring, and slightly altered the stock. Since you could still use the original barrel, receiver, bolt, magazine and lock, the modifications didn't amount to a new Mark.

Ah, ok.  See, I crave knowledge, accuracy, etc...

I appreciate the clarification-I must pass this information along to my associates (who are also firearms enthusiasts).
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« Reply #353 on: July 06, 2011, 03:59:41 pm »

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« Reply #354 on: July 06, 2011, 04:44:19 pm »

Here is what I am up to for an AR15 A2 butt stock. It is printed to a digital adhesive and overlayed on the stock.
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« Reply #355 on: July 07, 2011, 06:32:12 am »

I'd carry a Merwin Hulbert Pocket Army in .38 with the folding hammer. The way the pistol is loaded and unloaded and the fact you can change the barrel length, make this a great gun.

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« Reply #356 on: July 10, 2011, 06:26:56 am »

I'd carry a Merwin Hulbert Pocket Army in .38 with the folding hammer. The way the pistol is loaded and unloaded and the fact you can change the barrel length, make this a great gun.




Did it even come in a .38?  Give me the .44/40 any day.  Good rule of thumb:  Never bring a handgun to a fight if the caliber does not start with a "4!"

.40 or .475, and EVERYTHING in between!

Granted, I would NOT mind having one of those .950 JDJ bolt action rifles, if for no other reason than to say I did...  Too bad I cannot seem to find any info on 'em!  (The bullets are made out of solid bronze, apparently...)
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« Reply #357 on: July 10, 2011, 06:58:14 am »

Having seen a considerable number of people die by gunshot wounds, far more die from small caliber hits than you would assume.

While I prefer a .44 or .45, there is nothing wrong with a properly delivered .38 or 9mm.
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« Reply #358 on: July 10, 2011, 07:38:34 am »

Having seen a considerable number of people die by gunshot wounds, far more die from small caliber hits than you would assume.

While I prefer a .44 or .45, there is nothing wrong with a properly delivered .38 or 9mm.

Oh, no doubt, no doubt.  .22LR is just as effective when put in the right place!    My main thing is simply this:  At close range, the .45LC will very nearly remove the offender's arm from thier body.  I'm not wanting to kill them-maiming is MUCH more fun! Cheesy
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« Reply #359 on: July 12, 2011, 07:20:28 am »

Hey hey,

Here's my contribution to this Non-steamed steampunk guns thread. Now these jailerskeys/guns I like a LOT especially the first one!

I found these pics while surfing the web in some russian blog... In one of the pics there is an english text which explains what they are. My russian is very bad, well, non existent so all captions that go with the pics below have gone through babelfish. It's not my bad denglish, haha  Grin


Bullet keys, confiscated in prisoners (6 photos) Small excursus into the history. Several very rare and interesting bullet keys, which were confiscated in the prisoners in the past centuries.

Europe. The 19th Century. Caliber of 9 mm


1850


1822. 22-[oy] the caliber


1850


XVI the century


Prison key, based on the principle of the silicic gun


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« Reply #360 on: July 12, 2011, 08:28:05 am »



Try this.
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« Reply #361 on: July 12, 2011, 08:35:07 am »

Is that a revolving gun ring???
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« Reply #362 on: July 12, 2011, 09:06:20 am »

Yes.. yes it is.. I'm working on a working airsoft model of the same. Mine will likely only fire one round, not a cylinder.. I'm basing it of a used ring pop.
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« Reply #363 on: July 12, 2011, 11:08:50 am »

Having seen a considerable number of people die by gunshot wounds, far more die from small caliber hits than you would assume.

While I prefer a .44 or .45, there is nothing wrong with a properly delivered .38 or 9mm.

Oh, no doubt, no doubt.  .22LR is just as effective when put in the right place!    My main thing is simply this:  At close range, the .45LC will very nearly remove the offender's arm from thier body.  I'm not wanting to kill them-maiming is MUCH more fun! Cheesy

Gentlemen, it's comments like these that get threads closed. No more talk of shooting people, please.
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« Reply #364 on: July 12, 2011, 04:35:27 pm »

If you're packing a cannon like the .455 Webley why would you need the Howdah Gun?  Cheesy

Some howdah guns were designed to fire shotgun shells, so their roles do not always overlap.
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« Reply #365 on: July 12, 2011, 05:05:25 pm »

For fear of sounding pedantic a Howdah pistol is designed for emergency use against large predators (originally Tigers) that would be only slightly inconvenienced by a shotgun. I'll agree that there were large double barreled pistols desinged to fire shot but these are not strictly Howdah guns.

"Never bring a handgun to a fight if the caliber does not start with a "4!""

Really? How about a .577?
http://www.firearmsmuseum.org.au/Survey/images-577.htm

Ok, not the largest powder load but imagine what it looks like from the "Naughty" end.....
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« Reply #366 on: July 12, 2011, 07:14:43 pm »

Pro bono publica, some education on "Khyber" native-made weapons. Native copies are but pale copies of the real thing.
 
http://www.martinihenry.com/khyberpage.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khyber_Pass_Copy

This has obvious take-aways for the Steampunk mileau.
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« Reply #367 on: July 15, 2011, 06:03:48 am »

How about the Chicago Palm Pistol?
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« Reply #368 on: July 15, 2011, 06:10:08 am »

How about the Chicago Palm Pistol?
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Patented in 1882, on the market in 1898.


 For a bit more detail...

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« Reply #369 on: July 16, 2011, 03:45:15 pm »

At last I finally found one! (bet you all thought I was making it up didn't you) Wink

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« Reply #370 on: August 19, 2011, 12:56:01 am »

The original nerf Maverick?

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« Reply #371 on: November 26, 2011, 09:12:34 pm »

The original nerf Maverick?




is that thing real? no way...
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« Reply #372 on: November 27, 2011, 12:17:47 am »

Yeah, it's a Mateba.  




Cheers!

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« Reply #373 on: November 27, 2011, 02:44:24 am »

Yeah, it's a Mateba.  




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Rather unfortunatly, only ten (10) of that PARTICULAR model were ever imported stateside.  They go from $3000 on up.  Shame, really.
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« Reply #374 on: November 27, 2011, 12:04:30 pm »

Well, it's ugly, impractical, and for it's size, got a silly short barrel..

Other than that it rates as EPIC.. Grin

It's kinda sad how all modern firearms tend to look alike (same with cars, really).. Even sadder to think they all look like that for a particular reason (tried and tested layout). Seems like we're just about done with experimenting with weird and wonderful prototyps that may or may not be the next greatest thing ever..
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