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Re: Non-steamed steampunk guns
« Reply #950 on: April 16, 2016, 11:54:44 pm »
nicely done!
What were the CAS reaction to your new firesticks and accessories at the shoot?

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Re: Non-steamed steampunk guns
« Reply #951 on: April 17, 2016, 01:36:43 am »
It was all very positive!  I shot it again in today's match.  I didn't do as well, but know why.  The screws were too loose and need to be treated with Locktite.  Link to pictures and videos.

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Re: Non-steamed steampunk guns
« Reply #952 on: May 29, 2016, 04:15:47 am »
I found this page:
http://www.aaawt.com/html/mad_ads/jun_15/item/10.html

Pictures of several oddly shaped small pistols. Example:


Some of them are silver plated, engraved, and ornate, but I wouldn't consider most of them to the pretty. They are early cartridge pistols, from a time before the form and aesthetic for cartridge pistols reached a developed state; an "anything goes" aesthetic that produced bumpy bulbous guns.

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« Reply #953 on: May 29, 2016, 06:24:19 pm »
I have personally always found the early cartridge pistols and their bumpy bulbousness to be fascinating!

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Re: Non-steamed steampunk guns
« Reply #954 on: July 02, 2016, 12:25:20 am »
Hey all, was wondering if any of you might happen to have a picture handy of a Mannlicher model of 1885 semi-automatic rifle? Being the first semi-automatic rifle, I figured it would be interesting to see what one looked like.

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« Reply #955 on: July 02, 2016, 06:28:43 pm »
Hey all, was wondering if any of you might happen to have a picture handy of a Mannlicher model of 1885 semi-automatic rifle? Being the first semi-automatic rifle, I figured it would be interesting to see what one looked like.

Google image search produced these images:




There must not have been many produced because I can't find an actual photo.

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Re: Non-steamed steampunk guns
« Reply #956 on: July 03, 2016, 07:50:12 pm »
That's all I found, too.

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« Reply #957 on: July 11, 2016, 09:42:46 pm »
Production must have been limited, perhaps to prototypes.  The Mannlicher M95 is the designation of the straight-pull bolt action which saw use by many countries, starting with Austria.  I see that the semi-auto was model 1885, ten years BEFORE the straight-pull bolt rifle.
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« Reply #958 on: July 13, 2016, 09:47:39 pm »
Yup. It appears to have been the first semi-automatic rifle in the world. Also, from the few images that I *have* found, it's pretty spage-agey and science-fiction-y. It's really nifty looking.

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Re: Non-steamed steampunk guns
« Reply #959 on: August 28, 2016, 01:55:23 am »
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1660353917622797/  This site has quite a few exotic antique firearms. 
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Re: Non-steamed steampunk guns
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Re: Non-steamed steampunk guns
« Reply #961 on: September 14, 2016, 03:35:06 am »
A very detailed video on the steamy Lewis gun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlsEmE5pM10#t=4182 

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Re: Non-steamed steampunk guns
« Reply #962 on: November 08, 2016, 02:51:47 am »
The "broomhandle" Mauser C96 gets my vote, no question.  As far as I know (could very well be wrong), it was the first reliable semiautomatic pistol, and was first produced in 1896.  It's also got that menacing clunkiness about it that I just love.  (And steampunk aside, Han Solo carried the "galaxy far, far away" model, so its reliability and awesomeness are beyond question).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauser_C96 



My  fave  Cowboy  pistol ever! Destro from  G.I. Joe's  fave  pistol, too.

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Re: Non-steamed steampunk guns
« Reply #965 on: December 27, 2016, 04:30:38 am »

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Re: Non-steamed steampunk guns
« Reply #966 on: December 27, 2016, 05:33:33 pm »
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Those are insane looking guns.

Look at the guys when they fire them. They close their eyes, turn their faces away, and still flinch.

Those are definitely monster hunters' guns.
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Re: Non-steamed steampunk guns
« Reply #967 on: December 28, 2016, 04:11:42 am »
Those are insane looking guns.

Ummmmmm. Yes. Definitely Insane.
I Want One.

I shall have to build one,
except in flintlock
and with a bore that will accept a golf ball   ( evil laugh).

Look at the guys when they fire them. They close their eyes, turn their faces away, and still flinch.

I expect they are becoming quite deaf aas well ......

Those are definitely monster hunters' guns.

My Dear RJ , I would opine that they were derived from the original Vampire Hunter Carbine! After all , we can clearly see these shooters
pounding STAKES into the muzzles!

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Re: Non-steamed steampunk guns
« Reply #968 on: December 28, 2016, 06:21:00 am »
https://www.cannonfuse.com/store/pc/Black-Powder-Golf-Ball-Mortar-p373.htm might be made to work.

1.7" to 1.75" bore should work for a golf ball. 

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« Reply #969 on: January 01, 2017, 09:25:43 pm »
https://www.cannonfuse.com/store/pc/Black-Powder-Golf-Ball-Mortar-p373.htm might be made to work.

1.7" to 1.75" bore should work for a golf ball. 

Could  a  repeating  blunderbuss  be  viable?

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« Reply #970 on: January 15, 2017, 11:20:33 pm »
https://www.cannonfuse.com/store/pc/Black-Powder-Golf-Ball-Mortar-p373.htm might be made to work.

1.7" to 1.75" bore should work for a golf ball. 

Could  a  repeating  blunderbuss  be  viable?

There were almost no attempts to make repeating blunderbusses(i) for a variety of technical and philosophical reasons.  In theory it would be possible and a prop blunderbuss with say a top feed magazine might look cool.

  This just has a flared flash suppressor which happens to resemble one type of blunderbuss muzzle but it might be a place to start from.


Take a look at this project barrel: http://www.gunbroker.com/item/613204668 

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Re: Non-steamed steampunk guns
« Reply #971 on: January 16, 2017, 02:39:02 am »
A blunderbuss was a muzzle-loader, which can't really be made a repeater. However, I could imagine a something that would use very large shotgun shells, loaded with fine gravel, which would approximate the effect of blunderbuss.

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Re: Non-steamed steampunk guns
« Reply #972 on: January 17, 2017, 06:27:50 am »


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Re: Non-steamed steampunk guns
« Reply #974 on: January 19, 2017, 04:00:35 pm »
https://www.cannonfuse.com/store/pc/Black-Powder-Golf-Ball-Mortar-p373.htm might be made to work.

1.7" to 1.75" bore should work for a golf ball. 

Could  a  repeating  blunderbuss  be  viable?

Your question has lead me down a rabbit hole with a lot more to find than I expected like:  http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=12091