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Author Topic: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II  (Read 210179 times)
RJBowman
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« Reply #1825 on: March 02, 2016, 04:45:10 pm »

Vintage 1950's Knickerbocker squirt gun ad:


Twin Barrel and Ray Gun for time-travel gunfights.
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RJBowman
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« Reply #1826 on: July 29, 2016, 06:50:50 pm »


Pop Tart gun; a little boy actually got sent home for bringing this to school.
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« Reply #1827 on: July 30, 2016, 12:59:16 am »

NERF!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57MKxz4pJKE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKGUh7gLKAU
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« Reply #1828 on: July 31, 2016, 07:59:04 am »


Pop Tart gun; a little boy actually got sent home for bringing this to school.


For shame!  That's a perfectly innocent map of New Zealand's North Island.
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« Reply #1829 on: July 31, 2016, 06:33:26 pm »


Pop Tart gun; a little boy actually got sent home for bringing this to school.

It looks a bit like Florida, to me.
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« Reply #1830 on: December 25, 2016, 04:30:25 pm »

Anybody ever painted or modded a Nerf Doublestrike? I just got one for Christmas, and I'm looking forward to the possibilities!
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RJBowman
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« Reply #1831 on: December 27, 2016, 02:59:12 am »

Nice gun with a plausible period look to it, but I dislike the molded imitation cloth wrappings.
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« Reply #1832 on: December 27, 2016, 09:58:24 am »

Nice gun with a plausible period look to it, but I dislike the molded imitation cloth wrappings.

Yeah, definitely not a big fan of those. I seem to recall someone on here simply wrapping them with some real leather straps to cover it up. I'll probably end up doing that or something similar.
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RJBowman
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« Reply #1833 on: December 27, 2016, 06:30:05 pm »

I'm kind of a perfectionist and would feel compelled to grind or sand off the plastic before adding real straps.
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« Reply #1834 on: December 27, 2016, 07:01:30 pm »

Having recently received Thomas Wileford's book "steampunk, gears, gadets, and gizmos" I have plans to use the ideas as a base for a nifty electric pistol idea I've had floating around for a while. Hoping to make it out of easily sourced parts so i can replicate. I want fancy gent versions. A cased pair. A battered pirates version. Hopefully more on this if it develops.
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« Reply #1835 on: February 20, 2017, 09:19:53 am »

Any suggestions for steampunk-ifying a Nerf Sharpfire (it's like a luger with a stock! Cheesy)

I've thought about just covering it in rub-n-buff and seeing what I think first, but I wanted to know if you guys had any ideas?
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« Reply #1836 on: February 20, 2017, 09:24:35 am »


Pop Tart gun; a little boy actually got sent home for bringing this to school.


Funny, like Mr. Beef, my first impression of this photo was "this is the State of Florida"  Grin The kid should have know what to say when asked.
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« Reply #1837 on: February 25, 2017, 05:25:36 pm »


Pop Tart gun; a little boy actually got sent home for bringing this to school.

It looks a bit like Florida, to me.


He should have been sent home if he brought Florida to school... or New Mexico.
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« Reply #1838 on: February 25, 2017, 07:25:17 pm »

I thought this looked really steamy:





It is one of the exhibits at the Doge's Palace, Venice. Unfortunately there was no information about it. I'd guess each barrel can be rotated to meet the firing mechanism, which is fixed via the hoops to its stand.

Yours,
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RJBowman
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« Reply #1839 on: February 25, 2017, 09:06:10 pm »

A variation of the pepperbox revolver, except that a pepperbox usually has all the barrels drilled into a single cylinder.

Is it a flintlock?
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« Reply #1840 on: February 25, 2017, 09:22:50 pm »

A variation of the pepperbox revolver, except that a pepperbox usually has all the barrels drilled into a single cylinder.

Is it a flintlock?

I don't think so - the mechanism didn't look right. Unfortunately the weapon was at the back of a room you could not properly enter, so you couldn't get a really good, close up look at the thing. I'm guessing the mechanism on top may have held a lighted wick which would have been dipped into a firing pan.

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« Reply #1841 on: February 26, 2017, 01:26:42 am »

Since apparently there are no placquards in the exhibit to identify this piece, I shall chime in.

It has been misidentified often on the web as "an early machine gun", "an early volley gun", and "an early gattling gun"

It is brieflydescribed here:
http://palazzoducale.visitmuve.it/en/the-museum/layout-and-collections/armoury/

as
"Room III. .... The twenty-barrel harquebus, with 10 long and 10 short barrels, may be considered a predecessor of the modern machine-gun."


Thu we find it is a 20 barrel ( 10 long and 10 short) matchlock, revolving/repeater, wall gun.

The swivel base would be mounted on or behind a wall or rampart to provide cover.

Each barrel is fired individually, then the operator re-cocks the matchlock hammer, manually advances to then next barrel,
"blows on the slowmatch" to ensure it is burning well and not covered in ash, then opens the cover to the fresh barrel's flash pan
and he is ready to fire again.
 
The barrels are common "part round part octagon" fowler barrels, (tang and all) mounted on a rotating frame .
the frame then attaches to the buttstock, and the entire mess mounts on the "swivel frame"
this allows for removing the assembly for (tedious) reloading .

The only advantage is that a single operator can offer 20 aimed shots before reloading. But then he is hosed.

The disadvantages are legion. a Better method is 1 musketeer, and 2 reloaders - then they only need 3 or 4 muskets (instead of 20 barrels) and the rate of fire is nearly the same, but continuous; and the reloaders do not need to be skilled marksmen.

With flintlock muskets ( as opposed to matchlock) one shooter and 1 loader can keep up about the same rate of fire.

It differentiates from a volley gun in that a volley gun fires all barrels at once. It only vaguely resembles a gattling or machine gun to the uninformed.

Why "short and long" barrels is beyond me. I  hazard a guess that the "short barrels" may not be musket barrels at all, and have been misidentified by a museum employee uneducated in firelocks ( it is more common than you might think).

ah . a search for this device reveals this prior threads
http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=31984.0

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« Reply #1842 on: February 26, 2017, 12:10:37 pm »

Dear Prof. Marvel,
Thank you so much for the pointers and links. Good old Leonardo - I should have guessed. For our brief stay we kept trying to persuade the children to come along to the daVinci museum, but unfortunately the youngest was 'museumed out' by the third day.

Anyway, you can see in the old thread pictures it used to be displayed a bit more prominently. There were clearly ten firing barrels and ten shorter tubes alongside each, which seem to lead to the firing pan. Given Leonardo's inventive mind, I wonder if this was some mechanism to speed up re-priming the barrels? When I have a few more moments I shall have to do a little research, but right now my eldest has my Sunday planned out for me  Wink.

Yours,
Miranda.
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RJBowman
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« Reply #1843 on: April 19, 2017, 03:42:11 am »

This one's interesting; repeating flintlock.
Lorenzoni Repeating Flintlock Pistol
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« Reply #1844 on: April 23, 2017, 07:03:18 am »

We travelled up from Wellington to join our Kraken's Lair colleagues in the Far North for a dinosaur hunt today.  A highly successful and enjoyable exercise, and just look at the collecton of weapons!

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« Reply #1845 on: May 03, 2017, 04:02:19 pm »

First time poster.  Here's a project coming close to completion.  I was going for the look of the gun used by the lackeys in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.  I like the idea of 'punking it up more, but I don't want to add gears and brass just for the sake of doing so?  Anyways, here's a pick of the Work in Progress.  About 90% complete.  Here's more info about the gun and build. 

https://fleetinginterests.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/steampunk-submachine-gun-satchel-gun/


Thanks for your interest,
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