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98705 No. 98705 ID: 3f5192 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Came across this interesting piece, it functions just as strangely as it looks.

All I know is it's a single shot chambered in .22 Flobert. There's literally nothing on it as far as make/model/serial. Nothing stamped or engrave on it at all beside the decorative engraving and checkering.

I'm assuming it's a gallery gun, however I've never seen one as fancy as this. Perhaps a french hunting rifle for those tiny birds they eat?

Any info is appreciated. I can't dig up anything, don't even know where to start.
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>> No. 98967 ID: 050b51
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>> No. 98968 ID: 050b51
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Combustible paper cartridges for the .44 Remington 1858.
>> No. 98969 ID: 050b51
  Making the Civil War time paper cartridge box for percussion revolvers https://youtu.be/Chai_DxkEpk
"Everything here was manufactured by real humans, not machines."
Bigot! Such discriminatory language!
>> No. 98970 ID: 050b51
  Making paper cartridge for percussion revolver - combustible envelope cartridge https://youtu.be/-2HUcfAyaaQ
>> No. 98971 ID: 050b51
  Paper cartridges my way for 44 cap and ball https://youtu.be/15O4yYu7i7Y

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98758 No. 98758 ID: dbae23 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
I've found a little gunstore a few hours from my house and they actually had a catalog to view.

So I'm asking you guys in your infinite wisdom, do any of these seem like a good deal I should jump on?
>> No. 98766 ID: 86d09e
What's with the supercheap pistols on the second page?
>> No. 98767 ID: dbae23
No idea, I've never been to the store and since it's over 2 hours from my house I'd like an opinion about their selection. The Gander mountain in Watertown has an FB Vis for $400 that I thought about too.

In New York when you buy a handgun you get this faggy little stamp you need to turn into the place that issued your license before you can actually own the firearm. Just NYs little way of trying to dis-incentivize gun-ownership.
>> No. 98777 ID: 2dac75
The $617 HiPoint .380 makes me think that this catalog isn't accurate.
>> No. 98806 ID: a615a8
If you're a revolver guy, the Colt Trooper and the S&W 15 look like they might be worth looking at. The Glock 42s are used, I'm guessing, but under $200 is a good price if you need a tiny .380 backup gun. If you're a 1911 guy, that's not a horribly bad price for a Kimber Custom II, though I know Kimber's rep for quality control is kind of spotty. I am wondering about the four top entries on the second page and wonder if they might be typos.

Nothing else jumps out at me as a great bargain, and when I see $575 for a Hi-Point on the same list as $198 for a Glock then I have to wonder. Something's screwy here. You might want to call and confirm pricing on anything that appeals to you before making the trip.
>> No. 98810 ID: 9dcda2
Or it's the bargain of the century.

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98769 No. 98769 ID: f04314 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
BOOF, does your Webley–Fosbery Self-Cocking Automatic Revolver chamber .38 ACP or .38 S&W?

I have read these chambering either (van they chamber both??). These 8-shot pistols are stamped .38 Automatic (the ones not stamped .455 Cordite or .45 Auto Revolver, I mean), but which .38? Wikipedia says .38 ACP, but the military .38 S&W cartridge was later used by the British as the .38-200 cartridge in their .38 Webley revolvers.

The Webley–Fosbery revolver was initially made in .455 calibre for the British service cartridge, and later in .38 ACP. While the .455 version had a standard 6-round cylinder, the .38 high velocity (.38 Colt ACP) version had eight chambers and could be loaded by a circular full-moon clip. The .38 version had a shorter cylinder, and thus shorter recoil stroke. Some were made with the short frame in .455 calibre. A variety of modifications led to the production of 6 different models, Marks I through VI. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webley%E2%80%93Fosbery_Automatic_Revolver

This Webly-Fosbery is described as chambering .38 S&W.
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>> No. 98785 ID: 3f5192
Haven't checked. Never plan on shooting it so I've never chambered anything in it.

I don't even know if I have either of those rounds laying around. If I find some I'll report back. I'm assuming it's .38ACP because the cylinder is cut for speed loaders that don't look like they'd work for the larger rim on the .38SW
>> No. 98788 ID: f04314
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Lord Ian from Forgotten Weapons states the .38 version loads .38 ACP, so that's probably the one.
And the cartridge clips look like throwing-stars. The Prideaux speed-loader is a really sweet gizmo for the Webley-Fosbery.
- Webley-Fosbery cutaway view (note full-moon clip for cartridges in .38 ACP caliber)
>> No. 98789 ID: f04314
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The Webley-Fosbery was available in two different cartridges; .455 and .38. It is often assumed that the .38 caliber guns used .38-200 (aka .38 S&W) ammunition, because this was the round used in standard .38 caliber Webley revolvers – but that assumption is incorrect. The .38-200 was not adopted by the British military until the 1920s, while the .38 ACP was a hot new item in the American market, having been introduced in 1900. It was this .38 ACP round that was used by the smaller caliber Webley-Fosberys, using 8-round moon clips (see cutaway diagram above). The design of those moon clips was a bit different than what we are used to seeing today, with a pointed spiral sort of shape. You can see the cut-out area in the cylinder for the clips in this factory nickel-plated example:
>> No. 98791 ID: f04314
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Drake has a Prideaux Loader that he uses with his Webleys.
>> No. 98792 ID: f04314
  Prideaux loader https://youtu.be/WDaFBDsCg_E
A hands on look at the Prideaux Loader, one of the very first speedloader ever developped

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97931 No. 97931 ID: 798a48 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Well, the Chief's Special is going into the safe for the foreseeable future. After renewing my range membership and seeing that most of their defensive handgun classes didn't allow IWB holsters, I had some thoughts about draw/presentation, and maybe getting a hammerless or shrouded J-frame that was still full steel.

But after thinking about how much I liked my P238 when I still had it, I ended up buying a P938 with a date of manufacture from last month, because I wanted a little more capacity and a bigger caliber than 380.

At this point I'm not sure whether to stick with pocket carry i.e. DeSantis Nemesis, or if I should look into other options. I was recommended Alien Gear for kydex options at the shop I purchased from.
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>> No. 98761 ID: f04314
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Specifications: Beretta Pico

Caliber: .380 ACP (barrel swap to run .32 ACP)
Capacity: 6+1
Barrel Length: 2.7″
Overall Length: 5.1″
Height: 3.94″
Width: 0.725″ (18mm)
Weight: 11.5 oz with unloaded magazine
Sights: 3-Dot
Trigger: Double Action Only (DAO). 12.25 lbs as tested
MSRP: $398 (I have seen retailers list it for as low as $325 thus far) http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/11/jeremy-s/gun-review-beretta-pico/
>> No. 98762 ID: f04314
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Hitting distributor shelves now is the slimmest .380 ACP pistol on the market, the Beretta Pico. At its widest point — across the ambi mag release paddle — my caliper pegs it at 18.5mm (0.728″), while the rest of the lilliputian pocket gun comes in at or under 18mm. Despite the tiny dimensions and the light 11.5 oz weight, which includes an empty magazine, the Pico is rated for +P ammo just like its older and slight larger 9mm brother, the Nano. Of course, making the smallest pistol out there can require compromises, and my Pico did experience some growing pains…
>> No. 98763 ID: f04314
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Ratings (Out of Five Stars):

Accuracy: * * *
A bit better than average for me from a rest, but a bit worse than average on the range.

Ergonomics: * * *
With any micro pistol there are going to be concessions here. The Pico excels in concealability and carry ergonomics — rounded corners, nothing poky or rough — but is hurt by the difficult-to-rack slide with little gripping assistance and the short trigger reach.

Reliability: * * *
I’m confident that the pistol will continue to run with 100% reliability for me more or less indefinitely now that the “extra” recoil spring has been removed. Of course, it didn’t run out of the box or as designed. An “average” rating may seem generous, but compared to other mouse guns I actually feel quite solid on the Pico’s ability here.

Trigger: * *
Not good.

Customize This: * * * * *
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>> No. 98764 ID: f04314
  Gun Review: Beretta Pico
Published on Nov 4, 2014 https://youtu.be/7GRutRlbTW4
Tabletop & Shooting Review of Beretta's new micro compact pocket pistol mouse gun, the Pico! Chambered in .380 ACP or, with just a barrel swap, .32 ACP. Plus a bit of comparison to the Nano and the Taurus TCP.
>> No. 98765 ID: f04314
  Beretta Pico - hickok45 https://youtu.be/-XjYtISS08U

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98483 No. 98483 ID: dda126 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I wanna go Truglo TFX om my G19 and G26. I've never dicked around with the stock sights before. What do I need to know to not fudd this up? Is there a better/cheaper option?
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>> No. 98496 ID: bec165
A consistent draw / press out trumps having a giant dot (that will often obscure distant targets). The fastest shooters in the world usually use all black sights.

These are what I use on my Glock.

>The front sight features the same slope angle as the rear sight making for a crisp tip to focus on during combat engagements.

>The antiglare serrated front makes sight acquisition fast and clear when shooting in natural or artificial light.

>The .215 tall front and rear sight allow the shooter to engage targets from 0-100 meters without changing the point of aim. Exactly what is needed when shooting in high threat situations under stress. Combat shooting requires excellent shot placement, not complex mathematical problems of holds or lollypoping.

>At .125 wide the front post is super fast to find during combat shooting and only covers a minimal amount of the target when shooting at range making it easy to find center and guarantee good shot placement even at extreme ranges!

>Our .60 Tritium filled vial is perfectly positioned as high up on the front post as possible providing a great reference point during low light conditions.
>> No. 98519 ID: dda126
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come on guys, pls more bright sights suggestions!
>> No. 98520 ID: 012a6b
What do you want us to say?fiber can fall out and gets dirty and dull with use.
>> No. 98521 ID: 9dcda2
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I go with the Trijicon standard 3-dot sights, all green.


I prefer the straight rear sights, ones where you can rack the gun on your belt or boot if needed.

Meprolight also makes pretty decent sights. I've used them on other people's guns with good results.


I don't really care for fibre optics, stacked 8's, Big Dot sights or any of the others.
>> No. 98754 ID: a615a8
What I use on my Glock 17:

stock rear sight with white outline

front sight turned around backwards and painted fluorescent orange

Seriously. It works better in more lighting conditions than you'd think. It used to be nearly standard on duty revolvers--back when dinosaurs roamed the earth and fullsize 4" revolvers in .357 Mag were cop guns and not curosities--and it's both cheap and decent.

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98552 No. 98552 ID: 5a0b76 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I'm packing up from California because I have had enough of this state.

My family and I are gona be taking a break from normal respectable living and traveling in an RV across the country while we visit far flung friends and family.
I need to know what kinda carrying restrictions I'm gona face on the road. I only plan to pack a .22lr rifle, as it is all I own, but may have a pistol of some variety pressed upon me by my overly concerned farther. I don't have a CC if that makes much deference.

So traveling while armed general thread. Tips or advice to keep my firearms secure as well as staying out of trouble with the law should I get pulled over for any reason. If mods want to move this to /t/ feel free to.
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>> No. 98577 ID: c1c101
For the most part, without a valid CCW, you will not be legal to have a loaded firearm, especially a loaded handgun, on your person or within your reach (basically within the passenger compartment) anywhere you go. For the most part. Definitely supply us with your route, though, to get the most accurate and complete answers.
>> No. 98584 ID: 5a0b76
The current route is gona be a detour through Nevada and Arizona over to New Mexico to visit family. Maybe even all the way to TX for more family visiting, then back tracking and going through Oregon up into WA and fight the good fight of making a free-er Cascadia

There MAY be more traveling after that but we gotta see how other things work out

From what I've read I should be gtg if I keep my rifle unloaded in the back of the RV with the ammo in a separate storage box.
>> No. 98611 ID: 86ccb5
Last I looked it up for CA, NM, AZ, and TX, you're supposed to notify local law enforcement such as sheriff that you are moving guns through the area, even as a private citizen simply on vacation. However, nobody does that and its unenforceable by any agency.

So, if you follow the letter of the law under CA rule, they're nowhere near your person, unloaded, locked in a compartment other than the glove box or center console, and ammo is locked separate from the guns, you probably won't run into any trouble. However, if you're not a dingus, you won't (a.) get pulled over or (b.) give reason for the cop to search your RV and find guns you [probably] shouldn't be transporting across state lines. Use your noggin, be a prudent and responsible person, and you won't have any problems.

RVs are common burglary sites because when people are away from them, its to fight off cabin fever and they're out for a few hours. Its why I'd recommend a locked compartment, bolted permanently out of sight to the structure of the RV. Just how many guns do you plan on taking with you?

Since its CA, you might consider selling some at the CA premium prices, and buying them new later when you settle at a lower price than your used guns. (unless you have common on-roster shit)
>> No. 98622 ID: 460569
Friendly reminder that when Trump wins, he plans to make CCW universal across all states.
>> No. 98728 ID: 6e521e
Not without moving legislation through Congress, obtaining a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.

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98629 No. 98629 ID: 8a98b2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Applicability of the ITAR Registration Requirement to Firearms Manufacturers and Gunsmiths

I'm posting this in /k/ because it's important, feel free to move it if necessary.
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>> No. 98700 ID: 30f399
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Do you ever see these Gasser revolvers in Austria?
Many were made in Vienna.
- Austrian Rast & Gasser pattern 1898 8mm Gasser revolver.
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>> No. 98702 ID: 30f399
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Belgian Gasser, J. Warnant 11.25mm DA revolver.
>> No. 98703 ID: dda126
No. Most of that shit was seized by the allies. I'd rather have the Smith & Wesson Model 3 anyway. You can peruse what's on the market and for how much it goes here:

>> No. 98723 ID: dda126
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Meanwhile Germans can have the best AR15 for 1k€:


That's what I would buy if I could ;_;

This is now a Windham Weaponry thread!

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Francotte style safety
>> No. 98671 ID: dda126
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>Yeah, the cops have a bad enough reputation as it is with peppering the place with poorly-aimed fire that you don't want to give them an indescriminate bullet-sprayer like that.

Yeah, istead of

>more and better training
>higher requirements to qualify
>draconic prosecution of abuse
>discontinuation of police as protected class

we should just try to control the damage by giving them less then optimal weapons.

I would totally be OK with the standard cop's gun being an AK.

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98588 No. 98588 ID: 9dcda2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

If you guys are ever in the area around Dulles airport in VA, the NRA Firearms Museum is pretty cool. They don't do much in regard to telling you the story behind items, but it's cool to see Gyrojets, Dardics, and M3 Grease guns in person. (The M3 is LARGE.)

One case has the .276 Garand and Pederson rifles just chillin. They have computers around the museum with short descriptions of what each gun is.

> This forerunner of the M1 rifle was developed by John Garand and produced at Springfield Armory.

> The Vickers-Pederson competed unsuccessfully against the Garand rifle in U.S. military trials. SN 30

I know Weinerdog Kenobi and Mr. Sleepy Eyes are in VA. If you guys haven't seen some of these museums, you should. The NRA and Udvar-Hazy together would make a day trip.
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>> No. 98610 ID: 9dcda2
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I didn't snap a shitload of pics, since they are available on the NRA's website.
>> No. 98612 ID: fe32b3
Damn dude, thanks for sharing that looks like an awesome place to visit.
>> No. 98617 ID: 5e8be9
well fuck my eyeball and call me sally

That place looks awesome. There is a small part of me that is sad that these firearms will most likely never be shot again but at the same time it is nice that they are preserved for future generations.

Why are SxS guns so damn sexy?

And why are they so damn expensive? - Not really for reals. I know why.

One day I will own a B. Searcy & Co. Rising Bite Sidelock in 375 H&H...
>> No. 98618 ID: fb893e
*sigh* I need to go back. The last time I was there, I was just getting into guns and was only interested in the military items. The civilian guns were mostly lost on me, which wouldn't be the case now.
>> No. 98621 ID: 088449
They have a shitton of civilian hunter type firearms, which I walked right past. (Just don't curr.) There are some really beautiful examples.

The museum theme is to explain the history and evolution of firearms though different time periods. Which is cool, but again, I just don't care. I'm not interested in anything pre-cartridge.

The main displays are:
History from 1600's and up, old West, WW1 and 2, Korea, Vietnam, Modern. They also have displays for Prototypes, Camp Perry guns, Competition guns, Police guns (random shit really), 100 years of the 1911, Movie guns, displays for inventors like Browning and Garand, and then some miscellaneous cases. (Including a C96 Mauser converted into a rifle.)

There's also a shooting gallery themed exhibit that has motion activated loud carnival noises. It belongs more on a prank TV show than in a museum.

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98449 No. 98449 ID: 5a0b76 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
>civil unrest and COPs being sniped

sooooooo no more .22lr.

Fuck it I'm getting an air rifle. Air rifle general thread- I've done alot of home work and they are good substitutes for most of my .22 needs

Pic to the left is what I plan to get later this year. The Maximus is cheap ($199 at pyramid air), accurate, and powerful enough for punching holes in small game.

The Benjamin Marauders and AirForce Talons would be the next step up, but i don't think I would want to shoot them in my back yard like I could the Maximus
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>> No. 98536 ID: f87148

Ugh, I guess that makes sense, at least in the "most gun owners are fucking retards" way.

Fuck it, I'll just buy a .17 HMR...
>> No. 98539 ID: 79b400
I miss having a BB gun, it enabled me to do so many trick shots and challenge myself more because of the limitations.
>> No. 98540 ID: 79b400
>> No. 98544 ID: 681be9
Thinking bout a crosman vantage in .22 myself. I was gonna get something not made in china but fuck you have to pay like 400+ to get some quality rifled steel that goes above 600 FPS. the Dianas and Weihrauchs with suitable pest killing power are more than I'm willing to spend on a armament without the prefix "fire" attached.
thought about a Benjamin 392, but for the price I could go get a .22 lr.
>> No. 98545 ID: 5a0b76
You looked at going PCP for your small game hunting needs? If you want that much velocity out of a .22 and I assume use the heavier hunting pellets, you'll get much better results from the PCPs on the market today. There's also multi-pumps.

A new Discovery or Maximus would be economic and relatively powerful, or you could look at used Marauders.

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