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No. 106813 ID: 9dcda2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
  Who's hyped?

It's not on the Maryland roster, so I'm screwed.
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>> No. 106878 ID: 1dec8f
>>106876
The only thing that pissed me off was the mags that had very high mileage.
I ran some simple drills with it and during a 1 and 1 I basically ran the baseplate halfway off.

But that's not going to be an issue with new mags, the mags are very well made.

>>106877
Nah fam, though I did mention how I was concerned about manipulating a WML with it sitting so far low.
I was given the response that the toggle switch can be actuated with the middle finger and yeah I guess that would work with ample training.

My biggest concern is how well holsters with WMLs would work, because it wouldn't exactly be solid for retention unless you had a groove over the trigger on the kydex or whatever.

But it would probably wear faster.
>> No. 106879 ID: 1dec8f
>>106876
Oh, quirk I guess is that like the Gen 2 Glocks (not sure about newer ones) if you send the mag in hard enough, it drops the slide.

Which was kind of a neat trick when I started getting used to it.

Not gonna lie, the gun grew on me.
I love it.

But it's like that weird alt chick you kinda dig.
You wanna fool around with it, but you kind of know better than to fuck yourself up like that in front of other people.

Mostly because she has gauges in her nose and tries to wrangle you into MMF shit too much.
>> No. 106958 ID: a083c4
>>106879

My SP-01 will do that. Is fast.
>> No. 107013 ID: 9dcda2
  >>106813
Now in aluminum.
>> No. 107025 ID: f4cb56
I'll never be able to afford one...


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106913 No. 106913 ID: 7fecba hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Extra-Light Maxim (1895)

One of the relatively few successful competitors to the Maxim in the early days of the heavy machine gun was the Col Model 1895 (aka, the Potato Digger). When it was adopted by the US in 1895, one of the elements in its favor was its light weight – just 35 pounds (not including mount). The Colt was an air cooled gun, which is a large part of how it was able to be so much lighter than the Maxim. This, predictably, did not sit well with Hiram Maxim, and he proceeded to make an extra-light version of the Maxim.
https://www.forgottenweapons.com/extra-light-maxim-1895/
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>> No. 106976 ID: 7fecba
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German WW1 Maxim Flak M14, a version of the 37mm Maxim-Nordenfelt gun.
>> No. 106977 ID: 7fecba
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Here's Hiram S. Maxim holding up his Maxim light gun and mount for prospective buyers.
>> No. 107000 ID: 7fecba
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MAXIM NORDENFELT 37MM “POM-POM”, NAVAL DECK GUN (EXEMPT FROM NFA).

SN 2024. Cal. 37mm. 51″ bbl. This exquisitely and professionally restored orig “one pounder” Maxim Nordenfelt automatic cannon is one of only very few extent of the early model. When found these are normally badly deteriorated having been exposed to the elements for decades, often as part of municipal historical monuments. This extraordinary specimen has the correct color gray paint covering the sideplates with a massive brass feed block incorporating an attractive wooden roller. It sets on an orig correct albeit non-matching SN Naval cone mount with brass cradle; the entire display piece is on a custom made wheeled dolly, making it manageable to move around. Actuating arm, feed slide, pawls and pins not present in feed block, nor is bolt present in receiver. Orig mainspring is included but not installed as the tabbed ends are not serviceable. Trigger bar, hand grip, cover, charging handle and external levers present and appear serviceable. Impressive orig brass spring cover also present on left side. Elevation adjustment wheel non-functional, however, steel pins and adjustable shaft allow one to display this piece pointing any number of positions of a wide vertical arc. Traverses smoothly through 360 degrees. This impressive display piece is non-functional due to missing the parts mentioned above and it is important to note that although this model is an automatic cannon with a rifled bore diameter greater than 1/2″ it has been declared “exempt” from the provisions of the National Firearms Act (NFA). A copy of a BATF letter attesting to this fact for this model is provided. This model is of significant historical interest as it was originally manufactured in 1889 as part of a thirty gun initial production run (This class of Maxim started at #2001). http://jamesdjulia.com/item/3034-394/
>> No. 107001 ID: 7fecba
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The first sale of gun #2024, with 5 others was made to the Minister of Marine, St Petersburg, Russia in March of 1895. All six guns were rejected due to defects and were returned to the factory and rebuilt. The top cover is marked with the issue/rebuild date of 1895. The company was reorganized in 1897 and conducted business as Vickers, Sons and Maxim (VSM), thus there are VSM inspection stamps on the gun. It is clear that the gun was sold, used, factory rebuilt and remarked before ourchase by the U.S. Navy in the first days of the Spanish American War. This gun was included in the first group of sixteen guns that the U.S. Navy purchased in March of 1898. This very gun, Navy Registery number 5, along with gun #2026 registry #6 were placed on the MANNING, a U.S. revenue Cutter, in April 1898, at Norfolk U.S. Navy Yard, according to the records of the U.S. Bureau of Ordnance. The Manning was taken into U.S. Naval service and participated in the bombardment of Spanish positions off Cabanas, Cuba on May 12th 1898. Eventually, Maxim 1 Pdr. Automatic Guns of this type were declared obsolete in the years 1911/1912 and were removed from ships during this period. PROVENANCE: RG 74 Records of the Bureau of Ordnance; Record of Armament of Naval Vessals, 1841-1903; Registry of Mounts for Secondary Battery, 1888-1913. Pgs 116 and 118-E131 CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is absolutely outstanding as restored with the brass jacket exhibiting a pleasing patina with a commensurate finish on the brass feed block and other brass parts. Metal sideplate exhibit correct gray Navy paint. Orig brass spring housing simply outstanding. Trigger bar shows evidence of significant old pitting but is completely serviceable. Bore is moderately pitted but retains significant rifling. The “one pounder”, 1.457″ cartridge coupled with its manageable 250-300 rounds per minute rate of fire was extremely effective and could perforate a 1″ iron plate at 100 yards. Should a person be able to locate or fabricate the remaining parts, with the appropriate expertise, this gun could likely be restored to an operating condition. This cataloger is not aware of any source of orig solid steel projectile ammunition nor of a belt which would accommodate it, however, this specimen in this condition provides a unique opportunity for the advanced U.S. Military and Navy ordnance collector to acquire one of the most impressive and attractive pieces of Navy ordnance ever to come to public auction. The fact that records indicate it first went to Russia, and then later was in U.S. Naval Service during the Spanish American War make this a gun of noteworthy interest. 50927-1 JWK80 (150,000-250,000) – Lot 3034
>> No. 107002 ID: 7fecba
  Maxim Pom-Pom 37mm Machine Gun https://youtu.be/EG1DoHPAaRA
Forgotten Weapons
"Pom-Pom" was the name given to the 37mm Maxim gun by the Boers of South Africa, based on the gun's sound. It was a Maxim machine gun scaled up to the quite impressive 37mm caliber, intended primarily for naval use defending large vessels against small torpedo boats. This particular example is serial number 2024, made in 1889 and then sold three times before being ultimately purchased by the United States Coast Guard and installed on the USS Manning (along with a second gun, number 2026). The Manning was promptly put into military service by the Navy and steamed down to Cuba, where it participated in the first bombardment of Cuba during the Spanish-American War.

These 37mm guns could fire a wide variety of projectiles, including solid rounds which could pierce an inch (25mm) of iron armor at 100 yards and hollow rounds filled with black powder and fused to explode on impact. During World War One, they would be pushed into anti-aircraft service, with the explosive rounds being extremely effective on early aircraft (when you could get a hit, anyway).


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106668 No. 106668 ID: 6ef9f1 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Hello all.

I'm trying to find a new handguard for my AR. I'm not terribly picky but do specifically want a few features:
Free Float
Cannot be used as a cheesegrater.

I'm looking at pulling the trigger next week or so on the pictured Yankee Hill but would like other recommendations.
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>> No. 106770 ID: 6ca38e
Love my BCM KMR handguard on my PBEAR MkII. Lightweight, not too thick, a good fit for my hands. They also have the Mlok MCMR now. Either should come in under your budget. Just I would suggest if you go with the KMR that you get the aluminum "Alpha" version rather than the magnesium alloy version. It's fine if you're not gonna put anything load bearing on it, but keymod is already weaker than mlok, no need to exacerbate the issue. (I know one OPERATOR who managed to rip off his vfg at the range with an original KMR)
>> No. 106853 ID: 815268
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>>106748
>>106747

>muh pri and swan sleeve
>> No. 106862 ID: 6ef9f1
>>106853
>>106747
Is PRI Duracoatable?
>> No. 106978 ID: 974bbc
>>106862
I don't see why it wouldn't be, but I'd probably not sand blast it since it's mostly carbon fiber. Scuff it up, clean it with denatured alcohol really well and then paint it. You could probably even oven cure it, but I've not attempted it on mine.
>> No. 106994 ID: 815268
>>106862
Probably. You can get the tubes in black, tan, or green.

>>106978
Mine isn't the CF version, but it's not smooth texture.


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106885 No. 106885 ID: 41441c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
SHOULDA STUCK WITH THE M9!
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/18047/armys-new-pistols-often-eject-live-rounds-and-dont-work-well-with-regular-bullets
>The Pentagon recently released a report that shows testing of the M17 and M18 handguns exposed a number of significant and persistent deficiencies, including firing accidentally if a shooter dropped the gun, ejecting live ammunition, and low reliability with traditional "ball" cartridges with bullets enclosed inside a full metal jacket.
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>> No. 106979 ID: 6ed282
>>106887
>no rational reason

It's a steel frame.
>> No. 106985 ID: e0deaf
>>106979
>It's a steel frame.

I'd argue that that's largely a negative for a service weapon.

Pistols are used infrequently, but carried a lot. Making them lighter is in my opinion superior, which means getting rid of the steel frame.

Steel also can freeze to your hands when handled in extreme cold, where polymer doesn't.
Steel can be too hot to touch when left in the sun, as can polymer. Though polymer can also become squishy or brittle when overheated.

I'm a big fan of steel framed guns, but for service weapons, it makes little sense. For soldiers and MPs, a polymer framed pistol seems like an easy choice. Specialist units like SF or CID etc should probably get to decide for themselves what they prefer to use.
>> No. 106986 ID: 8c968b
>>106979
But that, you mean aluminum? It's not 1945.
>> No. 106987 ID: 9dcda2
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106987
>>106986
I was trying to figure that out too. The M9 uses an aluminum frame and the M17 uses a stainless steel chassis, inside a polymer frame.

Whatever.
>> No. 106991 ID: f5c3ed
>>106987
Cost


No. 106804 ID: 0c0c91 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
  Whats up, nerds
>> No. 106807 ID: 9dcda2
>>106804
Your dot's missing. My M&P did the same thing.
>> No. 106808 ID: e0deaf
>>106807
>Your dot's missing. My M&P did the same thing.

Common issue?

>>106804

How'd you like the inforce APL?
People like the looks & size, but often say it's rather easy to break.
>> No. 106818 ID: d79e18
>>106808
I'm guessing so. Happened to someone I know, paint cracked and basically fell out under normal use.
>> No. 106859 ID: 30d556
That's pretty.
>> No. 106881 ID: 1dec8f
>>106808
So it's not a common thing, but I'm pretty sure we've both thrown our pistols like baseballs at one point.

I can say that the TLR1 HD will take some serious beatings before the lens cracks, his Inforce hasn't had *any* issues whatsoever.


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106851 No. 106851 ID: 1e7cfb hide watch quickreply [Reply]
So this thing finally launched.

https://firecontrolunit.com
>> No. 106867 ID: 738b31
kinda cool
>> No. 106872 ID: 4bcf58
Since P320 the fire control group is the "firearm" so do you just buy a PDW kit and move your fire control over and it's good to go?
>> No. 106873 ID: c3b8cf
>>106872

I would think so.
>The X01 standard model can be chambered in 9x19mm Parabellum, .357 SIG, and .40 S&W by transplanting the corresponding P320® components (.45 ACP is in development, as the changes in magazine well dimensions require a specialized lower grip module).

https://firecontrolunit.com/?page_id=1318
>> No. 106875 ID: 4bcf58
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>>106873
Pistol bracer with VFG hehe, also the lower looks like it was 3D printed with how rough looking near the muzzle is.

IIRC there is a company making 80% SIG P320 not sure anything came about of it, this was before the SIGDrop Meme


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106779 No. 106779 ID: b1f0f8 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Got a police trade in M&P .45 from Aim Surplus.
>> No. 106780 ID: b1f0f8
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106780
Cost me $412 after shipping and transfer fees. Shoots OK at 25 yards. I tried some JHPs and SWCs earlier today
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106805
20' indoors. I think after this I'm going to buy a small sized backstrap after today. Because it was a police tradein it didn't come with anything other than the installed medium one.
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106847
After ordering a Streamlight TLR-4 (for $70!) and looking into who makes a hybrid holster that will accept a 4" M&P .45 with one attached, I came across this:
http://osbornholsters.com/tacticaltuck-iwb-1/
Anyone deal with them before? Recommend, not recommend, any better hybrid out there that fits my requirements?
>> No. 106858 ID: 30d556
Lucky you


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105841 No. 105841 ID: 19518e hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
So it's really hard to get anything for .587" bore but my buddy has some old lead bullets for his 577 Snider black powder.

I figured 170 grains of Trail Boss might be able to get a 520 grain lead bullet out the barrel.

The results were... Interesting.
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>> No. 106841 ID: e0deaf
>>106838

Yes, the difference in recoil energy is why I asked. I'd suspect that pistol recoil is sharper and quicker, but 14.5 would be heavier (though the weight of the gun & the brake may mitigate that). However, a handgun has "give" in the hands and arms that are holding it, especially with the super big magnums. Your shoulder when prone is going to move way less.
>> No. 106843 ID: 19518e
>>106841
The PTRD has 3" of stock travel for recoil mitigation and to cam the bolt handle as to start extraction so that should have a similar effect.

It's also why long eye relief is important.
>> No. 106844 ID: 19518e
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106844
WEBM related. Quite a simple way to get this single-shot to help the shooter extract a case. Since the cartridge is so large, having a stuck case would be problematic as the force required to unstick it might be quite high. Having the bolt handle kicked up by a ramped surface is a good way to unstick a case and it doubles as a way to dampen felt recoil. The spring in the stock is pretty stiff, but if you're in a shooting position you can compress it without too much effort just by pulling the gun in your shoulder with both arms.

We can tell that hard extraction was a concern, as the PTRD-41 cocks on closing like an Enfield. This reduces the force required to open the bolt as the shooter doesn't have to cock the firing pin on opening. When throwing a new cartridge in there, the shooter can take a running start and throw the bolt into battery; the bolt will cock on closing mostly under inertia of the bolt's forward movement as the shooter pushes it closed. Couple this with the bolt handle ramp, and we can see that the PTRD was designed with care for the user in many respects.

It's quite fast and easy and it is a well thought-out system.
>> No. 106848 ID: e0deaf
>>106843

I knew of the travel, but I always assumed it was merely a "starter" for the unlocking. Certainly not past an inch.

Neat to see your webm.

With all that in place, I'd expect the scope to hold up fine.
>> No. 106849 ID: 19518e
>>106848
Depending on the shooter, his position, and the ammo, the bolt can get enough inertia to open completely and kick the empty case out but that happening is basically a bonus. Most of the time the shooter will simply sweep his right hand back to grab the handle where ever it could be to ensure the bolt is open and the empty is out so a new round can be shoved in.

Having said that, I will say that it is pretty cool when it does run open by itself and you feel/hear the case ding-dong'ing on the ground so you chuck a new round in there while grabbing the bolt handle so you can throw it home and close it in a fastsmooth motion.


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106521 No. 106521 ID: 56139e hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I got some crazy ideas I want to try someday.

First off, some kind of solid metal gauntlet, attached to an elbow brace. With a mechanism on the knuckles that holds shotgun shells and fires them when you punch.
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>> No. 106650 ID: df12a0
>>106521
Like Yang Xiao Long, from Rooster Teeth's "RWBY" series?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG9WPfwPzdg
>> No. 106652 ID: a70f4c
  >>106650
I remember watching their Rage Quit series. Therapy for frustrated video gamers.
Rage Quit - Secret Santa https://youtu.be/6ULGut9qG6A
>> No. 106661 ID: 30d556
OP is mentally ill. Please video record your autism.
>> No. 106744 ID: 09c7e0
>>106528
>What would be the brightest lights you could take down into a cave? What about back ups that don't depend on electricity?

flamethrower, but i want u that the jidf takes a dim view of burning jews, even underground cavejews sets them off.
>> No. 106812 ID: ad2a44
I have always thought of having a 20mm arm cannon to wear while driving.
If you are held up through your window (happened to friend while I was in back seat before) you don’t have to wait for the perpetrator to bleed out.


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105892 No. 105892 ID: 1519ac hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I wanna build a Para FAL to go with my Imbel fullsize, but I can't decide between an surplus Imbel front end with a 17.2" barrel for $300, or a brand new DSA with a 16" barrel for $495. What do?
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>> No. 106448 ID: 1519ac
Surprisingly hard to pick up a bolt for a FAL. The Para kit came with a carrier but no bolt, I snagged an Ausfailian L1A1 stripped bolt for $40.
>> No. 106666 ID: 1519ac
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106666
Just a mockup. Lots of work to do, still need to make a receiver wrench and barrel vice, torque the barrel, install correct locking shoulder, and source a few more small parts. Oh, and figure out what I'm doing to permanently attach the mag.
>> No. 106752 ID: a70f4c
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7.92x33mm FAL Modification at GunLab
This is Pete’s , a friend of Gun Lab, version of a 7.92×33 rifle. His solution was to put in a new ejector block of his design with a spring loaded ejector. Then remove 0.900″ from the magazine to fit the 7.92×33 round.
With the last post we made on the 7.92×33 FN-FAL we showed a FAL that had a new ejector block and magazine made to allow the rifle to shoot 7.92×33. This post will show a different approach to reach the same conclusion, shooting 7.92×33. This series of photographs comes from another friend of Gun Lab and how he converted his rifle to use MP-44 magazines. This version the owner cut down the receiver by 0.900 and welded support plates to enlarge the magazine housing. http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/08/11/7-92x33mm-fal-modification-at-gunlab/
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>> No. 106754 ID: a70f4c
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106754
The first prototype of what was then the FN Universal Carbine, but that would become the FN FAL (Light Automatic Rifle), was not chambered for the familiar 7.62×51 NATO, nor its competitor round the .280 British, but in the German 7.92x33mm Kurzpatrone round developed in 1942 for the MKb. 42(H) (the predecessor of the famous Sturmgewehr).
- The FN “Universal Carbine”, prototype No. 1. This was the only rifle in the FAL family chambered at the factory for 7.92x33mm Kurz. Image source: gunlab.net


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