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98094 No. 98094 ID: a4a9ab
Another general weapons thread.
Previous one: http://www.operatorchan.org/k/res/90125.html
STI Target Master
The Target Master is built on STI’s 1911 Government-length frame with 30 lpi checkering on the front strap. The safety controls are STI ambidextrous thumb safeties and STI high rise, knuckle-relief beavertail grip safety. The 6″ slide features a lowered and flared ejection port, tri-level adjustable sights, and STI front and rear cocking serrations. The barrel is a 6.0″, fully-supported and ramped bull barrel. The Target Master comes standard with a STI two-piece steel guide rod, Commander-style hammer and patented STI Int’l trigger system. The STI Target Master ships with one 1911 Magazine. http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/tag/glock/
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>> No. 104888 ID: ce9989
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Russian SKS from 1954, Tula Arsenal.
>> No. 104889 ID: ce9989
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>> No. 104891 ID: ce9989
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And with her younger buddy, an East German Makarov from 1962.
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>> No. 104894 ID: ce9989
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FAL Prototype .280/30
The first prototypes of the FAL rifle were produced by Fabrique Nationale on the company’s own initiative in the aftermath of World War II, and presented to the British government for testing in early 1947. Initial tests were made at the Enfield ranges in April of 1948, comparing the FN Carbine in 7.92×33 Kurz (later to evolve into the FAL) against a Sten gun, an M2 .30-cal Carbine, and a German MP44. The FN Carbine performed will in the testing (we will cover this rifle more extensively in a separate article later on), but the British government was looking for a cartridge larger than the German Kurz round. The result was the first FAL (Fusil Automatique Leger, or light automatic rifle).

This first FAL was chambered for the .280/30 cartridge, which was a compromise cartridge using the .280 (7mm) bore diameter believed ideal by the British at the time and the general case dimensions of the American T65 cartridge (which would become the 7.62×51 NATO). It fired a 140 grain bullet at 2400 fps, with the intention of being an intermediate cartridge that could be used accurately with full-auto shoulder fire. The rifle itself was remarkably similar to the final production versions of the FAL, differing only in details. The locking and operating mechanisms were well enough developed in the early design that they did not need to be changed throughout later development. https://www.forgottenweapons.com/m14-development/fal-prototype-28030/
>> No. 104895 ID: ce9989
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Testing of this rifle took place in 1950 at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland,alongside the EM2 (also in .280/30 caliber) and the American T25, a development of the M1 Garand chambered for the T65 .30-caliber cartridge. The FAL performed well in testing, and was much admired by the British troops present. It also gained respect among the Americans for reliability. In fairness to the T25 rifle, the T65 ammunition used at the trials was an experimental batch and had consistency problems which led to malfunctions in the T25.
>> No. 104896 ID: ce9989
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There were three written American objections to the .280 FAL, and one unwritten. The written complaints were its low velocity, poor arctic performance, and small bullet volume. The low velocity was deliberate to improve automatic fire accuracy, but the Americans were concerned that when firing at 700 yards the bullet would be 8 feet high at 400 yards, thus entirely missing a target at that distance. The British counterpoint to this was to note that the declared maximum range of the round was 600 yards. Considering the USSR as the most anticipated enemy at the time, arctic combat was a more significant concern than today, and low temperatures would only exacerbate the trajectory issues claimed by the American observers. Finally, the US military had a stated need for tracer and observation (explosive) cartridges for its infantry rifle, and it was claimed that the 7mm bore was too small to contain enough material to make effective projectiles of these types (later experience would prove this claim wrong). The major unwritten objection to the FAL was that it was not an American development. The head of the US Ordnance R&D, Colonel Rene Studler, was fundamentally unwilling to adopt a foreign rifle design.

Unfortunately, a major opportunity to reach a compromise was lost when the American and British delegations came to different understandings of the testing results. The British came away with the understanding that the .280 cartridge needed further development, while the American take-away was that the .280 was fundamentally unsound.
>> No. 104897 ID: ce9989
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FN FAL Type A bayonet, South African Police
FN FAL bayonet for Belgian FAL without flash hider on rifle. Marked SAP on pommel as used by South African Police. Steel grips, this bayonet is often mistaken for the UZI bayonet but the slot is different. http://www.collectorssource.com/bayonets/fn-fal-type-b-bayonet-south-african-police.html
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>> No. 104901 ID: ce9989
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An IMBEL FN FAL built on a DSA upper receiver.
>> No. 104902 ID: ce9989
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>> No. 104903 ID: ce9989
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>> No. 104914 ID: ce9989
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Colt m1878 Philippine Model. 1917 ammo is for a 1911.. but it gives the image a little more pop. Poetic license :)

In 1902, 4,600 Model 1878 revolvers were produced for a U.S. Army contract. They were intended to equip the Philippine Constabulary under Brigadier General Henry T. Allen in the Philippine Insurrection. These revolvers had a 6 inch barrel, a hard rubber grip, and were chambered for the .45 Colt round. They had a strengthened main spring and a longer trigger to give the user more leverage, resulting a larger trigger guard. " The strengthened main spring was necessary to fire the .45 Government rounds with a less sensitive primer compared to the civil .45 LC ammunition. Many people have incorrectly assumed that this was to allow the revolver to be operated while wearing gloves, so "Alaskan Model" is a misnomer. http://spaxspore.deviantart.com/gallery/46542452/Miltary-Surplus-Firearms
>> No. 104915 ID: ce9989
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>> No. 104923 ID: ce9989
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Charles Lancaster howdah pistols
The Howdah pistol was the ‘last line of defence’ for a hunter high on top of an elephant whilst hunting tiger. If a Tiger was to charge the elephant and climb up to attack the people occupying the Howdah there was little room in which to defend oneself at the last moment, it was likely that the muzzle loading long arm had been discharged by this time.. Hence the Howdah pistol the short barrel, large bore firearm that could be drawn and manoeuvred in tight space, providing a killing blow, or in the case of this pair 4 barrels, 4 killing blows.

This pair is quite unique and the condition is remarkable, all the accessories down to spare springs numbered for each lock. One of the oil bottles even has the seal unbroken and contains the very oil filled with 150 years ago, quite remarkable! https://www.theexplora.com/charles-lancaster-a-pair-of-rare-and-unique-howdah-pistols/
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Bren Gun!
>> No. 105073 ID: aad4ac
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Napoleon’s last gift to his son: wee dueling pistols
Napoleon was by all reports a loving father to his only child, his son with Marie Louise of Austria Napoleon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte, styled at birth the King of Rome, a modified version of the traditional title, King of the Romans, granted to all heirs apparent of the Holy Roman Empire. The last time Napoleon saw his little King of Rome was in the middle of the night of January 24th, 1814, at the palace of Saint Cloud. He said his goodbyes to his wife and son before heading to the north of France to fight the encroaching Allied forces. http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/37168
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If the Roi de Rome received a goodbye present from his father, it may well have been a present his father commissioned for his son’s upcoming third birthday in March. Napoleon ordered a pair of bespoke dueling pistols from gunsmith to the French monarchs Jean Le Page. Made of blue steel with walnut and ebony stocks and inlaid with gold, the guns were custom-made to fit a young boy’s hands. Engraved on the lock of the pistols is the fateful production date, Janv. (January) 1814.
>> No. 105076 ID: aad4ac
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Whether the Roi de Rome received his last present from his father is not known. The pistols remained behind as Napoleon’s empire fell completely apart in a matter of weeks and he was compelled to abdicate under pressure from the Allies, first in favor of his son, and then in favor of nobody. Technically the King of Rome’s pistols were now the property of the newly restored Bourbon King of France Louis XVIII, but the new king wasn’t all that keen to keep a tight grip on the previous throne-holder’s stuff.
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>> No. 105085 ID: aad4ac
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Run along and go play with your guns, son.
>> No. 105320 ID: e9b3d2
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Swedish kg m/37 BAR that has a quick change barrel.
>> No. 105321 ID: e9b3d2
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>> No. 105347 ID: e9b3d2
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German Maxim 08/15 Machine Gun – This water cooled, belt fed, 8mm full auto machine gun weighs 40 pounds dry. The 08/15 was the most produced German machine gun of WWI with over 130K having been manufactured. The name 08/15 stands for the Maxim Model of 1908 that was modified to be a light machine gun in 1915 using many of the same components. Sadly the legacy of the 08/15 lives on in the German language as an idiom. “Null-acht-fünfzehn"- something that is messed up and doesn’t make much sense.
>> No. 105498 ID: f09958
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The Worst Pistol Ever: Type 94 Nambu http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2013/10/31/worst-pistol-ever-type-94-nambu/
Worst pistol you can buy
Underpowered and anemic cartridge
Ugly as sin
Dangerous as can be (exposed sear that looks designed for accidental firing)
Tiny grip
Finding ammo is a problem (8mm Nambu is an extinct and obsolete cartridge, but the reviewer did manage to find a company online that produces it by resizing .40 S&W brass)
Incredibly difficult to take apart for cleaning
>> No. 105499 ID: f09958
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This example was not an end-war last-ditch gun.
Still, it looks like it was made in a garage by a guy with a vice, grinder, file and an unrealistic production schedule.
>> No. 105500 ID: f09958
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Collected to be ridiculed, these would be shown as the worst service pistol ever made.
>> No. 105501 ID: f09958
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Aside from its appearance, what makes this thing so bad? The fatal flaw is that this gun has an exposed sear… that when pressed fires the gun. That’s right, if you press the side of the gun it will fire.

This gun could, in theory, go off when holstered, handling it, handing it off to someone, etc. There are stories of Japanese officers handing the pistol over when “surrendering” and then pressing the sear bar to get off one last suicide shot. I have not been able to confirm any of these stories or find anything official, but it is very possible.
>> No. 105508 ID: f09958
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In the film, Letters From Iwo Jima, the Type 94 Nambu pistol makes an appearance.
>> No. 105517 ID: f09958
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Walther PPK "22LR" Pistol with Custom "SS" Slide Inscription
This is an example of a commercial production Walther PPK that is chambered in the very desirable 22LR cartridge, that has the 60 degree safety. These PPK pistols chambered in 22LR were produced on a very limited basis through out WWII. This specific pistol is an early prewar production piece that has the single Crown "N" commercial proofs on the top of the slide directly behind the ejection port and the chamber area of the barrel and which also has a "SS" type slide inscription (spuriously applied) on the right side of the slide, along with a raised small silver Nazi spread wing Eagle insignia affixed to the right side of the black grips. The left side of the matching slide has the standard "WALTHER" name inside the banner next to the standard two line factory markings with "Cal. 22" at the end with "PPK" behind the factory markings. The right front side of the slide has been panograph marked ""EHRENPREIS ZUM/ Reichspistolenschiessen/derSS1939", a loose translation is "First Prize for German Pistol Shooting, From the SS 1939". As noted the right side grip panel has a silver German Army/Nazi type spread wing eagle mounted in a raised black plastic base that is shaped or conforms to the outer edge of the Eagle that has been affixed the grip itself. The detail of the Eagle is fairly good which may indicate that it was a breast pin of some type that was later attached to the grip. https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/52/3526/walther-ppk-22lr-pistol-with-custom-ss-slide-inscription
>> No. 105518 ID: f09958
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>> No. 105519 ID: f09958
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Walther Model PPK Party Leader Semi-Automatic Pistol
Estimated Price: $11,000 - $16,000
This is an excellent example of a Walther Mod. PPK pistol with the highly desirable Party Leader grips. Officially known as the "Honor Weapon of the Political Leaders", the PPK pistols with these special grips were presented to NSDAP officials for meritorious party service by the Fuhrer. The pistol has a high-polish blue finish. The brown plastic one-piece wrap around grips are checkered and have the NSDAP eagle holding a wreath encircled swastika insignia cast on the top of the both sides. The pistol has a side magazine release, lanyard staple at the bottom of the frame, 60 degree safety lever, and cartridge indicator pin. The blue magazine has a brown plastic finger extension and is marked with the Walther banner on the lower left side. Pre-war commercial "crown/N" proofmarks are stamped on the right side of the slide below the ejection port and on the right side of the barrel at the chamber and muzzle. The serial number is marked vertically on the right side of the frame behind the trigger. The left side of the slide is marked with the Walther Banner followed by the factory legend and caliber in two lines and the designation "Mod. PPK.". The 173,000K-180,000K range of PPKs has perhaps the largest concentration of Party Leader PPKs. https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/71/1426/walther-model-ppk-party-leader-semi-automatic-pistol#detail
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>> No. 105629 ID: c6a94d
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A very early 15.2 date (February 1940) large trigger guard 8mm Japanese Type 14 Nambu pistol made by the Nagoya Arsenal, with two matching transition production serial numbered magazines (one with a nickel tube and the other with a blued tube) in an issue brown leather clamshell holster.
>> No. 105630 ID: c6a94d
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A very early and extremely rare first year and month Nagoya Arsenal production Japanese Type 14 pistol with vertical arsenal markings and small trigger guard. Probably less than 10 of this variation are known. Shown with an early leather holster and two chrome-plated magazines.
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