heavy gunner by bumskee
The Last Garand—-The T-31 Prototype
the T-31 Garand was the last design of gun designer John Garand, famous for the legendary M-1 Garand. Believe it or not his last design was a bullpup rifle. It was chambered for .30-06 and could fire fully automatically at a rate of 600 rounds per minute. What is most interesting about it was its gas recoil system. The handguard is actually a gas tube. When fired the muzzle brake directed gas into the tube which created a shockwave that actuacted a piston, which worked the bolt. Unfortunatly the gas system was fragile and any amount of dirt or gunpowder residue in the gas tube could cause malfunctions.
John Garand intended to perfect his design, but retired in 1953. The T-31 project was ended shortly thereafter.
The T-31 Prototype can be found on display at the Springfield Army National Historic Site in Springfield, MA.
The Panzerbüchse 39 (PzB 39) was a German anti-tank rifle used in World War II. It was an improvement of the unsuccessful Panzerbüchse 38 (PzB 38) rifle. Panzerbüchse literally means “tank hunting rifle”.
Mateba… (A semi-automatic revolver with an under-barrel configuration. Italian in origin, the design would later go on to inspire the Chiappa Rhino. Very rare and expensive, a carbine version also exists with a rifle stock. One weak point on these was the grip which tend to crack. Replacement grips are available in polymer now even though production has long since ended.)
Underwater Gun B-VI-307 (Russia)
Underwater Gun B-VI-307 is the world’s first personal small arms combat swimmers, tested with positive result in military special operations units. This is a purely Russian invention, so far has no analogues in the world. From the open literature and are known earlier attempts to create such a foreign weapons, but they were unsuccessful and did not go beyond the laboratory. Development of complex underwater pistol ammunition was launched in 1967 in TSNIITOCHMASH leading designer D. Shiryaev and senior
Set Phasers To Stun
Remington 870 combat build, Magpul M93 Experimental
Real War Horse - equipped to carry a Vickers machine-gun.
Neat Little Gun- .25 auto Mann Pistol.
Created by Fritz Mann in 1919 and manufactered by WaffenFabrique, this little pistol was produced in Germany from 1920 until 1924. Unfortunatly, few were sold due to its strange design and competition from other vest guns such as the legendary .25 “baby” Browning.
Value Today $500-$700.