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Old 07-29-2014, 09:25 AM   #1
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Default Rex's its not mine, but it sure is strange.

I didnt see a thread that fills the bill for something different, something you may never have seen or heard of before.

Here is that something different.

This is one mean looking little Italian.
Italian Giovanni Merolla is known for a curious weapon with eight barrels. The barrels were assembled in two groups of four, All eight could fire'd at one time or four at a time. This very attractive gun has several uncommon devices.​

http://www.littlegun.info/arme%20italienne/ancien%20artisan/a%20merolla%20giovanni%20gb.htm
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:50 AM   #2
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Default Mershon and Hollingsworth Revolving Cylinder Automatic Rifle, 1855

This is a strange little cap n ball .44 carbine.
It has full auto capability.
it has a spring wound firing mechanism allowing single shots or if trigger is depressed can rattle off 6 rounds of .44cal cap n ball steely coolness.


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Default first self-loading rifle formally adopted by a military

And who was that nation to first equip its military with a selfloading rifle?
It is often said that the*1907 Mondragonwas the first self-loading rifle formally adopted by a military, but it turns out this is not quite accurate. In fact, the 1896 Madsen-Rasmussen rifle was produced and adopted more than 10 years earlier (although only in small numbers)
Denmark with issue of the M1896 Flaadens Reculgevaer.


http://www.forgottenweapons.com/early-semiauto-rifles/madsen-rasmussen-18881896/


http://world.guns.ru/rifle/autoloading-rifles/dk/self-loading-rifle-madsen-rasmussen-m196-e.html

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This is one mean looking little Italian.
Giovanni Merolla was Italian and is known for a curious weapon with eight barrels. The eight barrels are assembled in two groups of four, and the eights can be put at fire from only one feature or four at the same time. This very attractive gun is Italian and has several not very common devices.​
That is one heck of a pepper box.
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Default MEIGS .50 calibre, 50 round magazine rifle

This was just so cool looking i couldnt pass by on this unique prototype 50-shot breech-loading rifle, only three in existence, was invented by Joe vincent Meigs(1840-1907) under U.S. patent N° 54934, issued may 22, 1866.

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that's a pepper grinder.
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Default The brother of another mother the 8x57 & 30-06 Norwegian Krag

At the very end of Krag development the Norwegians had produced small numbers of updated krags (Not to be confused with low strength US mfg Krags) before they dropped the Krag production for good, according to wikipedia the Norwegians toyed with a concept or a 7.62x51 Nato chamberd Krag.


http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krag-J%C3%B8rgensen
German occupation 8x57mm Produced Krags
During the*occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany, the German forces demanded that Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk build weapons for the German armed forces.
During the war the model was altered to be externally more like the German*Kar98K. This was achieved by shortening the barrel by 15*cm (6*inches) down to 61.3*cm (24*inches) and shortening the stock by 18*cm (7*inches), and adding a front sight hood similar to that of the Kar98K. These shortened Krag-Jøgensen's were known in Norway as theStomperud-Krag
Out of the total of 13,450 rifles ordered by the Germans, only between 3,350 and 3,800 were actually delivered.
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Post war production Norwegian Krags

A few Krag-Jørgensen rifles were put together after 1945, for sale to civilian hunters and sharpshooters, among them 1600 of the so-called*Stomperud Krag. While there were at no point any plans for re-equipping the Norwegian Army with the Krag-Jørgensen, attempts were made to adapt it to firing more modern, high-powered ammunition like the*.30-06*and7.62 mm NATO*rounds. While this was found to be possible, it required a new barrel (or relined barrels) and modification to the bolt and receiver. The resulting cost of the conversion was about the same as that of a new gun of a more modern design.The last Krag-Jørgensen rifles in production were the M/1948 Elgrifle (moose rifle), of which 500 were made in 1948–49 and the M/1951 Elgrifle (moose rifle), of which 1000 were made in 1950–51.
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Default The mind of Ole Herman Johannes Krag hand gun prototypes.

Oh what a mind that ol boy had.
Ole H J Krag constructed his first*repeating rifle*in 1868, which evolved into the Krag-Petersson (aided by*Axel Petersson) by 1872

He designed a wide range offirearms*during his lifetime, but only two – the*Krag-Peterssonand the*Krag-Jørgensen*– were adopted by any*armed forces. Less than 1,000 Krag-Peterssonrifles*were made for the*Royal Norwegian Navy, while several hundreds of thousands Krag-Jørgensen rifles were made for the*Danish,*Norwegian*and*USarmies.

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Ole Krag’s Experimental Pistol: Made By Norinco

In 1908, Ole Krag (the same man associated with the Krag-Jorgensen rifle) applied for a US patent on an automatic pistol design. This design, along with many others, would be submitted to the Norwegian military pistol trials taking place around that time, and would fail to in them (the winner was the Norwegian copy of the Browning 1911, which was adopted as the M1914). Krag’s pistols never did go into serial production at the time, although he made*quite a variety of prototypes. Here are a few of them:
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I didnt see a thread that fills the bill for something different, something you may never have seen or heard of before.

Here is that something different.

This is one mean looking little Italian.
Italian Giovanni Merolla is known for a curious weapon with eight barrels. The barrels were assembled in two groups of four, All eight could fire'd at one time or four at a time. This very attractive gun has several uncommon devices.​

http://www.littlegun.info/arme%20italienne/ancien%20artisan/a%20merolla%20giovanni%20gb.htm
Boy, you could aerate someone in a hurry with that one.
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And who was that nation to first equip its military with a selfloading rifle?
It is often said that the*1907 Mondragonwas the first self-loading rifle formally adopted by a military, but it turns out this is not quite accurate. In fact, the 1896 Madsen-Rasmussen rifle was produced and adopted more than 10 years earlier (although only in small numbers)
Denmark with issue of the M1896 Flaadens Reculgevaer.
I wish I had a Mondragon...
I would think living this close to the border I could find one... Or at least a Mexican Arisaka...


Those Krags are pretty sweet too!!
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