Real curio: 03 springer semi-auto prototype

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by JWagner, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. JWagner

    JWagner New Member

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    You probably will not see this gun at your local show. It is a 1903 Springfield converted to a gas operated semi-auto action.

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  2. coastie

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    Wow. Bet John Garand never saw that one. The gas system looks like the right direction rather than the run around they had in the 1920's developments of a semi-auto service rifle.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    back then they had to make do. the government didnt have the ability to steal as much money as they wanted from people.
     
  4. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    Very cool. You won't see one of these at your local gun show either.

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  5. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Id rather have one of these... :p

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  6. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Mondragon? Yup---always wanted one. Might as well want the drum magazine too as long as we are wishing.

    How about the full auto conversions on the Lee Enfield done in New Zealand
    and Australia? The Charlton looks a bit more interesting, but I would want
    the Electrolux version just for the name.:)
     
  7. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Well-Known Member

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  8. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Well-Known Member

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    Some other early prototypes.
     

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  9. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Well-Known Member

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    This little .44 carbine was kinda neat.:D :D
     

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