Homemade milled AR-15 lower with a 9MM upper.
How are you going to control guns when everyone realizes any machine-shop in the country can build an AR-15 lower?
duelist1954 fires a Russian Baikal double rifle.
it’s a good thing this only has two barrels and not three because I think by the third shot your should bones would be dust.
Italian Partisan Air Rifle,
Apparently this strange air rifle was a weapon concocted by an Italian bicycle maker during World War II. In WWII Italy there were many paramilitary groups disgruntled with the German occupation of Italy and the Italian Fascist Party. The rifle was filled with air from a bicylce pump and several 11mm round bullets were inserted into a spring fed tube magazine on the left hand side. To load the user worked a bolt which fed a bullet from the magazine into the chamber. Pulling the trigger forced a strong gust of air into the chamber propelling the bullet.
While primitive compared to modern firearm technology, this unique air rifle would certainly have been deadly. It had a range of up to 100 yards and actually packed enough force to kill a person. It would have been especially useful because it was silent and lacked muzzle flash or smoke when discharged. Currently this odd air rifle is in the possession of the Beeman Precision Air Rifle Company.
Hey Max, check this out.
Rare Model 38 Carcano Carbine with side mounted grenade launcher.
Something I have never seen before, a Carcano carbine with a weird grenade launcher. Most rifle grenades during WWII were launched from an attachment at the end of the barrel. The user attached the grenade, inserted a blank cartridge into the chamber, and the force of the cartridge should propel the grenade. This interesting carbine has a completely separate grenade attachment, complete with a separate chamber for which to insert the cartridge. Interesting.
Sold at Auction: $3,000
I need one of these because reasons
Gwinn Firearms Bushmaster
A rarely seen, very early semi-automatic rifle from the mid 70’s. It’s chambered in 5.56x45/.223 and uses standard AR-15 magazines. The company now known as Bushmaster bought out Gwinn Firearms when it entered bankruptcy, adopting the name of the 3 rifles Mark Gwinn had created.
It has a very Galil-kind of look with a rear sight similar to the Stoner 63. Ironically the son of Mark Gwinn would later create the company MGI, which produces the Hydra AR-15, a quick change multi-caliber barrel system.
This is killing me that I was not able to buy one of these at my store…
More Mosin Nagant action.
gotta love watching some high quality nugget shooting.
I wonder what kinda of camera was used, the video quality is really high, I need to get a new camera for my videos.
A Libyan rebel poses with his Carcano bolt action carbine.
Amazing to see this old WWI/WWII relic being used in a modern conflict.
A good look at the large 40 round magazine for the 180. The smaller, standard 20 rounder is pictured as well. 3 different factories produced the 180 and sold them on the U.S civilian market; Costa Mesa California, Sterling England and Howa Japan. I need to stop looking at the AR-180 cause I keep wanting one now.
Century Arms sold U.S made copies of the Israeli Galil and marked them as the Golani rifle, which is actually a military unit in Israel. This one has had the wooden handguard and carry handle added, normally Golani rifles have a basic polymer handguard. It also has the Israeli made 50 round magazine. It is one of the longest magazines to ever be issued to a standard infantry rifle.
The Berthier Rifle,
When the French adopted the Lebel rifle in 1886 it was the most advanced military firearm in the world. But the late 1890’s the Lebel was quaint when compared to most other firearms in service with other countries. Perhaps the Lebel’s most archaic feature was the use of a tube magazine, whereas most other military rifles used a box magazine.
The Berthier Rifle was designed to update the standard French military arm. It was chambered for 8mm Lebel, but most importantly it had a five round box magazine which was loaded with a stripper clip (the carbines used an en bloc clip). Later the caliber would be changed to 7.5X54 French.
At first the Berthier was only issued to artillery and cavalry troops. But by 1902 large quantities were being issued to the standard infantry. The Berthier saw the most action during World War I. A sturdy and reliable design, it served it purpose well. However, while the carbine version might have been better for trench warfare, it was made with a much smaller 3 round magazine, which was a great disadvantage for French soldiers who were issued them. A five round version was later developed to compensate for this deficiency. Likewise, many soldiers still preferred the old Lebel. While the Berthier was faster to load the Lebel’s tube magazine could hold three more rounds than the Berthier.
The Berthier would see service throughout World War I and World War II. During and after World War II it was mostly replaced with the MAS-36. However, it was still common among colonial, reserve, and police forces.
Forgotten Weapons has a great video on these.