Archive: April, 2008

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cyclist’s gun

James has an interesting post on cyclist’s guns which were used by cyclist’s to keep dogs at bay back in the late 1800s. Well worth a read.

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The Browning Hi Power for defense

Gunner’s Journal has a very in depth post about the Hi Power pistol. Highly recommended. Browning Hi Power Mk III As much I as I like these handsome pistols for informal target work, small game hunting, or just knocking around in the woods, their original purpose was [Read More…]

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Double barrel phone zip gun

I was emailed this. It apparently was made in New Zealand but I do not have any other information. It uses a conventional zip gun design: a bolt in a tube with a threaded barrel. What makes it interesting is that it looks like both barrels can be fired at once by [Read More…]

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Beware of SWHC

Market Watch has listed SWHC (S&W) as … “misleading earnings,” a situation where a company appears to have growing profits but where statements and footnotes in filings shows that the real bottom line is falling. Beware. .

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20mm Rounds

Idiot has been reloading 20mm vulcan projectiles in 20x138b brass to fire from his Lahti cannon. 20mm vulcan projectile vs. .308! Lahti L-39 … Idiot is one brave man More photos here and here

Ruger Recalls SR9 Pistols

SOUTHPORT, Conn. (AP) — Firearm maker Sturm, Ruger & Co. said Wednesday it is recalling Ruger SR9 pistols made between October 2007 and this month because of a safety defect. The company said the guns could fire if dropped with the safeties in the [Read More…]

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.45 cal homemade derringer.

Reader Joe kindly sent through photos of his .45 cal Philadelphia derringer made from a kit I blogged about some time ago. It looks great! Here are four pics of the derringer I built in 1978 at age 19. I colored the wood by staining with a Minwax walnut and then [Read More…]

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