The Most Fascinating Breakdown of the Giradoni Air Rifle Ever

Nathan S
by Nathan S

Warning, if you like guns and click the link, you will spend at least a 1/2 hour of your life reading the article. No really, I am serious. The analysis and detailed breakdown of the operation of the air rifle is exhaustive, leaving no detail about the air rifle untouched.

Robert D. Beeman, Ph. D. has undertaken one of the most rigorous studies of the Giradoni and other air rifles. Their works are published on his website While last updated in 2007 (and the whole website in 2009), its obvious that Dr. Beeman is an avid collector and student of air rifles.

Click the link here or photo below to be taken to the website.

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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  • Pbla4024 Pbla4024 on Aug 21, 2015

    What is the correct spelling? Girardoni (my prefered), Girandoni or Giradoni?
    Ps.: There is even a Czech comics about the rifle, the partisans using it during WW2 :-)

  • Joeyskylynx Joeyskylynx on Aug 23, 2015

    God damn, why are their no reproductions of this piece of history??