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Discussion in 'General Military' started by Rex in OTZ, Dec 29, 2011.
Its Not Mine, but it is interesting aint it?:33:
So tell us, what IS that?
Almost looks like a predecessor of the Johnson 1941...
Pedersens rifle as adapted by the Japanese for trials.
Ooooh! You guys are goood!
KO!:knockedout: PAPA G naild it!! wernt up more than a couple hours, You guys are way tooo good!
The veteran who acquired it was a medic in the US Army in a surgical unit (by the Korean War called a MASH unit) who assisted the surgeons just behind the lines on Mindanao in 1945. After the area was secured the captured rifles were put in stacks & the men were allowed to pick one of their choice. The veteran picked this Pedersen carbine out of one of the piles. It’s serial number 5 & has the 21.5 inch barrel.
Ok now I have to put my thinking cap on .......How about this little jem?
You go Papa G..............
i wonder how a trials rifle ended up on Mindino?
next one is a toughy.
Is that one of the "monkey copy" versions the Japanese tried to make of the M-1 Garand?
i know what it is...but i will let others have a chance. did it come with a fortune cookiearty:
the new mystery rifle.
Im pretty shure PAPA-G figured this one out too!
Like a Hobo on a ham sandwitch!!:mischievous:
For the rest Yall I'll give some generalized info on this old selfloader.
It was chamberd in 8mm Mauser, named after the General responsible for its development, was slated for issue, the final tweaking the designe was right here in the USA, production equipment was purchased from American Arms Mfg and shipped to a far away shore, but fate was cruel for this selfloader never had a chance...... a sunken ship..... a missing General.
i know in "General" what it is:hump:
Hint time #2
8mm gas operated rifle, prototype tweaked by Springfield Armory/tooling
produced by Colt, this is a gas trap design based off the Danish Bang Rifle(Way to Go Danes!!) the US Garand was based off of the Bang gas trap theory.
aww man, i thought you were gonna give the folks a chance to noodle over this one:surprised:
BUT WE HAVE A WEINER FOLKS....give that man a seegar.arty:
In Liu of a final decision by the panel
We'll i'd like to get a difinitive Id on this mass of gassy operated steely goodness before we we can stick a fork in her and let the fat lady sing.:31:
Geeze guys PAPA-G has been dropping hints all over the place, he definately has this rifle's Id.
Stick a fork in her she's done.
Well boys here's one for the books.
This was what some figure as Chinas first documented selfloading rifle.
The Liu Selfloading Rifle
From the October issue, pages
Ok what is this?
It was issued in Two propriatary cartridges.
Ok what is this?
Heres another so think real hard.
MAMA MIA!!! it came to me automatic, most unusual cocking feature too.
come on guys i know the answer, but i want y'all to participate too.
Fucile Armaguerra Mo.39 ? Italian
Oh boy you guys are really on the Ball.
Hmmmm Im going to have to dig round in my file of goodies and see what falls out.