"The Lower picture is one of a number relating to German projects to develop small arms capable of firing around corners. This worked somewhat better -- if I remember corectly the attachment was called a Krumlauf -- and they were actually issued to field units in the last months of the war.
To tell the truth, I'd love to see an additional region on the site covering small arms, artillery, and similar systems!
www.forgottenweapons.com covered the Gyrojet carbine on August 27, 2015 and the Gyrojet pistol on September 8, 20114. They proved wildly inaccurate and only a few of these futuristic firearms sold to civilians. These days Gyrojet ammunition is rare and ridiculously expensive.Up untill now we've seen a lot of the bigger hardware in this section, but I was wondering if anybody had informations on secret projects regarding small arms and machineguns?
The only thread of interrest I managed to find regarded the Girojet project.
So if any of you guys have such info, feel free to post it here.
Shotguns are generally considered small arms:The other dividing line is around .50 (12.5 mm) because a lot of black powder rifles were around .50 cal.
Shotguns go up to 40mm, if you count a sawn-off M79 with flechette rounds as a shotgun.Shotguns are generally considered small arms:
10 Ga = 19.69mm
12 Ga = 18.53mm
16 Ga = 16.83mm
20 Ga = 15.63mm
And a lot of black power rifles were considerably over .50 cal:
Brown Bess (4.3m built) was .75 cal
Springfield Pattern 1795 (150k built) was .69 cal
Dreyse Needle Gun (1.15m built) was .61 cal
Pattern 1851 Minié was .70 cal
Only around the ACW do you start to get calibre dropping below .60, and initially not by much.
I have information about work at 23 mm sniper rifle with 30x165 mm case, with new long "bullet", but, I haven't information about work at 23x152 or other old cartridges. 23x152 - between 23x115 and 30x165 cartridges by power, and, military consired this cartridge unnecessary.
23x152mm was the round used in the ZSU-23-4 AAA.I have information about work at 23 mm sniper rifle with 30x165 mm case, with new long "bullet", but, I haven't information about work at 23x152 or other old cartridges. 23x152 - between 23x115 and 30x165 cartridges by power, and, military consired this cartridge unnecessary.
As Canada only came into existence with Confederation in the 1860s, the Army missed the time slot for larger calibre Black powder weapons. However the pre-Confederation Militia and Fencibles will have used whatever the British Army handed over, or privately bought weapons (whether individually or by wealthy commanders or benefactors), which undoubtedly would have been larger calibre. The Brown Bess carbine was developed for operations in Canada and definitely equipped Canadian Militia during the War of 1812.the only significant batch of black-powder rifles bought by the Canadian Army and Northwest Mounted Police were breech-loading .577 Snider Enfields bought in 1873.
33 rounds of a rimmed cartridge is gonna require one hell of a magazine for a pistol, though Tokarev did fit 21 in a reasonable-looking mag for the M1927.In 1915 workman of Kuban cossack host Molokov suggested a "light machine gun", named a "Kubanets" - like a Mauser C96, full-auto heavy pistol, in 7.62x38R Nagant, with 33-round magazine.
Wrong era for the Tsarist nickname, but possibly this thing? An SVT-40 hacked down into pistol form, with a PPSh barrel shroud welded on. No idea where it came from or who made it, but I'd imagine firing it would be an "interesting" experience. Looks like it'd be effectively a bolt-action though, don't see any sign of a gas system under that shroud."Mauser C96 in 7.62x54R". Yes, it's a semi-mithycal gun, "Tsarist's Desert Eagle". I don't know about system, but, I think, it was a sawn-off rifle - maybe, semi-automatic.
Maybe, it was a pan magazine.33 rounds of a rimmed cartridge is gonna require one hell of a magazine for a pistol, though Tokarev did fit 21 in a reasonable-looking mag for the M1927.