Sunday, January 11, 2009

Ugly Gun Sunday

A M1917 rifle in 30-06. I own one of these, and they're heavy enough to really soak up a lot of the recoil in this chambering. Now I can understand how the big ugly front sight may have gotten there; at one time there was probably some micro-adjustable aperture rear sight that went with it, and it was too much of a chore to pull the front sight once a scope was mounted. But who puts a muzzle brake/flash hider on what's essentially a deer rifle? Did the previous owner weight 90 lbs? Or did he plan on follow-up shots so rapidly placed that muzzle rise was a (paranoid) concern?


Paul Green said...

If I'm not mistaken, that's a Cutts Compensator intended for use on a shotgun:

It's supposed to tighten your patterns. Maybe the rifle wasn't grouping too well and the owner thought this would help.

BTW, many thanks for all the laughs I've gotten out of this feature!

MauserMedic said...


Glad you enjoy it; it's interesting to see what people come up with.

GeorgeH said...

I believe that is a Cutts Compensator made for a Colt Monitor, the civilian version of the BAR. There used to be quite a few of them floating around since the Monitor was a non starter in hte civilian market.