Sunday, August 9, 2009
Ugly Gun Sunday
Here's a serious case of Silk Purse Sow's Ear Syndrome. The original gun, a Volunteer Commando Mark 3 in .45 ACP. The finished product: a Volunteer Commando Mforgery SKS.
The Commando was an inexpensive way to own something that was intended to emulate a Thompson submachine gun for those without five figures of disposable income. With minimal machining and fitting, and using surplus M3 Grease Gun magazine, it filled a niche in the shooter's market for nearly ten years before fading away.
It was no beauty straight from the factory:
but someone managed to to take it down a notch.