Sunday, February 27, 2011

Ugly Gun Sunday




Wouldn't mind having it as a conversation piece/wallhanger, but graceful it isn't.

6 comments:

Brigid said...

You got a link today. :-) Hope all is well.

MauserMedic said...

Brigid,

Many thanks, and much appreciated :)

Anonymous said...

Hey,
Do you ever see any Air Force Pararescuemen over there? My son is over in that neck of the woods now.

MauserMedic said...

Anon,

It's possible, there are AF personnel all over here. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be much on their uniforms for individual unit or specialty ID. Without all the Boy Scout patches the Army lets us wear, it's hard to tell who's high speed and who's in charge of making coffee. Best of luck to your son though, I'm sure he's into some interesting things here.

Papa Whiskey said...

This appears to be a "Khyber Pass Martini" pistol, built in one of the primitive gun factories of the Northwest Frontier. It's described at

http://xavierthoughts.blogspot.com/2007/02/khyber-pass-martini-pistol.html

Did you you find this thing in the field or a bazaar?

The scaled-down Martini-Henry action, once used in Britain as a "rook rifle," is popular among smallbore match shooters, who convert it to .22 LR.

MauserMedic said...

Papa Whiskey,

Ran across that image doing research on the two Martini carbines I've bought over here. I intend to post some images of them in the future.