I have always wanted a Pedersen device or by the proper name U.S. Pistol, Caliber .30 M1918. The standard joke between my wife and I has been we should stop at this yard sale, antique store, or gun shop because there is a Pedersen device there. This has been going on for over 30 years. I guess if you keep hoping then some day it will happen. No, I did not find one to buy. However, I was able to photograph and shot one on this last trip. So the next couple of posts will be concerning this part of my trip. Today’s post is part one of the photo layout of the 1903A1 rifle and the Pedersen device. For every picture that I post I have another 20 with a slight angle difference. In addition to photographing it I also video it and shot it as well. Those videos will be in a later post. So here is the photo essay on the Pedersen device.
This one is with the device in the rifle
here is a view from the other side.
This is a closer look at the device it self in a rifle.
This is a look at it with a magazine installed.
This next series of photos is at various angles.
A few close ups of where the magazine is installed.
This next set is with the magazine installed.
The next few pictures are close ups of the modified bolt stop.
Now on to the device it self. This is a piece of work.
These are some pictures of the ejection port.
A couple of pictures of the barrel.
This one you can see the rifling in the barrel.
This is the pouch set that was issued with the kit.
I hope you enjoyed this essay. I will be posting more pictures in the future as well as a couple of videos.
While on this trip I had the opportunity to look at a number of interesting pistols. As I have a think for single shot inexpensive pistols when I had the chance to look and photograph a Mendoza pistol ( the same company that brought you the light machine gun and sub-machine gun) I jumped at the opportunity. This is a Rafael Mendoza, Productos Mendoza, S.A. This pistol was mad for the general Mexican population until they changed the law and for the most part banded the private ownership of weapons. It was made to look like a 6 shot single action revolver but was really only a single shot pistol in 22lr. It had spots on both sides to hold 3 rounds per side. The majority of the pistol was plastic with the barrel, locking block and fire control mechanism being made of metal. My friend John D. had two copies of the pistol that he let me photograph.
here are a series of close up pictures of the pistol.
With these pictures you can see the simple and basic breach block.
I find this type of weapon interesting hope you do as well. If anyone has any pictures of simple and basic 22 pistols I would love to see them and publish them as well. Thanks
What a shop to work in. And to think that the people that work in my shop complain about the working conditions.
I just don’t want to hear about the benches not being the right height or that we need a new cnc machine.
Sorry for the lack of posting, however I have an excuse. I have been having to much fun visiting friends, taking pictures to post, looking at guns and learning about metals and heat treating. I have a pile of pictures for you, some great information on metals and a couple of interesting interviews. Now on to the rest of my trip. I will be posting everything when I get home as for now I an just having way to much fun. Tomorrow it is off to Ohio Ordnance, to look at some fun stuff.
This is another great video showing gun manufacturing from the early 1900′s.
Not much today on a road trip will post tonight.
We are working on all the components for the barrel fluting machine. This is the Master Cam video for the making of the lower base. This part allows the chuck plate to move in and out. This allows us to load and unload the barrels from the chuck.
This part has now been machined.
I will have a video of the machining process soon.