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Werndl model 67 rifle

During the Austrian Prussian in 1866 the Austrians took a heck of a beating from the Prussians due to the Dreyese needle gun. The Austrians were still using the excellently designed muzzle loading model 1854 Lorenz rifle. While at the peak of muzzle loading rifle development it was no match against the faster firing Dreyese […]

Weekend update 10-2-16

If you had been at Gun Lab’s work site you would know that space in any of the shops is at a premium. And none is worse then the fab shop. Just about everything that can have wheels does. To do any kind of work in this shop you actually have to spend most of […]

Timberline Hawk survival rifle

Not much is known about the company Timer Line Hawk. So this is as much of a history as I could gather. The registered agent of the company was John A. Mc Gerty and the filing date was March 29,1983. It was a company formed initially by four men to take over the assets of […]

Things that go on at Gun Lab

I have been spending the day working on projects and needed to take a few pictures. As I was walking into the machine shop to do just that a friend showed up and wanted to be photographed as well.

Not exactly a small bob cat.

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VG1-5 update fire control group

On our last update we discussed the newly design disconnector, http://gunlab.net/update-on-the-vg1-5-project/.

With this new disconnector we have now hand fitted all the fire control groups. Once this task was completed we then took apart all the fire control groups to do the last heat treating.

Disconnectors

Safeties.

Safety detents.

This now finishes the last of […]

Lend lease pistols part 1

During World War II after the Dunkirk evacuation the British military was in dire straits for weapons that were lost.

There was a shortage of revolvers. Smith & Wesson was contracted to provide replacement handguns for England. Due to the urgent need there was no time for Smith & Wesson to design a new revolver […]

Webley Mark IV Singapore police pistol

This post deals with 2 Webley mark IV pistols. Both of them were issued to the Singapore police force. Both of these pistols are commercial versions and show no military markings.

The first is a standard mark IV webley.

The second version is the […]

Webley Mark IV Commercial pistol

While we are on the series of posts dealing with Webley revolvers, this is the next one to chat about. It is basically a standard Webley pistol with commercial proof marks, no acceptance marks and a standard finish.

 

Interesting stamping marks on the barrel

Top strap stamping

A comparison […]

RHKP Smith and Wesson revolver

This is just another interesting piece from the Gun Lab reference collection. This is just one of the weapons used by the Royal Hong Kong Police prior to being disbanded in 1997 when the British turn over Hong Kong to the Chinese. The pistol I am talking about is a Smith and Wesson model 10-7 […]

Mk4 Webley .455

Unfortunately I have no Mk3 pistol in my collection, maybe someday. The next in line is the Mk4 pistol in .455. This pistol was accepted into service in October 1899. Commonly call the Boer war pistol. It was the pistol supplied by the British government for troops sent to South Africa to fight the Boors. […]