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Unusual Vietnam 22 pistol

 

Ken, a friend of gun lab, sent us a very unusual 22 pistol that his father-in-law picked up while serving in Vietnam. It appears to be factory made pistol. However, I have never seen another one like it.

This is it.

The only information on the pistol

Close up of the right side of […]

Full auto pistol part 2

In our first installment. http://gunlab.net/full-auto-pistols-prototypes-part-1/, we looked at a rather boxy looking full auto pistol. This post is about the weapon that was built for patent number 3,803,976 that was issued to Henk Visser.

These are the drawings from the patent.

With the front grip down and ready to fire full auto.

Right […]

Weekend update for 4th of July

Like all weekends I started out with a list that I could not possibly get done in the time frame allotted.

There were projects that I have been wanting to accomplish that are fun. Some of the things I needed to finish were under the direction of the commander in chief of the house. Some […]

Update on the VG1-5 project

We have been working on the fire control group and once again have made a few changes for more reliable operation and safety. We continue to have issues with the disconnector operating properly. There were issues with the hammer spring improperly contacting the disconnector. An additional problem came about with insufficient spring pressure to hold […]

Full auto pistols prototypes part 1

In the world of full auto pistols some stand out a great deal. The Mauser Schnellfeuer is probably the most famous.

Following it are the Russian Stechkin.

Then the Astra model 904 and a variety of Star pistols.

This is one of the many prototypes that has been made over the years that […]

3D Printer update

When we received the new 3D printer and some of the plastic support pieces were broken. I did a post about making the new parts. Then when we tried to operate it we noticed that the over travel switch did not work on the Y axis. There are still spare parts so a new wiring […]

AR-18s

The pictures of this rifle was sent to us from Mr. H.F., a friend of gun lab.

This AR18S made by sterling for Armalite Costa mesa. This and a AR180 were the first two sterling guns into USA. Difference from an American AR18S:

Serial number is AS033 – their meaning Automatic Shorty…033rd gun made, not […]

The Golden Age of Gun Information.

This is truly the Golden Age of Gun Information. First there are all the great sites on the internet dealing with gun collecting.

Like Forgotten weapons, located here:

http://www.forgottenweapons.com/

also Historical Firearms,located here:

http://www.historicalfirearms.info/

As well as C&Rsenal,located here:

http://candrsenal.com/rifle-italian-carcano-m1891/

Then there are specialty sites like this one dealing with the Carcano rifle.

http://personal.stevens.edu/~gliberat/carcano/

And […]

Interesting belt fed AR

A while back I had the opportunity to photograph a very rare and unusual rifle. It is a shorty AR carbine that has been converted to belt fed. This little toy would be a power house of fun. I don’t have any additional information on the rifle.

A close up view of the left side […]

The book “Fabricacion De Fusiles”

A while back I was able to obtain a few books that I did not have in the reference library. I have a thing about not only gun books but also machining and manufacturing books. So what could be better then a book about manufacturing guns. This book was written in 1899 and is about […]