Home Main Category General Firearms

Firearms trivia thread.

knitepoetknitepoet Senior MemberPosts: 21,645 Senior Member
Simple rules: ANSWER THE CURRENT QUESTION, THEN YOU GET TO ASK THE NEXT QUESTION.

No other questions should be posted EXCEPT BY THE PERSON WHO ANSWERED!!!

I'll start it off:

This obsolete "handgun's" projectile was moving faster at 10 yards than it was at the muzzle.

Name this firearm

 


Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


«13456726

Replies

  • wddodgewddodge Senior Member Posts: 1,125 Senior Member
    My guess is the Gyrojet from back in the '50s.

    Denny

    Participating in a gun buy back program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.... Clint Eastwood
  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Posts: 1,438 Senior Member
    Does an Panzerfaust count as a handgun?
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,645 Senior Member
    Correct @wddodge, ask away, 
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,278 Senior Member
    Way to go Denny, hey!
  • wddodgewddodge Senior Member Posts: 1,125 Senior Member
    I got to admit there was a bit of luck with that guess...

    For the military fans, What was the original chambering for the M1 Garande??

    Denny
    Participating in a gun buy back program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.... Clint Eastwood
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,278 Senior Member
    Didn't Garand want a .276 caliber cartridge?
    I don't want to look it up. It feels like cheating. :o
  • wddodgewddodge Senior Member Posts: 1,125 Senior Member
    Didn't Garand want a .276 caliber cartridge?
    I don't want to look it up. It feels like cheating
    You're correct. .276 Pederson.   You're up!!!

    Denny
    Participating in a gun buy back program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.... Clint Eastwood
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,278 Senior Member
    Oh wow, I gotta thunk up a question......

    What prolific juke box manufacturer also made M1 carbines during WWll?
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,937 Senior Member
    Oh wow, I gotta thunk up a question......

    What prolific juke box manufacturer also made M1 carbines during WWll?
    Rock-Ola?
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,278 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Oh wow, I gotta thunk up a question......

    What prolific juke box manufacturer also made M1 carbines during WWll?
    Rock-Ola?
    Wahoo!
    Rock on!
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,937 Senior Member
    Ok, the next category is “guns that were used to murder famous people”.

    John Lennon?
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,645 Senior Member
    Charter Arms 38Spcl
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,937 Senior Member
    edited March 11 #14
    knitepoet said:
    Charter Arms 38Spcl
    Yep, official model name was the Undercover.  1978 ad.

    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,720 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Oh wow, I gotta thunk up a question......

    What prolific juke box manufacturer also made M1 carbines during WWll?
    Rock-Ola?
    I knew the son of the manager of the Rock-0la plant. He was presented with two M1’s at the end of the war one polish blued the other was a milspec example. He passed a few years back and they are with his brother.  Cool Guns! 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,937 Senior Member
    Elk creek said:
    GunNut said:
    Oh wow, I gotta thunk up a question......

    What prolific juke box manufacturer also made M1 carbines during WWll?
    Rock-Ola?
    I knew the son of the manager of the Rock-0la plant. He was presented with two M1’s at the end of the war one polish blued the other was a milspec example. He passed a few years back and they are with his brother.  Cool Guns! 
    Did they make Garands too?  I don’t recall…
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,278 Senior Member
    This thread is getting good!
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,720 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Elk creek said:
    GunNut said:
    Oh wow, I gotta thunk up a question......

    What prolific juke box manufacturer also made M1 carbines during WWll?
    Rock-Ola?
    I knew the son of the manager of the Rock-0la plant. He was presented with two M1’s at the end of the war one polish blued the other was a milspec example. He passed a few years back and they are with his brother.  Cool Guns! 
    Did they make Garands too?  I don’t recall…
    Nope just carbines. Mike also had a 1919 BAR. Damn That was a heavy rifle!
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • wddodgewddodge Senior Member Posts: 1,125 Senior Member
    Garands were manufactured by Springfield, Winchester, H&R and International Harvester.  I think a bunch of them were rebuilt by Beretta after the war.

    Denny

    Participating in a gun buy back program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.... Clint Eastwood
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,645 Senior Member
    This rifle was built as a competitor to the Garand. It saw combat in the Pacific theater
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,937 Senior Member
    wddodge said:
    Garands were manufactured by Springfield, Winchester, H&R and International Harvester.  I think a bunch of them were rebuilt by Beretta after the war.

    Denny

    Ha!  I though Beretta made a variant of the M14.  I’m absolutely NO expert on old USA battle rifles.  Know just enough to be dangerous 😎
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,720 Senior Member
    knitepoet said:
    This rifle was built as a competitor to the Garand. It saw combat in the Pacific theater
    The M1 Johnson 

    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,937 Senior Member
    Well it’s Paul’s turn to post a question. 😁
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,645 Senior Member
    edited March 11 #24
    Elk creek said:
    knitepoet said:
    This rifle was built as a competitor to the Garand. It saw combat in the Pacific theater
    The M1 Johnson 

    Close, but not quite. I've held and shot one though

     Aww hell, close enough, though the actual name is the M1941 Johnson


    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,112 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    wddodge said:
    Garands were manufactured by Springfield, Winchester, H&R and International Harvester.  I think a bunch of them were rebuilt by Beretta after the war.

    Denny

    Ha!  I though Beretta made a variant of the M14.  I’m absolutely NO expert on old USA battle rifles.  Know just enough to be dangerous 😎
    https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2019/12/12/classic-guns-beretta-bm59

    A little bit of both I think.
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,720 Senior Member
    knitepoet said:
    Elk creek said:
    knitepoet said:
    This rifle was built as a competitor to the Garand. It saw combat in the Pacific theater
    The M1 Johnson 

    Close, but not quite. I've held and shot one though

     Aww hell, close enough, though the actual name is the M1941 Johnson


    Cool!! My turn? 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,645 Senior Member
    edited March 11 #27
    FYI, BigAl brought that M1941 to the SE shoot back in 2016
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,645 Senior Member
    Elk creek said:Cool!! My turn? 
    Yep
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,068 Senior Member
    The Beretta M 1s were in 7.62 NATO
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,720 Senior Member
    Ok guys this one will continue the theme of war rifles. 

    This breach loading flintlock rifle was fielded during the Revolutionary War. 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,068 Senior Member
    Ferguson.

    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
Sign In or Register to comment.
Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Guns & Ammo stories delivered right to your inbox every week.

Advertisement