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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,648 Senior Member
    edited April 15 #482
    I'll post the link to that article, for anyone that's interested. It's a PDF copy of the Jan/Feb 1982 "American Handgunner" and the Gammon article starts on page 33 and then jumps to page 75.

    https://americanhandgunner.com/1982issues/HJF82.pdf

    Concerning looking them up. If I can't figure it out on my own, I might look it up if it interests me, HOWEVER, if I do break out the google-fu, I don't answer the question


    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: 21,648 Senior Member
    edited April 15 #483
    Okay, here's one I happened to stumble across a couple of weeks ago...

    What cartridge is the most powerful round EVER chambered in a revolver?

    Hint, the handgun weighs 13+ pounds
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,063 Senior Member
  • PFDPFD Senior Member Posts: 1,488 Senior Member
    Big Al probably nailed it.
    Was that the handgun known as the BFR?
    (Biggest, Finest Revolver,  officially. 😉
    That's all I got.

    Paul
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,288 Senior Member
    Has to be one a them big elephant gun shells.

    505 Gibbs?
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,070 Senior Member
    I peeked as well, although not deeply.  I saw a 1911 with an extended slide, reminded me of a FN 1922 two part slide.  As for a roller feed ramp...why?
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,289 Senior Member
    Has to be one a them big elephant gun shells.

    505 Gibbs?

    I remember a revolver in .60 or .62 but it was one of those elephant cartridges. I remember a picture of it, the grips look tiny compared to the rest of the gun. It was ridiculously huge.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,288 Senior Member
    Yea, I remember that pic. Can't recall the cartridge. Could be one bigger than that.

    We'll find out :)
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,648 Senior Member
    Nope, not 45-70, though they do make a "smaller" chambering in 458 win mag
    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: 21,648 Senior Member
    edited April 15 #491
    Also, the BFR isn't a 13+ pound handgun

    The revolver that handles it is a custom one, made to order at a cost approaching $20K So what's it chambered in?

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


  • PFDPFD Senior Member Posts: 1,488 Senior Member
    20 mm Vulcan? 😋
    That's all I got.

    Paul
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,063 Senior Member
    13 pounder!!??  B)

    See the source image
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,070 Senior Member
    One bore?  Saw one (the ONLY one) on Forgotten Weapons.  Maybe a 2 bore.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,648 Senior Member
    edited April 15 #495
    no, no and no

    It's a cartridge firing revolver that has ammo available... (In places)

    Just found some ammo online, a 5 round box for $250 and they list, "We have several boxes"

    I suspect enough to fill the cylinder +1 would be a lifetime supply for me, because I'd HAVE to fire it once. And I suspect ONCE would be enough.
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,289 Senior Member
    It has to be one of those nitro express rounds. I've seen ads before for the .600 nitro express but I think there's also a .700 nitro express round with a dumb name. T-Rex maybe, I don't know.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,288 Senior Member
    Thesuperboregargantuanoverkillmagnumartillerynucleardestroyer......
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,063 Senior Member
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  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,289 Senior Member
    Big Al1 said:
    Loudingkaboomerkruchinkickersloberknockereargasplittin

    I'm pretty sure that's the one.
    :D
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,648 Senior Member
    Spk, You're up.
    the Pfeifer Zeliska .600 Nitro Express revolver

    https://www.guns.com/news/2012/02/17/the-pfeifer-zeliska-the-revolver-in-600-nitro-express

    And for those of you not familiar with the 600 NE, throwing a bullet in excess of 2oz (900gr) around 2000fps from a rifle


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


  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,063 Senior Member
    My gunsmith mentor restored/restocked a .600 double rifle!! He usually test fired every rifle he built, but he made the exception with the .600!! You could stick you finger in the barrel! 
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,288 Senior Member
    Even at 13 LBS I wouldn't shoot that :#..
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,289 Senior Member
    Han Solo's BlasTech DL-44 laser blaster was patterned after this famous firearm and was recently sold for how much?
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,648 Senior Member
    edited April 16 #504
    If by "patterned after" you mean "built on/from"  that was a c96 mauser.
    As to what it sold for, not a clue


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


  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,289 Senior Member
    The c96 is correct.
    Now take a stab at the price tag of the gun actually used by Harrison Ford on the set.
    It was kinda pricey.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,648 Senior Member
    edited April 16 #506
    Spk said:
    The c96 is correct.
    Now take a stab at the price tag of the gun actually used by Harrison Ford on the set.
    It was kinda pricey.
    Guess would be $15k

    Edited to add: Just Googled it and I wasn't even close according to Reuters from 2018
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,379 Senior Member
    Taking a shot in the dark. $375 K. ?
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,289 Senior Member
    Diver was closest at 375k. Actually, the prop gun sold for $550k to an apparently rich collector. 😮

    Diver you're up.

    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,379 Senior Member
    Wow, off by 200K and closest.

    Who invented the first AUTO LOADING PISTOL IN 1892?
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,724 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Wow, off by 200K and closest.

    Who invented the first AUTO LOADING PISTOL IN 1892?
    Borchard? 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,379 Senior Member
    Elk creek said:
    Diver43 said:
    Wow, off by 200K and closest.

    Who invented the first AUTO LOADING PISTOL IN 1892?
    Borchard? 
    Not quite,  Hugo Borchardt invented an auto loader with a removable magazine which became the standard in 1893.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
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