Guess what? I’m bringing back the blog on an occasional basis, but now it’s “Strange Guns” - all about weird, wacky designs and firearms of unique historical significance. I went back through and cleaned up/added to some old info and will be posting new material as I discover it!
During the first part of December a group of firearm writers, including myself, were invited by Remington to the 2014 New Defense/Tactical Products
In a general sense this is what I’ve been wishing modern arms manufacturers would do for quite some time now. And I feel fairly vindicated with regards to my now not-so-silly desire to see Pedersen’s design updated for use with higher pressure rounds. Sweet!
As it stands I classify the Remington 51 (both Sr. and Jr.) as “strange guns” because of the rarity of the action - to my knowledge these are the only two firearms that utilize Pedersen’s “hesitation lock” system, similar to a kind of delayed blow-back. This may, of course, change in the future.
George A Wilson was a competitive shooter and a designer for High Standard who decided to build his own outstanding .45 bullseye pistol in 1961.
Well, those lucky folks over at ForgottenWeapons.com got to handle a George Wilson .45, one of my more recent items of interest on here. Ian did a much better job describing the workings of that particular piece so if you thought that gun was cool then head on over and check out their vid.
Following are some scans of old designs I’ve drawn. Some of these are aesthetic experiments, others are design ideas that I’ve abandoned. All of my own original images will be copyrighted Annika R. (year of production). I won’t be posting anything that seems patentable from my standpoint, if somebody decides that they do want to produce a working model of any of my (silly) concepts, I say go for it.