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.