Friday, May 23, 2014

Gratuitous Gun Pr0n #92...

I've mentioned before how much I like my little Mauser 1910/14 6.35mm and its 7.65mm big brother, but at the NRAAM, RIA had an example of their ultra rare Even Bigger Brother:

I don't believe I'd ever seen one of those in the steel before. Check out the fire bluing on the trigger and the takedown latch at the front of the guide rod!
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5 comments:

Robin said...

Wow, I think I would have stood there for an hour looking at that one example.

TJIC said...

Saw the phrase "fire bluing". Googled it for more info. Top hit? This blog post. GRRRRrrrr.

DJ9 said...

Is that a crack in the slide metal, beginning near the takedown latch and spreading rearward?

What kinda gun nut buys a gun that can't be fired safely? Probably can't get Pacs or Hogues for it, either...

Kevin R.C. O'Brien said...

DJ9: looks to me like the divide between slide and frame. Not unusual to see one that fine in contemporary European guns (check out a matching number, unmolested Luger).

TJIC: you can do it with a torch but it requires a lot of practice to get consistent. Heat-treat oven's better if you have one. Here's a chart with some rules o'thumb on the right:
http://www.uddeholm.com/files/Temperature_guide.pdf

Here's another version with sources:
http://www.anvilfire.com/article.php?bodyName=/FAQs/temper_colors_hardness.htm

Note that these are for carbon steel. Tool steel, high-speed steels, etc., will vary from these bases.

Finally, Tam probably knows this since she's all a-squee over them anyway, but did you guys know the 1910/34 was the first Man From UNCLE gun?

Noah said...

It's like a Beretta 92 went back in time to do the nasty in the pasty with...something...