Puzzle time: what kind of radio is this?


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Oleg Volk
December 31, 2005, 12:51 AM
http://www.olegvolk.net/gallery/albums/uniqueguns/SMG12.sized.jpg

http://www.olegvolk.net/gallery/albums/uniqueguns/SMG14.sized.jpg

http://www.olegvolk.net/gallery/albums/uniqueguns/SMG16.sized.jpg

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Justin
December 31, 2005, 12:52 AM
Looks like it has a set of rifle sights.

Some sort of target designator?

Frank Exchange Of Views
December 31, 2005, 12:54 AM
The ARES folding submachine gun - is this the one that showed up in Robocop 2?

thereisnospoon
December 31, 2005, 12:55 AM
Looks to me as though that there is a fold up rifle designed to look like a radio, possibly something designed during WWII to get to the "resistance"?

Whatever it is, you can see the chamber(s) in the last picture with the "antennae" removed.

Oleg Volk
December 31, 2005, 01:03 AM
http://www.olegvolk.net/gallery/albums/uniqueguns/SMG18.sized.jpg

http://www.olegvolk.net/gallery/albums/uniqueguns/SMG22.sized.jpg

http://www.olegvolk.net/gallery/albums/uniqueguns/SMG26.sized.jpg

http://www.olegvolk.net/gallery/albums/uniqueguns/SMG34.sized.jpg

http://www.olegvolk.net/gallery/albums/uniqueguns/SMG42.sized.jpg

http://www.olegvolk.net/gallery/albums/uniqueguns/SMG28.sized.jpg

The ARES folding submachine gun - is this the one that showed up in Robocop 2?

You are correct, I think one of eight made.

Frank Exchange Of Views
December 31, 2005, 01:14 AM
These are some of the clearest photographs I have seen of this, the others never seemed to reproduce well in publications.

The workmanship looks nicer than I would have thought, did you get to shoot it too or just handle and take pictures?

Oleg Volk
December 31, 2005, 01:26 AM
Didn't get to shoot it. Larger images (http://www.olegvolk.net/gallery/uniqueguns) and I have larger images yet on my PC.

taliv
December 31, 2005, 01:33 AM
is it an AOW or a pistol or what?

Oleg Volk
December 31, 2005, 01:35 AM
It is a submachine gun. It uses an Uzi bolt, ratchet safety and magazine.

Frank Exchange Of Views
December 31, 2005, 01:39 AM
Very neat - I see now in the photo's that the maker was Dave Boatman, I didn't realize that the ARES gun had been made by other manufacturers besides ARES and I think Pearl in New Mexico. If you can share any of its specific history that would be appreciated.

Oleg Volk
December 31, 2005, 01:54 AM
Kevin Brittngham (http://www.olegvolk.net/gallery/people/kevin8223) would be the guy to ask -- he knows more about that item than I do. It is a part of his collection.

Frank Exchange Of Views
December 31, 2005, 02:02 AM
Thank you - I may do that.

rick_reno
December 31, 2005, 02:06 AM
Oleg - neat. Sure have never seen one of those...

mete
December 31, 2005, 06:51 AM
As a radio HAM and shooter I love it !!

Ex-MA Hole
December 31, 2005, 07:12 AM
mmm...me want....mmm....

McCall911
December 31, 2005, 09:54 AM
Puzzle time: what kind of radio is this?

So it really is some sort of Boom Box, just like I thought!

:D

armoredman
December 31, 2005, 11:20 AM
Nifty! Just for G&G, how well does it work?

kjeff50cal
December 31, 2005, 11:53 AM
So it really is some sort of Boom Box, just like I thought!

:D

Yes a very compact ghetto blaster:evil: . To bad there isn't a legal (or inexpensive) way to own one if you're a non-LEO. The closest thing to it is Kel-Tec's Sub Rifles.

kjeff50cal

Hatchett
December 31, 2005, 11:58 AM
Is that antena actually supposed to fool anyone?

Or is it actually a tactical, extendable baton, for riot control purposes? I remember my brother whacked me across the ass with one of those old radio antenas once and I was sore for weeks.

MillCreek
December 31, 2005, 12:17 PM
Oleg, out of sheer curiosity, I would be interested to know what camera and lighting setup you use for these pictures. I am a semi-amateur digital photographer, primarily using a Canon 20D these days. I really admire your lighting on your photographs; usually the hardest part of getting a good picture.

Oleg Volk
December 31, 2005, 12:50 PM
Canon 10D, 50mm lens, couple of flashes (one reflected from the ceiling, one in a small softbox -- the lighting gear wasn't mine, so I only noticed they were Photogenic brand).

4v50 Gary
December 31, 2005, 01:24 PM
Glue a couple of knobs (or better yet, drill a hole and make them rotate) and a fake speaker on it.

Hellion Productions
December 31, 2005, 04:39 PM
It's a Decepticon!

Who was the radio/tape player that popped transforming tapes from his chest? Shockwave?

Best,
John Bear Ross

Gifted
December 31, 2005, 05:39 PM
Well, with today's tech, you could put in a real working radio, and keep the gun functional.

Standing Wolf
December 31, 2005, 05:53 PM
Another example of packaging genius at work—or play, as the case may be.

Warren
December 31, 2005, 06:05 PM
Is that an AM/FM radio?

No, FA.

NMshooter
December 31, 2005, 09:28 PM
Utah Connor was the NM inventor, though ARES would dispute that.;)

Utah was a unique individual, had a class three collection that rivaled some third world armies...:evil:

Damn shame he got cancer, sold off everything he owned fighting it.:(

Never said a word the whole time, either.

He once modified a P7 to fire when you squeezed the saftey, did it for a friend of his who could not shoot normally.

G36-UK
December 31, 2005, 09:38 PM
Hob in Robocop 2 had one in blue, IIRC.

CletusFudd
December 31, 2005, 09:42 PM
Looks like it has a set of rifle sights.

Some sort of target designator?

It's a sub-gun.

yonderway
December 31, 2005, 10:58 PM
...is this one regulated by the BATFE, or the FCC? :neener:

kjeff50cal
December 31, 2005, 11:21 PM
Some sort of target designator?

It's a sub-gun.


It can be a target designator if you use tracer ammo.:D

kjeff50cal

madmike
January 1, 2006, 12:28 AM
Some sort of target designator?




It can be a target designator if you use tracer ammo.:D

kjeff50cal

Tracers work both ways.;)

kjeff50cal
January 1, 2006, 12:39 AM
Tracers work both ways.;)

You are correct:o .

kjeff50cal

The_Antibubba
January 1, 2006, 04:49 AM
I could never carry a gun that looks like a ham radio.



I'd be too afraid it would telegraph my intentions.



:D

max popenker
January 9, 2006, 05:41 AM
This gun puzzled me and i did some research.
there's an article on original Ares FMG in the 5th volume of Gun Digest Book of Assault Weapons. This article has images of original Ares FMG, and those are a bit different frm Oleg's pics. Also, this article claims that it was Eugene Stoner who designed FMG (but Ares patent # us4625621 fas filed in the name of Warin Francis J :what: - that's my own finding ;) ), and there was "another gunsmith who made similar gun from his own blueprints and managed to market it birefly". So i supose that Dave Boatman was that unnamed person from article, and i Googled him. Some hits are there, i.e.
http://www.securityarms.com/20010315/galleryfiles/1400/1490.htm

beaucoup ammo
January 9, 2006, 03:36 PM
As an old radio man and shooting enthusiast, this piece is very appealing to me! Oleg, would you mind if I run a copy for my office wall?

Take Care

Oleg Volk
January 9, 2006, 05:26 PM
Which image do you want? I'll email you the largest file I have of it.

beaucoup ammo
January 9, 2006, 06:53 PM
Thank you!

If you could send the 2nd photo of the "case" and the 2nd of the assembled weapon I would be very grateful!

Thanks Again!

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