Sporterizing CAN be taken too far


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doc540
December 27, 2008, 03:15 PM
As evidence I present Exhibit A:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/musket.jpg

:D

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JImbothefiveth
December 27, 2008, 03:17 PM
I thought fiber-optic sights for those were bad enough

John828
December 27, 2008, 03:21 PM
Didn't you know? Daniel Boone is a great, great grand uncle of gecko45. Just imagine if he had some duct tape! :what:

John828
December 27, 2008, 03:23 PM
Seriously though, when I read the title, I was thinking "parkerizing." So I was trying to figure out what you were meaning while looking at the finish on the barrel. Apparently, I have seen too many "bubbafied" rifles and did not even give it another thought until I read jimbo's comment and went back for another look.

Sad, huh?

JWarren
December 27, 2008, 03:31 PM
Oh

My


God.




-- John

sharkhunter2018
December 27, 2008, 03:34 PM
Whiskey...Tango...Foxtrot

12131
December 27, 2008, 03:35 PM
From the thread title, I thought you were putting a can on that thing. :eek: :D

W.E.G.
December 27, 2008, 07:16 PM
What, no IR or laser?

chriso
December 27, 2008, 07:24 PM
HAHA wow... All he needs is a tango down bipod,a tac light/laser, and a flash hider or a can and he will be set... maybe a 20 moa base and a S&B 2 turn eh???

Claude Clay
December 27, 2008, 07:32 PM
elegant

simply elegant

perhaps a foward assist......

now, please put down the eggnog and step away from the wetbar

chriso
December 27, 2008, 07:35 PM
Ahhh forgot the forward assist... Maybe a m203??? And some nice desert cammo???

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
December 27, 2008, 08:00 PM
Ouch, that is painful to look at - I think my eyes have been permanently damaged.

Daniel Boone is a great, great grand uncle of gecko45. Just imagine if he had some duct tape!

Ha, ha! :D

gvnwst
December 27, 2008, 08:17 PM
Ahhh forgot the forward assist... Maybe a m203??? And some nice desert cammo???

Don't forget the bayonet and IR scope! That is needed!:D

Man, this is bad.......

22lr
December 27, 2008, 08:21 PM
Ok it really needs the 3 foot bayonet.:evil:

LOL if nothing else it makes me laugh and think about what we would do in a world without forward grips and bipods.

PERRK
December 27, 2008, 08:23 PM
I look at that pic and I can't stop laughing hahaha - good one!

M&PVolk
December 27, 2008, 08:32 PM
WOW...just wow....

alemonkey
December 27, 2008, 09:20 PM
God, I hope double sided tape was involved. If someone actually drilled and tapped that thing they should be stripped naked and tied to an anthill.

RonE
December 27, 2008, 09:22 PM
Available through CVA, Dixie Gun Works and Mall Ninja Outfitters LLC.

Jason_G
December 27, 2008, 10:09 PM
They need a smiley that shakes his head in disgust and disbelief...


Jason

nwilliams
December 27, 2008, 10:42 PM
Looks contrived to me:scrutiny:

Someone decided to rest a antique gun on a modern tripod and set a red dot sight on it to make it look funny. I'm not convinced that someone deliberately modified the gun to make it tacticool, I think someone wanted to take a funny pic that's all:rolleyes:

I think it was done all in good fun not to be taken seriously. I could be wrong mind you, this is just my theory.

JWarren
December 27, 2008, 11:12 PM
Looks contrived to me

Someone decided to rest a antique gun on a modern tripod and set a red dot sight on it to make it look funny. I'm not convinced that someone deliberately modified the gun to make it tacticool, I think someone wanted to take a funny pic that's all

I think it was done all in good fun not to be taken seriously. I could be wrong mind you, this is just my theory.


I agree. Funny just the same.

I think the vertical foregrip gives it away as a staged photo. Not only is it unbelievable, but look how far forward it is place. It's too far up to be used.


-- John

jimmyraythomason
December 27, 2008, 11:23 PM
:what::eek:

Onmilo
December 27, 2008, 11:37 PM
Where's the four position mil-spec tube collapsing stock and MagPul MIAD pistol grip??????

notorious
December 27, 2008, 11:40 PM
Where's the GemTech suppressor and the high capacity 50 ball and cap drum magazine for those close quarter assaults where you gotta take down a lot of redcoats at once but you don't want to alert the whole regiment at Fort Woebegone?

Oh, btw, I love it. I want one.

moooose102
December 28, 2008, 08:32 AM
where is the quad pictiney rails???

redneck2
December 28, 2008, 08:41 AM
Looks contrived to me

Someone decided to rest a antique gun on a modern tripod and set a red dot sight on it to make it look funny. I'm not convinced that someone deliberately modified the gun to make it tacticool, I think someone wanted to take a funny pic that's all

I think it was done all in good fun not to be taken seriously. I could be wrong mind you, this is just my theory.

Ya think? You are just TOO quick...

;)

A number of years ago I bought a beautiful J Hatfield custom plains rifle (think Jeremiah Johnson). There was a guy right before me looking at it. Asked the dealer if it could be drilled and tapped for a scope. Dealer sold it to me at cost to save it. Hanging over my TV right now.

John828
December 28, 2008, 08:48 AM
Wish someone with superior technical skills would put a pic of that baby on page two, so I don't have to flip back and forth.

Where's the shoulder thing that goes up?

notorious
December 28, 2008, 09:08 AM
and the belt fed adapter

John828
December 28, 2008, 09:21 AM
Anyone know where I can find some Crimson Trace grips for my Harper's Ferry flintlock pistols? The .58 packs a punch but I need some precision.

ultradoc
December 28, 2008, 09:36 AM
I just fell off my chair laughing so much!

cracked butt
December 28, 2008, 01:32 PM
Meh. You need to hakabout 2' off the barel, add a plastic collaspable stock (desert coyote tan seems to be the 'in' color), and some sort of side saddle ammo holder.

notorious
December 28, 2008, 07:23 PM
The CT grips don't work too well with the flintlock pistols. I suggest you get the TLR-2 mounted on the picatinny rails under the cleaning rod. You can always put an Aimpoint on top too for redundancy.

dispatch55126
December 28, 2008, 07:51 PM
That made my stomach drop. Please tell me that is fake. The only thing worse would be putting a foregrip and taclight on my 1863 Spencer.

mgregg85
December 28, 2008, 07:56 PM
I'm not a big fan of any sporterization of a nice old military weapon. This is just sickening and sad. I don't really see any rail on top to hold that red dot on, maybe they just sat it there for the picture. But something is holding that VFG on and I don't think the bipod is just resting there unless they took some time to balance it out.

MilsurpShooter
December 28, 2008, 08:33 PM
OK, that one gives the Tacticool Mosin a run for it's money

http://inlinethumb21.webshots.com/27604/2922081580028342462S600x600Q85.jpg

RP88
December 28, 2008, 08:49 PM
...but doesn't win. That Mosin must have made Mr. Mosin and Mr. Nagant both roll over in their graves.

doc540
December 28, 2008, 11:00 PM
never fails to amaze me just how serious many people are about things!

It's a joke, a bad joke, but a joke nonetheless.

sheesh :D

notorious
December 29, 2008, 12:34 AM
OK, that one gives the Tacticool Mosin a run for it's money

http://inlinethumb21.webshots.com/27604/2922081580028342462S600x600Q85.jpg


That Mosin is BADASHE! I want one! How do I convert that on my M44 and keep my bayonet intact?

elmerfudd
December 29, 2008, 03:28 AM
In the past I have seriously considered scoping my Brown Bess.

I wasn't trying to be tactical though. I just figured that if I could rig up a scope mount that replaced the retaining plate then I'd be better able to eliminate operator error while working out what load it likes the best. Since Brown Bess muskets don't have sights, I think it might make a real difference. I thought being able to clearly see the target throughout the shot might also help to reduce flinch.

I still might do it just for S&G's.

Rest assured though that if I do it, it will only be used temporarily for testing purposes and I will take pictures.

notorious
December 29, 2008, 03:31 AM
Make sure it's a moonscope with the 50mm objective lense and super long sunshade in desert camo.

elmerfudd
December 29, 2008, 04:01 AM
It'll probably be a big old Tasco airgun scope that I haven't got mounted on anything right now. It is painted camo and it does have a 50mm objective. It'll be perfect! :)

Maybe I'll tape a Maglight to the side while I'm at it just in case I need to use it for clearing my house at night.

notorious
December 29, 2008, 04:03 AM
Drape some camo cloth and ghillie netting over the musket and we're in business.

notorious
December 29, 2008, 04:13 AM
Not quite a sporterized musket but this guy has the right idea... I love the Flying Lady off the Rolls Royce and keyring on the rear swivel. You never know when you need to open that shack behind the house.

http://i40.tinypic.com/126a8ie.jpg

pgeleven
December 29, 2008, 04:33 AM
thats brilliant

now the next challenge is to get someone to try the same thing with a blunderbuss

maybe H2OMAN will build one and grace us with the picture of it with every post. he can name it 'Mod Negative 12, Lunatic Donkey'

North of 49th
December 29, 2008, 08:20 PM
LOL...

kidrice
December 29, 2008, 08:34 PM
like most, i think the first pic is staged.

none the less, it was f'en funny. thanks for the good laugh.

helz_mcfugly
January 5, 2009, 06:24 PM
I really think it needs some curb feelers

SaMx
January 5, 2009, 06:31 PM
here's another one

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=90467&d=1231194632

nrgetik
January 5, 2009, 06:47 PM
Its definitely a Photoshop job guys :D

Edit: Pic in the O.P. that is ;)

LKB3rd
January 5, 2009, 06:57 PM
Not only is it unbelievable, but look how far forward it is place. It's too far up to be used.
My initial reaction/response was "Whoever shoots that has freakishly long arms."

helz_mcfugly
January 5, 2009, 08:02 PM
:rolleyes: whats funnier then the picture are the people who are "reading into it". This just in, Obama really isnt a Democrat, he just plays one on tv. :neener:

SigfanUSAF
January 5, 2009, 08:18 PM
It needs a banana clip.

Not quite sure why, perhaps for cap storage.......

notorious
January 6, 2009, 12:41 AM
It needs a banana clip.

Not quite sure why, perhaps for cap storage.......

The banana clip on a muzzle loader is for... well... bananas... you need to carry nourishment and snacks somewhere!

Funderb
January 6, 2009, 12:45 AM
where is the detachable corkscrew?

notorious
January 6, 2009, 12:47 AM
where is the detachable corkscrew?

Not allowed in Kommiefornia because it would make it an assault blackpowder weapon. You can fix it in place and have it pivot out like on the SKS but you can't have it detachable.

Funderb
January 6, 2009, 12:48 AM
oh good, I was worried that all this wine would go bad if I couldn't drink it, i gotta get me one of those!

pgeleven
January 6, 2009, 06:56 PM
had to at least try.....

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i73/pgeleven/IMG_1015.jpg


theres my 2 cents

shotgunjoel
January 6, 2009, 10:38 PM
pgeleven, I hope you know that the foward grip on the USP makes it an AOW. I like the revolver. Someone should seriously make those Mosins, I might buy one for laughs :D

pgeleven
January 9, 2009, 10:05 PM
still waiting on the blunderbuss

dont make me get out my Marlin lever and the zip ties...

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