Is this for real? Found at http://www.autoweapons.com/products/destructivedevices.html
All pics taken from http://www.autoweapons.com/photosn/bfchinalk.html
Here's the way it's described.
"ULTIMATE M79-TYPE GRENADE LAUNCHER - THIS GRENADE LAUNCHER IS A COPY OF THE 4 SHOT PUMP DESIGNED BY CHINA LAKE NAVAL RESEARCH FACILITY IN CA. ORIGINALLY DESIGNED FOR THE NAVY SEALS, IT GAVE A GRENADIER MORE THAN ONE SHOT WITHOUT HAVING TO RELOAD HIS WEAPON. UNDER 30 WERE MADE, AND JUST A FEW ARE LEFT IN MUSEUMS.
BRIAN FAUCI OF CANAL SIDE GUNS HAS REPRODUCED THIS FIREARM TO THE EXACTING GOVERNMENT SPECIFICATIONS, BUT WITH 21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGY AND TECHNIQUE, AND IT IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR MILITARY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PURCHASE, MOTION PICTURE USE, AND THE PARTICULAR COLLECTOR"
A poor quality movie can be found at http://www.autoweapons.com/gunpics/movies/pump4.mpg
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December 17, 2003, 05:35 PM
I think I'd need a lot of aspirin after shooting that thing, but damn, it'd kick butt in the goose blind. :D
December 17, 2003, 05:36 PM
The weapon really exists, but IIRC only in prototype form at Crane. It was designed for the SEALs but never produced in any quantity.
This could be an interesting reproduction for serious collectors (the only ones who can afford the tax per round).
December 17, 2003, 05:40 PM
I've heard you can reload 40mm shells w/ golf balls to make cheap practice ammo. Don't know if it's true.
December 17, 2003, 05:42 PM
With that stock configuration how are you supposed to use the sights?
December 17, 2003, 10:17 PM
Probally the same way that you shoot the M203 with leaf sites, you tuck the buttstock under your shoulder and lower your head until they are aligned with the sites.
But the front sight does seem kind of short...
December 17, 2003, 10:28 PM
The recoil is actually mild , the round has a high/low pressure section.
The round is shot by the low pressure section at low velocities. I remember firing the m203, you can see the grenade in flight like a golf ball.
The front sight is normal because its a high trajectory weapon. The rear sight flips up & a ladder type.
It sure is a pretty thing tho
December 17, 2003, 10:38 PM
Load that bad boy with shot and we have the ultimate in close contact protection!:evil:
December 17, 2003, 10:44 PM
That's cool. I don't like any kind of explosives though, I don't wanna blow myself up.
December 17, 2003, 10:44 PM
I'll bet I could get my limit of waterfowl with one (legal) mag full.
December 17, 2003, 10:47 PM
I don't like any kind of explosives though, I don't wanna blow myself up.
Don't worry, it has a decent minimum arming distance :)
December 17, 2003, 11:32 PM
Yes, the weapon is genuine - Chief "Patches" Watson wrote about it in the second volume of his memoirs, "Walking Point". He tested it at China Lake (where they built it according to his suggestions), but AFAIK it was never used in combat.
December 17, 2003, 11:35 PM
Don't worry, it has a decent minimum arming distance
Sure, if it works right. Explosives are volitile by nature, won't catch me handling any.
December 18, 2003, 12:11 AM
Explosives are volitile by nature, won't catch me handling any.