Pump action 40mm grenade launcher?!?!


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Balog
December 17, 2003, 03:28 PM
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


http://www.autoweapons.com/photosn/bfchinalkc.jpg
http://www.autoweapons.com/photosn/bfchinalka.jpg
http://www.autoweapons.com/photosn/bfchinalkb.jpg

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Kharn
December 17, 2003, 04:35 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

Kharn

buzz_knox
December 17, 2003, 04:36 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).

Balog
December 17, 2003, 04:40 PM
I've heard you can reload 40mm shells w/ golf balls to make cheap practice ammo. Don't know if it's true.

BluesBear
December 17, 2003, 04:42 PM
With that stock configuration how are you supposed to use the sights?

striker3
December 17, 2003, 09:17 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...

vulcan
December 17, 2003, 09:28 PM
Kharn,

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

:)

blades67
December 17, 2003, 09:38 PM
Load that bad boy with shot and we have the ultimate in close contact protection!:evil:

WonderNine
December 17, 2003, 09:44 PM
That's cool. I don't like any kind of explosives though, I don't wanna blow myself up.

Dave R
December 17, 2003, 09:44 PM
I'll bet I could get my limit of waterfowl with one (legal) mag full.

striker3
December 17, 2003, 09:47 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 :)

Preacherman
December 17, 2003, 10:32 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.

WonderNine
December 17, 2003, 10:35 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.

Nightcrawler
December 17, 2003, 11:11 PM
Explosives are volitile by nature, won't catch me handling any.

Really? Me, I love explosives. :evil:

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=446482

Anyway, all I have to say about this is BAD-@$$!!! SWEET! EXCLAMATION! With 40mm buckshot it'd be super-cool.

Heck, even a "civvie" version that fired 37mm flares and smoke rounds would be fun. :)

WonderNine
December 17, 2003, 11:36 PM
Heck, even a "civvie" version that fired 37mm flares and smoke rounds would be fun.

Haha yea! I'd go for that. :cool:

Where can I buy some smoke grenades???

I'm too lazy to use google.

Dionysusigma
December 17, 2003, 11:48 PM
This is the sort of thing that makes attempted home burglaries almost funny. :rolleyes:

BG breaks into house.

Owner racks slide of above grenade launcher.

BG stops dead in tracks.

BG messes himself.

BG quietly turns around and leaves.


Y'gotta admit, people... it's a pump version of Elmer Fudd's trusty 40mm SxS! :D :p

Sven
December 18, 2003, 12:34 AM
Super cool.

max popenker
December 18, 2003, 01:35 AM
the 40mm? phew! here's the real big bubba , the 43mm GM-94 :evil:
of coz, it's Russian :cool:

http://www.shipunov.com/eng/str/grenades/images/gm94_0.jpg
http://www.shipunov.com/eng/str/grenades/images/gm94_2.jpg

and it fires those neato FAE bombs, which will fry anythin' in range.

:neener:

Nightcrawler
December 18, 2003, 01:38 AM
What's an FAE bomb, Max?

Triad
December 18, 2003, 01:44 AM
Fuel Air Explosive

Nightcrawler
December 18, 2003, 01:51 AM
Fuel Air Explosive

In a GRENADE?

The Russians are nuts. LOL

Thumper
December 18, 2003, 02:18 AM
Laughing at the pic...the Russians have a launcher that fires marital aids?

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