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Fully Automatic Revolver.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Duach Laidir, Jul 30, 2006.

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  1. Duach Laidir

    Duach Laidir Member

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    Can a revolver be modified to fire full auto?
    I say 'Yes' !

    Duach Laidir
     
  2. Taurus 66

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    You say "yes", so tell us how it could be done.
     
  3. lawson

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    i'm sure there's a way, but the question in my head is "why?"
     
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    jerry Miculek shoots as fast as full auto but again WHY?
     
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    I bet a Webley-Fosbery could be. But again, why?
     
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    A friend and I actually had a discussion over this. Somehow we were on illbetotten weaponry, and we came up with a design by committe for a select fire revolver. Just because.

    Basically it had a gas system that actuated an otherwise normal single-action mechanism. The spent shells were not ejected. Why? Why not?
     
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    Why?? Just for the heck of it.
    It can be done and very simply: full auto, semi-auto and two or three shot bursts.

    But lets have some ideas;)

    Bye the bye, the actual possible rate of fire from a reasonably modern S&W is around 2000/minute, after that the mainspring lags.

    Duach.
     
  10. Taurus 66

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    You say it can be done and very simply. You tell the people here how it can be done. Why should we give ideas? You must have the blueprints somewhere nearby or a conversion book written by author Gunkid providing detailed information. Come ahead now.
     
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    I suppose you could hook a washing machine motor up to it somehow, but bulk and power supply limitations would make it impractical for carry.:evil:
     
  12. Duach Laidir

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    No blueprints, no book not even a rough drawing, it's all in the mind; in detail.

    Here's a clue: the process was discovered by accident by a late friend of mine when he was a teenager.
    He went on to become one of the world's great gun engravers.

    Duach.
     
  13. Taurus 66

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    OK I give up. What's the answer?
     
  14. 4v50 Gary

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    Converting a modern centerfire revolver to full auto? Well, do you recall how the Australians modified their SMLE to become semi-auto? The put a gas port on the barrel and the gas operated the op-rod that rotated the bolt. I suppose the same could be rigged up to push the hammer back to full auto. If the trigger is kept depressed, then the hammer would automatically fall as the op rod disengages it. Then it'll be a matter of dexterity to see if you can get only a single shot off or a burst.

    But, if you want to do it a very old fashion way, seal five of the six nipples on a cap 'n ball revolver. Bore a hole from each cylinder such that a spark would transmit from one to another. You may have to drill through the cylinder and then weld up and turn on a lathe to clean up your mess. The Cap n' Ball will then function like the English Nock Volley Gun made famous again in the Sharpe's Rifle Series. BTW, if you want to see a genuine early model of the Nock Volley Gun, head over to the Charleston City Museum in SC.
     
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    Full-Auto Revolver

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    I think it was John Browning that made a fully automatic lever action rifle. It had a flapper at the muzzle that was connected to the lever through a linkage.
     
  17. Taurus 66

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    LMAO Zen! We've found the .99 mm caliber full auto revolver. :D
     
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    I have heard tell of single action revos firing fullotta!
    How you may ask?
    Simple really......the firing pin bushing in the frame fell out. Upon firing the primers would blow back out of the cases, thru the bushing hole, impacting the firing pin and recocking the hammer.
    I'd imagine it would require stout loads and a weak hammer spring, but it sounds plausible to me.
    Mythbusters anyone?
    :uhoh:
     
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    Here's a full auto revolver. :evil:

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    OK I'll tell all.
    The revolver was a Remigton .44 Army and it was rusty and worn out. My friend, the late Lynton Mc Kenzie, drilled the nipples out with a 1/16" or so drill
    and when he fired it the lot went off and we thought, at first, that it was a multiple discharge but all the caps had blown off, we managed to find some of them and they had been struck by the hammer.

    So it was blowing the hammer back, rotating the cylinder and firing until all chambers were empty. Loading two and skipping one produced two shot bursts.

    We used to fire it by leaving every second chamber empty until we got some proper nipples made. This was 50 years ago, and we knew very little about cap and ball revolvers, but we learned.:)

    Duach.
     
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    Darn! DMK beat me to it:D
     
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    SwampFox hit it.

    A modified Mateba should do the trick.
     
  25. Duach Laidir

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    But the accidental conversion is simpler and cheaper:neener:

    Duach
     
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