My barrel is bent, will it shoot straight?

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  1. Fenrik

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    From what I've read there were 3 of these built and they shoot pretty well!
     
  2. Ryder

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    I'll bet she does. Loan it to me and I'll let you know. :D
     
  3. hksw

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    No. The pellet will have a corkscrew flightpath. You should be able to take out little critters hiding unseen behind cover if you can get the right distance to time the cycle of the corkscrew path just right.
     
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    No, the flightpath is straight, but the recoil will twist your arm off !
     
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    Whoever gets shot with that thing is screwed.
     
  6. czhen

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    Sure will

    There is no dude, It will shoot down and left because you flinch so much, please drop the gun gently next time.

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  7. Jim K

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    It is not the recoil, it is the torque. It picks you up and spins you around like a pinwheel. The idea is to prevent an opponent from getting a clear shot at you. If you spin long enough, you become eligible for a job at the White House.

    Jim
     
  8. Azrael256

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    Funny you should ask...
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    Your spelling is bent, too.
     
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    What the heck is that (not the STG44)?
     
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    Feinwerbau air pistol?

    Fenrik... Link to where you got the pic?

    Thats pretty weird. :D
     
  12. Krenn

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    It'll have a tendency to drop more rapidly than you would expect, it'll be moving at a comparativly lower speed, because of the added momentum of a straight barrel that it was denied.

    also, there MAY be a corriolis effect, like a curveball in baseball.
     
  13. Kurush

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    It won't do anything unusual other than wear the barrel very fast. Curveballs work by the magnus effect not the coriolis effect.
     
  14. Zundfolge

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    So what was the point of the twisted barrel design?

    Simply for aesthetics? A marketing gimmick? Or was there some sort of technical reason for it?
     
  15. GunnySkox

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    I assume that that's one of those crazy target air pistols, and the corkscrew thing was to get more barrel length into the same dimensional requirements of whatever competition it's designed for. *shrug*

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  16. TonkinTwentyMil

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    Remember the "Black Talon" ammo fiasco?

    Back in the early 90's, when the MainStreamMedia got their panties in a twist over Winchester's eeeevil "Black Talon" (hollow-points simply painted black) ammo...

    ... And NBC actually did a special on the subject -- complete with hysterical narration by that world-famous ballistics expert, Jane Pauley -- that actually depicted (via artists' cartoons) a Black Talon slug (with its eeeevil "talons extended) spinning through a "human" torso like a set of whirling helicopter blades, bouncing off organs and bones, chopping everything into mush--??

    Remember all that?

    Now, since most handgun barrels' rifling twists are usually about 1:14 to 1:18 inches, that means a bullet fired from a "normal" handgun might complete close to ONE full rotation as it penetrates a torso, front to back.

    However, the NBC/Black Talon show depicted that eeeevil little critter spinning/rotating COUNTLESS times as it "chopped" its path through that poor (cartoon victim's) torso!

    Accordingly, only a weapon with a twisted barrel like that shown above (with perhaps a 1:0.5 inch rifling twist!) could actually have imparted such an astronomically-fast "spin" on the bullet! Hence, this must be the actual gun that NBC's ballistic experts (*cough*) used in that historic test!

    That gun is actually the only-one-of-its-kind, the SEMI-AUTOMATIC HYPER-TWIST-MULTIPLIER .44 MILLIMETER MAGNUM CALIBER ORGAN SHREDDING SCHOOLYARD ASSAULT REVOLVER!

    Don't sell this gun! It's priceless! Call the N.Y. Times culture editor! Call the U.N.'s International Small Arms Control Commission! Consider donating it to the MillionCluelessMommies or the Smithsonian... in the interest of science!

    Quick! Get this gun off the streets before it turns the whole planet into another Dodge City!

    Remember: It's For The Children.
     
  17. Rovi

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    Here's Dieter Anschutz holding something similar-
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    Image from www.pilkguns.com.

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  18. middy

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    The corkscrew design works to impart a spin, rather than a rifled barrel. Not sure of the benefits, if any, over a rifled barrel.
     
  19. Justin

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    My guess is it's one of those crazy outside the box type deals someone tries out to see if they can get the nth percent of some competitive advantage.
     
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    Grammar cops -- yer busted.

    "Lend it to me ..." would be correct.

    Loan is a noun.
     
  21. Powderman

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    Das ist ein Sturmgewehr 44 mit Krummlauf It was a serious firearms design, tested by Germany during WWII to literally shoot around corners. Didn't work too well.
     
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    Yeah, knew about that. Meant the other gun.

    That STG44 concept is kinda neat, but I don't see any real advantage to just holding the gun around the corner and shooting, except your hands are protected behind the wall. Can't imagine the thing is too accurate, or easy to use, or easy to install on the gun, which, IMHO, would make it bad for combat.
     
  23. Rob1035

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    anyone remember those videos of the pistol and camera mounted on some stock sort of thing that pointed around corners? very tactical!
     
  24. deanf

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    I think that is called Peyronie's disease.
     
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    LMAO!!!
     
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