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Experimental (?)/design pattern rifle: what is it?

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by PRD1, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. PRD1

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    The tag actually says 'Experimental Arsenal Pattern'.

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  2. retread12345

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    NO EXPERT . Try a Flaydermans latest volume . or . try the . NRA
     
  3. BigBlue 94

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    Watched a video on the RSC1917 that reminded me of this gun. Consider yours having a magazine similar to the RSC. It's more of a "stripper clip well" with a cover on the bottom.

    No, I'm not saying that yours is a prototype of the RSC. Just that I saw a similarity
     
  4. Mowgli Terry

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    What is a Remington Keene rifle? What does one look like without a bolt?

    Addendum: Google Colt Franklin rifle. Got some history and good photos out there. Should have the read the tag first. Looks like I don't win the new Yugo on this rounds
     
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    It might be an early attempt by a gunsmith or hobbyist or gun factory worker to build a better mouse trap as they say. Kind of impossible to ferret out really.i will watch this with interest.
     
  6. PRD1

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    Frogs (both of you):

    It is definitely not a Remington-Keene - I've seen and handled those. As I said earlier, this is probably an arsenal project, not a home workshop job. Still no idea what it really is.

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  7. Mowgli Terry

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    There are two view of the tag. One plainly states that it is a Colt-Franklin experimental rifle. Goggle Colt Franklin to see the similarity. The fragment is labeled as a Colt Franklin effort by Colt.
     
  8. PRD1

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    There are. It does. It isn't. I have looked at all the available information on the only known Colt-Franklin rifle, which bears no resemblance at all to the questioned arm. I believe the tag's reference to any Colt-Franklin connection is spurious. If you can find any evidence of a Colt-Franklin slide action rifle with an exposed hammer and detachable box magazine, I'd be happy to see it. And I believe most of this ground was covered in earlier discussion in this thread.

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  9. Mowgli Terry

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    OK, you win. You get the Yugo. However, it is not unknown for US firearms to have metric threads. In the end it may there is too much gone. I'm still curious about the degree of finish on action compared to other parts of this rifle. Wonder if this rifle started off as something else and was modified. What was the slot in the receiver ring all about.
     
  10. PRD1

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    Well, thanks for your interest, anyway. The entire arm exhibits the character of a work in progress, but not something modified. It was just never finished. The slot in the receiver ring may have been for a rear sight, as there is no way to place it on the barrel, given the design of the 'slide handle'. It is a puzzlement...

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  11. Mowgli Terry

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    I'll do better next time where you will not have to explain everything twice. Sometimes these wild and crazy designs come from Scandinavia.
     
  12. PRD1

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    Roger that. Next time, can I win a Trabi (Trabant) instead of a Yugo?

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  13. Mowgli Terry

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    For a quality puzzle winner what about the upscale Wartburg?
     
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    That's generous of you, but I always thought the Wartburg was sort of pretentious (by DDR standards), while the Trabi is anything but...

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