June 14, 2005

Still Got Some Sand In My Shoes

I'm back, though swamped at the moment. many thanks to the fine guest bloggers Miss Annika, James, Jed & Matt (who have an open invite to post here anytime).

I'll try to post a brief account of the trip but it'll probably take a little time to get things straightened out with the pics & such. & I'm not the first to say it but hopefully I'll have the chance to elaborate on it soon: in regards to Raich (also look here), SCOTUS was out to lunch.

In the meantime here's some mystery gun pron for ya.

No prizes if you guess the firearms (not too difficult) or the modifications (slightly harder) but I won't call you a gun fancier if you get them right.

Update: 06/17/05 13:30 Answers in the extended entry

Nate got it right: the first two pics are of a Garand. My Garand to be specific. The modifications are the addition of a T-37 flashhider & an Alley aperture front sight. I'll do a more in depth post on the mods sometime soon.

The third pic is a Ruger 0/22 with an Eagle Zephyr aperture rear sight installed & Garand handguards & a bayonet placed upon it. More or less I was trying to see how it'd look with handguards & I threw the bayonet on their for the helluvit. Though from what I'm thinking the rear handguard for a Garand would require just a little whittling to fit nicely on the 10/22 sporter stock. Attaching it could be done a few different ways. The front handguard would be a bit more problematic but if I ever really decide to throw handguards on I have a few ideas about how to do it.

Thanks to all who tried.

Posted by Publicola at June 14, 2005 03:22 PM

The high front sight and the odd muzzle fitting suggest - rifle grenade - to my untutored eye.

Posted by: triticale at June 14, 2005 09:32 PM

Let's see here. An "automatic" rifle with high-capacity "clip" for spraying bullets, "flash hider" for undetectable sniping, and bayonet-lug for, uh, bayonets, can mean only one thing:

You've got an assault weapon there.

Posted by: Thibodeaux at June 15, 2005 12:14 PM

By the way: welcome back!

Posted by: Thibodeaux at June 15, 2005 12:15 PM

Very good guess. Wrong, but very good guess nontheless.

You forgot the "tactical" sling that can be used to carry the rifle while taking a break from the slaughter & reading a Coulter/Limbaugh propoganda book.

& tanx - good to be back.

I'll give it a few more days to see if anyone else can figure out what deviltry I have pics of.

Posted by: Publicola at June 15, 2005 03:45 PM

Since I've seen the rifle in question, any answer by me would be cheating.

Although that high cap mag looking thing is confusing.

Posted by: Heartless Libertarian at June 15, 2005 06:56 PM

The bottom one is a 10/22 that's been "garandized."

The first looks sort of like a garand with the open flash supressor and target sights. (Gas system and bayonet mount look right...)

The second might be another picture of the first... hmm... yeah, I think it is. Same dovetailed sight mount, possibly the same aperature, and it looks like there's the same flash supressor... hmm... that's one weird flash supressor... Maybe an old national match rifle?

Okay, I give up.

Posted by: Nate at June 17, 2005 07:37 AM
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