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    There are Youtube videos about flamethrowers, including (US M2/M2A1 Flamethrower) If a man is wearing a backpack flamethrower, what does he do with its gun-part when he needs his hands free to do something else? I thought of putting the gun part in a holster hanging from the belt of the...
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    Ultrasoiund weapons?

    See for a non-lethal ultrasound gun, for use on land. But from what I have heard, powerful ultrasound underwater can be lethal, as water is a thousand times as dense as atmospheric air, and thus ultrasound...
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    Compulsory gun possession

    I read recently that Barentsburg (the main Russian town on Svalbard) had been invaded by 52 polar bears. Likely the Arctic Ocean thawing for the summer had driven the polar bears onto land.
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    Compulsory gun possession

    I heard on a Youtube video recently that on Svalbard / Spitzbergen, (except in its main town Longyearbyen), everybody must have a gun, because of the danger from polar bears.
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    Gun muffler/silencer technology and railways/railroads

    I came across another example of modern fast railway technology and gun technology intersecting :: a web site mentioned a new superfast electric train "firing" passengers from one place to another.
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    Query about the MP5 SD6's rearsight See Someone made a CGI model of the MP5 SD6. He and I have had difficulty interpreting from images its fold-down rearsight and how it hinges up into its working position. Presumably when hinged...
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    Coilguns Google search for "coilgun" leads to some attempts to make coilguns. How far has development of coilguns advanced, in terms of?:- * Power / range / ability to make a hole in things * Weight and bulk, including onboard power supply / battery * How many...
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    Imitation shotguns with a laser in

    What I saw (in England) was not laser fittings to be added to a working shotgun, but an imitation shotgun with a laser and a laser-beam-detector, both pointing forwards, built-in.
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    Imitation shotguns with a laser in

    At agricultural shows I have come across a type of imitation shotgun used for target practice :: it fires a low-powered laser beam; the target "clay" is strong plastic covered with reflector corners, which send the laser beam back to a laser detector on the gun. What is this device officially...
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    I have known from the beginning of what "gunpoint" or "at gunpoint" mean, plus occasional metaphorical uses to mean other sorts of compulsion. But recently I have heard a new use, to mean "a prepared position to install a cannon at".
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    See for the new AK-308. The new magazine shape loses the characteristic AK47 look. I thought that Kalashnikov had a rule :: if n...
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    Kalashnikov numbers

    How often can it be said that the AK-n was first made in the year (1900+n)?
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    Mink as hunting animal

    I have found some web pages including videos about rat elimination using a dog and a trained mink: see Have you seen this subject anywhere online described neutrally rather than advertisorily?
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    Gun muffler/silencer technology and railways/railroads

    See for a somewhat unexpected need for firearms muffler/silencer technology on railways/railroads - - ends of railway tunnels needing mufflers/silencers like guns have.
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    Pneumatic rifles

    How does the noise of a pneumatic rifle shot compare with the noise of an explosive-cartridge-powered rifle shot for the same power?