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    Flamethrowers

    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 https://news.softpedia.com/news/A-Weapon-of-the-Future-Ultrasound-Using-Gun-81414.shtml 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 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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    Query about the MP5 SD6's rearsight

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heckler_%26_Koch_MP5 See https://ft.lnwfile.com/_/ft/_raw/cv/iu/zo.jpg 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

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coilgun 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

    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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    Gunpoint

    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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    Ak-308

    See https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/08/20/breaking-news-kalashnikov-presents-new-assault-rifle-prototype-ak-308/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss 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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mink#Working Have you seen this subject anywhere online described neutrally rather than advertisorily?
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    Gun muffler/silencer technology and railways/railroads

    See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piston_effect#Tunnel_boom 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

    In a pneumatic rifle, given no restriction on propellant gas/air cylinder size or cylinder pressure (even if the cylinder is too big to be hidden inside but must be visible), how does maximum power per shot compare with a full-powered rifle powered as usual by explosive-powered cartridges? (As...
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    Heckler & Koch MP5

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heckler_%26_Koch_MP7 How easy is it to fire an MP7 in one hand? How common in films and videogames and art are pictures of a man firing two MP7's or similar, one in each hand? I have seen or heard of such representations with Uzis.
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    Odd names for makes of weapons

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1922_Bang_rifle There is a Model 1922 Bang rifle. It is a US semi-automatic rifle. But surely most most rifles go "bang" or similar??? Its name is because it was designed by the Danish arms designer Søren Hansen Bang.
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    Types of shoulder support

    http://www.screenused.com/images/auction_mar16/19507_1.jpg The image at that link is the film prop / fictional laser gun used in the film Fantastic Voyage. By the look of it, its back end is intended to carry some of the gun's weight on his shoulder and steady the gun without needing to absorb...
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