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The Poor Man's Pedersen Device? Gotta Love American Ingenuity

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#1 Z3BigDaddy


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:39 PM

This one is kinda cool... I just picked this up yesterday at an antique store. I'm thinking this was actually someone trying to make a bolt action into a pump action. The first pics it is cocked and ready to fire. When you push back and twist, replicating what the cut in the shaft does, it cams the bolt and runs it back. Someone put some work into this. I just wish it had more pieces to it.

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#2 emmagee1917


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:38 AM

Is there any sign of a pump action ? I'm thinking it could be a semi .
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:30 AM

Might have been trying to make one of these!!   http://www.delvillew...om/rieders2.htm

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 09:35 PM

Might also be an attempt to make a Snabb semi-auto conversion.  This was tested on M1917s during WWII to convert them to semi-auto.  Not successful.  Guy selling the Snabb in the U.S. was a gun trader named Gotterson.  Apparently a little shady!  Was also involved in remanufacturing Hotchkiss and Marlins (sold as scrap in about 1932) and selling them to French, Dutch, whoever was in urgent need of machine guns at the time (about 1942-43).

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