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S&W 2nd Model ‘Norwich’ repeating pistol

Manufactured by Smith&Wesson in Norwhich, Connecticut c.1854-1855 - serial number 30.
.41 Volcanic rocketball, tubular magazine, lever action repeating pistol, cast steel frame, rosewood grip.

A later iteration of the Volcanic repeater, both of them early repeating target pistols using archaic types of self-contained cartridges.


The False Muzzle,

When it came to target shooting back in the muzzleloader days, say around the 1840′s to 1860′s, shooters had to be especially attentive to the fine details of their equipment.  From exacting standards in casting bullets to precise measurements of gunpowder, even the slightest oversight could mean the difference between 1st prize and runner up.  In the mid 19th century one popular device was invented to aid the muzzleloading target shooter called the “False Muzzle”.  The false muzzle was a brass attachment that was placed on the end of the rifle’s muzzle to aid target shooters in loading.  The first few inches were of the device were smoothbore and shaped shaped like a funnel.  This made it easier for the user to start the bullet.  The last few inches were rifled, with the rifling exactly matching the rifling of the firearm.  Typically when the bore of the firearm was rifled, the device was attached so it too would be rifled identical to the rest of the firearm. When shooting, the user would place the false muzzle on the rifle, then load the rifle with powder, a bullet, and a patch (or a pre-measured paper cartridge).  The user would then remove the false muzzle before firing.

 The purpose of a false muzzle device was twofold.  First, it allowed the user to seat the bullet straighter, more evenly, and with more precision.  Secondly, and more importantly, it protected the crown of the bore.  The crown is the exact opening where the bullet leaves the barrel. 

 Any knick, scratch, or other deformation of the crown can cause uneven escape of gasses when the bullet exits through the crown.  When seating the bullet in the muzzle, if one is not careful it is very easy to damage the crown with the ramrod, or just through good old wear and tear.  The false muzzle thus protected the crown from such damage.

False muzzles were popular in target shooting from the 1850′s up to the 1870′s.  After the 1870′s they became less common as muzzleloaders gave way to metallic cartridge firearms.  

anonymous asked:

Batfam x s/o, them finding the reader shooting a gun perfectly into a target and reader acting normal about it. Thanks!

thank you for the request! I made this a batsis request because I’m strapped for time and I can’t do all 5 right now, I hope you still like it

  • It was just a normal day of practice for Bruce and the batboys
  • you were supposed to be upstairs helping Alfred with dinner while the boys wrapped up their training
  • You came down to tell them dinner was ready but they were too wrapped up in watching Dick and Tim spar
  • you tried to get their attention but nothing was working
  • so like any sane person, you waltzed over to the gun range, picked up a pistol and fired 6 rounds, perfectly down the center of the target in a straight line. 
  • you set it down face your boys
  • “Dinner is ready”
  • and walk out like a bad ass
  • You’ve never been taught how to shoot??
  • especially by any of the boys????
  • they all race up the stairs after you, practically tripping over each other to figure out how their baby sis learned how to fire a gun with more accuracy than Jason
  • thy find you setting plate and bombard you with questions
  • Bruce is proud although worried about how you acquired such skills without him knowing
  • Dick is just plain confused, 
  • you’re the baby, the lil sis he was supposed to protect but now it seems you don’t need him to fill that role anymore???
  • Jason is downright impressed
  •  when he saw the target, a little happy tear grew in the corner of his eye, his baby sis, so grown up and gun savvy?
  • Tim doesn’t know why everyone was freaking out??
  • 1, she’s a Wayne, she was bound to learn it sometime
  • 2, shouldn’t they just be glad you’re not helpless anymore?
  • you sit shocked listening to the questions 
  • “Who taught you?”
  • Alfred walks through the door, dinner in hand and answers,
  • “While you all may be more skilled than I, you forget you were not the only ones in this home with military expertise”
  • you two high five

Nagant M1895 Model 2 MTs-4 target revolver

Designed by the Tula Central Design and Research Office of Sport and Hunting Weapons in USSR c.1955 and manufactured out of old M1895 service revolvers -which production stopped in 1946- c.1955-61.
7,62x38mmR B1 wadcutter target cartridge, seven round cylinder, heavy 20mm diamater 154mm long barrel, single action only, orthopedic grip.

The Nagant revolver has a distinct advantage over both self-loading pistols and other revolvers in target shooting competitions, because its lack of gas going anywhere but out the front end of the barrel.


Remington eXperimental Pistol number 100 “Fireball”

Manufactured by Remington Arms c.1963-1998 - serial number B7500376.
.221 Remington Fireball single shot, bullpup bolt action, nylon target grip.

The Model XP-100 was made specifically for long-range pistol shooting, a thing it indeed excels at by using the fastest handgun cartridge commercially available. Which also happens to be a rifle cartridge.
Space gun !

I didn’t know that Shinano’s design was scheduled to be changed during this update… So I semi freaked out when I opened my app and saw that Shinano was missing his “antlers”. I thought it was a glitch/they dropped off/I broke them by pushing him too hard during the previous event 😅 (I literally rushed to the Wiki to find out what’s wrong with my Shinano)

^ the new design is nice too, I guess. But it looks like someone snapped his antlers off 😂