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Tactics Group MG14Z

MG-14Z - a twin barreled dual feed machinegun based on the MG42/MG3 chassis.

A small yet dynamic company located in the German city of Frankfurt, the Tactics Group GmbH corporation has drawn a lot of attention upon itself during the latest trade shows in Europe, thanks to its P-18 pistols − modern versions of the Austrian Steyr-Mannlicher GB Barnitzke-type gas-brake pistols − and thanks to its fancy modernized variations of the German World War 2-era “Fallschirmjägergewehr” Fg42 rifle.

However, the Tactics Group company is also well introduced in the field of defense manufacturing: it is the sole European distributor of the C-More M26-MASS modular assault shotgun system also used by the United States Army, and cooperated with Rheinmetall to take part to the “Kampwertsteigerung” program, which led to the spawning of the Mg3-KWS 7.62x51mm-NATO modernized general-purposes machinegun for the German Bundeswehr.

That’s why the Tactics Group’s latest and more fancy creation − the MG-14z − might actually have a future: conceived to enhance the firepower of these military units that still issue the Mg3 or other Mg42 variants − including the Italian MG-42/59 or the former Yugoslavian SARAC-53 − the MG-14z is as close as you could get to a double barrel MG.

Only the receivers of two separate MG3s remain in the MG-14z; everything is re-engineered and rebuilt from the ground up: new barrels with ventilated metal shrouds, new feeding ports, new twin feeding systems with downwards ejection, new single pistol grip and trigger, new common chassis.
As the project is currently ongoing, there’s no further information currently available about the MG-14z; the Tactics Group GmbH company however seems to believe in it, going as far as to call it “a low-cost alternative to Miniguns”.


‘Commission’ Karabiner 88 rifle

Manufactured by Schilling in Suhl, Germany c.1892 - serial number 4625e.
M/88 five round en-bloc clip, bolt action.

Developed in answer to the French Lebel rifle, the Model 1888 copies its barrel but adds to it a Mannlicher receiver with a few Mauser features. Germany settled a lawsuit with Steyr-Mannlicher over the design by making them one of the manufacturer, leading Steyr to make rifles for both the French and the German in the same decade.


Schönberger-Laumann M1892 self-loading pistol

Manufactured in Steyr, Austria for army trials - serial number 10.
7.8x19R FMJ 5-round en-bloc clip, single action semi-automatic with external cocking handle.

The M1892 is probably the first semi-automatic handgun in history -Mannlicher having designed the first semi-automatic rifle in 1885- and one sexy piece of engineering. Both Laumann and Schönberger had worked for several years on various manual repeater designs, leading up to this breakthrough. In fact, notice how the early prototype for the M1892 is similar to the Steyr-Laumann M1891.

Schönberger-Laumann M1892, early design.

Notice it I tell you.

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arbellas-bakery  asked:

I feel like this has been asked before, but how effective would somebody be in a ranged combat situation firing a gun with an eyepatch? I know that depth perception would be an issue, but would it be so much less effective as to forfeit any chance of fighting? The character I'm using would specifically be using an Austrian straight-pull M1895 rifle, if that matters at all.

It would still be harder than for someone with both eyes. A rifle like the Steyr-Mannlicher M1895 (I’m assuming that’s the weapon you’re referring to) could be sighted with one eye, but at the same time, it will get into ranges where bullet drop is a real consideration. That means they’re going to need someone else to do the ranging for them. For a sniper, this is fairly normal practice anyway, and the Steyrs were scoped in some cases. I’ve seen scoped examples, but I don’t know if the rifle was actually suitable for sniper work or if the scopes added much later so the rifle could be used in hunting and sport shooting. For someone who isn’t a sniper, and doesn’t have a dedicated spotter, like a normal rifleman, ranging could be a serious issue.

For closer combat, where you’re probably looking at the carbine variant, your character is losing peripheral vision, but should still be able to shoot someone. Limited peripheral vision is a very serious issue in close quarters, but your character could function, with impairment. Especially if they were part of a team, and not fighting alone. At these ranges, an era appropriate shotgun would be a better weapon choice, but this is probably one of those times where your character doesn’t really have a lot of options.

Given that the Steyr-Mannlicher was a basic infantry rifle, I’m going to backtrack a little, and point out something I mentioned in passing. If your character is part of a disciplined military unit, the loss of an eye will be significantly less important than if they’re fighting alone. When they’re fighting alone, every weakness and injury will be something they need to overcome, and work around. These kinds of impairments can stack up fast, and in close quarters, a lack of peripheral vision can be fatal to a lone fighter. For a disciplined squad, other members of the team can compensate for one member’s injuries. Including something serious like the loss of an eye.


On the topic of sniper rifles, or should i say counter sniper and/or anti material rifles…

The Steyr HS50

A single shot .50BMG rifle, apparently to be avalible in .460 Steyr (‘oooooo’) once the round is released. A friend of mine was able to fire one of these in the Falklands  and said the muzzle break is fantastic, he likened the recoil to “nothing more that that of an L85A2" 


The Steyr Mannlicher Model 1894 Semi-Automatic Pistols,

One of the first semi automatic pistol designs to be invented during the late 19th century, the Steyr Mannlicher is certainly an oddity to behold.  Like most early semi-automatics its form is very bizarre and strange compared to modern firearms.  In an age when people did not yet know what a semi-automatic was supposed to look like and how they were supposed to function, the Steyr Mannlicher Model 1894 is an oddity among oddities.

Produced by FAB. D'Armes of Switzerland, the Model 1894 was one of those rare and mysterious blow forward designs.  With most semi-automatic pistols, the force of recoil or expanding gas will force a slide backwards, which ejects the empty casing.  A spring then forces the slide forwards and back into position, stripping a new cartridge from the magazine in the process.

A blow forward action has a totally different mechanism.  With a blow forward action, the barrel is the major moving part.  When the gun is fired, the force of inertia of the bullet and gasses moving down the barrel “drags” the barrel forward.  When the barrel moves forward is ejects the empty casing.  A spring then forces the barrel back into position, at which point the barrel strips a new cartridge from the magazine.

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The Model 1894 was fed from a five round fixed magazine which was loaded with a stripper clip.  Originally it was chambered for a 6.55mm cartridge, however other models were produced in 7.62 Mannlicher, 7.65 Mannlicher, and 7.65x21 parabellum.  Unfortunately due to it’s complex design and low magazine capacity, the Model 1894 was quickly overshadowed by designs such as that of Borschardt, Luger, and Browning.  A scant 200 were produced, making it a very rare collectors item today.

calculatusinfinitum  asked:

Steyr Hahn M1912 =]

The Steyr M1912 is a semi-automatic pistol developed in 1911 by the Austrian firm Steyr Mannlicher and designed by Karl Krnka, based on the mechanism of the Roth-Steyr M1907. It was developed for the Austro-Hungarian Army and adopted in 1912 as the M1912. It was in service in a limited capacity for the Wehrmacht until the end of World War II.

The Steyr M1912 is usually known as the Steyr-Hahn (Steyr-Hammer). Ostensibly this is because of its external hammer but contemporary designs and indeed earlier Steyr designs also used an external hammer, so this is open to debate.

The M1912 was originally chambered for the 9mm Steyr round, but after the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938 the M1912 was taken into Wehrmacht service and about 60,000 were rechambered in 9mm Parabellum and remained in service until the end of the war.