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Old 21st April 2012, 03:46 AM   #1
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Default Another Southeast Asian Gun. Or Is It?

Just picked this one up, a couple weeks ago. The general lines are similar to the other guns I have, which were all Vietnam War bringbacks. But, that's where the similarities end. It is shorter than the others, and, in a much larger caliber. The others all being around 40-45 caliber. This one is about .52 caliber. It had a ramrod. Not found on typical SEA guns. It only ever had one barrel band. (that I can tell) It is percussion. Never saw that before. And lastly, the lock parts, are attached directly to the stock. On every other gun I have seen, the lock mechanism is attached to a removable plate. Another oddity, is that the hammer is attached to the mainspring, by a linkage. Anyone have any info of this gun? Maybe, just a modernized version thereof? Have also attached a couple shots of my other similar guns.
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Old 21st April 2012, 07:05 PM   #2
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Looks Formosan, with the pistol grip. ref G.C.Stone Glossary of Weapons.
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Old 22nd April 2012, 01:22 AM   #3
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I thought Taiwanese at first as well... but it could be SE Asian...

By the way your collection is amazing. I'm in awe.
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Old 22nd April 2012, 03:16 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. And thanks for the compliment. These type guns are few, and far between. So far, I've been able to buy all that I've come across, except three. (It sucks being a po-boy) Hard to pinpoint the origin of this one. Especially since most Asian designs, are descended from the Formosan guns. The quest continues.
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Old 23rd August 2012, 08:57 PM   #5
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Thought I'd resurrect this thread, and see if any other info turns up.
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Old 24th August 2012, 01:24 AM   #6
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Formosan aborigines tribes made guns? or Formosan from Mainland china?
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Old 24th August 2012, 04:45 PM   #7
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It's my understanding, that there is a gun form, that is of island aboriginal, origin. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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