Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Storm the Capitol to Do Good Deeds." -- not James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Timing is Everything, HundK Ed.

Ian McCollum, aka Gun Jesus, looks at the HK G11:

The workings of the rifle itself are insanely complicated, in traditional Swiss/German tradition. I saw a few reports on this rifle back in the day; cooking off of chambered rounds was a noted problem.


Tod Germanica said...

I'd vaguely heard of these, nice overview. Big naval rifles are caseless, wonder how they handled the obturation problem.
When he said 1990 I thought, no need for new rifles boys, you just lost the Soviet Union as enemy and inherited millions of AK-74s.
That mechanism reminds me of the wheelock for the 20th century, for sure not field stripable nor serviceable, depot repair only.
I think the silly, sexy Star Ship Troopers movie used the HK G11 as a model.

Comrade Misfit said...

The big naval rifles used interrupted-thread screw breeches.