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  1. D.E. Watters

    Documents Repository: Small Arms

    Just stumbled across this 1973-vintage document on DTIC: "The Source Locator: A Directory of Information Sources in Small Arms Technology and Thesaurus." Just at the start I see a directory of all of the then current DOD personnel working on US small arms R&D, including a description of their areas of expertise.
  2. D.E. Watters

    Documents Repository: Small Arms

    Here is a direct link to William C. Davis, Jr.'s report on the modified T48: “An Investigation of an Experimental Caliber .22 High Velocity Bullet for Rifles.” https://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/101401.pdf
  3. D.E. Watters

    Documents Repository: Small Arms

    No, that was the .22 Homologous, using a 7.62mm NATO case necked down for 0.224" projectiles.
  4. FWIW: There has been additional patent activity on the Federal 9mm EPR. https://patents.google.com/patent/USD813974 http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1="20180156584".PGNR.&OS=DN/20180156584&RS=DN/20180156584 (Note that this application was filed once the patent Sturgeon listed was granted.)
  5. D.E. Watters

    AK vs. M16 Through History

    FWIW: The former document was part of the 12 volume report assembled by the US Army in response to the Ichord Subcommittee's report. I linked all 12 volumes here. http://sturgeonshouse.ipbhost.com/topic/104-documents-repository-small-arms/?page=3&tab=comments#comment-129310 Ichord Subcommittee Hearings Transcript https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiug.30112109164266 Ichord Subcommittee Report https://hdl.handle.net/2027/umn.31951p00793094y
  6. It is conceivable that both the rimless and semi-rimmed cartridges could work with a breechface sized for the semi-rim.
  7. Perhaps that's why they made a new common link, instead of using the legacy KPV link? You are either going to use a semi-rim or belt on a cartridge like that. I wouldn't trust the rotating band for headspacing. FWIW: The US played with its Cal .60 case by necking it down to 12.7mm and all the way up to 27mm before deciding upon the 20x102mm.
  8. The fat boi cartridge case looks to be semi-rimmed. I'm guessing that it is in the 25mm range.
  9. D.E. Watters

    Crane carbine vs midlength test results

    Don't know. The 2018 presentations haven't been posted on DTIC's webpage yet. When they go up, it will probably be at this link: https://ndia.dtic.mil/2018/armament/2018armament.html
  10. D.E. Watters

    The terrible movies and reviews thread

    My immediate guess is the supernatural, like "The Crow" and several other supernatural revenge flicks.
  11. D.E. Watters

    The terrible movies and reviews thread

    I'm anxiously awaiting the Q-Bert and Frogger movies. Loved the Rampage arcades games though...
  12. I caught a 1971 International Defense Review on eBay the other week. It confirmed the Lockheed connection for International sales. They would also supply the tooling and setup, while ArmaLite would handle QC. Another interesting comment was that Mauser was looking at buying a license for it.
  13. D.E. Watters

    Your Gun Porn Thread

    It even has the Bible verse marking intact. John 8:12 really makes more sense for an NVD or WML anyway.
  14. D.E. Watters

    Documents Repository: Small Arms

    Here are links to all 12 volumes of the US Army's "Report of the M16 Rifle Review Panel" written in response to the Ichord Subcommittee Hearings and Report. DTIC has finally made the entire set available online for free download. History of the M16 Weapon System http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953110.pdf Small Arms Test Policies and Procedures http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953111.pdf Audit Trail and Analysis of M16A1 Weapon and Ammunition System Tests http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953112.pdf Review and Analysis of M16 Rifle Training http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953113.pdf Ammunition Development Program http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953114.pdf Procurement, Production, and Distribution History of the AR15-M16-M16A1 Weapon System http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953115.pdf Review and Analysis of M16 System Reliability http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953116.pdf M16 Surveys in the Republic of Vietnam http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953117.pdf Review and Analysis of the Army Organizational Structure and Management Practices for the Development, Testing, and Product Improvement of Small Arms Rifle Systems http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953118.pdf Audit Trail of Chief of Staff, Army Actions and Decisions Concerning the M16 http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953119.pdf The Army Small Arms Program http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953120.pdf M16 Product Improvement Modifications http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953121.pdf
  15. SAR once wrote up a Class II Manufacturer that had converted a PSL from 7.62x54mmR to .50 Alaskan.
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