Head over to The Firearm Blog for a few, first the Gardiner Gun in .45-7o government.Â It’s a beautiful looking replica that Special Interest Arms has created (more pictures here).Â Interestingly enough, hand cranked firearms are not considered machine guns under the National Firearms Act, and so are regulated just like any other long gun.Â I’ve always wondered a few things about crank guns legally.Â For one, if you were to attach a drill motor to the shaft, you’d be guilty of possessing an illegal machine gun.Â So do you have a constructive possession problem owning a drill and a crank gun?Â Also, if you look at the federal definitions of rifles and handguns, a mounted firearm is neither designed to be fired with a single hand, nor fired from the shoulder.Â How is a crank gun not an AOW?
Second we have more two and four bore guns.Â These guns are huge:
When it was nearly finished and needed to be sighted in I got the pleasure of helping do that job. The 4 bore exerts 255 PSI at 32 FPS of felt recoil(if I remember the number correctly), and I can tell you that at 6â€² 5â€³ and 240 pounds and being very experienced with big bore guns, it was still more than enough to push be back a quick two step. And after 2 shots left me black and blue for about 5â€³ around my shoulder area(part of that was because the rifle was built for a smaller statured person so it really didnâ€™t fit me). But the owner of the 4 bore shot it once and sent it back to Steve to sell.
I get sore shooting my Mosin-Nagant over 60 or so rounds.Â I can’t imagine what it feels like to shoot a gun that bruises you on the first shot.