Shooting sticks and umbrellas daggers dangerous still
Shooting sticks and umbrellas daggers
Cane-knives, guns appeared at the end of the XVII century, becoming heirs of canes and walking sticks, swords, daggers. Already in the first half of the XIX century there were gunshot stick with masked priming locks.
English cane in 1850 made of steel, consisting of: lever, tubular capsule with the breech lock and trunk, covered with black burnished. Brandtrubka under the cap is recessed into the breech. The trigger is a stacking recess in the breech ring with a small lever for cocking.
The trigger extends from the breech with the hammer cocked. Caliber Barrel - 11 mm, length - 700 mm, the total length of the cane - 875 mm, weight - 980 Near the end of XIX century there were cane-guns under fixed ammunition with smokeless powder, and guns began to harbor ebonite tubes. So shooting sticks have become perhaps the first example of a firearm, in the construction of which plastic is used.
Shooting sticks, like most types of firearms flush mounting, generally use thin 5, 6 mm rimfire ammunition (.22 Short or .22 Long Rifle) or revolving central ignition cartridges. When the most massive and long sticks the barrel of arrows almost did not feel the impact, and the shot is relatively quietly.
In addition to France "shoot canes" willingly engaged in Germany - an example to the patents of Otto Reich from Hanover in 1882, Karl Wagner of Gottbusa 1883, Adolf Lindner in Berlin in 1887 in the grip of a monovalent "cane" Lindner mounted removable trigger mechanism . Drummer supplied with screw mainspring and a platoon of the "tail" extending from the side. The descent was a small button. The Central Museum of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow kept solid-looking shooting cane production under German Russian 7, 62 mm rifle cartridge. Barrel nestled inside the wooden stick with the muzzle closed recoverable steel tip. The removable handles are lever-vzvoditel and folding trigger.
Lever fits flush with the inner side of the handle. They argue that the stick was removed from the German agent during the First World War. It is understood that the sighting devices such "stick" do not normally have. For "disguise" had to pay for the convenience and accuracy of shooting.
In other embodiments, shooting sticks weapons are hidden in the handles compact revolvers or multi-barreled "peperboksy", that is, a walking stick itself served as a "disguised holster." It was even better - a pistol or revolver act much more comfortable on a short-range, than throw up a massive and relatively long cane.
Thus, in the handle canes "Triumph" was placed 5-charging revolver chambered .38 (9, 6 mm), with folding trigger cocking lever and trigger. The elongated forward axis of the drum was at the end of the thread, which is screwed into the gun and socket stick.
At the end of the XIX century there was a masked and combined cold-gun. Cold or gunshot part, depending on the circumstances, given to "safety" or the substitute role. In case of an unsuccessful shot (especially in single-charged systems) is the blade will be crucial. Firing handle canes, created in 1895 by the famous French gunsmith Nicolas Simon, was a 6-barrel "peperboks" under rimfire cartridges, with a folding trigger and trigger half-hidden. At block axle shafts was fixed bayonet needle or helically twisted blade. The total length of weapons - 250 mm. Fastened handle stick in a slotted bayonet. To prepare for the shot had to be, by turning the handle, remove it from the stick and thumb cock - at the same time the trigger flip-down. It is clear that the drums and barrels blocks required to mask the thick sticks.
Single-shot pistols canes were thinner and lighter. They are usually performed under chucks 5, 6 mm (.22LR) or 6, 35 mm (.25 ACP), wherein the stem length is even longer than the conventional gun. Having put the cartridge into the breech, a barrel thread, bayonet or rusk compound bonded to the handle, and the resulting construct was inserted into the stick.
Another common option masking weapons - under the umbrella of rain. Similar systems were later combined reeds, with the introduction of fashion umbrellas. Naturally, at first there were umbrellas, sword - sticks, swords counterparts. Later, there were shooting options and an umbrella. For example, in 1982 in France Charles Armimreks he patented a firearm disguised as all the same umbrella.
The central shaft of the umbrella is a trunk under a powerful rifle cartridge and descender disguised as a buckle umbrella. Rifle cartridge and an impressive barrel length make this device a powerful weapon. But shooting umbrellas have one drawback - a lot of weight, especially if the umbrella is made drop-down, that is, in fact, working as a normal umbrella, protected from rain, and as a weapon. If the trunk is done short, a less powerful cartridge, for example, under the revolver .357 Magnum, and the majority of assemblies and mechanisms are made of plastic, such firing umbrella gun very neobremenitelen and unmasks hidden a weapon.