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F ass/StG 57 (SIG SG 510) are an acquired taste, I presume. The fact that some people like that old, cumbersome, ugly, roller-delayed blowback beast is a glimmer of hope for people like me (coming with similar characteristics). #moreabattleshipthanabattlerifle

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I really don’t like the F ass/StG 57 (too heavy to be a battle rifle, too light to be a light machine gun, and that buffer recoil spring in the stock makes me cringe, like on an M16A1) and still prefer its predecessor (Mq/K 31) or its French counterpart (MAS 49/56), but in that shooting attire, I’m finding it quite sexy.

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laurentbelkacem:

Swiss technology – Mousqueton 31, F ass 57, F ass 90.

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laurentbelkacem:

Corner-Gun based on the SIG 510/FASS57/STG57, shooting round bullets. Shooting Museum, Bern.

A modern version : http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/7107-corner-shot-gun-system-video.htm

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StG/F Ass 57, Karabiner/Mousqueton 31, Bruegger u. Thomet TP9. Note that the B&T was there only the time to take the picture.

I can’t say I really like both F Ass 57 and B&T. F Ass 57 is one of the worst battle rifle of his generation – beautifully crafted by Swiss-Germans Gnomes in caves by the Falls of the Rhine and accurate as a Swiss watch, but too heavy to be a good rifle and too light, lacking of barrel change system and limited by its 20-rounds magazines to be a good light machine gun. I hated shooting with it. TP9 is another story – it’s a cool little gun, a licensed copy of the Steyr TMP (in semi-automatic), with a good trigger and as reliable as possible to evaluate while shooting several hundreds rounds by a cold morning. He’s a bit heavy to be shot off-hand, and the little stock was…  punishing, giving little slaps on the face with the recoil. When you’re really cold, you don’t tolerate that for a long time. I don’t really care for the reprocitating charging handle, since my nose is not that long, but it’s possible to be distracted while shooting by this little piece grazing your face.

The Mq 31, on the other hand, is very accurate, well balanced, shooting the excellent GP11 and really fun to use. And for the price of a TP 9, you can buy six rifles in excellent condition.

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I’m rebloging this because I have to admit I’m lacking material to post – I probably won’t have anything new to take picture of, apart from clouds, guns, snow and mountains (and it quickly gets old), for at least a week, and I’m still working on text posts (mostly about music, cinema, books and cars). I see that as a retrospectival interlude.

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StG/F Ass 57, Karabiner/Mousqueton 31, Bruegger u. Thomet TP9. Note that the B&T was there only the time to take the picture.

I can’t say I really like both F Ass 57 and B&T. F Ass 57 is one of the worst battle rifle of his generation – beautifully crafted by Swiss-Germans Gnomes in caves by the Falls of the Rhine and accurate as a Swiss watch, but too heavy to be a good rifle and too light, lacking of barrel change system and limited by its 20-rounds magazines to be a good light machine gun. I hated shooting with it. TP9 is another story – it’s a cool little gun, a licensed copy of the Steyr TMP (in semi-automatic), with a good trigger and as reliable as possible to evaluate while shooting several hundreds rounds by a cold morning. He’s a bit heavy to be shot off-hand, and the little stock was…  punishing, giving little slaps on the face with the recoil. When you’re really cold, you don’t tolerate that for a long time. I don’t really care for the reprocitating charging handle, since my nose is not that long, but it’s possible to be distracted while shooting by this little piece grazing your face.

The Mq 31, on the other hand, is very accurate, well balanced, shooting the excellent GP11 and really fun to use. And for the price of a TP 9, you can buy six rifles in excellent condition.

*****

I’m rebloging this because I have to admit I’m lacking material to post – I probably won’t have anything new to take picture of, apart from clouds, guns, snow and mountains (and it quickly gets old), for at least a week, and I’m still working on text posts (mostly about music, cinema, books and cars). I see that as a retrospectival interlude.