Colt “Buntline Special”
A long barreled revolver based on the venerable Single Action Army. It has an extreme barrel length of 16”, although 10” models were available. The name is based off of a Western writer who claimed to have given these long barreled revolvers to several well known figures such as Wyatt Earp.
Note the detachable metal stock. Since there is a 16” barreled version, if the stock were fixed and non-removable, it would be a carbine/rifle. Since it is removable and not a curio and relic/antique, it would be classified as an SBR (Short Barreled Rifle). The BATFE does have certain exemptions for pistols with removable stocks but I don’t think the Buntline is one of the lucky few.
This is a modern day reproduction of the Remington design. One major difference is the barrel length, measuring in at 12” versus the original length of 8”. It’s a single action, black powder revolver in .44 caliber. A few companies made or still make these reproductions but the long barreled ones seem to mostly be from a Texas based manufacturer.
This is the extremely rare 18” barreled version of the Wildey. They called it their silhouette model, which is meant for long distance shooting for either hunting or at the range. There was a stock available for this, thus turning it into a carbine.
YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD MAKE GREAT WEAPONS?
JUST A LITTLE PISTOL.
HIT A GUY IN THE ARM?
HE NOW HAS THE PHYSICAL EMOTION OF MAN WHOSE MOTHER DIED RECENTLY. HE WOULD AT BEST BE UNABLE TO FIGHT, AT WORST EXTREMELY INEFFECTIVE.
OF COURSE THOSE MORE EXTREME FEELINGS WOULD BE HARD TO REPRODUCE CONSISTENTLY WITHOUT LARGE SAMPLE SIZES.
SO INSTEAD IMAGINE AN ENTIRE ENEMY HAVING THE BURST OF EMOTIONS FELT BY A FANGIRL AT THEIR FAVORITE SHOW’S SERIES FINALE.
OTHER NATIONS WOULDN’T STAND A CHANCE.
This odd new rifle is currently a prototype by Black Rain Ordnance, known mostly for their AR-15 and AR-10 firearms. If you notice the familiar charging handle, this rifle is loosely based on the AK platform, even using AK magazines. Currently its still undergoing modifications before it hits the market. Right now the main complaint is the weight due to the entire receiver is milled.
I’m somewhat skeptical as to what Black Rain Ordnance is aiming to accomplish with so many AK’s out there when you kind of try to factor in what the Freedom Fighter may end up costing.
You can read the initial impression review in the link below.