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Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:41 am

Just in case you hadn't seen this,

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Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:10 pm

well, seems like I double posted, not sure how :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:23 pm

Eh, I know you're somewhat new :wink: but when you click that little button that says "submit", that's "posting". :P

Girardoni is a cool rig to be sure, floats up every once in awhile. That's one of the better reviews with an original rifle on youtube. Just a shame they have an original in shooting condition and no shot strings for an entire reservoir. Would put a lot of rumors and bs to rest.

You know there's been a couple replicas made? Martin Orro and another fellow who's name escapes me, built a couple a few years back. Believe they got the receiver castings from Grant Stace in New Zealand, but not sure. Do remember Grant posting a pic of a handful that he made a pattern for and had them cast. He built a pistol from one.

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Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:47 pm

that's nice :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: Xamllew » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:29 pm

Girandonis and other butt-reservoir airguns are my biggest inspiration for my current project. I think it's funny that the first airguns were by far some of the most elegant and aesthtically pleasing ever made.
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:43 pm

Just thinking on that, with no hard facts to back it up...airguns are considerably more complex than say...a matchlock. This would have made them more expensive to purchase and maintain, resulting in the majority of owners being either well off or military.

I imagine if you were a wealthy sort and accustomed to a rather garish lifestyle, dressing up your rifle would be a necessary expenditure.

But who really knows..... :)

Of course...if you look at some of the Afghan Jezails....rather fanciful rifles for essentially "personal" military weapons.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:20 pm

Gippeto wrote:Believe they got the receiver castings from Grant Stace in New Zealand, but not sure. Do remember Grant posting a pic of a handful that he made a pattern for and had them cast. He built a pistol from one.


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