The Blow-Forward gun

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by lklawson, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    I'd never heard of this, but it makes sense.

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    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  2. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member

    That's weird!....
     

  3. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    Think we finally found where HiPoint got its original design cues.
     
  4. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Nice kirk keep being a Google foo. Like the reads
     
  5. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Then you're gonna love the next one. I was saving it for a day or two, but I'm going to put it up now. It was linked off of the above article.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  6. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Thanks bored being laid up
     
  7. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    But not bored while being laid. :D
     
  8. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

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    The slam-fire aspect of it conjures images of an open-bolt operating system. It almost might work for a gassles squad auto, although I would be curious about how much weight the heavier barrel would add.

    As for handgun application, though, I imagine that the inertia from the barrel being driven to the rear would pull the frame forward before the round went off, causing rounds to chronically strike low. It would definitely work better for something mounted on a bipod to negate that.
     
  9. One of the Volksstrum designs, Coender, was a blow forward carbine in 7.92x33. It used only about 30 parts, but was never put into production.
     
  10. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

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    I may have to read about that, too.
     
  11. The Swiss tested a rifle after WW2 that used blow forward. Heat would cause the barrel/ barrel bushing clearance to become too small and cause problems. A squad auto would be a bigger problem.

    But with some to the new materials that are available today???
     
  12. I recall a Swarloze (sp?) blow forward design from the early 1900s; also a Semmerling manually operated forward cycling 45 ACP. :bang: