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Old February 19, 2013, 12:08 PM   #1
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HANDGUN TRIVIA THREAD! (No you don't get a medal)

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Which of the following is the first semi-auto handgun designed with a double action trigger?

A) Walther PP
B) Steyr Mannlicher 1894
C) Makarov
D) Wiener Little Tom
E) Heckler & Koch HK4

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Old February 19, 2013, 12:17 PM   #2
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I have no idea, but I'm guessing B. Mostly posting to subscribe. I want to get my learn on.


EDIT: Based my answer purely on the year in the name of the pistol. haha
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Old February 19, 2013, 12:26 PM   #3
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Ok - I sort of knew the answer but looked it up to see if the gun was what I thought it was.
I was right, but, since I feel I cheated I'll let someone else answer that knows the answer dead cold.

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Old February 19, 2013, 12:28 PM   #4
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A) Walther PP.
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Old February 19, 2013, 12:42 PM   #5
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feel free to add your own trivia questions!
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Old February 19, 2013, 03:05 PM   #6
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Oki dokie...

What maker came out with a semi auto that had a revolver mode?

a.) H&K
b.) Browning
c.) S&W
d,) Walther
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Old February 19, 2013, 03:25 PM   #7
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Mateba! Doh! Hmmm
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Old February 19, 2013, 04:11 PM   #8
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I'm going to go with Little Tom. The PP was the first of the Wathers, in 1929? But I think the Little Tom was before that. A friend of mine has one. I think 1924-1925, but I am just guessing.
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Old February 19, 2013, 05:43 PM   #9
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How many guns do I own?

a) one
b) five
c) ten
d) 500

Which revolver is the greatest of all time?

a) Python
b) Python
c) Python
d) Python
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Old February 19, 2013, 05:59 PM   #10
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Oki dokie...

What maker came out with a semi auto that had a revolver mode?

a.) H&K
b.) Browning
c.) S&W
d,) Walther

Browning BDM. I have 2!
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Old February 19, 2013, 06:26 PM   #11
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ooooh make sense BRM. I was racking my brain ...mateba, webley fosbery, some weird stuff haha

ps. the semi auto double action was Mannlicher 1894, in the literal DA sense. Wiener Little Tom was the earliest design that was closest to modern DA semis.

TRUE OR FALSE

This particular gun was named "Einhand", "one hand" in German, because it features a slide mechanism that allows for one-handed cocking and loading.

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Old February 19, 2013, 07:18 PM   #12
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True.
The front of the trigger guard is shaped like a trigger. When pulled with the trigger finger it operates the slide.

Q. What was John Brownings first semi automatic firearm design?
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Old February 19, 2013, 10:22 PM   #13
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Fill in the blanks...
  1. The pistol commonly known as the "Luger" was actually called the _______________ by its original manufacturer. The Luger name is actually a trademark owned by American importer ________________.
  2. The Luger is an improved version of the ____________________ pistol, which has an operating mechanism roughly based on the ___________________ machine gun.
  3. The first major country to adopt the Luger as a standard-issue military sidearm was ______________________. This country later replaced it with the _______________________.
  4. The pistol adopted by the German military as the P.38 was based on a design originally offered on the commercial market as the ________________.
  5. The S&W Model 39 was designed under the presumption that the ____________________ intended to replace the __________________ with a 9mm DA/SA pistol. The ________________________ was designed around the same set of requirements, although it was not DA/SA.
  6. The last Smith & Wesson handgun to be adopted by the U.S. Army in large numbers for widespread front-line use by regular troops was the __________________________. The U.S. Army supplanted and later replaced it with the ________________________, but S&W was able to maintain production by selling its firearm to the militaries of _______________ and _______________.
  7. The Beretta 92 is basically a double-stack DA/SA version of the Beretta ____________.
  8. The SIG P238 is a close copy of the ___________________________, which is in turn a close copy of the ___________________________.
  9. The first polymer-frame, striker-fired, double-stack 9mm autoloading pistol on the American market was the _______________________.
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Old February 20, 2013, 11:40 AM   #14
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1. Parabellum
Stoeger

2. Borchardt
Maxim

3. Switzerland
SIG P210
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Old February 20, 2013, 11:45 AM   #15
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Which type of screwdriver / SAT came with a 1950s S&W military and police?
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Old February 20, 2013, 01:18 PM   #16
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Q. What was John Brownings first semi automatic firearm design?


Yes?

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Old February 20, 2013, 01:28 PM   #17
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Winchester_73 thanks for bringing that up didn't know those are worth a small fortune

Carguychris

7) 1951
8) Colt Mustang, Star DK

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Old February 20, 2013, 01:56 PM   #18
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4. Herrs Pistole

5. US Army, 1911A1, Commander

7. 1951

9. HK VP70Z

I am in a ditch with a part of 6. Russia and? Maybe Spain?
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Old February 20, 2013, 02:56 PM   #19
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1) TRUE OR FALSE While Glock polymer frames are available in olive drab and flat dark earth, OEM magazines are only available in black.

2) TRUE OR FALSE Some Glocks are made in the USA

3) Name all Glock gen 1 models
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Old February 20, 2013, 03:57 PM   #20
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I am in a ditch with a part of 6. Russia and? Maybe Spain?
You're 1 for 2.
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Old February 22, 2013, 09:26 PM   #21
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CZ guns often have the letters "VZ" in front of their numerical designation. What does it stand for?
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Old February 23, 2013, 04:00 AM   #22
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Re: HANDGUN TRIVIA THREAD! (No you don't get a medal)

Brno....


I'm outta here
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Old February 23, 2013, 04:20 AM   #23
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@TxFlyFish- Vz is short for "Vzor" or model.


What is the only factory made revolver that can effectively use a suppressor?
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Old February 23, 2013, 07:57 AM   #24
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No one got my question...

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Which type of screwdriver / SAT came with a 1950s S&W military and police?
There was this comment about it, although my question had nothing to with perspective values:

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Winchester_73 thanks for bringing that up didn't know those are worth a small fortune
So what is the answer? Well my friends, its a trick question. The fixed sight S&W revolver models (such as models 10 11 12 13 20 21 22 581 681) never came with a screwdriver aka SAT (sight adjustment tool).

Here is another S&W question...how does one tell a K-22 outdoorsman (K-22 1st model), from a K-22/40 (K-22 2nd model) from a K-22 post war (K-22 3rd model) revolver?
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Old February 23, 2013, 05:56 PM   #25
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Here is another S&W question...how does one tell a K-22 outdoorsman (K-22 1st model), from a K-22/40 (K-22 2nd model) from a K-22 post war (K-22 3rd model) revolver?
The serial number.

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