Prominent German gunsmiths

Our reader asks us to answer questions about his gun, resulting in poorly preserved inscription on it in German. We will not play the German texts, and to make the translation and give the names of the masters.Photo from the author's archive On the left the gun barrel is written: «Thimphu, Schlegelmilch Suhl». On the right: «Nimrod – Arms Factory». Suhl – city ​​in South Thuringia, which originated the German arms industry. Thimphu and Schlegelmilch – German gunsmiths known for some time to work together. Nimrod – their collective Read more [...]
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Lord, terribly far …

I hope that the editorial board will review indifferent ohotnikai ordinary citizen to publish Grishina ("EGR" number 9, 2012) entitled "Roundtable on the introduction of a civil turn short-rifles for hunters."Photo by Sergey Gulyaev Regularly I read the newspaper itself have several articles in it, but so outraged was never. Do not respond simply unable to.For many years and many times someone starts a discussion about the resolution of turnover short-rifle. At this time decided by hunters. But refers to the broad masses of hunters here can not be. As a hunter, I'm over 30 years Read more [...]
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Scout

Photo by the author Soon again be sdvoyka, followed by another. «Scout» It is going to lie down for the day. Hold the gun at the ready, I head to the island of grass, covered with snow, which was hiding hare Malik…Dropped by Friday evening in the newly-fallen snow has cleared up the confusion of my plans for Saturday. It is no secret that the newly-fallen snow for the hunter is the same as that for an amateur carnival pancakes.Early frosty morning. Sky has generously studded with bright stars. Among the few ruffled sleepy passengers humbly nestled inside the Read more [...]
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From «trehlineyki» in «Mouflon»

Alteration of military weapons in hunting has long been known. But if earlier the Russian peasant took semilineynoe infantry rifle sample 1808, fell asleep in the barrel roll and went to hunt, then later it became problematic. Before alteration of military weapons in hunting was a much simpler gauge the fighting was at large. Especially popular for alterations had a rifle of Berdan.It should be understood that the conversion of military weapons in civilian especially beneficial to both producers and users, – under normal conditions of formation rates. If someone thinks that Read more [...]
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«Convenient» shotgun

Correctly chosen (prepared) gun - the key to a productive shooting hunting and poster sites. There are several factors to consider, and understand that "convenient" gun - a "tool" rather individual, affects not only the result of the shot, but to a certain extent forming technique for handling weapons.Photo: Anton Zhuravkova One of the main technical parameters of the gun – scree shot accuracy. Choosing the right choke is especially important when shooting in flight. There is no need to follow the advice «seasoned»: The masterovitee arrows, the more heap you need Read more [...]
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My gun hunt in 40 years

Among the hunters there are people proohotivshiesya lifetime with one gun. There are those who change weapon almost every year. However, the majority of our fellow human passions buy and sell their "main instrument" simply because of deterioration (damage) of the previous. Photo by the author In the distant youth by and large I was completely still, with some hunting gun running. the main thing – run, and the presence of «trunk» as such, could carry even a homemade gun having been charged sulfur from matches and one pellet. Get out of it, of course, no one but Read more [...]
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The gun, a cartridge and a shot

I read with interest the article by Yarkov, original author and respected me, "trunk and shot" ("EGR" number 15, 2013). His "claim that the normal combat possible under the condition that in the trunk harmoniously combined weight, the chamber, the transition cone diameter of the bore, chokes and used ammunition", no doubt.Photo by Ilya Antonyuk His arguments about the impact of a seemingly minor change in diameter bores 0.3 mm in Izhevsk guns 12 gauge their fight Alexander reiterated that the phenomenon of shots of shotgun shot is not fully understood and it has dark spots . I Read more [...]
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And once a year stick shooting

Shotgun - a source of increased danger. For many years, hunting has seen many tragic cases. There have been missteps and me. Usually, the trouble comes in the elementary non-compliance with safety measures. Photo by Ilya Antonyuk There are no special rules for handling a gun is not necessary to invent. We can not indulge in it, send it to the person to shoot the apparent purpose is not clear, to pass a loaded gun, charge it without the need to leave unattended. Here are a few examples.The guys messing with the gun. Slapping each other with bullets inserted capsules. One cartridge Read more [...]
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54th of the fifty-seventh

Of course, this article will not be comparing IL-54 with its "modification" in the 16th caliber, - IL-57. On court rifle hunters exhibit IL-54 release in 1957. Thrust many hunters to traditional gorizontalki makes lovers of old friends and to look at a thrift shop shotguns rifles period «stagnation», Knowing that the 50-year-old IL perhaps in appearance and loses weight more advanced foreign models, but it looks very dignified in his discharge (which include the most affordable (priced) model dvustvolok with horizontal shafts: «Faust Dea» and «Sabatti Read more [...]
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Favorite gun

In anticipation of the opening of the next summer-autumn hunting season, a holiday for all hunters want to talk about a homely-looking gun, which has become over the years a reliable partner in life, and in fact, a simple workhorse ordinary hunter. When what is now a very long time, the rifle TOZ-194 was purchased for the sole purpose of protection and protection of property. On the hunt with him then no one dreamed. To repel intruders on a long journey it was necessary to have a means of effective protection.At that time, the nascent «wild capitalism» choice in hunting Read more [...]
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Bomb

During Soviet times, and now in a hunting store can be found on the counter and buy a retractable metal standards. It seems to be a hunter, amateur to equip bullets, that is enough, and scales - unnecessarily. After all, the industry produced for sale convenient yardstick with clear powder coated on its divisions. So, obviously, I think many hunters, getting this simple attribute of hunting equipment. Once, in the early days of my youth, hunting, this measure appeared to me. Wildlife in those days was maybe more, to get ammunition factory could only be a convenient opportunity, Read more [...]
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Le Vieux Fusil: Recovery

Why people get old gun? It would seem that in our world of consumption, when manufacturers are waging a war for the consumer, there is no need for weapons b / y. But our arms market is not very diverse in the budget segment. For example, you want to buy a shotgun with a horizontal twin trunks for reasonable money. And what do you see? Only IL-43, now the MP-43. The gun is good, cheap, from 10 000 rubles. But it was too unsightly, does not have the elegance of the lines, which meet at the old izhevkah, just double locking, and modern manufacturing quality is not better.Of course, Read more [...]
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With a gun in the grounds

Applicant - A citizen asked to recognize invalid the second paragraph of paragraph 1 of the Model Regulations, according to which equates to the production of hunting in the hunting grounds to find a disassembled shotgun, located in the boot. «HORN» He talked about the decisions of the Supreme Court:- December 8, 2011 and the case number GKPI11-1616 for recognition partly paragraph 1 of the Model Rules of hunting in the Russian Federation, approved by order of the Main Directorate of hunting and nature reserves in the SM of the RSFSR of January 4, 1988 number 1.The applicant – Read more [...]
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Weapons TsKIB

Hunt - one of the oldest male classes - long ago evolved from a means of obtaining food in ... Yes to all gradually: a means of self-knowledge, to entertainment, recreation, sports ... And of course, it must be confessed, in the means of satisfying man's vanity . Apparently, at exactly the moment when made itself felt this component, armourers thinking about what their products can have not only a purely utilitarian quality. Weapons began to acquire the aura of prestige and luxury, the notion of — «Elite Weapon».Typically, elite weapon is decorated with highly Read more [...]
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Since you go into the forest

Some time ago I wrote in a recent essay that a gun - something special, different from all the things surrounding human in that it has a "soul" ... received a lot of feedback, confirming that thought. This is not surprising, since it is actually. Weapons from the earliest times has the magical power to his men strict, menacing look.Photo by Sergey Stulova When a weapon in your hands, feel its inner potential, ready to serve you right, his inner strength. I first felt it in 1954 to the age of 10 in his native Siberia. We lived in a remote village in the north of the Novosibirsk Read more [...]
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Tradition and modernity

Everything in our life is developed in unity and opposition of tradition and innovation. I read with interest an article Eugene Baranov, "I hunt for a shompolkoy." Eugene fully understand how another author who shoots only black powder, and American hunters hunt only recognizes a single-barreled gun. Finally understand myself, pick up hunting cartridge cases (and not because I do not want to spend money on new ones).Photos from the archives of Alexei Obolensky Back to article I of the hunt with shompolkoyBut I think so unnecessary detail to justify, as does E. Baranov, the advantages Read more [...]
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Charmed gun?

Catching sighting hunting rifles, are often faced with hard questions. Sometimes you can not even get a good fight. The gun like a charm - nothing helps. You change the thickness of cardboard pads, their number, type of wads that make up the combined wad — felted plus hardboard, — change the ratio of the mass of powder and fractions with eksperimentiruesh various containers, change «Zhevelo-H» on «Zhevelo-M» and on the contrary, you try different liners, different ways of rolling, to compress the powder Other efforts — Read more [...]
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One hundred years later

Gun case thing quite conservative. For a hundred years, no significant changes in the hunting weapon has not happened. And the recent trend among rifle hunters yearning for the old days, is drawn clearly enough. It's not only a sense of nostalgia for Kurkov guns, the old ways of equipment cartridges, but also the demand of forgotten hunting for red game.Photo by Anton Zhuravkova What has changed in a hundred years, what remains the same? What the old tips Gear cartridges today are relevant and possibly reviewed the wrong? How it was difficult to draw a shotgun in early Read more [...]
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Since you go into the forest

Article Three. Terms of actual hunting, especially in the taiga zone, harsh. Hunter often barely lagging evening, wet and tired. His hands roughened by fishers from the constant dampness and heavy duty, hardened and sometimes slimy moisture or frost. Therefore, the design must be provided no thin (delicate) manipulation of all sorts of latches and levers. Froze their fingers just do not pick up, so even in the dark.Smile cause machine pistols Hollywood commandos. That only this weapon is not hung. Now imagine that you have to hit them on the concrete wall (in the battle is more than likely). Weapons, Read more [...]
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MTS21-12 eyes of the former owner

None of the Russian guns were not in the press as much attention as semiautomatic MC 21-12.Mneniya wrote often polar. From enthusiastic attributing mystical ability to put the gun game at exorbitant distances to sharply condemn the negative model. But for the most part dominated by "Tips experienced" to turn the guns of odnostrelnogo in mnogostrelnoe.Photo: Anton Zhuravkova Among readers «HORN» no doubt there are others and others and others. My may subjective estimates for the fourth, in the choice of gun undecided. Some of the writing embodies the gun into images.So, Read more [...]
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