Lawrence Rhodes: Compared to the average modern military firearm, older weapons are much simpler.
Lawrence Rhodes: Nope, it's too expensive to manufacture this firearm.
If any replicas were to be made, they'd only be slightly lower in price than the original historic ones, and who would buy a replica for the same price as a historic firearm when those are available for a few bucks more?
Fraggr92: I'm guessing you don't fire it since the internals appear to be pretty much bone-dry.
MosinDragunov1891: The bolt stop should not move outside of disassembly. Any movement during operation should send up red flags about the condition of the stop, the barrel assembly, or both.
Matthew Wong: Should there be any up down movement on the bolt stop along with the normal back to front?
MosinDragunov1891: The bolt stop should be intact, a little deformation is to be expected since it's the only thing keeping the bolt from striking the shooter's eye. However, the thing to be cautious about is cracks no matter how small. I'd recommend replacing the part anyways since it's a high stress part and extremely important.
Matthew Wong: Hey I m getting a c96 bolo like yours in the video and I noticed your bolt extension hole for the bolt stop is slightly deformed (probably from hot ammo?) mine is like that as well and I was wondering if you had any problems with shooting it?
1337fraggzb00N: dunno :D
Patria Nostra: How about an external battery pack ?
TaZ101SAGA: Very interesting firearm
BulletShogun: i want one....
do any companies reproduce this gun?
NormanMatchem: Not all of them; M1911 can be completely stripped to pieces without using any tools whatsoever (Try that on a Glock or CZ75 lol), as can an SKS-45 (If you consider that old) minus the firing pin/extractor, and the M1891 is reknown for simplicity. The M1 'Garand' and M1 Carbine can also be easily stripped to nothing in a couple minutes with just a casing. P35 (Hi Power) also needs no tools for a complete disassembly/reassembly, though the trigger can prove difficult on rare occasions. Ah, history
NormanMatchem: Stellar video. To think when this pistol design was completed, semi autos were nigh unheard of, the M1895 was state of the art, the M1891 was still a very young rifle, and there were more Lee Metfords than Lee Enfields. Hollow points were allowed in the military, new-fangled bolt action rifles were beginning to become more prominent, and black powder was still widely used. Fascinating.
Mind if I ask when that gorgeous piece of history was manufactured?
1337fraggzb00N: Here in Germany we have some weird laws: we are allowed to own the parts, but it´s forbidden to use them. That´s not specifically for guns, a few years ago it was allowed to own Radios that were able to receive police frequencies but it was forbidden to insert batteries *lol*
MosinDragunov1891: In the US, unless you are licensed and registered to manufacture/modify a firearm's working action into full auto, it is highly illegal. Often just owning the part which makes a firearm full auto is a felony.
1337fraggzb00N: A complete set (C96, buttstock, leather pouch, tools) in perfect condition would cost about 2000-3000€ (dunno what´s that in US$). The original is not 9mm, it has the Mauser typical 7,63x25mm Parabellum. You can get cheap modification parts to make it full auto, the parts are legel to buy, but of course it depends on local laws if it´s legal to build them in.
MosinDragunov1891: Honestly, I'm not terribly sure. I've been seeing a few pop up in my area between $600 and $1,000 in good condition. I guess you should expect to pay between $500 and $1,500?
MuffpuffZ: How much would a C96 cost? I plan on getting one in a few years ;)