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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby Yellowjacket » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:22 am

Sweet! I love seeing the progress on it.
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby Fanfromthefirst » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:33 pm

Outstanding! Can't wait to see what you come up with
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby msglaigaie » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:52 pm

How did the work by your gunsmith work out? I have been working on a 'live' Model 47 using a different firearm as a base. I would like to know how your progress is going.
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby drewsmith007 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:57 pm

I never had him do the work. I decided to just use the stock barrel and install a "barrel extension" that had the inner diameter of the .38spl.
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby msglaigaie » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:23 pm

How did you overcome the gas release problem? Are you using a reduced load on cartridges?
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby drewsmith007 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:18 pm

I don't know if I'll have a problem or not, but I'm using a Taurus Model 94 which is chambered for .22lr. I'll start the testing with primered cases, then move up to a 22-short with the bullet replaced with wadding, then a long-rifle with the bullet replaced, then a short with bullet, sub-sonic with bullet and eventually, if it seems safe enough, a standard 22lr.

I might stop after the first shot and just have a nice replica, or I might eventually make a screen accurate firing .38spl (unlikely), it all depends on how the testing goes.
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby msglaigaie » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:51 pm

I am using a Nagant pistol as a base. I don't know why they did not do it from the start. I have round barrels, but I am looking for an octo. With the gas problem out of the picture, I can use the 7.62x38R cartridge. Just some cosmetics and Wha La, mals gun. I picked up a Sid kit '47 to use as models for the side plates.
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby Risu » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:36 pm

I'm considering a similar project in the future, can anybody explain to me exactly what the gas release problem is, and why it didn't effect the screen used prop?
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby msglaigaie » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:19 pm

The revolver has a gap between frame and cylinder that gas will escape from when fired. If you have enclosed the cylinder in a cover, as with Mals gun, the covers will be blown off by the firing of the weapon. The original had to use extremely reduced loads as to not blow up in his hand.
By using an 1895 Nagant, the problem is moot as the cartridge offers an actual "gas seal" between cyl and frame.
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby Risu » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:43 am

Ah, so you're talking about at the front of the cylinder, correct? Are regular blanks too explosive? Any idea how much space is required for the gases to get out safely? Like if I drilled some tiny holes in the side plates or left a slight gap in the seam between the front and middle plates, could that be enough?
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