Skip to comments.Total Gun Porn: Sons of Guns on Discovery Channel (vanity)
Posted on 02/03/2011 8:21:23 PM PST by Free Vulcan
Sons of Guns showcases one of America's most skilled and creative gun works, Red Jacket Firearms, and its founder, Will Hayden. While pursuing its bread-and-butter work with customizing and improving AK-47's, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana team delves into the world of historic and classic weapons. See how this amazing group of eclectic gunsmiths build one-of-a-kind custom firearms and other weapons every Wednesday at 9 p.m. E/P starting January 26.
Why did they need to do that? I thought the .50 cal could go from semi to auto with a simple twist of a knob underneath the butterfly trigger.
I was scratching my head during that episode. I didn't know they even made a semi-auto ma deuce. I still don't know why.
I LOVE this show.
Actually they built the MA Deuce from an original WWII parts kit.
I remember reading that Carlos Hathcock used an M2 occasionally for sniping. A quick google came up with this:
"Hathcock generally used the standard sniper rifle: the Winchester Model 70 .30-06 caliber rifle with the standard 8-power Unertl scope. On some occasions, however, he used a different weapon: the .50-caliber M2 Browning Machine Gun, on which he mounted the Unertl scope, using a bracket of his own design. This weapon had a Traversing and Elevating (T& E) mount that enabled precise aiming: it was accurate to 2500 yards when fired one round at a time."
It all makes sense now. Thanks.
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And I am developing a school crush on Stephanie.
I can’t decide if she’s actually attractive or if I’m just attracted to women shooting large caliber guns as a general principle.
Back around 1975 I knew a gunsmith in Ashford, Alabama. One day he showed me a barreled action in the white. It was in .22 Mag. He said he originally intended it for .222 Remington but decided the really light action might be taking a chance with that cartridge.
It had two rear locking luggs and the action was very slick. The lugs looked plenty strong to me but I guess he just wasn’t going to take the chance.
If I owned a manufacturing company I would have bought the design as it was really smooth operating
Loved the suppressed shotgun by Saiga.
Rebuilt a WWII Flame Thrower for a Medal of Honor Marine.
I be happy if she would come over and shoot my M-16 or any thing else my collection..
That marine took out 6 pillboxes with seven flamethrowers, he would use one up and had to crawl back for a fresh one every time, nobody else was bringing them to him.
If we ever have a brass shortage I am digging his grave up after he passes away because I know I will find the biggest set of brass balls on earth.
And they let him take out a pillbox one last time, it was a tear jerker.
Overall the show is improving, at first I was dismayed at their apparently abundant use of large grinders on firearms, their “masterkeye” episode left me confused because I have several decades of machining, fabrication and also a hobbyist gunsmith and I would have done something different.
But starting with episode 3 they are doing the “Don’t do this at home” spiel and they also created a scene about the NFA waiting period to obtain a silenced shotgun. I guess that disappointed a ton of Saiga blingers!
The episode of the ma deuce was a bit corny, the additional strategic drama reeks of the overdone cartoonish explanations of what might happen in Ice Road Truckers.
Using a pneumatic air hammer so casually like that shows total amateurism, either that or a revival of Confederate ingenuity. I like the girl, the dad reminds me of my own who was a Marine Corp Demolitions expert.
I hope the show does good and doesn’t have the stench of manufactured drama like they did with other reality shows.
Did that smithie live way off the road and you had to drive over a ‘plate’ in the driveway about twoo hundred yards from the shop? ... If it’s the same gunsmith, that was where I fired my first suppressed Beretta.
Thanks for the tip. I just set my DVR to record them.
“Overall the show is improving, at first I was dismayed at their apparently abundant use of large grinders on firearms”
What kind of grinder? i dind’t see the episode? I’m going to set mu DVR to recoed the next one.
Are you talking about a hand grinder you see welders use in fab shops to knock the rough edges of plate or something?
or a machine tool type of grinder?
I’m talking about what looks like a 4 or 4 1/2” surface grinders making a ton of sparks with a camera angle to make it dramatic.
Of course they are not going to make it an educational documentary showing how to restore a welded side plate on a de-milled M-2, they very briefly mentioned that though.
The most radical I have ever gotten was a Dremel to a feed ramp on my 1911 barrel.
Ya. I got radical and used a Dremel to put a 11* recessed target crown on my Mini barrel. I dressed a grind stone to
match the profile and it worked out real nice.
Before that I had it cut and threaded 12-28 for AR compensators. That was done by a gunsmith. he silver soldered an M14 style sight on and a machinist friend made me a long M14 style flash hider, so now it looks much like a real M14.
I filled in my fiberglass stock where it was cut for the M14 select fire switch, I should have bought the fake selector switch and installed it, make my M1A look like an M14, it would have been nice to have the full auto option but I would never need it, not in .308 anyway.
Hehe... My uncle told me that in Vietnam he tried out for SAW man and couldn’t control the M14 on full auto. it went
straight up in the air on him. So he laid prone and emptied another magazine. It drove him back about a foot in the dirt.
He quit trying. He was only about 140 lbs soakin wet.
I had an SKS that I decided one day to shoot a few round through, I had bought it and never stripped it down to clean the free floating firing pin, well it was full of enough crud that it went nearly full auto on me, every time I pulled the trigger I would get doubles or triples.
Great show it has its good and bad points however.
Good brings guns more out of the shadows, making them less of a Taboo subject
Good Informs people about guns and gets them interested in the subject of personal defense.
Bad The usual (most likely Lawyers mandated) do not try this at home BS.
What arent we supposed to try at home? Protecting ourselves? Exercising our God given right of self-defense?
Bad Not sure if the producers of the show want to cast gun owners in a bad light or not.
In one of the episodes, Will talks with some potential handgun buyers and warns them that gunfights arent like the moves, etc.
Yeah, NSS. But whats the alternative to defending yourself?
He may have moved his shop but it was in downtown Ashford when I knew him.
Now that I think about it, he was only part time. I think his wife ran the shop during the week as he worked at the nuclear power plant.
Probably not the same smithie then. Perhaps it was his son whom I met in the early nineties. My son took me from Montgomery, North to a gunsmith who was making suppressors for weapons. The suppressor I tested was a ‘grease packed suppressor’.
This week a suspected murderer was found in the Choctawhatchee River bottoms after a manhunt. He was armed with a .22 rifle.
He was killed but tragically also killed a K-9 officer and wounded another.
No, I would not use a .22LR if I knew I was going to be in a gunfight but time and again it has shown itself to be a real killer. It has several real advantages including accuracy, lack or recoil, lack of noise etc.
I watched the clips Discovery has up on Youtube. She’s OK. The hotness factor goes up several points when she’s firing a Ma Deuce, now I’ll grant you that.
I loved the clip where they rebuilt the flamethrower for the 89-year-old MOH recipient.
“That’s seventy pounds, Mr. Williams.”
“I don’t care if it’s 70 pounds, I WANT TO WORK IT!”
And then he goes out and has a grand old time with it. Awesome.
Total Gun Porn: Sons of Guns on Discovery Channel (vanity)
Great Show (IMHO)
With our snowfall here in Mid-Missouri, I’ve had fantisies about using
a good old WWII era flame thrower to rid our driveway of a load of snow.
I thought it was great irony when “Sons of Guns” showed the 89-year old
Marine (Congressional Medal of Honor) getting to shoot the flame thrower
renovated by Red Jacket.
I just said to myself, if I didn’t have nosey neighbors “I need to get
me one of those for the winter-time!!!”.
Probably would emit the same or less green-house gases as some
gas-powered snow blower!!!
I lost interest after the 4th episode or so.
Possibly the fact that I am a fabricator, a gunsmith, a reloader and a firearms collector may have swayed my view.
They should have stayed more to precision and documentary style instead of false effect propaganda. Yes that is exactly how they come off to me, showing how to destroy, how to be careless, too much false drama for effect.
Besides they pissed me off by cutting off the Mythbusters episodes.