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World's Biggest Revolver Fired Successfully (Polish Hog Leg Fires 5 oz. Bullets)
Business Insider ^ | March 1, 2013 | Geoffrey Ingersoll

Posted on 03/03/2013 4:05:56 PM PST by DogByte6RER

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World's Biggest Revolver Fired Successfully

So this is fun.

A guy in Poland built a gigantic revolver. Then he fired it.

RT reports that "It took Mr (Ryszard) Tobys around 2,500 hours to construct, since most of the parts had to be built by hand."

The revolver fires 5 oz. bullets and is supposedly certified by Guinness World Records. The Pentagon has not yet contacted Tobys for potential contracts.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/worlds-biggest-pistol-fired-2013-3#ixzz2MWWHiVe9

(FR Note: Link to the original story to access video of pistol being fired.)

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Local News; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: banglist; gunsandammo; handgun; madeinpoland; mostpowerfulhandgun; plinking; poland; polishpocketpistol; revolver
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1 posted on 03/03/2013 4:06:03 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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More background info ...

World’s Biggest Revolver By Ryszard Tobys

It was build by Ryszard Tobys and was modeled after the Remington Model 1859 revolver. It is 28mm in caliber.

http://avaxnews.net/fact/Worlds_Biggest_Revolver_By_Ryszard_Tobys.html


2 posted on 03/03/2013 4:08:13 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Hey Stosh, maybe we don’t throw the dog high enough.


3 posted on 03/03/2013 4:10:01 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Maybe not so good for CCW.


4 posted on 03/03/2013 4:10:31 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: DogByte6RER

Maybe a “bench fire” from 100ft away, but no closer. Is there a YT of it yet?


5 posted on 03/03/2013 4:11:59 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Ok, 437.5 grains to an ounce says that the bullets weight in at 21,875 grains. Quite a heavy bullet.


6 posted on 03/03/2013 4:15:59 PM PST by calex59
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To: DogByte6RER

The sign said Vermont Bear Left. So we went home.

And 1858 Remington army on steroids.


7 posted on 03/03/2013 4:16:11 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Is that a gun in your pocket???


8 posted on 03/03/2013 4:20:12 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Sounds more like an 8 gauge pistol, gotta see what he does for a holster on this baby, I would love to make one as well but instead a 4 foot long 1911.


9 posted on 03/03/2013 4:20:28 PM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: Slings and Arrows

A nice pistol for backyard plinking.

Ping.


10 posted on 03/03/2013 4:21:30 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Some people have too much time on their hands.

It would make a good sign for a gun shop.


11 posted on 03/03/2013 4:21:54 PM PST by Venturer
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To: DogByte6RER

“It shoots through schools.”


12 posted on 03/03/2013 4:24:01 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Joe piscopo. Johnny dangerously.


13 posted on 03/03/2013 4:30:16 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: mkmensinger
Maybe not so good for CCW.

Maybe with a two-inch barrel?

14 posted on 03/03/2013 4:30:16 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: dfwgator
“It shoots through schools.”

"You fargin bastidge! This means war! I'll have your bells in a sling!"

FMCDH(BITS)

15 posted on 03/03/2013 4:30:29 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: g'nad; Ramius; osagebowman; Squantos; ExGeeEye
RT reports that "It took Mr (Ryszard) Tobys around 2,500 hours to construct, since most of the parts had to be built by hand."

No sh!t, Sherlock. What was your first clue? Other than a couple of large machine screws, almost everything would have to be made by hand. :)

Ping to all my blackpowder and revolver friends. It looks like some people are making up for lost trigger time now that the commies are gone.

Does he cast his own bullets, or does he farm that job out to a foundry. :) To keep things simple, each cylinder probably uses one can of Fg cannon powder.

16 posted on 03/03/2013 4:38:44 PM PST by 300winmag (Overkill Never Fails)
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To: 300winmag

RT reports that “It took Mr (Ryszard) Tobys around 2,500 hours to construct, since most of the parts had to be built by hand.”

No sh!t, Sherlock. What was your first clue? Other than a couple of large machine screws, almost everything would have to be made by hand. :)

Ping to all my blackpowder and revolver friends. It looks like some people are making up for lost trigger time now that the commies are gone.

Does he cast his own bullets, or does he farm that job out to a foundry. :) To keep things simple, each cylinder probably uses one can of Fg cannon powder.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Maybe he used a 3D printer?


17 posted on 03/03/2013 4:46:40 PM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: DogByte6RER
Somehow it makes him look like the Incredibly shrinking man.


18 posted on 03/03/2013 4:47:52 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: DogByte6RER

It may be a revolver, but it ain’t a handgun.


19 posted on 03/03/2013 4:48:34 PM PST by Misterioso (The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see.)
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To: DogByte6RER

How do you say, “Go ahead. Make my day.” in Polish?


20 posted on 03/03/2013 4:51:07 PM PST by Misterioso (The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see.)
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To: Misterioso
"Śmiało, aby mój dzień".
21 posted on 03/03/2013 4:54:21 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: DogByte6RER

28mm would be 1.10 caliber or what we would call a 110 caliber if I did the math right. Think about that, a bullet over an inch in diameter. THAT’s gonna leave a mark.


22 posted on 03/03/2013 4:56:03 PM PST by Have Ruck - Will Travel (Hmm, I wonder what would happen if I...)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

23 posted on 03/03/2013 5:03:56 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Hate to have to clean that thing.


24 posted on 03/03/2013 5:03:56 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: calex59

Did you move the decimal a place?


25 posted on 03/03/2013 5:06:17 PM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: DogByte6RER
first "Crew Served" hand gun...
26 posted on 03/03/2013 5:10:33 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DogByte6RER

Now what was the point of building that stupid thing? What good is it? It probably weighs 30 times more than the average impromptu rocket launcher, and you have to manufacture the bullets one at a time over a period of weeks. Some people have way to much time on their hands, and not enough real enginuity to make it practical in the real world.


27 posted on 03/03/2013 5:11:19 PM PST by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I’m thinking an even more effective and perhaps desirable load for this puppy would be 5 oz kielbasas.


28 posted on 03/03/2013 5:27:07 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: dfwgator

Now, how do I pronounce it? ::)


29 posted on 03/03/2013 5:28:21 PM PST by Misterioso (The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see.)
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To: Have Ruck - Will Travel

be neat to see some ballistic info on that load


30 posted on 03/03/2013 5:30:13 PM PST by The_Sword_of_Groo (My world view is accurately expressed in the lyrics of " The Fightin' Side of Me")
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To: Misterioso
"Śmiało, aby mój dzień".

Shmawo, aby mooy jane.

31 posted on 03/03/2013 5:36:57 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: jespasinthru
Now what was the point of building that stupid thing?

Why not? Why build a "Monster Truck"?

(Because you want to! That's why!)

What good is it?

Well, it got him in the Guinness Book of World Records...and international notoriety as well--without harming anyone. Nothing wrong with that.

32 posted on 03/03/2013 5:37:56 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Eye of Unk
I would love to make one as well but instead a 4 foot long 1911.

First thing I thought of when I read that was the force of that 35 pound slide coming back when fired. But then I thought about trying to rack the slide to load the thing, with a stack of railcar springs for the recoil spring.

33 posted on 03/03/2013 5:50:04 PM PST by eartrumpet
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To: dfwgator
Dziękuję!
34 posted on 03/03/2013 6:05:22 PM PST by Misterioso (The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see.)
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To: Misterioso

Nie ma za co.


35 posted on 03/03/2013 6:06:34 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: DogByte6RER

I hear he picked off a pigeon 7 miles away. Caught it right in the eye.


36 posted on 03/03/2013 6:20:15 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
Belvedere Vodka Pictures, Images and Photos This has a tendency to make things appear larger than they really are
37 posted on 03/03/2013 6:20:22 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER; All

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=16SIvVKtuks


38 posted on 03/03/2013 6:23:17 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: The_Sword_of_Groo

Hmm, it’s a black powder pistol.

Oh well, I still want a bolt-action, 25mm, anti-material rifle. Now THAT would be fun. It might not be as big in diameter, but talk about “reach out and touch someone”. (WEG)


39 posted on 03/03/2013 6:32:20 PM PST by Have Ruck - Will Travel (Hmm, I wonder what would happen if I...)
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To: DogByte6RER; Lazamataz

Beautifully insane replica charcoal burner !!

We all dream of having a bigger gun. This guy made his own.


40 posted on 03/03/2013 6:52:19 PM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: 300winmag

Largest handguns I own are a 500 Linebaugh Ruger Bisley, a 50GI Glock and 1911A1 from Guncrafters Industries and a Super Redhawk in 45 Colt / 454 Casull .

Then there is my TC Contender in 45-70 .....:o)

Thats as big as I can afford.

Stay safe !


41 posted on 03/03/2013 7:46:13 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: DogByte6RER

Will Joe Biden tell him to fire it through a door?


42 posted on 03/03/2013 8:12:31 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: DogByte6RER

A 5 oz. bullet would be a 2187 grain bullet.

To put that in perspective, a trapdoor 45/70 shot a 500 grain lead bullet. It took 14 of those bullets to weigh a pound. This bullet would be more than 4 times that large.

Looks like a fake photo. But who knows.


43 posted on 03/03/2013 8:15:03 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: HartleyMBaldwin

Nope


44 posted on 03/03/2013 8:17:33 PM PST by calex59
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To: Nailbiter; BartMan1

ping


45 posted on 03/03/2013 8:18:59 PM PST by IncPen (Read the Constitution!)
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To: calex59
the bullets weight in at 21,875 2,187.5 grains.
46 posted on 03/03/2013 8:19:55 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Alright, so I made a mistake, either way that is a hell of a heavy bullet.


47 posted on 03/03/2013 8:29:38 PM PST by calex59
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To: DogByte6RER
A neighbor holding Mr. Toby's cat:

48 posted on 03/03/2013 8:31:42 PM PST by BansheeBill
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To: calex59

Yep, it is. I would not want to be the one shooting it.


49 posted on 03/03/2013 8:33:29 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: DogByte6RER; mickie
Is that Lech Walesa's evil twin brother?

Leni

50 posted on 03/03/2013 8:37:38 PM PST by MinuteGal
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