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The Double Barrel Pistol by Arsenal Firearms, Italy
iliketowastemytime.com ^ | 7-26-14

Posted on 07/26/2014 7:12:15 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch

This is the type of pistol we could see a James Bond villain using (a hint to filmmakers of the new Bond movie "Skyfall"). The AF2011-A1 "Second Century" incorporates the legendary John Browning M1911 design in both look and function.

The Italian manufacturer, Arsenal Firearms, states that the pistol will remain both ergonomic and easy to fire for anyone who can handle a regular 1911 pistol.

A little bit of background info on the company: formed by a firearm designer Nicola Bandini and gun miniature master Dimitry Streshinskiy (Russia). Arsenal owns a popular shotgun company Zanotti 1625, which has a pretty remarkable history of creating fine-crafted shotguns for well over 400 years.


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it's an interesting article

Although this isn't the first attempt at a double barrel pistol design, Arsenal claims that they will be the first to produce the pistols for the public - in the 1990's a Swiss armorer Vivian Mueller produced a double-barreled 9mm Sig P220 firearm using two stock weapons, custom fabrication, milling and a ton of custom made parts.

1 posted on 07/26/2014 7:12:15 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

I could see Bruce Willis with a couple of these.


2 posted on 07/26/2014 7:15:35 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I bet it weighs about 14lbs.


3 posted on 07/26/2014 7:16:22 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Interesting but a little unhandy for very little gain,

I remember when Gibsons discount store sold a little two shot .22LR pistol called the gaucho. It was sort of like a tiny double barrel shotgun. There was a hammer for each barrel and they were single, er double shot. Also a trigger for each barrel.


4 posted on 07/26/2014 7:17:49 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: InvisibleChurch

A solution without a problem.


5 posted on 07/26/2014 7:19:01 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

If it used ordinary 1911 magazines and had a somewhat ordinary grip I’d go for it as a curio piece.


6 posted on 07/26/2014 7:21:05 PM PDT by fso301
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To: yarddog

To fat for CCW. Looks like something that would be unlocked in Hitman called Ballers, or GTA5.


7 posted on 07/26/2014 7:22:13 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

If a design could be made for two interlocking pistols, each sold separately but “connectible” and some solution to the problem of two closely spaced triggers could be be found, it would be a cool, in-your-face response to magazine limits. Each gun has a limited 8 or 10 rd mag but connected, I have a 16 or 20 rd weapon.

Other than that, I agree, a solution looking for a problem.


8 posted on 07/26/2014 7:25:57 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: MaxMax

Well it would be more useful than holding your gun sideways so maybe they could use them in movies.


9 posted on 07/26/2014 7:29:26 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Life imitates "art"

10 posted on 07/26/2014 7:29:53 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: yarddog

Sideways. Who doesn’t like hot brass down their collar?


11 posted on 07/26/2014 7:33:14 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Still only fires one barrel at a time, save your money and get a quality gun with a double stack mag.


12 posted on 07/26/2014 7:34:30 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: InvisibleChurch
It worked with the P-51. Why not the 1911?


13 posted on 07/26/2014 7:34:55 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: driftdiver

—I bet it weighs about 14lbs.

Slightly more that 4 pounds, but still hefty


14 posted on 07/26/2014 7:40:43 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Joe 6-pack

No way.


15 posted on 07/26/2014 7:41:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

A solution without a problem”

I know, but for some reason, I love it anyway.


16 posted on 07/26/2014 7:41:35 PM PDT by slouper (LWRC SPR 223)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I saw one of those on display between Lackland and Kelley. I then read about the double mustang. It was a surprisingly good plane and performed well.

The only problem is it came out just as jets were making progress and could not perform with them.


17 posted on 07/26/2014 7:41:42 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: BenLurkin

It was the F-82 Twin Mustang, developed as a long range escort towards the end of WWII. It didn’t see action in that war, but did go operational, and IIRC, scored the first air-to-air kill in Korea.


18 posted on 07/26/2014 7:43:06 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
I handled one at the Shot Show last year.

Appears to be very well made but is also very heavy and the grips are huge! I have big hands and couldn't hold it securely.

Would be fun as a novelity but it is also expensive.

19 posted on 07/26/2014 7:46:23 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are much like bananas. They start off green, turn yellow then rot.)
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To: slouper

I don’t care, I want one.


20 posted on 07/26/2014 7:48:23 PM PDT by slouper (LWRC SPR 223)
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To: Joe 6-pack
I couldn't figure out why the pic showed two cockpits. Thought it was a photoshop.

Found this on Wikipedia though:

Prototype XP-82s, P-82Bs and P-82Es retained both fully equipped cockpits so that pilots could fly the aircraft from either position, alternating control on long flights, while later night fighter versions kept the cockpit on the left side only, placing the radar operator in the right position.

Very interesting!

21 posted on 07/26/2014 7:49:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin; yarddog

Yep...as yarddog pointed out, it was actually a successful design, that kind of died on the vine due to the dawn of the jet age, but its intent was to provide long range escort to B-29s going to Japan (and later B-36s should the war have lasted that long). The B-36 was originally designed to bomb Japan from bases in Hawaii, and the Twin Mustang was going to be it’s escort, so you’d need two pilots to make the round trip.


22 posted on 07/26/2014 7:55:10 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e9/57/03/e9570399ffe16d3fc7c342e225d05482.jpg


23 posted on 07/26/2014 8:08:45 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Joe 6-pack
n the late forties, I lived in Lake Worth, TX -- directly across from the main runway at Carswell AFB -- where the then-General Dynamics plant was building the B-36.

We had a virtual aerial menagerie flying over us everyday -- but most of them were B-36s and P-82s. Plus, we also got all the F7U Cutlass traffic. They were being built at the Chance-Vought factory over in Grand Prairies, but the adjoining Naval Air Station either wasn't finished or couldn't handle them. As a consequence, the completed F7Us were disassembled and trucked over to Carswell, where they were re-assembled and tested.

In retrospect, those were three exotic designs.

24 posted on 07/26/2014 8:27:35 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Why not just carry and extra mag, or two guns?


25 posted on 07/26/2014 9:43:58 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

26 posted on 07/26/2014 9:45:49 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
They had these on the old “Get Smart” Television series, except they were revolvers (specifically, “The Stereo Revolver). KAOS contracted with Japanese company to manufacture them. They were distributed to enemy agents through a “Green Stamp” catalog center.

Unfortunately for KAOS, the Japanese manufacturer didn't really understand the specifications. Squeezing the trigger caused the revolver play music from local radio stations...in stereo!

27 posted on 07/26/2014 9:57:45 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: yarddog

I saw one at the Dayton air force museum. I expected it to be about half the size it actually is. It’s huge.


28 posted on 07/26/2014 10:18:29 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Unless your problem is “how can I burn more expensive ammo”...


29 posted on 07/26/2014 10:52:39 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Twice the likelyhood to jam.


30 posted on 07/27/2014 12:55:38 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: okie01

We had a virtual aerial menagerie flying over us everyday
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Your posting brought back memories! I grew up in West Dallas in Oak Cliff during the ‘40s-’50s, only a few miles from Mountain Creek Lake and NAS Dallas, which was on the NE side of the lake. ........btw, the NAS was operational in 1942 and several of our neighbors were active duty or reserve Marines/Navy who were stationed there.

We kids in the late ‘40s would watch the B-36s and also the Flying Wings (I forget the B-** designation) that would fly over from Carswell AFB (adjacent to Convair/General Dynamics). To us kids, those aircraft were awesome.

About a month into my Sr. year of HS, me and two friends enlisted in the Naval Air Reserves at NAS Dallas. It was primarily a training base with patrol (P2-Vs back then) and transport squadrons, but they also based F8-U Crusaders there.


31 posted on 07/27/2014 1:24:06 AM PDT by octex
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To: octex
also the Flying Wings (I forget the B-** designation)

That would be the YB-35 for the prop version and YB-49 for the jet one.

32 posted on 07/27/2014 2:10:46 AM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

They keep trying to “improve” the 1911 - can’t improve perfection, just parody it....


33 posted on 07/27/2014 3:44:16 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Why not simply redesign the 1911 to carry a double stack magazine so the shooter has more shots?


34 posted on 07/27/2014 4:31:01 AM PDT by nomad
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To: nomad

- Half a Model 1859 4-Barrel Sharps Derringer or all of a Remington 2-Barrel Derringer -

- A “Volley-Fire” (rotating) Firing Pin modification works well on a Sharps Derringer (I hear)


35 posted on 07/28/2014 8:16:54 AM PDT by devolve (-Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - pre-1899 Colt SAA frames needed)
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