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    Posted: March 25 2024 at 10:42am
By the p***king of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes!
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Thanks for posting this video! Wouldn't that rifle be something to have and shoot?!!
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Cool gun!
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too bad it never got past experimental to trials - we might have been able to find one , 
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I was hoping to see it in action...
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I believe South Africa came up with something similar in WWII called the Reider Automatic Rifle. 

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I love the words Ian comes up with, cludge, made me laugh. And he uses it quite often to describe how things are put together.
I find it odd why anyone would go to so much trouble trying to convert rather than design new. Same kind of thing going on in WWI.
Inventing a better mouse trap mentality I supose.
But non the less, a kind of cool cludge of a rifle...LOL
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I work in R&D and Cludge is a term we use
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote shiloh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 26 2024 at 5:37am
I guess the Canadian/English term would be cobble(d)
If you google this topic there was quite a few attempts to turn perfectly good bolt guns into semi`s or autos, instead of just making new designs.
I guess those concerned were just trying  tap into the highly profitable war machine cash cow.
Still going on today no doubt.
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i never understood the US approach in WWI with the pistol caliber type peterson device - only thing that made sense to me was that it converted the bolt gun without destroying the use of the bolt , they just had to add the cut out in the left receiver wall , after these failed to perform up to requirem4ents those rifles lived on as bolt guns - i hsd one in my collection 
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Maybe the correct term in The States would be "Rube Goldberg" idea.
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Yes, a "Kludge" could also be called a "Bodge". not exactly an elegant solution, but a functional if fugly one.
There is some video of some of the other semi & full auto SMLE attempts online, this is a one in a million collectable & firing it would be unthinkable. Notice how not even the usual cotton gloves are enough he's wearing "Hand Wellies"Big smile
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ill go with rube goldberg [ not sure where that came from really ] but yes , kilroy was here and that didnt work well nor did that smellie conversion either 
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