A Nurse with a Gun

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Ugly Gun Sunday

Something about the Bergman Simplex just bothers me. It looks like a mad Frenchman took a Smith & Wesson M&P and a Broomhandle Mauser, disassembled them and tossed them into a blender.

Kind of cool though....Yeah, I'd buy it at the right price.



Blogger Bruce said...

The muzzle's straight off an H&R breaktop revolver.

10:12 AM  
Blogger Assrot said...

Yeah, that is a a fairly unique looking gun. I kind of like it. I am pretty sure I'd pay a reasonable amount if I saw one laying on the bench at a gun show.


11:44 AM  
Anonymous Skofnung said...

I've always kinda liked the looks of the Bergmans. I would love to get my hands any one of them, but I would really like a Bergman-Bayard.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Bunnyman said...

+1 on the Bergmann-Bayard...only one that doesn't have bizarre geometry or fire a dangerously underpowered round. Still, bizarrely compelling...

I love the look of those pseudo-C96 internal slides.

6:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like a lovely little gun to shoot but a pig to carry.

How many inches of gun for each inch of bore?

7:13 AM  
Blogger Breda said...

It's quirky. I like it.

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of the older autos were designed to be familiar to shooters who were already familliar with the revolver

(I suppose in just the same way computers are designed to be familliar to users of type writers)

Just take a look at some of the old mannlicher designs, especially his blow forward, which the patent actually describes as having a lock mechanism identical to a double action revolver.

It seems to have taken such reprobates as John Moses Browning and Georg Luger to realise the advantages of placing the bore line low down, close to the hand, and from about 1894, the advantages of Browning's combined slide and breech bolt.

I'd love a Bergman Bayard 9mm (next best thing to a .38 super, although both are a fair way behind the 9mm Mauser export), just as I'd love a Finnish Lahti L35...

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like it escaped getting its screw slots buggered by Bubba!

12:47 PM  
Blogger Oldsmoblogger said...

Holy petunia...I was messing around with sketches of random stuff for a steampunk cartoon if I ever decided to do one, and a pistol I drew as an alternative to a Borchardt C93 (what I imagined the cool kids would carry) looked almost exactly like that.

Small frakking world. I want one. And a Borchardt.

9:19 PM  

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