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possible to have two differently working cartridges with the same trajectory (Bullet weight, shape, and velocity equal).

With the "medium" and "strong" load, the trajectory, of course, would be different. When you throw a stone, and your wife throws one of the same weight, there will always be a difference in range and trajectory, unless you made a mistake when you married. It might be because I do not know better, but the thought of replacing the wide variety of bullet weights with one only, with two different expansion properties, and thereby taking a step towards creating a "load to suit the game" instead of a "load to suit the ballistic limits," sounds fascinating to me. The other possibility, with two different loads behind the same bullet might also be useable. Although necessitating two different sight settings, it would not be going nearly as wild as we sometimes do with a handful of different bullet weights.

A name for the "cartridge without a gun?" My friends call it the ".358 Kvale."

Let me end the story by relating an amusing incident of last year. An unknown fellow called me from the other end of the country, asking "What's the 8 mm Kvale cartridge?" After briefly explaining to him about my suggestion for an 8 mm wildcat, I asked how he knew about it. "Oh, a friend of mine has got a catalog from the 11 & M Tool Company in the U.S.A., and they list a chambering reamer for it." Just goes to prove—we guubugs are a peculiar race.

Nils Kvale, Amoljors, Sweden

Controlled Power Pneumatic Rifle

As modern small-bore shooters turn more and more to the pellet-gun for safety because of intensive building around the outskirts of most communities, more interest and emphasis is being placed on "Controlled Power."

For this type of shooting, Sheridan Products Inc. of Racine, Wisconsin (manufacturers of the Sheridan Silver Streak and

Blue Streak Models), have developed a highcompression pneumatic rifle with enough velocity and power to make it a truly practical small-bore for target practice, plinking, and effective pest control. The rifle uses air, "dry ice" gas, or C02 units, to an extremely high standard of accuracy and power.

There is a sound reason for Sheridan's preference for the pump type rifle. The precision piston-powered action is fully controllable to proper velocity for the job at hand. Three easy strokes of the forearm provide tack-hole accuracy at average home basement ranges. A few more will knock a squirrel from the highest tree, or drive a bullet through an inch of soft pine. An interesting side issue is what this pumping of controlled power does to growing boys' arms and shoulders!

The bullet used is advertised as "a radical advance in air and gas ballistics." It is a straight sided, ogive nosed, solid bullet of 16 grains, held to tolerances measured in tenths of thousandths. This Sheridan Bantam "5," as the name indicates, is a 5 mm (approximately .20 caliber) pellet which, after exhaustive tests, proved best for flat trajectory and shock on small game as well as for accuracy. Of correct sectional density—not too small and fumbly to handle and selling for a fraction of a cent a shot (including the charge of highly compressed free air)—the Bantam "5" has proved an ideal all around combination for its power plant.

The old, conventional open sight has been modernized by adding a third adjustment to the usual two of windage and elevation. Instead of dove-tailing or permanently fastening to one sight radius on the barrel, Sheridan engineers have included a sliding feature, with positive lock, allowing the shooter to position the sight at the distance from his own eyes which is for sharpest definition. An excellent receiver sight is also available for those preferring an aperture or "peep" pj sight type. Ull


(Continued from page 30) from that awful mess might just touch off the trigger of a loaded piece. That last possibility made an inspection of each weapon an absolute must, and of necessity placed the burden of inspection on my G.I.s and myself. Each rifle, carbine, and automatic weapon had to be checked for live ammunition, and we found plenty. Have you gun lovers ever looked through several thousand weapons in one day? After a while, believe me, the thrill is gone. While the hostilities were still on with Germany, our POWs could only handle the weapons and load them onto the trucks, after we Americans had checked them over. Later on, after May 9th, 1945, those same Jerrys did all the checking arid inspection, in addition to loading the trucks.

It's really quite a sight to see several thousand weapons thrown into a huge pile for destruction. For a gun enthusiast, it offers quite a challenge in recognition. As the eye played over the huge mass of murderous trinkets, certain definite and recognizable shapes would begin to take form. You suddenly became aware that dozens of rifle muzzles would be pointing right at you. You might be standing on a floor full of bayonets. That round object partially hidden under a rifle slock could be a live grenade (and it usually was!) One tug on a particularly attractive looking schuetzcu buttplate might bring several other weapons clattering down about your head. The entire setup was like a gun collector's nightmare.

The muzzles or butlplates of practically every make and model of European shoulder arm from the 1500s down to 1945 could be found in those piles. If you think not, let me describe one particular lot which I picked out of the pile on a day that was only average. These are just some of the highlights as 1 remember them. The pile contained: a long decorative Arabian flintlock smoothbore; a Prussian needle-gun; an 1866 Winchester; a 17th Century German rifled wheel-lock wall or rampart gun; an even earlier German matchlock musket; several Miquelete lock and pill lock muskets; a two handed sword from Crusader days; a fine 1773 Charleville musket; a model 1865 Spencer carbine. There were double barrel, triple barrel, and four barrel combination arms galore, practically all minus either barrels or receivers. There was a fine Nazi dagger, and there was the usual assortment of Mausers, Carcanos, Steyrs, Mosin-Na-gants, Lebels, Enfields, Norwegian Krags, Dutch Hembrugs, and Volksturm carbines by the hundreds.

Sec what I mean? There was enough old iron to make a gun collector happy for the rest of his days. What did we do with all this "Captured Enemy Materiel? Well, we would pile it on our trucks and take it back to the shop. Sorting through the weapons, those damaged or with missing parts would be marked for distinction immediately. The Mauser '98s were always given the plush treatment at our "Auslandische Waffen-meisteri" (Foreign Weapons Shop) as our German POWs called the place. All the '98s would be rcfiuished, oiled and neatly stacked in a nearby warehouse. From time to time, these would be issued out to the French Army, which was hot to fight but short on Mnall arms. British SMI.F. Mk Ills. Pattern

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