Muzzle brake carbon

Let’s take a silent minute to honor the memory of those poor sausages
who bravely sacrificed themselves for our education.
Rest In Pieces.


Cylinder gap. One of the first things you learn shooting a Dan Wesson .44. Because you can change barrels and shrouds you can seriously jack yourself up if you didnt set your barrel right between changes. yeah barrel hanging on cylinder could happen, but worse having way to big of a gap.

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I have always wondered why that feeler gauge is .006 inches. As easy as the barrel change is, it seems to me you could set it for less. The Korth .357 comes from the factory at. 003.

Of course, the gas seal in the Nagant M1895 in Hickok45’s video is very intriguing. I wonder why that design hasn’t been copied.

You learn real fast with the Dan if you “set” it loose. You WILL get powder burns on your hands and face.

But damn, starting to learn to shoot one handed with a .44, everything else is a breeze. Guns a #$%^^ with smooth grips in the summer. Spins right out of your hand easily.

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I also thought 6 thou was a bit large, but not being a gun slinger I didn’t
want to be the first to comment.
" Steel will expand from 0.06 percent to 0.07 percent in length for each 100oF rise in temperature"
For the sake of exaggeration assume that the cylinder is 2 inches long,
assume that the cylinder starts of at 70 degrees F and gets heated to 370 F,
an increase of 300 F → length increase by 1.0007 x 1.0007 x 1.0007 = 1,002 or 0.2 percent
which would be 4 thousands of an inch if the cylinder is 2 inches long (which I don’t think it is).
A 3 thou gap would be enough and that is under the assumption that the steel frame above and below
do not get heated by the hot barrel and the gases escaping through the gap.
Under the more realistic assumption that the rest of the steel also gets heated and starts expanding
we could start with an even smaller gap
this presumes that the cylinder isn’t machined unevenly.
Precision manufacturing …

Expensive ammo?

Crazy as it sounds, a loose grip, smooth grips, sweaty hands, revolver, newbie, panic after a one handed shot, gun spins, and panic to re grip, causing secondary discharge. Hopefully round doesnt hit person next to you. bada bing bada boom.

Best boring article explaining, whaaaaat ?

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It was made in Imperial Russia. I think modern day techniques could produce one at least equal in performance.

As for ammo, that’s why we reload.

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Where’s the cup and saucer?
No 70’s cop show could have been filmed without it.

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That went over my head !

Did you see the instructor link?

That’s how I started shooting, lol. A few years back I took a CCW class out here and the instructor taught me a whole new grip. Backstrap deep, wrap middle, ring and pinkie, index extended along trigger guard, thumb below and parallel to the slide. Support comes in, 4 fingers wrapped in front and around the 3 right hand fingers and the left thumb stacked below the right thumb. Solved my weak grip issues at time that lead to stove pipes and also shooting low left consistently. Allows me to ‘push’ equally left and right to be more stable than I was. Amazing what such a !inor change can do.

I do not recommend that on my .357 cause God gave me 10 digits and I’ve made it to 53 with all in place (not straight lol but still attached). I’m pretty much the cup and saucer w that revolver to clear the ft of cylinder. I’m sure there’s probably a better grip for revolvers I should look for though.


I think the “muzzle brake” effects go back to the late 1970’s. Shepherd Paine was the first I recall seeing do it.

Verlinden also used the effect.

Tony Greenland kept the trend alive well into the late 1990’s early 2000’s.

While exaggerated at best and technically wrong at worst, it serves the purpose of communicating that “action” of some type occured. It helps with story telling in an artistic emotional sense not in a factual pedantic sense.

In anycase, if it isn’t over done it can still look nice and be a positive accent regardless of technical accuracy in my opinion.

Ultimately, Shepherd Paine’s work was what made me want to do armor models. His 1/25 Tiger 1 in particular. So I don’t feel critical towards the effect if folks choose to add it.


I place muzzle blackening right up there next to preshading. It draws attention to the model and gives it depth, but is not realistic to the real vehicle. Artistic license.

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Their, they’re, it’ll be okay.




I have a real thing about spelling as I have a natural ability for it apparently, so I am one of those guys; the ones with the name I won’t mention here but we are all aware of World War II and some of the featured players in that event.

I also am a Special Education science teacher so I get triggered constantly when teaching new vocabulary.

And my wife is moderately dyslexic.

And I live in the United States where the average reading level is currently about eighth grade.

But you just have to roll with it or you’ll get rolled under it.


Thankfully the grammar Nazi hasn’t binned your post for being off topic. Yet.


So you’re a grammar communist?
Or russian grammar monarchist?

Never mind you said USA so you must be a Grammar Capitalist

BTW - USA here too

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How about “shat” for past tense of you-know-what? :thinking: :zipper_mouth_face:
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