very awesome ive tried doing a idea like this numerous times but it always came out back but this, this looks good the only thing is that front part would be pretty heavy if its all steel. itd probably have milling on the top and bottom if it were real
This strikes me as a nearly possible weapon. I assume you're using the lapua .338 round? Just a couple of things with a view to making this real; Of course the barrel would need to be extended. (I imagine you just had canvas constraints.) And the reason the cylinder was invented in the first place was because it was a very functional way of making a gun repeat before there was the technology in place for gas operation. What I'm saying is, the cylinder will work great without any gas assist. With the addition of a hammer that worked as both single action and double action, you'd have two levels accuracy and operation. Pulling the trigger would be the less accuate, more rapid mode and the single action would be the slow, high accuracy mode. Please don't take this negatively, I love your design and with some slight modifications, I believe you've come up with a fully functional, military ready weapon!
Very near to the truth actually.bin the past, back in the days of powder, and pre repeating rifles, the revolver rifle concept was taken into serious consideration by the military, and there are many types of rifles with revolver barrels, most are designed as shotguns but can be loaded with standard rounds. The reason this concept didn't see wider use was, simply it is an extreme challenge to keep clean. It would quickly lose functionality in situations where sand, mud, and other contaminants are in high quantity. It would gum u
The cylinder, and barrel. However, in a much cleaner city setting, more urban, the rifle would do great, or in situations where one wouldn't have to expose the rifle to contaminants (carrying it in a case to the destination)
didnt the origional dragunov shoot .338? the dragunov is my favorite real sniper... i know most of the history surrounding them... they were made by a guy who makes olympic sport rifles, and were adopted by the russian military once they discovered its greatness... it was one of the first ever guns to have an infra red scope, since that was like space age technology then... the chinese found it and made their own clones... (like they dont make enough crap already, lol) and it is still in service in some divisions today.
you know, i love revolving rifles. but you just took it to a whole new level. a futristic, sniper revolving rifle. it's just too awseome...
but i have just one question: does it have a gas-sealing system (like the nagant revolver) ? because if it doesn't, you're going to have two major problems: 1st: you will lose a LOT of gas through the gap (between the cylinder and the barrel), resulting in less gas pressure and, consequently, lower muzzle velocity, resulting in less power, more bullet fall and wind influence, etc. 2nd: because of this loss of gas, you will have burning gas and hot debris flying close to (or, most of the times, into) your hand. and this isn't cool... you will more than likely get your hand burned.
actually, there is no need to redo it if it uses a nagant-style mechanism. take a look at the nagant revolver, it does have a small gap, but whan the gun is cocked the cylinder goes a bit forward, thus closing the gap. i'm no firearms expert, but you know, there's just no need to redo it at all. because even if it doesn't have a gas seal mechanism, it more than makes up for it with awesomeness