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Verify Krag-Jørgensen pistol?[edit]

I'm not able to find any evidence this firearm exists, at least under this name. I removed some links to Photobucket and the like, which you can see in previous versions. Not finding anything on Google. Anyone got WP:Verification that such a thing actually exists, perhaps under a different nomenclature? MatthewVanitas (talk) 22:36, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

I think you are correct, sir. Unless the same factory made some type of pistola for a military contract, but I can't find anything.--Mike - Μολὼν λαβέ 02:56, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

They really seem to have existed, although they’re admittedly very obscure. They are supposedly mentioned in the book Kongsberg-Colten by Karl Egil Hanevik. Edit: US Patent 954.441. Rgds  TRN 3.svg • hugarheimur 03:14, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Advise noob on merge of Draft:Springfield's Socom 16 & II into M1A rifle[edit]

I'm swamped doing Draft reviews, but if anyone is feeling mentor-y and has a moment, can you help this fellow merge his materials? He's creating a standalone article on the SOCOM 16 rifle, but since it's just a variant of Springfield's M1A (just cut-down barrel and tweaked op system) I think they should be merged. Thanks! MatthewVanitas (talk) 03:45, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Question about source[edit]

Dunno if anyone's brought this up before, but is Modern Firearms considered a valid source? I generally don't touch articles that link there, but I recently completed an IP nomination for deletion (WP:Articles for deletion/Fort-15), and noticed it had an entry (but isn't cited). Thanks, Ansh666 17:28, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

I tend to stay away from it. It doesn't add any real information that cannot be found elsewhere and is dubious with where it gets its information. --Molestash (talk) 00:32, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Firearms At Wikimania 2014 (updated version)[edit]

Please note: This is an updated version of a previous post that I made.

Project Leaflet WikiProject Medicine back and front v1.png

Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.

This is particularly aimed at highlighting less discoverable but successful projects, e.g:

• Active Wikiprojects: Wikiproject Medicine, WikiProject Video Games, Wikiproject Film

• Tech projects/Tools, which may be looking for either users or developers.

• Less known major projects: Wikinews, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, etc.

• Wiki Loves Parliaments, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves ____

• Wikimedia thematic organisations, Wikiwomen’s Collaborative, The Signpost

The deadline for submissions is 1st July 2014

For more information or to sign up for one for your project, go to:

Project leaflets
Adikhajuria (talk) 15:37, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Robert Spitzer[edit]

I invite everyone here to participate in a discussion regarding Robert Spitzer. I would like to hear opinions from both sides of the issue. Is he an advocate for gun control, or a political scientist, neutral on the issue, as many are asserting?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Robert_Spitzer_%28political_scientist%29#Gun_control_advocacy

--Sue Rangell 19:59, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Old image of flintlock grenade launcher/thrower/discharger?[edit]

I want to improve the page Grenade launcher to discuss at least briefly the 18th-19th century flintlock muskets adapted with big bronze cups to lob small hand-bombs, as one of the earlier forms of grenade launcher. I can find a number of photos online of museum-pieces, reproductions, movie clips, etc but haven't found any pre-1923 images such as old engravings, etc. I'm sure at some point there have been depictions of British or French soldiers with these curious fat-stubby little muskets, but probably just not keyworded with that term so they come up in a Google search. Does anyone recall ever seeing an image of a grenadier with such a device? It'd be great to extend grenade launcher back a few centuries with a cool image. MatthewVanitas (talk) 15:03, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Grenade Launchers
We even have 16th century wheel lock grenade launchers ;) Btw., "Katzenkopf" is cat’s head in English. Rgds  hugarheimur 15:37, 25 August 2014 (UTC)