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AR-15 rifles & Direct impingement[edit]

My understanding is that one of the characteristics of AR-15 rifles is their direct impingement gas operated system (though a few manufacturers opt for a short stroke piston instead). I haven't seen any controversy over this. Yet twice now an editor has come through related articles and deleted the phrase, sometimes replacing it with "Stoner designed gas-system".[1][2] I've reverted him both times and left questions on the IP talk pages asking for an explanation, but received no response. If the IP is right and I'm wrong please let me know. Otherwise I'll continue to revert these deletions or changes. Felsic2 (talk) 18:20, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

A discussion started. See User talk: if you have any input. Felsic2 (talk) 23:28, 21 January 2017 (UTC)


Please participate in decussion re revision to Breechblock. Cinderella157 (talk) 00:25, 23 January 2017 (UTC)4

Minor help requested[edit]

Hi WP Firearms! I'm currently working on the article lead, and we've got a good sentence there that I want to stay but (annoyingly) can't find a good reference for:

Lead is sometimes alloyed with tin or antimony: this increases the cost and time of making the bullet, but increases its hardness (thereby making the bullet more effective against hard targets), reduces tension on the gun barrel and does not contaminate it with lead, as simple lead bullets do.

If anyone can suggest something to cite, it will be much appreciated. This will also eliminate the last obstacle before the upcoming FAC.--R8R (talk) 18:30, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

The alloy you mention was most widely used for typesetting, and is described in some detail as the eutectic alloy at type metal. I would not describe its application to cast bullets exactly as you did, but you might look at the articles consolidated in the National Rifle Association's 1979 publication Cast Bullets by Col. E.H. Harrison for ideas. An explanation of the various alloying elements is found beginning on page 43 of Lyman Products Corporation's 1980 Cast Bullet Handbook in Dennis Marshall's article entitled "The Metallurgy of Molten Lead Alloys". Thewellman (talk) 19:44, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! I was able to find both sources you mentioned online. Will see if I can get any good ideas from them.--R8R (talk) 08:14, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Milhist March Madness 2017[edit]

G'day all, please be advised that throughout March 2017 the Military history Wikiproject is running its March Madness drive. This is a backlog drive that is focused on several key areas:

  • tagging and assessing articles that fall within the project's scope
  • updating the project's currently listed A-class articles to ensure their ongoing compliance with the listed criteria
  • creating articles that are listed as "requested" on the project's various task force pages or other lists of missing articles.

As with past Milhist drives, there are points awarded for working on articles in the targeted areas, with barnstars being awarded at the end for different levels of achievement.

The drive is open to all Wikipedians, not just members of the Military history project, although only work on articles that fall (broadly) within the military history scope will be considered eligible. More information can be found here for those that are interested, and members can sign up as participants at that page also.

The drive starts at 00:01 UTC on 1 March and runs until 23:59 UTC on 31 March 2017, so please sign up now.

For the Milhist co-ordinators. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 00:28, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

RfC notification, Smith and Wesson M&P15 article[edit]

There is a RfC related to the Smith and Wesson M&P15 [[3]]. The topic in question is

Should the following content be added to the article?
The Smith & Wesson M&P15 was used in the 2012 Aurora shooting,[1][2][3] the 2013 Los Angeles International Airport shooting,[4][5] and the 2015 San Bernardino attack.[6][7][8]

Please see the talk page for additional details. Springee (talk) 03:35, 3 March 2017 (UTC)