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Can anyone Identify a recoil reducing mechanism?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Martin_CA, May 21, 2010.

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  1. Martin_CA

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    I've got an odd, friction based recoil reeducing mechanism, which goes in the butt. No name on it but there's an emblem, which looks like a "V" with a stylized shooter. The mechanism is a rack & pinion friction ratchet wheel, with two giude rods.
     
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    Thanks, is there name associated with that type? Age? It's on an early BT-99.
     
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    Excuse my terrible mouse sketching, but the symbol looked like this. I didn't take a pic when I had it apart because my hands were all greasy.
     
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    Actual Pictures. No name or patent numbers on this thing. Can anyone recognize this?

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  5. OLD ONE EYE

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    I do not know what it is but it sure is different looks like a old design. The question is how does it work have you shot it ??
    Buddy
     
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    I haven't shot it yet. The only ISIS recoil system I can find on the internet is some kind of polymer foam system. This is completely mechanical. There's a spring around the thinner guide rod, under that accordion cover.

    Is there a maker or name associated this system?
     
  7. PerazziBigBore

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    Browning.. early model
     
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    Does that symbol remind anyone else of a figure of an Olympic shooter, or the symbol used in Olympic shooting sports??
     
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    TrapshooterJoe7 , if you have one still new in the box, would it be possible to get a picture of the labelling on the box?
     
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    We were buying those in the late 80’s for about $12.00 each. I must have ordered 15 or 20 of them for my buddies and me. They came from a place called Shotgun Specialties out of Redmond Washington.

    The boxes had no markings on them but the very narrow black glue on Recoil pad said “Browning” on it. We were told that they were a prototype that was never used, don’t know if that was true or not.

    We put them on some 10-gauge goose guns and they worked fine until the temperature got down to about zero and then they would freeze up and just be a solid block. I’ll still have one or two of them around here if I can find one tomorrow I will post a picture of it in the box.

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    I bought a few in the early 90's.. I thought I was told it was a replacement recoil system for ..??? maybe a BT99?? At $25.00 a pop.. I used a few on project guns I was fooling around with.. They actually worked pretty good.. Sold my last few on E-bay.. years ago.. Think I got something like $50.00 each for them..
     
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    Did you use the supplied hard plastic buttplate or did you have a softer rubber one on it?
     
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    If I remember the story right they were designed and built in Germany for the Browning guns and then shipped to Japan for installation. The Japanese did a few but then refused to because they were not made in Japan.

    Browning then dumped them on the market to get rid of them.

    Someone may have better details but I got that from a Browning employee at Arnold Mo.

    Ajax
     
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    I heard that Hitler originally wanted these in all of his soldiers guns because they were always complaining to him about their sore shoulders. He then told the Japanese Emperor that he would become an ally ONLY if the Japanese would install these devices for him because he was far too busy with the war and a pesky Volkswagon recall. The Japanese refused and this is still a bitter subject to this very day.
     
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    Tron, No breakfast yet?? You put something different in you this morning. Better check your pills, (LOL) Shoot often while we can, Bob
     
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    Couldn't have happened quite that way Tron. The German soldiers never complained to Hitler-they had heard of Stalingrad!

    Ajax
     
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    I have always wondered why the Germans and the Japs didnt see eye to eye..
     
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    Tron first the shoes now this German Japanese covert secret action they never had any Volkswagon /Toyota recalls these were the first new bumper guards called bumperettes for their imported cars back in the 1970's I first saw them in a hazy vision on a VW van at a Greatfull Dead Concert .
     
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