UPDATE: Due to popular criticism, I'm going to go ahead and say, despite what the gun says on its shell, it is a prototype that uses .223, and is the base prototype that could you can exchange the barrel/firing mechanisms be able to switch the type of ammo. Any further question of the Sci Fi /cool design excuse can be referred to Judge Dredd's weapon. It has all kinds of ammo types. I should really just rename the gun "the Controversy". I really do appreciate all the feedback though! Thanks!
Dual functioning long and short ammo weapon. Designed for one weapon to carry both ammo types for long and short range combat. Also using only 1 barrel they can both feed into. Using a magical mechanism for the forward rounds that seals the barrel up when not in use. It's sci fi, deal with it.
Based on a 3D rough you can find on my blog :[link]
From a purely aesthetic perspective, I am still drooling on myself (mentally). This is excellent work. Well done!
It's not sci-fi; if you can figure out the proper mechanisms and have an internal computer or higher functions, you can have the gun shoot as fast as a P90, while using both clips. Yet the faster the gun fires, the more the accuracy decreases as the recoil throws off the persons aim. its basic logic, but guns aren't made like this because of the fact that it wouldn't be ideal to be in combat and need to change one or 2 different magazines of different caliber/ magazine sizes.
Either way, this is looking really nice!
do you receive purchase from Indonesia?
I want make order for ten...
That's a fuckin cool design!
Anyways, great work! I really like the lighting/shading!
This gun could be used in Post-apocalypse by the Red Cross, who act as Battle Medics. Hehe.
Oh, and the red lines up front <3
And btw i donīt think that there is much magic needet to make such a idea runnig.
I really like the "click-to-decompose" detail
First, .22lr and 22short woudl be useless in a design of this awesomeness. If I am going to weild a Cool weapon like this 5.56 and 9mm would be the way to go. it already look sliek it oculd have 2 different barrels so why not?
Second, It would now need 2 harging handles and 2 ejection ports for spent rounds.
Third, Your bullpup design is awesome and the colors are spectacular.
Makes me want to figure out the mechanics of something like this and see if it could work.
The forward breech just needs to be a separate block with a regular .22 breech on one side and a through-barrel on the other side, with the centerlines separated by maybe .3-.5". This block can slide (or possibly "rock", pendulum-fashion, from a pivot above and between the breech and through-barrel) a short distance side-to-side to align either the breech with the forward magazine and barrel, or the through-tube with the barrel (allowing rounds from the rearward breech to continue on their way). Now ... this does get hairy when considering that the whole mechanism needs to recoil, too. Really, considering how little .22 rounds are, I don't see why the maintenance headache would be worth adding compared to an under/over -- not much barrel separation anyway. I understand, though, that that's not the point! Cool design
A few much more elegant solutions to firing 2 rounds from one gun are
- Just use 2 barrels, you're adding all these parts and complexity, why not just add a barrel.
- Design the barrel breech to accept different lengths of casing in a way requiring no barrel or bolt change. Just change the magazine.
This is like the artist says, a "scifi deal with it" gun. There is no practical real world solution to this that isn't better solved another way. Us gun purists just don't see the point of even going that far though, when anyone would enjoy this design just as much only firing one caliber.
If all you wanted to do was fire different-size .22 rounds from the same gun, you could -- surprise! -- go get pretty much any .22 on the market right now. I have never used a .22, either pistol or rifle, that couldn't at least chamber shorts and LRs with no mods whatsoever. If you really wanted to, you could easily design a mechanism with side-by-side magazines and a breech that could toggle to feed from either one, especially in such an anemic caliber as .22 where you could practically get away from making the breech from GRP. The bigger issue with such a gun is that it's a solution without a problem -- nobody needs a machine pistol chambered in two versions of .22! Unless you have a REAL squirrel problem, I guess.
If you're a gun purist, then the only aesthetic is function, and the simpler and more robust the design by which that function is accomplished, the better. This doesn't mesh that well with gun concepting from an artist's perspective, if you think about it. But something like this is a lot more interesting to consider than a real-life "pimped" AR with two kinds of lasers and a scope and a flashlight on the rails.