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Sunday, August 10, 2008

50 Years Ago This Month...

...a mad scientist/gunsmith inventor obtained a patent for a new kind of gun, which was basically a double action revolver with open cylinders, which were fed by a magazine. The empty cases were ejected like a semi-automatic. Later that year, he also obtained a patent for the ammunition to feed his bizarre hybrid gun, introducing the word "tround" to the esoteric vocabulary of gunny folk everywhere.



The inventor was named Dardick, as was his new gun.

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8 Comments:

At Sunday, August 10, 2008 5:04:00 AM, OpenID munchkinwrangler said...

Do not mock the Tround! Long live the Tround!

 
At Sunday, August 10, 2008 5:10:00 AM, OpenID munchkinwrangler said...

P.S.: "As versatile a a a six-armed monkey"?

Yeah, those are so handy to have around. I got mine at Recombinant-DNA-R-Us down the road.

 
At Sunday, August 10, 2008 8:14:00 AM, Anonymous Bob@thenest said...

Just think -- a six-armed monkey and a football...

I've never heard of it before. Truly unusual. Thanks for the info and the link!

 
At Sunday, August 10, 2008 8:21:00 AM, Blogger JPG said...

Shopkeeper: Hi. How can I help you?

Customer: Need a box of trounds. You got any?

S: Sure. You want the .22 or .38?

C: Uh, the .38 High Speed?

S: I have some, but, is your Dardick the all-plastic or the Helium-weight model? The Helium isn't rated for High Speed.

C: Oh, mine's the full-weight plastic model. The Helium is handy to carry, but it's only as versatile as a THREE-armed monkey. . . .

 
At Sunday, August 10, 2008 1:41:00 PM, Blogger BobG said...

I remember when those came out; my dad thought it was the ugliest gun he had ever seen, and predicted it would fail terribly.

 
At Monday, August 11, 2008 4:01:00 PM, Blogger Tam said...

FWIW, my word verification is the sound made by a six-armed monkey: "wmrrmg"

 
At Tuesday, August 12, 2008 10:40:00 AM, Anonymous Kristopher said...

If someone wants one, I found one on the internets for about $2400 ... complete with an extra .22 conversion barrel, and exactly one tround.

 
At Saturday, August 16, 2008 7:58:00 PM, Blogger John B said...

I used to maintain a list of all the Science Fiction "B" movies where the Dardick pistol was used as a prop.

 

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