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RKN ''Spooky'' (Rifle, Pattern (of) 1926) by ScrewfaceRomeo RKN ''Spooky'' (Rifle, Pattern (of) 1926) by ScrewfaceRomeo
Developed in the early twenties for police and game wardens by Rouss, Krone and Nigel assc., the RKN Model 3 was first nicknamed "Spooky" by criminals, who had never before encountered semiautomatic rifles in the hands of police, and initially labeled them witchcraft. Cordian Expeditionary Rangers had begun purchasing and using them outside the normal TO&E in 1924, and they were standardized throughout the Expeditionary Corps in 1926 as the RP-1926. The RKN fired the same 6.5x53mm round as the MGP-1925 light machine rifle, but used a proprietary 15 round box magazine. The RKN was very accurate, but suffered in dusty environments and lacked power at range, leading some troopers to discard it in favor of the older RP-1898 bolt rifle.
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Semi-II Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see a lot of ZH29, and I like it :D
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Arget-Normand Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the handle design. It's interesting that you put the barrel on the bottom like modern arms instead of the top, more usual for the time.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
With the toggle locking, it's necessary to have it on top.
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Arget-Normand Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah.
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UltimaWeapon13 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet.
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shinmei Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great work, i think i spot a little of czech zh29, am i right?
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Spotted the barrel sink, did ya? :p
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shinmei Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yup, i did, but that's just because i recently discovered the zh29
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CzechBiohazard Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is cool. Awesome job! :D
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! It's wacky, but I like it
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Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
I like these retro designs you've been doing. Is this part of a world-building project?
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, it's for NationStates.net
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Sharkour Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
I imagine this is set in an alternate timeline, as automatic weaponry had been around for a while by 1926.
Very awesome rifle, though.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They had, but up until 1923 they had been restricted to military use within the country where this was developed. This was the first semi-automatic rifle offered in the civilian market.
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LordMordrek Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
AFFIX BAYONETS!!!
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Correction: AFFIX 15 INCH BOWIE KNIVES!
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DerVulf Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I spot a touch of the STG44's gas piston, a-dose of luger P08 in the charging system and of course some traditional M2447 in the sights............I am right about those influences right?
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
StG is correct, Luger Rifle rather than PO8, sights are G98. Not bad.
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LeBadger0 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Real nice! Diggin' all around it.
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DerVulf Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Bitchin' build kamerad.
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dancinginfernal Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
2spooky4me
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