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RP-1898 Revamp by ScrewfaceRomeo RP-1898 Revamp by ScrewfaceRomeo
Rifle, Pattern 1898

Type: Bolt-action rifle
Place of origin: New Corda

Service history

In service: 1898-1923
Used by: New Corda
Wars: 1st War of Independence, Great War

Production history

Designer: Edward O'Toole, David O'Kanna
Number built: 8,000,000+

Specifications

Weight: 7.9 lbs
Barrel length: 44 inches
Cartridge: 7x55mm Cordian T89 Standard Ball
Action: Bolt-action, cock-on-close
Feed system: 20-round integral drum magazine, loaded with 10-round charger clips
Sights: post front sight, adjustable volley U-notch rear sight.

In 1897, the Cordian Government opened a competition to replace the ageing O'Toole repeater with an ultra modern combat rifle fit for the industrial age. Having encountered the SMLE previously, and noted it's effectiveness, the Cordian military asked for a rifle capable of achieving or besting the SMLE's legendary rate of fire. Castle State Arsenal, alongside Cheyenne Armory, created a paired rifle and cartridge to fill the requirements. The rifle was based on the SMLE's action, but strengthened and modified to accept the higher pressure, rimless 7x55mm Cordian cartridges. What made it unique, however, was the feeding system; a 20 round integrated drum designed by O'Toole which could be loaded via individual cartridges or 10 round charger clips. This allowed Cordian troops to put out massive amounts of sustained firepower, and opponents often mistook Cordian rifle squads for machinegun emplacements. The original top charger mount was also left in place, allowing troops to either load the full drum from an open bolt, or top off the rifle from a closed bolt, retaining a cartridge in the chamber. The well-crafted and stringently quality-controlled rifle, coupled with the inherently accurate and flat-shooting 7mm Cordian cartridge quickly gained a reputation for accuracy and power, and continued to see service as a sniper rifle well into the Cold War. Discontinued as a mainline battle rifle in 1923 to be replaced by the RKN "Spooky" semiauto, the "Pattern '98" remains popular with civilians as a hunting rifle, and modernized versions are often in service with police snipers and some PMCs.
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Emilion-3 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Impresive.
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nejitenten12 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
sweet :)
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Lord-Vanaduke Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As I said on NS, this is a very interesting gun design. =P
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"interesting" can mean any number of things :p
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Lord-Vanaduke Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I liked the magazine and the lower reliever =P interesting in a gud way
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. Seems like people on that site tend to dislike me, and you cnt be too careful.
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Sharkour Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
This is great, I love the blueing affects.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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CzechBiohazard Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, great weapon. :D
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is the last of the Past-Tech gear for a while. Now I have a pile of AK commissions to kick out.
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Bajireyn Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For Spree?

Also,this is a really good rifle.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aye. And thanks!
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Bajireyn Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I figured that much.

As for that,your welcome.
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LordMordrek Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Where is your bayonet, soldier?!
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Note the lugs underneath the barrel, near the muzzle.
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LordMordrek Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
I see lugs, I see no bayonet. No rifle is ready for battle without a bayonet.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bah. The Japanese thought that too, and look what happened to THEM. Tens of them died for every American their bansai charges killed. Bayonet charges are a supremely bad idea and should only be undertaken in desperate circumstances, such as when you have no more ammo, the enemy is bearing down and reinforcements are a no-go. See, a single sustained burst of automatic fire can bring down an entire charge, and disciplined semiautomatic or even bolt-action fire can pick off one as well. Look at WWI, where such charges were the norm: casualties were horrendous and the tactic was ineffective: with thousands of soldiers dying for six feet of ground. A bayonet is nice to have (how else are you going to open those damn MREs?) and in an emergency it could save your life, but a competent soldier in a properly run military should never need it. The cost is simply too high, and unless your enemy is vastly outnumbered and you are prepared to lose a lot of troops, the bayonet charge should never even be considered. The RP-1898 is however issued with the KP-1876 Bowie, which can be mounted on the bayonet lugs, and which I was too lazy to draw ATM. Troops and NCOs are, however, instructed to avoid charges over open ground of any kind if at all possible, and to engage at range whenever possible, leading to the KP-1876 being primarily used to prepare meals and cut rope. The New Cordian military is not some two-bit conscript horde, and the lives of troopers are valued and not thrown away like mere cannon fodder. Bayonet charges, like magazine cutoffs and trench warfare, are reguarded within Corda as an idiocity peculiar to the outside world.
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LordMordrek Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So? The Polish used cavalry in WWII, and that got them nowhere. And while there IS a psychological effect, the fact is that even the US Marine in the Pacific, who were scared shitless of the Japanese, managed to throughly kick their asses, with Japanese losses at hundreds for every ten Americans killed. Even without the bomb, they were pretty screwed. Plus, I think the fact that I can point to two major wars where the tactic was absurd and cost lives beats one British army training video and a single instance in Afgahnistan. An instance that was an execellent example of what I was saying; an isolated, single incident in which the factors where just right and it was unfortunately necessary. A single instance in over ten years of constant war. Face it, the dawn of the assault rifle was the twilight of the bayonet charge. In late WWII, the Russians were using mass charges against the Nazis. The Nazis came up with the first assault rifle, and the effect so impressed the ruskies that they had to have their own. And so we have the AK series. True, the Russians won, but only because they were willing to throw bodies at the Nazis until the Germans ran out of bullets. And while troops are still trained and bayonets still issued, as they should be, the tactic is no longer viable except in extreme circumstances.
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LordMordrek Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
The bayonet is the weapon of honor and glory! No war is truly complete without some poor bastard dying on the end of a makeshift spear. You think to argue with logic and reason on your side, but you have already failed, for I HAVE NO LOGIC! your assault rifle's magazine may carry many bullets, but it has no room left for glory.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bah, a spear indicates cowardliness and fear of the enemy, that you must keep a whole long stick between you, as though mopping floor like little girl! True glory is obtained by pouncing on your foe and stabbing him to death with a 15 inch Bowie knife, or even better, a vodka bottle that you have just broken over his head! :D
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SiloZen Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Based on a gun that didn't exist at the time :P

Looking mighty beautiful.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, the Lee-Enfield entered service in 1885.

Thanks!
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SiloZen Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Yeah :P That's why I re-commented after realizing xD
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SiloZen Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Wait, I take that back, lefeckle.
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