In 1936, Lewis Nolan Nomar patented this device, which is basically a large 40-round magazine for the 1911 pistol. He envisioned a military use for the device in trench raiding, giving men a compact weapon with a large capacity. Unfortunately for him, the device was both remarkably (and unnecessarily) heavy and obsolete the day it was patented. Not only was trench warfare a thing of the past, but submachine guns could and would do the job of his device better than it could. Ultimately, I believe only two of these were made and was never formally tested by the US military.

Ian’s video: [7:45] https://youtu.be/yz9jNE9svCA?si=

https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/36/3a/65/ea07d55669faab/US2066361.pdf

  • @friend_of_satan
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    285 months ago

    So THIS is what guys in action movies are using. It all makes sense now.

    • @FireTowerOPM
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      5 months ago

      To be fair he wrote that ~7 years ago. It was a thing of the past for a while after WW1, untill recently.

  • theodewere
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    75 months ago

    the Thompson had already existed for 20 years, and Nomar thought the world needed this unholy thing

  • @blahsay
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    45 months ago

    I have to say he looks exactly as I imagine bespoke gun makers to look.

  • @[email protected]
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    45 months ago

    You need the extra rounds to compensate for this bulky thing interfering with your aim 😆