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Why stupid Folks should not be around guns! Exhibit A

‘I can’t do it babe – I’m scared’: Dramatic video shows swaggering wannabe YouTube star forcing his scared girlfriend to SHOOT him through a book in a video stunt which left him dead and her jailed

  • Monalisa Perez, 20, shot and killed her boyfriend Pedro Ruiz III, 22, in June 2017 while filming a YouTube stunt for his channel 
  • Newly-released transcripts from the video show Perez, who was pregnant with their second child at the time, saying she didn’t want to shoot him
  • Ruiz urged his girlfriend to shoot while he held a hardcover encyclopedia to his chest
  • In released portions of the video, Ruiz is heard saying he is ready to die  
  • She pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in December and was sentenced to six months in prison 

Prosecutors in Norman County, Minnesota on Friday released video and transcripts from the fateful final video of Pedro Ruiz, 22, and his then-pregnant girlfriend Monalisa Perez, 20.

‘I can’t do it, babe. I’m so scared,’ Perez told her boyfriend in the transcript from the June 2017 video, as she wielded a .50-caliber Desert Eagle – one of the most powerful handguns in the world.

‘As long as you hit the book, you’ll be fine. Come on,’ Ruiz responded, holding a hardcover encyclopedia to his chest.

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While cameras were rolling, she fired and the bullet went through the book, killing Ruiz.

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Pedro Ruiz, 22, and his then-pregnant girlfriend Monalisa Perez, 20 are seen in the video

Pedro Ruiz, 22, and his then-pregnant girlfriend Monalisa Perez, 20 are seen in the video

The Desert Eagle (above) is among the most powerful handguns in the world

The Desert Eagle (above) is among the most powerful handguns in the world

Ruiz proposed using an encyclopedia as armor as Perez shot the book with the handgun

Ruiz proposed using an encyclopedia as armor as Perez shot the book with the handgun

‘Babe, if I kill you what’s gonna happen to my life. Like, no this isn’t okay,’ the transcript reads.

Perez, of Redfield, South Dakota, was sentenced earlier this year to 180 days in jail for second-degree manslaughter.

Perez, was pregnant with her second child at the time of Ruiz’s death and their son was born in September.

In the released portion of the video from the stunt, Ruiz addresses the camera and says: ‘So if I’m going to die, I’m pretty much ready to go to heaven right now. If I die, I’ll be ready for Jesus.

‘He probably won’t accept me into the pearly gates because of how stupid this is, but I have confidence that my girlfriend will hit the book and not me.’

Ruiz shows off the gold-plated .50-caliber Desert Eagle handgun moments before the stunt

Ruiz shows off the gold-plated .50-caliber Desert Eagle handgun moments before the stunt

Ruiz shows off the size of the .50 Action Express cartridge that he hoped a book would stop

Ruiz shows off the size of the .50 Action Express cartridge that he hoped a book would stop

The cartridge is among the largest in the world that can be fired by a semi-auto pistol 

The cartridge is among the largest in the world that can be fired by a semi-auto pistol

The video, shot shortly before Ruiz's death is rambling and amateurish at times 

The video, shot shortly before Ruiz’s death is rambling and amateurish at times

Transcripts show Perez hesitated before the stunt but Ruiz urged her on to shoot at him

Transcripts show Perez hesitated before the stunt but Ruiz urged her on to shoot at him

Monalisa Perez, 20

Pedro Ruiz III, 22

New transcript show Monalisa Perez (left), 20, of Minnesota, resisting to shoot dead her boyfriend, Pedro Ruiz III (right), 22, during a botched YouTube stunt last year

The mother-of-two took a plea deal in December that will allow her to serve out half of her jail term in increments of 30 days per year for the next three years.

She is also banned from ever possessing firearms.

After the shooting, Perez told police on a 911 call that Ruiz had asked her to fire a bullet from a pistol into an encyclopedia as he held it against his body.

But the projectile penetrated the volume and fatally wounded the young father.

The fatal shooting was captured on two cameras that had been set up to record the stunt.

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Perez told a 911 dispatcher their YouTube prank had failed and her boyfriend had been shot in the chest

Perez told a 911 dispatcher their YouTube prank had failed and her boyfriend had been shot in the chest

Their three-year-old daughter, Aaliyah, was present when the shooting occurred.

‘We were doing a YouTube video and it went wrong. Please hurry up,’ Perez told the 911 dispatcher in June 2017.

Prior to the shooting, Perez had tweeted: ‘Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos ever. HIS idea not MINE’.

If the 20-year-old had gone to trial and was found guilty, she could have been looking at up to 10 years behind bars.

The prosecutor handling Perez’s case said Ruiz’s family members signed off on the plea deal.

The couple’s YouTube channel had 218 subscribers at the time and included pranks like Perez feeding Ruiz donuts covered in baby powder.

In their last video together, the family go to a fairground and Perez says: ‘Imagine when we have 300,000 subscribers.’

Prior to the shooting, Perez had tweeted: 'Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos ever. HIS idea not MINE'

Prior to the shooting, Perez had tweeted: ‘Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos ever. HIS idea not MINE’

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Hunting, Butchering and Cooking Wild Boar – Gordon Ramsay (Yeah he killed it with his vile mouth in real life!)

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The Medal of Honor

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This medal is the top of the heap of gallantry awards. When it comes time for the US Military to award somebody for acts of courage that almost amount to acts of insane courage in the face of the enemy.
Now this medal is very seldom awarded unlike most medals that the Military gives for services rendered. I myself have only seen one awardee in my several years of service.
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So if you get a chance, you might want to read some of the citations given. I guarantee that it will humble your ideas about how tough you think that you are.
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Medal of Honor

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the US military award. For the video game franchise, see Medal of Honor (series). For other uses, see Medal of Honor (disambiguation).
Medal of Honor
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Army, Navy, and Air Force versions of the Medal of Honor
Awarded by the President of the United Statesin the name of the U.S. Congress
Type U.S. military medal with neck ribbon
(Decoration)
Eligibility Military personnel only
Awarded for Conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty
Status Currently awarded
Statistics
Established U.S. Navy: December 21, 1861
U.S. Army: July 12, 1862
U.S. Air Force: April 14, 1965
First awarded March 25, 1863: American Civil War, U.S. Army recipient
Last awarded July 31, 2017
Total awarded 3,516
Posthumous
awards
621
Distinct
recipients
3,497[
Precedence
Next (higher) None
Next (lower) Army: Distinguished Service Cross
Navy and Marine Corps: Navy Cross
Air Force: Air Force Cross
Coast Guard: Coast Guard Cross

The Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest and most prestigious personal military decoration that may be awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who distinguished themselves by acts of valor.
The medal is normally awarded by the President of the United States in the name of the U.S. Congress.
There are three versions of the medal, one for the Army, one for the Navy, and one for the Air Force.[6] Personnel of the Marine Corps and Coast Guard receive the Navy version.
U.S. awards, including the Medal of Honor, do not have post-nominal titles, and while there is no official abbreviation, the most common abbreviations are “MOH” and “MH”. The Medal of Honor is the oldest continuously issued combat decoration of the United States armed forces.
The Medal of Honor was created as a Navy version in 1861 named the “Medal of Valor”, and an Army version of the medal named the “Medal of Honor” was established in 1862 to give recognition to men who distinguished themselves “conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity” in combat with an enemy of the United States.
Because the medal is presented “in the name of Congress”, it is often referred to as the “Congressional Medal of Honor”. However, the official name is “Medal of Honor”, which began with the U.S. Army’s version.
Within United States Code the medal is referred to as the “Medal of Honor”, and less frequently as “Congressional Medal of Honor”.
The President normally presents the Medal of Honor at a formal ceremony in Washington, D.C. which is intended to represent the gratitude of the American people, with posthumous presentations made to the primary next of kin.
According to the Medal of Honor Historical Society of the United States, there have been 3,516 Medals of Honor awarded to the nation’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen since the decoration’s creation, with just less than half of them awarded for actions during the four years of the American Civil War.
In 1990, Congress designated March 25 annually as “National Medal of Honor Day”.[17] Due to its prestige and status, the Medal of Honor is afforded special protection under U.S. law against any unauthorized adornment, sale, or manufacture, which includes any associated ribbon or badge.

History

1780: The Fidelity Medallion was a small medal worn on a chain around the neck, similar to a religious medal, that was awarded only to three militiamen from New York state, for the capture of John André, a British officer and spy connected directly to General Benedict Arnold during the American Revolutionary War. The capture saved the fort of West Point from the British Army.[citation needed]
1782: Badge of Military Merit: The first formal system for rewarding acts of individual gallantry by American soldiers was established by George Washington when he issued a field order on August 7, 1782, for a Badge of Military Merit to recognize those members of the Continental Army who performed “any singular meritorious action”.
This decoration is America’s first combat decoration and was preceded only by the Fidelity Medallion, the Congressional medal for Henry Lee awarded in September 1779 in recognition of his attack on the British at Paulus Hook, the Congressional medal for General Horatio Gates awarded in November 1777 in recognition of his victory over the British at Saratoga, and the Congressional medal for George Washington awarded in March 1776.[1][19][20]
Although the Badge of Military Merit fell into disuse after the American Revolutionary War, the concept of a military award for individual gallantry by members of the U.S. Armed Forces had been established.
1847: Certificate of Merit: After the outbreak of the Mexican-American War (1846–1848) a Certificate of Merit (Meritorious Service Citation Certificate) was established by Act of Congress on March 3, 1847 “to any private soldier who had distinguished himself by gallantry performed in the presence of the enemy”.
539 Certificates were approved for this period. The certificate was discontinued and reintroduced in 1876 effective from June 22, 1874 to February 10, 1892 when it was awarded for extraordinary gallantry by private soldiers in the presence of the enemy.
From February 11, 1892 through July 9, 1918 (Certificate of Merit disestablished) it could be awarded to members of the Army for distinguished service in combat or noncombat; from January 11, 1905 through July 9, 1918 the certificate was granted medal status as the Certificate of Merit Medal[21] (first awarded to a soldier who was awarded the Certificate of Merit for combat action on August 13, 1898).
This medal was later replaced by the Army Distinguished Service Medal which was established on January 2, 1918 (the Navy Distinguished Service Medal was established in 1919). Those Army members who held the Distinguished Service Medal in place of the Certificate of Merit could apply for the Army Distinguished Service Cross(established 1918) effective March 5, 1934.

Medal of Valor

Medal of Honor (without the suspension ribbon) awarded to Seaman John Ortega in 1864 (back view of medal).

 
The only military award or medal at the beginning of the Civil War (1861–1865) was the Certificate of Merit, which was awarded for the Mexican-American War.
In the fall of 1861, a proposal for a battlefield decoration for valor was submitted to Winfield Scott, the general-in-chief of the army, by Lt. Colonel Edward D. Townsend, an assistant adjutant at the War Department and Scott’s chief of staff.
Scott, however, was strictly against medals being awarded, which was the European tradition. After Scott retired in October 1861, the Secretary of the NavyGideon Welles, adopted the idea of a decoration to recognize and honor distinguished naval service.
On 9 December 1861, U.S. Senator (IowaJames W. Grimes, Chairman on the Committee on Naval Affairs,[22] proposed Public Resolution Number 82[23] (Bill 82: 37th Congress, Second Session, 12 Stat. 329) “to promote the efficiency of the Navy” which included a provision for a Navy Medal of Valor.]
Which was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on December 21, 1861 (Medal of Valor had been established for the Navy), “to be bestowed upon such petty officersseamenlandsmen, and marines as shall most distinguish themselves by their gallantry and other seamen-like qualities during the present war.”[]
Secretary Wells directed the Philadelphia Mint to design the new military decoration.[26][27][28] On May 15, 1862, the United States Navy Department ordered 175 medals ($1.85 each) with the words “Personal Valor” on the back from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia.

Medal of Honor

Senator Henry Wilson, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Military Affairs, introduced a resolution on February 15, 1862 for an Army Medal of Honor. The resolution (37th Congress, Second Session, 12 Stat. 623) was approved by Congress and signed into law on July 12, 1862 (“Medals of Honor” were established for enlisted men of the Army).
This measure provided for awarding a medal of honor “to such non-commissioned officers and privates as shall most distinguish themselves by their gallantry in action and other soldier-like qualities during the present insurrection.”
During the war, Townsend would have some medals delivered to some recipients with a letter requesting acknowledgement of the “Medal of Honor”.
The letter written and signed by Townsend on behalf of the Secretary of War, stated that the resolution was “to provide for the presentation of medals of honor to the enlisted men of the army and volunteer forces who have distinguished or may distinguish themselves in battle during the present rebellion.”
 By mid-November the War Department contracted with Philadelphia silversmith William Wilson and Son, who had been responsible for the Navy design, to prepare 2,000 Army medals ($2.00 each) to be cast at the mint.
The Army version had “The Congress to” written on the back of the medal. Both versions were made of copper and coated with bronze, which “gave them a reddish tint”.[33][34]
1863: Congress made the Medal of Honor a permanent decoration. On March 3, Medals of Honor were authorized for officers of the Army[35][36] (37th Congress, Third Session, 12 Stat. 751). The Secretary of War first presented the Medal of Honor to six Union Army volunteers on March 25, 1863 in his office.[37]
1890: On April 23, the Medal of Honor Legion is established in Washington, D.C.[38][39][40]
1896: The ribbon of the Army version Medal of Honor was redesigned with all stripes being vertical.[41]
1904: The planchet of the Army version of the Medal of Honor was redesigned by General George Lewis Gillespie.[41] The purpose of the redesign was to help distinguish the Medal of Honor from other medals,[42] particularly the membership insignia issued by the Grand Army of the Republic.
1915: On March 3, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard officers became eligible for the Medal of Honor.
1963: A separate Coast Guard medal was authorized in 1963, but not yet designed or awarded.[46]
1965: A separate design for a version of the medal for the U.S. Air Force was created in 1956, authorized in 1960, and officially adopted on April 14, 1965. Previously, members of the U.S. Army Air CorpsU.S. Army Air Forces, and the U.S. Air Force received the Army version of the medal.

Appearance

There are three versions of the Medal of Honor, one for each of the military departments of the Department of Defense: Army, Navy, and Air Force. Members of the Marine Corps and Coast Guard are eligible to receive the Navy version.
Each is constructed differently and the components are made from gilding metals and red brass alloys with some gold plating, enamel, and bronze pieces.
The United States Congress considered a bill in 2004 which would require the Medal of Honor to be made with 90% gold, the same composition as the lesser-known Congressional Gold Medal, but the measure was dropped.

Army Medal of Honor

Army version

The Army version is described by the Institute of Heraldry as “a gold five pointed star, each point tipped with trefoils, 1 12 inches [3.8 cm] wide, surrounded by a green laurel wreath and suspended from a gold bar inscribed VALOR, surmounted by an eagle.
In the center of the star, Minerva‘s head surrounded by the words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. On each ray of the star is a green oak leaf. On the reverse is a bar engraved THE CONGRESS TO with a space for engraving the name of the recipient.”[49]
The pendant and suspension bar are made of gilding metal, with the eye, jump rings, and suspension ring made of red brass.[50] The finish on the pendant and suspension bar is hard enameled, gold plated, and rose gold plated, with polished highlights.

Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard Medal of Honor

Navy version

The Navy version is described as “a five-pointed bronze star, tipped with trefoils containing a crown of laurel and oak. In the center is Minerva, personifying the United States, standing with left hand resting on fasces and right hand holding a shield blazoned with the shield from the coat of arms of the United States. She repulses Discord, represented by snakes. The medal is suspended from the flukes of an anchor.” It is made of solid red brass, oxidized and buffed.

Air Force Medal of Honor

Air Force version

The Air Force version is described as “within a wreath of green laurel, a gold five-pointed star, one point down, tipped with trefoils and each point containing a crown of laurel and oak on a green background. Centered on the star, an annulet of 34 stars is a representation of the head of the Statue of Liberty.
The star is suspended from a bar inscribed with the word VALOR above an adaptation of the thunderbolt from the Air Force Coat of Arms.”[49] The pendant is made of gilding metal.[52] The connecting bar, hinge, and pin are made of bronze.[52] The finish on the pendant and suspension bar is hard enameled, gold plated, and rose gold plated, with buffed relief.[52]

Historical versions

The Medal of Honor has evolved in appearance over time. The upside-down star design of the Navy versions pendant adopted in early 1862 has not changed since its inception.
The Army 1862 version followed and was identical to the Navy version except an eagle perched atop cannons was used instead of an anchor to connect the pendant to the suspension ribbon.
In 1896, the Army version changed the ribbon’s design and colors due to misuse and imitation by nonmilitary organizations.[49]
In 1904, the Army “Gillespie” version introduced a smaller redesigned star and the ribbon was changed to the light blue pattern with white stars seen today.[49] In 1913, the Navy version adopted the same ribbon pattern.
After World War I, the Navy decided to separate the Medal of Honor into two versions, one for combat and one for non-combat. The original upside-down star was designated as the non-combat version and a new pattern of the medal pendant, in cross form, was designed by the Tiffany Company in 1919.
It was to be presented to a sailor or Marine who “in action involving actual conflict with the enemy, distinguish[es] himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty”[53] Despite the “actual conflict” guidelines—the Tiffany Cross was awarded to Navy CDR (later RADM) Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett for arctic exploration.
The Tiffany Cross itself was not popular. In 1942, the Navy returned to using only the original 1862 inverted 5-point star design, and ceased issuing the award for non-combat action.[54]
In 1944, the suspension ribbons for both the Army and Navy version were replaced with the now familiar neck ribbon.[49]
When the Air Force version was designed in 1956, it incorporated similar elements and design from the Army version.
It used a larger star with the Statue of Liberty image in place of Minerva on the medal and changed the connecting device from an eagle to an heraldic thunderbolt flanked with wings as found on the service seal.[55][56]

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The 1941 Johnson LMG light machine gun

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The M1941 Johnson Light Machine Gun, also known as the Johnson and the Johnny gun,[1] was an American recoil-operated light machine gun designed in the late 1930s by Melvin Johnson.
It shared the same operating principle and many parts with the M1941 Johnson rifle and the M1947 Johnson auto carbine.

Design

The M1941 light machine gun was designed by a Boston lawyer and Captain in the Marine Corps Reserve named Melvin Johnson Jr.
His goal was to build a semi-automatic rifle that would outperform the M1 the Army had adopted. By late 1937, he had designed, built, and successfully tested both a semi-automatic rifle and a prototype light machine gun.
Each shared a significant number of physical characteristics and common parts, and both operated on the principle of short recoil with a rotating bolt.
Johnson’s light machine gun was one of the few to operate on recoil operation and was manufactured to a high standard.
It was fed from a curved, single-column magazine attached to the left side of the receiver; company brochures list a 20-round magazine as standard.
Additionally, the weapon could be loaded by stripper clip at the ejection port, or by single rounds fed into the breech.
The rate of fire was adjustable, from 200 to 600 rounds per minute. Two versions were built: the M1941 with a wooden stock and a metal bipod, and the M1944 with a tubular steel butt and a wooden monopod.
The design intended the recoil forces to travel, along with the mass of the weapon’s moving parts, in a direct line to the shoulder of the gunner. While this design minimized muzzle climb, the sights had to be placed higher above the bore.

 Johnson LMG in use

 
The weapon has many parallels with the German FG 42. Both feed from the left side, and both fire from an open bolt while in automatic, and a closed bolt while in semi-auto.
Both weapons were awkward to carry loaded, with a side-mounted magazine; the Johnson had an especially lengthy single-column magazine, and this feature tended to unbalance the weapon.
Despite these similarities, there is no evidence that either weapon had any effect on the design of the other. Both weapons attempted to solve similar problems, and adopted similar solutions.
Prototypes of semi-automatic rifles, 20-round magazine-fed,[citation needed]based on the Johnson LMG were also produced. The M1947 Johnson auto carbine is an example. A belt fed variant also existed.[2]

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During the Second World War, Special Forces within the Allies demanded a more portable, lighter, more accurate automatic rifle that provided the equivalent stopping power of the American BAR.
As a result, this machine gun was adapted as the BAR replacement for commandos operating behind Axis lines.
The First Special Service Force, raised jointly with men from both Canada and the United States (the famous Devil’s Brigade), traded the Marine Corps 125 of the new Johnson light machine guns for plastic explosives.Image result for the johnson machine gun Image result for the johnson machine gun
They were used in lieu of BARs, but as they wore out and were lost in combat they were replaced by BARs.
The Johnson LMG was used by the Philippine Army and Philippine Constabulary during World War II.
Under the Japanese Military Occupation from 1942 to 1945 and post-war from 1945 to 1960s.
Including during the Hukbalahap Rebellion (1946-1954) and by the Philippine Expeditionary Forces to Korea or PEFTOK (1950-1955).
Shortly after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, the predecessor of the Israel Defense ForcesHaganah, developed a close copy of the Johnson LMG, the Dror, in both .303 British and 7.92×57mm Mauser.
Israeli forces found the Dror prone to jam from sand and dust ingress, and the weapon was discontinued after a brief period of service.
Ernesto “Che” Guevara notably used a Johnson in the Cuban Revolution.

Aftermath

Melvin Johnson continued to develop small arms.
In 1955, he was asked to assist Fairchild/ArmaLite in (unsuccessfully) promoting Eugene Stoner’s AR-10 rifle with the U.S. Department of Defense. then with ArmaLite and Colt’s Manufacturing Company as an advocate for the AR-15.
Armalite relied heavily on Johnson’s efforts and the AR-15 used a similar bolt design to the M1941 Johnson.
The AR-15 is still produced today by numerous manufacturers, as is its derivative. the M16 rifle.
One of Johnson’s last postwar firearms ventures was a 5.7 mm-caliber version of the M1 carbine, aka ‘the Spitfire’.[4]

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The Webley-Fosbery or WTF is it?

Forgotten Weapons

George Vincent Fosbery, VCPatented in 1896 and going into production in 1901, the Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver was the brainchild of British Col. George Vincent Fosbery, VC. Fosbery was a career military officer who had served in India for many years (and won his Victoria Cross there in 1863). He was also an avid fan of guns and firearm technology, and the Webley-Fosbery was only one of his several relatively successful inventions (others include an exploding bullet used largely for range-finding and the Paradox system for shooting shot or ball relatively accurately through the same barrel).
Fosbery’s rationale for the self-cocking revolver was a search for a sidearm that would combine the rapid fire and crisp trigger of the automatic pistol with the heavy .455 cartridge of the British service revolver. The automatic pistols available in the late 1890s were virtually all chambered for rather small cartridges, and Fosbery believed that large projectiles were much better suited to combat (proving in addition that nothing changes over time, as this theory and its opposite continue to be argued back and forth to this day). So Fosbery devised a way to harness the recoil energy of a revolver to recock the hammer and rotate the cylinder. His initial model was based on a Colt SAA, but after finding Colt uninterested in the idea he began working with the Webley company, and his production guns are based on their standard revolver.

Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver
Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver, caliber .455

Mechanically, the Webley-Fosbery operates by virtue of the barrel and cylinder assembly being independent of the grip assembly, the one riding in grooves machined into the other. Thus when fired, the grip stays in place and the barrel and cylinder assembly slides back, while a cam pin running in the conspicuous cylinder grooves rotates it to the next chamber and recocks the hammer.\

Webley-Fosbery cutaway view
Webley-Fosbery cutaway view (note full-moon clip for cartridges in .38 ACP caliber)

This system worked well when clean, and gave a shooter a constant single-action trigger pull, a full-power .455 service cartridge, the capacity for quite rapid fire (as fast as any semiautomatic pistol), and also absorbed some of the recoil from that relatively large cartridge.
The Webley-Fosbery is one of the few revolvers to feature a manual safety, which was necessary because of its manual of arms. The trigger mechanism was single action only – so you could not carry it with the hammer down and fire by just pulling the trigger. Instead, the piece needed to be cocked (either by the hammer alone or by manually pushing the upper assembly back to mimic firing) and carried with the hammer back. To make this safe, a manual safety lever on the left side of the grip could be engaged, which would lock the trigger and the sliding frame both in place.
Webley-Fosbery safety lever
To empty spent cases and reload, the procedure was identical to a typical Webley revolver. A lever just to the left of the hammer would allow the action to break open (pivoting around the bolt located in front of and below the cylinder), and an automatic ejector would push out all the empty cases. Reloading a .455 model could be done one round at a time, or with a Prideaux speed-loader.
Cartridges
The Webley-Fosbery was available in two different cartridges; .455 and .38. It is often assumed that the .38 caliber guns used .38-200 (aka .38 S&W) ammunition, because this was the round used in standard .38 caliber Webley revolvers – but that assumption is incorrect. The .38-200 was not adopted by the British military until the 1920s, while the .38 ACP was a hot new item in the American market, having been introduced in 1900. It was this .38 ACP round that was used by the smaller caliber Webley-Fosberys, using 8-round moon clips (see cutaway diagram above). The design of those moon clips was a bit different than what we are used to seeing today, with a pointed spiral sort of shape. You can see the cut-out area in the cylinder for the clips in this factory nickel-plated example:

38 ACP Webley-Fosbery cylinder
.38 ACP Webley-Fosbery cylinder

The more common caliber for the Webley-Fosbery was the .455 British service round, which did not use a clip. In that caliber, the weapon had a 6-round cylinder.
Variations
At the time of its introduction, British officers supplied their own sidearms, and were required only to use the standard cartridge, so more than a few chose to purchase .455 Webley-Fosbery automatic revolvers, although the gun was never formally adopted. The most common model was a 6″ barrel and blued finish, but Webley was willing to make the guns in several other configurations. One could buy the gun with a 4″ or 7.5″ barrel as well as the 6″, and they could also be supplied with multiple barrels for the enthusiast who wanted a target option as well as a more conveniently sized version to carry. Nickel finish was an option (not many produced this way, though). The longer target barrel were also set up with sights more styled for competition, as the Webley-Fosbery was noted as a quite effective competition gun at the time.
Overall production was approximately 4200 pistols, although serial numbers go to approximately 4500 (a few blocks of numbers were skipped), and the vast majority of these were in .455 caliber. Only 417 were originally produced in .38 ACP, and 141 of those were dismantled at the factory and used for parts. Another 72 (at least) were converted to .455 at the factory, and thus no more than about 200 left the shop – making the .38 caliber Fosbery pistols particularly valuable today. Given that the main market was military, this caliber discrepancy should not be particularly surprising.
Production ran from 1901 until 1924, generally at a rate of 10 guns per week, although there were periods where none were being made (such as during WWI, when production of standard Webley revolvers had much higher priority).
Epilogue
The Webley-Fosbery had a following of both target shooters and Army officers, but it was ultimately not hugely successful and is remembered today promarily because of its unique mechanism. The guns were used by British pilots before machine guns became commonplace aircraft armament and they served well enough in that capacity. They were used by infantry officers in WWI and worked fine as long as they were kept relatively clean, but the sliding recoil mechanism was prone to becoming incapacitated by dirt or debris.
The Webley-Fosbery was submitted to the US pistol trials of 1907, where it was rather quickly discarded as not offering any useful advantages to offset its bulk and susceptibility to fouling. Of course, the US trials stipulated a .45 caliber cartridge, so Fosbery’s original goal of improving on the 6mm and 7mm early pistol cartridges already met.
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Here is another good reason to have your own personal AK-47!

Homeowner shoots, kills 2 burglars with AK-47

Homeowner shoots, kills 2 burglars with AK-47
(Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) –Two men were shot and killed while trying to burglarize a home in the Colonial Acres neighborhood, according to Memphis Police Department.
The shooting happened Friday evening on Myrna Lane near the intersection of Willow Road.
Both of the men were pronounced dead at the scene.
The homeowner, who asked not to be identified for his safety, said when he arrived home, the men were already inside.
“I see my house being ransacked and the dog was still going hysterical in the cage,” he said. “When he saw me he notified the other individual that was with him, ‘hey, they are here.'”
That’s the moment he said when the suspected burglars pulled out guns, but he was able to get to a hall closet to get his.
“I had my own personal AK-47,” he said.
The homeowner admits it’s not the first time there’s been a shooting at his home. Police markings show where the home was shot up less than a year ago.
“I don’t know what’s going on but I know I’m going to defend my life to the best of my ability,” he said.
MPD identified the two men who were shot and killed as 28-year-old Azell Witherspoon and 17-year-old Demond Robinson.
“These boys need their father and need some type of discipline. They’re out here without any fear,” the homeowner said.
He said he did regret the loss of life, but “it was either me or them.”
MPD said the man responsible for the shootings was detained but later released. The District Attorney General’s office determined that no charges will be filed at this time.
The homeowner gave MPD his home surveillance system to back up his story that the shootings were in self defense.
He said he does worry about possible retaliation.
“That’s a possibility. You never know how someone else’s family may perceive the situation, but I mean, I just have to take it one day at a time,” he said.
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An Early Colt Model Army Special in 32-30

Colt - Early Model Army Special, Blue 4 1/2

Colt - Early Model Army Special, Blue 4 1/2
Colt - Early Model Army Special, Blue 4 1/2
Colt - Early Model Army Special, Blue 4 1/2

The 32-20 is one really neat plinking round in my experience!

Colt - Early Model Army Special, Blue 4 1/2
Colt - Early Model Army Special, Blue 4 1/2