Looking for an obscure survival rifle project

I just remembered a weird project that I read about years ago for a multi-caliber survival rifle that worked kind of like a pepperbox revolver with the chambers being long barrels.
Does anyone remember this or know what I'm talking about?
There was a website and everything.
And the idea was you would swap out the cylinders for different configurations according to your need.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds vaguely familiar. No idea, though.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OP here. I found it myself, easier than I thought.
    It's called the Scavenger 6 and apparently it didn't really make it far beyond the prototype stage. The website is down.

    Well, any thoughts on this concept?
    Seems kinda dumb to me but IDK.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      wow that's dumb, I'm guessing the weird barrel like thing is a shroud so they could put a stock and vfg on it?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yup, the "barrel" is just a big oversized tube to make it a legal "rifle." Having your barrel be part of the cylinder is moronic though because of how rough your zero is going to be. Each chamber is goung to have a different zero, even if they are all the same caliber, which makes it worthless for any kind of hunting. You'd be better off with just having several guns than trying to make that work, which is obviously why it failed.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      To say the least, it's very "niche". I don't know who could really need this, apart from people who are convinced that collapse is imminent, and who want to be able to use all the ammo they could scavenge.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >i want to carry around a half dozen heavy ass steel tubes that each weigh as much as a whole gun just to maybe find a few boxes of ammo someday which i'll use most of just sighting it in for that new caliber.
        Yeah nah it's stupid as shit for all scenarios.

      • 1 month ago
        Caius

        Multi-caliber takedowns are useful because you can streamline your innawoods pack.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You can streamline it even more by getting rid of the adapters entirely. Are you going to be carrying and using all those different calibers innawoods? What are they going to do which you can't already do with a 12ga and a 22?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Honestly, this
            For the same space and weight you can carry 500 more .22, or 200 .22 and a box of 12ga. The most common ammo on the planet.

          • 1 month ago
            Caius

            >You can streamline it even more by getting rid of the adapters entirely. Are you going to be carrying and using all those different calibers innawoods?
            In this context, you would be streamlining by... choosing one caliber.

            >What are they going to do which you can't already do with a 12ga and a 22?
            Carry a single cartridge for multiple firearms

            Sure if you want the thing to fall apart or blown up in your face causing you injury

            Chiappas are well-made guns

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >In this context, you would be streamlining by... choosing one caliber.
              Well yes. That's kind of the point. Streamlining means reducing complexity. Fewer calibers the better. Calibers are unimportant, what matters is the job the gun can do. And a 12ga by itself can already handle everything from birds to small game to large game to 2-legged threats. What is there to be gained by adding additional calibers beyond that when it can already do pretty much everything? Adding 22LR could make sense if you expect to have to shoot a lot since its ammo is small so you can carry a lot of it compared to 12ga. But adding some intermediate caliber adds no benefit.

              >Carry a single cartridge for multiple firearms
              And why is that important innawoods? Do you expect to find random ammo lying around out in the woods? If you did, what would you need it for that you couldn't already do with your 12ga and your 22?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Sure if you want the thing to fall apart or blown up in your face causing you injury

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Is it by the same people who made the medusa revolver? Same concept.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Some clever ideas in there but ultimately pointless.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No, it wasn't the same people at all. And I think the ideas are very different. The Medusa doesn't really have any drawbacks. It's basically a clone of a S&W with a special cylinder. It's not any heavier, bulkier, or otherwise "worse" than a normal revolver so there's no real disadvantage to carrying one over a basic revolver. Yeah its performance with any ammo except .357 was crappy, but at least it could shoot them and it was a decent .357 revolver on its own merits.
        The Scavenger is impractical as hell. It's much bigger and bulkier than a normal revolver and you have to carry a whole set of different cylinder-barrel units whereas the M47 doesn't need interchangeable cylinders or adapters.

        But yeah, as you said, ultimately pointless. It's a solution to a problem that doesn't exist IRL. Micromanaging ammo types makes sense in video games that are designed around the concept but I can't think of any practical scenarios this makes sense for. Maybe one could ignore the "survival" crap and look at it like a method of having a repeating rifle in countries with shitty gun laws?

        Now I'm not gonna lie, I'm pissed it failed. I wanted to buy one, SBR it removing the stock and greatly shortening the barrel extension, but keep the front grip, and then have an absurd range toy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I think it's probably a piece of shit that will inevitably fail

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/Y4Mc3Zc.jpg

      Yeah this is exactly what I remember.
      "CB" stands for chamber/barrel and you would swap out these things for battle or hunting and shit like that.

      Incredibly moronic compared to buying a TC encore and just carrying spare barrels in a bag

      What is even the point of having a barrel if it's going to be 45 cal (largest projectile) and you're shooting things that are 22 / 30 / 36 cal?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The "barrel" is just a tube for legal compliance. Functionally, the gun is like a pepperbox. The only real barrel is the front part of the cylinder.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The desing could be loaded for 556
      What waste of scrap

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah this is exactly what I remember.
    "CB" stands for chamber/barrel and you would swap out these things for battle or hunting and shit like that.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why not just get a break action with various barrel inserts or better yet multiple firearms? Its a solution looking for a problem.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds like you're going beyond the cape gun / drilling / vierling / funf-ling what combination guns want to do, but without the weight.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      eh, I think the use cases are pretty different. Cape guns were usually pretty cheap guns used by immigrants to regions of Africa or India where there were large or dangerous animals to worry about. They were functional hunting weapons first and foremost. Drillings were hunting weapons as well, though optimized for continental Europe instead. The Scavenger has a very short functional barrel--only the "cylinder"--the part which sticks out the front is just an oversize tube for legal compliance which has no effect on ballistics. Ballistically, it's an SBR with a super short barrel, so you can't really hunt much with the Scavenger except maybe small to medium game at close range, and even then it would be in a survival context, not ethical hunting. Really it's a short-range defensive weapon. Load it with whatever, point it at the bad guy, and hope you hit. That's very different.

      Vierlings and Funflings especially are rare and are more about showing off the gunmaker's skill and the owner's wealth more than anything else. But even then the idea was never "let's shoot whatever random ammo we come across because oh shit the world is falling apart", instead it was more like "When Freiherr Trinkenschuh is on a hunting trip he's got two 16ga for ducks, a 7x65r for boars, and a .22 Hornet for foxes all in the same gun; this means he's much richer (read: cooler) than the others whose guns weren't that fancy". The role of each round was planned out in advance, it wasn't oh shit, let's make sure we can shoot whatever ammo we find.

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