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Hi, I am a new member here and I have joined specifically to inquire about a firearm which has been puzzling us for a while. The gun in question appears on the cover of an album by a local indie rock band, Everthus The Deadbeats. It is being held by a small child. It almost looks like some kind of very heavily modified version of a scoped Mauser C-96 pistol with a long barrel, stock and flash-suppressor. At least, the pistol grip visible near the bottom looks as if it is "ribbed" in the manner of the "broom handle" pistol. What is the deal with that stock and barrel?

Here is the picture.

I'm fairly certain that at least the rear portion of it is derived from a Mauser C96. See this image I created for the sake of comparison - the proportions and angles of the Mauser pistol seem to fit with the gun in the image. But the rest of it is what confuses me. I've seen Mauser C96 pistols with buttstocks and extended magazines and various other modifications, but never one with such a huge barrel and what appears to be some kind of rail running along the top of it, and a wood grip beneath.

I appreciate any and all responses. Thanks very much in advance.
 

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Damn, a new member from the land of "Indiana University!" My old school! Beautiful little city in southern Indiana. Welcome to the forum from another Indiana boy.

The rifle looks like a variant of the ole AR to me, but I don't know for sure.
 

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I couldn't find a pic exactly like it, but the barrel, flash suppressor and triangular forestock make it look like an AR-15 to me...especially since the pic has been altered to fit onto the cover.
 
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Indiana forever! GO IU! (I still miss Coach Knight!) I have lived here all my life but was born in Glen Cove, NY. OK, thanks for the responses guys. I posted this question on Thehighroad.org gun forum as well and here are the answers that people gave. I thought I should share them here:

One poster said: Sig AMT. http://www.swissrifles.com/pe57/index.html

Then from yet another forum: Those guys at THR are pretty knowledgeable about guns. This time they are wrong. The gun in your picture does look vaguely like an AMT, but only about as much as like a C96. The AMT is a full-size automatic rifle chambered in either 7.62 NATO or 7.5mm Swiss. It is not a kid-sized gun as the piece in your picture is. The barrel on the piece in your picture is far, far too thick in relation to the rest of the gun to be an AMT. AMT's do not have a goofy shotgun-style vent rib. The forearm is shaped vaguely like that on some AMT's, but extends too far out along the barrel. If it is an AMT, it's a toy AMT or one that was treated to the 1960's equivalent of photoshop.

The next: The receiver on that actually looks a lot like an overbuilt AR15 receiver a friend of mine bought a while back - or, at least, the magwell does. It's hard to tell due to the photo quality; it looks to me like it's an amalgamation of gun parts, and may have been some sort of prop made by the Playboy people for the photo shoot.

Then: It is a drawing. Looks like a vintage "artist imagination v. 7.2" to me.

The next: Given that the rest of the poster is a collage, I think that the "gun" is ALSO a collage of the different features that a non-gunner would likely think belongs on a "assault-type rifle"; pistol-grip? Check. Ventilated barrel shroud? Check. Muzzle brake? Check. Telescopic sight, to allow rapid-fire spray from-the-hip massacre of infants at long range? Check. And so on...

Seems there is still some confusion. Any other ideas? Thanks very much in advance.
 

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argenttowers said:
Indiana forever! GO IU! (I still miss Coach Knight!)
Texas Tech Forever!!!!' Get Your Guns Up'!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We miss Coach Knight as well!
 
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