We knew that the Blish principle didn’t exist right away and looked at the rifle to find out how it manged to function anyway and discovered the bolt handle sort-of locked into the receiver like a black powder bolt action rifle. We put the camming surfaces into an extension of the barrel.
The Pedersen is part of military program and we aren’t going anywhere near that. The military demands perfection right away in any way. A commercial rifle isn’t subject to such extreme requirements, particularly not a semi automatic one. It just needs to be better than the competition, which consist of the Winchester 07 with it’s very heavy bolt and the Remington Model 8 with it’s complicated mechanics. Savage has looked at our test ‘device’ and thinks the idea of a rotating bolt delayed blowback action can be made into a working firearm.
Speaking of, doesn’t Arsenal have a 9mm Luger pistol with a large capacity magazine? That and our modernized Model 1907 pocket pistol would make a nice pair on the US market.
Edited by Markus Becker, 03 June 2019 - 0821 AM.