“Of all the strange 'crimes' that human beings have legislated out of nothing, 'blasphemy' is the most amazing - with 'obscenity' and 'indecent exposure' fighting it out for second and third place.”
by Lazarus Long




"walls of the city" logo conceptualized by Oleg Volk and executed by Linoge. Logo is © "walls of the city".

boomershoot 2014 preparations, the caliber

So it looks like I am going to Boomershoot.  After somewhere north of seven years of, “Damnit, I really should…” I am getting up off my arse and actually doing… mostly because fuzzyKBP is going to drag me whether I want to go or not.  It certainly does not hurt that he is already planning on bringing the majority of the accessories that make Boomershoot a pleasurable experience. 

So what […]

i guess introductions are in order

So Better Half and I wandered back to Knoxville this past weekend, her for work stuff and me to hang out with some friends.  While there, I got to handle something I never thought I would see in person, much less touch: 

That is a positively beautiful 12 gauge / 12 gauge / .30-30 WCF Drillings made for Charles Daly by J.P. Sauer and Sons, before Sig joined the […]

‘nuff said

To all those arseholes who whinge about other people spending those other people’s money to have fun building their own rifles, I have only this to say: 

Bite me. 

still for sale: cbrps white standard mosin-nagant stock


Since neither person who was supposedly interested in the White Standard CBRPS Mosin-Nagant stock I have for sale ever bothered to respond to emails, the stock is still for sale, and still at $275 OBO.

If you are interested, leave a comment here, or email me at "linoge (at) wallsofthecity (dot) net".

I know you know someone for whom this would make […]

the mobile infantry version of the zip gun

I do not really know what it is. I do not have a clue what I would use it for (though I do know I would not spend $200 for a tax stamp on a $200 gun… probably). And I genuinely have no idea what market they are aiming at.

But good Lord I want one:

No, the video is not all that useful, and, yes, the whole "operators, welcome" […]

for sale: cbrps white standard mosin-nagant stock


Well, I was going to disassemble this thing and spray-paint it silver, since it needs to be painted something and I just wrapped up painting a shower rod (who in their right mind makes a shower rod out of a material that can rust?), but the thought struck me that there might be some folks out there who want the stock in its original white coloration. […]

drooling from afar

As I probably have mentioned (and probably will keep mentioning), I was not at SHOT Show this year, but that does not mean I was not keeping fairly close tabs on those who were. Here is a brief rundown of all the news and pictures that caught my eye.

Over the past almost-three-years now, I have been monitoring the "coming to America" story for the Israeli-made Tavor, all the way back when […]

they’re (almost) heeeeere

You have seen me write about this… well… a lot, but the time may be finally upon us – supposedly all of the parts and necessary materials have arrived at the shop, and supposedly my CBRPS Mosin Nagant Stock is entering its final stage of production.

However, if you want one for yourself, they have opened a new […]

here for the duration

I tell you what – bullpup firearms may be a questionable idea with dubious ergonomics (or not, depending on your perspectives), but they are definitely catching on.

Aside from the Kel-Tec KSG (which is not a conversion kit) and the Neostead (which is also not a conversion kit, and was pumped "backwards"), this is one of the few bullpup-configuration pump-action shotguns still produced, kit […]

polishing a… something

Regular readers might recall that I put in my order for my CBRPS Mosin-Nagant bullpup kit back in March, and according to the webpage, it might be being assembled in the very near future*.

Well, since then, I have been discovering some very interesting things… First, courtesy of Erin, I found that those 10-round Mosin-Nagant magazines I wrote about a while back might be […]

reach out and vaporize something


For no better reason than “it exists”.

‘Course, I would “settle” for the production rifle it is modeled after, but something tells me that thing will not be imported any time soon, if ever. Supposedly accuracy can be down to 0.2 MOA (yes, that is zero-point-two), but magazine reviews indicate 0.75-0.5 MOA is not impossible (*.pdf warning).

In reality, the only thing we mere peons […]

this is my wand. there are many like it, but this one is mine.

I will admit – my desires to turn my Mosin-Nagant into something that looks like a prop out of Star Wars is a little out there (and the kit is probably being built right now, after only a few months of waiting… of course I am not impatient!); however, no matter what I do to my Ruskie boomstick, it will never be as awesome as this.

Go on. Click through. […]

grabbing the bullpup by the horns

Just a helpful reminder for any other twisted individuals who would be interested in such things: the ordering period for the Mosin-Nagant CBRPS bullpup kit has opened, and Mr. Rolfe now has two variants available for your consumption, along with the options for setting up the stock to accept a speed bolt (warning: the turnaround on those bolts is 10 to 12 weeks), and installing a “coil spring loaded […]

too many toys, not enough money

If you have more disposable income than I do at the moment, The Gun Source is allowing you to pre-order Kel-Tec’s new KSG shotgun starting today.

Also, note the price – all of $615, which is significantly less than the $800-$1000 MSRP noted by Kel-Tec representatives back during SHOT Show… I can live with that. Of course, that pricetag still puts it at double the cost of my […]

reach out and touch someone

I sat on this link long enough for everyone else to have already covered it, but, hey, I need something else to write about today.

I have never really seen the need to add a .50 BMG rifle to my armory – the rifles themselves cost a bleeding fortune and weigh a metric ton, the ammunition is absurdly expensive, and aside from causing anti-rights cultists to involuntarily lose bladder control, I would have no […]

just a few differences

So maybe I am not completely insane…

Next month, I plan on purchasing a 91/30 Mosin-Nagant from the usual source (though if anyone has any better suppliers, feel free to speak up).

The following month, I plan on purchasing a Center Balanced Rifle Platform System kit for said M-N 91/30, assuming it is still offered (there is some question as to how the company is going to […]

bullgun? shotpup?

Regular readers have probably already figured this out by now, but, yes, I want one of these:

Civilian legal (18.5″ barrel, 26″ overall length), 12 gage 2.75″ shells… and 14+1 of them at that, manual switching between two separate magazine tubes (allowing for separate loadouts), bottom ejecting and loading, pump-action, bullpup… yeah, it meets damn near most of my “strange firearm” quirk requirements.

On the plus side, it is a bullpup design, […]

get your bullpup on

For those folks out there who, like me, have a very sudden and deep infatuation with Center Balanced Rifle Platform Systemsbullpup configurations of various rifles (including Saiga 12s, Remington 597s, Mossberg 702s, Mosin Nagant 91/30s, SKS, and AK-47 clones), you had better get your bank account sorted out – you will be able to order the AK-47 Standard and Saiga 12 Shotgun Spike models form November 1-15, and the Remington […]

just too cool

A bullpup Mosin Nagant? I irrationally want one in ways that are probably illegal in some states.

‘Course, there is a great deal to be said for a full-length, bullpup-ed Saiga shotgun as well… but something about taking a 119-year-old design and slapping it in a brand-spanking-new aluminium body, especially when that body is a bullpup design for a bolt-action, integral-magazine rifle… yeah, that appeals to just about every single firearm-related quirk […]