What do you get when a radiologist / NFA gun collector has some free time?
Pictured above is the CT scanned x-ray image of a HK23E (MM23E clone).
I’ve always found x-ray images fascinating. The rawness of greyscale really gives a glimpse into the manufacturing, engineering, and design.
I exchanged a few emails with the Houston, the owner of XRayGuns and got a real insight into the process. Little did I know that taking x-rays of such objects involves a lot more than just hitting a button and having it come out looking perfect. In addition to scanning his personal collection, Houston was telling me about a pending project he has for 2011. It involves scanning a damaged Japanese WWII rifle so the owner of it can see the internals before embarking on a restoration project. Very neat!
All the scanned images are available on t-shirts that come with the x-ray picture on the front, and native language technical data on the back:
- More pictures, info and t-shirts over at XRayGuns – HERE