Barrel shrouds are “those shoulder things that go up” according to Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY). It is one of the “features” that converts a black rifle into an evil black rifle that should be banned if Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is to be believed.
Against this backdrop, Oleg Volk has an illuminating post up about barrel shrouds. I didn’t know that metal shrouds have been around since the Gewehr 88 or German Commission Rifle of 1888.
But I do now. Read Oleg’s post to find out more.