Cheap gun pics


January 13, 2006, 05:52 PM
Post a picture of your cheap handgun. Your "Saturday night special" for lack of a better term.

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January 13, 2006, 06:05 PM
Well, its not really a Sat. night special but it was cheap. I paid $150.00 for it in December at a local show. Bought it as a carry gun and so far it fills the bill. Its got plenty of umph (9x18 Makarov) and I replaced the very heavy mainspring with a PPK spring from Wolff. A Ross Leather IWB holster makes it ride real nice.. :)

January 13, 2006, 06:19 PM
Define "cheap." Most of my guns were bought for under $200!


January 13, 2006, 06:20 PM
Then post them! :)

January 13, 2006, 06:51 PM
guns aren't cheap anymore. the market demand for 'em is too high

January 13, 2006, 07:09 PM
phoenix arms hp22 $100

January 13, 2006, 07:54 PM
Post pictures of my guns? Why? So the government can come to my house a confiscate them? I think not. Now where's my tinfoil...

January 13, 2006, 08:53 PM
Here ya go:


January 13, 2006, 09:29 PM
Here ya go:

... that's just depressing. Where did you find all that?

January 13, 2006, 11:15 PM
Here's another for you:

January 15, 2006, 01:37 AM
... that's just depressing. Where did you find all that?
First of all, they're not all cheap, though none were purchased new. The Beretta 92 at the lower left was around $500, and the Ultrastars, the grey plastic guns at the bottom center (a 9 and a .40) were just over $250 (well worth it!), the Star PD was two and a half and one of the Firestars (the blued .45) and Astra A-70 were just under. Everything else on that table, I paid $200 or less.

Where? Gun shows, gun shops, a couple on the auction sites and one -- the PD -- I found here. That's a several-year accumulation, most of them from the Spanish firm Star. A Star model BM was my first gun (the one about the center of the pic, with wooden grips) and I liked it a lot; so I kept my eye open for other Stars. They're not costly (generally, that is; a highly-engraved and plated .32 at the Indy gun show today was priced to move at over $700!) and they suit me.



January 15, 2006, 02:14 AM
Each of these was less than $150, if you don't count transfer or shipping costs.


January 15, 2006, 02:16 AM
those are some nice looking pistols

January 15, 2006, 06:19 PM
Here's a $199 private-sale Tokarev clone... (scroll down).

And a $60 Eibar-type .25; why? In case we ever are bothered by mice. When people say, "you can do worse than a .22 for self-protection," this is probably the round they're thinking of. To the little pistol's credit, it's as accurate as the "sights" allow and has been entirely reliable. It's also Levi's worst nightmare: fits those back pockets like they were made for it!


January 15, 2006, 06:36 PM
Of course, $65 bought a lot more back then, inflation you know...

See my past thread in the revo forum (search under my username) for all the messy details. Long/short, it's cheap, but it's a solid chunk of steel, and pretty dang accurate.


January 15, 2006, 11:16 PM
Top five are a variety (Titan, 2 Ravens, Excam and another Raven) of US .25acp, three in original boxes. Left is .22rf 4-bbl Mossberg "Brownie" from the '20s. Middle is Model 1927 Liliput 4.25mm. Right is very early (sn 1000) Iver Johnson .32S&W with a nose job and bobbed hammer for easier removal from pocket. Interesting to note that only 2 Liliputs I had seen offered for sale were $1,000 each. This I got at online auction for under $100. In my opinion, I would only consider the little .25acp semi-autos as "Saturday Night Specials."

January 15, 2006, 11:34 PM

Norinco $100

January 16, 2006, 02:17 AM
Well I have wanted an excess to post this cool picture I made.

January 16, 2006, 12:11 PM
$100 at an estate auction.

January 16, 2006, 12:21 PM

January 16, 2006, 12:46 PM
I'll throw in a sprinkling of what I reckon fits the bill!

January 16, 2006, 11:28 PM
Sorry for the poor resolution. It was a cheap camera.

January 17, 2006, 12:50 AM
I got this old Beretta Jetfire for about $120. As you can see, it has no safety and is marked 6.35mm (instead of .25ACP). It was also made in Italy, as opposed to being made in Maryland.

Carl N. Brown
January 18, 2006, 03:00 PM
I made these pics by scanning these guns on my PC scanner;
can't get any cheaper than that.

January 18, 2006, 03:02 PM
Those are actually surprisingly acceptable for just being scanned. In other news, I love the pic with .25 + .25 = .50. That is high quality.


January 18, 2006, 03:30 PM
I guess this fits...

CZ50 I got from Century Arms with my C&R some time back. It was only $60 or $70 at the time. Nice littel gun, though.


Carl N. Brown
January 24, 2006, 06:59 PM

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