OK, we all have our Colts, and S&Ws, and Rugers, and Walthers and all the garden variety pistols. Lets see some of the more uncommon models. I have four that may fall into that category. An Enfield .38-200 that I bought at a local show for C note because the seller said the action was frozen. It sure was... until I got it home and flushed all that congealed grease out of the action. Now it works fine.
Also is an Iver-Johnson TP22 that my wife got me for my BD about 20 years ago. Very reliable shooter. The FEG is an R61 model that was advertised as a .380 and that's what I have shot in it but the slide is marked 9mmM so I assume it started as a 9mm Markarov. Maybe it still is a Mak. Will .380s shoot in that chamber? Barrel is stamped 9mm Short but who knows what that means? The last is VZ 52 I just got.
Dr. Saxonpig, a 380 is also known as a 9mm Kurz or short
May 17, 2007, 09:50 PM
I'm too lazy to sort them out, but I'm sure you can find some "odd-balls" here:
May 17, 2007, 09:56 PM
Those FEG's were marketed under a variety of names, (SMC, R61) and in the 6 shot pocket version you have, a very desirable carry gun. It's a .380.
May 17, 2007, 10:38 PM
P95Carry - I'm not normally a wheelgun guy, but that Webley is fantastic. I don't know what it is about British revolvers - perhaps I saw Zardoz at an impressionable age - but I like their looks. Anyhow, nice gun. How does it shoot? :)
May 18, 2007, 01:04 AM
Barrel is stamped 9mm Short but who knows what that means?Sounds like a .380 to me. I would take it to a gunsmith to check if it's 9x18 or 9x17.
I'll get to my little random Iver Johnson for picture's sake in the next few days....
May 18, 2007, 01:26 AM
Deadin, what're those two revolvers on the bottom right? :scrutiny:
May 18, 2007, 09:27 AM
I am aware that in the U.S. and Western Europe 9mm Short (or Kurz in German) is the .380 ACP, but I'm not sure what 9mm Short means in Hungary where the FEG is manufactured. Maybe to them it means Makarov.
I gather that this particular model is somewhat rare. I know that finding magazines is a real bear and I was lucky to find a used parts dealer at a show once who had three brand new ones for $6 each and I bagged them all. I don't think he knew what they were and how much they were worth.
May 18, 2007, 10:45 AM
Deadin, what're those two revolvers on the bottom right?
The one at the bottom far right is a .455 Webley Mk II. The one next to it is a .455 Webley Mk I.
That is a good-looking gun. Reminds me a bit of P-1 / P-38, nice grip safety, clean lines ... that looks like a gun designed by the love child of Ayn Rand and John Moses Browning.
I wish someone would make a gun with those lines today in either 9mm or .45 ;) The H&R .32 bears *some* passing resemblance, but it's like an Trans-Am vs. Corvette ;)
May 18, 2007, 01:52 PM
Here's a couple more.
I've been asked if this is even a gun.:D
The answer is "Absolutely!" and it can shoot sub MOA @ 50 meters. (It can, I can't.;))
This one isn't too odd looking but it's one not seen very often.
May 18, 2007, 03:11 PM
The first one is clearly a target pistol of some sort; Volquartsen?
The second one, though --- what make? Model? Caliber? :)
Distinctive grips, which if I could only read the writing would probably give me all the information needed, but I can't quite make them out.
May 18, 2007, 03:42 PM
THe first one is a Hammerli M162 Free Pistol w/ electronic tigger.
The second is a Reising Target Automatic Pistol. It holds the distiction of being the second oldest 22 auto made in this country. (Colt pre- Woodsman was first.) The Reising was only made from 1921 to 1924.
The grip panels say "Reising" and "It's a Bear"
I also have a Hartford M1925 which was the third oldest. It became the High Standard Model "B" in about 1932.
May 18, 2007, 04:41 PM
Interesting photos of very some interesting guns, but now I now longer think Glocks are so ugly :)