What is the most interesting handgun you own?


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eldon519
June 19, 2009, 01:18 PM
As the title asks, what is the most interesting handgun you own? I am mainly interested in guns that have a unique operating mechanism, some cool mechanical feature(s), are chambered for weird calibers, unique materials/construction, etc. A good example would be a Mateba revolver or a HK P7 or even an old Luger with its toggle system. I am not so interested in special editions, rare serial numbers or markings, individual firearm history, etc. No offense though; I am just a mechanical engineer, so I'm mainly asking the question from that perspective.

So does anyone out there have some oddballs? :what:There are no judges here, so even if it's on the vanilla-side of unique, throw it out there.

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DammitBoy
June 19, 2009, 01:27 PM
Mauser Broomhandle in 9mm with detachable 20 round magazines.

Still shoots like a dream over 100 years since it was manufactured...

searcher451
June 19, 2009, 01:40 PM
Reid's "My Friend" .22 knuckleduster. It's quite the deal. Here's a link, if you've never seen one:

http://www.1898andb-4.com/products.php?pid=639&detail=true&PHPSESSID=428ce4a6aa57d62150cce14b3f814185

buck460XVR
June 19, 2009, 02:18 PM
it ain't that unusual, but for some reason everyone that sees it wants to shoot it.............

http://www.tkcustom.com/images/460PC.jpg

Big_John1961
June 19, 2009, 02:46 PM
Seecamp LWS 32

BlindJustice
June 19, 2009, 02:51 PM
out of SW1911, S&W 625, 617 & 60 and a CZ 75B 9x19

Not a big deal, but some have to have the full moon clips explained
The 625 - I have had multiple loaded full moon clips on the table at the
range and some young guy with a poly 9x19 ask if those are speedloaders
it's got Guy Hogue rosewood grips and the S&W master
revolver Action Job. Fun gun

& some are surprized opening the cylinder on the 617
and seeing the 10 shot cyl.

R-

Dr.Rob
June 19, 2009, 02:53 PM
Seecamp DA lower made by Viking Industries on a Colt 1991 upper. It's just wierd and neat.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15754&d=1091994936

That and my Luger, that toggle action is just cool as a Chinese puzzle box.

Snow Dog
June 19, 2009, 03:02 PM
Right now my C96 is my most unusual specimen - if you've ever taken one apart you'll know that they are put togetherlike a Chinese puzzle!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/robs42mb/BH7.jpg

Two that I don't have any longer - a Sharps 4-barrel pepperbox - they have a rotating firing pin. Then the 1879 Reichsrevolver withs its side mounted safety lever - quite unusual for a revolver.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/robs42mb/Sharps1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/robs42mb/RR1.jpg

jad0110
June 19, 2009, 03:08 PM
edit: oops, you said handgun. :o

S&W K-22 / Model 17-0. It's no original 1873 SAA or 1851 Navy, but it is the most interesting handgun I own, IMO.


http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q139/jad0110/Smith%20and%20Wesson%20K22%20Model%2017%2022%20LR/IMG_1543.jpg


http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q139/jad0110/Smith%20and%20Wesson%20K22%20Model%2017%2022%20LR/IMG_1543.jpg

Mad Magyar
June 19, 2009, 03:10 PM
The Mauser HSc, seems to be held cleverly by piano wire....:)

http://i43.tinypic.com/2vvmjdg.jpg

Schofield3
June 19, 2009, 03:41 PM
http://www.cowanauctions.com/images/tee3050.jpg

Good 'ol Unique D6 .22lr

HB
June 19, 2009, 04:05 PM
I like my Blackhawk with a 9mm cylinder. Not rare or unique really, just weird to have a 9mm revolver.

CoRoMo
June 19, 2009, 05:19 PM
I like my Blackhawk with a 9mm cylinder.

Ditto here.
http://www.ruger.com/Firearms/images/Products/69L.jpg

Eightball
June 19, 2009, 06:55 PM
My Smith and Wesson 620.

http://imgcash1.imageshack.us/Himg198/scaled.php?server=198&filename=img25521.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=480

jhco
June 19, 2009, 07:36 PM
My most "Unique" Pistol is my Unique model "L"
Just kidding its a cool little gun but not all that interesting. I just had to toss it out there.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm90/jordanharriss/unique-1.jpg

This is the most interesting member(s) of my collection. Its a pair of Vektor CP1 both with box and all papers. I've always loved these cool looking pistols, even with the problems they were reported to have had. I also have a copy of Handguns magazine and Guns and ammo magazine from 2000 with a big article about the CP1, as well as a copy of American rifleman from 2000 with the recall issued by Vektor.
If you don't know about these guns check them out here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vektor_CP1

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm90/jordanharriss/vektorcp1-2.jpg


I also have an unusual Ruger Hawkeye .256 single shot pistol. It was somthing ruger came up with in the 60's for small game hunting, they produced somthing like 3600 of them between 68' & 69' IIRC. Its built on a blackhawk frame but instead of a roatating cylinder it has a swiveling breechblock which allows you to insert one cartridge at a time.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm90/jordanharriss/hawkeye-1.jpg

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm90/jordanharriss/hawkeye-2.jpg

The Lone Haranguer
June 19, 2009, 08:50 PM
I had a Beretta 86 that would come under the "unique operating mechanism" category, and in fact I bought it because of the unusual design, as well as its beautiful fit and finish. It is a large (actually about the same size as a 9mm compact, but large for a .380) with a tipup barrel and selective double action. It could be carried hammer down (double action first shot) with the ambidextrous frame-mounted safety levers engaged or disengaged, or cocked and locked; the hammer had to be decocked manually.

mm6mm6
June 19, 2009, 10:26 PM
I think my most interesting gun is my Cimarron 1872 Open Top .44 Special in dark blue with the brass grip frame, Navy grip, and sporting a 5 1/2" barrel. The original Colt 1872 was only made for two years (1871-72) before the SAA came out in 1873. The '72 was a true cartridge revolver, not a conversion. It still has the classic blackpowder lines of the Colt design. The original was a .44 rimfire. Cimarron has been making them for a few years in .38 Special and .38 Colt, but they just recently came out with the '72 in .44 Special.

I wanted one, but I knew the factory Cimarron action wasn't the greatest (I've owned a Cimarron SAA before). I ordered my 1872 through my local dealer since Cimarron will sell directly to any FFL. The fit and finish was great, but the action was quite rough. The trigger pull was terrible and cocking the hammer was really hard.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q187/mm6mm6/Cimarron1872013.jpg

So I sent the .44 off to Bob Munden, the Fastest Gun Who Ever Lived. I really like watching Bob on Shooting USA and Impossible Shots ever week on The Outdoor Channel.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q187/mm6mm6/1872Munden022.jpg

The Cimarron came back with the finest action I've ever felt. Smooth and light. I had CUSTOM BY: Bob Munden engraved on the right side of the barrel to permanently mark the gun as having been worked on by the world famous Munden.

It shoots as good as it looks now and I can't wait to try in out in a Cowboy Action Shooting match next month!

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q187/mm6mm6/RugerSR556007.jpg

-Steve

LightningMan
June 19, 2009, 10:30 PM
I have a 44-40 3rd Model Merwin Hulbert & Co. SA Pocket Army with a 7in tube. They have a very unique way of extraction/ejecting of the emptys. Similar to the on this web site; http://www.armchairgunshow.com/MH-info.html (The one in the middle of the 3 pictured). LM

VegasOPM
June 19, 2009, 10:42 PM
I have a custom built SVI .38 Super Comp, with milled slide, compensated barrel, additional 6port Titanium compensator, 14oz trigger and a C-More sight. The loads are 121gr .38 Super Comp (rimless .38 Super) loaded to over 1400 fps. Two of my mags hold 29 rounds each.

All in all, pretty standard for an Open pistol.:p

9mmepiphany
June 19, 2009, 11:47 PM
Its a pair of Vektor CP1 both with box and all papers

that's what i was looking for when they recalled them and the prices went through the roof. it's just cool that the exterior was designed by Design students...also that they were on Battlestar Galactica

well i have a H&K P7, but slightly more unusual with my Heritage Stealth 9mm that uses the same delayed-blowback locking system

an unusual pistol i used to own was the H&K P9S. the frame surfaces that you touched were ploymer, it used the roller-delayed locking system (like the MP-5), it had a removable polygonal barrel that didn't move when cycling and it used a multi-mode trigger system. you could carry it:
1. DA/SA
2. Condition 1 (cocked and locked)
3. Condition 2 (hammer down on a chambered round) and cock it on the draw using the cocking-lever for a SA first shot

Fumbler
June 20, 2009, 12:04 AM
I don't have anythign special, so for me I guess it's my Ruger Super Redhawk in 480 Ruger.
I have never personally seen another gun chambered for 480 Ruger...nor has anyone I've ever met in real life who is interested in guns.

That's really not interesting compared to jhco:
I also have an unusual Ruger Hawkeye .256 single shot pistol. It was somthing ruger came up with in the 60's for small game hunting, they produced somthing like 3600 of them between 68' & 69' IIRC. Its built on a blackhawk frame but instead of a roatating cylinder it has a swiveling breechblock which allows you to insert one cartridge at a time.

Now THAT is super duper cooooooool. :D

geronimo509
June 20, 2009, 12:16 AM
VegasOPM, I would like to see that.

RonE
June 20, 2009, 12:26 AM
Most unusual/unique that I own is HK's P7 squeeze cock pistol. Very well made, accurate and easy to shoot.

10-Ring
June 20, 2009, 01:42 AM
I have a couple -- and both from HK. My P7M8 and my HK4 (w/ the 4 barrels and mags) both are a lot of fun to shoot!

Birdmang
June 20, 2009, 01:48 AM
I have this italian revolver that has three different revolving things for different calibers. It is weird.

Dr.Rob
June 20, 2009, 02:46 AM
mm6mm6 that thing is SWEET!

shotgunred
June 20, 2009, 02:53 AM
I have a 32 20 which my grandfather used as a duty weapon when he was a cop in the 1930's

xx7grant7x
June 20, 2009, 05:09 AM
HK4=cool

punkndisorderly
June 20, 2009, 06:44 AM
Not sure if I'd call it interesting, but I have a Beretta 92/96 combo. They were made in the early 90's. Basically a 92 with an extra spring, magazine, slide, and barrel to convert to .40 in one case. They only made a couple of thousand of them and I've never seen another, before or since.

I had some dude offer me $150 for the box though, oddly, the pistol isn't worth much.

Ditchtiger
June 20, 2009, 07:23 AM
I have a Khyber Pass Martini-Henry pistol that my son sent back from Afghanistan. It shoots a .303 rifle round and has a 4 inch barrel and was made in 1888. This is an original pistol, not a converted or cut down rifle.

mrt949
June 20, 2009, 07:43 AM
CONTENDER when I fired It in 44.mag octagon barrell in 1973 .:eek:

TIMC
June 20, 2009, 12:58 PM
I think the most interesting handgun I own is the PLR-16. Interesting design IMHO and fun to shoot.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/timc/PLR-16complete.jpg?t=1245517060

VegasOPM
June 20, 2009, 03:45 PM
....

schmidtundveßon
June 20, 2009, 04:48 PM
Luger made in 1941. I still shoot it at least once a month. No FTF's or FTE's.

oron
June 20, 2009, 04:56 PM
Fromer stop pistol.
.32 or 7.65.
It's all upsidedown.lol
But fun, most of all.

Rembrandt
June 20, 2009, 05:58 PM
From an engineering standpoint I have two that might fit the unique category. One is a Peter Stahls link less design, SA Omega. Designed with dual extractors and can change calibers (38Super, 10mm, 45ACP) in seconds. Extremely accurate, well made.

The second would be a Desert Eagle....gas operated, quick change barrels, tames the bigger rounds to something quite pleasant to shoot and accurate.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Firearms/omega3bbl.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/DesertEagle6in.jpg

CapnMac
June 20, 2009, 06:19 PM
My most mechanically interesting would be my CZ-52, roller locking in something that small is fascinating/

w_houle
June 20, 2009, 10:20 PM
I know it isn't worth much and that it took a while to get it to where it shoots reliably, but I like it and just so long as those that I have shoot it don't have any pre-conceived notions about it, they like it too.
It is an odd take of the Colt SAA. It is a DA/SA in.38 with Nitro proofs and the Ulm proof house stamp and 65 Odd that this has been the most cherished pistol that I have ever owned. Of course that simply could be due to how difficult it was getting back together after I cleaned cosmoline from the inside of it (what a pain). I still shudder at the thought of putting it back together:cuss::fire::banghead:
http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/5381/imgp0003.jpg
http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/7090/imgp0002.jpg

rogertc1
June 20, 2009, 10:55 PM
My Chine Norinco M77 9mm pistol. It is a cross of a gas operated like a H&K PSP and a Lignose one hand cocking pistol. Really neat and it works.

Mad Magyar
June 20, 2009, 11:03 PM
Imagine the pleasure & ease in firing 9mm ammo w/o moonclips...The 547 with the unique beryllium extractor....Will we ever see something so innovative again?:rolleyes:
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q148/veritas2369/547001-1.jpg

browneu
June 20, 2009, 11:34 PM
I second that for the S&W 547. It is a sweet piece. I would also like to add the Browning BDM. It has a selector that switches the gun from pistol mode to revolver mode.

w_houle
June 21, 2009, 12:08 AM
Imagine the pleasure & ease in firing 9mm ammo w/o moonclips...The 547 with the unique beryllium extractor....Will we ever see something so innovative again?
For the longest time here on THR my signature was a one gun wish list, and this gun was it.

wvshooter
June 21, 2009, 09:47 AM
I've got an Italian replica of a circa 1860 colt. Six shot single action only, using black powder and requiring percussion caps. I'm sure this gun would function but there is no way I personally would ever fire it. It just looks too dangerous. Black powder would be poured down each of the six chambers with a .44 caliber ball rammed down on top of the powder with the integral lever. Then the six individual percussion caps would be affixed to the rear of the cylinder. What if two caps go off at the same time. I don't want to think about it.

It got a little rust and froze up so I disassembled it for cleaning. Compared to modern guns the working are crude to say the least. It is still impressive to see the mechanics of how all the problems of design were solved. Workmanship is a little crude as well but the action performs perfectly.

rogertc1
June 21, 2009, 10:29 AM
Charter Arms is supposed to be coming out with a clip less firearms for 9mm & 45ACP.

chris in va
June 21, 2009, 06:49 PM
I think my CZ 75BD with Kadet kit is pretty unusual.

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/7841/imgp2023.jpg (http://img196.imageshack.us/i/imgp2023.jpg/)

Jim K
June 21, 2009, 08:18 PM
Interesting? I would say a tossup between a Borchardt and a Campo-Giro, with maybe a Frommer Stop as runnerup.

Jim

Mike OTDP
June 21, 2009, 10:05 PM
Morini CM84 free pistol. Electronic trigger - lovely.

Elvishead
June 22, 2009, 06:45 AM
My CZ52 7.62X25 Tokarev. Very cool.

eight433
June 22, 2009, 07:08 AM
I've got an Italian replica of a circa 1860 colt. Six shot single action only, using black powder and requiring percussion caps. I'm sure this gun would function but there is no way I personally would ever fire it. It just looks too dangerous. Black powder would be poured down each of the six chambers with a .44 caliber ball rammed down on top of the powder with the integral lever. Then the six individual percussion caps would be affixed to the rear of the cylinder. What if two caps go off at the same time. I don't want to think about it.

It got a little rust and froze up so I disassembled it for cleaning. Compared to modern guns the working are crude to say the least. It is still impressive to see the mechanics of how all the problems of design were solved. Workmanship is a little crude as well but the action performs perfectly.


I also have one (but in a 36, not 45) and I shoot it a couple times a year maybe. They are a blast. I've never had any problems with chain firing, though i cover the balls with bore butter or crisco once loaded to help prevent chain firing. Don't be scared of it... you GOTTA shoot it at least once :) Nothing like having to wait for the smoke to clear before you know if you hit your target.

My most interesting gun is really probably not very interesting to the rest of you. It is a .32 snub nose Hopkins and Allen 5 shot break top revolver with a self-ejecting mechanism
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f363/eight433/downsized_0528091042a.jpg

DammitBoy
June 22, 2009, 11:19 AM
i cover the balls with crisco

I'll bet that's hell to get off in the shower! :D

eight433
June 22, 2009, 11:41 AM
bwa hah ha ...yeah... it is :(

Gunfighter123
June 22, 2009, 12:18 PM
Interesting ?? I guess one would be my S&W 627-5 in .38 Super. It holds 8 rounds useing full moon clips and has a removeable Factory compinsator --- only a few thousand were made by the S&W Performance Center in the mid-80s.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/Jailbird123/DSC01674.jpg

FiveFiveSixFan
June 22, 2009, 03:39 PM
Mine would have to be my 1895 Nagant revolver. Very interesting from a mechanical standpoint, especially given the technology available at the time it was designed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagant_M1895

herohog
June 22, 2009, 10:44 PM
AMT AutoMag III in 9mm Magnum.

This was the very last 9mm WinMag to leave the factory. I bought it from over the phone back when I was a dealer. Since then I have fired 200 - 300 rounds through it with one squib (my fault, bad load) and a few fail to feed/eject in one session only and that was due to it needing cleaning and oiling. Since then it has been it's usual flawless self.

It is for sale here in the handgun area.

http://herohog.com/images/guns/9mmWinMagL.jpg

http://herohog.com/images/guns/9mmWinMagR.jpg

http://herohog.com/images/guns/Compare9mms.jpg

Dr.Rob
June 22, 2009, 11:59 PM
Whats the basis of the case for that 9mm WinMag?

herohog
June 23, 2009, 12:09 AM
9mm WinMag from Starline. You can by direct from Starline or from Midway. I was told you can fire form .223 and cut it down to 29mm in length and use it but that leaves the rim .010 under-size. It is the same length and dia as a .38 spl so I bet you could take .357 Magnum cases and lathe the old rim down to match the 9mm WinMag configuration then shorten it to 29mm but I doubt that will be needed as they still sell it and 500 rounds of brass will last YEARS if you pick up what you fire!

woad_yurt
June 23, 2009, 09:42 AM
How about a fantastic shooting snubbified .38 Webley MK III?

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee150/woad_yurt/webley.jpg

gvass
June 23, 2009, 11:37 AM
Largest Snubbie Ever?:-))


http://www.nethirlap.hu/forum/userimgs/nhgalp3YlTF.jpg

http://www.nethirlap.hu/forum/userimgs/nhgalsbw4Aa.jpg

http://www.nethirlap.hu/forum/userimgs/nhgal7G0s8z.jpg

7.5-Swiss
June 23, 2009, 09:44 PM
http://sunblest.net/gun/img/Mann01.jpg
Steyr Mannlicher M1901, not my photo - but definitely the strangest pistol I have.

mepeckster
June 23, 2009, 10:21 PM
S&W Hand ejector 1903...Not very unique, but pretty interesting.

eldon519
June 24, 2009, 11:20 AM
We've had some really need handguns pop up in this thread. Thanks to everyone has shared so far and anyone who continues to share. I've found this to be an interesting read.

eldon519
June 24, 2009, 11:21 AM
By the way gvass, what is this revolver you've got there? It looks like it shoots large rubber balls?

Comanche180
June 24, 2009, 08:23 PM
I have a JP Sauer 38H. It's a .32acp pistol that you can cock and decock with a lever operated by your thumb.

Some of you guys need to get out more.

SharpsDressedMan
June 24, 2009, 09:24 PM
A Beretta Model 75 with threaded barrel, AAC Pilot sound suppressor, and Docter sight. It also has a standard barrel to put it back to original. All components are lightweight and compact; this gun weighs little more than an all steel pocket pistol with out sight and can. ..............................................................http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05365.jpg

gvass
June 25, 2009, 06:09 AM
"By the way gvass, what is this revolver you've got there? It looks like it shoots large rubber balls?"


Yes, 18 mm (12 ga) rubber balls fired by 9x17 mm R blanks. Four-shot TRAUMATIC (non-lethal) revolver. Muzzle energy is 80-100 joule.

(The most effective home defense gun you can have here without licence.)


http://www.nethirlap.hu/forum/userimgs/nhgal7dE1Cb.jpg

http://www.nethirlap.hu/forum/userimgs/nhgal48FEG2.jpg

Sport45
June 25, 2009, 08:28 AM
Mine would have to be my Iver Johnson "Target Sealed 8". It's a double action revolver but the cylinder loads like a single action. Instead of swinging out as you would expect, it's held in place by a base pin and is easily removed.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v474/Sport45/Gun%20Pics/IMG_0582.jpg

cpirtle
June 25, 2009, 05:06 PM
Well, since I sold my S&W pre-war 22/32 kit gun my most unique pistol is my Nickel Whitney Wolverine.

This gun is unique for a ton of reasons mechanically and for the fact that it was about 40 years ahead of its time. If they tried to make this identical gun today it would probably cost about $1500.

I have 3 of them (missed a 4th by about 15 minutes the other day :cuss: )but only one in nickel as very few were made.

http://www.pirtleranch.com/images/Guns/whitney/finished.jpg

DammitBoy
June 25, 2009, 08:32 PM
GVASS - what is the brand and/or name of the pistol that shoots the rubber balls?

SharpsDressedMan
June 25, 2009, 08:54 PM
Sport45, your Iver Johnson may be able to be loaded like my dad's old H&R. You press the lever at the front, pull the pin, roll the cylinder out, use the base pin to eject, reload the cylinder, and reassemble. Not as complicated as it sounds, and since the base pin pushes the extractor and dumps the brass, I think it was made to be operated this way.

Sport45
June 25, 2009, 10:09 PM
Sport45, your Iver Johnson may be able to be loaded like my dad's old H&R. You press the lever at the front, pull the pin, roll the cylinder out, use the base pin to eject, reload the cylinder, and reassemble. Not as complicated as it sounds, and since the base pin pushes the extractor and dumps the brass, I think it was made to be operated this way.

The gun doesn't have an extractor. There is a slot on the right side where a single action loading gate would be. You push the empty case out and reload through the slot. You can also pull the base pin, remove the cylinder and then empty and reload it outside the frame. It's been a long time since I had the cylinder out and I honestly don't remember if the base pin can be used to push out the empties. I just carried a small allen wrench to push them out when I shot it.

tasco 74
June 25, 2009, 10:54 PM
the most interesting handgun i own is a ruger mkII .22 target model i bought from a friend of mine last fall........ it was never shot and it was his brother's who died that year.... i was friends with both of them........ it is still new as in never shot...... but i might have to take to the range soon to see how it does..........

life is short.....

mgregg85
June 25, 2009, 11:08 PM
I guess my most interesting gun is my CZ-52, I need to get more interesting guns.

surjimmy
June 26, 2009, 01:39 AM
I didn't own it, but my friend had a semi auto revolver. If I can get ahold of him I'll find out it's name. Very weird looking gun.

gvass
June 26, 2009, 09:54 AM
"GVASS - what is the brand and/or name of the pistol that shoots the rubber balls?"

Hungarian-made, Keseru mod. Onesta

www.keseru.hu

cleetus03
June 30, 2009, 11:09 AM
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/9534/star2t.jpg
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/2348/star1n.jpg

This gun which was given to me a few months ago by a family friend. It's a Spanish STAR 9MM LARGO which i've yet to fire due to the inability to locate 9mm Largo ammo. And I've yet to meet a person who even knows what a 9mm largo is in my town. I'm also unable to find any info on it because apparently parts are next to impossible to find for it. Everyone thinks its a old school m1911 copy but trust me its far from it.

ambidextrous1
June 30, 2009, 11:29 AM
My HK 4 will launch .22 rimfire, .25 Auto, .32 Auto, and .380, by swapping out barrels (with attached recoil springs) and magazines; caliber changes take less than 30 seconds.

The pistol that attracts most interest at the range is my Automag II in .22 Magnum, with 4 inch barrel. It spews a delightful fireball, and produces a loud & sharp muzzle blast: "Watcha shootin' there, pal?"

cpirtle
June 30, 2009, 11:30 AM
Neat gun cleetus03.

9mm Largo seems to be readily available on Gunbroker, not too terrible of a price either. Looked like there were 10-12 auctions selling it.

500 rounds of 9mm Largo (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=132299509)

Have you seen the 9mm Largo web page? (http://www.9mmlargo.com/)

Mad Magyar
June 30, 2009, 01:28 PM
AAC Pilot sound suppressor
Is it legal in the People's Rep. of Ohio? :)

cleetus03
June 30, 2009, 03:25 PM
I appreciate it cpirtle!

scotthsi
July 4, 2009, 05:20 PM
Polymer framed, high capacity 1911 from Kimber.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/AlbertD/DSC01822.jpg

BigEasy
July 6, 2009, 09:25 PM
I have a Colt Model 1911 made in 1917. I bought it in 1968 and
it is in excellent condition. It must have a great story to tell.
But I will never know.

lordvader
July 9, 2009, 08:28 AM
Hello

Looking for a
Smith & Wesson Magnum No 0377 Model 16-4 Wooden or Rubber grip

I need this Gun How do i find it
could not find it online :(

Please help

ArmedBear
July 9, 2009, 11:45 AM
Unfired Thompson/Center Patriot. .45 black powder, double-set triggers, hooded adjustable target sights, brass furniture, pretty walnut. Factory burned down, none have been made for years.

cottonmouth
July 9, 2009, 02:08 PM
This is one of them for sure and I think I have posted it on here before. I call it the Government Defender, the slide, barrel, hammer, ejector and all the other internals came from a Colt Defender and the frame came from a U.S. Property 1911 that was recovered from a house fire, I had to cut the dust cover down a little so it would not stick out past the barrel. I know…… It’s butt ugly! But it has been totally reliable and accurate too. Since the frame has been in a fire I shoot mostly 200 grain lead bullets out of it.

J.B.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/cottonmouth_/PDpicture192.jpg

cpirtle
July 9, 2009, 02:19 PM
That's pretty cool cottonmouth :)


I was shooting my S&W 60-Pro the other day and thought that even though it is current production, you don't see very many and it always seems to draw attention when I take it shooting.

IMO it's somehwat of an anomaly being a 3" J frame with a target crown, adjustable rear sight, front night sight, slab side and chopped lug.

I carry it a lot, shoot it a lot, but by design it's not a great range gun, not a great target gun and not a great carry gun but it does all three very well...


http://www.pirtleranch.com/images/Guns/busse_pc60/busse_60_1.jpg


Second from top with its current grips..

http://www.pirtleranch.com/images/Guns/lamo_camo/100_2428.JPG

jestic
July 9, 2009, 03:42 PM
I have a Colt Hunstman

bigmike45
July 9, 2009, 04:37 PM
My factory DAO, 3", short ejector housing stainless Ruger GP-100.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f43/mike_seale/HPIM0779.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f43/mike_seale/HPIM0776.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f43/mike_seale/HPIM0775.jpg

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