Rarest gun you own?


October 12, 2010, 09:37 PM
What's the rarest gun you own?

I want pics, lots of pics.

I own nothing outstanding.

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October 12, 2010, 09:53 PM
This Belgian made 1/2 action (almost) Martini Henry is probably my rarest. The exposed hammer in the middle of the action is something I have not seen in any other example.



October 12, 2010, 10:27 PM
Early CZ75 "Short Rail", pretty rare in the US. http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05739.jpg Shiloh Sharps. Anyone can order one, but they are not too commonly encountered. 48-60 month wait. http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05517.jpg

October 12, 2010, 10:35 PM
My rarest firearm is the HK 4, the first pistol made by H&K. My specimen has four interchanegable barrels and four interchangeable magazines, enabling it to fire cartridges in .22 rimfire, .25 ACP, .32 auto, and .380.

Many of these pistols were made for only two calibers, such as .380 and .22 rimfire. Many others were made for European police, usually in .32 only.

I'll post photos in a few days.

No, it isn't for sale. :)

October 12, 2010, 10:37 PM
I have a S&W 625 Performance Center V-Comp. I've heard the one I have is pretty rare and desirable, but I'll never let go of a .45 ACP wheelgun. Guess I got lucky when I got it off of GB.

EDIT: Added photos.



John Wayne
October 12, 2010, 10:43 PM
Had a S&W 547, but sold it. Does that count?

October 12, 2010, 10:46 PM
Finnish Luger p.08
Sestroyarsk Arsenal Mosin obr. 1891

October 12, 2010, 10:46 PM
SharpsDressedMan - That short rail CZ-75 brings a tear to my eye, it is gorgeous. No wonder you replied to my WTB thread. :o

If you ever decide to sell it... ;)

October 12, 2010, 10:48 PM
I have a consecutive set of 125th Colt SAA 45s. Hammer tie wrapped and never pulled back. Suposedly only 800 or so sets still in tact.
A value losing thing too. Same dollar value as 30 years ago. Those dollars won't buy much anymore. I would sell em too.

October 12, 2010, 10:49 PM
Probably my Browning GP competition with original box, mags, and cleaning rod... not OOBER rare but definitely difficult to come by...


Shadow 7D
October 12, 2010, 10:50 PM
I just got some old junk pocket metal trash
I have a JP Sauer 1913, cool gun, would like to get a 1930, and the police (bordenholder(sp) model) Hell and a 1938 for S&G, but I think it might take me a while, they just don't make them like the used to...

October 12, 2010, 10:53 PM
Rarest would probably be the 2.5" Colt Diamondback in 22LR. I don't have any pre-1930 guns. I used to, but they were gunshow spontaneous buys which I later sold as they didn't fit my MO. I would like to own a 1st generation Colt SA in 22 however. That would certainly be the rarest if it ever happened.

October 12, 2010, 10:54 PM
Stalins personal Mosin Nagant, no one lies at gunshows right?

October 12, 2010, 10:56 PM
Bloody gorgeous Sharps ya got there. I've always wanted a reproduction of the rifle that gave us the word Sharpshooter.

October 12, 2010, 10:58 PM
Springfield Armory Omega three barrel set (10mm, 45ACP, 38 Super). One of only 15 multi-caliber sets produced.


October 12, 2010, 11:01 PM
A Marlin 336 LTD. They only made 500 back in 2005. Looks exactly like a Stainless Guide gun, only chambered in 35 Rem. instead of 45-70. Probably not anything terribly special now, but I hope one of my grandkids appreciate it 50 years from now.

October 12, 2010, 11:01 PM

Rarest I have? This old Marlin .22. Looks like a regular Mountie...


Except that it has a tapered octagon barrel like the current Cowboy centerfires...

They made about 2200 of them, give or take, in a 1-year run in the early 1970s. Not as rare as some of the guns above, but it's the only one I've ever seen. I have seen a virtually-identical Model 1897 that was form the early 20th Century. I believe this gun was intended as a reissue of that early version (the 1897 became the 39 at some point, with minor changes, I believe to accommodate high-velocity ammo).

Larry Ashcraft
October 12, 2010, 11:08 PM
1906 mfg Winchester 1894 in 32 Win Spl with a "take up trigger". Haven't ever seen another one.

October 12, 2010, 11:13 PM
What's a take-up trigger?

Tim the student
October 12, 2010, 11:28 PM
I have a very low serial number Underwood carbine. The gun is not rare at all, but according to references I have seen, it would have been about the four hundredth off their line.


October 12, 2010, 11:45 PM
only 62 in the US ... a preban green stock AUG A2 ... does that count?

The only picture I have uploaded of it is in my "Green Family Photo"


October 12, 2010, 11:45 PM
Blued ruger gp100 3"


I know its not that rare but its something.

Also an unmolested norinco 1911 may be sotra rare:


October 13, 2010, 12:10 AM

3" Model 66-3

October 13, 2010, 12:17 AM
Here's one that's evidently rare because nobody can tell me what it is, or what the value is. All we know is that it is old. Note the lack of proof marks; the serial dates to end of the war, so it might be a "cigarette gun", but I have not yet met anyone who knows for sure (including the good folks at the walther forums):



October 13, 2010, 12:23 AM

Baby AMT AutoMag in .22lr. One of 1,001 made.

This is a "stock" photo taken off of the web. I do have the original box and one extra magazine.

Rail Driver
October 13, 2010, 12:29 AM
There's nothing exceedingly rare about it, but the original stock has been hand shaped and refinished to fit me by a good friend. There isn't another out there with this stock shape (and original matching numbers) and finish.


October 13, 2010, 12:59 AM
AMT AutoMag III in 9mm Winchester Magnum (9x29mm)

October 13, 2010, 01:15 AM
French MAB P-15 would be the rarest probably.....Although I'm selling it because parts for it are nearly impossible to find and if something broke on this gun it would end up being an expensive paperweight.

Still a neat gun and a fantastic shooter, I know I'll miss it once it's gone:(

Somewhat rare IMI Uzi Model 45 in .45 ACP.....
I picked up this gun last year LNIB with the IMI 9mm conversion kit for $1k cash. To date it's still the best gun deal I've ever made!

October 13, 2010, 01:53 AM
As far as I know this gun is two of a kind...unfortunately I don't own both


this one is possibly 1 of a kind....or at least being hand made it is as close as it can get.


both are single shot .22 rimfires

October 13, 2010, 02:10 AM
Great job guys keep it up!

October 13, 2010, 02:47 AM
My rarest gun? That's easy. It's my Hapgood Fowler (http://thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=6253702&postcount=1). I don't know how many he made, but there probably aren't too many left from the mid-1800's.

Deus Machina
October 13, 2010, 03:17 AM
My only 'rare' one is a Taurs M85, and only because I can't for the life of me find another 2.5" one.

October 13, 2010, 03:25 AM
Does unique count as rare?

October 13, 2010, 09:34 AM

Your MAB P-15 brought back memories of one that I had over 30 years ago. I traded a Browning Hi-Power for it, straight up (trust me, it you ever tried shooting this particular Hi-Power, you would know why I was trading it). The MAB was fantastic; you could use any sort of 9mm. ammo, from light target loads to some very hot handloads, and it never missed a beat. It was also probably the most accurate 9mm. I have ever owned, although I now have a Hi-Power Mk. III that is capable of putting up some very nice groups. Only downside to the P-15 was that, as you found out, spare parts and quality magazines were no where to be found. I think I finally ended up trading it in for a S&W 9mm. auto.

October 13, 2010, 09:43 AM
Nothing ultra rare (like the 2" target sighted Victory model of which there is one) but I have a couple uncommon models.

One of 50 (Inscribed #27):


I am told that about 90 Heavy Duty 38/44s were made before WW II with 4" barrels:


I have heard that nickel pre-27s are rare:


I figure there can't be too many of these around:


October 13, 2010, 11:09 AM
Here are a few that I have:
1842 US Navy made by Deringer. One of 200 made with rifled barrel. How many of those still exist?
Deringer pistol, probably made sometime around 1840.

October 13, 2010, 11:33 AM
A 1979 Omark M44 Palma rifle.

A 1923 Winchester 52(Top)

Larry Ashcraft
October 13, 2010, 12:32 PM
What's a take-up trigger?
It looks kind of like a set trigger, except closer to the real trigger. It doesn't do anything but press up against the real trigger. It appears to be factory.

I was told by a local Winchester collector that he had heard of a "take up trigger" option on Winchesters, but he had never seen one.

I need to do a search and see if anything comes up. I've had this rifle for 30 years and hadn't thought about it much recently.

October 13, 2010, 12:51 PM
I've got one of the last run of Webley revolvers. It's blued with a wooden presentation case. IIRC it's one of 250.


October 13, 2010, 12:53 PM
Hmmm, an old French shotgun that I am told was a "guild" gun.

I don't think the old Remington model 51 is real rare but certainly not common.

Damn, all of my guns are pedestrian.

Thanks guys...I am so inadequate.

I should sell the Python, the Diamondback, the 686, the Kahr, the Rock River, the Remington 700, the 870 the...

Ala Dan
October 13, 2010, 12:58 PM
Nothing really rare, but two that I'm very fond of (without pic's):

1) a High Standard .22 LR caliber, called "The Victor"; with the word
"military" rolled marked on the right side, just before the S/N.

2) Smith & Wesson model 39-2 9mm auto, UNFIRED and in orginal box
with all paperwork, wrapping paper, blank warranty card, extra magazine,
and tools. It has a wonderful "deep blue" finish [much like a S&W model
27]; and a beautiful set of walnut panel S&W grips.

Not mine, but how 'bout a Winchester 1894 saddle ring carbine in .25-35;
with true American Indian designs on the stock (moon, stars, etc in
alignment); and designs on the forearm. Tribe unknown, but a real
"classic"; asking price $995~! Contact me, if interested.

Col. Plink
October 13, 2010, 01:13 PM
Does a Yugo M59 SKS with Serbian trench art and checkpoint marks count? It's unique at least.

Most collectable I guess would be a first-year ('52) Remington 760 30'06, which isn't particularly collectable...

October 13, 2010, 01:18 PM
I have an ERMA 22 Carbine. Someone told me it was rare but I have no idea, is it?

Not exactly my favorite gun anyway.

October 13, 2010, 02:19 PM
I don't really own rare guns. Everything I have was bought to shoot, and not really treasure.

Ruger 10/22
Ruger LCP
Mossberg 500
Glock 19
Various manufacturer AR-15
Baikal/Remington 12 ga coach-gun.

October 13, 2010, 02:29 PM
It's unique at least.

That's what I was wondering. The odd thing is, a "limited run" of 10 or 100 firearms seems to attract FAR more attention than a genuinely one-of-a-kind item. There's some interesting psychology at work here.

October 13, 2010, 05:16 PM
Erma 22 carbine is not very rare, but it is actually one of my favorites.

October 13, 2010, 05:55 PM
That's pretty easy. My Fienwerkbau left hand C60 Running Target with Premier RT scope. I'd be surprised if there are more than a couple in the USA. Here's a video of the standard C60 (Not mine but I have one of those also): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6jEp6DdHrg

This is proof that rare doesn't mean valuable.....

Thanx, Russ

Lee Roder
October 13, 2010, 05:59 PM
Rarest? High Standard model GB (only 5000 made). Next rarest is my Un-Quality carbine (25000 made). Not rare, but most valuable is my dad's WW2 45.


October 13, 2010, 07:51 PM
A Charlin shotgun, French sliding breech with a locking & bearing mechanism different from the Darne or a Swedish M38, a arsenal converted M 96, but a 1900 Mauser Orbendorf with a two digit serial number.

October 13, 2010, 08:16 PM
The two rarest I have ever own was a Smith & Wesson Model 5967 which there were only 500 made, and a pair of consective numbered Browning High Powers MkII, which stupid me I sold them out of bordom. Now I would say my Fox Sterlingworth in 20ga. is and one day, hopefully in the far distant future a Winchester Model 37 "Red Letter" in 28ga.

October 13, 2010, 08:19 PM
Doesn't get more rare than one of a kind does it?

A project during my machinist training, a single shot .45ACP conversion for my 760 Pumpmaster.

(apologies for the poor cell phone camera pictures)

October 13, 2010, 08:32 PM
Rarest a 610-2 3 inch 300 made and then a 625-4 SAC 500 made



October 13, 2010, 08:50 PM
Most of my guns are pretty utilitarian but I do have a 3-digit serial number Blackhawk 357 flattop. It's one of about 1,700 made that first year.

Also a Ruger Redhawk 357 magnum 7.5" barrel in stainless. I've heard only about 5,000 were ever made and most were blued.

That's about it for rarity.


October 13, 2010, 09:22 PM
My Semmerling .45
My new Chiappa Rhino 2". Only 200 imported in the USA at this time.
Many on this wall.
I have a Downsizer, Stinger Pengun, Detonics .45 and many many more rare birds.
And my 22LR Dewalt Nailgun;)

October 13, 2010, 09:30 PM
Rarest thing I have is unknown. Took it to a couple gun shops a few years ago and they didn't know. All the could figure out it it's not US made, circa 1860's and was a muzzel loader shot gun converted to take cartridges. I'll try to get pictures tonight once the wife gets home and does it for me.

October 13, 2010, 11:54 PM
My 1919 Baker Elite:



Its cousin at the Cody:


More of my Baker Elite:



October 14, 2010, 01:02 AM
Nothing major,

NIB S&W 1076, touched only with latex gloves (cleaning kit and box contents untouched)
NIB Steyr Maadi low serial number touched only with latex gloves (box contents untouched)

October 14, 2010, 07:46 AM
Wow Bushmaster. Beautifully engraved Baker.

October 14, 2010, 08:06 AM
No pic, Winchester Model 1895, in 30-40 Krag. Browning did a small run in the 1980s. Only made 1000 in 30-40 and some 5000-6000 in 30-06. I own one of each. Beautiful rifles.

October 14, 2010, 09:57 PM
Hmmm? Romanian AK-clone? Yugo SKS? Ruger 10/22? Remington M700 or Remington M870? Springfield M1A? I guess I generally try to avoid rare, obscure brands and models. My handguns are a little more rare than my long guns, but still not really what I would call "rare." Glock 20 Gen III or SIG P220SAO?

Bernie Lomax
October 14, 2010, 10:04 PM
A Ruger Speed Six. Not exactly rare, but not very common, either. They've been out of production for some time and are highly sought-after on the second hand market. Soon, I think they'll be collectors items. Sorry, but I don't have pics.

October 15, 2010, 12:24 PM
If want to part with a few of those MAB mags let me know..

The rarest as far as numbers produced would be my FAMAS F1 Semi:


2nd would be my 1960 vintage FN FAL (on top):

October 15, 2010, 12:39 PM
Two pristine 1909 Colts ( one USMC & one U.S. Army). I shoot them once or twice a year with duplicate 1909 (.454 dia) lead loads.

October 15, 2010, 12:51 PM
1898 Mauser Mannlicher Mountain Rifle 8mm.
Double triggers

October 15, 2010, 01:02 PM
Every one of my firearms is rare - there's only one with the same serial number made

October 15, 2010, 01:34 PM
I don't know haw many FAMAS F1 Semi were imported ... but AUG's are fairly rare too!

Before Bush's '89 import ban there were only 3,000 black AUG's imported, 6,000 Green AUG's and 1250 Special Receiver AUG's (no SR's were complete guns) Then in 94 they got 3,000 USR's through the door before it slammed shut again.

What's really amazing is that even after both bans ... none of them were in the top 10 (most common) of the FBI's top crime guns ...

October 15, 2010, 02:11 PM
Remington UMC, 1911.


October 15, 2010, 04:15 PM
My Ithaca 1911A1 manufactured in 1944


October 16, 2010, 01:26 AM
I think all of mine were made by the millions.

October 16, 2010, 07:58 PM
TOBIN ARMS MFG. CO. WOODSTOCK, ONT., CANADA. Single-shot .22rf S-L-LR, not listed in any KNOWN surviving Tobin catalog, either US or Canadian, since 1904. Rifle was called the TOBIN BOY SCOUT RIFLE.


Only five known/observed: this one and four in Canada once owned by a gun book author up there. Only ever advertised in the magazine Rod And Gun In Canada 1912 to 1919. Company operated in Connecticut from 1904-1909, and in Canada 1909-1925. They were renowned world-wide as being the makers of high quality shotguns, NOT little cheapie .22 rifles like this . . .


Above ad ran July 1912, FIRST mention of a Tobin .22 rifle! Unknown quantity produced. Last one sold publicly at auction in Ontario 2007 with Winchester Museum tags and Flayderman sales tag on it for $700 (US). Tobin built the FIRST shotgun factory in Canada. NOTE that both Tobin and Rod & Gun magazine were headquartered in Woodstock, Ontario.

Next is the WAMO POWERMASTER RIFLE, little-known product of the famous Wham-O toy manufacturer and only one of THREE firearms they sold. The fake magazine out front holds 2 boxes of .22rf ammo comfortably. This is the same gun pictured in Tom Gaylord's recent Shotgun News Treasury of Guns article on the WAMO guns.


This is one of two reported/observed in recent years, but may be others out there! Unknown quantity produced.

COLT CAMP PERRY, .22fr, single-shot, 6.5" barrel, 2525 made between 1920-1941. Only 450 made in this barrel length which is called their IMPROVED MODEL, or SECOND MODEL.


The company letter states it was shipped to Firth & Klar in Ft. Worth in 1934

Got a bunch more and may add more later. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v635/mauser/EMBLEMS/THUMBUPSMILIE.gif

Best regards ~ ~ ~ 45Broomhandle

October 16, 2010, 08:41 PM
Ok, no idea what this gun is but finally got pictures. Anybody have any ideas what this thing is?









The paper in one of the pictures is what's inscribed on the side of the receiver. Wrote it as close as I could to how it actually looks on the gun.

October 17, 2010, 12:41 AM
A semi auto FAMAS in this country!:eek:

4v50 Gary
October 17, 2010, 02:11 PM
Not my Southpaw Randall. Rather, it is the southpaw Randall clone (made on Randall machinery) built by MS Safari Arms (Olympic Arms). Less than 30 were built.

October 17, 2010, 03:36 PM
Got a few Ruger's that are all models with 1000 or fewer produced, a couple with less than 500 produced and a Trap Model Shotgun that's one of only a couple hundred produced and only 300 or so that have left the factory. Mine's a 2-digit that was originally allocated for some big-wig at Marlin.

In reading through the posts, I noticed mention of the HK4 set. Never considered it a rarity but I guess...this one here's a minty, fully complete - boxes, papers, etc - 4 chambering set.

October 17, 2010, 04:28 PM

October 17, 2010, 04:40 PM
I don't know how rare it is, but my Taurus 455(.45 ACP revolver) is the only gun I own that I could sell used for more than I paid for it new.

32 Magnum
October 17, 2010, 05:09 PM
H&R "Bobby" Model, made for and used by London Metro. Police during WW2 - don't know how this one got back to US.


October 17, 2010, 05:24 PM
CoastieShep, Your musket/shotgun conversion is commonly known as a 'Zulu'. They were originally a French muzzleloading rifle musket that were later converted to a breechloader called a Tabatierre, similar to the English Snider of the same era. When the Tabatierres were made obsolete many of them were converted to shotguns as a cheap utility gun, & this is when the 'Zulu' label was attached to them.

October 17, 2010, 05:49 PM
I guess the 'rarest' gun I own is my German Doublerifle. Made c.1895, it is chambered for the 12.3x62mmR cartridge which is a little bigger than the .45/90WCF. The rifle weighs 6.25lbs, so you know when you've fired it!

October 17, 2010, 07:03 PM
This winchester 21 ordered by john Olin.



...Or this Original 1885 Winchester, rare because it retains 99% of its finish on wood and metal.


October 17, 2010, 08:08 PM
Ive got a couple odd guns and one that may be considered rare. I've got a Husquvarna (they make chain saws now) made Nagant chambered in 7.5 Swiss. An Erma .22LR carbine, if you haven't seen one they are dead ringers for an M1 carbine.

The only one that I would consider to be rare would be my ATC M4 "pocket rifle". Every time I take that one out I get asked if I have a stamp for it. It's a factory made, sawed down mossberg .22 rifle. Mine is #77 of only around 450 made. I've got 3 factory magazines, the factory shell deflecor and owners manual. I had the original box but the wife's cat destroyed it.

Almost forgot... I once owned a Stinger Pengun. Sadly it "dissapeared" one day. After that I started keeping a record of all my firearms, serial numbers and pictures.

October 17, 2010, 10:17 PM
My rarest is a Jennings J22 that has not misfired or jammed or not fallen apart with an excess of 2500 rounds of .22 Stingers through it. :neener:

October 17, 2010, 11:39 PM
Ithaca M37 Sid Bell one of 215 mfg 12ga 28"mod V.R.

October 17, 2010, 11:51 PM
Hello friends and neighbors // Might as well jump in and get some of mine out of the water.

These were rare finds for me, not so rare as far as the world goes.

Remington Model 4, .22, 1928 ,breakdown single shot rolling block
Remington Model 12, .22, 1913,breakdown pump action tube fed
Stevens "Crack Shot" Model 26, .22, 1909??,breakdown single shot rolling block

S&W Model 1 1/2, .32rf,1867,//unfired as far as anyone can tell//, bottom break five shot ,with two boxes of ammo(might be rarer than the revolver) 129196

H&R Model 299 "NEW DEFENDER" .22, 1937 // By the discoloration on the ejector this revolver was fired twice// top break nine shot
129197 IMHO a work of art and one of my favorites. I passed up several beautiful old S&Ws to purchase this for $400 otd a few weeks ago.

Dan Wesson Pistol Pack with a 15" barrel, .357 ,1978
129198 I consider the 15" barrel a Unicorn, CZ does not have any and as of my last check they do not intend to produce anymore.

October 18, 2010, 12:39 AM
My rarest is a Jennings J22 that has not misfired or jammed or not fallen apart with an excess of 2500 rounds of .22 Stingers through it.

Now that's rare.

October 18, 2010, 12:40 AM
looks nice stuff.

October 18, 2010, 01:34 AM
What's really amazing is that even after both bans ... none of them were in the top 10 (most common) of the FBI's top crime guns ...
Someone needs to go watch the movie Point Break again lol.

Gaffer. What is that? Perhaps a plasma rifle in a 40Watt range?

October 18, 2010, 11:36 AM
well i have a western auto revelation model 116 (otherwise known as a marlin 57M) made in the 60 prior to the requirement for serial numbers. they only made and sold about 1300 of them, she shoots good and accruate. She's the one on the left side.

and to accompany her i have a current kinda rare gun... A PMR-30! i acutally havent even shot her. i also have a ruger single six for the traditional side of things.

October 18, 2010, 10:13 PM
I have a Schmisser Model 1 that my grandfather brought back from the war.

(Not the actual picture of mine.)

I REALLY need a firing pin if anyone has any leads.

October 19, 2010, 02:35 PM
Marlin Model 90 O/U 20GA.

October 19, 2010, 02:51 PM
They imported about 100 of he semi FAMAS rifles prior to the ban. I believe it is second to the SA80 semi (only 3 of them) as far as being a rare semi import.

October 19, 2010, 04:05 PM
Nothing really rare in my collection, but I do so love my 1903. No pics on this computer tho.

Stalins personal Mosin Nagant, no one lies at gun shows right?

I use to hangout with a guy who got interested in firearms. He was going to buy a gun off of a friend so I asked him a little about it. Turns out it was a 91/30, his "friend" wanted somewhere around $800 for it. I told him he could go get one for $70 but he wouldn't have any of it. Don't know if he ever bought it because he got involved in some "things" and I stopped talking to him.l

October 19, 2010, 08:32 PM
Best I can do. Nickel 4" S&W 27-2. Also the last gun I bought. Joe

Big Mike
October 19, 2010, 09:14 PM
S&w 4044

bottom shelf
October 19, 2010, 10:35 PM
The rarest? Probable the Beretta 92 Vertec. Couldn't have been more than a few million ever made. Everything else I have is even more common.

October 20, 2010, 12:49 AM
Gaffer, what on earth is that monster?

October 20, 2010, 05:05 AM
My Norwegian Kongsberg 11.25 m/m AUT. PISTOL M/1914 with matching serial numbers

October 20, 2010, 05:26 AM
A taurus revolver in .17 hmr (hard 2 find).

A glock that doesn't explode :D (sorry, couldn't resist)

EDIT: Hey CaliCoastie, what's with the white powder/granules under the $5 bill?

October 20, 2010, 05:42 AM
I'm well impressed by the variety of odd/rare weapons.

Meanwhile, my only entry in the competition would be my Irwin-Pedersen M1 Carbine. Rarer than rocking-horse poo...:)


October 20, 2010, 07:37 AM
the five dollar bill was for reference on the size for some other pictures. the stuff you see is crap i got on my fenders on the jeep after doing some hunting, just crap i drove through. hmm didnt think about that at the time

October 20, 2010, 11:20 AM
Here's another rarity, a Star 110 22 semi. 500 were imported in the late 80s:



October 20, 2010, 12:50 PM
New in box Colt Python

October 20, 2010, 11:49 PM

September 2, 2011, 03:02 AM
I have a 1st gen black powder frame Colt SAA (Frontier Six Shooter) made in 1882 ser. no. 77xxx w/ 7 1/2" bbl, nickel finish, walnut grip, 44-40 cal. ( yes, it's for sale.) I also have an old Rem. trapdoor 45-70 made in either late 1880's or early '90's. (NOT for sale) Oh yeah, I also have a .45 M/L target pistol made w/ a Colt 1911-style grip frame, 2nd of two made that I am aware of.

September 2, 2011, 03:11 AM
Model 53 Winchester lever action rifle.... I know, Not super rare, but it still turns heads at the range.

September 2, 2011, 03:23 AM
Remington Model 29 12 gauge pump...They made 38k of them between 1930 and 1933....It's a pretty nice gun. They aren't worth all that much, but are kind of scarce. It's kind of cool because it's a take down shotgun. It twists in the middle and comes apart in two pieces.

September 2, 2011, 03:56 AM
Another toss-up as to which is the most rare:



The gun guide books mention they estimate 225 were made in .22rf so that now rises to 226 with mine, and in 32-20 it's even MORE rare!

WAMO "HAMILTON DUELING PISTOL" .22rf single-shot, marketed VERY BRIEFLY by WHAM-O back in the 1950s. Unknown how many were made, but I'm 77 and have only seen PHOTOS of 2 of them! I had to win an auction lot of TEN guns just to get this ONE!!! The name Hamilton alludes to its similar look of the flintlocks used in the Burr-Hamilton duel in the early 1800s. One writer suggested they should have named it the PIRATE PISTOL, because it upset collectors of the Hamilton Rifle Co. products out of Michigan.


Small 10-page fold-out sales pamphlet at lower left shows the toymaker WHAM-O's ownership of the WAMO brand name even, though they originally answered queries with a denial that they ever made a firearm, and now they just ignore the question if anyone asks.

Took me a LONG time to find the HAMILTON....

Best regards ~ ~ ~ 45Broomhandle

September 2, 2011, 05:18 AM
1913 dwm luger

September 2, 2011, 06:35 AM
a prewar Hi power made in Belgium and consisting of the 1940 drawing changes to the barrel lug. Those were only made 6 months or so before Germany invaded.

September 2, 2011, 10:11 AM
First year production 1903 Colt Pocket Auto in .32 acp.
With original pocket holster and sheepskin pocket protector.

First year production Walther PP 7.65mm though it has been repaired and modified over the years of hard service.
Shoots perfectly and still very accurate.

September 2, 2011, 10:53 AM
The rarest gun I've got in my collection is a Walther P88, definitely not a gun you see around much. Great shooting gun, just never caught on.


VT Deer Hunter
September 2, 2011, 04:45 PM
My Stevens 237 shotgun. Not to much to any info on it.

Elbert P . Suggins
September 2, 2011, 10:06 PM
I have a 256 Newton which you hardly ever see. It has a set trigger with nice stock. A 1884 45-70 trapdoor Cadet, 1873 45-70 trapdoor carbine {Custer period}, Postal Meter M1-Carbine, Manu.date 1941 Winchester M1 Garand,

September 3, 2011, 12:03 AM
A Remington Berthier 1907-15 that i bought for $70.

September 3, 2011, 12:07 AM
oh and how could i forget a m1935 Belgian mauser in 7.65x53 with one of the last serial #s to come out of the plant before the Germans took over.

7.62 Nato
September 3, 2011, 12:30 AM
Fox .45 ACP carbine. Internet photos because I don't have a digital camera.

September 3, 2011, 12:33 AM
Errasti I got from a guy here... shoot it quite a bit...

September 3, 2011, 12:51 AM

Franz Stock, .32ACP. No idea how many were made, my research kinda draws a blank at the start of WWII. No import marks, no idea how long it's been in America. All I know it's old and a sweet shooter.

September 3, 2011, 12:54 PM
Original Springfield Officers Model M1875

September 4, 2011, 06:29 PM
I believe that my 27-1 is quite rare.


September 4, 2011, 09:57 PM
My 16 Gauge Winchester Model 12 take down shotgun and probably my Remington Model 721.

September 4, 2011, 10:06 PM
I picked up another rare one a while back ... Marked "Restricted for Law Enforcement Government Use and/or Export Only"
Except for a fake can to bring the barrel length to 16" so it could be released as a title 1 gun, 100% Swiss SiG-552 SP2 released from DOJ, only 120 available in the US


September 4, 2011, 11:21 PM
My rarest gun is a Charter Arms Pink Lady with <my county> Friends of NRA 2011 on the side.

And it ALL MINE!!1! :neener:

OK, not really. It's my wife's.

Not impressed?

OK, how about this? A Marlin 1881.




September 5, 2011, 12:02 AM
1943 colt 1911a1 canadian lend lease. there are around 15 of them known to exist in the US.

unfired & papered type 2 national match garand

factory mas 36 sporting rifle in 10,75x68mm

September 6, 2011, 10:20 AM
It's probably this:


September 7, 2011, 03:19 AM
Up until a few days ago, a Liberator .45 ACP pistol from WW II. After that... an 1831 Harper's Ferry m/l w/ period (1840's?) percussion conversion from flintlock, an old Trapdoor .45-7; or an 1882 manufacture Colt Frontier Six Shooter .44-40, nickel plated w/ 7 1/2" bbl. Sorry I have no pics yet...

4v50 Gary
September 7, 2011, 03:26 AM
Left handed 1911.

September 7, 2011, 06:48 AM
The rarest gun I have had pass through my hands is a Colt Rainmaker. Not a lightning, not a thunderer, a rainmaker. It is the .32 counterpart to the afore mentioned Colt Double actions. Bought it, and sold it. Estimated 2-300 ever made, most have never seen one.

September 7, 2011, 11:57 PM
I have a 1922 (first issue) Colt Police Positive Special with a 6'' barrel and have never seen another one with 6'' bbl in person at any gun shows or on gunbroker last time I checked.

A beautiful .257 Roberts rifle by Ranger Arms out of Gainesville, Texas. I've done some research and cannot find a rifle like mine anywhere.

Springfield model 1846 dated 1853/55 with long-range sights and cut down to 38'' bbl for civil war usage, also may have rifled barrel. Haven't ever seen one like it.

An S/42 Luger dated 1940, very late model and haven't seen an S/42 with a '40 date.

September 8, 2011, 09:10 PM
Remington nylon 66. My Great Grand Father got it in a box completely disassembled and was the last gun i remember him getting. He put it back together and i got to shoot it. Two years after he past my Great Grand Mother gave it to me.. Not rare to most but is my most valuable to me..

September 8, 2011, 09:18 PM
The New Jersey concealed carry pistol:


Only well connected politicos can see it.

September 9, 2011, 03:40 PM
Minty original finish 1941 Russian Tok. No import marks either.


Mint 1917 Savage with elephant ivory grips.


September 10, 2011, 12:39 AM
Maybe not extremely rare but these are pretty uncommon here atleast.

Sig P210-2

AIA Automag III .30 Carbine

Browning Hi Power Competition

September 10, 2011, 12:41 AM
CVA .44 Black powder

S&W 686 Competitior .357 Mag

Beretta 92fs Competition/Target model

September 10, 2011, 12:42 AM
S&W 686 International DX .357 Mag

SIG P229 Sport .357 Sig

HK USP Match Stainless 9mm

September 10, 2011, 12:44 AM
Hopefully picking up a HK P7 in a few weeks time which are very uncommon here.

September 10, 2011, 12:44 AM
Left handed 1911. Falcon Arms Portsider?

September 10, 2011, 01:22 AM
Only about 1600 made... BTW ...it's a 7 shooter!

September 10, 2011, 01:33 AM
I own own a rifle that is absolutely one of a kind. It's a Winchester model 1892 with Freddie Mercury's signature on the stock. He inscribed it "To the fighting flyer of my life, Freddie loves you". I also have a photograph of him signing it and one of me standing next to Freddie holding the gun aboard a Gulfstream IV. That rifle was signed at 33,000 ft.

Take fives minutes t watch my departed friend.


September 10, 2011, 02:24 AM
You are a lucky man to have a rifle signed by Freddie Mercury...the best singer/songwriter/entertainer of our times. :D

I have a lowly, less than 1k made polytech hunter sks. Unfired and very nicely made, with a trigger that is so smooooth!

General Geoff
September 10, 2011, 03:06 AM
I think Sunliner wins this thread. :)

Rarest gun I own is not all that rare, a Smith 610-3.

September 10, 2011, 04:57 AM
Colt Banker's Special a .22 rimfire snubnose.

Jim H.

Brian Williams
September 10, 2011, 11:56 AM
S&W 942, Custom made from a 642 with a 940 cylinder installed, I wish I could have had a 9mm 3" barrel for a 940 installed.
S&W 65 round grip with a 4" standard(skinny or pencil) barrel from a model 64 installed.
S&W never made a 357 with a standard or pencil barrel.
S&W made 2 942s

September 10, 2011, 12:48 PM
Probably this one, a Remington & Sons 50 cal.

Not my picture.

10mm, when you care enough to send the very best.

September 10, 2011, 01:12 PM
Not real rare but a Colt Magnum Carry. It was only made 1 year

September 10, 2011, 09:46 PM

There's supposedly less than thirty of these in the US.


September 11, 2011, 12:20 AM
Winchester 1893 or the Madsen. Not common, but not on par with some here.

September 11, 2011, 12:50 AM
Several years ago I had a Walther's 6mm pistol that an expert told me the history of, it was issued to either the Gestop or SS officers only. On the right side of slide was a milling to remove the marking, which I was told that was done to most war souvenirs to remove the Nazi markings. Should have kept it!! Last week I picked up a beautiful 1861 Colt revolver, this one is earmarked to go to my 11 yr old grandson.

Smokey in PHX
September 11, 2011, 03:38 AM
Winchester Model 22, 12 ga SXS. They were made by Laurona in Spain for Winchester International for sale in Europe. They were only made in 1975 and are seldom seen in the US. I purchased mine in Nurenberg, Germany in 1977. When found in the US they sell for around $1500 to $2000 if in very good condition.

September 11, 2011, 05:16 AM
Doesn't even come close to some the other beauties in this thread.
But, it's the rarest I own & my favorite revolver.
Smith & Wessom Model 624ND Lew Horton Special w/ 3" barrel, Executioner Elk Stag grips, & Tyler T-Grip adapter. Only 5,000 of these .44Spl. revolvers were manufactured in 1985


Smith & Wessom Model 624ND

Another gratuitus pic with the original Combat grips.

Or how about my favorite iron sighted rimfire rifle?
A MAS45 .22lr Military Trainer. Built in 1947 by the French but manufactured with Mauser tooling. I got this one untouched by human hands, still covered in cosmoline, and wrapped with wax paper.
Sorry about the pics - am still final cleaning the nasty cosmoline off. When I shoot it & it warms up, the grease starts flowing out of it.

MAS45 .22lr Military Trainer

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