Exotic-Novel-Antique-Uncommon-Rare-Weird-Strange-Unique PISTOL you've fired/owned?


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October 13, 2013, 09:47 AM
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HexHead
October 13, 2013, 09:58 AM
I've shot this 1890 Webley my friend has...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/scat999999/null_zps2272bdfb.jpg

Maybe some time I'll get to shoot his Kyber Martini pistol in .303 British.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/scat999999/c3a64046.jpg

Carl N. Brown
October 13, 2013, 10:09 AM
That Kyber Martini makes my "exotics" mundane.
C96 Mauser Broomhandle
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=170613&d=1346071719
Webley MkIV (unfortunately "cut" by the importer for .45 AutoRim/.45 ACP originally .455)
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=59384&d=1181856247
(Webleys went "birds head" grip after they were originally "saw handle" then with the MkVI went back.)

modifiedbrowning
October 13, 2013, 10:14 AM
Savage 1907
Vz 61 Skorpion

bannockburn
October 13, 2013, 12:05 PM
The only unique kind of semi-auto that I had was a Benelli B76. With its delayed blowback lockwork design and its requisite (and numerous), small parts sure made for an interesting time with disassembly and reassembly. Most times I felt like I was a very inexperienced watchmaker working on an old self-winding watch.

5-SHOTS
October 13, 2013, 12:34 PM
My first pistol was a Bernardelli 7.65mm (.32ACP) striker fired like the one on the pics I post. There was no model name on both sides of the slide. I think is a copy of one of the first Walthers. Mine was made in 1955. It has virtually no sights, only a tunnel on the top of the slide. It has a magazine disconnect that probably affects the trigger pull badly (when you dry-fire the gun the trigger pull is smooth and light but during live firing it becomes heavy like an envil and different from shot to shot: a nightmare). I think it could be considered an uncommon pistol. Here is a link of the instruction manual: http://www.oocities.org/yosemite/trails/4018/bernardz.htm
I'll still have it if I wasn't forced to sell it to purchase something else due to my country laws that allows you to have only three "defence" pistols and six "sport" pistols.

bc1023
October 13, 2013, 03:22 PM
I've got a ton of oddballs and/or rare pistols. I enjoy collecting them. :)


Here's a Smith & Wesson Comp 40. They were built in the Performance Center for a short time and only available through Lew Horton. Only about 150 were ever built.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/079.jpg (http://s473.photobucket.com/user/briancut1023/media/079.jpg.html)

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/078.jpg (http://s473.photobucket.com/user/briancut1023/media/078.jpg.html)







Here's a Wolf SV Ultramatic. They were built in Austria for a short time in the 1990's. They are very complex guns, but also great shooters.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/040-3.jpg (http://s473.photobucket.com/user/briancut1023/media/040-3.jpg.html)

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/039-3.jpg (http://s473.photobucket.com/user/briancut1023/media/039-3.jpg.html)






Here's a Korth Autopistol. Many people have heard of Korth revolvers, but they did build some autos over the years, though less than 300 have ever been produced.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/013-10.jpg (http://s473.photobucket.com/user/briancut1023/media/013-10.jpg.html)

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/015-7.jpg (http://s473.photobucket.com/user/briancut1023/media/015-7.jpg.html)

Fishbed77
October 13, 2013, 03:57 PM
bc1023, I gotta ask... Where do you work, and how do I get a job there?

rcmodel
October 13, 2013, 04:05 PM
Probably a Hammerli Free Pistol I shot in the service.

http://picturearchive.gunauction.com/573/11372240/img_8456.jpg_thumbnail0.jpg

rc

Jim Watson
October 13, 2013, 04:16 PM
I haven't shot any unusual single shots, although I did kind of pine over a H&R USRA.

Auto: Walther Olympia .22 mit der nine inch barrel, the 1936 model.

Revolver: S&W New Model No 3 .38-44 Target after fabricating the cylinder length brass.

ICE1210
October 13, 2013, 04:43 PM
Glock 18 while at Armorer School in Symerna.

Gordon
October 13, 2013, 04:48 PM
Got one of these recently (for $175) and it is the weirdest thing I've seen lately; I've got the top one "policeman"
http://www.littlegun.info/arme%20francaise/saint%20etienne/a%20manufrance%20pistolet%20le%20francais%20gb.htm

zoom6zoom
October 13, 2013, 06:36 PM
I would say the Whitney Wolverine qualifies, as it was only produced for a few years and in limited quantity. Very naturally pointing .22. Olympic Arms later produced a polymer almost-copy which didn't quite measure up to the original.
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/zoom6zoom/gun%20stuff/Collection/WolverineL.jpg~original

SharpsDressedMan
October 13, 2013, 10:11 PM
Don't own them or shoot them, but a fellow I worked for collects and owns several rare J-frame S&W's. It was kind of historic for me to handle the Model 36 .38 snubnose given to to J. Edgar Hoover by Carl Helstrom (S&W president at the time), and the personal custom Model 36 owned by Jack Webb (of "Dragnet" fame). For my own guns, shooting a S&W 2nd Model Hand Ejector in .45 that I had cut and customized like the "Indiana Jones" Raiders revolver is a hoot. It is a dead ringer, and shoots so well it makes newer revolvers dull by comparison. http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05648.jpg (http://s106.photobucket.com/user/matquig/media/DSC05648.jpg.html) Ah, but I digress! The OP asked for a PISTOL, not a revolver. Probably this: Walther P99 with laser and AAC suppressor. http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/dc595dbb-bfa2-4cb9-b3a4-d4519a26d5c5_zps2c54b247.jpg (http://s106.photobucket.com/user/matquig/media/dc595dbb-bfa2-4cb9-b3a4-d4519a26d5c5_zps2c54b247.jpg.html) http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC06378.jpg (http://s106.photobucket.com/user/matquig/media/DSC06378.jpg.html)

bc1023
October 13, 2013, 10:55 PM
Love the Pardini GT9 :cool:


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/016-2.jpg (http://s636.photobucket.com/user/ollituc/media/016-2.jpg.html)

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/022-1.jpg (http://s636.photobucket.com/user/ollituc/media/022-1.jpg.html)










Radom MAG 98


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/009-16.jpg (http://s636.photobucket.com/user/ollituc/media/009-16.jpg.html)

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/013-3.jpg (http://s636.photobucket.com/user/ollituc/media/013-3.jpg.html)








PHP MV 9


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/002-29.jpg (http://s636.photobucket.com/user/ollituc/media/002-29.jpg.html)

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/009-15.jpg (http://s636.photobucket.com/user/ollituc/media/009-15.jpg.html)

bc1023
October 13, 2013, 11:01 PM
Not odd, but quite rare - Valtro 1998 A1


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/008-19.jpg (http://s636.photobucket.com/user/ollituc/media/008-19.jpg.html)

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/005-23.jpg (http://s636.photobucket.com/user/ollituc/media/005-23.jpg.html)








Beretta Steel I


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/107.jpg (http://s636.photobucket.com/user/ollituc/media/107.jpg.html)

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/110.jpg (http://s636.photobucket.com/user/ollituc/media/110.jpg.html)









I love the FN Hi-Power Competition model :)


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/000_3910.jpg (http://s636.photobucket.com/user/ollituc/media/000_3910.jpg.html)

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/000_3909.jpg (http://s636.photobucket.com/user/ollituc/media/000_3909.jpg.html)

flatlander937
October 13, 2013, 11:20 PM
A guy at the outdoor range in the lane beside me brought his FN 5.7 and let me and my buddy shoot through a magazine of his ammo. Was pretty cool, felt strange to me but was definitely a neat gun that you don't see every day. We returned the favor and I let him shoot some from my 1911 and CM9, and my friend's Tokarev.

tuj
October 14, 2013, 01:04 AM
have a pardini gt45, that's kind of exotic. but the real answer for me is Ed Masaki's dragon gun.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ggSEhJDgBn4/SjWNEl9mEdI/AAAAAAAAA3c/-zG12uJOQ60/s400/dragon+gun.jpg

JR24
October 14, 2013, 01:18 AM
For me I guess I'd have to be a "nazi" stamped Hi Power that a friend's grandpa brought back from WWII.

Front sight was sawed off and compared to other 9mms it was LOUD.

Dr.Rob
October 14, 2013, 04:11 AM
Some of the more unusual pistols I have fired:

Steyr GB, Mateba Auto Revolver, exotic caliber single shot XP 100's.

Strangest one I own:

Seecamp style DA conversion (ODI/Viking) Colt 1991A1

MedWheeler
October 14, 2013, 06:49 AM
Nothing really exotic here, but my Grendel P10 turns a few heads every now and then, particularly when I'm observed loading it (through the ejection port.)

aarondhgraham
October 14, 2013, 03:14 PM
I own a Model 1892 French Lebel 8mm revolver,,,
It's dated 1903 on the barrel,,,
So she's 110 years old,,,
I named her Margaux.

http://aarondgraham.com/pics/lebel.jpg

Margaux was my first ever handgun purchase,,,
I've had this gun since I was a young kid,,,
I paid $10.00 for her and some ammo,,,
That was lots of cash in the mid-60's.

Recently I lucked onto the midwayusa website,,,
They had just received their "once in 4 years" run of Fiocchi ammo,,,
So I raided the savings account and bought 11 boxes before they ran out again.

She still has a very tight action with very nice rifling,,,
Last time I took her out I kept 24 rounds on a paper plate at 25 yards.

I had been buying reloaded ammo from gadscustomammo,,,
He was using 32-20 cases but now I'll save my brass,,,
He told me he will reload ammo from my brass.

Anyways, she's my oldest functioning fieryarm.

Aarond

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Dframe
October 14, 2013, 04:10 PM
I once fired a 25 auto Frommer-Stop. Neat little pistol utilising a long action

barnbwt
October 14, 2013, 08:37 PM
Steyr M1912 ("Hahn," or "Hammer")
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=188019&d=1377144680
So weird I haven't even got ammo for it yet (the 7.62x25 is merely to demonstrate visual function of the strip-fed pistol). Just as soon as 9mm powder comes available I'll be loading up some 38 Super brass with 9mm Largo loads to approximate the 9x23 Steyr original ammunition.

A contemporary of the C96 "Broomhandle" Mauser in WWI, and ancestor (in spirit) to the Beretta PX4 of today (rotating barrel lockup).

Some folks would also consider my CZ52, Five-seveN, and S&W TRR8 unusual. Also got a 1873 French service revolver in 10mm, and a Belgian knockoff S&W Model 3 in 44 Russian (those don't shoot, though ;).

I like interesting guns; they're more interesting than boring guns :D

TCB

bc1023
October 14, 2013, 08:46 PM
A guy at the outdoor range in the lane beside me brought his FN 5.7 and let me and my buddy shoot through a magazine of his ammo. Was pretty cool, felt strange to me but was definitely a neat gun that you don't see every day. We returned the favor and I let him shoot some from my 1911 and CM9, and my friend's Tokarev.

I also own an FN Fiveseven. It great fun to shoot. :)

bc1023
October 14, 2013, 08:58 PM
How's this for exotic and rare? :)

Delta Top Gun - about 150 built and very, very few imported to the states. They are a very interesting design and completely 100% symmetrical on both sides (other than the small lettering). Its the only handgun I ever saw like that. They made side ejecting models as well, but mine is a top ejector.

I just wish I spoke Italian. ;)

Even the instruction manual doesn't have a word of English in it other than the name of the pistol.

I found the videos very interesting, even though I don't understand a word...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdD6NXdEWgw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFB8GIUwcCM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNAJ5zafWEA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeIzEApwOzI


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/079.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2011/media/079.jpg.html)

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/038-2.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2011/media/038-2.jpg.html)

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/072-1.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2011/media/072-1.jpg.html)

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/041.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2011/media/041.jpg.html)

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/077-1.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2011/media/077-1.jpg.html)

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/004-4.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2011/media/004-4.jpg.html)

Gladius
October 14, 2013, 09:03 PM
Oddest that I've fired is an Astra 400 in 9mm Largo....

montanaoffroader
October 14, 2013, 10:22 PM
Original Colt 1851 Navy .36, carried it to a couple of black powder shoots out in CA. A sweet shooting old gun.

Also: Calico 9mm pistol 50 round mag, a first year Colt .22 automatic pistol (1915 Woodsman, without the Woodsman name stamped on it), and a Smith and Wesson model 53 in .22 Rem Jet.

Nothing too unusual, but some cool hardware just the same.

ZeSpectre
October 14, 2013, 10:44 PM
Star Arms MEGA-STAR in 10mm (not mine)

Nagant revolver. Okay not that rare but as weird as it gets

and I once got to hold a c.1880 Colt Peacemaker chambered in .44 Henry Rimfire but I had to give it back :(

bc1023
October 15, 2013, 12:50 AM
The Smith & Wesson 845 was one of the first pistols built by the Performance Center. You hardly ever see them today.


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/020-1.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2011/media/020-1.jpg.html)

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/002-4.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2011/media/002-4.jpg.html)








I've always loved the 44 Auto Mag. :cool:


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/008-3.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2011/media/008-3.jpg.html)

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/013-3.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2011/media/013-3.jpg.html)

nwilliams
October 15, 2013, 12:55 AM
I've had and have had a couple that might fit in this category

Here are a few....

LAR Grizzly in .45 Win Mag
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/LAR%20Grizzly%20Mark%201/LAR-1.jpg (http://s211.photobucket.com/user/nwilliams27/media/LAR%20Grizzly%20Mark%201/LAR-1.jpg.html)

Walther Model 8
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/Walther%20Model%208/Walther-Mod8-3_zpsa9665998.jpg (http://s211.photobucket.com/user/nwilliams27/media/Walther%20Model%208/Walther-Mod8-3_zpsa9665998.jpg.html)

Kolb Baby Hammerless in .22 Short
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/Baby%20Hammerless/baby-hammerless-2_zpsd246229e.jpg (http://s211.photobucket.com/user/nwilliams27/media/Baby%20Hammerless/baby-hammerless-2_zpsd246229e.jpg.html)

MAB P-15
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/MAB-1_zps5160ce5a.jpg (http://s211.photobucket.com/user/nwilliams27/media/MAB-1_zps5160ce5a.jpg.html)

Husqvarna 1887
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/Husqvarna1887-1_zpsdedbc744.jpg (http://s211.photobucket.com/user/nwilliams27/media/Husqvarna1887-1_zpsdedbc744.jpg.html)

Mauser HSC with phosphate finish
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/Mauser%20HSC/MauserHSC-1_zpse5305b3b.jpg (http://s211.photobucket.com/user/nwilliams27/media/Mauser%20HSC/MauserHSC-1_zpse5305b3b.jpg.html)

Couple Lugers
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/Lugers3.jpg (http://s211.photobucket.com/user/nwilliams27/media/Lugers3.jpg.html)

Couple Walther P88's
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/duelWalthers1_zps00e7dae7.jpg (http://s211.photobucket.com/user/nwilliams27/media/duelWalthers1_zps00e7dae7.jpg.html)

rondog
October 15, 2013, 02:18 AM
Not really exotic, wierd or rare, but it's all I can offer - my 1914 Mauser in .32acp.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b150/rinselman/guns/my%20handguns/DSCN3900.jpg

And that Khyber Martini on page 1 - I swear I saw one of those once in this obscure gun shop in The Middle Of Nowhere, Kansas! I know it was a single shot pistol in .303 British, it looked like a caveman had made it, and the barrel truly looked like a sewer pipe. Scariest gun I've ever seen in person, there's no way I'd shoot it. But that might actually be what it was. Very interesting. Shop owner was a real looney too. Somebody that shouldn't have guns, let alone thousands of them.

Dr.Rob
October 15, 2013, 03:33 AM
That PHP pistol looks so much like a Walther slide.. it's unnerving. like a pistol made in a 'wrong' parallel dimension.

tactikel
October 15, 2013, 03:43 AM
A VIS Radom 35 brought back as a war trophy. Had it for a few years and traded it for a '03-A3.:banghead:

5-SHOTS
October 15, 2013, 06:29 AM
I just wish I spoke Italian.
I'll translate it for you if you allow me to shoot the Delta AR and the Korth...;)

bc1023
October 15, 2013, 06:55 AM
That PHP pistol looks so much like a Walther slide.. it's unnerving. like a pistol made in a 'wrong' parallel dimension.

Good eye

The design is based on the P38. It's very similar.

SHOOT1SAM
October 16, 2013, 08:08 PM
I don't have a picture to post, but have handled a S&W in .35 auto.

Forgot about the Bren Ten I had until I read the later posts; never shot it. Sold it to Eric Kincel when he & Abrams were in the development stages of re-introducing it as the Fortis.....oh what might have been.

Sam

browningguy
October 16, 2013, 09:47 PM
I shoot most of these on occasion:

Browning 1900

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/jcm9371/Pistols/browning1900-479586.jpg

Browning HP Competition

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/jcm9371/Pistols/browninghpcompetition.jpg

Dryse Model 1908

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/jcm9371/Pistols/dreyse1908.jpg

Savage 1907

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/jcm9371/Pistols/Savage1907small.jpg

Savage 1917

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/jcm9371/Pistols/Savage1917small.jpg

Storm
October 17, 2013, 01:12 PM
Benelli B76. Unique design. Acquired NIB a handful of years back. Just realized I haven't shot it yet. Next range trip.

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2917/1f7z.jpg

DAdams
October 17, 2013, 08:16 PM
Boberg XR9-S

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m22/dadams111/Boberg%20XR9-S/P1010005.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/dadams111/media/Boberg%20XR9-S/P1010005.jpg.html)

SharpsDressedMan
October 17, 2013, 09:00 PM
They didn't make many of these: S&W 500 snubnose http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC06663_zpsb65b97f4.jpg (http://s106.photobucket.com/user/matquig/media/DSC06663_zpsb65b97f4.jpg.html)http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05273.jpg (http://s106.photobucket.com/user/matquig/media/DSC05273.jpg.html)

bc1023
October 17, 2013, 09:06 PM
Still have a Bren Ten NIB :cool:


http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/000_3768.jpg (http://s108.photobucket.com/user/bac1023/media/000_3768.jpg.html)

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/000_3800-1.jpg (http://s108.photobucket.com/user/bac1023/media/000_3800-1.jpg.html)






Benelli B76


http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/002-14.jpg (http://s108.photobucket.com/user/bac1023/media/002-14.jpg.html)

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/004s-1.jpg (http://s108.photobucket.com/user/bac1023/media/004s-1.jpg.html)






CZ 75 Champion


http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/001-6.jpg (http://s108.photobucket.com/user/bac1023/media/001-6.jpg.html)

bc1023
October 17, 2013, 09:13 PM
Vektor SP1 General's Model


http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/000_2387-1.jpg (http://s108.photobucket.com/user/bac1023/media/000_2387-1.jpg.html)

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/000_2390s-1.jpg (http://s108.photobucket.com/user/bac1023/media/000_2390s-1.jpg.html)






AJ Ordnance Thomas


http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/000_1912.jpg (http://s108.photobucket.com/user/bac1023/media/000_1912.jpg.html)

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/000_1913.jpg (http://s108.photobucket.com/user/bac1023/media/000_1913.jpg.html)





Bernardelli P One


http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/000_1893.jpg (http://s108.photobucket.com/user/bac1023/media/000_1893.jpg.html)

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/000_1894.jpg (http://s108.photobucket.com/user/bac1023/media/000_1894.jpg.html)

John Stimson
October 18, 2013, 03:48 AM
High Standard T-3 serial number 4 of 4. Serial numbers 1, 2, and 3 are in the Springfield Armory Museum

http://www.histandard.info/SCRATCH13/HS-T-3-type2-SN-4.jpg

Country_Soldier
October 18, 2013, 06:43 AM
Nothing to exoctic, but I do own full auto MAC-10, fun to shoot, wish I had pic of it to put on here. Been a long time since I put eyes on it, don't even remember manufacturer, being in the military they don't allow us to have full-autos on post, has to stay with my dad till I get out

Country_Soldier
October 18, 2013, 06:45 AM
nwilliams, the LAR 45 win mag looks like a beast to hold on to, how is the recoil?

mike28w
October 18, 2013, 11:54 AM
This is a great thread !! Where in the world do you guys see all these interesting guns.....certainly not in the gunshops around my neighborhood !!

All we ever is plastic guns....glocks, XD, M&P etc,etc, etc....ad nauseum

38super
October 18, 2013, 11:03 PM
Smith and Wesson 52 mid range target wadcutter only 38 special. A friend of mine owns two of these beauties and they are a real joy to shoot. My best friend had a 1911 colt midrange target he had developed I wildcat round for. Though sadly I never got to shoot it he only had the ammunition left he had sold the gun.

Dr.Rob
October 19, 2013, 06:32 AM
That Vektor looks a LOT like a Navy Arms "mamba" was it imported by that name?

bc1023
October 19, 2013, 11:17 AM
That Vektor looks a LOT like a Navy Arms "mamba" was it imported by that name?

The Mamba was a different gun. I'm still looking for one for my collection.

Both are South African though.

Nimble1
October 19, 2013, 05:26 PM
I have a Benelli B76 also and its one of my favorite pistols. And one of the most accurate that I own. The oddest thing about it is that is does not have any importers name on it. Benelli speculated that it may have been brought in by a diplomat or military personnel.

Dr.Rob
October 19, 2013, 06:03 PM
Ahhh I was thinking Mamba and picturing Llama Omni... very similar trigger guard shape. http://www.gunsamerica.com/927082304/Llama_Omni_Model_45_ACP.htm I've seen several for sale on GunsAmerica for around $400

Some really neat pistols on here!

TennJed
October 19, 2013, 06:09 PM
I guess the only gun I have that would really qualify is a Norinco TT Olympia 22lr

http://picturearchive.gunauction.com/7581030703/10764712/pix404688440.jpg

http://picturearchive.gunauction.com/583242/6838405/a195907265a19f4dfd5184979288ca6c.jpg

bc1023
October 19, 2013, 06:13 PM
Here's another oddball. It was built by AMT many years back and is called the "On Duty". Only about 1000 were produced.


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/001-5_zps48b87b69.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2011/media/001-5_zps48b87b69.jpg.html)

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/008-5_zpsc9bffb14.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2011/media/008-5_zpsc9bffb14.jpg.html)









ASAI One Pro - Built in Switzerland in the 1990's. Not many were imported into the states and all were 45ACP. Some 9mm versions do exist in Europe.


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/016_zpse04568a1.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2011/media/016_zpse04568a1.jpg.html)

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/010_zps7fc1e11f.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2011/media/010_zps7fc1e11f.jpg.html)

bc1023
October 19, 2013, 06:20 PM
Beretta 92

Certainly a very common pistol, but this is the original model from the 1970's still in like new in box condition.

Notice the rounded trigger guard, frame mounted safety, heel mag release, and blued finish - all of which are gone today.


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/006-5_zpsc630aea7.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2011/media/006-5_zpsc630aea7.jpg.html)

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/005-9_zpsb41435cb.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2011/media/005-9_zpsb41435cb.jpg.html)

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/014-8_zps2be06448.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2011/media/014-8_zps2be06448.jpg.html)










Here's a very rare model. Its the Walther P88 Competition. Very few of these were built inn the 1990s and they were built for the European market. This one found its way into the states somehow, but there is no importer's mark anywhere on the gun.

Unlike the standard P88 and P88 compact, which are DA/SA pistols, the Competition model is single action only.

Pretty cool, huh?


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/001_zpsb23700ed.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2011/media/001_zpsb23700ed.jpg.html)

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/024_zpsa27081b3.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2011/media/024_zpsa27081b3.jpg.html)

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/010_zps67f2dd71.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2011/media/010_zps67f2dd71.jpg.html)

bc1023
October 19, 2013, 06:25 PM
Ahhh I was thinking Mamba and picturing Llama Omni... very similar trigger guard shape. http://www.gunsamerica.com/927082304...del_45_ACP.htm I've seen several for sale on GunsAmerica for around $400

Ah, yes, the Llama Omni - another rare bird

Still no relation to the Vektor. The Vektor is loosely based on the Beretta 92. The Omni is its own animal to say the least.


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/051.jpg (http://s660.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2009/media/051.jpg.html)

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/053.jpg (http://s660.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2009/media/053.jpg.html)

bc1023
October 19, 2013, 06:32 PM
Here are a couple more of my favorites...

The French MAB PA-15


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/027-1.jpg (http://s660.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2009/media/027-1.jpg.html)

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/029-1.jpg (http://s660.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2009/media/029-1.jpg.html)








...and the Austrian Steyr GB


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/014-7.jpg (http://s660.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2009/media/014-7.jpg.html)

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/016-3.jpg (http://s660.photobucket.com/user/cutillo_2009/media/016-3.jpg.html)

jimbo555
October 19, 2013, 10:16 PM
Beautiful collection bc!

capttom
October 29, 2013, 08:02 PM
I hadn't thought about this incident in years. It involves a gun that I certainly didn't own and never fired, but I did handle it. Please don't tell the feds---
Back in the early 80s I had a friend with a pawn shop. When he got a gun that needed a little work or if it was an unusual piece with which he wasn't familiar, he'd give me a call. One day he got me over to his house and showed me a .22 that he knew nothing about. It was built like a 1911. Think Llama .22. It's markings were all in Spanish. I think the brand name was Zorro. It had an odd little lever sort of like another safety. Actually, it was a switch for full auto fire.
I explained the feature to my buddy. He was really glad he didn't get the gun through his shop. As you can imagine.
I wanted to take the gun out some deserted country road and try it, but wisely my buddy said no.
I don't know what happened to that little gun. I asked but never got an answer.

Gladius
October 29, 2013, 08:25 PM
I hadn't thought about this incident in years. It involves a gun that I certainly didn't own and never fired, but I did handle it. Please don't tell the feds---
Back in the early 80s I had a friend with a pawn shop. When he got a gun that needed a little work or if it was an unusual piece with which he wasn't familiar, he'd give me a call. One day he got me over to his house and showed me a .22 that he knew nothing about. It was built like a 1911. Think Llama .22. It's markings were all in Spanish. I think the brand name was Zorro. It had an odd little lever sort of like another safety. Actually, it was a switch for full auto fire.
I explained the feature to my buddy. He was really glad he didn't get the gun through his shop. As you can imagine.
I wanted to take the gun out some deserted country road and try it, but wisely my buddy said no.
I don't know what happened to that little gun. I asked but never got an answer.
I believe you're talking about something called a Trejo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trejo_pistol

Hometeached1
October 29, 2013, 08:52 PM
Nothing real rare, but held a Walther p5. Fired and love a Ruger SP 101 in .327 magnum!

el Godfather
October 30, 2013, 12:12 AM
I would say:
Glock 18C
CZ 75 Automatic
Stichken APS
Mauser Automatic 7.63
Dan Wesson Havok 1911
.455 Webly (dont own anymore)
Luger P08 long barrel
DE with 12.5" barrel

el Godfather
October 30, 2013, 12:14 AM
TennJed
Thats really rare Norinco.

TennJed
October 30, 2013, 07:06 PM
TennJed
Thats really rare Norinco.

If you think the gun is rare, try finding a a factory mag for it (luckily S&W 41 mags work in it)

T2K
October 31, 2013, 05:43 AM
bc1023 - your collection is excellent and very interesting. Most of those Italian pistols were totally new to me.

tallpaul
October 31, 2013, 07:50 AM
This is my oddest http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e44/pprudowe/DSCN0708.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/pprudowe/media/DSCN0708.jpg.html)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e44/pprudowe/DSCN0709.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/pprudowe/media/DSCN0709.jpg.html)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e44/pprudowe/DSCN0710.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/pprudowe/media/DSCN0710.jpg.html)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e44/pprudowe/DSCN0869.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/pprudowe/media/DSCN0869.jpg.html)

ratt_finkel
October 31, 2013, 05:33 PM
Man, these are some seriously cool firearms. I'm now going to have to try and add even one of these to my collection lol!

armedwalleye
November 2, 2013, 02:05 PM
Don't have a picture, but a nickel plated Herter's .357 derringer is my strangest.
Not a joy to shoot by any means. :what:

capttom
November 2, 2013, 04:19 PM
I believe you're talking about something called a Trejo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trejo_pistol
The Trejo sounds about right. What a pistol! Thanks for the name.

Rinspeed
November 7, 2013, 11:13 PM
Thanks Brian for all the cool pics, many of them I, for some reason, haven't seen before. ;)

ZEN.45
November 8, 2013, 05:25 AM
How about a ‘nazi 1911’ ??? This is a Norwegian M/1914 (license production of M1911) made during German occupation of Norway.

http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/1929/s6000333qt4.jpg

LightningMan
November 8, 2013, 09:52 PM
I guess my strangest/unique revolver would be my 2nd model Merwin, Hulbert & Co. pocket army, made in the 1880's. It is nickled with mother of pearl grips with a 7" barrel, chambered in 44 WCF or more commonly called 44-40. It works perfectly, but there are some small surface areas of the frame/cylinder where the nickle has worn off and pitting has occured. Its uniqueness is the way the barrel twists/pulls to dump the empty casings, and doesn't expell the remaining live rounds. Sorry I have no pictures to post, but I'm sure you could google search and find plenty of pictures. LM

bc1023
November 9, 2013, 08:31 AM
Thanks Brian for all the cool pics, many of them I, for some reason, haven't seen before.

Thanks Jeff. I was just going back through the thread to see what I posted and what I didn't. ;)

I'm surprised nobody posted a Husqvarna M40. Certainly not common, but not as rare as some others in this thread.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/006-22_zps3ddbccb8.jpg (http://s473.photobucket.com/user/briancut1023/media/006-22_zps3ddbccb8.jpg.html)

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/012-11_zps4da4cb56.jpg (http://s473.photobucket.com/user/briancut1023/media/012-11_zps4da4cb56.jpg.html)

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/009-16_zps09f4983c.jpg (http://s473.photobucket.com/user/briancut1023/media/009-16_zps09f4983c.jpg.html)

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/016-12_zps79fd2706.jpg (http://s473.photobucket.com/user/briancut1023/media/016-12_zps79fd2706.jpg.html)




Swedish milsurp...


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/004-15_zps71deacbe.jpg (http://s473.photobucket.com/user/briancut1023/media/004-15_zps71deacbe.jpg.html)

Dr.Rob
November 10, 2013, 12:17 AM
Used to be you could get a Lahti on the cheap, not anymore. So many of the WW2 surplus guns that used to sell mail order for $20 or less are bucking the 1k mark.

SGN did a great write up on the variations of that great 9mm pistol, though I don't think I have seen one with such a thick trigger guard before.

bc1023
November 10, 2013, 10:41 PM
The Swedish version had the thick trigger guard. The Finnish version had a thin trigger guard. They are two different pistols.

bc1023
November 10, 2013, 10:46 PM
Colt 2000 All American


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/056_zps3378fa79.jpg (http://s473.photobucket.com/user/briancut1023/media/056_zps3378fa79.jpg.html)

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/059_zps5e9cd70c.jpg (http://s473.photobucket.com/user/briancut1023/media/059_zps5e9cd70c.jpg.html)







Walther PP Super


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/013-11.jpg (http://s473.photobucket.com/user/briancut1023/media/013-11.jpg.html)

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/004-11.jpg (http://s473.photobucket.com/user/briancut1023/media/004-11.jpg.html)

jeepnik
November 10, 2013, 11:19 PM
Lefty Randall 1911. The made a bit over 400 of the model I have. That makes it weird (lefty) and fairly rare.

pendennis
November 11, 2013, 09:49 AM
The C.O.P. (Compact Off-duty Police) was perhaps the oddest, and most difficult. No picture, because I don't own one.

Four barrel, .357 Magnum pistol. Very ugly recoil, and the trigger pull was so long, it took three days to get off a shot! :D :D :D

I see a few for sale, here and there, but a thankfully short production life span.

TennJed
November 11, 2013, 07:51 PM
The C.O.P. (Compact Off-duty Police) was perhaps the oddest, and most difficult. No picture, because I don't own one.

Four barrel, .357 Magnum pistol. Very ugly recoil, and the trigger pull was so long, it took three days to get off a shot! :D :D :D

I see a few for sale, here and there, but a thankfully short production life span.

I would love to own a COP, only for its uniqueness

CWL
November 12, 2013, 06:00 PM
Not mine but I got to fire:
Gyrojet carbine and gyrojet pistol. They felt lighter than plastic toys to hold & fire.

Dardick pistol. Fires "trounds", triangular cartridges.

Pair of 1800's French flintlock dueling pistols. We used poker cards as targets.

16th Cent. Wheellock pistol. Pretty cool using a key to wind the mechanism first before you fire. When you press the trigger, you first feel the mechanism turning before the round gets touched-off.

Most rare firearms I own: two 1911's customized by Armand Swenson. One of them is built from an original Colt Ejercito Argentino.

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