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Old March 7, 2014, 08:42 AM   #1
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Show me your unusual gun

Do any of you have strange or unusual guns? Something you don't see everyday (or ever)? Show some pictures and give a description of something odd that you own.

I'll start with a Ferguson sporting rifle I recently finished.

I made the action, barreled it with a 50 caliber swamped barrel and stocked it in the American style with fancy maple.







Show me what you got.

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Old March 7, 2014, 09:34 AM   #2
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I don't think anybody can top that! Fine lookin' firearm you got there.

Have you ever read "The Ferguson Rifle" by Louis L'Amour?
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Old March 7, 2014, 09:42 AM   #3
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Beautiful Rifle!
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1911. For when 911 just isn't fast enough.

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Old March 7, 2014, 09:49 AM   #4
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My 60 caliber Catalan Miquelet escopeta. So ugley its beautiful! Good sparker too!
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Old March 7, 2014, 11:22 AM   #5
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I collect odd, unusual and down right bubbafied muzzleloaders,

Don't have the barrel back from the gun smith yet, I am building a 100 caliber pistol patterned after a German Boler. Got a piece of 2 inch round 4140 for the barrel. It will be a smooth bore, but for "kicks" (pun intended) I might make a minnie ball mold for it.

Here's a real ugly gun:




But here is a Yazel:


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Old March 7, 2014, 11:26 AM   #6
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It don't get more "unusualer" than a Savage Navy, nicknamed the "ugly ducking" of the Civil War
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Old March 7, 2014, 11:56 AM   #7
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Me still want! But still can't afford.
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Old March 7, 2014, 12:24 PM   #8
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Not very odd in my neck of the world, but let me introduce the Norwegian underhammer kammerlader breech-loading rifle. It was adopted by the army in 1842 and over 80 different models (including cartridge conversions) were made until 1877. The pictured gun is a Model M/1849/59 two band short rifle. Calibre is approximately .69 calibre.

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Old March 7, 2014, 01:08 PM   #9
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I don't think anyone will top that kammerlader. Unusual is its first name, not its middle name.
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Old March 7, 2014, 01:26 PM   #10
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Prairie river arms bullpup .50cal
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Old March 7, 2014, 07:08 PM   #11
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Way Cool and thank you to everyone so far!

This is the kind of stuff I'm looking for.

Keep them coming!

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Old March 7, 2014, 08:15 PM   #12
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Oy, I've never seen a rifle like yours before. Really cool. Do you get much blowby at the breech, or does it seal off tightly?

SC, I've always heard the threads in the Ferguson would bind up with fouling after just a few shots. Does yours have that problem? I'm certainly glad the English didn't adopt the Ferguson for the Regular Army. The Revolution might have had a different outcome.
I'm also glad that Ferguson was a gentleman and thought it unsporting to shoot officers, since at one time he had Washington in his sights.
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Old March 7, 2014, 08:34 PM   #13
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Let us know how that Ferguson shoots.
An old NRA piece on a repro said the builder found that the slots and recesses in the breechplug were necessary as fouling traps for sustained fire.
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Old March 7, 2014, 10:08 PM   #14
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And a bull pup pistol

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Old March 7, 2014, 10:51 PM   #15
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My unknown brand 16 gage percussion shotgun

This is what I have. I have taken it around locally and all they can say is yep its a damascus 16 gage shotgun and of course I would not shoot it.

Well I have shot it even though it is a bit thin. It shoots sweet but I only used 40 grains FFg and one oz shot.
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Old March 7, 2014, 11:39 PM   #16
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I've never read The Ferguson Rifle.

Blow back is not bad.

Yes fouling does start to bind the threads and make opening the action stiffer, I still haven't got the breech thread lube thing figured out. But being a sporting rifle when the breech gets stiff just take the breech screw out and clean it.

As far as how it shoots, I can't tell as we have had at least 2 feet of snow since I finished the gun ( that's on top of all the snow that we've had since November) and I can't even get close to my shooting range and probably won't be able to for at least a month.

Thank you everyone!

Keep those unusual guns coming

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Old March 8, 2014, 12:45 AM   #17
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Just a SAA clone...

I reckon this may be the oddest one in my collection at this point...but I do have a thing for the wierd.
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Old March 8, 2014, 12:48 AM   #18
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Any info/value welcome. Approx. .40 caliber.






http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=272082
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Old March 8, 2014, 01:01 AM   #19
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SC45-70 - you made the threaded plug and the breech? I know there are thread cutters that will do that, but was your plug tapered or straight?
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Old March 8, 2014, 03:37 AM   #20
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This is the kind of thread that keeps me checking out the BP section. You guys don't take things too seriously and ya'll know how to have fun.

Fascinating. Keep 'em coming!
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Old March 8, 2014, 04:34 AM   #21
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Oy, I've never seen a rifle like yours before. Really cool. Do you get much blowby at the breech, or does it seal off tightly?
Yes, the gas seal is near perfect. Take a look at this tiny video clip to see how the chamber is brought slightly forward before it is closed: http://youtu.be/U8QT4gSeyac?t=1m10s

The observant will see that the tip-up chamber is heavily influenced by the American Hall flintlock rifle.
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Old March 8, 2014, 07:20 AM   #22
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WestKentucky.....that clone of yours appears to be missing some parts. Mine has a small cylinder on each side and an attachable stock.
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Old March 8, 2014, 09:56 AM   #23
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A MN44 bring back chambered in 308 Norma Magnum.
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Old March 8, 2014, 11:24 AM   #24
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SC45-70,

If you had said Durrs Egg made that sporting Ferggie I would have believed it.
Very nice work. Thank you for posting it. Thank you for your work producing it.

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Old March 8, 2014, 11:29 AM   #25
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Oyvind,

Thanks for the Kammerlader photo and link to your book ad. Do you happen to know of an English language web site with more information about these rifles? I know some were offered in th elate 1950's and early '60's by some US collectors out fits like Golden State and have seen one article on them I believe in one of the annual publications like or perhaps Gun Digest but would like to know more about them.

As soon as the money problems get fixed I plan to buy your book as the ad looks great.

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