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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ScarLata, Oct 13, 2013.

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  1. ScarLata

    ScarLata Member

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    Exotic-Novel-Antique-Uncommon-Rare-Unusual-Weird-Strange-Unique PISTOL fired/owned?

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  2. HexHead

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    I've shot this 1890 Webley my friend has...

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

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  3. Carl N. Brown

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    That Kyber Martini makes my "exotics" mundane.
    C96 Mauser Broomhandle
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    Webley MkIV (unfortunately "cut" by the importer for .45 AutoRim/.45 ACP originally .455)
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    (Webleys went "birds head" grip after they were originally "saw handle" then with the MkVI went back.)
     
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  4. modifiedbrowning

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    Savage 1907
    Vz 61 Skorpion
     
  5. bannockburn

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    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.
     
  6. 5-SHOTS

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    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.
     

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  7. bc1023

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    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.


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    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.


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    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.


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  8. Fishbed77

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    bc1023, I gotta ask... Where do you work, and how do I get a job there?
     
  9. rcmodel

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    Probably a Hammerli Free Pistol I shot in the service.

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  10. Jim Watson

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    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.
     
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    Glock 18 while at Armorer School in Symerna.
     
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    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.
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  14. SharpsDressedMan

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    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. [​IMG][/URL][/IMG] Ah, but I digress! The OP asked for a PISTOL, not a revolver. Probably this: Walther P99 with laser and AAC suppressor. [​IMG][/URL][/IMG] [​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
     
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  15. bc1023

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    Love the Pardini GT9 :cool:


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    Not odd, but quite rare - Valtro 1998 A1


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    Beretta Steel I


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    I love the FN Hi-Power Competition model :)


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    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.
     
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    have a pardini gt45, that's kind of exotic. but the real answer for me is Ed Masaki's dragon gun.

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  19. JR24

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    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.
     
  20. Dr.Rob

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    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
     

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    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.)
     
  22. aarondhgraham

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    I own a Model 1892 French Lebel 8mm revolver,,,

    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.

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    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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  23. Dframe

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    I once fired a 25 auto Frommer-Stop. Neat little pistol utilising a long action
     
  24. barnbwt

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    Steyr M1912 ("Hahn," or "Hammer")
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    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
     
  25. bc1023

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