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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. bc1023

    bc1023 Member

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    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

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


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  2. Gladius

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    Oddest that I've fired is an Astra 400 in 9mm Largo....
     
  3. montanaoffroader

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    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.
     
  4. ZeSpectre

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    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 :(
     
  5. bc1023

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    The Smith & Wesson 845 was one of the first pistols built by the Performance Center. You hardly ever see them today.


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


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  6. nwilliams

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    I've had and have had a couple that might fit in this category

    Here are a few....

    LAR Grizzly in .45 Win Mag
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    Walther Model 8
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    Kolb Baby Hammerless in .22 Short
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    MAB P-15
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    Husqvarna 1887
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    Mauser HSC with phosphate finish
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    Couple Lugers
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    Couple Walther P88's
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  7. rondog

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    Not really exotic, wierd or rare, but it's all I can offer - my 1914 Mauser in .32acp.

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    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.
     
  8. Dr.Rob

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    That PHP pistol looks so much like a Walther slide.. it's unnerving. like a pistol made in a 'wrong' parallel dimension.
     
  9. tactikel

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    A VIS Radom 35 brought back as a war trophy. Had it for a few years and traded it for a '03-A3.:banghead:
     
  10. 5-SHOTS

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    I'll translate it for you if you allow me to shoot the Delta AR and the Korth...;)
     
  11. bc1023

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    Good eye

    The design is based on the P38. It's very similar.
     
  12. SHOOT1SAM

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    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.

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  13. browningguy

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    I shoot most of these on occasion:

    Browning 1900

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    Dryse Model 1908

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    Savage 1907

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    Savage 1917

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  14. Storm

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    Benelli B76. Unique design. Acquired NIB a handful of years back. Just realized I haven't shot it yet. Next range trip.

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  15. DAdams

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    Boberg XR9-S

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    They didn't make many of these: S&W 500 snubnose [​IMG][/URL][/IMG][​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
     
  17. bc1023

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    Still have a Bren Ten NIB :cool:


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  18. bc1023

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    Vektor SP1 General's Model


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    Bernardelli P One


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  19. John Stimson

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    High Standard T-3 serial number 4 of 4. Serial numbers 1, 2, and 3 are in the Springfield Armory Museum

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  20. Country_Soldier

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    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
     
  21. Country_Soldier

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    nwilliams, the LAR 45 win mag looks like a beast to hold on to, how is the recoil?
     
  22. mike28w

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    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
     
  23. 38super

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    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.
     
  24. Dr.Rob

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    That Vektor looks a LOT like a Navy Arms "mamba" was it imported by that name?
     
  25. bc1023

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

    Both are South African though.
     
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