Please tell me more about this rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Hunter2011, Oct 30, 2014.

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  1. Hunter2011

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    The rifle is a Unique combo .22LR.
    I have never seen it before, and can't find any clips for it on youtube.
    I also have a question about its magazine. I thought such high capacity magazines would need to be curved to be reliable with rimfire ammo.
     

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    Hunter,

    That certainly is a unique looking firearm. It looks like a pistol converted into a carbine.
    What markings are on it?
    Can you get us some better pictures close up?
     
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    http://youtu.be/6fFqh78orew

    I think I may have found you a video. Check the link above.
    It appears to be a Unique model L.
    Please let me know if this is correct.
     
  4. Hunter2011

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    Hi guys, its not my gun, but the owner is a member of a local forum here in my country.
    It is a pistol that convert to be in this carbine stock. He said that it has 2 barrels. He might make a video of it which I will post here.
     
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    Bob's Gun Shop bought all the leftover factory parts, but I don't see any extended magazines listed.

    www.gun-parts.com/unique
     
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    I am glad I clicked on this thread. That is an interesting firearm (or two?).

    Field Tester - nice find on the video.

    JohnBT - thanks for the Bob's Gun Shop link. I had forgotten about that parts source and quickly added it to my Bookmarks.
     
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    I remember seeing those in Gun Digests of the 1960s.
    It is the Unique Model L pistol in a carbine conversion unit.
    It did not then come with such a long magazine.

    Another source of standard length magazines is
    http://www.ammoclip.com/UV/unique_l_22cal.htm
     
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    What a thread!

    Unique about covers it.
    Really makes a guy wonder:
    Were those French .22s that cheap and commonly available?
    Who put all the time and money into a one-off long gun package?
    Did the whole thing originate in Europe to allow already existing pistol owners to keep a later outlawed pistol?
    Where the heck did that monster mag come from?

    Intriguing.
     
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    "Unique" is the brand name, it's not a unique one off...
     
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    Point was: a carbine conversion for a singe, singular French .22.
     
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