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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DilboFlaggins, Oct 12, 2010.

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  1. RevolvingGarbage

    RevolvingGarbage Member

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    Doesn't get more rare than one of a kind does it?

    A project during my machinist training, a single shot .45ACP conversion for my 760 Pumpmaster.

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  2. bhp9mm

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    Rarest a 610-2 3 inch 300 made and then a 625-4 SAC 500 made

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  3. BullRunBear

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    Most of my guns are pretty utilitarian but I do have a 3-digit serial number Blackhawk 357 flattop. It's one of about 1,700 made that first year.

    Also a Ruger Redhawk 357 magnum 7.5" barrel in stainless. I've heard only about 5,000 were ever made and most were blued.

    That's about it for rarity.

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  4. rogertc1

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    My Semmerling .45
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    My new Chiappa Rhino 2". Only 200 imported in the USA at this time.
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    Many on this wall.
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    I have a Downsizer, Stinger Pengun, Detonics .45 and many many more rare birds.
    And my 22LR Dewalt Nailgun;)
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  5. CoastieShep

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    Rarest thing I have is unknown. Took it to a couple gun shops a few years ago and they didn't know. All the could figure out it it's not US made, circa 1860's and was a muzzel loader shot gun converted to take cartridges. I'll try to get pictures tonight once the wife gets home and does it for me.
     
  6. bushmaster1313

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    My 1919 Baker Elite:

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    Its cousin at the Cody:

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    More of my Baker Elite:

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  7. chihuahuatn

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    Nothing major,

    NIB S&W 1076, touched only with latex gloves (cleaning kit and box contents untouched)
    NIB Steyr Maadi low serial number touched only with latex gloves (box contents untouched)
     
  8. rogertc1

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    Wow Bushmaster. Beautifully engraved Baker.
     
  9. SalchaketJoe

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    No pic, Winchester Model 1895, in 30-40 Krag. Browning did a small run in the 1980s. Only made 1000 in 30-40 and some 5000-6000 in 30-06. I own one of each. Beautiful rifles.
     
  10. MTMilitiaman

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    Hmmm? Romanian AK-clone? Yugo SKS? Ruger 10/22? Remington M700 or Remington M870? Springfield M1A? I guess I generally try to avoid rare, obscure brands and models. My handguns are a little more rare than my long guns, but still not really what I would call "rare." Glock 20 Gen III or SIG P220SAO?
     
  11. Bernie Lomax

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    A Ruger Speed Six. Not exactly rare, but not very common, either. They've been out of production for some time and are highly sought-after on the second hand market. Soon, I think they'll be collectors items. Sorry, but I don't have pics.
     
  12. kbar-04

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    If want to part with a few of those MAB mags let me know..

    The rarest as far as numbers produced would be my FAMAS F1 Semi:

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    2nd would be my 1960 vintage FN FAL (on top):
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  13. WmCC

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    Two pristine 1909 Colts ( one USMC & one U.S. Army). I shoot them once or twice a year with duplicate 1909 (.454 dia) lead loads.
     
  14. AirForceShooter

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    1898 Mauser Mannlicher Mountain Rifle 8mm.
    Double triggers
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  15. millertyme

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    Every one of my firearms is rare - there's only one with the same serial number made
     
  16. kimberkid

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    I don't know haw many FAMAS F1 Semi were imported ... but AUG's are fairly rare too!

    Before Bush's '89 import ban there were only 3,000 black AUG's imported, 6,000 Green AUG's and 1250 Special Receiver AUG's (no SR's were complete guns) Then in 94 they got 3,000 USR's through the door before it slammed shut again.

    What's really amazing is that even after both bans ... none of them were in the top 10 (most common) of the FBI's top crime guns ...
     
  17. KodiakBeer

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    Remington UMC, 1911.

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  18. 7thCavScout

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    My Ithaca 1911A1 manufactured in 1944

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  19. Blackbeard

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    I think all of mine were made by the millions.
     
  20. 45Broomhandle

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    What I Consider Rare

    TOBIN ARMS MFG. CO. WOODSTOCK, ONT., CANADA. Single-shot .22rf S-L-LR, not listed in any KNOWN surviving Tobin catalog, either US or Canadian, since 1904. Rifle was called the TOBIN BOY SCOUT RIFLE.

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    Only five known/observed: this one and four in Canada once owned by a gun book author up there. Only ever advertised in the magazine Rod And Gun In Canada 1912 to 1919. Company operated in Connecticut from 1904-1909, and in Canada 1909-1925. They were renowned world-wide as being the makers of high quality shotguns, NOT little cheapie .22 rifles like this . . .

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    Above ad ran July 1912, FIRST mention of a Tobin .22 rifle! Unknown quantity produced. Last one sold publicly at auction in Ontario 2007 with Winchester Museum tags and Flayderman sales tag on it for $700 (US). Tobin built the FIRST shotgun factory in Canada. NOTE that both Tobin and Rod & Gun magazine were headquartered in Woodstock, Ontario.

    Next is the WAMO POWERMASTER RIFLE, little-known product of the famous Wham-O toy manufacturer and only one of THREE firearms they sold. The fake magazine out front holds 2 boxes of .22rf ammo comfortably. This is the same gun pictured in Tom Gaylord's recent Shotgun News Treasury of Guns article on the WAMO guns.

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    This is one of two reported/observed in recent years, but may be others out there! Unknown quantity produced.

    COLT CAMP PERRY, .22fr, single-shot, 6.5" barrel, 2525 made between 1920-1941. Only 450 made in this barrel length which is called their IMPROVED MODEL, or SECOND MODEL.

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    The company letter states it was shipped to Firth & Klar in Ft. Worth in 1934

    Got a bunch more and may add more later. THUMBUPSMILIE.jpg

    Best regards ~ ~ ~ 45Broomhandle
     
  21. CoastieShep

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    Ok, no idea what this gun is but finally got pictures. Anybody have any ideas what this thing is?

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    The paper in one of the pictures is what's inscribed on the side of the receiver. Wrote it as close as I could to how it actually looks on the gun.
     
  22. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    A semi auto FAMAS in this country!:eek:
     
  23. 4v50 Gary

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    Not my Southpaw Randall. Rather, it is the southpaw Randall clone (made on Randall machinery) built by MS Safari Arms (Olympic Arms). Less than 30 were built.
     
  24. BlkHawk73

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    Got a few Ruger's that are all models with 1000 or fewer produced, a couple with less than 500 produced and a Trap Model Shotgun that's one of only a couple hundred produced and only 300 or so that have left the factory. Mine's a 2-digit that was originally allocated for some big-wig at Marlin.

    In reading through the posts, I noticed mention of the HK4 set. Never considered it a rarity but I guess...this one here's a minty, fully complete - boxes, papers, etc - 4 chambering set.
     
  25. Gaffer

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