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What is the most interesting handgun you own?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by eldon519, Jun 19, 2009.

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  1. eldon519

    eldon519 Member

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    As the title asks, what is the most interesting handgun you own? I am mainly interested in guns that have a unique operating mechanism, some cool mechanical feature(s), are chambered for weird calibers, unique materials/construction, etc. A good example would be a Mateba revolver or a HK P7 or even an old Luger with its toggle system. I am not so interested in special editions, rare serial numbers or markings, individual firearm history, etc. No offense though; I am just a mechanical engineer, so I'm mainly asking the question from that perspective.

    So does anyone out there have some oddballs? :what:There are no judges here, so even if it's on the vanilla-side of unique, throw it out there.
     
  2. DammitBoy

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    Mauser Broomhandle in 9mm with detachable 20 round magazines.

    Still shoots like a dream over 100 years since it was manufactured...
     
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    it ain't that unusual, but for some reason everyone that sees it wants to shoot it.............

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  5. Big_John1961

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    Seecamp LWS 32
     
  6. BlindJustice

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    out of SW1911, S&W 625, 617 & 60 and a CZ 75B 9x19

    Not a big deal, but some have to have the full moon clips explained
    The 625 - I have had multiple loaded full moon clips on the table at the
    range and some young guy with a poly 9x19 ask if those are speedloaders
    it's got Guy Hogue rosewood grips and the S&W master
    revolver Action Job. Fun gun

    & some are surprized opening the cylinder on the 617
    and seeing the 10 shot cyl.

    R-
     
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    Right now my C96 is my most unusual specimen - if you've ever taken one apart you'll know that they are put togetherlike a Chinese puzzle!
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    Two that I don't have any longer - a Sharps 4-barrel pepperbox - they have a rotating firing pin. Then the 1879 Reichsrevolver withs its side mounted safety lever - quite unusual for a revolver.

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  9. jad0110

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    edit: oops, you said handgun. :eek:

    S&W K-22 / Model 17-0. It's no original 1873 SAA or 1851 Navy, but it is the most interesting handgun I own, IMO.


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  10. Mad Magyar

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    The Mauser HSc, seems to be held cleverly by piano wire....:)

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  11. Schofield3

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    Good 'ol Unique D6 .22lr
     
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    I like my Blackhawk with a 9mm cylinder. Not rare or unique really, just weird to have a 9mm revolver.
     
  13. CoRoMo

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    Ditto here.
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  14. Eightball

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    My Smith and Wesson 620.

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    My most "Unique" Pistol is my Unique model "L"
    Just kidding its a cool little gun but not all that interesting. I just had to toss it out there.

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    This is the most interesting member(s) of my collection. Its a pair of Vektor CP1 both with box and all papers. I've always loved these cool looking pistols, even with the problems they were reported to have had. I also have a copy of Handguns magazine and Guns and ammo magazine from 2000 with a big article about the CP1, as well as a copy of American rifleman from 2000 with the recall issued by Vektor.
    If you don't know about these guns check them out here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vektor_CP1

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    I also have an unusual Ruger Hawkeye .256 single shot pistol. It was somthing ruger came up with in the 60's for small game hunting, they produced somthing like 3600 of them between 68' & 69' IIRC. Its built on a blackhawk frame but instead of a roatating cylinder it has a swiveling breechblock which allows you to insert one cartridge at a time.

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  16. The Lone Haranguer

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    I had a Beretta 86 that would come under the "unique operating mechanism" category, and in fact I bought it because of the unusual design, as well as its beautiful fit and finish. It is a large (actually about the same size as a 9mm compact, but large for a .380) with a tipup barrel and selective double action. It could be carried hammer down (double action first shot) with the ambidextrous frame-mounted safety levers engaged or disengaged, or cocked and locked; the hammer had to be decocked manually.
     
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    I think my most interesting gun is my Cimarron 1872 Open Top .44 Special in dark blue with the brass grip frame, Navy grip, and sporting a 5 1/2" barrel. The original Colt 1872 was only made for two years (1871-72) before the SAA came out in 1873. The '72 was a true cartridge revolver, not a conversion. It still has the classic blackpowder lines of the Colt design. The original was a .44 rimfire. Cimarron has been making them for a few years in .38 Special and .38 Colt, but they just recently came out with the '72 in .44 Special.

    I wanted one, but I knew the factory Cimarron action wasn't the greatest (I've owned a Cimarron SAA before). I ordered my 1872 through my local dealer since Cimarron will sell directly to any FFL. The fit and finish was great, but the action was quite rough. The trigger pull was terrible and cocking the hammer was really hard.

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    So I sent the .44 off to Bob Munden, the Fastest Gun Who Ever Lived. I really like watching Bob on Shooting USA and Impossible Shots ever week on The Outdoor Channel.

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    The Cimarron came back with the finest action I've ever felt. Smooth and light. I had CUSTOM BY: Bob Munden engraved on the right side of the barrel to permanently mark the gun as having been worked on by the world famous Munden.

    It shoots as good as it looks now and I can't wait to try in out in a Cowboy Action Shooting match next month!

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    -Steve
     
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    I have a 44-40 3rd Model Merwin Hulbert & Co. SA Pocket Army with a 7in tube. They have a very unique way of extraction/ejecting of the emptys. Similar to the on this web site; http://www.armchairgunshow.com/MH-info.html (The one in the middle of the 3 pictured). LM
     
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  19. VegasOPM

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    I have a custom built SVI .38 Super Comp, with milled slide, compensated barrel, additional 6port Titanium compensator, 14oz trigger and a C-More sight. The loads are 121gr .38 Super Comp (rimless .38 Super) loaded to over 1400 fps. Two of my mags hold 29 rounds each.

    All in all, pretty standard for an Open pistol.:p
     
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    that's what i was looking for when they recalled them and the prices went through the roof. it's just cool that the exterior was designed by Design students...also that they were on Battlestar Galactica

    well i have a H&K P7, but slightly more unusual with my Heritage Stealth 9mm that uses the same delayed-blowback locking system

    an unusual pistol i used to own was the H&K P9S. the frame surfaces that you touched were ploymer, it used the roller-delayed locking system (like the MP-5), it had a removable polygonal barrel that didn't move when cycling and it used a multi-mode trigger system. you could carry it:
    1. DA/SA
    2. Condition 1 (cocked and locked)
    3. Condition 2 (hammer down on a chambered round) and cock it on the draw using the cocking-lever for a SA first shot
     
  21. Fumbler

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    I don't have anythign special, so for me I guess it's my Ruger Super Redhawk in 480 Ruger.
    I have never personally seen another gun chambered for 480 Ruger...nor has anyone I've ever met in real life who is interested in guns.

    That's really not interesting compared to jhco:
    Now THAT is super duper cooooooool. :D
     
  22. geronimo509

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    VegasOPM, I would like to see that.
     
  23. RonE

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    Most unusual/unique that I own is HK's P7 squeeze cock pistol. Very well made, accurate and easy to shoot.
     
  24. 10-Ring

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    I have a couple -- and both from HK. My P7M8 and my HK4 (w/ the 4 barrels and mags) both are a lot of fun to shoot!
     
  25. Birdmang

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    I have this italian revolver that has three different revolving things for different calibers. It is weird.
     
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