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What is your most unusual/oddball handgun?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Michael Tinker Pearce, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. Michael Tinker Pearce

    Michael Tinker Pearce Member

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    For me it would have to be this: an Armi San Marcos Colt-Walker reproduction converted to fire a bespoke center-fire cartridge- .44-55 Walker.
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  2. Trey Veston

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    ^^ That is cool!

    I don't own any unusual handguns. All are pretty common and can all be found on Bud's Gun Shop website for sale.
     
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  3. AZAndy
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    Well dang, Mr. Pearce, I can't touch that. Black powder .38S&W is as weird as it gets in my house, and those were really common once upon a time. I guess it's time to whip up a 7.62x54R pistol so I'll have something to post.
     
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    Hi...
    About the most unusual handgun I have is a nickel plated top break Webley .455 /476 that somebody converted to .45Colt.

    I saw it in a gun shop years ago and thought about buying but walked away. Maybe a year or two later it reappeared in the same gun shop. This time I bought it after the gunsmith assured me it was safe to fire with factory level .45Colt rounds.
    It is wildly inaccurate but a fun range gun to shoot once in a while.
     
  5. tallpaul

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    one of these... I used to have my own picts until the photobucket fiasco
     
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    That is extremely cool! I had no idea such a thing existed.
     
  7. tallpaul

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    the cool thing is it folds in half to fire... it has a safety and a trigger pops down when folded. I bought the first one I ever saw.Its not very accurate at long range :p
     
  8. Michael A Ferber

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    NAA Black Widow. Interesting but utterly worthless. 8354934240_609d56b4b6_o (1).jpg
     
  9. Boarhunter

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    I guess mine would be an early Boberg....

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  10. DM~

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    Top, S&W "K" frame, 25/20 Winchester. Bottom, S&W "K" frame, 44 special

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  11. Rudolph31

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    I have two, a CZ52 roller-locked pistol and a Nagant gas seal revolver. Both were ridiculously cheap. Sorry, no pictures.
     
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    I'd have to say it's my 500 S&W Bone Collector.
    I bought it because...well just because. :D
    That's a 500 S&W cartridge next to a .45 ACP cartridge.
    Shooting it is to say the least, interesting.
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    I have an AMT Backup.380 that is my most unusual / oddball.

    Extremely common cartridge, nothing odd here. But...

    It’s extremely miserable to carry or shoot, which was its purpose: heavy weight-for-size, it’s practically sightless, lots of sharp edges (especially the finger-hooked magazine and the slide where it meets the web of your hand), it is unreliable with JHP ammo and has a trigger pull best measured in metric tonnes.

    This gun sits lonely in the rear of the safe since I have better carry options and I rarely, if ever, take it out to shoot for “fun.”

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    Stay safe!
     
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    Those are cool little bullpups!
     
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    A Bacon Mfg .38 Rimfire Revolver. The cylinder comes apart - apparently it was an attempt to circumvent Smith & Wessen patents?

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    Colt .38 rimfire
     
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    This Mauser Model 1914 is in 32acp. It's striker fired and kind of annoying to field strip. It was made in 1915-16 and was accepted into German Imperial service, according to the markings. Maybe it was issued to a postmaster or something like that, or maybe was unissued, but it has no actual military markings. It's a pretty good shooter and I take it to the range every once in a while. One of its unusual aspects is that the slide isn't symmetrical: it's thicker on one side.

    I also have a Model 1910, the 25acp version. It's a very good shooter for a 25acp, since it has a 3" barrel and decent sights. IIRC, this is what Hitler's niece supposedly shot herself with.


     
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    Right now my Gen III Glock 20 10mm Auto is my only handgun. Used to be finding a 10mm was almost like finding a unicorn. Now that the 10mm has experienced a bit of a resurgence, I have to treat 10mms more like red heads and acknowledge they exist while also committing myself to ignoring them to the degree possible when I see one because my infatuation with them gets me in trouble.
     
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    S&W .35 Auto (aka Model 1913)

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    what is this... any pictures/details?
     
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    A WW2 veteran, family member, gave me a Dreyse Model 1907 pistol in .32 acp caliber. I have that and the holster it came home in from Europe. The front sight is located low in a trench. You can see where the rear sight stick up at the top rear of the pistol. dreyse pistol model 1907.jpg
     
  23. Michael Tinker Pearce

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    I've been contemplating a .25-20 revolver. Nice!
     
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    BE744A87-6ED8-4A63-B769-259D58344277.jpeg My Ruger LCRX 3”, there’s something different about injection molded polymers with steel inserts.
     
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    Walther Olympia Schnellfeurer (Rapid Fire) in .22 Short Rim Fire. Aluminum slide.
    The gun that dominated the 1930's Olympics.......
     
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