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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. DM~

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    It's been a fun small game revolver,

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  2. JohnKSa

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    Probably one of these two:

    A Glock 23 cutaway.
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    A Swedish Lahti that has seen Danish Police service based on the markings.
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  3. NIGHTLORD40K

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    The M51 is odd for its hesitation lock action and unusual due to being somewhat rare.

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    The Dryse is certainly odd looking, though conventional blowback in operation.

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    The Savage auto was odd looking AND in terms of its rotating barrel lock, unusual in its day for having a double-stack magazine.

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    The Astra is odd looking and unusual for being a large and powerful blowback.
     
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  4. Boarhunter

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    Ok, I do not know how to post pictures, and I am too old to learn how, so see if this link works as a picture for the Boberg.

    I bought one of the very earliest of Bobergs, primarily for the novelty of it. Liked it so much, I bought a second.

    What makes the gun so special is it's bullpup design, which allows for a longer barrel in a smaller package. What makes it unique is the "backward" loading of cartridges (nose first) and an action that pulls rounds out of the mag rather than pushing them from the mag.

    For its size, the gun is the most accurate I own. Incredible. And as a carry gun, perfect.

    My problem is that I shoot my guns, especially my carry guns, a lot. And the Boberg "bites" my finger and it gets uncomfortable with a lot of shooting. So it sits in my safe.

    I get it out sometimes to mess with others at the range who try to correct me as I load the mags nose first....

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  5. hemiram

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    Mine would have to be my favorite handgun of all of mine, the "Mossad" Tanfoglio 9mm. Every time I take it to the range, someone sees the Star Of David on it and wants to shoot it. They are always impressed with it when they do, it's a great shooter.

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  6. Tallball

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    hemiram - I have one that looks just like yours but has "Cohai" stamped on the side. I believe that means it was used in a military affiliated shooting club. Mine is extremely accurate. Doubtless yours is, too. The Tanfoglio CZ75 copies are very nice pistols, IMHO.
     
  7. Sovblocgunfan

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    Re: the Boberg. I handled a couple of these at the NRA show in Houston. They were novel then, and easy to see that although odd, they would prove to be good shooters over time. I especially appreciated the low bore axis.

    My contribution is a Japanese Type 26 revolver. It was a huge advance forward in Japanese firearms design but, compared to what The rest of the world was doing at the time, still outclassed.

    The pistol used a unique 9mm cartridge that has never appeared in any other Japanese small arm and was pretty anemic compared to its contemporaries. Double action only, the gun has a very heavy trigger pull. The gun itself also had a serious design flaw in that the cylinder spun freely in the frame until the trigger began to be pulled. This meant that the cylinder could possibly rotate out of position and the user could pull a trigger on an empty cylinder at a most inopportune time.

    Oddball and unusual, yes.
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  8. hms365

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    image.jpeg I will submit the Lone Eagle in .44 mag. Not completely unusual but still quite fun. Reminds me a little of a Garand when it pops the brass out of the rolling breech.
     
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  9. tallpaul

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    Thats funny I thought it wasa Boberg Boarhunter pisto l- I saw the Bobergs in 9 and 45 but for the life of me could not find a Boberg Boarhunter... then the other guysaid bullpup and I searched for it... I dod not think the boberg was a hog hunting pistol :p

    you did great! thanks... I never heard of a bullpup pistol before :) I saw the pics in a search but it did not look like a pig hunter to me :) learn something new every day :
     
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  10. bannockburn

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    About the most unusual handgun I ever had was an Astra 600. Kind of strange looking and I never really enjoyed shooting it as it was a straight blowback 9mm.!
     
  11. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Most people find them objectionable (or quirky at best), but I dunno, I like mine.:)

    Spanish troops nicknamed it "The Pipe Wrench." Lol.
     
  12. Rembrandt

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    "Most unusual/oddball handgun" implies rarity or perhaps a historical mistake. I'm not sure the Boberg qualifies, it is an engineering marvel that is currently produced under the Bond Bullpup label. Mine was an early pre-order run that Arne Boberg offered. Biggest regret is that I didn't get one in 45ACP when they were first offered.

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    Another rather unusual one is a Springfield Armory Omega three barrel set. According to early correspondence with SA, only 15 of these three barrel sets were ever sold. (38 Super, 45ACP, 10mm) omega 3 bbl.JPG
     
  13. Jessesky

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    I’ll say my short barrel Walther P1 .
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    P.S. If you like gun YouTubers, it’s last owner before myself was Eric “Iraqveteran8888”
     
  14. Jessesky

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    Is that essentially a licensed CZ-75 design?
     
  15. Boarhunter

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    TallPaul,

    Ha!

    I have never used my Boberg for hunting Russian Hogs, but perhaps one day...

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    I am sorry, Rembrandt; I just thought the Boberg was my most unusual/oddball handgun, but if it does not qualify, I withdraw it from further discussion. Again, my apologies for getting off-topic.

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  17. kilizyrag

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    I don't even know what it is.
    Oh wait. It says " Iver Johnson's Arms & Cycle Works" on the barrel.

    Serial No. is 20115

    Pat.Nov.17 on the bottom of the grip.

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  18. kilizyrag

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    Oops, Serial Number of the above Iver Johnson is 20115. I think it is 38 special. A 5 shot for sure.
     
  19. Michael Tinker Pearce

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    That would be .38 S&W- shorter than .38 Special. Power-wise closer to .380 than .38 Special.
     
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    The above mentioned Iver Johnson is available to anyone who wants it. That means FREE!. I'll even pay the ride.
     
  21. Rembrandt

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    Boarhunter, no need to apologize....maybe we can find some pigs practice on with our Bobergs. After all, they are rated for +P ammo.
     
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    I would like this if it is an antique. Thank you for your generosity

    I tried to PM but could not for some reason. Please advise.

    Thanks again.

    Mike
     
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    I did at one time have a CZ 52 that was converted in Czechoslovakia to 9x19mm. Was arsenal stamped 9x19, but Century stamped it 7.62Tokarev. Was a total fluke, as I ordered a standard CZ52. Somebody offered me far more money than I thought it was worth, so I parted with it some 6 years ago. Have tried to look these up, and could find zero information on them.
     
  24. Speedo66

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    If it doesn't work out with falmike I'd like it, thanks.

    Also unable to start a conversation (PM).
     
  25. RodII

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    My most oddball pistol is a Remington 221 Fireball, see it even has "Ball" in the name.
    What do I win?
     
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