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What the strangest gun you have ever owned/saw

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by rozziboy18, Oct 9, 2010.

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  1. rozziboy18

    rozziboy18 Member

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    what the stragest gun you have ever owned/sold/saw in person no surfing allowed!

    my top 3

    the thunder 5!!! owned one shot 410/45-70/45lc


    szecsei double bolt action rifle, held one at a gun show here in knoxville


    the gyro jet craziest critter ive ever layed eyes on
     
  2. GeorgeF

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    Own a gyrojet pistol - weirdest firing mechanism you ever saw(aside from a pinfire). The hammer smacks the nose of the cartridge which makes the rear hit the firing pin. The rocket then ignites, and as it travels forward it recocks the hammer. Crazy.
     
  3. 9mmepiphany

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    The Daisy caseless .22...compressed air ignited the propellent
     
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    Shot one of those, it certainly is a oddball.
     
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    HK G11 caseless assault rifle.

    LeMat revolver with the shotgun in the center of the cylinder

    And the Volcanic Pistol. The worlds first self contained caseless cartridge. The predecessor to the Henry lever action rifle. Oddly alot of the development for the cartridge and the weapon was done by Messers Smith & Wesson before they joined hands to start their now famous company.
     
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    Most noteworthy I actually saw fired? Probably an M134.
     
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    wow, never heard of that one
     
  8. 9mmepiphany

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    I think it was the Model VL-22.

    There were two versions, one with a plastic stock and the other with wood...both were full sized stocks.

    the ammo came in plastic tubes. the lubed bullet had it's heel encased in a formed cylinder of propellant. It loaded just like a single shot pellet rifle with the bullet "head spacing" on the shoulder of the bullet.
     
  9. Carter

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    Sadly I haven't seen any strange firearms in person...unless you count the junk at gun shows.

    That VL-22 sounds interesting though.
     
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    A friend of mine had a semi-auto revolver.
     
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    i gota find one of these vl 22, talk about your conversation piece:D
     
  12. Snowdog

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    So the Daisy VL22 ignited the propellant much the way a fire piston ignites charred cotton? Sounds interestingly crazy.
     
  13. Dr.Rob

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    A guy asked me to appraise his Japanese Nambu pistols. Oddest ergonomics ever, but definite 'neat factor. Pre war examples area actually very well made and finished. The guy's jaw dropped when I showed him one could be fired by pressing on the exposed sear lever.

    Strangest I ever fired was a Steyr GB, damn thing would just 'lock up' with certain ammo types until it cooled off.
     
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    A Cop 357 four barrel. Kind of like a modern pepper box. It was stainless and had a terrible trigger...Russ
     
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    Four handguns come to mind:

    Webley-Fosbery self-cocking revolver.

    Metaba auto-revolver.

    Chiappa Rhino revolver.

    Japanese Type 94 semi-auto pistol.
     
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    I've only seen ones in museums but the harmonica guns always seemed rather odd. Guess that's why the revolver was invented.
     
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    medusa model 47 multiple caliber revolver
     
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    Frommer Stop 19 Pistol.

    http://www.hungariae.com/FromStop.htm

    This service pistol is in 32 ACP. I don’t know what to call the action. At first glimpse it appears to be a long recoil action, but there are locking lugs holding the breech and recoiling barrel together. The barrel travels at least a half an inch inside the frame.

    http://www.sunblest.net/gun/manual/FromStopAssy.jpg

    The Frommer is a single action pistol with only a grip safety. To decock you have to grip the wings on the hammer, pull the trigger, and lower the hammer. I will bet there were a lot of accidental discharges when shooters lost their grip on the hammer wings.

    I got to examine one and the take down was not obvious , had too many parts, and it looked to be very expensive to make.

    Was fun to shoot.
     
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    Yes.

    You cocked the piston, just as you would with any other Daisy air rifle and loaded the round into the chamber. When you released the piston, it would force the air through an orifice, heating it enough to ignite the propellant column.

    It's funny, because I've never thought of the VL-22 as all that unusal...I was much more impressed by S&W's caseless 9mm sub-machinegun which used electric ignition
     
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    S&W had a caseless SMG? Where the heck have I been?

    Thanks for that info, I definitely learned something new there!
     
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    9mmepiphany

    My son has the VL-22 along with some ammo. He and I have only fired it a few times.......... he's hoping it will be a collector piece.
     
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    I sold mine for more than I paid for it, because I got tired of moving it from place to place when I relocated. Plus I figured the wood stock delux models would be worth more than the plastic versions.

    However, I did keep a couple of hundred rounds of ammo...I don't know where I have it, but it's in the garage somewhere
     
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    If anyone gets the chance, go to the Winchester museum, you'll see a lot of really crazy guns.
     
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    #14 reply.....I'll have to go along with this one. My brother has one of these little guys.
     
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    Winchester 1911 Semi auto Shotgun.
    To cock it you have to Work the action by moving the entire barrel to the rear and releasing it.

    Just an odd and bad idea.
     
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