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What's the most obscure handgun you've ever carried?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Marko Kloos, Jan 6, 2003.

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  1. Marko Kloos

    Marko Kloos Moderator Emeritus

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    Let's open the confession booth.

    What's the most obscure piece you've ever carried?

    Did you ever go out for a night on the town with a Colt SAA on your belt? Or maybe a Luger 08 in a shoulder rig? How about a Frommer Stop, Colt 1903, Broomhandle Mauser, or HK VP70Z? Ever feel the need to let the old Webley or the Polish Radom pull yeoman duty?

    Just curious whether anyone has ever toted a part of their C&R collection...
     
  2. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

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    S&W 1917. :) Funny I didn't feel undergunned at all with that beast.
     
  3. Mike Irwin

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    Iver Johnson Safety Hammer in .38 S&W.
     
  4. pogo2

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    ODI Viking .45

    I have a "Viking .45" made by Omega Defense Industries (ODI) of New Jersey. This company operated for about 2 years in the 1981 period, then went under. Their 2 products were a full-size and a commander-size 1911, both in stainless, based closely on the Colt design. But they had one big difference - a double action trigger that reverted to single action after the first shot. So the gun could be carried hammer down with a loaded chamber and the safety off, and fired by just pulling the trigger.

    I bought the commander sized model once out of curiosity, and have shot it at the range, where it worked pretty well. So I actually carried it a couple of times, but don't like the DA trigger pull, which is quite heavy. I still have it, and it mainly sits in my safe.
     
  5. denfoote

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    I have ofttimes carried a Walther P5 (obscure in this country) or a P38/P1 (not the most popular carry gun).
    In 1993, Pistolet Makarova was still an obscure communist oddity. I carried it exclusively for about a year!!

    Yes, in the mid 1980's, I did indeed carry a Ruger Blackhawk in 357MAG. :what:
     
  6. Jim March

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    Freedom Arms 22Magnum minirevolver, 1.5" barrel, 4 shots, one-finger grip, marked "Casull's Improvement". *Almost* small enough to conceal in a closed fist.
     
  7. Brian D.

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    Here's mine:

    A Ruger Speed -Six in 9mm, 2.75" bbl. Also, like correia, a Smith 1917 .45acp. No, not both at once tho!
     
  8. Jason Demond

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    S&W Sigma.:evil:
     
  9. 4v50 Gary

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    Mauser HSc in .380 acp.
     
  10. seeker_two

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    Chinese Tok in 9mm. Hammer down on loaded chamber (Soviet style)
     
  11. Ledbetter

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    Hungarian FEG SMC-380 (looks like a Walther PPK). Still carry it sometimes--It's on my CCL.
     
  12. perry

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    My east german mak see's alot of duty.
     
  13. Mike Irwin

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    Hum...

    I guess I'd have to throw my Polish Radom in to that, as well.
     
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    High Standard two shot deringer as BUG (in the wallet configuration)
     
  15. Ian

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    No permit yet, but I'm in the process of getting a shoulder holster for my Colt 1903...
     
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    Sterling .380. It belonged to a friend of mine, but I carried it for a while. It was the biggest piece of junk I have ever seen. It probably wasn't safe to carry.

    It was later stolen. By that time, it didn't work, and nobody could seem to fix it. It made a nice paperweight, though.
     
  17. Gila Jorge

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    4 Barrel Sharps 30 caliber rim fire derringer
    which my grandfather carried as a rail road conductor at the turn of the century. No longer have it....a fellow needed it for his collection.
     
  18. yorec

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    Herters .401 Powermag. In .401 Powermag of course.

    More a matter of a long coat, returning from a hunting trip and the need to run downtown for something or other than a real CCW choice. Happened more a than a few times though. :cool:
     
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    Grendel P-10, one of the ugliest guns ever made.
     
  20. TheeBadOne

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    Okie [​IMG] I thought I was the only one who had carried a Grendal P-10. Rapped ya nicely on the nob of your thumb, eh? :cuss:
     
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    An old Iver Johnson .38 S&W. Had a S&W M36 at the time, in the shop getting an action job.
     
  22. tex_n_cal

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    Hmmm...A Browning Medalist?, while knocking around on a friend's ranch. When our ATV died, I fired it to attract attention & help.

    On a different ranch, just knocking around, a Colt Walker Replica.:D Never shot anything with it, alas.:evil: It would have been interesting to see the results with this early "magnum". Oh yeah, I used the original load of 60 grains of FFFg behind the round ball.:what:

    I later gave it to my brother, and he was so mortified by the idea of it, he sold it:cuss:

    The hot loads were quite accurate, until they leaded the barrel. Which took six shots:D
     
  23. telewinz

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    Iver Johnson .32 S&W Short nickle plated top- break revolver. It was a project gun.
     
  24. cratz2

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    Nothing too exotic - Bulgarian Makarov. Couple of my friends carry them daily.
     
  25. Gewehr98

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    1912 Steyr-Hahn.

    9mm Steyr handloads using 115gr hollowpoints. Two extra stripper clips of ammo in weak-side pocket.

    All my .45's were in the shop getting neat stuff(tm) added.

    Handloads chrono'ed at just a shade over 1100fps, so the old Steyr would've probably done the job, at least until I could find a quiet moment to charge it with another 8 rounds via stripper clip.
     
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