French Unique Model 52 Pistol Parts

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by PaulDano, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. PaulDano

    PaulDano New Member

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    I have recently inherited a pistol named "Unique". It is a French made 22L.r. semi-auto pistol. I was wondering if anyone knew of a website that sells parts (specifically magazines) for this pistol. I have searched and haven't seen anything. I believe the company that made them has gone out of business.

    I found this website: French UNIQUE GUN PARTS, Factory Unique Gun Repaire Parts, Bob's Gun Shop. MILLIONS* OF GUN PARTS, Unique Automatic Pistol Parts, Unique French Pistol Parts. Unique Buccaneer Pistol Parts. Unique Model L Pistol Parts. Unique French Escort Pistol Part
    It claimed to have parts for the gun, however, after emailing them, I found that they have run out of magazines for my model.

    Any input at all will be greatly appreciated.

    UPDATE: I've found it on ammoclip.com. I've placed an order. I'll be sure to update again and tell if/when I receive it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2010
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I remember seeing a Unique pistol in the past. Do you have any pics?
     

  3. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Marstar might be a good place for other parts you might need.
     
  4. PaulDano

    PaulDano New Member

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    I'd be happy to post some pictures.

    Great! Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2010
  5. PTsouthpaw

    PTsouthpaw New Member

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    Here is a page I found when I was researching a Unique 17 WWII bring back that I still might buy. Good one to keep bookmarked. They have a lot of different magazines.

    The company that made them is Manufacture d'Armes Des Pyrenees and yes, they are out of business.

    French UNIQUE GUN PARTS, Factory Unique Gun Repaire Parts, Bob's Gun Shop. MILLIONS  OF GUN PARTS, Unique Automatic Pistol Parts, Unique French Pistol Parts. Unique Buccaneer Pistol Parts. Unique Model L Pistol Parts. Unique French Escort Pistol Part
     
  6. PaulDano

    PaulDano New Member

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    Here's a few:
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  7. PTsouthpaw

    PTsouthpaw New Member

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    Very nice looking Unique!
     
  8. macduff

    macduff New Member

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    Very nice...I've had three Unique 22's over the past 30 years or so...Heavy and built to last and still very popular over here in Europe...I probably put 10-12000 rounds of all sorts of 22lr ammo (including some 'furry' ancient stuff) through my original model 'L' and it took it all. Many provincial French Police Forces used Unique Model 51 pistols in 32cal right up to the late 70's. Not too accurate over 10yards but totally reliable and fun to shoot...enjoy
     
  9. PaulDano

    PaulDano New Member

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    Cool. Thanks for the info macduff!
     
  10. frenchnra

    frenchnra New Member

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    You're right, but it was used by the National Police ... ;)
    As this hand gun didn't have too much stopping power, French National Police decided to use a .357 magnum revolver (Manurhin MR 73) ...
     
  11. PaulDano

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    UPDATE: I've received the magazine in the mail today from ammoclip.com.

    Here is the original: [​IMG]

    Here is the new one: [​IMG]

    Their are a few differences such as the name 'Unique' not being written on the bottom of the new one, which doesn't really matter. Also, with the new clip, the spring inside is a little tangled. You can get about 5 rounds inside and then you have to push down with a little more force to get another round in. After the 6th round, it is easy to get 7-10 in. It fits fine in the pistol and seems to work. I'll test it out the next time I go to the range.

    Overall, I'm pretty happy. I never thought I'd find another magazine for this pistol. :)
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2010
  12. Gun_Shy

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    The Unique model Rr51 (aka model 51) was a revision of the Unique Kriegsmodell first produced during the WWII German occupation of France. After liberation, Unique returned the Kriegsmodell to production (as the model R) for the French military from 1945-1951, when the Rr51 began production. The most obvious difference is that the Kriegsmodell/R has a long extractor while the Rr51 has a short extractor. The same pistol was made in .380 as the Fr51. The .22LR version (initially called the model RD, later the model 52, and sold in the US as the "Ranger") was used by the French gendarmerie as a training pistol, since it duplicated the .32 service pistol in all but caliber.

    According to French sources, the last delivery of Unique model Rr51 pistol were 640 pistols shipped to the gendarmerie in March of 1998; by this time, the Unique pistols were primarily used by auxillary or reserve forces. Unique itself closed in 2004.

    Bill