What cool/unusual guns do you have/had?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by QueenGlamis, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. QueenGlamis

    QueenGlamis New Member

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    OK thought I'd post up a few that I had. I sold them to fund other purchases, don't regret it because I needed functioal weapons not collectable pieces right now. I had these for about 15 years, hardly took them out of storage, and thought I would share. I took them everywhere under the sun to ask if anyone could tell me more about them, maybe some of you can lend some insight! :D they all functioned, and the Colt was a thing of beauty. the grips looked brand new. I was told the grips could be sold for about 700.00 on their own but who knows.

    A S&W had #'s matching interchanging barrels, and 38 revolver or 22LR single shot, it was a very unique gun and I haven't seen another one like it.

    Also had a Sharps that was an 1891 model, LOW serial # 15XX, and had some cosmetic surface rust but that could have been fixed by a good gunsmith. I never wanted to mess with it, figured it was better decision to leave it as is than try to make it look pretty.

    Anywho-thought I'd share, would love to see some of your neat weapons that aren't run of the mill weapons! I am gonna rustle up pics of the Sharps and S&W, here's the Colt.

    Thanks!
    QG
     

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  2. Hairtrigger

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    Most of my guns are a bit unusual
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    My Rifles are mostly unusual as well... I never claim to be normal
     

  3. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    Maybe not too unusual to some,
    I have a Smith & Wesson Revolver, Not sure what model.
    Shoots .45 Auto Rim.
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    .45 A C P using clips.
    Very nice gun
     
  4. QueenGlamis

    QueenGlamis New Member

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    Here's what the Shaps looked like, but mine was is probably 25% better condition.
     

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  5. QueenGlamis

    QueenGlamis New Member

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    Here's an example of the S&W, it was a .32 First Model revolver that you broke the top open and unscrewed the pivot and the cylinder and barrel came off. Then it had a #'s matching single shot .22LR barrel. it was super cool. never found 1 person that could give me a true value w/the matching number 22LR barrel...
     

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  6. phideaux

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    Iver Johnson Super shot
    .22lr 9 shot , top break action.
    Mfg in 1936, and shoots perfect.

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  7. txpossum

    txpossum New Member

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    Some of my less common guns have been mentioned and/or pictured here before, and I don't have anything just really unique. Among my guns I have an original Remington .41 rimfire derringer; a .50 rifle Sharps (actually passed to my stepdaughter from my wife's father, but for practical purposes mine); an AMT Automag II (.22 magnum auto); a Smith and Wesson Hand Ejector made in 1902; a couple of vintage Smith revolvers (Model 10 made about 1943; K-22 made in 1955).
     

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  8. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    Another one comes to mind.
    Years ago stopped at a new gun shop.
    Saw a nice looking semi-auto
    A Springfield Arms P9C 9mm.
    Bought it even though it was 9mm.
    Salesman said next week we will have extra mags
    Went back,
    shop was gone, empty building.
    Last year met a Springfield Arms rep. at a gun shop open house.
    Had no knowledge of that gun, and NO extra mags.
    Nice looking gun, shoots well.
    And the serial number starts with NM+++++++++
    If ever I find my camera, will get pics. .
     
  9. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have a late war Walther PP in 99% condition. What really makes it unusual is the grips. Wooden grips, Walther banner, unfinished, no staining from hand oils. I have been offerred a BUNCH of $ for this gun. It was given to me by my grandfather. He was an Army Officer in WWII, but never left CONUS (Chemical Engineer, Ordnance Corps). A friend of his was in the ETO and brought it back.

    Somewhat unusual; Grendel P-12 The predescessor to the Keltec line of pistols.

    How about a Spanish FR-8 in 99% condition. These were common at one time, but most were well worn. This one looks new.
     
  10. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Is that the TZ 75 clone? You might see if a witness mag works
     
  11. GonzoGeezer

    GonzoGeezer New Member

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    What makes a gun unusual? Age? Engineering? Baubles and bolt-ons?

    I'll go with age and engineering, a 1920s Ortgies 7.65mm. Striker fired, 27 total parts, no screws or bolts.
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    And then there's baubles and bolt-ons. Ruger MKIII 22/45 with Millett red dot and Hinterstown suppressor, along with some internal changes.
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    But then there's cool just because. Walther TPH 22 German import post-GCA68 with custom grips.
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  12. hawkguy

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    i guess i'd say my rossi ranch hand 357....i always got comments like 'you won't hit anything with that!" and "what can you use THAT for?"

    but i really liked it. fun & functional gun imo. once i fixed the sights, it was nasty accurate as well. you just had to learn how to shoot with it.

    i recently sold it...but not because the mare's leg wasn't awesome...because imo....the rossi ranch hand was built....cheapish. sold it for a more quality firearm. i really wish they had put a bit more craftsmanship into it....

    think i'll always like the mare's leg though...
     

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  13. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    robocop10mm,
    Thanks.
    Could be.
    Will try one.