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The oddest, most strange or rare?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by simon99, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    So, we have threads about the best, most awesome, as well as worst, biggest pile of.....weapons you've ever shot or owned.

    What's the oddest, most strange, weird or rarest firearm you've ever shot or owned?
     
  2. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    I have a couple nagant revolvers. They're weird.
    I have a lahti 9mm pistol. Odd/not real common.
    I've shot a lot of things when I was a kid, uzi's m60's, m16s, etc.
    I have a .45 lc/.410 cobray derringer. THAT'S an odd duck.
     
  3. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    The dardik (spelling) pistol.

    That is by far the oddest/ coolest thing Ive seen.

    A mag fed revolver. (Yeah, check it out)
     
  4. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    For me, it was an Arisaka rifle. My FIL owns one and let me shoot it....I was afraid the thing was going to blow up in my face.
     
  5. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    This weird old Solothurn my grandpa picked up cheap in the late 40's...Its a hoot..


    IMG_5418-1.jpg
     
  6. no time

    no time Roseburg area Active Member

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    Now that ^^^^^ is serious cool.
     
  7. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    this rifle:

    wtf20070625ace.jpg

    that is the actual photo - someone took a photo I posted to a forum and put their stamp on it.

    AWC G2A - a bullpup M1A with a 1" SS Krieger barrel that was tensioned by a "bridge".

    These had an interesting history, but not many were made.

    I sold mine to an FFL dealer in AZ
     
  8. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My dad had a Semi automatic single shot .22 would that count? A Winchester Model 55. You charged the action with a charging lever up on the side of the barrel above the forend of the stock. You then loaded a single round through a port on the top of the barrel. Clicked the safety off and fired it ejected the spent case straight down (usually into the first time users palm OOOWWWEEE) you then loaded again through the port on top of thebarrel clicked off the safety and fired.

    Once the rifle was charged (cocked) you never had to do it again unless it was dry fired. It fired from an open bolt position

    Made from 1958-60 very accurate and expensive compared to Winchesters other single shots.
     
  9. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I've worked on some rare and odd over the last few years. 1913 S&W in .35 S&W Auto. US Switch and Signal 1911. Artillery model Luger. Nice to have a chance to work on fun and rare things. Can't always afford to own some of them, but at least I get to work on them.
     
  10. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Read Unintended Consequences lately?
     
  11. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Lately?
    30 Luger Colt Commander, NIB w/papers count?
     
  12. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Marlin model 50 .22lr open bolt rifle. Mine was made one year before the NFA act in 1933.
    If you removed a certain part in the trigger group it would fire as a full automatic rifle.
    The magazine only held 7 rds, but that didn't stop a lot of boys from modifying their guns once they figured it out.
    The mags are so scarce, that one sold for $200.00 on GunBroker awhile back.
     
  13. dolooper

    dolooper Coast Range, or thereabouts Well-Known Member

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    You win one internet.
     
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  14. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    post dealer sample full auto short barreled saiga in 410 with a left hand side folder. Expensive to shoot but it would be great for room clearing provided there weren't any hostages to worry about.
     
  15. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Martini-Henry .303 pistol... No, I haven't fired it.

    HajipistolMartiniHenry.jpg
     
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  16. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    I have an old Velo-Dog revolver,
    Mostly just an old revolver, but with it's folding trigger it was apparently designed
    to be carried in a pocket and used to shoot at cranky dogs who might be trying to bite a bicyclist,
    which I find rather un-sporting...

    http://www.guns.com/2012/10/11/velo-dog-revolver/
     
  17. aflineman

    aflineman Both South of Eugene and East of Portland. Active Member

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    Spencer Carbine. 52 caliber rimfire, and fed from a tube magazine in the buttstock. I still have not forgiven the person who stole it and hocked it for drugs. Especially since I trusted them to store it while I was deployed.
     
  18. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I had a chance to buy a Sauer and Sohn M1930 Model Duralumin pistol in the early 90's. I was able to take it out and run a box of shells thru it. I passed on it because it didn't have a front sight and I didn't think one could be found. I could have bought it for $200. It's only worth about $1300 now......
    It's so rare I couldn't find a picture of one to post.
     
  19. Gaucho Gringo

    Gaucho Gringo Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Not in about a year or so. I enjoyed the book as I remember reading the many of those same or very similar ads for mail order guns when I was a kid, just like the main character. Unfortunately, unlike him I never bought any.
     
  20. SCARed

    SCARed Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Not that rare in general I guess, but I've got a Winchester 1895 in 30.03 that was manufactured in 1912. Has been in the family its entire life.