Unusual firearms

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  1. ofitg

    ofitg Active Member

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    I imagine that some of the older guys are familiar with this, but it's still unusual -

    Quiet Special Purpose Revolver (QSPR) - captive piston cartridge, fires fifteen .14 tungsten buckshot at 750 fps, sounds like a silenced .22

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  2. Alpo

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    That made on a Model 29 44 magnum? Seems like I read about a special silenced revolver based on a model 29, in Soldier of Fortune, years back. It was for tunnel rats, in Vietnam. Could shoot the Cong, without blowing your eardrums or having the concussion make the tunnel come down around you.
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    We have a store-bought knuckleduster gun. A "My Friend". Then we have a home-made knuckleduster gun.

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    I think you're right, it's a modified S&W 29.... "tunnel rat" gun.

    That HK P11 was a strange duck, I never heard of that before.
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    The muzzle pic shows it after being fired. The chambers are sealed and the charge tears through the plug.
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    Here's a couple more from those pesky Germans....

    Nazi Belt Buckle gun -

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    WW2 Fliegerfaust... granddaddy of the Redeye and SA-7

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    Perhaps a dozen of these specialized guns were made in Nazi Germany. They fired either a .32 caliber or .22 rimfire cartridge and had a four-round magazine

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    There is a book, called Firearms Curiosa, by Lewis Winant, that is full of oddities like those. It was originally published in 1955; the first printing was of 1000 numbered copies, I don't know how large the second was, but AFAIK it is now out of print. Anyone interested in odd guns should try to get a copy.

    The satirical Colt "ads" in the back are hilarious. One "ad" is for a monstrous "pocket revolver" chambered for the .99 Colt, a cartridge firing either a 600 grain lead bullet or a 410 grain metal penetrating. Going with Colt's "snake" names, the artist called it the "Python." What a silly name; I can't imagine Colt ever actually calling a gun that.

    Jim
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    Like this one?

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    $114 for that crazy thing, wow.
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    'ere ya go. Just scored a 1st Edition offa Ebay. :D There's other copies there. Cheaper than Amazon.
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