Unusual firearms

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  1. ofitg

    ofitg New Member

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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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  4. Jim K

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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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    I have been looking for one of those in the popular 5.5 Velo Dog caliber, ever since I first read about them in Firearms Curiosa.
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    The funniest part is grouping the 5.5 Velo Dog (a real cartridge) with those monster rounds in that monster pistol. Elmer Keith would have loved it! Well, except for the 5.5mm.
    Bill
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    WWII-Vietnam AN-M8 flare pistol placed in cockpits. Made by the Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner Co.

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    Here is the new one on the market:
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    Or an oldie:
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    Or two:
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  15. Alpo

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    Why didn't you identify them? Some of the younger folks might not recognize that Dardick 38, there, that fired trounds. Or that 13mm Gyrojet rocket pistol.
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    The ''trounds'' ,trianglular ammo that was caseless,for the dardick are worth more than the gun if you can find them
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    Trounds were not caseless. They were standard .38 Special cartridges encased in triangular nylon sleeves.
    The MBA Gyrojet cartridges were "caseless" in that they were self-contained rockets.
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    will be picking up a copy of firearms curiosa sometime soon i think. i seen the gyrojet on tv a while back... was really neat, they said the little rockets would have such trouble over coming the power of the hammer spring that they would sometimes have only enough energy left to just fall out of the bore
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    .44 Rem Mag, MATEBA, Model 6 Unica. A recoil opperated semi automatic from the late 1990's.
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