Unusual firearms

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by petesusn, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. 45Auto

    45Auto Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2008
    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.
  2. BullShoot

    BullShoot New Member

    May 9, 2010
    missouri ozarks
    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.

  3. Esteban

    Esteban New Member

    Feb 14, 2010
    WWII-Vietnam AN-M8 flare pistol placed in cockpits. Made by the Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner Co.

    Attached Files:

  4. steve666

    steve666 New Member

    Mar 19, 2010
    Indianapolis, IN
    Here is the new one on the market:
    Or an oldie:
    Or two:
  5. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    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.
  6. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    The ''trounds'' ,trianglular ammo that was caseless,for the dardick are worth more than the gun if you can find them
  7. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2006
    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.
  8. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    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
  9. 45Auto

    45Auto Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2008

    .44 Rem Mag, MATEBA, Model 6 Unica. A recoil opperated semi automatic from the late 1990's.
  10. Storyforu

    Storyforu New Member

    Apr 25, 2009
  11. 45Auto

    45Auto Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2008

    Stocking & Co. pepperbox (w/English chain fuse pocket watch)
  12. 45Auto

    45Auto Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2008

    Early Japanese T-26 first year of production. (hand crank Japanese military flashlight from 1930's)
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2010
  13. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Dardick trounds were made two ways - as cartridges in themselves and as shells into which conventional cartridges were inserted. One of Dardick's claims was that more ammo could be gotten into the magazine using trounds, but that was hype and incorrect. The tround merely filled in the triangular gaps between round cartridges.

    Quite a few writers claimed the Dardick was a super gun and the wave of the future, the same as they say about every flaky idea. The simple fact is that the Dardick was bulky, had a fixed magazine, and never had any real advantages over a conventional auto pistol. Dardick was never able to get funding and only a few guns were made. For a while, Numrich listed all the parts in the catalog, and some guns were built (at high cost) from those.

  14. grampawmike

    grampawmike New Member

    May 23, 2010
    Mojave Desert, CA
    How about the Webly - Fosbury semi-auto revolver? Mike

  15. 45Auto

    45Auto Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2008

    Yes, the Fosbery is unusual. Here is another one in .455 caliber in juxtiposition with a .44 mag. Mateba automatic revolver. Two automatic revolvers.
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