Unusual firearms

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  1. 45Auto

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    Stocking & Co. pepperbox (w/English chain fuse pocket watch)
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    Early Japanese T-26 first year of production. (hand crank Japanese military flashlight from 1930's)
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  3. Jim K

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    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.

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    How about the Webly - Fosbury semi-auto revolver? Mike

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    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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    Another odd handgun. A .500 caliber Tranter. The .500 Tranter round is shorter than the .500 S&W, and loaded with black powder.
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    I have two rounds for it. 40mm illum. rounds and they are for that pistol...not the M203.:)
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    Here's a couple of US Made ones you don't see too often:

    Hopkins & Allen Target:

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    Hartford Arms Single Shot Target:

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    LOL, that is ... epic. Please tell me that was a prank advert? you'd need a cherry picker to get it sighted
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    Unusual to me at least - the only one I've made so far, 12 gauge, six shooter, under lever rotates and cocks it, loads like a Colt SAA.

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    Another of my dreams-in-iron, six shot pepperbox, .22 RF, junk rifle barrel reworked, the rest from shop junk box.

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    Ejector is a rod that pulls out of the right butt. The decor inlays are cutouts from a damaged pewter plate. Grips wood is hackberry a common hardwood here in OK.


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    My Pseudo-Paterson -- started out life as a '49 Pocket but had its brass grip frame melted off in a house fire. Rest of the work done from pictures back in the 1960s before repro Pats become common. Grip is ivory I brought back from Africa ca. 1951. I had a lot of fun with it at gun shows. My Son has it now.

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    Hard to stop when you get started --- but for now, guns on my office wall --

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    Actually Avon bottles, that came with cologne in them. Below is a pot metal working model of a Colt SAA.
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    Are Full Auto Colt 1911s Unusual Enough?

    Full Auto 1911 Colts. Back in the 1930s there were three, maybe more, who were re-working 19lls to full auto. One in Texas supplied Dillenger and other bad actors of the time with them, prosecuted by never convicted. Colt made at least one and a West Coast enrepreneur maker was put out of biz by the 1933 full auto ban law.

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    Unusual or at least different from the way I found it. At a gun show in Okla City 1982 for $140 this tired S&W .44 Special Triple Lock. I gave it all the TLC I could and made it more presentable.

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    Unusual for me is one of only two I have engraved on guns other than my own. Below a project I did 25 years ago for a friend, ex-US Navy officer, on his WW2 issued. Gun was perfect. Collector value ruined but a cherished heirloom in his family.

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    I'm impressed by your engraving skills! I wish I could do things like that.

    In honor of your work, I have attached is an image of an old Webley .25 inlaid with gold and sold by Manufrance around 1910 or so. (I think your work is better)....

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    French 32 Union automatic revolver

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    .45Auto - Thanks, beautiful little Webley. About 30 years ago I engraved anything that stood still long enough but over time with dis-use and age it's about slipped away. As my GFather said "better to be a has-been than a never was". lol

    mesinge2 - I like the French automatic revolver. Wish I had one.
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