Unusual firearms

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  1. 45Auto

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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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  9. rhmc24

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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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  12. 45Auto

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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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