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Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by dons2346, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. dons2346

    dons2346 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    A friend sent me this picture. Anyone have a clue as to what it is?

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  2. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    1869 Centerfire Le Mat.

    The ones most people think of are the percussion ones, 'cause that's the kind Navy Arms replicated.
    [​IMG]

    But that is the next step up. Cartridge gun.
    http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/LeMat_Revolver
  3. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Shoulda looked in my own picture files first, instead of looking on the web. I've got better pix.

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  4. dons2346

    dons2346 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Alpo. Seems like a lot of work goes into arming one to make it go bang
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    jstgsn Well-Known Member

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    Next to the cheap bumperjack guns they made to drop over France in WWII that is one of the ugliest guns I've ever seen. What caliber is it and have you shot it?
    fred
  6. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    If that's the ugliest you've seen, you need to get out more. :D

    We got "designed ugly", like this Browning Model A 25 ACP, or this Dardick 1500, or this Helfricht Model 3. And then we have "made ugly", like this poor Desert Eagle.

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  7. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

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    First one I've seen! Hell of a nice example! 9 x .44? (.36?) with a 20 gauge buck and ball surpise at the end. CSA Cavalry seemed to like them.
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    Alpo, I think those guns are rather attractive and I would not mind having any of the above in my collection. It's all in the eye of th beholder.
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    You realize you just started a ugly gun thread? Then of course it would be hard to top any of the ones already here.
  10. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Do not place a challenge in front of me like that.

    Howzabout a home-made revolving rifle?

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    I'm loving it. More more......
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    I think the Le Mat looks awesome, both versions. Would love to have one. Those other ones are pretty damn odd looking but I'd still take them. :p
  14. Alpo

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    How about a Tribuzio 7mm Squeeze gun, a Sedgley glove pistol (strap it to your forearm, punch somebody and it shoots), and a pair of Le Gaulois, cigarette pistols?

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  15. cpttango30

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    All I can say is game set match.

    Behold the ugliest gun in the world...

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