View Full Version : Pick Somthing Funky and Useless for Me

September 19, 2008, 02:27 PM
OK, fellow wierd gun freakazoids, pick my next Pistol or Revolver for me. The criteria:

1. Obscure
2. Funky
3. Shootable (even if I have to do case forming)
4. Affordable (1K +/-)

No Nagants, I have several. Gabbet/Fairfax Mars aren't affordable. No Type 24s!

Show me your funkomatics!!!!!

WildboredAlaska ™

September 19, 2008, 02:32 PM
I'm not sure where a broomhandle Mauser hits in price, but if you're looking for a funky toy, I'd think one of those would be a nice acquisition.

September 19, 2008, 02:44 PM
Had several...not funky enough. I'm talking about the really wierd...maybe a Frommer Stop?

WildwherearethefreaksAlaska ™

September 19, 2008, 02:51 PM
When I lived in Chistochina Alaska I met a man who had one of these. Unfortunatly he only had a few rounds of ammo left and wouldn't fire it but it was definately "FUNKY".


September 20, 2008, 06:19 AM
Get a Webley like mine (http://cosmolineandrust.blogspot.com/2006/11/webley-scott-pistol-self-loading-455.html). You'll need to perform some surgery on .45 Colt brass to shoot it, but it's definitely funky. You don't see yourself coming and going at the range, that's for sure...

Have I showed pictures of my Frommer Stop?

September 20, 2008, 07:34 AM
Get a Webley like mine

I can smell the funk on that one. :D

B. Lahey
September 20, 2008, 07:54 AM


September 20, 2008, 09:07 AM
I have been lookin at the Webley autos especially in light of their funkobility...but spendy!:eek: I'm poor, SWMBO has me on a leash

Now Frommer Stops...so Magyar in their enunciation, reminds me of Noseferatu in foggy nights and wet cobblestone streets...yummy..

Rast and Gassers...yep definately freakish, would need to grow a bushy mustache ;)

WildshowmemoreAlaska TM

September 20, 2008, 09:24 AM
Get a Webley like mine.

forget the webley, its only claim to fame, in my mind, is its owned by a gon toting, intelligent woman who listens to led zepplin and likes blade runner!
I think I'm in love.;)

September 20, 2008, 09:29 AM
Here's a few suggestions:

An MBA 13mm Gyrojet


or, A Guide Lamp .45 Liberator


or maybe a Welrod .32


and then, there's always the 9mm Podsenkowsky MCEM 2 Pistol


:D :D :D :D


September 20, 2008, 10:04 AM
Oh yes indeedy, the Gasser! Every one I have seen has been a trashed beater. If I had the funds and ran accross one like that, I would take it home. Carry it in a sash and learn to speak Montenegrin :cool:

September 20, 2008, 10:17 AM
can someone fill me in on the gasser? looks kinda big for its grip. i dont know anything about it.
but it sure is interesting!

Jim Watson
September 20, 2008, 10:43 AM
Roth Steyr: Tim Mullin calls it the ancestor of the Glock, only milled from steel.

Steyr Hahn: The OTHER 1911.

Rast & Gasser 8mm: Popular in England until the total ban because of its good quality and antique status.

Hawg Haggen
September 20, 2008, 10:45 AM
How about a Fagnus?


September 22, 2008, 08:13 AM
Just saw the YouTube video of the History Channel's presentation of the GyroJet. Their usual penchant for accuracy shows the exhaust exiting the round through the primer rather than the exhaust ports.

Another reason why I take what they (or any cable science/history channel) say with a grain of salt. :rolleyes:

September 22, 2008, 09:40 PM
I say you need a Model 94 Nambu.


If you get bored firing it by using the trigger, you can always just chamber a round, and then push on the external sear on the side of the pistol.


September 23, 2008, 07:13 AM
The model 94 Nambu is a very cool gun but not that weird in the way it works. I would go for the GyroJet if you want different.

B. Lahey
September 23, 2008, 07:46 AM
Thomas .450 Self-Extracting?


September 23, 2008, 11:19 AM
How bout making one of these? Cant recall the correct name/term for them at the moment, but it is kinda funky, and unless you are in the Polish Resistance in WWII, or are a serious masochist, it is pretty useless.:D

Not a pistol/revolver like you asked for, but it gets fired like one, if that counts for anything.

ETA: Apparently I do recall the name. Obrez. That's what I was lokking for there.

September 23, 2008, 08:10 PM
Wow, I'd put a "have it checked by your gunsmith" disclaimer on that little beast :D

September 24, 2008, 05:55 AM
How about an Astra 400?
or this Bulldog
or this Webley #1 in .476 Cal.

September 25, 2008, 04:55 PM
Why not drink some wine, eat some smelly cheese, and buy one of these


or these


September 25, 2008, 06:31 PM
Convert a Makarov to fire .32NAA and make some fireballs at the range :D.

OK so it's technically not C&R after the conversion, but it'll be funky.........

September 25, 2008, 08:21 PM
This has got to be my nerdiest looking pistol.


Damn. I've lost my picture posting mojo.

September 26, 2008, 10:42 AM
No discussion of weird would be complete without mention of the Webley-Fosberry.


September 26, 2008, 12:28 PM
You've got all those overqualified and underutilized gunsmiths up there, how about converting a Redhawk to 357/44 Bains-Davis??? Or a Marlin 1894 to 357/44?

Hey, at least I'm staying within your budget!

September 26, 2008, 01:43 PM
how bout that 45/70 pocket pistol i read about on here a few days ago.


September 26, 2008, 03:54 PM
I like that Rast-Gasser earlier mentioned. Very classy looking.

October 4, 2008, 08:48 AM
How about a Velo Dog? The appeal to my own funk side...

Shane Tuttle
October 4, 2008, 09:11 PM

Would you be inclined to expand on your requirements to rifles? I have a good one...


October 4, 2008, 09:43 PM
A Japanese Model 14 or 26 DOA revolver is pretty neat looking along with an Iver Johnson Enforcer. Now thats a cool handgun.LOL.;)
And theirs always a goofy looking FN Browning 1900 Pocket floating around.

October 5, 2008, 01:44 AM
Id love a Japanese revolver or a FN 1900...

Tutts what chu gots?

WildcallmegavriloAlaska TM

Shane Tuttle
October 5, 2008, 10:25 AM
How about a Finn Model 28-76?


I don't think it's absolutely off the charts weird, but it isn't all that common around our parts of the country....


October 5, 2008, 05:18 PM

Wildanyonewanttobuyaswede?Alaska ™

October 5, 2008, 06:21 PM
get the golf ball launcher adapter for an AR 15 and try to play a round of golf with it. Best part, make sure you go out with three other guys who can play legitimately. See how long it takes them to throw you off the course.

B. Lahey
October 5, 2008, 07:38 PM
How about a Finn Model 28-76?


Oh man, that's awesome. I want one.

October 6, 2008, 07:48 AM
I don't think it's absolutely off the charts weird, but it isn't all that common around our parts of the country....

A $1,000+ Mosin Nagant isn't common anywhere...

October 6, 2008, 03:12 PM
Now Frommer Stops...so Magyar in their enunciation, reminds me of Noseferatu in foggy nights and wet cobblestone streets...yummy..

Ah come on, Noseferatu was Romanian not Hungarian.

October 6, 2008, 03:44 PM
Ah come on, Noseferatu was Romanian not Hungarian.

Nope, all Transylvanian Vampriri were Hungarian as it was a part of or associated with the Hapsburgs/Hungary until WWI

WildallthevampiresleftafterthatAlaska ™

Thems close to my old pre 1870 stompin grounds on Mommas side...Galicia!

Shane Tuttle
October 6, 2008, 08:32 PM
A $1,000+ Mosin Nagant isn't common anywhere...

Hey, what can I say. The parameters were funky and useless, NOT form following function.

So, WA, did I whet your whistle?


October 7, 2008, 07:50 AM
Nope, all Transylvanian Vampriri were Hungarian as it was a part of or associated with the Hapsburgs/Hungary until WWI

That reminds me, I need to make some cabbage rolls with lots of Paprika.

How about getting a pin fire? I have no idea how you are going to make ammunition though.

October 7, 2008, 12:27 PM

Husqvarna...1941 or 42......

That reminds me, I need to make some cabbage rolls with lots of Paprika.

Mamaliga with mushrooms (actually thats Moldovan, but hey, whats a border or two)

WildborshchAlaska ™

October 8, 2008, 09:02 PM

There ya go. Just don't kill a cow with one.

October 9, 2008, 02:27 AM
Yeah.....now thats funky...

Wildbutahavea38mkIIIAlaska TM

Mike Irwin
October 12, 2008, 06:18 PM
French Mle 1873 Ordnance Revolver.

I have one.

Are you man enough to follow in my footsteps? :D

October 12, 2008, 06:25 PM
There is one on GB and I have bid on it, but won't win:)

WildijusthatefrenchweaponsAlaska TM

October 12, 2008, 08:04 PM
Dreyse 1907

May 22, 2009, 06:36 AM
Wow, just came across this, maybe too late, but ooh well.

May 22, 2009, 12:08 PM
Hey thanks for pointing that one out, that guy wont ship to Alaska. He thus gets the 86 from our auctions

WildnicegunAlaska ™

May 22, 2009, 09:53 PM
Le Mat?

B. Lahey
May 22, 2009, 10:43 PM
Did you ever find something funky and useless or have you stuck with normal and useful Nagant revolvers?

May 23, 2009, 06:29 PM
Bergman-Bayard M1910. Funky. Wish I could afford one



May 23, 2009, 07:02 PM
I think Im 455 webly jonesing. Thats the one

WildeasytoloadforAlaska TM

May 23, 2009, 07:17 PM
Spanish dueling pistols? Cal. is about the same as a 16 Ga.


May 23, 2009, 07:49 PM
You never said it had to be a C&R. So I'm going to have to suggest something far more modern, utterly impractical, and very very cool.

The Mateba Autorevolver:

If you look closely, you'll see it fires out of the bottom chamber.

I know you're trying to go a completely different way here but...come on...tell me these things aren't freaking cool.

May 25, 2009, 02:55 AM
How about a Schwarzlose 1908? Not a blowback pistol, but a blow-forward pistol.