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Old September 19, 2008, 02:27 PM   #1
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Pick Somthing Funky and Useless for Me

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!!!!!

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Old September 19, 2008, 02:32 PM   #2
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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.
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Old September 19, 2008, 02:44 PM   #3
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Had several...not funky enough. I'm talking about the really wierd...maybe a Frommer Stop?

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Old September 19, 2008, 02:51 PM   #4
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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".



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoffTmg9bxU
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Old September 20, 2008, 06:19 AM   #5
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Get a Webley like mine. 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?
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Old September 20, 2008, 07:34 AM   #6
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I can smell the funk on that one.
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Old September 20, 2008, 07:54 AM   #7
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Gasser?

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Old September 20, 2008, 09:07 AM   #8
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I have been lookin at the Webley autos especially in light of their funkobility...but spendy! 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

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Old September 20, 2008, 09:24 AM   #9
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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.
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Old September 20, 2008, 09:29 AM   #10
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Here's a few suggestions:

An MBA 13mm Gyrojet

http://www.securityarms.com/20010315.../1700/1787.htm

or, A Guide Lamp .45 Liberator

http://www.genitron.com/unique5.html

or maybe a Welrod .32

http://world.guns.ru/handguns/hg217-e.htm

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

http://www.genitron.com/unique15.html



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Old September 20, 2008, 10:04 AM   #11
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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
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Old September 20, 2008, 10:17 AM   #12
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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!
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Old September 20, 2008, 10:43 AM   #13
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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.
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Old September 20, 2008, 10:45 AM   #14
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How about a Fagnus?

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Old September 22, 2008, 08:13 AM   #15
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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.
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Old September 22, 2008, 09:40 PM   #16
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I say you need a Model 94 Nambu.

http://www.gunboards.com/sites/banza...Top_M94_Pistol


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.

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Old September 23, 2008, 07:13 AM   #17
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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.
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Old September 23, 2008, 07:46 AM   #18
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Thomas .450 Self-Extracting?

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Old September 23, 2008, 11:19 AM   #19
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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.

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.
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Old September 23, 2008, 08:10 PM   #20
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Wow, I'd put a "have it checked by your gunsmith" disclaimer on that little beast
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Old September 24, 2008, 05:55 AM   #21
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funk

How about an Astra 400?

or this Bulldog

or this Webley #1 in .476 Cal.
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Old September 25, 2008, 04:55 PM   #22
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Why not drink some wine, eat some smelly cheese, and buy one of these

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=111032404

or these

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=110770226
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Old September 25, 2008, 06:31 PM   #23
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Convert a Makarov to fire .32NAA and make some fireballs at the range .

OK so it's technically not C&R after the conversion, but it'll be funky.........
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Old September 25, 2008, 08:21 PM   #24
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This has got to be my nerdiest looking pistol.

[IMG]img171.imageshack.us/img171/2174/road009qb6ez1.jpg[/IMG]

Damn. I've lost my picture posting mojo.
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Old September 26, 2008, 10:42 AM   #25
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No discussion of weird would be complete without mention of the Webley-Fosberry.

http://www.freewebtown.com/futru/downloads/Fosberry.htm
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