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    Ugly Guns!

    Post by Cornmastah on Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:35 pm

    Was wondering what the ugliest gun in your safe looks like. I will post a picture of mine later.
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    Re: Ugly Guns!

    Post by Cornmastah on Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:42 am

    Here it is:  Masterpiece Arms 45ACP carbine.

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    Post by Tennessee Jed on Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:12 pm

    Definitely a very old Arminus 22 lr revolver my dad bought at a Western Auto Hardware store in the 1960's for something like $50.

    This isn't my exact revolver, but a picture of the same model.

    It's a piece of crap. Long gritty pull, no transfer bar so you have to set the hammer on an empty chamber, inaccurate, the front sight is held in by a wood screw, and for some reason Dad thought it would be a good idea to engrave his social security number on the frame with a wobbly Dremel-type thing.

    However, it was the first handgun I ever shot, and in my young hand it killed MANY cans, rabbits and pigeons (using 22 lr birdshot). I don't like the fact that my initial handgun experience was with such a crappy handgun, but I will never part with it due to the enormous sentimental value it has for me.

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    Re: Ugly Guns!

    Post by Cornmastah on Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:20 pm

    Tennessee Jed wrote:
    It's a piece of crap.... However, it was the first handgun I ever shot, and in my young hand it killed MANY cans, rabbits and pigeons (using 22 lr birdshot).  I don't like the fact that my initial handgun experience was with such a crappy handgun, but I will never part with it due to the enormous sentimental value it has for me.

    I have a similar experience with my first handgun. My first handgun was a hipoint 9mm that my father in law bought for all of his son-in-laws. It is a very unergonomic, heavy, clunky, "special" gun that I would probably never buy for myself, but it introduced me into the world of handguns. It went bang everytime, so I can't complain about the reliability, but needless to say, I haven't shot that gun in a very long time. I still have it and will probably never end up selling it due to the fact that it was a gift, and it was my first handgun.
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    Post by Devereaux on Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:54 pm

    http://14544-presscdn-0-64.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/british-bulldog-1.jpg

    Hope this comes through. I have no idea how or even when I got this. It's almost like it appeared in my safe. Certainly I cannot recollect every actually paying anything close to legal tender for it. It is possible it's one of the guns a friend of mine who died bequethed to me.
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    Post by Cornmastah on Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:56 pm

    Devereaux wrote:http://14544-presscdn-0-64.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/british-bulldog-1.jpg

    Hope this comes through. I have no idea how or even when I got this. It's almost like it appeared in my safe. Certainly I cannot recollect every actually paying anything close to legal tender for it. It is possible it's one of the guns a friend of mine who died bequethed to me.

    Ha ha ha... dev, that IS an ugly gun. Do you know if it is even in functioning (safe) condition?
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    Post by Devereaux on Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:52 pm

    BOY, I wouldn't want to discover. It is a BIG calibre, and it looks old, so the steel is probably not up to current standards. All of which means - don't shoot that puppy!

    To be perfectlyh honest, I am not even sure why I have it. Perhaps my neighborhood will have some misguided gun buy-back and I can get cash for it. 'Bout the only way that thing would be "profitable".
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    Post by Tennessee Jed on Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:48 pm

    Dang, that one got hit with the ugly stick a few times.
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    Post by Devereaux on Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:04 pm

    Tennessee Jed wrote:Dang, that one got hit with the ugly stick a few times.

    More like beaten soundly about the head and shoulders.
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    Post by MrJim on Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:40 pm

    While I own a junky Charco .44 revolver it's not a bad looking gun...and when I look over them all even that sporterized Enfield doesn't look bad...my guns all range from cute (Beretta Tomcat) to gorgeous (Beretta 92) to handsome (S&W 60) to awesome (T/C Contender)...but...butt ugly??  Nope! tongue
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    Post by Devereaux on Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:51 pm

    MrJim wrote:While I own a junky Charco .44 revolver it's not a bad looking gun...and when I look over them all even that sporterized Enfield doesn't look bad...my guns all range from cute (Beretta Tomcat) to gorgeous (Beretta 92) to handsome (S&W 60) to awesome (T/C Contender)...but...butt ugly??  Nope! tongue

    That would mean you don't have enough guns.
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    Post by MrJim on Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:15 pm

    Devereaux wrote:
    MrJim wrote:While I own a junky Charco .44 revolver it's not a bad looking gun...and when I look over them all even that sporterized Enfield doesn't look bad...my guns all range from cute (Beretta Tomcat) to gorgeous (Beretta 92) to handsome (S&W 60) to awesome (T/C Contender)...but...butt ugly??  Nope! tongue

    That would mean you don't have enough guns.

    lol!
    No sir~it just means I have good taste!
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    Post by Cornmastah on Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:16 pm

    Lol, good one.
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    Post by Devereaux on Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:37 pm

    MrJim wrote:
    Devereaux wrote:
    MrJim wrote:While I own a junky Charco .44 revolver it's not a bad looking gun...and when I look over them all even that sporterized Enfield doesn't look bad...my guns all range from cute (Beretta Tomcat) to gorgeous (Beretta 92) to handsome (S&W 60) to awesome (T/C Contender)...but...butt ugly??  Nope! tongue

    That would mean you don't have enough guns.

    lol!
    No sir~it just means I have good taste!

    Or not enough friends. Else one is bound to give you some dog, which you must accept because it's a firearm. Doesn't matter how good or bad a condition or how it looks. Rolling Eyes
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    Post by Charlie Foxtrot on Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:30 pm

    Pondered this for a while....

    I used to think there was no thing as an ugly gun... some were just more beautiful than others. But, I reconsidered.

    Any gun that does not work is ugly: Automags are ugly. Poorly designed, cheap guns are ugly: Hi-Points are very ugly. Clunky guns are ugly: S&W's new Victory is ugly. And some are just born ugly: Nambus are freakin' ugly. And some are just fugly: the Nagant revolver is just rabid, barking, Rosie O'Donnell ugly-to-the-bone butt-tugly.


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    Post by Cornmastah on Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:39 pm

    Charlie Foxtrot wrote:...the Nagant revolver is just rabid, barking, Rosie O'Donnell butt-tugly.

    Ha ha, well what about a Nagant revolver with a suppressor on the end?
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    Post by Charlie Foxtrot on Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:08 pm

    Cornmastah wrote:
    Charlie Foxtrot wrote:...the Nagant revolver is just rabid, barking, Rosie O'Donnell butt-tugly.

    Ha ha, well what about a Nagant revolver with a suppressor on the end?

    Got me. The uber-ugliness of the Nagant design becomes functional and really all sorts of steampunky cool when mated to a suppressor. A functional, suppressed revolver is so anachronistic that it becomes - well, not beautiful, but interesting. Kinda like Rosie with a muffler screwed to her maw. Wink
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    Re: Ugly Guns!

    Post by Devereaux on Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:29 pm

    Charlie Foxtrot wrote:Pondered this for a while....

    I used to think there was no thing as an ugly gun... some were just more beautiful than others. But, I reconsidered.

    Any gun that does not work is ugly: Automags are ugly. Poorly designed, cheap guns are ugly: Hi-Points are very ugly. Clunky guns are ugly: S&W's new Victory is ugly. And some are just born ugly: Nambus are freakin' ugly. And some are just fugly: the Nagant revolver is just rabid, barking, Rosie O'Donnell ugly-to-the-bone butt-tugly.

    Laughing
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    Post by Devereaux on Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:35 pm

    Actually, when you think of it, there is ugly everywhere. Nothing is simply "beautiful" in every instance. Since guns are manufactured, someone somewhere had a stupid idea for a gun. Usually it's the British, but the Japs aren't far behind; perhaps they were influenced by British "designers" (I use that word cautiously - it's a bit like speaking of "English cuisine", an oxymoron if there ever was one)..
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    Re: Ugly Guns!

    Post by Charlie Foxtrot on Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:14 am


    Now come on, Dev. Who can deny the classic beauty of the Webley-Fosbery revolver?


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