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Old February 13th, 2018, 08:11 AM #1
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OK, now most under appreciated pistol/revolver?

Continuing the interesting theme...
For me it's the Webley MKI auto which competed against the Browning 1911. Watch Ian's range video of it up on Youtube and you'll be surprised at the outcome. Sadly I've never shot mine as the value is so high I'm spooked that I'd break a 100 yr old main spring (unobtanium, no replacements available). But I have two similar 1909s in 9mm Browning. Just might try one of those.
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Old February 13th, 2018, 08:50 AM #2
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Do any of the Nambu owners actually shoot theirs? Granted everyone has heard of it and associates it with the top 5 modern unsafe firearms ever, but if people are afraid to fire it , the "unappreciated" moniker works...

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Old February 13th, 2018, 08:53 AM #3
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I always enjoy your posts, Mawkie.
British Navy Issue in case you are in the market.
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/744795081
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Do any of the Nambu owners actually shoot theirs? Granted everyone has heard of it and associates it with the top 5 modern unsafe firearms ever, but if people are afraid to fire it , the "unappreciated" moniker works...
Type 94, I wouldn't shoot mine but that's more because the ones I have are late-war when quality control was, let's say, a little slack - plus they've become more appreciated () in the collector world now.
It's perfectly safe gun, you just don't want to carry it with a round in the chamber (I wouldn't carry a TT-33 chambered either and everybody loves those).
It's just fugly.

Type 14, the danger is breaking a numbers-matched firing pin.
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Being a transplanted new englander living below the mason dixon, i nominate hi standard manuf co of hamden conn for it old line of target pistols and it sentenial line of revolvers. I recall seeing the revolver in the window of a sporting goods store ( when baseball gloves and pistols were still sold in the same store) and thinking, man that’s really nice. ( never did own one).
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Old February 13th, 2018, 09:04 PM #6
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Iver Johnson.
Appreciated so little to the point of being of almost no value.
Deserved?
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Iver Johnson.
Appreciated so little to the point of being of almost no value.
Deserved?
Another old new england co. Inexpensive, reliable products that did not stay competitive. Great choice.
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I'll throw in Roth-Steyr and Steyr-Hahn. Ugly and rugged. One of the first semi-auto pistols adopted by a country along with the Parabellum and C96. Not as convenient as the P08 because it had a fixed magazine in the grip loaded by strippers, but more ergonomic and weldable than the Broomhandle. The Nazis converted tens of thousands to 9mm Luger after taking over Austria.
FYI there are a number of Nambus for sale at Simpson's Ltd. And of course, any Luger aficionado already knows Simpsons.
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Any of the Frommer pistols from Hungary. Especially the 1901-1910 variants, the "stop" series, and the 37m.

I don't see them come up that often and most of your run-of-the-mill C&R guys don't know about them. They were very advanced for their time and often got shafted in favor of other pistols for political reasons.
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Iver Johnson.
Appreciated so little to the point of being of almost no value.
Deserved?
Similarly, Harrington and Richardson pistols seem under-appreciated, even though they were quite decent, especially the target versions. I have a Sportsman 999 top-break .22LR revolver that I really enjoy shooting and seems very accurate.

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