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I seem to be quite prolific with posts this morning as I clean my weapons and listening to Christmas music with my family in the other room (soaking barrels right now) and came up with this idea. (ah, just noticed the typo in the subject, sorry about that).

The weirdest firearm I ever had was a Thompson semi-automatic carbine that my wife bought as a surprise for me when we first met.

She bought it in pieces and on her own (she didn't know much about firearms in those days, i.e. NYC girl) sent it to a gunsmith buddy to be re-built/refinished and "gold cupped" (if you can imagine that, I had mentioned and explained how I liked my 1911s gold cupped etc.). She also had a 50 round drum put on it as well. My gunsmith buddy (who is pretty well known in the industry) still remembers her doing that. He says she was "insistent" on the gold cupping. :nono:

She packed it in a big box so I wouldn't know what it was. When I opened the box it was like getting a wierd colored tie. That thing weighed a ton. I took it once to the range with her and fired it, i.e. about as accurate as throwing rocks at 25 yards. She kept on asking me if I liked it and I said "a yeah its great honey":blink:.

She would take it out and show my USMC F.A.S.T. buddies when they came over to visit (smile and wave boys, smile and wave :wave:). Finally came up with a reason to sell it a few years later and not hurt her feelings. That thing had a trigger pull weight of about 70 pounds with more trigger creep than a night crawler.
 

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harrington and richardson top break revolver in .32 s and wesson..never fired it.it was my grandfather's..2nd runner up..1934 mauser in .32 auto(Poppy loved his .32's I guess)
 

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Grendel P-10. A .380 that used stripper clips to load. Goofy gun.
 

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Colt Double Eagle 10mm... Not really weird, just different...
 

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Give that woman a HUGE gold star, Sunday!! She was sure swinging for the fence with that one.
 

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A Styer 9mm kurz. Kind of looked like a shrunken p38 with a hinge at the back of the barrel to break it and load 1 round at a time.:rolleyes:
 

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How about an ex-wife? that wench could kill anything, including desire :confused::confused::rolleyes::frown:

okay, besides her? A Ruger LCP. I like the little thing, but I shot a 12 lb Porcupine 3 times with the 380 and the little creep was still headed up a tree. I ended up taking it out with a 44mag :blink::aargh4:
 

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a glock,I am still ashamed of myself.
 

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The reason...

My question is "what did you tell her the reason for selling it was?"
The reason I used was to put the money from it toward a custom Colt Officer's Model for her. She loved it, still has it and when the F.A.S.T. crew gets together she always brings HER pistol out. Plus my marine buddies all tell her that it was a great choice, so she is very happy with it (and I am happy that she is too).:king:

A funny thing that happened after she got the Colt was I asked my F.A.S.T. buddies to train her to use it, (teaching your wife never works IMO). Anyway I go down to where they are teaching her how to shoot. I expected them to be teaching her how to shoot bullseye style. INSTEAD (TO MY HORROR), THEY ARE TEACHING HER CQB, AND BREACHING A BUILDING WITH AN 870 AS WELL AS THE USE OF AN M249 SAW!!!:aargh4::aargh4::aargh4::gah::gah::gah::gah::gah: I mean they were showing her how to lay down sustained suppressing fire with a drum fed M249!!! I said WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOING!!!?? I WANTED YOU TO TEACH HER TO SHOOT NOT TO BE DANGEROUS!!!:ahhhhh::ahhhhh: The scary thing is she was really good. Now all my F.A.S.T. buddies tease me that I better not make my wife upset.:theyareontome:
 

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... I expected them to be teaching her how to shoot bullseye style. INSTEAD (TO MY HORROR), THEY ARE TEACHING HER CQB, AND BREACHING A BUILDING WITH AN 870 AS WELL AS THE USE OF AN M249 SAW!!!:aargh4::aargh4::aargh4::gah::gah::gah::gah::gah: I mean they were showing her how to lay down sustained suppressing fire with a drum fed M249!!! I said WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOING!!!?? I WANTED YOU TO TEACH HER TO SHOOT NOT TO BE DANGEROUS!!!:ahhhhh::ahhhhh: The scary thing is she was really good. Now all my F.A.S.T. buddies tease me that I better not make my wife upset.:theyareontome:
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I had this .22 rifle that was made from heavy 1/2 inch tubing. It had no wood whatsoever. It was about 24 inches long but would break in half and could be carried in your pocket. It was factory made, but cant remember the brand. Great to carry coon hunting.
 

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Give that woman a HUGE gold star, Sunday!! She was sure swinging for the fence with that one.
YEP^^^^^^^

The reason I used was to put the money from it toward a custom Colt Officer's Model for her. She loved it, still has it and when the F.A.S.T. crew gets together she always brings HER pistol out. Plus my marine buddies all tell her that it was a great choice, so she is very happy with it (and I am happy that she is too).:king:

A funny thing that happened after she got the Colt was I asked my F.A.S.T. buddies to train her to use it, (teaching your wife never works IMO). Anyway I go down to where they are teaching her how to shoot. I expected them to be teaching her how to shoot bullseye style. INSTEAD (TO MY HORROR), THEY ARE TEACHING HER CQB, AND BREACHING A BUILDING WITH AN 870 AS WELL AS THE USE OF AN M249 SAW!!!:aargh4::aargh4::aargh4
: I mean they were showing her how to lay down sustained suppressing fire with a drum fed M249!!! I said WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOING!!!?? I WANTED YOU TO TEACH HER TO SHOOT NOT TO BE DANGEROUS!!!:ahhhhh::ahhhhh: The scary thing is she was really good. Now all my F.A.S.T. buddies tease me that I better not make my wife upset.:theyareontome:

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:^^^^^^^^^^



Guess I'm pretty boring, No oddball guns ever





Though defensive violence will always be a sad necessity in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men." St. Augustine
 

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Grendel P-10. A .380 that used stripper clips to load. Goofy gun.
Ditto! It made a good trade-in...:image035:
 

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A Czech .32 ACP, I think it was a CZ-50. What was weird is that this light caliber had a nasty snap to the recoil due to its blowback action, and the trigger guard bit my finger every time. I never had half the trouble shooting .45s, .357s, you name it. I got it at the Rod & Gun Club while stationed near Neu Ulm, FRG. Swapped it soon afterwards for something else, cuz I figured it was a good gun for the other side to use. :)
 

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Glock 23, Glock 27, Smith 3913, NAA Guardian 380, Smith 340 M&P, Colt AR15a3, Winchester Model 70, Remington Model 48.

Nope...guess not.:image035: Just a few I shouldnt have gotten rid of. :confused:
 
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