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The Webley semi-auto revolver gets my prize, with the Chiappa bottom-chamber revolver getting an honorable mention.
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ETA-Kar, with a shoulder stock, the Borchardt would have made a dandy carbine.
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I second the Borchardt! It's going to be hard to beat that one! :) What's funny is I consider the Luger to be one of the most attractive guns ever designed.
 

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The Borchardt to the Luger is like a pretty girl's homely sister.
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Let's see...

Borchardt.

Webley Fosbery

Prototype Webley .455 semi auto.

Brown Bess
 

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The Chiappa bottom chamber revolvers older sib:
AEK-906 «Nosorog» revolvers
I own a 357 Chiappa 60DS and knew they were developed based on the Mateba designs.

Which leads me to what I think of as one of the stranger/unique guns. The Mateba Unica 6 Autorevolver.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mateba_Autorevolver

Now, the Mateba Grifone version with a 18-inch barrel, hand guard and butt stock in .454 Casull is something I'd love to see.

The "Nosorog" is new to me. Did Chiappa copy the name? Nosorog means Rhino. And there seems to be little information about the Nosorog that doesn't seem to be simply CGI 3D models. Or specifications given in on gaming sites.

I already found the hype and marketing copy for the Chiappa annoying because they totally ignore the Mateba heritage. Great gun though and very happy that I purchased it.

In my collection of "unique" is a Drulov Model 75. A bolt action, single-shot, hair-trigger target pistol.
https://joesalter.ca/products/drulov-model-75-22-target-pistol
 

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I used to think that my Drilling was different, but I defer to the old time punt guns. These canons were bolted down to their rowboats. Amazing "shotguns?"
 

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That Dardick is a bugly thing. I actually like it. Triangular ammo.. go figure.
 

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Here I thought "seen" meant "seen", not "heard of a prototype that never entered production"
I thought the same thing.

It's funny; as I read through this list, I realize I've handled or shot most of the ones people think are strange or unusual... Maybe becase I'm strange and unusual??? :D

Strange/Unusual guns I've actually handled/shot, include:

FG-42
StG.43
Budischowsky 22, 25, 380
Colt Potato Digger
Colt M-1918A1 BAR
Japanese Type 11 LMG
Reising SMG
Glock 18
HK G36k
FN P90
Volcanic Pistol (Interesting exercise making ammo for that one)
Chicago Palm pistol
AR-10 (Sudanese)
M-134
Walther MP-K
Gyrojet

A couple still on my list to get to shoot are:
Lewis Gun
Pederson Device
 
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