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#196241 - 11/28/18 08:30 PM Re: Most unique handgun you have.... [Re: Franchise]
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Mine would have to be my 15 inch 209x50 TC Encore. I took a buck with it this year.
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#196259 - 11/29/18 10:13 AM Re: Most unique handgun you have.... [Re: Franchise]
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 Originally Posted By: Franchise

I definitely love my Competitors...I hate that I haven't owned more...I've had or have a 30/221, 376 Steyr, 411/338, 416 Barnes, 475/350, and a 50 AE Competitor


For Franchise and Stush, any thoughts on how well the Magnum Research Lone Eagle compares to the Competitor? I can find a Lone Eagle, but no luck finding a Competitor.

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#196260 - 11/29/18 10:23 AM Re: Most unique handgun you have.... [Re: Seminole Wind]
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The Lone Eagle and the Competitor are similar in appearance, but I think that the Competitor is the more refined of the two. Advantages over the Lone Eagle include:

1) No cocking lever on the Competitor. It cocks when you open the breech.

2) The Competitor, at least the later production model that I have, has a much better trigger than the Lone Eagles that I have seen/handled.

3) This is fairly subjective, and varies depending upon the barrel, but the Competitor always seemed like it balanced better than the Lone Eagle.

I don't believe that there are any common parts between the two. They are completely different designs.
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#196261 - 11/29/18 10:36 AM Re: Most unique handgun you have.... [Re: Stush]
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I have my grandfathers .45 1911 that he carried and used in the Korean war. I still shoot it from time to time too.
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#196280 - 11/29/18 06:56 PM Re: Most unique handgun you have.... [Re: Randy M]
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My most unique handgun would have to be my RPM Merrill Pistol wide frame in 45/70 Govt. This gun is one of six prototype pistols made with a stainless steel frame. All of the other RPM frames were plated in hard chrome. More pictures and info. are in my article on RPM pistols.

http://www.handgunhunt.com/photopost/data/807/4-Wide_Frame_Prototype_45-70_Govt_.JPG
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#196281 - 11/29/18 06:58 PM Re: Most unique handgun you have.... [Re: Stush]
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This 38 S&W #2 was taken out of a wall that was built around it. The house was over 100 years old and the pistol was discovered during the remodel. It was intentionally placed on a weather brace and the wall was sealed from above. Maybe a murder weapon? We will never know.
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#196295 - 11/30/18 10:03 AM Re: Most unique handgun you have.... [Re: reflex264]
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I have three that are near and dear to my heart. The first is an old Sears and Roebuck bolt action 20 gauge. The second is my dads WW2/Korea carry Remington Rand 1911 and finally my dad built my mom a 30-06 deer rifle using a war surplus Smith Corona action, Monkeypod wood stock and a gold trigger. Still shoot the 1911 and the 30-06 from time to time. None of them would grab top dollar or anything like that just a lot of great memories as family keep sakes that can still function.
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#196305 - 11/30/18 01:28 PM Re: Most unique handgun you have.... [Re: adbhowler]
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Not a hunting pistol but I've got my grandfather's old Webley .38S&W revolver. Complete with a roughly milled 2" barrel holster.

I actually kept it as a truck gun back in college, prior to buying modern action big boy calibers.
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#196307 - 11/30/18 01:48 PM Re: Most unique handgun you have.... [Re: Handgun400]
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if your familiar with S&W J-frame 22`s you will know they came in 2"- 3 1/2"- 4" and a short run of 5" m-63`s. However, their model 35 has a true 6" barrel making it unique among 22 revolver`s. A lightweight field gun that writer Russell Annabelle used to take out some bad wolves in Alaska...
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#196317 - 11/30/18 08:58 PM Re: Most unique handgun you have.... [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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1915 Colt New Service with British proofs. I'd love to think it saw the trenches.

.455 Eley coverted to .45 Colt


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