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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokewagon View Post
    Jeez, now I’m gonna have nightmares.

    Actually olfarhors’ S&W is a work of art. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
    Yea!
    I guess I just haven't had that much beer to hold yet!--LOL
    this thing is a holy terror to shoot!
    between the lil thin back strap with the lemon squeezer, the 42 pound trigger pull (double action only of course) and the enormous front sight VS the missing rear sight.
    thank God its only a 32 S & W, (not 32 long)
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    I've always considered the Broomhandle Mauser to be among the ugliest guns. Never fired one and cannot imagine how comfortable or ergonomic they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    I've always considered the Broomhandle Mauser to be among the ugliest guns. Never fired one and cannot imagine how comfortable or ergonomic they are.
    My uncle has one. Neither he nor myself has fired it, but just to hold it re-defines 'awkward'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOONDAWG View Post
    Ugly is as Ugly does Lt. Dan...

    You win.

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    What, no Hi Points?

    Here are two of the ugliest I own.
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    In my estimation, there's no such thing as an ugly gun. A good gun is good, a bad gun ain't bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lomax View Post
    What, no Hi Points?

    Here are two of the ugliest I own.
    Now just wait a minute! I've not fired a Hi-Point pistol, but do own a 995-TS and it is a ton of fun to shoot and is accurate also. Sometimes functionality is beautiful.
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    During WWI France & Germany were in need of lots and lots of small personal handguns. France fortunately had a land border with Spain and the Eibar region of Spain could produce an almost unlimited supply that did not have to get shipped over the seas or through hostile territories. In Germany, the Walther company made mostly very small personal protection pocket pistols, JP Sauer & Sohns made sporting rifles and shotguns and the only other gun large gun manufacturer was Mauser with the Model 1910 and 1914s. Mauser's main area of concentration though was on producing rifles so Walther was asked to produce a larger Military Capable semi-automatic.

    Walther looked at what could be done quickly and cheaply. They decided to simply scale up one of their pocket pistols by making the grip slightly longer, dropping in a longer barrel and using the same slide but with a pressed sheet metal bayonet mount extension to act as the recoil spring cap. The result was a small but serviceable 7.65/32acp pistol that had an 8 + 1 magazine capacity with few exposed pieces parts to snag, simple tool-less field stripping that was accurate and reliable. It was not really pretty though.

    Here is a post war one:



    ... and broken down into the field strip pieces parts.


    Note, the spring actually goes on with the solid ring first and the open end in the cap extension.
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    ^^ Looks a lot like my CZ 83 380 Auto broken down...minus the extension.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    Now just wait a minute! I've not fired a Hi-Point pistol, but do own a 995-TS and it is a ton of fun to shoot and is accurate also. Sometimes functionality is beautiful.

    He-He-He-- I had a hunting buddy that had a wife that weighed in at about 340 pounds, was missing three teeth up front and was slightly (just slightly) cross eyed and he made the same statement once!----
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