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    I still count my Model 1842 Springfield percussion musket as number 1.

    My Mauser HSc as number 2.

    Then my Ex-Dragoon 1930 Mosin Nagant 91/30.

    The last two are the Tokarev SVT-40 and the Gewehr 43.
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    My most prized is a 71/84 from Paul Mauser's collection liberated by the French.
    Next would be my Argentine Cavalry 1909 trials.
    Argentine 1891 sniper.
    Argentine 1891 Schools.
    Argentine Presidential
    Argentine Commission Rifles
    Argentine 1935.
    Argentine 1871
    Uruguayan 1908 and 1924

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    1) Pre production protype Type 99 Arisaka by Kokura #2
    2) Imperial German used commercial 98 mauser impressed into the German army in 1914 (8 x 57 J)
    3) Matching Gew 98 semi turret sniper
    4) Matching SS double claw bcd 43 98k sniper
    5) Matching byf 44 high turret 98k sniper

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    "0" First Series (internal extractor) P.38 all-matching
    K98k S/147/G (J.P.Sauer-1935) all-matching but the cleaning rod
    HSc military Phosphate
    Finn-Captured SVT 40 with matching original numbers (replaced stock!)
    Unissued all-matching Beretta-made Japanese Type "I" rifle
    1893 Webly Mk1 revolver in .455, all matching

    Still on the lookout for a decent M24 Finn!

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    I have a rare example of the Chinese T-53. I can only think of a few people who might be able to say that.... Anyway, it's the only reported existing example of a trials rifle made in 1954. There have been reports that someone saw a photo of one in China, and that someone reported having one 20-ish years ago. It's unknown how many were made with the trials serial numbers.

    I also have a straight stock 1941 Finn M39. My understanding is about 5000 were produced.

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    1895 Winchester Musket / Russian Contract
    Late War Japanese Type 99 Sniper rifle
    1936 Tula Simonov Trials Rifle / all original matching
    1952 Izhevsk single shot Mosin Nagant rifle/7.62x54r
    1943 Izhevsk PU sniper w/Kossuth Crest
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    I'm pretty new at collecting so don't laugh to hard. I have a FN 1910 pre WW1, Husqvarna mod 1887 L No 2843 with matching holster, Mauser broom handle no 2164 I'm currently restoring, a Eddystone mod 1917, and a Fulton arm co single shot 12 gauge no 348 ( I can't find a listing for ), and a Remington mod 12, 22 pump. Not much, but there mine and I love um.
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    I've held back, but here's the list of my rarest arms.

    1. Swiss-made CZ-75 rare model made by ITM for CZ. Not an AT-84, but marked "CZ Model 75" and "Made in Switzerland"
    2. Original ITM AT-84 (made after ITM and CZ relationship soured) CZ-75 parts, not the later Tanfoglio parts).
    3. CZ-75B made just after the Velvet Revolution and marked "Czech Made" on the frame and "Model 75" on the slide.
    4. Czech VZ54/91 sniper's rifle.
    5. Riddle #2 - the percussion black powder single shot pistol my dad made when he had some down time at the machine shop where he worked. An awkward-looking pistol he made from scratch not a kit. Never saw the #1 model.
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    Rarest of rare. The only one known?



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    ^^^^^winning
    ISO ----- 91rv, 24rv, SA or SkY marked Beretta M34 or M35, Finn marked Cz 24. Ka3 marked Mosins $$$$, an early Mosin dragoon stock with handguard, 28/30 CG unit marked 106207, Gulkevich bayonet, St. Petersburg Cavalry carbines, M27, m27 bayo, true Cossack shashkas/kindjals, slider for an early flat rear Mosin sight leaf. Slider for a St. Petersburg Cavalry carbine, Model 1907 mosins, m27rv, Cossack blood or tears, the ark of the covenant and one unicorn horn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin08 View Post
    Rarest of rare. The only one known?

    So, you want to play the Only One Known game?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shmlnaaa View Post
    So, you want to play the Only One Known game?
    You're on to something, here.

    Not the only one, but one of three known.


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    My rarest is a 1911 Sestroryetsk. As far as I know, it is the only 1911 known to be floating around...please, don't prove me wrong as I know a lot of people have a lot of very nice rifles here
    My second rarest is a 1938 M27
    Third is a PL marked M91 VKT
    Fourth would be my M24
    Fifth is a 1924 Tula M91
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    Quote Originally Posted by Argentino View Post
    My most prized is a 71/84 from Paul Mauser's collection liberated by the French.
    Next would be my Argentine Cavalry 1909 trials.
    Argentine 1891 sniper.
    Argentine 1891 Schools.
    Argentine Presidential
    Argentine Commission Rifles
    Argentine 1935.
    Argentine 1871
    Uruguayan 1908 and 1924
    Please post photos!
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    Quote Originally Posted by martin08 View Post
    You're on to something, here.

    Not the only one, but one of three known.
    I might be! I'd say one of less than five known is close 'nuff!

    This is another one that's in the thread already, but how many legit short M1917's like this has anyone seen? I know of four, seen pictures of three of the four, and of course I own this one.

    This knock-off VZ.24 and knock-off Standard Modell have got to be pretty rare too! Sometimes it seems like I am the only guy that cares about dirty, old Chinese rifles like these though. Only certain, select examples seem to be worth anything. I got this "Standard Modell" on gun broker for less than $150! Maybe the M1917 is worth something, IDK.
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    Ok, if I must put my hand on the table:

    Only SAT known in the USA -



    In the middle is the only known VKT34 in existence with the SAT, 27RV and a 36 Tikka (less than 75 made):



    Full Auto C&R Suomi M31:


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    1907 carbine


    1893 dragoon

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky236 View Post
    Ok, if I must put my hand on the table:

    Only SAT known in the USA -

    In the middle is the only known VKT34 in existence with the SAT, 27RV and a 36 Tikka (less than 75 made):

    Full Auto C&R Suomi M31:
    Man, that second pic. What an awesome line-up!

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    Here's my entry:




    It is an all matching numbers 3-45 M1C with Hart flash hider and WWII era K-line cheekpad (accessories I have added). The rifle was arsenal re-finished and was purchased from the CMP in 2014 as a service grade with it's (I believe) original 5-45 barrel with matching numbered scope bracket installed. The parts are a mix of mostly WWII-era with a post-war rear site. The M82 scope is screw-staked to the mount and is likely original to it. The only non-USGI piece on it is the lace for the cheekpad.

    I was able to re-unite the scope and matching numbered mount with the rifle by a stroke of pure luck. I've considered having the scope re-finished as it has some age-related issues (optics are yellowing and sun-shade is kind of stuck), but decided to leave absolutely everything in as-found condition as it's destined to be a safe queen.

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    Default I'll play the 'only one known' game..

    I don't really own any super duper rare guns in my collection. I have some that could be called uncommon per se, but when I think of a specific gun that I own that is unlike most, this 91/30 comes to mind. As far as I know, this is the only one that we have seen unless someone can verify another. Thankfully I was able to beat out many others interested in this mosin and I can honestly say even if I sold all my guns, this and a few others will never leave my collection.

    There could be quite a few reasons how this happened, but I will let you all enjoy the pictures for now.


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    My only 2 that could come close to being called rare are as fallows.

    1#1894 Chatellerault m91/38
    Im told theres only 8 known examples in the US.

    2# 1933 m27 with original winged bolt, F,D and double SA stamped.
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    Front to back...

    1943 M44 Carbine Mosin laminate stock (1 of 50k)

    1912 KA3 marked Cossack Mosin (1 of 54 known surviving)

    1898 Izhevsk M91 Mosin early flat rear sight, no recoil bolt no sling slots, magazine sling swivel.

    P-26 Dragoon Mosin with plum barrel finish (1 of 1490 made. Only one I know of with plum finish)

    1915 M91 New England Westinghouse Mosin. Near mint (98%+ wood and metal) Unproofed, unissued. Research shows it is one of 6,000 manufacturing trials rifles made when NEW started production at the Meriden facility.

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    Hmmmmmm... This is always a tough one...to separate the 'beloved' from the rare, but here's my ha'penny worth:

    1. WWI, WWII double issue German Luger, with Kaiser issue and Nazi issue roll marks
    2. Ruger Hawkeye single shot revolver in .256 Win Mag
    3. Colt pre-WWI .45 auto (1912 build) with factory conversion .22 training slide, mags and barrel as well
    4. Original Detonics .45 Combat Master (single digit serial number) with the coveted Seattle Roll Marks
    5. First year issue Ruger No. 1 falling block in 7mm Mag

    There are some I love more, but these are maybe the rarest...

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    Wow, very impressive collections from the looks of this thread. I know I don't have anything that is extremely rare, but my gem is a 1943 Inland all-matching M1A1 Carbine. I was given this rifle by my grandfather for graduation and everything is matching except for the folding stock. I also have the rifle's history from the man from the 325 Glider Infantry Regiment (this was his issued weapon from D-day to V-E Day).


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    Japanese Paratrooper takedown 7.7 Type 99
    Japanese Type 1 made in Italy, cross between Type 99 and Carcano M91, 6.5
    Polish VIS 9mm pistol
    Mexican 7mm Mauser
    Weatherby MkV Custom 240 Magnum made in Germany
    Finnish M91/24 and M28/30
    Detonics Combatmaster Chromeplated 45 ACP
    Mannlicher Schonauer M1952 30-06, with double set triggers
    RugerDeerstalker Serial number 50x
    Ruger No.3 30/40 Krag
    Beretta S/S double English style 627 12 GA
    UnitedFirearms 45 Colt made in Chimney Rock NC

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    I'm not sure how they should be ordered:

    1. Mauser Obendorf K98k, svwMB, c-block, final e/135 proof on receiver. Second owner from the vet who brought it back. Sauer commercial stock *C. 100% original and matched. Made about 2 weeks before Mauser was captured

    2. 1940 Steyr completed Polish G29/40, e/M Kriegsmarine. Subcontract DOT stock, bolt MM

    3. 1812 M1795/T3 Springfield Musket .69 smoothbore
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    1. P-26 Dragoon
    2. 1933 M27rv in modified M91 stock w/ original matching bolt and matching winged connector
    3. 1943 Finnish capture M44
    4. 1943 Finnish capture M38 all original matching
    5. B Barrel M39 w/ round receiver
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    FN 1922, one of fewer than 10 recorded with the T.C. SUBAY (Turkish Army Officer Model) slide logo.





    Argentine M1881, manufactured without a crest, diverted to Spain, and captured in the Spanish American War. Original matching, with early rear sight. One of two known.






    The second of two known original matching crestless Argentine M1891, diverted to Spain, Spanish American War capture.






    Chaffee-Reece 1884 US Trials Rifle, in museum quality condition.







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    1.Thai. type 38 Police carb. 2.Peter White Pa. Long rifle,3. Brit. No 1 MK V. 4.Polish Wz 29 sniper W/scope 5.Norinco 9mm copy of Lignose "Ehn Hand "

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    Quote Originally Posted by shmlnaaa View Post
    So, you want to play the Only One Known game?

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    I'll play

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    1. German captured Belgium 1889 converted to 8x57


    2. Partisan marked Yugo m1924b

    3. Danzig 1904 Gew 98



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    This is very entertaining and informative. So I will play some more.
    1.US Colt SAA Artillery identified as issued to the 7th cavalry in Jan. 1874. Supported by colt letter regarding cutting down to artillery and listing in the Kopec book as one of the few known to be in collectors hands. Rare and historically significant.
    2. US 1911 made at Springfield 1914 and issued to the 11th cavalry during the punitive expedition to Mexico. Supported by Springfield research letter and copy of archives document . The 11th cavalry conducted the last cavalry horse charge on a ranch of supporters of Pancho Villa in mid 1916. Was it there? Only can say it was issued to the 11th cavalry at that time.( Gun remained in military service reworked at Augusta arsenal pre WW II (AA marked)). ( I have not yet taken a picture of this one yet)
    3. Colt detective special among the first issued to the detroit police dept in 1927. Colt letter and also have records of every detective it was issued to until sold to a retiree. At that time the guns were not marked detective special. Rather it was because of this order that colt named others like it as the detective special.
    4.Imperial Russian Nagant revolver cut for shoulder stock. Collectors have counted maybe a dozen in this country.
    5. Chinese Tokarev type 51 (predecessor of the type 54). Made a lot but I have never seen another picture or one posted for sale. Must be more here among collectors. If you have one, lets see it for reference information.
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    5. Chinese Tokarev type 51 (predecessor of the type 54). Made a lot but I have never seen another picture or one posted for sale. Must be more here among collectors. If you have one, lets see it for reference information.
    I have two of the Type 51 Tokarev pistols, both Vietnam bringbacks. The markings on one example are the same as yours, but the markings on the second are slightly different. It's been a while since I had them in hand and I can't remember the details clearly enough to describe how they vary. I think one is dated '51 and the other is '53.

    If I can find any photos I'll post them later.

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    1878 dated Model 1874 11mm Gras Artillery Musketoon Ex + w/1868 dated Chasspot Sabre Bayonet Ex
    1877 dated Model 1871 11mm Mauser Carbine Ex +
    1876 dated Model 1873 11mm French Revolver Ex
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    The Springfield M1 Garand rifle that I was issued in 1966 while a high school cadet. Thanks CMP!Click image for larger version. 

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    1. British heavy dragoon .62 Cal flintlock pistol Georges Rex circa 1730-1740
    2. 1795 springfield marked Harpers Ferry 1811 still in original flint lock.
    3. 1817 Common Rifle Flintlock Marked H. Derringer Phillda
    4. Spencer Rifle 56/50 cal only 1109 made.
    5. Jap type 99 unfired and complete with dust cover, taken from the Arsenal on Saipan before it was issued by a member of the 2nd marines, gun has writing on the stock "To Bill, thanks. Saipan M.I. 1944".
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    LOL my Harpers Ferry 1811 dated model 1795 springfield is on my list too!
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    I have one; marked 1812. I should probable add my 1934 C.h.d.A Banner K (S.A.) marked K98 to the list now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87mustang View Post
    4. Spencer Rifle 56/50 cal only 1109 made.
    Rifles are indeed rare. Original or Springfield-made from carbine? Rare one either way.

    Spencer made around 24K carbines + $3k rifles and Burnside made another 34.5K in 56-50 (M1865). M1860 in 56-52 were ~59K carbines, 1K Navy rifles and 11.5K Army rifles. Sporting rifles in 56-46 were around 1,800.

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    Picking 5 is hard!
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    King tool room prototype of 2nd Model S&W No. 3


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    Cut for stock 1895 Nagant

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    AVS 36 semi auto sniper

    Joe
    "Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything." William of Ockham (1285-1349)

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    1. Type 14 Tokyo arsenal all original, non refurb (1 of 35 known)
    2. Type 99 Navy Special
    3. M1 Garand 8/41 date flush nut sights, uncut op rod etc.
    4. Schilling Suhl Gewehr 98
    5. Tikka SYT m28

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    I can't run with the big dogs but:

    1864 Ball and Williams Ballard carbine, 5000 of this version made
    1863 Trenton Arsenal Springfield
    Two complete Smith Corona 03A3's 6 groove (counts as one)
    Original stamped PU, no electro pencil
    SA stamped 94/14 Swedish carbine

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    Red face

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    Rumored to be the ONLY one ever made (super, supper rare)...Thank you Bubba!

    j/k. I got this pic from the internet.

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