*Image*~Can You Identify This Handgun>?

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  1. ULVER

    ULVER Dixie Rebel

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    The full-size looks interesting. Sleek. Simple. Obvious long trigger-pull; but that's quite common these days.

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    I wonder if they could have been a contender...:cool: If they bombed>? WHY?:dunno:
     
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    DriBak GUNS UP Millennium Member

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    Jennings .25 ACP
     

  3. hogship

    hogship Patriot Extraordinaire

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    What's the top one?

    Is that a Jennings, too?

    hog
     
  4. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

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    I don't think so; all the Jennings' models I've seen were single-action guns. That looks to be a DA by the trigger position/shape.

    I think those were pre-production prototypes of some autos that never made it into production in the mid 80s. Let me do a bit of checking around...
     
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    DJ Niner Moderator

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    Well, I thought they might be Sterlings, ODI Vikings, Or Navy Arms' Mambas, but photos of all those models do not match, so I'm stumped, at least temporarily.
     
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    Jim B in CO

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    They look European - German or Russian, maybe?:dunno: The small one is a pretty good-looking gun. They look well-made (the stocks on the larger one look nice). The small one looks "Waltherish".
     
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    The small one look like some kind of Mauser-HK4 clone. No idea with the large one. Most likely they are some concept gun that never made it to production. They don't even have sights one them.
     
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    oily_oink ###########

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    Looks like an altered photo or from a video game. Ugly anyways! :ack:
     
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    Any other pics? The words on the slide might be helpful if any clearer pics are available.
     
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    The larger gun is a Steel City Arms War Eagle. Fifteen round 9mm double action. MSRP was $625.00
    I just happened to see it in a 1991 G&A annual I was reading recently.
     
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    method

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    I've seen other photos of these pistols before, probably in an old Gun Digest. Unfortunately, nearly all of my old Gun Digests are gone. These pistols probably never made it into production, happens a lot (go through any Gun Digest and you'll see a lot of gun models that never see the light of day). Notice the guns do not even appear to have sights, so they're likely not production numbers.
     
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    method

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    Funny. I wanted to say the larger one was called War Eagle. I believe the small one was called Double Deuce.
     
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    Njanear Nagant-ophile

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    [​IMG]

    Olddep041 and method were hot on the track. This is from a 1990 Gun Digest.
     
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    Njanear Nagant-ophile

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    An additional note: In the 1991 Gun Digest, they were listed under the name of Desert Industries, Inc.
     
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    ULVER Dixie Rebel

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    Yep! That's it!!! I think I took the picture from a Gun Digest, I found at a used book store.
     
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    Anyone Ever Seen One of These First Hand?

    I'm Kind of Curious about Finish and Quality..
     
  17. DJ Niner

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    Good job! I used to have that magazine on one of my gun bookshelves, but it was retired to a plastic tub last year to make room for new arrivals.

    I spot-checked a couple of GDs, but only in the early/mid 80s; guess I should have gone a bit farther down the shelf.

    The GT hive-mind wins again! :thumbsup:
     
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    Anyone knows what kind of action this 9mm has? From the looks of it it's either simple blowback or rotary barrel.