weapons The Ugliest Guns Ever Made  

Mike Rothschild
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Whether as a result of poor design, lack of materials, or sheer necessity, some firearms and guns are just ugly. Many early automatic weapons and pistols were designed without a complete understanding of what would work best, leading to strange and ugly guns that barely worked. Desperate times during World War II led to a need for cheap, easily made pistols and rifles, and there wasn't time to make them with clean lines and beauty. The result? Some of the ugliest guns and weapons ever made.

Modern designs have also been accused of lacking beauty, especially "bullpup" rifles, where the magazine actually goes behind the trigger. While this reduces the length and weight of the weapon, making it easier to carry, it also makes for a strange looking, quasi-futuristic rifle that lacks the classic beauty of earlier weapons. And sometimes, prevailing design fads take over, especially in communist countries, where principles in Soviet architecture led to blocky, metallic-looking firearms - many of which didn't work.

Here are some of the ugliest firearms in history. Most of these ugly weapons do the job, but they certainly don't look good doing it. Vote up the weapons and devices that you think are truly hideous, and vote down guns that aren't all that bad.
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Shattuck Palm Pistol


Shattuck Palm Pistol is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Ugliest Guns Ever Made
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Dardick Pistol


Dardick Pistol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Ugliest Guns Ever Made
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FP-45 Liberator


FP-45 Liberator is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Ugliest Guns Ever Made
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Erma EMP-44


Erma EMP-44 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Ugliest Guns Ever Made
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