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Post by SW-52 on Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:07 pm

hi people, today in my work(an armory) two persons come to buy-sell a super rare olympic pistol,a unyque des 69,from 60's or 70's. the pistol is super balanced,with ortopedic grips. the owner buy the pistol for only $250.00 including the original box and cleaning rods. the pistol is french made. here in the forum,have experience in this pistol brand?? why i post,because i read about pardini,feinwerkbaw,high standard sw 41 buth unyque,never. in addition,three new old boxes of winchester t22's.


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Re: unyque des 69

Post by AllAces on Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:25 pm

The Unique pistols were mostly made for the French Olympic teams and were well balanced and accurate. The trigger has multiple adjustments and is on par with the trigger in a Model 41.  It should have barrel weights included, but often are missing.  I had an opportunity to buy on of these pistols, complete with barrel weights, cleaning kit, and two five round magazines a couple years ago but passed because parts and additional magazines were difficult to find. I don't recall that it was drilled and tapped for a dot mount, but it did have good iron sights.  An interesting pistol, but even at $250 there are other things I would spend my money on.

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Re: unyque des 69

Post by desben on Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:55 pm

A few shooters in my area use them. TradeEx (a local dealer) has some for sale regularly. He sells them between $500 and $700 CAD depending on condition. Other shooters have had theirs for longer than I've been alive and are happy with them. The rear sight configuration is quite Unique.

If I recall correctly, it has a mechanism for dry-firing. A large pin comes out of the rear sight to block the hammer from hitting the pin. But don't quote me here, I may be confusing it with another design.

A great find at $250.

https://www.tradeexcanada.com/content/unique-69-22-lr-1

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Post by AllAces on Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:00 pm

The Unique does have a dry fire system.

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Re: unyque des 69

Post by Jon Eulette on Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:47 pm

Nice pistols. I've worked on a few and have shot matches with loaners. Accurate pistols. Can be nose heavy depending on the barrel weight. Hard to mount a scope on it.
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UNIQUE DES 69

Post by DHMG1 on Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:06 pm

These are super accurate with WOLF/SK ammo.


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Re: unyque des 69

Post by desben on Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:52 pm

Fantastic grip! But that sight mount Shocked  It's a strange looking pistol to start with...

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Re: unyque des 69

Post by troystaten on Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:10 am

Heck for 250 bucks I would buy it in a heart beat unless it took food off the table for my kids.  You can't buy pistol of that quality for less than a 1000 dollars.

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Re: unyque des 69

Post by SW-52 on Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:37 am

DHMG1 wrote:These are super accurate with WOLF/SK ammo.

beautiful pistol,the mount,is the same for high standard lsp?

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Re: unyque des 69

Post by Jon Eulette on Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:50 am

I think 69 and HS have different barrel diameters so the LSP mount shouldn't work.
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Re: unyque des 69

Post by SW-52 on Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:06 am

Jon Eulette wrote:I think 69 and HS have different barrel diameters so the LSP mount shouldn't work.
Jon
thanks for the acclaration jon.

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Re: unyque des 69

Post by Jon Eulette on Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:10 am

I can remember two USAR shooters each shooting 890's with DES 69 pistols. Once you get it setup to your liking it can perform with the best of them. I personally would buy one if right price came along.
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Re: unyque des 69

Post by scheibenpistole on Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:04 am

I've known a couple guys with them.  They both had them for years and were pretty set in their minds to keep them.  I don't recall them ever malfunctioning.
Apparently, there is a guy in France who has a huge stockpile of spare parts.  The topic came up on targettalk.org some years ago.  I seem to remember that a website link or email was provided.  

$250 would be a real great deal for one!

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Re: unyque des 69

Post by rich.tullo on Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:27 pm

$250 I would buy two one for shooting one for parts.

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