If you’re a Gunsmith, don’t Look
Whether inherited, purchased or received as gifts you would think most guns are cool looking. The following guns classifies as “ugly”, in these ugliness lies the DIY gunsmiths working within their lack of resources. Many early automatic weapons and pistols were designed without a complete understanding of what works, leading to strange and ugly guns that barely worked.
Desperate times during World War II led to a need for cheap, easily made firearms, 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. Try doing a speed reload, its a bitch.
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. The ones that did work, almost in any conditions. (Kalishnikov AK’s)
Here are some of the ugliest guns of the past:
Here are a few more from the wild internet.
So what’s your list of ugliest guns that you’ve seen that aren’t here.
Sources: Wikipedia, Ranker, M Rothschild