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Posted on 12/28/2015 2:55:14 AM PST by Libloather
Gunmaker to craft pistols from chunk of prehistoric meteorite found in Africa nearly 200 years ago and sell them for $1million
A high-end gunmaker is crafting a pair of pistols from a chunk of prehistoric meteorite and plans to sell them for $1million.
Cabot Guns, based in Pittsburgh, has already made gun grips from a 77-pound meteorite and says the 'extra-terrestrial pistols' will go to auction in 2016.
The semi-automatic .45 caliber pistols will be made from the meteorite, which is believed to have crashed to Earth 4.5billion years ago.
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I just heard about this on my podcast tonight.
Cool but expensive.
Mmmmmmmmmmmm............Cabot Guns! Lovely 1911 pistols, Made in Pittsburgh.
Nickle iron Meteors large enough to make a pistol already costs hundreds of thousands of dollars. I assume one would have to melt, or at least forge the metal to make it maleable enough to form the pieces, Losing the meteor look and feel. I suppose you could just machine the gun from the hunk of meteoric metal. But would it look like a meteor? Or be strong enough? Just grips left in a meteoric shape would remain more valuable
I want mine made from a Kryptonite meteorite. That way, when my guys empty their guns on Superman’s chest, and they throw the empty gun at him in frustration, it may do some good.
Maybe they won’t jam like every other 1911 that tries to feed anything other than ogive ball ammo and not has had the barrel throated.
Flame away like a meteorite in the atmosphere!
if you can’t use it right, don’t use it
Cabot makes some very, very high end 1911s.
Our Kimbers eat everything we have fed it right out of the box.
My kimber eats anything too, I can’t count the stoppages I’ve had with zero fingers.
I’ve used several types of 45s, but kimber for me takes the cake. Anyone accepting less is just trying to save money and are not realizing it needs to go bang every time, not just some of the time.
I have a slab of a meteorite in a bezel I wear on a chain. It too was discovered in Africa in the 19th century, but I believe it was around 1870.
You can see striations of nickel crystals within the iron. Very interesting.
Really nice guns, those Kimbers. Not cheap but well worth it.
Perhaps you have a limp wrist.
A proven cause for many jamming situations found in some persons that attempt to operate the 1911.
What can I say?
Funny I don’t see a trigger on that phaser and didn’t know that they would be making them out of plastic in the 23rd century especially with knobs stripped from 20th century electronic devices...lol
Yes, they aren’t cheap, but not too bad. You can go buy a norinco or another knockoff for half the price, but then you’re getting garbage. Might as well dish out for something proper that will outlast it’s owner if cared for.
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