Monday, July 07, 2008

Not suitable for younger viewers or those with sensitive stomachs:

This pistol makes the Baby Jesus cry.

That is just uglier than the back side of a mud fence on a rainy day.

(...and note that I like case-coloring, but if you're going to case color the whole damn gun, then the small parts should be nitre-blued or rust-blued, not polished and engine-turned. That's like wearing plaid and polka-dots at the same time. *shudder*)

14 comments:

Johnny said...

It might look alot nicer in person. For instance, I thought engraving on pistols was crazy until I held a Browning HP Renaissance in my hand. They don't photograph well but it's a whole different thing in person. And this one's a 1911, how can you go wrong with that?

Tam said...

Engraving is fine, but I have seen enough engine-turning and case coloring to be able to envision that one in 3D pretty easily. I imagine I'll wind up drinking to make the vision go away, too.

"And this one's a 1911, how can you go wrong with that?"

It looks like someone found a way. :o

Robert said...

I'm struggling to finish the TSRA calendar, and looking at that photo re-calibrates my gun esthetic scale.

jimbob86 said...

Nothing wrong with plaid or polka dots. It's the plaid AND polka dots effect this thing has going on that makes it butt ugly, and not ugly in a any sort of tough-guy, face like a 10 pound hammer way......

I kinda like the case-coloring .... but as others have said, everthing else clashes with it. I'm thinking lose the jewelling, put on some walnut (with a little cream colored sapwood mottling in it)or tigerwood grips...

Anonymous said...

I agree, case harding looks good for the most part but the grips and everything else doesn't work. Change the grips with a deep rich wood and blue all the parts that are not hardened.

butch_s said...

The case coloring is beautiful, and I could live with jeweling the barrel where it shows through the ejection port. I will agree about the small parts, and those grips are pimptastic.

Still, it wouldn't take much to make a barbeque gun out of it.

perlhaqr said...

Frankly, I'm just impressed that he managed to engine turn the grip safety and the loop hammer. That's just OCD levels of fiddly.

Steve Skubinna said...

A fine example of how sometimes a bunch of good ideas and technique just don't work when put together. It's like some sort of graduation exercise, where the point was to show off mastery of every technique covered by the curriculum.

The guy just got too excited by all the possibilities.

OldTexan said...

I think Gen. Patton had to explain the difference between ivory grips and pearl grips on pistols. Seems he tought pearl grips belonged on a the pistols of a pimp.

This might be an excellent pimp pistol, all it needs is some of those little pave diamonds on the top rib.

Assrot said...

Like I told Xavier, I'd be willing to bet that the so called "gunsmith" that made that can be seen hanging on the street corners in the 'hood and I gaurandamtee he's got a gold grill on his teef.

That is probably one of the ugliest POS I've ever seen. He's probably got several thousand dollars worth of labor in that and I bet he can't sell it for more than say $500 to $600 unless of course he sells it to a Tweeker.

Tweeker: A person that was once human but has smoked so much crack and meth that they are no longer a member of the human race.

Joe

workinwifdakids said...

Now that is a firearms abortion. It's the song Trashy Women by Confederate Railroad, with lyrics changed for the 1911.

I wonder how it shoots sideways?

TBeck said...

It looks like something Taurus would market...to men in white leisure suits and wide-brimmed hats.

Ben said...

You know, anyone who'd do that to a 1911 ought to have his ass removed.

Sigivald said...

The grips are the worst problem, but I agree about the engine turning, too.