Thursday, January 29, 2009

Just so you know...

I would cheerfully murder people in their beds to own this gun.

Day-umn!

That is some sweet sexy JMB goodness right there...

(H/T to Turk Turon.)

14 comments:

Earl said...

If I win the Lotto and they would sell it, I would buy it for you so you don't have to take such drastic action. It does have a real beauty, and you have the touch to enjoy the full effect. Thanks for the link.

Turk Turon said...

Yeah, isn't that somethin'?

Ed Foster said...

Yahweh willing and the creek don't rise, I might have some surplus machine time around the end of March. If you know this guy, or know someone who does, maybe....

Carteach0 said...

Hmm..... I think I'm liking it myself, quite a bit.

Weer'd Beard said...

I like how they did a few modern updates like the stubby GI Safety, the button mag release and the grip safety.

Sure is purty too!

Roberta X said...

That delight started life as a 1911 frame -- the work on frame a and slide to make it a "hammerless" is nothing short of amazing, and would be even if it didn't look good. That C&S so gracefully captured JMB's best sense of line and form takes to a far more rarefied plane altogether.

...If ever they build these commercially, they'll likely sell as many as they can make.

Matt G said...

It's a wanton bastardization. And I mean that in a good way. It's beautiful. It's something that I've talked about with my father for some time, lately, in theory (we hadn't either one of us heard of this coming to fruition.).

Frankly, I'd like to see them make honest-to-Gawd 1908s.

Nathan Brindle said...

Yummy...but IMHO way overpriced, sorry. Yeah, I understand the law of supply and demand, and the concept of limited production runs, and collector's items, and all that. But why can't a gun like this be made for the masses? JMB wouldn't have screwed around with that kind of thing, he'd have made the gun affordable.

WV: ladewins. If Tam got her mitts on this gun, she certainly would. :)

Cossack in a Kilt said...

Visually speaking, doesn't it cry out for angled (a la National Match, or even Springfield) slide serrations?

Not because angled serrations are all tactimal or anything, just the aesthetics.

Tam said...

Nathan,

"Yummy...but IMHO way overpriced, sorry. Yeah, I understand the law of supply and demand, and the concept of limited production runs, and collector's items, and all that. But why can't a gun like this be made for the masses? JMB wouldn't have screwed around with that kind of thing, he'd have made the gun affordable."

Nope, not overpriced at all. That gun is largely handwork by a master gunsmith. The labor hours/shop time alone in fabricating, welding up, and polishing the rear slide extension would probably pay for a used Glock all by themselves, and all you'd have when you were done was a slide in the white.

If the slides were sold as blanks and the labor done by the guy at your local gun-haus, you'd end up with a gun that cost about as much as a Brownell's-kit 1911, which is to say anything from ~$800 if your guy is cheap and you're willing to settle for CMC parts, or $2000+ if you've got a top flight smith and you go the Kart/C&S/Brown route.

If a factory tooled up to produce them, however, they probably wouldn't cost a lot more than a decent 1911, although they'd have to make up for lack of volume with higher prices, since they'd have to recoup tooling and setup costs over a smaller production run. Springfield or S&W could probably bring it to market for a bit over a grand, street price.

og said...

Oh, sweet Jesus.
That is some fineness right there.

DirtCrashr said...

Sweet Jeezus I just pee'd in my campfire.
A thing of beauty, an ivory chased relic of Saint John-Moses upon an altar of worship!

But angled serrations are an abomination!!

staghounds said...

Foo.

I have the $8000, but no one in bed who I want killed.

B Smith said...

DROOL.