Thursday, January 21, 2010

Overheard in front of the computer...

Me: "Look at that."

Gunsmith Bob: "What's that?"

Me: "Special Custom Shop version of the 75th Anniversary High Power. It's $10,500."

GB: "$10,500?!? Are they high? What makes it worth $10,500?"

Me: "Well, it's a limited edition, and... uh... it has an engraving of John Moses Browning on top of the slide."

GB: "I don't care if it's got a lock of his hair under the grip!"



(H/T to Kahr40.)

18 comments:

Bob said...

Wonder what Colt is going to do for the 100th anniversary of the 1911 next year? Mas Ayoob reports on his blog from the SHOT show that Colt is re-introducing the Series 70 Lightweight Commander, which is pretty cool.

BryanP said...

No doubt. I really love my Hi Power, but I'll stick with my plain jane Mk III that I bought used for about $400, thanks.

The Duck said...

It's Purty, but I don't think they plan on selling very many

Anonymous said...

I have two Hi-Power pistols; an ex-Israeli FNH and a Browning (Portugal) Mk2. I like 'em both but the beater FN is my car and carry gun if I have a place to carry it.

It looks like crap, with the black lacquer finish, but it shoots very, very well.

I like the HP but don't think I'll be spending 10 grand on one. Ack!

Jon B.

wv: worshe - how people clean their clothes out east.

Jay said...

Does it glow in the presence of gun control pundits?

perlhaqr said...

Did you mention that the grips are carved from the True Cross? ;)

Stretch said...

For that price they better supply a year's worth of ammo and a factory trained technician (isn't that the usual phrase?) to strip and clean it after every range trip.

Weer'd Beard said...

I dunno, JMB didn't have a heck of a lot of hair in most of his pictures, I suspect Locks might be a very rare commodity. I'd pay extra for some scruff from his mustache!

Was his the first "Tactical Mustache"?

D.W. Drang said...

Hmm, I bet you could kill some pretty nasty monsters with a pistol that had a lock of JMB's (pbuh) hair under the grip...

allenra said...

Sorry, drifted off while drooling there. (Me want's it precious...)

I agree it's pricey (as in 10 times the combined cost of all my current Hi-Powers combined), but if I pull a winning lottery ticket....

Definite BBQ gun potential

1894C said...

Well, it does come with an extra magazine.....

;-)

Geodkyt said...

1894C --

Even someone who owned a Dornaus & Dixon product wouldn't pay 10 grand for a spare magazine.

Sigivald said...

Grips made from the skull of John Browning at age 12?

DirtCrashr said...

It's almost as expensive as a Rhododendronmaster-Masada.

Ed Foster said...

But it has an ambidextrous safety......

RevolverRob said...

Weer'd I mentioned the samething outloud and the following was overheard:

RR: "A lock of JMB's hair? He really didn't have any."

RR's Significant Other: "Who said it came from his head?"

RR: "Yuck."

-Rob

WV: repunt...the end is nigh?

Anonymous said...

If we had a lock of his hair, or skull, we could extract the DNA, then clone him. We then grow him at an enhance rate while downloading all that has occured in firearms design since his death directly in to his brain.

Then maybe he could explain why an ACR should cost $3k?

Gerry

ASM826 said...

Does it shoot 20 times better than the Hi-Power I have now? I don't see it, unless you have so much money that it just doesn't matter.