Friday, August 25, 2006

Boomsticks: Holy rifle, Batman!

Okay, here's some geekiness for you: I have a new Holy Grail gun. And by "Holy Grail", I mean Holy Grail.

Courtesy of the ultimate obscure gun nerd's site,, I give you the official rifle of the Papal States from 1867 to their demise in 1870: The M1868 Remington (Pontificio).

Every kid needs a .50cal black-powder cartridge rifle with the Keys of St. Peter stamped on the receiver, right?

Someday, one will be mine.


bjbarron said...

hOkay, here's the plan.

Join a Nunnery
Become a numero uno Nun
Get Posted to the Vatican
Swipe one
Come home


DirtCrashr said...

That's cool all righty, but I'd like a Peabody-Martini, or since I've got a Krag-Jorgenson maybe a Krag-Peterson?
Or a Nepalese Peabody-Wesseley/Westley Richards??

Anonymous said...

The Italian army actually defeated somebody who was ARMED? Incredible!

Anonymous said...

I guess we'd use one of these to shoot the Papal Bull?

Lizard said...

I run a modern-day horror RPG campaign.

That gun is *so* going to be a part of it.

Anonymous said...

were these blessed by the Pope?

Marko said...

The fact that the papal army and the Swiss Guards even had a need for weaponry at all brings up some interesting theological implications.