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    Probably just interstellar Zamak. Not +P rated. Better to just throw it at the brain eating aliens when they arrive. They'll think its Kryptonite.
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    It's all fun and games 'til someone grows a third eye........
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    I've got a ring made from that same meteorite. Very interesting pattern that looks a lot like some kind of rare Damascus. As for the guns, well they are stunners for sure, but those are something you put behind glass and admire only. Glad to know they are fully functional, but those were never made with the idea that someone would be taking them to the range every weekend.
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    If Fred Flintstone had stumbled upon that meteorite he'd have been packing those in 1911 BC instead of his Safe Queen.

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    I have seen the guns on a TV series called "gun stories". They are cool looking but out of my price range for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BangBang View Post
    Cab firearms manufactures Some of the if not the highest quality 1911s ever built. To believe that a company of this caliber, dealing with a customer base a very important people would simply grab a piece of meteorite cut it out in the shape of a 1911 and there you go let's sell it for four and a 1/2 million dollar Is ludicrous. If there were any manufacturing or quality issues with these 2 guns in the circles that Cabot guns runs in they would be ruined. I am sure they have taken every precaution .....

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    Well, the story sure works hard to give that exact impression, with their photo of a chunk of rock on a machining deck.

    And how, exactly, would they have taken every precaution? What testing would they do to ensure the metallurgical qualities are consistent throughout the volume of the material? I'd bet that among the circles you refer to, they are being very explicit about "there's no way to be 100% sure of the materials, so it's remarkable enough to have gotten them through the 35 test shots" and banking on Zen's very accurate observation that no one would ever take them to the range on any regular basis.
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    I honestly don't care for the look of them, they look less like real guns and more like models. Also, the fact that they were crafted from.a 4.5 Million-year-old Meteor does nothing for me. If I had millions of dollars to burn and was in the market for a custom 1911 constructed from some rare mineral that is of dubious structural integrity to withstand being fired regularly, then I would have one custom made from Diamond or something. On second thought, no I wouldn't, that would be a disgusting waste of resources, I'd sooner donate the same amount to charity and just buy a run-of-the-mill 1911.

    That being said, how long do you suppose it will be before folks get the bright idea to have Llama 1911s custom Cerakoted with the same pattern as that meteorite and attempt to pass them off as genuine? I can see the Auction Listing now...

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    A RARE, one-of-a-kind** Custom 1911 with Polished Meteor Finish, available for a limited time for the ULTRA-low price of $10,000! Ships Free from Bubba's Gun & Pawn Emporium of Total Bargain Madness.
    *Custom Cerakote® Finish modeled after the pattern of the Meteorite 1911s offered by CAB Firearms
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    Well, the story sure works hard to give that exact impression, with their photo of a chunk of rock on a machining deck.

    And how, exactly, would they have taken every precaution? What testing would they do to ensure the metallurgical qualities are consistent throughout the volume of the material? I'd bet that among the circles you refer to, they are being very explicit about "there's no way to be 100% sure of the materials, so it's remarkable enough to have gotten them through the 35 test shots" and banking on Zen's very accurate observation that no one would ever take them to the range on any regular basis.

    Watch the episode of Gun Stories as mentioned and all your concerns will be answered. Unless you happen to be an expert in metallurgy and or a scientist. I am sure Cabot Guns and Lou at Business End Customs know what they are doing.
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    Hell, I’d buy them if I could afford them. And, if I could afford ‘em, I’d shoot ‘em!
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    Not really my cup of tea, but you have to admire the talent of the Gunsmith who built them!

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    Why do i need that when i got a pocket full of kryptonite.

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