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    Pistols Made From a Meteorite

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    If I had the money, MAYBE...

    If they had also been carefully manufactured. But it sure as heck sounds like they took a chunk of meteorite, machined it into a 1911 shape, and there you go. I'd need to see a LOT of materials testing results about the meteorite metal before I'd trust them. And no, the 35 rounds they fired through them don't answer the mail. Metallurgy is a serious, complex technical pursuit for a reason.

    Granted, they probably won't be anyone's daily carry, and I could see how someone would think this was so cool they'd sell one of their less-favorite islands to own them. But for me, I'd rather they'd have used the meteorite to make bar stock that met a good pistol metal spec, and worked from that.
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    I've placed my bid already.
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    4.5 billion years old?
    That number sounds familiar.
    Don't they now estimate that our solar system was created 4.5 billion years ago?
    So couldn't I dig up a rock in my backyard, shape it into a gun, and sell it for 1.5 million bucks?
    Where's my shovel?
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    Pretty cool, but I'd need Visa to up my credit limit.

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    That is cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    If I had the money, MAYBE...

    If they had also been carefully manufactured. But it sure as heck sounds like they took a chunk of meteorite, machined it into a 1911 shape, and there you go. I'd need to see a LOT of materials testing results about the meteorite metal before I'd trust them. And no, the 35 rounds they fired through them don't answer the mail. Metallurgy is a serious, complex technical pursuit for a reason.

    Granted, they probably won't be anyone's daily carry, and I could see how someone would think this was so cool they'd sell one of their less-favorite islands to own them. But for me, I'd rather they'd have used the meteorite to make bar stock that met a good pistol metal spec, and worked from that.
    They didn’t rush them. They evaluated the metallurgical detail of the meteorites and cut accordingly to hit the physical stress points in a 1911.

    They earned their $4.5 Million price tag
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    The link that was put up by the original poster is actually old news. That article was from the early part of last year. The company that made the guns, Cabot guns, Produced one perfectly matched left and right pair. They put them up for auction and they did not sell. The guns are still available on the Cabot website under their oak custom built gun page. They are still advertise for sale at 4.5 million for The matched pair and they report that the guns will be backup for auction shortly.

    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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    I'd wait a few years......to see how many of the people that came into contact with those things are still alive or haven't mutated into some reptilian creature, before I'd be tossin' up any bids.
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