Thursday, March 15, 2007

Boomstick Roundup

Just wanted to share a few things I've come across in the last day or so. First, the "Ten Manliest Firearms":

http://www.arthurshall.com/x_2007_manly_firearms.shtml

Darn funny take on firearms, but a darn good list as well. Your's truly owns examples of #10, #9, #7, #6, #4, and #2... though I honestly think the M1 Garand should have made the list somewhere - maybe ahead of the SMLE. I mean, this is the rifle that PATTON called "the greatest battle implement ever devised" - for it not to make the Top Ten seems odd to me.

Speaking of "Manly Firearms", Ian Fleming's Colt Python .357 Magnum revolver will be auctioned off at Bonhams:

http://www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/public.sh/pubweb/publicSite.r?sContinent=EUR&screen=HeadlineDetails&iHeadlineNo=2607

The bad news, as this is Britain with some of the most ridiculous anti-gun laws in the world:

"At the request of the vendor Lot 61 is being offered in its original working condition and ownership without the proper authority is only allowed following De-Activation according to the Home Office guidelines and certification from the London Proof House. Please note that there are specific Import / Export regulations relating to firearms which vary according to the country of destination."

Yes please, England, let's destroy another piece of history (albeit recent) to "keep us all safe".

Estimated selling price is between £10,000-£15,000 - please let an AMERICAN buy this???

Until next time...

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