Why do they do this... ?


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Ryan in the House
January 3, 2005, 05:31 PM
In many auctions for handguns that I see on GunBroker.com, there is an object placed in the ring around the trigger - I don't know the technical name for it... but here is an example:

http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=27531023

In this case, it looks like a screwdriver. In other cases, it's a shotgun shell. Is there a particular reason that they do this?

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Black Snowman
January 3, 2005, 05:33 PM
It's the best way to prop the gun up for a good picture, allowing natural looking lighting. That's the only reason. All the gun shops around here do the same thing with their hanguns in the cabinets.

Third_Rail
January 3, 2005, 06:04 PM
It's called a triggerguard, and they simply do that for best photo quality.

Happy to help.

jefnvk
January 3, 2005, 07:19 PM
Yep, just props it up. I see it with handguns, rifles at gunshows, auction pictures, etc. Have even used it myself in a few pics.

http://jefnvk.zapto.org/images/skssmall.JPG

WhoKnowsWho
January 3, 2005, 07:37 PM
If you have ever tried to take a picture from directly above a gun with the light not hitting it correctly, you would quickly understand why you would want to prop it up. But, I like to use things you can't see, not a nasty ol' screwdriver!

Standing Wolf
January 3, 2005, 08:39 PM
It's the best way to prop the gun up for a good picture, allowing natural looking lighting.

Quickest and easiest, yes. Best, no.

AlienSoul
January 4, 2005, 01:00 PM
I have seen some that use 12G shotgun shells. I thought it looked pretty kewl.

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