Now THIS annoys me......


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Newton
April 21, 2007, 09:57 PM
Just look at what some idiot did to an otherwise classic revolver.


http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=70508292

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BoneDigger
April 21, 2007, 09:59 PM
Now that is disgusting!

Todd

Walkalong
April 21, 2007, 10:09 PM
I've seen that. It's pretty disgusting. :barf:

wdlsguy
April 21, 2007, 10:13 PM
Can the damage be undone?

skinnyguy
April 21, 2007, 10:18 PM
We use a Krylon-type paint and bake on the new durable coating.

Doesn't look like it can be undone. Looks to me like somebody's asking for legal problems, modifying a real gun to look like a toy, gotta be some law somewhere that addresses that.

pdowg881
April 21, 2007, 10:21 PM
Reminds me of a cap gun i had as a kid.

Bellevance
April 21, 2007, 10:24 PM
That poor gun sure looks awful to me, but I'm certain there must be people out there to whom such a gaudy improvement has appeal. Those buyers aren't collectors for sure, however. They want something unique.

Such a makeover begs the question: what did that gun look like before it was painted? Was it pitted and scarred? I would guess yes. Nobody would trash a 93%+ Smith. So maybe this treatment is a way to get another $100 out of a low-grade shooter. If so, I say go for it. I'd like to see one in aqua. :)

Phyphor
April 21, 2007, 10:24 PM
Gahdamn, there *NEEDS* to be a law against that!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bellevance
April 21, 2007, 10:25 PM
That poor gun sure looks awful to me, but I have no doubt there are people out there to whom such a gaudy improvement has appeal. Those buyers aren't collectors for sure, though. They're after something unique.

Such a makeover begs the question: what did that gun look like before it was painted? Was it pitted and scarred? I would guess yes. Nobody would trash a 93%+ Smith. So maybe this treatment is a way to get another $100 out of a low-grade shooter. If so, I say go for it. I'd like to see one in aqua. :)

diesel_furry
April 21, 2007, 10:29 PM
Atlease they could of put some black grips on it

highlander 5
April 21, 2007, 10:31 PM
Holy Eyesore,batman

Zundfolge
April 21, 2007, 10:38 PM
Hell, I'm sure you could find a way to strip it ... if you could get it for $50 and the timing is fine and it locks up tight it might be a fun project.

Soybomb
April 21, 2007, 10:39 PM
I'd sure try to give it a bath in brake parts cleaner and hope for the best, it looks like its sad.

KINGMAX
April 21, 2007, 10:41 PM
HHMMMMMMMM somthing strange going on here !!!!!!!!!

Ron James
April 21, 2007, 11:00 PM
I think it is one of the uglest things I have ever laid eyes on, however, his gun, his choice. I think what is almost as bad, someone will buy it.

cslinger
April 21, 2007, 11:02 PM
So let me get this straight.....

We are painting the bright parts on our toy/airsoft guns so they look like real guns but painting our real guns to look like toys. Cats and dogs living together.......:barf:

possum
April 21, 2007, 11:12 PM
why on earth?:banghead:

Quoheleth
April 21, 2007, 11:14 PM
I thought only Taurus pimped guns. :cool: WhattamIsaying...that ain't pimped...that's....what's the word....it's........well.......my first thought - to be honest - was a satan gun. :evil: Black & red like that...just ain't right.

Glockfan.45
April 21, 2007, 11:15 PM
OH THE HUMANITY ! Say all you want about people doing what they want with their guns, but the owner of that....that....thing needs to be pistol whipped.

357wheelgunner
April 21, 2007, 11:53 PM
That does look terrrible.

orionengnr
April 22, 2007, 12:21 AM
I think what is almost as bad, someone will buy it.

Hmmm, perhaps not. No bids so far...what a surprise. :rolleyes:

countryrebel
April 22, 2007, 12:21 AM
Only from NY:barf:

joneb
April 22, 2007, 01:08 AM
Bubba has no shame :(

SnWnMe
April 22, 2007, 01:12 AM
I kinda like it.

Harry Paget Flashman
April 22, 2007, 01:56 AM
Did anybody notice that in the sellers remarks he says, "We'll paint any standard gun any available color combination for $130."?

If some Good Samaritan wants to take up a collection to pay this guy $130 not to paint another gun, I'll kick in $5.

ArchAngelCD
April 22, 2007, 03:24 AM
Like others have already said, there must be a law about painting a real gun to look like a toy.... and it sounds dangerous too!!

SteelyNirvana
April 22, 2007, 03:18 PM
***??????:confused: :confused: :confused: :what:

Why would somebody do that to a perfectly good firearm?. Might as well seal the barrel and chambers off and make it a childs toy gun now.

meef
April 22, 2007, 03:25 PM
:barf: :barf: :barf:



"The horror! The horror!"


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jac714
April 22, 2007, 03:38 PM
There is a side to this we have not looked at yet. Sure it is ugly but think of a cop (or one of us) confronted by a bad guy with a BLUE gun as they suggest is available.

It would be reasonable to presume that this was a practice inert shape and not be ready for a bad guy with a real gun. Scares me a bit.

19-3Ben
April 22, 2007, 04:13 PM
I think that's a hangin' offence in some communities.

DrLaw
April 22, 2007, 05:23 PM
:evil: Oh come on now. Even people in San Francisco can use guns sometimes. Now if they could make mauve grips and maybe a chartruese cylinder, too. :rolleyes: Maybe some curly-ques engraving? :rolleyes:

(Don't ask, don't tell! :D :neener:

The Doc is laughing his ass off now. :D :cool: :neener:

MassMark
April 22, 2007, 06:05 PM
Reminds me of a horror show I just saw at my local gun dealers. Someone took a once beautiful Performance Center Smith and Wesson .44mag, (didn't look at it long enough to get the model) and painted the entire gun Olive Drab....It was to me a hideous waste of a good firearm, but to someone else, an OD Smith and Wesson may be just the ticket....Better them than me I guess....

The Lone Haranguer
April 22, 2007, 06:16 PM
:rolleyes:

No bids on it so far. Imagine that. ;)

pcosmar
April 22, 2007, 06:18 PM
It could be striped and refinished.
After 20 years of painting cars, I stopped asking "why".
Some people like weird s***.

rem1187a
April 22, 2007, 08:37 PM
I dont care for smiths but I sure wouldn't be that mean to one.

lamazza
April 22, 2007, 09:04 PM
A clown gun ,,bonk ..bonk :eek:

6Gunslinger
April 22, 2007, 10:30 PM
thanks, I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.... :barf:

doc2rn
April 22, 2007, 10:36 PM
I burned my retinas on that one, thanks alot. That being said I think it is a hanging offense here in Ks.

koja48
April 22, 2007, 10:48 PM
Words elude me, but tears did come to my eyes . . .

briansp82593
April 22, 2007, 11:16 PM
im buying it right now :neener: :barf: :D
what a dee dee dee :uhoh: :scrutiny: what a waste :cuss: :fire: :( :mad:
(i know alot of smilies im bored...)

applekev
April 22, 2007, 11:17 PM
Looks like a job for the Smith & Wesson Performance Center guys !

Zundfolge
April 23, 2007, 12:54 AM
Its P&R ... the serial number appears to be J108101 ... would that be old enough to be C&R?

BullfrogKen
April 23, 2007, 01:03 AM
Lord . . . . OK . . . Here's a good idea . . . Let's take REAL, working guns, and paint them to look like the drone red and blue guns we use for sterile practice sessions. . . .

Someone had to have gotten this bright idea while smoking pot.

Black Snowman
April 23, 2007, 03:36 AM
I have two black and red guns, and I think that's just horrible. If it's Gun-Kote or something similar it has to be blasted off. it can be lightly blasted and coated over in another color.

Man. . . that's. . . wow. . . So wrong.

bruss01
April 23, 2007, 02:06 PM
Poor thing looks like a doberman in a tu-tu.

johndoe1027
April 23, 2007, 03:13 PM
If some Good Samaritan wants to take up a collection to pay this guy $130 not to paint another gun, I'll kick in $5.
Me too. :barf:
I like unique guns but that's just ugly.

Headless
April 23, 2007, 03:33 PM
They charge 130$ to ultimately **** a gun up. How quaint. My brother's got a model 36 - he'd shed a tear if he saw that abomination!

Mr. Magnum
April 23, 2007, 03:42 PM
if Horace Smith & Daniel Wesson were just alive today.. tsk tsk tsk :what:

made2cut
April 23, 2007, 04:54 PM
My EYES!!! My EYES!!!!

:barf: :barf: What some people will do....

Brian Williams
April 23, 2007, 05:55 PM
I thought the red and blue were set aside for training guns???

sm
April 23, 2007, 06:01 PM
Bullfrogken
Brian

I agree with you both.

We need to hit this seller with some serious education about Training Guns and Sterile Safety!

I hate it when some folks breath my air...

Titan6
April 23, 2007, 06:23 PM
I have never seen a red training gun but I have seen lots of blue ones. I normally don't use the word stupid but.... Stupid is as Stupid does.....

BullfrogKen
April 23, 2007, 08:12 PM
Titan6 . . . ASP makes red, Ring's makes blue.

AH-1
April 23, 2007, 09:00 PM
:barf: :barf: :barf:

koja48
April 23, 2007, 10:37 PM
"Ya just can't fix stupid" . . .

gezzer
April 24, 2007, 01:42 AM
Yuck!!!! But not your gun. He did it to his own Tough but who cares don't bid on it.

ryan b
April 24, 2007, 01:51 AM
I hope carberator cleaner will help and on a smith Please have mercy on their sole aaahhh hell with that ruined a great revolver

HuntAndFish
April 24, 2007, 02:04 AM
http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=57078&stc=1&d=1177394345

Yeah, that is bad.

4fingermick
April 24, 2007, 06:04 AM
Different strokes for different folks. Not my style, but look at the S&W engraving, looks like a beater done up. might be one way of getting a lady that wasn't interested to carry a piece. We'll be seeing those paint jobs that change colour as you move around next. :D

He also might just like getting up people's noses. He sure has done that. Now if it was Ike's carry S&W in WW2, it would be a disgrace to do that to it but just another S&W? Big deal.

nero45acp
April 24, 2007, 06:13 AM
I can understand parking a beater, or maybe even some kind of coating/paint job in a muted OD Green or Desert Tan, but what they've done to that poor snubby is fugly and potentially dangerous....


nero

CypherNinja
April 24, 2007, 06:44 PM
It'd be better in pink. :neener:

It'd drive more anti's nuts that way. :D

kungfuhippie
April 24, 2007, 07:08 PM
Well, beside the safety concerns-I like red. It needs black grips to look better.
I'd never do it to my own gun!!!! I think it is stupid/irresponsible to do because of the safety concerns. But it is nice to look at IMO, of course I'd be the first to laugh if it showed up at the range.

BTW-I'd take a good blue/parkerized/stainless if I were to actually buy a revolver.

Hutch
April 25, 2007, 08:54 PM
:barf: Not if the very fate of mankind hung in the balance.

jwerlc
April 25, 2007, 09:01 PM
Didn't Barbara Feldon carry that gun about 40 years ago?

Gustav
April 25, 2007, 09:02 PM
Proof that stupidity knows no boundries.:barf:
Well it might be worth saving despite what it looks like strip it down and refinish, at least its not a cheap future manhole cover handgun and can be saved or in the worst case used for parts.
Whoever buys it better bring it home in a plain brown sack and hide it until its fixed!

tasco 74
April 25, 2007, 10:49 PM
yep that's fugly alright!! i did see a few years ago some handguns that were done in realtree camo........ anyone else remember those??

win71
April 25, 2007, 11:54 PM
I've seen mud fences plastered with pollywogs that looked better than that. That is definitely just barely pretty.
On the other hand I printed a color photo of it and laid it down next to my own pistols. Every one of them is already starting to shoot better...........

Eightball
April 26, 2007, 01:45 AM
I'd hate to see the painting on the inside of that person's house.

Spiff_P239
April 28, 2007, 01:58 PM
First thought: That looks AWFUL!

No way I would ever consider doing that to a firearm that I own.

kungfuhippie
April 28, 2007, 07:21 PM
I just got it...Maybe this revolver went through a custody battle and before being giving to the nasty X who just wanted to sell them the owner painted them all red so that "nasty x" would get less money...Just a stretch...of course I think it's pretty in a different way-when you forget that it's value is ruined. Would never do that to my guns-NEVER.

You see as a child I wanted a red motorcycle, this would have been the matching gun in my 6 year old mind.

Thank God I grew up :)

MustangHowie
April 29, 2007, 10:05 AM
One of the local dealers has been painting his Glocks. One is pink and pastel green, one is all pink, and the last one is pink with purple polka dots!!! I think he has lost his mind.

Jamie C.
April 29, 2007, 10:32 AM
Somewhere there's a fireman going "What's the problem? That don't look so bad..." :rolleyes: :D


J.C.

kmrcstintn
April 29, 2007, 11:00 AM
that thing was chronicled over at S&W forum late last year...looks like the same one; in the guys defense...it could have been a trade-in that didn't have a good prior life and the elements got a hold of it; as far as undoing his handy work...professional bead blasting and parkerizing (as long as the cylinders and bore are in good condition)

here's an example of a nice aesthetic package that I bought and is en route; intended purpose is occasional shooter and stash away gun for home defense and car defense (keep that in mind when you see the parkerized and duracoat finish)

http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=69758315

seeker_two
May 3, 2007, 10:54 PM
Yuck.... :barf:

I'd buy the thing just to SHOOT the guy & prevent such monstrosity from ever reoccurring.... :what:


(....in the paintin' hand, of course... :neener: )

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