George Walker Bush revolver


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JImbothefiveth
December 17, 2008, 06:31 PM
:uhoh: I had this idea, to make a Bush commemorative revolver. It would of course, use a Walker revolver as the base gun, and turn it in to a George Walker Bush revolver . to So if you were to make one, how would you make it? This thread is really just for entertainment purposes.

P.S.: Please, don't turn this thing political. I don't think too highly of him either, in case you haven't seen my signature lately. I discussed the opening of this threads with the mods, they said it's okay, but if it starts to become a political thread, I have to tell them.

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punkndisorderly
December 17, 2008, 06:40 PM
If I were going to make one, I think it would be cool to have some white faux ivory grips laser engraved with a likeness of the president on one side and the presidential seal on the other.

Perhaps some scrollwork with nice script lettering. Perhaps with "43rd President of the United States" on one side of the barrel and the dates he held office on the other. Since he was kind of from Texas, and was the Governor, perhaps the shape of the state of texas and the texas flag engraved on the cylinder.

rdrancher
December 17, 2008, 06:46 PM
I'd make it a BBQ revolver. Tastefully done full engraving with his portrait, 43'rd President of the United States, the Stars and Stripes. Mesquite grips of course. I'd holster it in a fully carved holster from D.M. Bullard.

rd

JImbothefiveth
December 17, 2008, 06:50 PM
Thanks for the ideas! This thread should cure boredom for a while.

I already got another idea: I think I'd rechamber the revolver to .43 caliber, as he's the 43rd president.

Daizee
December 17, 2008, 08:08 PM
So if you were to make one, how would you make it?
I wouldn't.
I'd rather have commemoratives for individuals and role models rather than heads of state who already have plenny of power. And that's not even related to my opinion of the man himself...
but since you asked..

I already got another idea: I think I'd rechamber the revolver to .43 caliber, as he's the 43rd president.

.44spl/mag is .429 diameter. I think you have your answer.
Cut the barrel down to 3" and mark it ".43 cal Shrub-nosed revolver".

-Daizee

Hawk
December 17, 2008, 09:22 PM
Well, whatever else notwithstanding, GWB signed our CHL bill after Ann Richards stonewalled it and gave Molly Ivens a figurative stroke in the process.

Hence, a GWB revolver would have to be a practical carry piece. If based on the "Walker" it would have to chamber modern stuff and fit in a Milt Sparks VM2.

So, though I don't own one, I'm guessing a 5 shot 44 special. Subdued. Action job. Perhaps a "barbeque" gun but, above all, something to remember when the Texas CHL bill finally got signed.

Difficult for a lot of people to understand but when I first moved to Texas it was worse than NY - at least a "purchase permit" in NY got you a near-automatic "carry permit".

In Texas, you were just SOL. Easy to buy but a bee-otch to carry. Anywhere.

jpatterson
December 18, 2008, 12:30 AM
Ooh, fun!

Blued. Cylinder engraved with 50 stars, barrel/area around cylinder (I am not familiar with the names of certain pieces of revolvers if you can't tell) engraved with stripes. '43' upright on the hammer, 'W' on the butt plate (do revolvers have buttplates?) Some kind of dark wood grips, engraved with OIF/OEF/twin towers images/etc. .45 Colt.

Guess it sounds more like a patriotic revolver than one dealing with Bush, but still interesting to think of.

Revolver Ocelot
December 18, 2008, 01:15 AM
Ok all jokes a side, given his "cowboy" nature I think a single action revolver would serve him best.

Something like the new vaquero revolver done in deep blue with faux ivory grips and engraved on all parts with a silver fill on the engraving with his initials (or name) on one side of the side plate and 43rd (or 43rd president depending on which you choose for the prior) on the other, and an eagle head with a continuation of the stars and stripes theme on the grips with some sort of antiquing to accent the engraving there.

Ofcourse in 45lc.

hows that sound?

deaconkharma
December 18, 2008, 08:56 AM
I like the vaquero Idea with BBQ gun style to it with the Damascene style steel. Pearl grips as aforementioned.

22lr
December 18, 2008, 03:35 PM
You would have to have his signature in gold down the barrel. And if you were getting really fancy how about all that happened in his 8 years, 9-11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Katrina....... You could spend way to much money, but id totally buy it, he was an amazing president.

k9870
December 18, 2008, 04:47 PM
it would be cool, like a medusa 47, so you can shoot whatever caliber you want, then have a removable barrel where you can put on 2.5, 4, 6, and 10 inch barrels, and potus shield on grips, name on cylinder or something. and 7 rounds. or 8.

Mal H
December 18, 2008, 07:08 PM
NOTE:

I just deleted 2/3rds of the posts in this thread.

Those who want to discuss the revolver design as requested by the OP, please join in. Those who want to politicize this thread, including any mention of Obama, please don't.

Let's give it one more try.

sm
December 18, 2008, 07:23 PM
I like the idea of a K frame size, 3" .44spl. for a modern smokeless revolver.

Then I also have this wild hair for a .36 caliber black powder revolver and it being called the Crawford County Special.

I am dumb as brick in regard to black powder, still the one I am thinking of is sorta small with a 3" barrel.
Was this not a "Pinkerton gun" or "Police Gun". (told you I was dumb)

Moonshine still, flushing quail, black lab dawg on the leather holster....

Guns would be blue, gold bead front sight, and nice wood stocks. Simple still tasteful.

Owens
December 18, 2008, 07:30 PM
Walker revolver
Ivory Grips, 43 on one side, Texas seal on other
Gold Filigree on cylinder
Blued

The walker was a favorite of the Texas Rangers

CoRoMo
December 18, 2008, 07:34 PM
Awesome idea!!
I didn't have any particular ideas but the things you guys have come up with makes me really want to see this happen.

k9870
December 18, 2008, 08:35 PM
would this be a collectible or something afforable enough to actually shoot?

Gordon
December 18, 2008, 09:10 PM
How about a made in China S&W auto that malfunctions in the weak .17 BUMBLE bee .

Lone_Gunman
December 18, 2008, 09:30 PM
Isn't suggesting a complimentary design just as political as suggesting a derogatory design?

There is no way to do this thread without making a political statement. If you like Bush, then you want to make a nice looking ornate gun that commemorates his presidency. If you don't like Bush then you want to make a gun out of of a dog turd and put his face on it.

Either way, its political commentary. It is unfair to allow one side make complimentary suggestions if the other side is barred from commenting.

The thread should be closed, unless THR wants to reopen political topics.

For me, any gun design is fine as a commemorative to Bush, as long as it shoots about 1,400 miles due west of its intended target, which coincidentally is the distance from Kabul, Afghanistan, to Baghdad, Iraq.

ArfinGreebly
December 18, 2008, 09:37 PM
I'm leaning toward a large single action piece.

The kind you pretty much have to wear on your hip.

The man lives in Texas.

We want to encourage Open Carry down there.

"Here ya go, George. Y'know, if you have a word with the governor, maybe you could encourage passage of a law that fixes the open-carry-denied problem here at home. Y'know, the other states are startin' to point and laugh."

JImbothefiveth
December 18, 2008, 10:05 PM
would this be a collectible or something afforable enough to actually shoot?
I only started this thread for entertainment purposes, so it would depend on the design.

wcwhitey
December 19, 2008, 08:16 AM
Demonstrated by the shoe throwing incident in Iraq he has pretty good reflexes. Thinking a Birdshead SAA 3" blue with Ivory stocks ala Doc Holiday, worn crossdraw. Would have to be engraved, no gold inlay, maybe silver, silver bead on front sight. Not too overdone, he is pretty layed back but something you could wear to the BBQ.

ArmedBear
December 19, 2008, 12:27 PM
Either way, its political commentary. It is unfair to allow one side make complimentary suggestions if the other side is barred from commenting.

I was pretty happy with .org, since "the troubles" seem to have resulted in better moderation. Maybe I'll have to reassess that opinion.

Anyway I think commemorative stuff, in general, is tacky and stupid.

A reissue like the Ruger flattop revolvers doesn't bother me, but I have no interest in buying even that. I like my BH and SBH just fine as-is, and yes, I think that Elmer Keith did know a few things about grip design.

Put some guy's name on the gun, and I'm REALLY uninterested.

That said, this thread was started as a political joke.

I'm with Lone Gunman. It should be locked if that's not acceptable, or it should be left up as the entertainment it was intended to be.

Geneseo1911
December 19, 2008, 01:50 PM
quote:
Either way, its political commentary. It is unfair to allow one side make complimentary suggestions if the other side is barred from commenting.
I was pretty happy with .org, since "the troubles" seem to have resulted in better moderation. Maybe i'll have to reassess that opinion.

Anyway i think commemorative stuff, in general, is tacky and stupid.

A reissue like the ruger flattop revolvers doesn't bother me, but i have no interest in buying even that. I like my bh and sbh just fine as-is, and yes, i think that elmer keith did know a few things about grip design.

Put some guy's name on the gun, and i'm really uninterested.

That said, this thread was started as a political joke.

I'm with lone gunman. It should be locked if that's not acceptable, or it should be left up as the entertainment it was intended to be.

+1 ab

QuickRick
December 19, 2008, 02:23 PM
My thought would be to make the grips in the likenesses of SCOTUS justices Roberts and Alito. They represent two of his brightest moments during the last 8 years. Unfortunately,those moments are from a list about the length of the Amish phone directory.....

BrandonBowers
December 20, 2008, 01:32 AM
Looks like someone already did a nice Presidential handgun. Maybe this is what you had in mind?

http://www.reedercustomguns.com/special_guns/images/presidential.jpg

That's a Gary Reeder btw .... always wanted one of his weapons but the wait is pretty high.

danweasel
December 20, 2008, 02:13 PM
They should be expensive. Really expensive. Then they could pay for them with a goverment contract (using tax dollars of course) and give them away to whoever George feels deserves one.

Hey, what's fair is fair.

rdrancher
December 20, 2008, 10:30 PM
They should be expensive. Really expensive. Then they could pay for them with a goverment contract (using tax dollars of course) and give them away to whoever George feels deserves one.

Hey, what's fair is fair.

Nice contribution to the discussion weasel.
Even when asked nicely you dudes just can't stay on point, can ya? :rolleyes:

rd

Daizee
December 20, 2008, 10:48 PM
Jimbo DID say "commemorative".... :-)

-Daizee

Lone_Gunman
December 20, 2008, 10:55 PM
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JImbothefiveth
December 20, 2008, 10:57 PM
It should be locked if that's not acceptable
I asked before I started this thread, it was given the O.K. as long as it doesn't turn too political.


Maybe this is what you had in mind?
It would have to be a Walker revolver.

That's actually how I got the idea, I was reading someting about a Walker revolver, or maybe I was reading a catalouge, and I thought "George Walker Bush revolver".

Lone_Gunman
December 21, 2008, 12:03 AM
I asked before I started this thread, it was given the O.K. as long as it doesn't turn too political.

The fact is, though, the question is obviously political.

Only people who like Bush will make positive suggestions, and their posts are allowed. Those who don't like Bush will make negative suggestions for a commemorative, and their comments are removed by the deletion fairy.

JImbothefiveth
December 21, 2008, 09:46 AM
If you want to debate that, here's a good thread thread
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=5165528#post5165528

This one is not the place, and I have moderator approval for this thread.

danweasel
December 22, 2008, 11:40 AM
You have to admit though, the negative comments on Bush (and Obama before they were removed) were the best part of the thread, regardless if you agreed with them or not. It's just harmless fun and it was quite creative.

Only people who like Bush will make positive suggestions, and their posts are allowed. Those who don't like Bush will make negative suggestions for a commemorative, and their comments are removed by the deletion fairy.

This is a true statement. So is this:

GWB is a.... Hahahahaha!

rdrancher
December 23, 2008, 10:39 PM
Moderator please lock this thread. The peanut gallery refuses to stay on point.

rd

seeker_two
December 25, 2008, 09:22 PM
I'd suggest something in .327 Federal Magnum.....a really good idea that was implemented poorly and ended up disappointing everyone....

...but I'd probably buy one.... :D

Lone_Gunman
December 28, 2008, 12:33 PM
In the spirit of fairness, how about we take suggestions for an Obama commemorative AR... He has done more after all to stimulate firearm ownership than anyone in recent history.

Lone_Gunman
December 28, 2008, 12:38 PM
Oh well, the Obama commemorative AR thread was closed after less than 10 posts...

Poor Obama... I dont think he got a fair shake at his commemorative. Negative Bush comments in this thread were removed and the thread was allowed to stay open. Obama's thread just got closed completely. Bill Clinton was previously attributed as the NRA's biggest recruiter, and Obama has the potential to completely eclipse him. He needs something for his effort!

Claude Clay
December 28, 2008, 12:54 PM
its a 41 magamuminum

it can only be shot from the hip

it repeats it self though the cylinder more often chatters than turns

you can count on it; though you don't always know why

High Desert Hunter
December 28, 2008, 02:57 PM
I like the idea of a Walker Colt Commemorative, he was a great President to serve under, as were Reagan and Bush Sr. I would like to see the Presidential Seal on one side, and the U.S. Seal on the other, signature on the backstrap ala the RR commemorative from USFA, and 43 President of the United States roll marked on the barrel.

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