Did this guy do what it looks like he did to an old colt?


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HOME DEPOT GEORGE
July 18, 2009, 10:47 PM
I'm still trying to wrap my head around this http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=134531173

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hunter25
July 18, 2009, 10:50 PM
This should make trigger locks obsolete.

colorado_handgunner
July 18, 2009, 10:51 PM
:( Terrible!

TexasRifleman
July 18, 2009, 10:53 PM
Idiot thinks he's gonna get a starting bid of $500 too.

Be interesting to see if someone is dumb enough to buy that.

Nothing would surprise me though.

halfbreed808
July 18, 2009, 10:54 PM
:banghead:Ooooookaaaaaayyyyyyy!! :confused: I would love to hear the reasoning behind this madness.:scrutiny:

meytind
July 18, 2009, 10:55 PM
We need to shut this down before the Brady Bunch starts demanding mandatory encasing in plastic instead of trigger locks.

HOME DEPOT GEORGE
July 18, 2009, 11:06 PM
I could see putting an old beat up derringer in lucite or whatever he used and have it for a paper weight or whatever but this little colt looks brand new.

Nicodemus38
July 18, 2009, 11:08 PM
isnt there a way to dissolve lucite that wont dissolve the gun?

average_shooter
July 18, 2009, 11:11 PM
Would there be any way at all to salvage that pistol? Maybe slowly melt or chemically remove the lucite?

I pray it was either totally junked but made to look good, or that this is somehow reversible...

ccsniper
July 18, 2009, 11:14 PM
heck, if it was 50 bucks I would buy it!!!

jojo200517
July 18, 2009, 11:22 PM
Well the good news is coin collecting people say that acetone will slowly dissolve lucite, no idea what that would do to grips on gun. It also seems that it will melt at around 140 deg C.

hso
July 18, 2009, 11:27 PM
What an absolute moron!

On 2 counts!

Cast a perfectly good little gun in Lucite AND the try to sell it on Gunbroker.

Winston_Smith
July 18, 2009, 11:28 PM
isnt there a way to dissolve lucite that wont dissolve the gun?

Methylene chloride or chloroform would dissolve the lucite without damaging the metal. I don't know what it would do to the grip material.

Geno
July 18, 2009, 11:33 PM
I'd like to see that presented at a Michigan P.D. and ask for it to be "safety inspected". :rolleyes:

HOME DEPOT GEORGE
July 18, 2009, 11:35 PM
Would this still have to go through an FFL?

bootless
July 19, 2009, 06:22 AM
What if it's loaded?

AWorthyOpponent
July 19, 2009, 06:32 AM
What if it's loaded?

DUH!!! He obviously was smart enough to clear the chamber...the bullet was ruined WITH the gun...not inside it...

Steve N
July 19, 2009, 09:01 AM
For all we know, it could have been a rusted out POS unsafe to fire, that he polished and chromed.

wankerjake
July 19, 2009, 09:15 AM
I might get a tear tattooed on my cheek for this one...

Titan6
July 19, 2009, 09:18 AM
It is going to be hard to check the action on that one. I think I will pass.

krs
July 19, 2009, 09:37 AM
Would this still have to go through an FFL? __________________

It's an antique - no FFL required, lucite or no lucite.

statelineblues
July 19, 2009, 09:45 AM
Of course, the real kicker is -

NO sales to CA, MA, NY or any location where this is a restricted item

:banghead::banghead::banghead:

AirForceShooter
July 19, 2009, 09:49 AM
In case of Emergency "Break Plastic"

Jeeze.

AFS

The Lone Haranguer
July 19, 2009, 09:52 AM
It is just a decorative display, on what might not even be an operable gun. I wouldn't pay half a grand for it.

Blackbeard
July 19, 2009, 10:03 AM
Don't give the anti's any more ideas for "safe storage"!

22-rimfire
July 19, 2009, 10:31 AM
I have one in lucite without the bullet. Looks just like that. They were made years ago by Butler, a company that went out of business as collectors items. The price is high. They were not made by Colt. Mine came to me via ebay by the former Butler owner. It does say "Butler" on it and not Colt but I suspect they are the same beastie.

Added: They are real black powder guns in 41 caliber. No FFL required.

You may recall that Colt manufactured the 4th Model Derringer (Lord and Lady) in 22 short in the early 1960's (1959-1963). I doubt this is an original 3rd Model Thuer Colt Derringer, but you just never know. It almost has to be one of the Butlers.

jim in Anchorage
July 19, 2009, 10:44 AM
Going once-twice-3 times to the gentleman who bid $10 and wonders why that .41 RF did not go off from the heat of the resin reacting with the catalyst.

chuckusaret
July 19, 2009, 10:45 AM
I had a pieces of my Glock 22 placed in lucite after it KaBooomed

moooose102
July 19, 2009, 10:53 AM
isnt there a way to dissolve lucite that wont dissolve the gun?

M.E.K. should disolve the lucite, i dont know what the grips are made from, so those might get disolved as well. but it would still be one heck of a mess to get the gun out and cleaned up to fire. i suppose this guy had a reason for it. but i have no clue what it could be. it makes a nice looking paperweight. last time i checked, a nice looking paperweight sells in the $5-10.00 range.

22-rimfire
July 19, 2009, 11:00 AM
Those "paper weights" are pretty uncommon collector's items. Price listed was high as far as I'm concerned, but I could easily see a price of $300, or perhaps a bit more in perfect condition. I doubt that Butler infringed on any patent laws if they labeled them as "COLT".

Ky Larry
July 19, 2009, 03:08 PM
Now that looks like a good idea for a Lorcin, Jennings, or name-your-favorite-POS.

armoredman
July 19, 2009, 04:25 PM
It can't be called safe storage, he stored the firearm with the ammunition!

deadin
July 19, 2009, 04:28 PM
I have been tempted to do that very thing as a "slap" at the collectors that put so much value on "mint, pristine, never cocked, absolutely untouched, whatever".
This is a way to assure that it never will be any of the above.
The safe queen collectors should eat it up.:neener::evil::p

Claude Clay
July 19, 2009, 04:53 PM
junk at any price is still junk

gimlet1/21
July 19, 2009, 06:13 PM
I think that one is inoperable now!

DougDubya
July 19, 2009, 06:53 PM
Well, at least he's turned an ineffective firearm into a decent fist-load.

If I recall correctly, .41 rimfire wasn't that hot.

Tom488
July 19, 2009, 10:37 PM
<C3PO>Ohhh.... he's encased it in carbonite.</C3PO>

LRaccuracy
July 19, 2009, 10:45 PM
Good question. I don't know if the seller did it but it appears someone did. 500,000 or even a half million years from now when all guns have rotted away. This one will still be preserved. Think of it as a time capsule. Or maybe a waste of a good firearm.

I think I'll eat an apple.

seanie!
July 19, 2009, 10:57 PM
Has anyone else noticed that it doesn't have a trigger?

average_shooter
July 19, 2009, 11:01 PM
Has anyone else noticed that it doesn't have a trigger?

Actually, it does have a trigger. The trigger is protected by the little protrusion under the frame. The trigger extends when the hammer is manually cocked and can then be manipulated to discharge the pistol. Many early pistols worked this way. Some even have the trigger folded up flush with the bottom of the frame and look pretty weird, but the trigger is usable once the hammer is cocked.

Auburn1992
July 19, 2009, 11:03 PM
The trigger is just depressed.

Animal Mother
July 19, 2009, 11:13 PM
The trigger is just depressed.


You'd be depressed too if you were made useless and encased in lucite!

ants
July 19, 2009, 11:34 PM
For concealed carry, he will encase it for you in black lucite.:neener:

22-rimfire
July 20, 2009, 10:59 AM
This sounds like a great way to intomb a loved one's ashes..... picture, perhaps favorite object, and vase. That's a bit morbid, but people do unusual things when it comes to burials and their requests.

Yo Mama
July 20, 2009, 11:05 AM
Current bid: 0 dollars.

Red Tornado
July 20, 2009, 02:07 PM
You guys just see a non-functional pistol, I see a huge leap forward in rust protection. :D
RT

Schofield3
July 20, 2009, 02:15 PM
You guys just see a non-functional pistol, I see a huge leap forward in rust protection.

Hahaha!

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