Look, books aside, you're missing the big point of my rant which seems quite obvious. I can't figure out how individually, the parts and labor can add up on paper. Whatever giant price you choose to use for the gun, I just can't see it being justified, other than to simply target rich men. I understand there are things out there which target rich people, and there is a giant demand for them, from rich people. But to the average Joe who tries to break it down and figure out where all of that money is being spent, it doesn't make sense. Is that really close-minded or unjustifiable because I question such a simple thing? To put it more simply than that, what is the difference between the $50,000 double gun and the $100,000 double gun, a $2000 piece of wood? More engraving? Does that really equate to the added $50,000? If those physical differences seem perfectly acceptable at that price rate, chances are you are rich man. That may be the only difference in the way we think about this.