A Nurse with a Gun

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Ugly Gun Sunday

Click to enlargeThis is a perfect example of a gunsmith who learned a bunch of techniques, but had no idea why the technique should be used. Jeweling parts and surfaces that do not need to be jeweled. Case hardening the slide and frame of a 1911........And the final insult, smacking a set of polymer pearl stocks on the thing.

Yeah, that's ugly.



Anonymous Capt. Harley said...

Maybe not the best type of finish for a 45 Colt auto, but I'd still take it to the range and shoot it.
At least when nobody else was around....LOL

8:10 AM  
Blogger Not Too Pensive said...

A fine weapon.

For a pimp in a New Orleans whore house...

8:23 AM  
Blogger GeorgeH said...

The guy has no taste, but he does have a damned good color case technique.

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps I am a bad man, but I *like* the casehardening here. Lose the jeweled stuff and put some walnut on that girl and I'd be proud to take her home.

10:15 AM  
Blogger BobG said...

It is sort of a patchwork job. Personally, I think case hardening is at its best on single action revolvers.

1:00 PM  
Blogger nature223 said...

the completed gun..YUCK!!!!
the execution of these artforms though??
I love color case hardening...and this is done very nicely
I love engine turning,done well..and this is nicely done on very small surfaces
I love real mother of pearl....the plastic,is unfortunately a sign of
something close but not quite.

the total sum....ghastly

1:37 PM  
Blogger Carteach0 said...

There are lesser weapons he could have practiced on....

Interesting case harden technique, but in this case....... pardon me while I gouge my eyes out with a stick.

5:18 AM  
Blogger D.W. Drang said...

A fine example of the total being less than the sum of the parts.

OK, "fine" is not a word that should be associated with this pistola. "A good exa..." Um, "An excel..."

Ah, nuts.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P'raps it's just the photo, but it looks like he didn't get the machine marks out before the re finishing.

Don't get me wrong, I don't mind the odd machine mark, especially showing through a working gun's finish,

but this is like sticking a fancy dress on a good looking farm girl without letting her change her underwear or get the straw out of her hair first.

yup, ugly

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't blame the gunsmith. He's just trying to make a living. All was most certainly done at the request of the Pimp in the whorehouse.

1:57 PM  
Blogger MauserMedic said...

Looks like the firearms equivalent of tie-dyed t-shirts.....

2:06 PM  
Blogger ibex said...

Better than no gun.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Assrot said...

I'm betting the guy that made this gun probably spends some time hanging around in the 'hood and I gaurandamtee he has one of them gold grills on his front teeth too.

What a POS.


3:50 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Aw, whatthehell, it wouldn't take but more money than I make in a month to unscrew this mess... It's a 1911, it's WORTH saving!

11:34 PM  
Blogger Earl said...

I had to look at it twice, and full size, and I am struck by a basically beautiful young woman that over does the makeup, the clinging clothes, the cute tattoo, and three inch high heels - and I was only looking for that warm hug and a smile into my tomorrow. The pistol probably shoots just fine, just not what you want to take home to meet Dad, and the guys.... they'd be laughing at me forever.

11:51 PM  
Blogger Cowtown Cop said...

That is just sad. Whoever did that should be ashamed of ruining a perfectly good 1911. There are plenty of cheap guns out there that they could have practiced on, why mess up a good one?

1:51 PM  

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