Different for sure
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I think a blue frame would help a lot. Or black chrome. Shouldn't it come with some rattlesnake boots?
I do like the grips -- not sure how they'd hold up, though.
It looks real nice but for that price I could get 2 normal 1911's or maybe 3 or 4 Glocks.
fortiter in re, suaviter in modo (resolutely in action, gently in manner).
Where these "limited edition" and 50th ANNIVERSARY guys always make a Boo Boo.
See the banner where it's engraved RATTLESNAKE LEGACY ADDITION ?
If the firearm is a Rattlesnake Legacy Addition then the actual words
"RATTLESNAKE LEGACY EDITION" should appear on the display case and NOT on the actual firearm.
OR IF on the firearm then - hidden under the grips.
In other words the actual firearm might have a BLANK Banner where the owner could have his own name hand engraved on the firearm.
So if I was designing say... a "High Dollar" John Wayne Commemorative Firearm...I sure as Hell would not have "John Wayne Commemorative" engraved all over the doggone firearm.
I personally WOULD design and style a beautiful firearm that John Wayne would have been proud to own - or exactly copy one that he actually DID own - and then just very small make the Serial Number something like: Wayne000129.
I sure as heck would not print
John Wayne Commemorative - all over the dad blamed firearm. How totally STUPID is that?
Who would want a COLT WWII Exact Replica firearm that had the words:
WWII Commemorative Colt Limited Edition Firearm engraved on it...not me.
But, give me an accurate beautifully constructed and nicely finished exact copy or a WWII Colt...that would be fine with me.
But, Not a Colt with THE BIG RED "1" LIMITED EDITION roll-marked all over it.
Looks nice, but Sandy (my Stainless Steel Springer GI) is shiney enough for a BBQ gun
For that kind of money I think I'd just get a Wilson, or an ED Brown...Thanks for showing though
"[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
They are left in full possession of them."
Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." ~Alexander Hamilton
would somebody please pass me the pepto-bismol?
"Happiness, is a warm gun" -St. John of Liverpool
Proud to be an infidel.
That said, I would always be bugged by the "never-having-tested-it," so there's no way I would even leave it accessible for defense or anything. Just like I won't buy a new gun and then carry it until it's been proven at the range.
That is a sweet looking gun, and if my collection were a little bigger and my wallet a little thicker, I would surely buy one.
I would plunk down some change for those grips though. Those would make just about any 1911 look good.
"A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in ... And how many want out." British Prime Minister Tony Blair
To me a BBQ gun would be a Hi dollar custom gun by one of the best known custom makers with some nice scroll work, not a gussied up commemortive piece. A BBQ gun should work and be dependable, one never knows when your party might be crashed by the bad guys.