February 26th, 2006 09:34 PM
perfectly miniaturized Ruger
I just saw the neatest thing ever.
There's an elderly guy in town who's very handy at making things, and his specialty, other than silversmithing, is making firearms. He made his first handgun in shop class when he was 13 (can't do that these days!) and his second when he was 16. Apparently he was caught with this second gun (he wasn't committing a crime with it, he was just carrying it around in his car), and the police weren't sure what to do with it. They took it away for the time being. The gun was eventually returned, and it had been stamped with a serial number on the bottom of the frame.
He made this tiny wee Ruger in the 1980s. It's a perfectly working model, and it even has the Ruger markings stamped on it. The grips are real ivory and the Ruger emblem is real gold. You can see the scale next to a real .22 cartridge, along with a scaled down dummy cartridge he made. He doesn't have real ammo for it (who can make one that tiny!), but the gun and magazine are mechanically sound and even disassembles properly. The bore is smooth.
It's an absolutely amazing piece of machinery. Now, if somebody could make some really tiny ammo, you'd have a real mouse gun!
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February 26th, 2006 09:39 PM
Wow, lots of work involved in creating that piece. Would be neat to shoot it.
February 26th, 2006 10:08 PM
I'd like to see a co2 powered, no.8 shot firing version of one of these...
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February 26th, 2006 10:08 PM
Betty - that is exquisite!!! I so admire folks who can produce such remarkable items - I am an engineer and have made many things but going small - that takes special patience and skills. Kudos to the guy.
QK IIRC posted not too long ago about the smallest genuine firearm - the Swiss mini revo - and that had had special ammo made for it - rimfire in 2.2mm cal I think!
I'll add the link if I find it.
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February 26th, 2006 10:09 PM
Way cool! He is a real craftsman
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February 26th, 2006 10:28 PM
Best Thing I've Seen All Day
That was fantastic...Thanks Betty.
I was just looking at some miniature (TINY!) Knives last week.
Those folks are amazing too. The miniature blademakers.
BUT, that little Ruger handgun is downright amazing!
I love it.
February 26th, 2006 10:49 PM
Wow that guy is good if ya didn't have the object for size you wouldn't know it was a mini
February 27th, 2006 08:26 AM
That is nothing short of amazing!! Has he done others?
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February 27th, 2006 02:21 PM
That's sweet. I bet the LEOs were a little confused when they found that.
The craftsmanship looks amazing.
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February 27th, 2006 11:39 PM
Some of the Best. Pictures. Ever.
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February 28th, 2006 01:55 AM
If made in shop class today, he would be expelled
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