"Made my Day" the Smith and Wesson way.


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Trad climber
The state of confusion
Dec 17, 2012 - 10:37pm PT

Nice job, Jim.
I had a shotgun, but when I gave up hunting, I sold it. Legally.
What do I need a fire arm for?

Trad climber
Dec 17, 2012 - 10:38pm PT
what's the deal? why didn't he melt down some cheap ass ar?

it's a frickin wheel gun. and a nice one.

one of the great design objects of american mass production. like a bel-air or a telecaster.

Captain...or Skully

Dec 17, 2012 - 10:39pm PT
Punishing objects is foolish.

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 17, 2012 - 10:44pm PT
You simply cannot punish an object, but you can create an art form.

Social climber
The land of ice, snow and rocks
Dec 17, 2012 - 10:44pm PT
Credit: Ljohnson

I was horrified at first, then I realized it was a .44.
Now that Swedish girl are on topic- this might be my favorite thread on the Taco
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 17, 2012 - 10:47pm PT
it used to be a nice one.

Even flat Swedish women are preferable to flat guns.

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Dec 17, 2012 - 10:51pm PT
Thanks Jim,
As an ER nurse and the Grandfather of some Kindergarten aged children, you took away some of the grief...

Boulder climber
Dec 17, 2012 - 11:01pm PT
"Made my Day"

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 18, 2012 - 01:22am PT
Too bad about the Smith and Wesson.
I'd advocate doing that to the shooter before I'd ruin a nice pistol.

I agree, except dead guys aren't as fun to squish.

Dec 18, 2012 - 01:23am PT
Your buddy probably doubled the value of that piece of iron. Get him a little PR and he could be looking at a factor of 10 or 20. Toss a couple celebrity guns in the furnace. He's probably not that kinda guy, but he could make a nice business.

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Dec 18, 2012 - 01:25am PT
I guess I won't be going to him to smooth up the trigger on my Ruger.

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Dec 18, 2012 - 01:46am PT
thanks Jim, and your friend

Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
Dec 18, 2012 - 02:32am PT

We should all be free to do what we want

More guns however does mean less crime
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 18, 2012 - 03:00am PT
It is thought, that Al was the first artist to use the phrase 'Honky Tonk' in 1937 in his song, Honky Tonk Blues. This was a term used for beer-drinking music, often raucous and rollicking, although sometimes lonely and sad.--from the link above about Al Dexter, writer of Pistol Packin' Mama
Credit: mouse from merced
There has been a tremendous amount of human creativity devoted to developing weaponry.--Tom Cochrane, among others

I personally enjoyed the sh#t out of the Harrah's Antique Fyre Armes exhibit in Reno on their mezzanine. It's gotta be gone now.

Haven't been in Reno in years. Have the stoplights gotten any slower? Have the quick-draw artists gotten any faster?

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Dec 18, 2012 - 03:05am PT
This past weekend, the cities of Oakland and San Francisco held 'gun buy back' programs which were paying $200 for every gun bought back. The program appears to have been very successful:


Dec 18, 2012 - 03:15am PT
Yep. I mentioned that gun buy-back in the other dumb-ass thread. Your buddy could spin off the idea to The Cruicible.


We got plenty of iron, furnaces and hipster art galleries. And we're trying to get iron off our streets.

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Dec 18, 2012 - 04:18am PT
how do the Swede's do relative to horrific first person shooter video games and experimental psychotropic drugs for children?

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dec 18, 2012 - 06:40am PT
So is your artist friend going to polish the end product up and display it? I'd like the see that. :-)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 18, 2012 - 07:47am PT
Punishing objects is foolish.


And a lot of good it does to cuss out the pistol when it jams.

We are so steeped in violence and gunsmoke and throwing guns at the law when they jam. It's no wonder this sh#t happens so often. Stop wringing your hands and lay the pistols down. It will make YOUR world and MY world a better place to TRY to grow up in.

Thanks for posting this, Jim.

It's a happening.

Trad climber
Dec 18, 2012 - 08:56am PT

As you know I've been a serious collector of fine art all my adult life.

I've also loved guns since I was about 14, but never had any use for the semi-automatic type. I'm fond of high quality single shot guns.

Listening to NPR this morning, there are a number of hard core
Republican governors, from Western states, who are reconsidering the need for assault type-multiclip weapons. I think we have finally reached a tipping point. Only a nut hunts deer with that type of weapon.

I remember way back, when I was about 16. I went to this rifle-range, at a club where there was quite a gathering. They had a running deer target, on a track, some 200 yards out. A group of ten shooters would chip in a buck a piece. The winner would win the pot.

I was the only guy with a single shot rifle, an( 8mm Mauser), with iron sights. I was also the youngest shooter. All the other guys proceeded to blaze away with their big clips and telescopic sights, unloading their magazines. One nutcase got so excited half his rounds hit the dirt right in front of him. I wouldn't want to be in the woods with that guy!

I got up and shot only twice, taking my time. Guess who took the money.
The guy who was 16.

If we could revert back to the days of long ago, when guns were works of art, there wouldn't be these mass killings.

I bet your friend wouldn't put these guns in the oven-price $100,000.
Credit: Peter Finer-London

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