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Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

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"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Opposite Ends of the Gun World

First, a gun that definitely will hurt on both ends, the Heizer .45 semiauto.

Second, a gun that will hurt your wallet, a Webley Anderson-Wheeler Mk.VII. No official word on pricing, but these will apparently be bespoke guns, made to order, and will be into the five-figure range.

Of course, while the gun will be every bit British-made, subjects of that country can't own one.


CenterPuke88 said...

So, much like American chemical companies built plants in countries with more lax regulations, thereby exporting the risks of injury and death from the U.S., now the British gun makers simply export their means of injury and death to countries with more lax regulations. An interesting twist, with no value judgement offered, just the thought that perhaps something should be by both sides to meet in a fair place for all. I'm getting as tired of the pro/anti gun stuff as the abortion stuff. It's not an ideal comparison, but both fights feature entrenched combatants with very little desire to give an inch. I also thank you Comrade for the ability to comment on that, and for the beating I am about to receive.

Comrade Misfit said...

If I were writing the bills, I'd forbid the importation of any item which could not be legally possessed by the citizens of the nation exporting it.

With an exception for collector's items, maybe. Not sure how that could be written into the bill.

CenterPuke88 said...

Easy enough to write, but the ex post facto could get interesting, as would the ability of a government to destroy a business completely with a stroke of the pen. Of course, that is kinda Trumpish, what with the taxing imports to force companies back to the US.

I wholly agree it seems rather stupid, but that is the reality of doing business with a demonizable product.

Anonymous said...

A .357Magnum seven-shooter top-break revolver? I may need my head examined but I want one.
Where did I put my Zulu DVD again?


Comrade Misfit said...

Al, it would have been better in .44 Special, I think. Or hell, .455 Webley: You can afford to pay over ten grand for a revolver, you can afford a few boxes of custom-loaded cartridges.

Anonymous said...

Actually, Webley & Scott are going to manufacture new Mk VIs in .455. If 1,000 people make a $100 deposit they'll program the CNC mills and push the button. I just need to confirm that the barrel length will be over 4.14" long so it will be legal in Canada. Here's the link with an animation showing the complete disassembly and reassembly of the pistol. Looking at all the parts it must be a very expensive gun to manufacture compared to a modern revolver.


I have a "tanker" DAO Webley in .38S&W. It has three different serial numbers as it was assembled from salvaged bits of battle damaged guns and the wartime fit and finish is terrible. It is one of my favourite guns. It fits my hand perfectly, has never misfired and always hits the target.


Comrade Misfit said...

I'd be interested in buying a cylinder assembly. I have a Mk.VI which was "shaved" to accept .45 ACP.

Comrade Misfit said...

Al, the Mk.VI, as you know, has a 4.17" barrel, so if they make it to spec, you should be good.

Tod Germanica said...

The Heizer weighs 28 oz! That should take up some of the recoil of the weakly penetrating but hand punishing Colt .45 ACP-but will put a hole in your pocket.