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Old June 11, 2002, 05:41 PM   #1
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.50 BMG revolver

A friend of mine sent me pictures of what is supposed to be a .50 BMG single action revolver. Shows two of the guns sitting side by side and then a picture of a woman holding one. Grip frame looks like it might have come from a Ruger SA. Everything else looks like it was made of spare parts from an Abrams tank...This has got to be a joke, right? I saved the pictures on my computer at work, I'll try and post them tonight. Actually, I don't doubt somebody came up with it, it may actually be a little easier to control than the S&W Scandium .357's....
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Old June 11, 2002, 06:20 PM   #2
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Old June 11, 2002, 06:45 PM   #3
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I will be posting the picture tonight...rolling your eyes won't help...
I don't believe its real either...but...its indeed big enough...
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Old June 11, 2002, 08:25 PM   #4
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Not without precedent.

Jaw droppingest I have seen was 5 shot wheelgun......in 20mm. Chief's special on sssssteroids

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Old June 11, 2002, 09:24 PM   #5
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I'd buy one.
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Old June 11, 2002, 11:04 PM   #6
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The picture

got it forwarded to me...know nothing of its origin...
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Old June 11, 2002, 11:08 PM   #7
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Sweeeeeet. So much for my DE .50 being the big dog. That thing even puts the .45-70 BFR to shame.
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Old June 11, 2002, 11:12 PM   #8
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looks like a photo-shop special to me.
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Old June 11, 2002, 11:15 PM   #9
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I dont roll my eyes at you man,but I sure do at this example of B.S.-I'll place this one next to the pic of the .454 Casull Glock.
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Old June 11, 2002, 11:21 PM   #10
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Eh, I dunno. Where I work we're swamped with artists who can work absolute magic with Photoshop. I consider myself pretty good at being able to pick it out. This one looks pretty legit - the shading and highlights on the guns in the top pic look perfect, but more importantly if you zoom in there's not a whiff of outlining and/or touchups. That's really hard to fake.

I could believe this is just some goofy custom job that may not even fire. But then again, what would be the point if it didn't?

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Old June 11, 2002, 11:36 PM   #11
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Its ok...I rolled my eyes when I first saw it..no offense taken... I keep trying to figure out how you would fake it. If it was just a blown up picture of a Vaquero or something I could believe it...but its not. All the dimensions match up for something that size. I'm leaning more towards a REALLY bored machinist somehwere out in the middle of nowhere...made a bet over a bunch of beer....
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Old June 11, 2002, 11:42 PM   #12
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TheSniper,

Believe it or not, not everything you see on the 'net is BS.

I've seen stranger things done by gunsmiths before. In a world of BB miniguns and .600 Nitro Express revolvers, it was only a matter of time before someone with a dream (a sick, twisted dream, but a dream nonetheless) and too much time and money on their hands made a .50 BMG "revolver".


Besides, Doomfish never provided a picture of his imaginary "Raging Glock"; I know, I was there.
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Old June 12, 2002, 12:02 AM   #13
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Cool. They come in pairs.

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Old June 12, 2002, 12:03 AM   #14
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Oh man, that has photoshop written all over it.
That's even more ridiculous than the Taurus Raging Crackhead 375 H&H Magnum.
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Old June 12, 2002, 12:16 AM   #15
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Ewok_Guy,

You know the one thing that makes me think it isn't?

That knurled basepin that's bigger than my thumb. That's just the plausible kind of "Tim Allen's More Power School Of Gunsmithing" thing you'd find on something like this, and not the kind of detail someone who didn't know what they were doing would bogue up. (This is obviously a "handgun" in name only, as even Shaq would need to shoot it off a rest...)
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Old June 12, 2002, 12:19 AM   #16
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That basepin doesn't even look real.
I could draw a better basepin with Paint.
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Old June 12, 2002, 12:21 AM   #17
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You must be quite a hand with Paint.
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Old June 12, 2002, 12:24 AM   #18
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You find any Single-6 cylinders yet? I need a new LR cylinder.
Or do you just specialize in burned out parts?
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Old June 12, 2002, 12:35 AM   #19
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Old June 12, 2002, 01:49 AM   #20
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I would have trouble shooting it.....even once.

The distance from the back strap to the trigger is more than the distance on an N frame to the front of the trigger guard. I couldn't reach the trigger with the grip hand.

Used the .50 BMG round next to it for scale and then took measurments off of my 50. Lots of paralax error doin it from picture but think I am in the ballpark.

Not much for recoil suppressor either.

Inclined to think it is a real object but not a functional firearm.

Still want a pair tho.

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Old June 12, 2002, 05:48 AM   #21
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Where can I het leather for these, after I get a pair?
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Old June 12, 2002, 08:43 AM   #22
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Are my eyes just playing tricks on me...?

Or is the scale on this REALLY whacked? I look at the guns (let's be generous, and say that they're a WHOPPING 24" long), then at the shipping pallet (normal 4'x4' or bigger), and I see that something doesn't match up. These guns, unless they are using some sort of micro-pallet (which doesn't seem to be the case, unless they're also using a teeny-weeny little toy forklift, too!) should be almost FOUR FEET LONG?!?

Am I seeing this right? Also, am I right in thinking that, given the flash hotspot in the curve behind the cylinder, there should be some sort of matching hotspot in similar curves on the grips? Or on the shiny brass .50 shell?

Am I just hallucinating? Or do I detect the slight aroma of dung? Not to say that I wouldn't respect a .50 BMG revolver (I'd laugh at the chap who would shoot it, but I'd respect the revolver for it's demonstration of the craft)...I just don't buy that these are the real thing. Even the .600 Nitro revolver posted earlier isn't THAT big!!!

Go ahead...prove me wrong. I know somebody will--I'm HOPING (for the sheer gee-whiz factor) that someone will...

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Old June 12, 2002, 09:38 AM   #23
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.50 BMG Pistol

I made a single-shot .50 BMG pistol ...but I didn't think a .50 BMG pistol was possible?? If the .50 BMG round's projo yawed even slightly when entering the revolver's barrel it could cause the barrel to shatter. Also, there doesn't look to be enough "metal" behind the round to sustain the .50 BMG case "blow-back". Note: The .50 BMG round's rearward pressure is solely used to cycle a Barrett M82A1 semi-auto rifle.

...and without a muzzlebrake, the recoil would send that baby right into your face!! I've stupidly tried that one before.



Link to more BWS, Inc. .50 BMG pistol Info

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P.S. My website is obviously a gag ...but the pistol IS REAL.
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Old June 12, 2002, 12:38 PM   #24
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No way! Where can I get one? I need to pack it for bears (and armored vehicles, and anti-aircraft armament, and...)

Could you make me up one in a semi-auto though?

Dang... I can't even imagine what my friends at the range would think of that space gun. They'd probably think I was a comedian until I blasted off a round...
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Old June 12, 2002, 12:51 PM   #25
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Concealed carry, anyone? If you're big enough to hide this on your person, you don't need a gun in first place, methinks...
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