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Old October 22, 2011, 09:55 PM   #51
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I wonder if owners of golden guns statistically live shorter lives? I bet that may be true. There has to be a couple old dictators that skew the age up, but for each of those there are probably 15 drug runners!
I hope that's not true... I have a gold D-Eagle 50AE. Maybe I should get rid of it to increase my life span
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Old October 22, 2011, 10:55 PM   #52
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"I hope that's not true... I have a gold D-Eagle 50AE. Maybe I should get rid of it to increase my life span "

Yes, you should give it to me so you will live a long and happy life.
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Old October 22, 2011, 11:01 PM   #53
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http://www.theatlanticwire.com/globa...en-guns/43938/

Okay authors gun knowlege (or lack of) will make you cringe but good pics.

whats the jewel encrusted gun it shows?
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Old October 23, 2011, 12:39 AM   #54
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That would be a garishly embellished Star DK-the gun the Colt and SIG .380s were copied after.
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Old October 23, 2011, 12:42 AM   #55
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I hope that's not true... I have a gold D-Eagle 50AE. Maybe I should get rid of it to increase my life span
I need to somehow build in a qualifier for collectors vs. cartel types. My intent was not to include collectors of tiger striped AE's or red PS90's...
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Old October 23, 2011, 09:01 AM   #56
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They have red PS90's?
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Old October 23, 2011, 01:59 PM   #57
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They have red PS90's?
Somebody made a red tiger striped one to emulate a video game. It's obnoxious, but pretty cool. There is a cool white one out there too. Looks like it should belong to a storm trooper.
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Old October 23, 2011, 03:20 PM   #58
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Old October 23, 2011, 04:46 PM   #59
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I could see a white PS90 being pretty cool looking. I used to have one in the od green. I miss it. I usually don't get rid of guns but had to make a trade
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Old October 23, 2011, 06:11 PM   #60
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I don't care how intricate the engraving is or if it's considered a masterpiece...that pistol is just plain nasty!!....I'd sandblast that sucker in a heartbeat, re-blue it and stick the original walnut grips on it. Then it would be the masterpiece it is.

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Old October 23, 2011, 06:54 PM   #61
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One less dictator to deal with. I wonder who will buy the Hi-power.....
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Old October 24, 2011, 06:08 PM   #62
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Gaddafi's Every Day Carry

Here is the meaning in Arabic

The sentence under the barrel means that the "Sun will never set for the ruler" The term used in the sentence is "Fateh." Fateh was Gaddafi's nick name.

If you look closely at the golden gun you will also notice more writings in Arabic. This one is on the slide on the barrel end. Which reads the "esteemed colones" with 32 in the middle. There is Made in Belgium also on the slide.

Well, now we know that the Man with the Golden Gun is dead.

My best wishes to the People of the Democratic Republic of Libya.
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Old October 25, 2011, 02:47 PM   #63
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I think they may have killed Gaddafi with his own gold plated gun. It looks pretty similar to the High Power Renaissance:
http://www.hinterlandoutfitters.com/...aissance-l.jpg
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Old October 25, 2011, 07:16 PM   #64
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If I were a dictator or leader with high authority, or maybe even a president depending on the public view of open carry, I would have two guns.

If I were American, it'd definitely be an engraved 1911 for show. Probably with a good amount of gold. Then, like Patton, I'd have a "killing gun." Probably a high capacity semi like a CZ 75. Screw Glocks. Probably be concealed.

I wonder... does gold show holster wear pretty quickly?

PS: Note the finger on the trigger and the other finger on/in the barrel...

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Old October 25, 2011, 08:28 PM   #65
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Damn, if only Gaddafi had taken the time to post a picture of that next to some gaudy pocket knife and his cell phone, then we could really critique him.

LOL! That's the funniest thing I've read in a long time!
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Old October 25, 2011, 08:50 PM   #66
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Somebody interpret the Arabic writing.
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Old October 25, 2011, 09:59 PM   #67
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That thing came with a free set of spinners.
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Old October 26, 2011, 05:32 AM   #68
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Damn, if only Gaddafi had taken the time to post a picture of that next to some gaudy pocket knife and his cell phone, then we could really critique him.
Oh my... I laughed hard. That's sigworthy.
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Old October 26, 2011, 07:36 AM   #69
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I have a gold D-Eagle 50AE. Maybe I should get rid of it to increase my life span
As long as it matches your teeth, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

(If you have a gold Deagle, you have to be able to take a little ribbing - hey, I've got genuine pearl grips on a brightly polished 1911 - maybe I should get chrome teeth to match!)
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Old October 26, 2011, 08:02 AM   #70
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Poor fellow; he never made general.
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Old October 26, 2011, 09:11 AM   #71
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They have a photo of the new owner waving that gun on MSN next to a kid with a yankee's ball cap.
My guess is the pictured new owner of the golden gun won't live very long either. Revenge killings the norm in Arabic countries and Gaddafi's friends now have a photo of there first 2 targets.
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Old October 26, 2011, 10:04 AM   #72
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It is probably a lot more than 'gold colored' like a DE.

It is probably inlaid with actual gold.
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Old October 26, 2011, 10:10 AM   #73
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http://www.theatlanticwire.com/globa...en-guns/43938/

Okay authors gun knowlege (or lack of) will make you cringe but good pics.

whats the jewel encrusted gun it shows?
Reading that hurt... I don't know if those inaccuracies are only unacceptable to gun experts or whether it's legitimately bad reporting. Either way, I can't stand it.
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Old October 26, 2011, 08:29 PM   #74
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As long as it matches your teeth, I wouldn't worry too much about it.
That there was too dang funny!!

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