Read the Beforeitsnews.com story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
By solidsmack (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views
Now:
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:
Total:

Cabot 1911 Pistol Is Made From a Meteorite, Is World’s Most Expensive Ever

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.


Pennsylvania based Cabot Gun has designed and is fabricating a pair of 1911 pistols made out of a 35kg (77 lb) chunk of the Gibeon meteorite. Called the “Big Bang Pistol Set,” they will be chambered in 45 ACP and come in a special display case. Cabot, known as the “Rolls Royce of 1911’s,” has stated they wanted to make the world’s most expensive pistols.

A little background here. The Gibeon meteorite refers to fragments leftover from a meteor that broke up in the atmosphere and spread itself all over a big patch of ground on the south side in what is now the Republic of Namibia.

Evidently, the Gibeon meteorite, which is composed of mostly iron and nickel, has astonishing aesthetic qualities when properly worked. When treated to with acid, what is called a Widmanstätten pattern can be brought out. It’s quite beautiful and using it in the production of a gun has never been done, which is why Rob Biachin, founder and president of Cabot Guns, wants to make it happen.

Cabot scanned and generated a 3D mesh of the meteorite chunk using it as a boundary to contain the 3D models of the pistols parts to be manufactured from it. Once the parts were mapped out within the chunk, they were cut out of the chunk. They describe it as similar to the process of cutting a diamond. Wow. Don’t mess up guys. You definitely don’t want to step away from the CNC meteorite cutting machine cutting those parts.

They have, of course, pulled it off. Cabot boasts a pretty absurd level of precision, with the claim that with their “Clone Technology”, they consistently achieve a clearance between frame and slide of 0.001” with a deviation of 2 / 10,000 of an inch. You don’t get precision like that without knowing exactly what you are doing. Details on which components were manufactured from the meteorite are sparse. The frame is carbon steel, which leaves the left and right grips and, primarily, an aesthetic purpose for the stone that fell from the sky. Could they make every part–slide release, mag release, magazine, etc. out of meteorite?

Cabot says that they plan to show they pistols off publicly in May, at the NRA annual meeting and Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. After that, they say that the pistols will likely be auctioned off between 500K and 1 million dollars and their website already lists it as SOLD. Most expensive, new, pistol for sure.

Read Cabot 1911 Pistol Is Made From a Meteorite, Is World’s Most Expensive Ever at SolidSmack.

Read more about CAD, product design and related technology at SolidSmack.com



Source: http://www.solidsmack.com/design/cabot-1911-pistol-is-made-from-a-meteorite-is-worlds-most-expensive/


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!


Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at https://mitocopper.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 888-388-7003 or online at https://www.herbanomic.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 888-388-7003 or online at https://www.herbanomics.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST


Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)
Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen! 
Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.
Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%!  (See Video)

Report abuse

    Comments

    Your Comments
    Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

    MOST RECENT
    Load more ...

    SignUp

    Login

    Newsletter

    Email this story
    Email this story

    If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

    If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.