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The Fanciest Gun Ever?

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posted on Apr, 30 2018 @ 05:12 AM
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This one would be hard to top.
Sultan Mahmud's rifle, made in the early 18th century.




posted on Apr, 30 2018 @ 05:21 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23

Just think of all the man hours that went into making that thing !! Auhhhh to be a Sultan, Emperor, dictator or government with many citizens to fleece... Must be the life...



posted on Apr, 30 2018 @ 05:45 AM
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Sure that isn't Liberaces rifle?

I do agree, the amount of time and craftsmanship that went into it is VERY impressive!!!!

That's dedication.



posted on Apr, 30 2018 @ 05:50 AM
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I can't help but think I would scatter jewels all over some sand with my pump Remington in a duel type situation.
I suppose it is more of a symbolic than practical boom-stick.



posted on Apr, 30 2018 @ 06:04 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23

I cant find an estimated value on that gun.

Have you heard what it may be?



posted on Apr, 30 2018 @ 06:17 AM
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Good Lord! I think I'd rather be shot by it than bashed over the head...probably do less damage.



posted on Apr, 30 2018 @ 06:26 AM
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originally posted by: Macenroe82
a reply to: skunkape23

I cant find an estimated value on that gun.

Have you heard what it may be?
More than you and I are worth in American dollars.
Just a guess.



posted on Apr, 30 2018 @ 06:56 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23

Wow! That is an amazing piece of work.



posted on Apr, 30 2018 @ 07:45 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23

It looks like it would be a hell of a job trying to clean the deer guts and blood off of that thing.
Not the kind of gun for me.



posted on Apr, 30 2018 @ 07:58 AM
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Call of Duty camo?



posted on Apr, 30 2018 @ 08:18 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23

TY Skunkape for that.Going to watch a 2nd time.S & f.



posted on Apr, 30 2018 @ 08:54 AM
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That is the bling bling camo pattern.
Serious man hours there, probably a team of craftsmen spent a year or more putting all together.
Just the value of the stone alone must be in the millions.
I'm always amazed at the craftsmanship from that far back.
They didn't have the bench grinders and diamond stones, binocular microscopes or modern stuff I used to do engraving with. I did make my own tools though so it's cool to feel a connection with artisans from 1,000 years ago.
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posted on Apr, 30 2018 @ 08:56 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23
Awesome craftsmanship!
Im guessing the sultan never fired it or most of those intricate jewels would have popped off and got lost..
I bet he loved showing it off though.
The spoon or dagger alone would probably buy you a nice small village today.






posted on Apr, 30 2018 @ 08:59 AM
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a reply to: Silcone Synapse

He could have fired it without anything popping out.
When stones are properly set they aren't going anywhere unless you bash the metal thats holding them in.



posted on Apr, 30 2018 @ 02:50 PM
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I'd of imagined when he went out with it there would of been enough goons to ensure safety, probably you need to look at his clothes/animals he rode and how he was dressed to get an idea as it was basically a fashion statement and was it even loaded as perhaps when under attack its probably best to leave the shooting to the experienced serfs.



posted on Apr, 30 2018 @ 03:35 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: skunkape23

It looks like it would be a hell of a job trying to clean the deer guts and blood off of that thing.
Not the kind of gun for me.


Why would you get deer guts and blood on your gun?

I've shot and gutted out plenty of deer. I've never had that happen.

I think you're doing it wrong.

Regarding the OP.

Pretty. I love how so very careful, careful they are with it. Gently... Gently... Lovely thing.
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posted on May, 1 2018 @ 04:38 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: skunkape23

It looks like it would be a hell of a job trying to clean the deer guts and blood off of that thing.
Not the kind of gun for me.
You're supposed to shoot them from a distance. Not pummel them with it. Unless you are in close combat with a buck in rut, I guess.

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posted on May, 1 2018 @ 09:16 AM
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Why would you get deer guts and blood on your gun? 

I've shot and gutted out plenty of deer. I've never had that happen. 


I am not always near a water source, so I don't get to wash my hands after I have dressed my deer out.

I get blood and guts on my hands, knives, boots, clothes and my guns.

I am not a trophy hunter. If a deer wasn't a skinbag full of meat that tastes good, I wouldn't even bother going after them.

Let's kid ourselves just a bit and suppose for a moment that if you owned that rifle.... you would take it out into the woods and hunt with it.

Me?
I do get blood and such on my guns because I work with them and don't have the luxury of having a lavatory in the woods next to my tree stand.



posted on May, 1 2018 @ 09:24 AM
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a reply to: butcherguy

If it's on my hands, I just wipe it off on the grass, or the snow (which not everyone has), my clothes (if I must) or even the deer. That's just me though.

I'm always the one who ends up gutting out the deer, even if I didn't shoot it.
Anything but the gun because I don't want to clean that too. I'd rather just wash my jeans.

To be fair, I wouldn't shoot the thing at all. Especially after seeing how persnickety they are with it.


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posted on May, 1 2018 @ 09:36 AM
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Anything but the gun because I don't want to clean that too.

I clean my gun at the end of the day even if it doesn't have blood/guts on it. Warm wet rag for any biological stuff, Hoppes #9 on the bore and Remington gun oil on all the rest.
But that's just me.
I was raised by an outlaw poacher and never had any real aversion to the blood and guts.




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