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Gun of The Rich and (In)famous…

Some years back, when I was (somewhat) gainfully employed @ TMCCC, and part-time less-gainfully employed at my favorite firearms emporium (part-time), I was tempted with a ‘modified’ gun.

Not illegal, but, ‘customized’, fitting a specific taste.  And documentation identifying the previous owner who had requested the customization.

She was a Colt 70 Series, Commander, .45 caliber, blue, good cosmetically.  With the grip frame gunsmith-

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modified to Officer’s Model length!!  Talk about made for concealment! 

This was long before manufacturer’s began mass-producing such a thing.  The only initial caveat was she needed an ambi-safety (I’m left handed).  Easily done.

She had Pachmayr stocks, and it was ‘suggested’ (pretty much demanded) by the shop staff, smith, and hanger’s on that ‘we’ remove said stocks to see the internal machining.  Because one never knows…

Good thing we did.

She appeared as though someone had chopped off the base of the grip frame with a hack saw (after a few beers), and then added many unnecessary tool marks whilst shaping the internals and the mechanism.

In short, a messed-up piece of hardware.  So, I declined.

In hindsight, she probably wouldn’t have been shot much, and would have become a safe queen, destined to be stolen with the rest of the collection and the safe a couple years later.  Sigh.

Documents indicated she had been previous owned by one Carlos Estevez, who had been branded with a domestic disturbance charge.  Federal law determined he must divest his ownership of all firearms as a result.  The shop acquired a number of his for sale.

sheenToo bad.  it would have been kinda cool to own a gun once owned by the infamous Charlie Sheen!

He even looks like a jerk!

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


4 thoughts on “Gun of The Rich and (In)famous…

  1. Yeah, but … a race gun fueled by tiger blood! w00t!

    Oh. Wait.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | August 24, 2013, 8:34 am
  2. As that firearm would say if it were Charlie “you can’t process me with a normal brain!”

    Posted by Brigid | August 24, 2013, 12:01 pm

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