Home Handguns Matt in FL: “I challenge you to find anything more awesome than… Handguns Matt in FL: “I challenge you to find anything more awesome than… By Robert Farago - August 26, 2013 37 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email A functional (no projectile), rubber band-operated, shell-ejecting, handmade Desert Eagle. I don’t even have words for how awesome this is.” So what’s that text then, chopped liver? Post Views: 6 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pawn Shop Gun Review: Astra A-80 .45 ACP Pistol Rock Island Armory Rolls Out The STK100, Their First Ever Striker Fired Pistol Silencer Review: Q ERECT9R (Erector 9) Modular 9mm Suppressor 37 COMMENTS Surprised the gun grabbers aren’t already up in arms about this asking for it to be banned from the internet al la the Liberator…. Otherwise, can we say “Obscure Object of Desire” :drool: Reply Challenge accepted: http://www.woodcaliber.com/m1911a1.html Reply That is beautiful. Absolutely. But it better be, for $1800. And I still don’t think it beats the blowback operation and ejection of the Deagle. Reply Perhaps not, but still had to share it. Reply The desert eagle is gas operated. Also, N frame DA revolver made out of paper: Reply Hickock45 showcased the 1911 I believe. Reply That level of craftsmanship earns every penny he charges, but for $1,800 I can either buy a top of the line customized Para-Ord 1911 or three more of the Auto-Ord GI 1911s I already own. For me, the fact that they exist is sufficiently awesome, but I probably wouldn’t plunk down that kind of money for one even if I did have the cash to burn. I didn’t catch a price on the wooden Deagle, but I’m guessing it either meets or exceeds the cost of the real deal, and frankly, I don’t even want to buy an authentic one. Certainly a cool replica, regardless. Reply I think the type of person that could and would spend $1800 on that probably has his fill of real 1911’s. Someone who buys that has a love of the gun that surpasses owning the actual thing. I don’t mean that in a negative way. Reply If someone has a love beyond owning the genuine article, then I’d recommend they stretch a balloon over the muzzle first to protect their investment. Oh, man, that is awesome! Me want!! Reply Wow, just wow. Reply Eat your hearts out, Melissa & Doug. Reply Ok!! That is some Amazing woodworking skills right there!! I have got to get me one of these!!! Reply Impressive! Reply The only handgun that’s on the California Roster of Approved Handguns. Until someone gets a splinter, then it will be banned too. Reply Wow….that is impressive stuff. And here I was happy just to be able to fire spitballs accurately with a rubber band held between my thumb and forefinger when I was a kid. Reply You’ll shoot yer eye out kid!!! Reply That’s so cool. Reply Moses Browning would be proud of that boy. Reply Ingenious, but, speaking as someone who builds and repairs musical instruments and builds model ships as a hobby, the finish and workmanship don’t even come close to justifying the price. The wooden 1911 in the link above is a whole lot nicer, even if it doesn’t shoot rubber bands. In any event, I wouldn’t spend that kind of money on either unless I was so rich I couldn’t find any more yachts or Maseratis to blow my money on. Reply The one in the video is not for sale, at least nowhere that I can find. Thus there’s no price to justify. The 1911 is $1800. Reply Money spent on a yacht or a Maserati is not blown, it’s money well spent, dude! They’re both chick magnets! Reply This wooden Desert Eagle doesn’t shoot rubber bands, either. It doesn’t shoot anything. Beautifully done, though, and a nice gewgaw for someone so rich that getting up off of $1800 is the equivalent of spending $1.50. Reply Trigger pull is too long. I’ll wait until the aftermarket catches up with aftermarket trigger kits. Reply I can tell you what would be more awesome… files so I could 3d-print up my own! Too busy with other projects right now to be able to try creating something of this complexity though, but I could definitely spare the time to print up an already designed model. Reply Undeniable master craftsmanship. Beautiful and unique. The real thing is better of course I have a DE .50 and reload my ammo and the only funner handgun is my SW .500 mag, but this is so rare and it functions to some degree so it’s almost priceless. Useless but priceless. Reply Do we have to stick with wood? Because this is pretty slick: Mini Ma Deuce Reply OK, that’s more awesome. I yield. Reply Ok as cool as the DE Woddy is the MiniMa Duece is even cooler!! And I don’t much care for the .17HMR!! But that is damn cool anyways!!! Reply FYI, they also come in 1919 (chambered in .22lr). I saw one of these at the Crossroads show in Phoenix a couple months ago. I think they were auctioning that one, although they told me they’ve been seen on Gunbroker for “expensive” (something like $6-8000, if memory serves). In any case, the woodie Deagle was also very cool. Thanks for sharing. Reply Went to their website. Said they were closing shop as of Dec 31, 2013. Guess it’s back to rubber band guns for us. Anybody know if someone’s still making the rimfire Gatling guns? The perfect answer to home invasions. Reply This, I would buy. Reply Hmmm… At Celestial Seasonings, we’d frequently have rubber-band fights. It’s a good way to keep an office harmonious. One day I showed up with a rubber-and “Gatling” with a 250 “round” magazine. Seems engineers sometimes don’t get the finer points of social interaction… Reply Alright. Finally got to see the video. Brough’ a smile t’ me face, it did. Reply I don’t get it. What’s the point? But notwithstanding that, is that long trigger pull that Renegade Dave mentions used to stretch the rubber band to power the slide? Or does it get wound up like a model airplane? Reply The point is it’s handmade, and awesome. The trigger pull doesn’t power the slide. It’s preloaded (not shown in the video) with 7 rubber bands (to match the seven rounds in the magazine) stretched from the front sight, along the top of the slide, and down into the mechanism. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.