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4.000 dollar gun lamp - The DIY solution Answered

Hi there.

Have any of you seen these lamps:

http://www.luxurylaunches.com/entry_images/3010/06/bedside_gun_480a111.jpg

They are awesome!

Do you think it would be possible to make a DIY version?

/mmj

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Kiteman (author)2010-04-20

Of course it would.

Standard lamp + tooy gun + gold paint = DIY version.

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NachoMahma (author)Kiteman2010-04-20

.  One could even use a real gun - legal in most areas if the gun is made permanently non-functioning. Tapping the inside of the barrel might be difficult for a DIYer (hard metal + rifling), but certainly not impossible.

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Dear God, NO, real guns are for shooting, not "art".

BTW,IMHO that looks like something Saddam Hussein would have on his beg stand, TACKY!!!!!

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Kiteman (author)NachoMahma2010-04-20

Darn site cheaper to use a toy - especially for those of us who need licenses to even own black powder...

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NachoMahma (author)Kiteman2010-04-20

.  I didn't say it was a great option. ;)
.  In most parts of the US, one can find old, worn (or non-working) guns for next to nothing (we fought a war over the right to have guns heehee). Since it would be painted, even some pitting of the metal would be acceptable - just put some Bondo or solder in the holes.

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Most of what you're going to find cheap in the line of real guns is old shotguns or .22 rifles, even then you're going to pay around $100.

If you want to do this, the way to go would be with a resin training gun.  They're a solid cast resin replica of the real gun, identical in size, shape, and usually weight.  That would be easy to machine and less expensive than the real thing.  Also, I couldn't bring myself to deactivate a working gun to make a lamp!

Google training gun, red training gun, asp training gun, and you'll see.  They run about $40 new.

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lemonie (author)2010-04-20

You should be able to pick up a deactivated weapon for way less than $1000, get someone to weld it to a base, paint etc.
The massive mark-up is probably in the design and "could be bothered to actually do it".

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