Two pistols made from a meteorite estimated to be around 4.5 billion years old have priced that pair at $4.5 million. The company that created the pistols, Cabot Guns, has effectively produced the world’s most expensive handguns, each worth about $2.25 million.
Known as the “Big Bang Pistol Set,” the guns were forged from metals found in the Gibeon meteorite, which fell in Namibia and is named for the nearest town after it was discovered in 1836 by English captain J. E. Alexander. Rob Bianchin, founder, and president of Indiana-based Cabot Guns said the guns have received plenty of attention for how they were made.
“I have been told by many collectors and experts that The Big Bang Pistol set is the ‘holy grail’ of collectible firearms,” Bianchin said in comments obtained by SWNS. “These will be the crown jewel of any collection — they will appeal to both firearm collectors as well as those fascinated with space and engineering.”
“Gibeon meteorite [metals] exhibit the most desirable crystalline pattern and are the most desired of all iron meteorites,” said Bianchin. The pistols were crafted in an M1911 style, similar to weapons used in WWI and WWII, are coated with a tanned-metallic rock and have the “Widmanstätten” on it. They are said to be attracting interest from far and wide, including a “hedge fund billionaire, a tech mogul, an industrialist and a royal.”
“Man has been crafting weapons since the dawn of time, it predates speech,” Bianchin said. “I don’t believe anything more outrageous or complex in a pistol can trump this.”
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