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GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,796 Senior Member
If you do, you could be the new owner of THE Indiana Jones revolver!


https://www.gunbroker.com/Item/856182393


Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

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  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,731 Senior Member
    It had better be in firing condition (it's not) for that kind of money! Who wouldn't want to shoot the Indy pistol. 
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,796 Senior Member
    Only needs a new firing pin!  B)
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,731 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Only needs a new firing pin!  B)
    Can I shoot it after you get it?
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    I must question the sanity of anyone that values such a thing to that level.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,796 Senior Member
    Michakav said:
    GunNut said:
    Only needs a new firing pin!  B)
    Can I shoot it after you get it?
    SURE!!!  :D
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,796 Senior Member
    I must question the sanity of anyone that values such a thing to that level.
    Some folks have that kind of cash to throw around, NOT ME...  Years ago when we picked up my wife's H2 there was another one ridiculously blinged out sitting on the lot and the sales guy told me that just the RIMS were one of a kind and were well into the 6 figures by themselves.  

    It was bought and was customized locally for a young Saudi Prince and it was going from the lot directly to a ship and on to his garage which apparently had a bunch of them already in it.  He was a fan of Hummers and used to buy them repeatedly and had to be assured NO ONE had driven the truck before him so the trucks traveled by flat bed and were pushed around by hand everywhere until they got to him.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,664 Senior Member
    Saudis have a thing about virgins...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,742 Senior Member
    I've always got my eye out for a 1917 someone has already bastardized so that I could turn it into an approximate recreation of the Indiana Jones gun. One of my
    favorite movies growing up. 
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,796 Senior Member
    I've always got my eye out for a 1917 someone has already bastardized so that I could turn it into an approximate recreation of the Indiana Jones gun. One of my
    favorite movies growing up. 

    Yep, me too.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,714 Senior Member
    Looks like the first revolver issued to me
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • ilove22silove22s Senior Member Posts: 1,391 Senior Member
    it would be interesting to see if it sells for that much $$$.

    to me, if you have to ask, you cant afford it comes into play.  And then if you can afford to bid, chances are its a drop in the bucket for you.

    I think the owner is of the mind, hope for the best for now.   If it doesnt sell, then they will probably drop the bid price.

    Sanity has nothing to do with it.  There are those with the $$$ and the passion to collect memorabilia.  If i didnt have to ask "how much" then it would be a nice starter piece in my collection.  

    When John Waynes son sold some of his dads toys, i would have loved to have bought some of them.  Same when JFKs M1 Garand was on the auction block.  It would have been a cool collector piece to have.

    There are those that have the means and passion to collect things. you may not be one of them, but thats ok.  there are others that are.

    When i was in the UK, there is a "Film Museum".  But they had a "James Bond" exhibit.  Apparently one of the Dukes? had a passion for the character and had the means to buy ALOT of props from real vehicles such as the Lotus Esprit submarine, Nellie and stuff down to preproduction sketch work.   They had props on display from the various bond films, but for what was there, it was impressive and i wish i could have seen the rest of his collection.  




    The ears never lie.

    - Don Burt
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,450 Senior Member
    Yeah, no. For that kind of cash you can get a gun with real historical significance! 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,664 Senior Member
    Yea, and its chambered in .455 Webley. Hard to find ammo, unless you want to "shave" it.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,796 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Yea, and its chambered in .455 Webley. Hard to find ammo, unless you want to "shave" it.
    Gun came from a Brit prop house because they were filming in North Africa.  Webley blanks are popular and easy to find.

    http://www.atlanticwallblanks.com/455-WEBLEY-MKI-BLANK-WSMOKE_p_499.html
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,664 Senior Member
    "This blank is corrosive."
    Wonder if this $5 mil revolver was cleaned afterwards...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,262 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Yea, and its chambered in .455 Webley. Hard to find ammo, unless you want to "shave" it.


    SCOFF!  :smile:

    Starline makes brass periodically, Lee makes cheap dies, & as a Smith, it won't have the Webley dimensional oddities that require a hollow-base bullet for proper sealing, so any old .452" slug will work fine.  It's the half-million bucks that's the hard part here.

    Sounds like the choice of a .455 was purely logistical for the movie, but would probably have been a sound choice for a world travelling archaeologist in 1936, what with that whole "sun never sets on our Empire" thing.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Lonewolf-PeruLonewolf-Peru Member Posts: 453 Member
    To me is just like any other gun. If I had 5 million burning a hole in my pocket, I would be more willing to expend it getting my own range , a LARGE collection of arms and LOTS of ammo
  • waipapa13waipapa13 Senior Member Posts: 838 Senior Member
    Fair few shekels for a paper weight.
    If we're talking throwing too much money after a revolver, this ones does it for me 
    http://andersonwheeler.co.uk/the-gun-room/revolver/

  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,796 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    "This blank is corrosive."
    Wonder if this $5 mil revolver was cleaned afterwards...
    IIRC all blanks they use in the movies are corrosive.  I recall reading that somewhere.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,796 Senior Member
    To me is just like any other gun. If I had 5 million burning a hole in my pocket, I would be more willing to expend it getting my own range , a LARGE collection of arms and LOTS of ammo
    Yeah but what if you already had ALL that and still HD the $5 mil?!? 😁
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,796 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    zorba said:
    Yea, and its chambered in .455 Webley. Hard to find ammo, unless you want to "shave" it.


    SCOFF!  :smile:

    Starline makes brass periodically, Lee makes cheap dies, & as a Smith, it won't have the Webley dimensional oddities that require a hollow-base bullet for proper sealing, so any old .452" slug will work fine.  It's the half-million bucks that's the hard part here.

    Sounds like the choice of a .455 was purely logistical for the movie, but would probably have been a sound choice for a world travelling archaeologist in 1936, what with that whole "sun never sets on our Empire" thing.
    You missed a zero.  $5 Million... 😁

    anyway I believe you are correct.  Done for logistics but it made sense for the period and storyline.  I also remember that damn think was made to sound like a howitzer was going off (no doubt enhanced during production) every time he shot it!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Lonewolf-PeruLonewolf-Peru Member Posts: 453 Member
    GunNut said:
    To me is just like any other gun. If I had 5 million burning a hole in my pocket, I would be more willing to expend it getting my own range , a LARGE collection of arms and LOTS of ammo
    Yeah but what if you already had ALL that and still HD the $5 mil?!? 😁
    In that case, I would add some BIG toys to the armory, a few WW2 tanks or maybe some howitzers..
  • waipapa13waipapa13 Senior Member Posts: 838 Senior Member
    Lot of shekels for a paperweight.....
    If we're talking stupid money on revolvers then this does it for me 
    http://andersonwheeler.co.uk/the-gun-room/revolver/
  • waipapa13waipapa13 Senior Member Posts: 838 Senior Member
    Lot of shekels for a paperweight.....
    If we're talking stupid money on revolvers then this does it for me 
    http://andersonwheeler.co.uk/the-gun-room/revolver/
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,247 Senior Member
    Elk creek said:
    Yeah, no. For that kind of cash you can get a gun with real historical significance! 
    What he said. It's just a movie prop after all. 
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