$4.5 Million Dollar Cabot Guns Meteorite Pistols Unveiled

Cabot Guns Meteorite Pistols
Cabot Guns Meteorite Pistols

Cabot Guns

Fort Wayne, Indiana -(Ammoland.com)- Cabot Guns, the all-American gun company and industry-leading purveyor of luxury handguns, has unveiled this past weekend at the 2016 NRA Annual Meetings and Convention in Louisville, Kentucky a highly anticipated pistol set constructed from meteorite.

For four-and-a-half billion years, the Gibeon meteorite flew through the depths of space. When pre-historic man discovered its remains in sub-Saharan Africa, they used the metal to make some of mankind’s first weapons.

Thousands of years later, Cabot Guns has repeated the feat, transforming a 35kg (77-lb) chunk of Gibeon into a mirror-image pair of left and right-handed working pistols named The Big Bang Pistol Set.

“Craftsman and meteorite collectors have long-prized the Gibeon meteorite for the beauty of its Widmanstatten crystalline pattern,” Cabot Founder and President Rob Bianchin says. “Luxury goods companies have used it to make watch faces, jewelry and other artistic objects. This is the first time anyone’s ever made a functioning mechanical device out of the material.”

Working with meteorite is no small feat – from a metallurgy standpoint, the material lacks perfect uniformity, not to mention the hundreds of tiny extra-terrestrial inclusions blasted into the Gibeon meteorite's interior during its journey to Earth.

Cabot Guns used X-ray photography, 3-D modeling, CAD-CAM design, aerospace construction techniques, electron-beam technology, and endless hours of careful craftsmanship to create two matching (left and right handed) out-of-this-world specimens based on John Moses Browning’s legendary 1911-style pistol design.

Each component was laboriously planned, tested and painstakingly cut to incorporate both the exterior bark (regmaglypts) and interior of the meteorite as design elements.

Cabot Guns Meteorite
Cabot Guns Meteorite

The aesthetic finish of the pistols is Cabots’ homage to the various states that can be drawn from this rarest of material. The Widmanstatten pattern was developed by the very slow cooling of the planetesimal core at a rate of a few degrees per million years. “Drawing out the Widmanstatten from the material through acid etching is an art itself,” say Cabot COO and lead engineer, Michael Hebor. “It has a will of it’s own.”

The result is an aesthetic tour-de-force — from the prized Widmanstetten pattern adorning both major and minor surfaces to the high-polish grips and judicious use of the meteor’s “bark” on the trigger face and grips. And yes, the guns work.

“We test-fired both guns at our Indiana facility,” Bianchin reveals. “It was even more nerve-racking than the first time we cut through the meteor. But they shot. Everything worked exactly as it should.”

What is price for perfection? “We’re listing them at $4,500,000,” Bianchin says, “which is the current record for the most expensive firearms ever sold. Worth every penny.”

In addition to introducing the meteorite pistols, Cabot Guns presented a Sandrin knife constructed from the space age material tungsten carbide adorned with meteorite handles .

“The Sandrin knife is the perfect compliment to the guns,” states Bianchin. “Crafted to tolerances measured in parallelism of 0.0002 inches, the knife is a work of art unto itself — and by far and away the most precise knife ever made by man. We’re calling it The Big Bang Knife.”

Cabot Guns will be making Sandrin tungsten carbide knives available to the public starting in June.

“In the last five years, Cabot Guns has made a meteoric rise to the top of the luxury firearms industry. It’s only appropriate that we now make pistols made from a world famous meteor,” says Bianchin tongue in cheek.

Kings, Pharaohs and conquerors have historically carried — for both ceremonial and practical purposes — weapons of unmatched construction and aesthetic appeal, constructed of rare and exotic materials. Perhaps now a modern sovereign may carry at their sides and in their hands a weapon with no earthly equal.

For images and additional information on The Big Bang Pistol Set, please visit www.cabotgun.com.

  • 14 thoughts on “$4.5 Million Dollar Cabot Guns Meteorite Pistols Unveiled

    1. gostaria de saber o valor para o brasil do 38 cano curto e refrigerado

      Google translate: I would like to know the value to the Brazil of 38 short barrel and cooled

    2. I can only imagine the emotional roller coaster ride that was experienced during the processes involved in building these gems. I am wondering the cost to just hold and fondle these amazing creations? Definitely a bucket list dream to just turn them over in my hands and rack the slide.

    3. It seems such a shame to shoot ‘ordinary’ ammo through it. Could I buy some kryptonite bullets and have them loaded into unobtanium cases? That would be awesome. Otherwise, I think it’s amazing the company could do this. It certainly stretches the engineering and manufacturing capacities. It certainly is beautiful. Thanks for posting this.

      1. Perry,
        Did you mean “unobtainium” cases? I think more and more ammo is unobtainable these days, so I’d guess more than just cases are made from “unobtainium.” Especially with Obama shutting down all the lead plants in this country, we have to import lead from China. I think obama’s brains must be made from “unobtainium” as well, since they are practically nonexistent.

        1. Actually, I was thinking ‘unobtanium’ metal, but either way ammo is certainly hard to find, especially, it seems, .22 Win Mag. You are right, if the liberals can’t get the guns, they will do what they can to deny us the use of them by making ammo harder to find. Of course certain agencies within the federal government don’t seem to have a problem getting ammo, some of these agencies are ones that don’t seem to have a real need. Let’s vote the right people in and the wrong people out. Do we really need the president telling us which bathroom to use? Or for Hillary who has promised to shut the coal mines down? Thanks for your response.

    4. If someone with more dollars than sense actually buys the guns for that sum, then someone else will build some more guns out of the same substance and sell for a little less (competition) and the capitalistic market thrives.
      I applaud them and their efforts.

      1. Yeah I will wait until supply catches up with demand, and the price will have to drop to about $3.8 million before I can consider adding these to my collection. $4.5 mil is a little over board, it’s just because they are new.

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