For 1911 fans, one of the major attractions of the 2016 National Rifle Association’s Annual Meeting was Cabot Guns’ unveiling of a matched left/right set of fine custom 1911 pistols made from a hunk of meteorite that fell to Earth from outer space.
The pistol pair has been dubbed the “Big Bang set”, and is made from an ancient meteorite discovered in Gibeon, Namibia. Rather than having me try to explain their process for creating these pistols from memory, you can watch the video embedded below, released by Cabot that shows much of the fascinating process:
Cabot was keeping a lid on the pistols the second day, with the unveiling scheduled for 1:00 PM on the 21st. I swung by later to catch photos of the pair of fallen stars:
My pictures of Cabot’s (frankly pretty awesome) display of the two guns are of modest quality, but fortunately, much nicer photos of the guns are available on Cabot’s website:
I think the rough-hewn, almost fossil-like finish Cabot gave the Big Bang set is really attractive and unique, and it is a great complement to the guns’ origin as a bit of space-rock!