Friday, February 12, 2010

Another...sigh...Gun I Don't Need Buy Want Badly


Somehow I missed this at SHOT, but Doug Turnbull is going to be producing a new generation of the classic Marble Game Getter:
The third generation Game Getter will be very similar in appearance to the original model, with18-1/2” barrels (.22 cal on top and .410 gauge on the bottom). It will have a folding sporting rear sight with windage adjustment similar to our current #95 rear sight, with modern peep tang sight with windage adjustment, and the original barrel band-beaded front sight. Additionally, the gun will be accompanied by a replica leather shoulder holster and shipped in a slide-top pine wood box just like the original.
Sigh...for reasons I don't fully understand I've always had a big jones for a Marble Game Getter, even though I don't actually have any game to get. I suppose I have to decide whether the game I don't want to get is worth the $1,995 it'd take to get it. It is beautiful in a way only things introduced in the early 1900s is beautiful. Maybe I should just be done with it and buy a pair of steampunk goggles, go 100% weird and pretend I'm Johnny Depp's older, poorer brother.

Did I mention I've been reading The Arms Room's on-going examination of early American .32 ACP pocket pistols? Sort of fits with my current mood...the closest I can come in Secret Hidden Bunker gun safes is a Nazi-marked Mauser HSc, which has its share of steampunk cool, doncha think?

14 comments:

Tam said...

HSc's are neato guns. I had one of the postwar commercial ones for a while. I think they're a lot cooler than the vanilla-by-comparison PPK.

Tam said...

Oh, and thank you for linking my little side-project blog. Glad you like it. :)

Overload in Colorado said...

Is there a Steampunk class in SASS?

Matthew said...

My first handgun purchase at 18 (1989), private party sale of course, was for 3 guns, $500 total.

Series 70 1911, post-war HSc, and a New Model Single Six in .22 mag (no .22 LR cylinder).

Regrets, I've had a few...

Michael Bane said...

There clearly SHOULD be a Steampunk class in SASS...or IDPA...

MB

Tam said...

"Is there a Steampunk class in SASS?"

'Cause that would be made of win and dipped in awesomesauce.

I'd get some ballistic polycarbonate goggles and have my Webley Auto race-tuned. :D

Anonymous said...

A Marble Game Getter is one of those guns that seems "neat" at first but is useless for just about everything in the end. Of course, some times the "neat" factor over rides common sense and we make the purchase anyway!

Kristopher said...

Not useless. Good for what it was originally designed for ... a hiker's or bicyclists rifle.

dillonhelp said...

I have a delightful 1903 Colt .32, probably the best to shoot. But for cool looks, the Savage 32s have STYLE.
For steampunk in SASS,guns would need to be electrically primed or propelled by compressed steam. Sign me up!

Dave S. said...

"Is there a Steampunk class in SASS?"

Go to the SASS forum and post a thread suggesting it. I'm in the mood for popcorn.

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