Thursday, January 1, 2009

Back in the Old Days...



These were called "Saturday Night Specials."
A friend thought no collection like mine would be complete without examples of the lower order, and he donated these two awful things to me.
We pull them out for laughs, and serious thoughts on self defense.

Because no matter how cheaply made they were, and no matter how many worse (Yep. Worse.) examples I pulled off heathens on the street, I always have to remind myself that to some of those poor folks living where the worst that can happen occurs nightly, these examples of gunmakers' art might have been all they could afford to keep the hordes out on the street, out of their house.
Junk guns indeed.

But they worked.
Sometimes, we have to get past the gun snobbery and remember that.

2 comments:

Xavier said...

Everyone needs one or two of those!

GORDON said...

You could use them for your Ugly Gun post(s).

Probably be in the year-end running.