Pittsburgh-based Cabot Guns is creating a pair of pistols from a chunk of 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite, and plans to sell them for a whopping $1-million each. The company has already crafted gun grips from a 77-pound meteorite, and says the new semi-automatic .45 caliber pistols will go on sale in 2016. “I think it’s fair to state many of the pistols we have constructed border on art. Meteor is rare, more so than terrestrial precious metals and I wanted to create a set of guns that were formed from a material that had intrinsic value. We were not sure it was possible, but we have passed the critical stage of construction and we are confident these will be a fully functional set of left and right-handed mirror image pistols,” said company founder Robert Bianchin. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here to view some more rare and unusual weapons.
“A collector has already offered $250,000 for the guns when they are built, but estimates already suggest they will be worth $1million. Smaller cuts from the meteor sell online for around $50 a piece,” reports The Daily Mail.