Start off the new year with an extra-terrestrial pistol. Building on their success from setting a world record earlier this year for the highest price ever paid for a new pistol, Cabot is now set to shatter records with an offering of a mirror image set of pistols constructed from a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite.
Earlier this year, Cabot acquired a 35 kg portion of the prized Gibeon meteor which met the size characteristics for the project from famed meteor hunter and expert Robert Haag. The meteor reportedly dates back 4.5 billion years, and is said to have been discovered in the sub-Saharan part of Africa now known as Namibia in 1838. It is believed to have landed on Earth during prehistoric times. Not only is the age and metallurgical composition of this meteor fantastical, it is considered the Cadillac of meteors in large part because of the aesthetic pattern exhibited but the meteorites grain pattern once acid etched. Tiny portions of the valuable meteor has been used by jewelers such as Rolex, but the scale and complexity of the pistols is ambitious.
Cabot plans to display a sampling of gun components made from meteorite at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the industry’s major trade show from Jan 19 to 22, 2016. The Big Bang Pistol Set will make their public debut during the NRA Annual Meeting and Convention in Louisville, KY, later in May.