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Saffron's gun?

Postby Birdie » Mon May 25, 2009 12:57 pm

Has anyone got any idea what Saffy's pistol is under all the greeblies? I PMed Rob about this, but he can't rember the model, except that it was a rental the prop guys dressed up. Any thoughts?

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Re: Saffron's gun?

Postby Badger » Mon May 25, 2009 1:26 pm

Hi,

I don't know the model, but the piece was a rental as-is from a Hollywood armoury.

It was made for the Jet-Li movie. 'The One'. They're not selling...I checked.

You'll see a resemblance to Jayne's pistol. This is because the production cited the guns from the film as reference when they were talking about what Jayne's pistol should look like. The machined projection and the scoop underneath....

There's no such thing as coincidence :lol:


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Re: Saffron's gun?

Postby Birdie » Mon May 25, 2009 5:38 pm

Great! Thanks for that info.

Appears to be a Sphinx AT-380, fairly similar to a Walther PPK.

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I will have to pick up a copy of that movie and get some decent caps. Been wanting to replicate this puppy for ages :)
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Re: Saffron's gun?

Postby pennausamike » Mon May 25, 2009 6:01 pm

Birdie wrote:Great! Thanks for that info.

Appears to be a Sphinx AT-380, fairly similar to a Walther PPK.

I will have to pick up a copy of that movie (The One) and get some decent caps.
Been wanting to replicate this puppy for ages :)


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Maybe I could do a few of the aluminum pieces.
They don't look overly complicated and I can usually make up to four of something simple
without abusing my government work* privileges.

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Re: Saffron's gun?

Postby Birdie » Mon May 25, 2009 8:19 pm

Sounds good!

I'll post up some caps soon as possible. I'm gonna modify an airsoft PPK to stand in as the Sphinx. May have to scratch-build the compensator if it's not an off-the shelf item.
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Re: Saffron's gun?

Postby Birdie » Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:36 am

Kay guys, I dug around a little on this one, and discovered that the moulds for the defunct company Neotek who produced props for Firefly and the One were apparently auctioned off after their dissolution.

The guy who sells the Alliance food bars on Ebay purchased some of these moulds (so that's how he got a hold of it )

He also has the moulds for several of The One guns, including, guess what, the Saffron gun.

I've been in discussion with him for the last few weeks, I don't think he's previously cast this piece, just been in posession of the mold. He wasn't aware of tthe Firefly connection until now.

Anyhoo, I will be receiving this in the near future:

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The front silver cap is missing, he doesn't have the mold for that part. God and UK customs willing, I will have this piece in hand soon to get some more pics.

Edit: Just spotted he's got one up on Ebay already! I wonder if he's got any more stuff that needs identifying before he can sell it. Should really have charged him a 'finders fee' :lol :lol:

Double edit: Hey Mike, that's THREE guns I've given you the tip on :mrgreen:
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Re: Saffron's gun?

Postby Joatrash » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:44 am

Heh... that's freaky. I never paid that much attention to it before... always thought it was a dressed up Beretta of some sort.
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Re: Saffron's gun?

Postby Joatrash » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:10 pm

Also... I just put in a bid on the gun he has on the 'bay.... so nobody else bid, lol!!! ;)
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Re: Saffron's gun?

Postby Bronson BB » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:09 pm

Joatrash wrote:Also... I just put in a bid on the gun he has on the 'bay.... so nobody else bid, lol!!! ;)


Oh, that was you?
Alright, I'll go for one of the next ones.
His food bar got too high and I was outbid for it yesterday. I'll get one of the next ones of that, too.
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Re: Saffron's gun?

Postby namebrand » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:33 pm

Any chance he could be convinced to do a small number of casts of the food bar and gun just for us? Rather than all of us bidding against one another on ebay for them.
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