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Re: Early's Pistol

Postby AZSneed » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:51 am

I like the character displays. Mike, I agree with you assessment of Early's gun, but he made it so deadly in the episode. The Lion. :D
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Re: Early's Pistol

Postby punctated » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:08 am

I like Early's pistol as well as Jayne's plastic pistol. I see both as single shot guns with the hammer/cocking mechanism at the end. Early's pistol could be a brake-open and a new bullet placed into the barrel.
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Re: Early's Pistol

Postby Joatrash » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:21 am

Well, if I really had to put a logical spin on things I'd assume they were energy based weapons of some kind. Early could likely afford something real fancy and Jayne would have to make due with a cheaper model that was more for concealment than stopping power...
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Re: Early's Pistol

Postby pennausamike » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:02 am

Joatrash wrote:Well, if I really had to put a logical spin on things I'd assume they were energy based weapons of some kind. Early could likely afford something real fancy and Jayne would have to make due with a cheaper model that was more for concealment than stopping power...


We know Early's pistol wasn't an energy weapon because it went BANG!
and then Zoe had to dig the slug out of Simon's leg.
"I'm better at putting these into people than the other way around", or words to that effect.

I'd lean more towards an electrical operated mechanism with the power supply and caseless ammo system
hidden in the grip area.
Seperate the grip from the frame to reload, sort of like a magazine fed autoloader.
Yeah, it's borderline gibberish;
but it's gibberish that fits the story logic of the 'verse and the reality of the prop.
Elegance at the cost of practicality,
like the windows on a Lamboghini Countach.

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Re: Early's Pistol

Postby Birdie » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:21 pm

So how does this fella work?

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Re: Early's Pistol

Postby Yellowjacket » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:04 am

I want that.
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Re: Early's Pistol

Postby pennausamike » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:45 am

Ah, yes, the 1893 Bittner.
KREL on the RPF discovered that awhile back.
Almost as nonsensical as the Jubal Early pistol,
'cept it has the triggerguard lever-action and room at the top for a stripper clip to load the ammo.

Very.....unique.

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Re: Early's Pistol

Postby Bronson BB » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:53 am

Birdie wrote:So how does this fella work?


I'll bite; who IS that fella?
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Re: Early's Pistol

Postby punctated » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:14 am

Sometimes a design doesn't have to make sense; better to stand out from the crowd.

Love that gun. Also a fan of Jubal Early's pistol :D
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Re: Early's Pistol

Postby pennausamike » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:20 am

Bronson BB wrote:
Birdie wrote:So how does this fella work?


I'll bite; who IS that fella?


pennausamike wrote:Ah, yes, the 1893 Bittner.
KREL on the RPF discovered that awhile back.
Almost as nonsensical as the Jubal Early pistol,
'cept it has the triggerguard lever-action and room at the top for a stripper clip to load the ammo.

Very.....unique.

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http://www.horstheld.com/0-Bittner.htm
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