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CHS
07-28-2010, 4:18 PM
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/07/125-piece_puzzle_in_6_different_met.html

"Michigan machinist GarE Maxton makes many different types of interlocking solid puzzles of this type, but this one, which he calls The Intimidator, is his masterpiece. Starting the disassembly process requires a special key. Once diassembled, about 20 of the pieces can be recombined to make a functioning single-shot pistol. Other parts of the puzzle separately and securely store "a customized set of tools, all necessary hardware, 45 caliber bullets, a standard sight, a laser sight, a cannister containing black powder pellets, a secure storage area for 209 shotgun primers, a spent primer removal tool and a ramrod for loading the bullets."

Sounds like it's black powder, so legal in even California :)

CHS
07-28-2010, 4:24 PM
Here's a youtube video about the gun/puzzle:

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Strange thing is, on his website he shows off a tax stamp for it. I'm guessing he registered it as an AOW. But it's a muzzle-loading black powder pistol. It shouldn't need NFA registration as far as I know... Very strange.

socalblue
07-28-2010, 4:49 PM
Registration as an AOW is for CYA purposes. The AOW definition is really intended for those different & strange firearms that don't fall into a standard category & this certainly fits!

BroncoBob
07-28-2010, 5:45 PM
I found it very interesting piece of work and whats up with the blue finger nail polish on his middle finger on his right hand? :confused:

kurac
07-28-2010, 7:17 PM
very strange, the guy has that serial killer look.

sideshowhr
07-28-2010, 7:18 PM
now they'll ban all rubik's cubes on planes cause of this guy :p

craneman
07-28-2010, 7:19 PM
That guy has a lot of time on his hands. He is obviously quite intelligent and has some serious metal working and machining skills. That puzzle he built is amazing on its own, but that it can be reassembled to a working firearm just blew the cool factor through the roof! I gotta admit though, the blue nail polish is freakin me out abit.

gbp
07-28-2010, 7:31 PM
sweet, a lot of work and imagination went into that one

CSACANNONEER
07-28-2010, 7:44 PM
It is not a muzzleloader. It's loaded from the breach and then assembled.

CHS
07-28-2010, 8:11 PM
It is not a muzzleloader. It's loaded from the breach and then assembled.

It's both. The powder is loaded into the breach, but the bullet is loaded via the muzzle, hence the ramrod.

RTE
07-28-2010, 8:31 PM
Now picture him trying to put that together in an airplane bathroom.

The blue finger nail
It's obviously one he made to replace the one that got pulled out while he was making something cool :D

audihenry
07-29-2010, 12:01 AM
http://blog.makezine.com/upload/2010/07/125-piece_puzzle_in_6_different_met/maxton00.jpg

http://blog.makezine.com/upload/2010/07/125-piece_puzzle_in_6_different_met/maxton01.jpg

http://blog.makezine.com/upload/2010/07/125-piece_puzzle_in_6_different_met/maxron02.jpg

"Michigan machinist GarE Maxton makes many different types of interlocking solid puzzles of this type, but this one, which he calls The Intimidator, is his masterpiece. Starting the disassembly process requires a special key. Once diassembled, about 20 of the pieces can be recombined to make a functioning single-shot pistol."

Mstrty
07-29-2010, 12:05 AM
Wow.. I got to get me one of these.

Ed_Hazard
07-29-2010, 12:08 AM
Wait for it....

Any minute now, calling all cars...

Ed_Hazard
07-29-2010, 12:11 AM
:dupe:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=326225

:D

sevensix2x51
07-29-2010, 12:16 AM
why do dupes always come in waves? is this thing posted on reddit or something?

UserM4
07-29-2010, 12:18 AM
How is that a masterpiece if you can't use all of the pieces?

sevensix2x51
07-29-2010, 12:30 AM
you can use them all, they just dont all make a gun.



your mind will gradually give you ideas. if they involve a human colon; youre going to hell.

SJgunguy24
07-29-2010, 12:53 AM
No way that can be legal in CA. Wouldn't that be considered a zip gun? If not, boy could I come up with some cool stuff.

Ed_Hazard
07-29-2010, 1:30 AM
No way that can be legal in CA. Wouldn't that be considered a zip gun? If not, boy could I come up with some cool stuff.

Interesting Q, would it be ok if it was registered as an AOW? I believe thats what was said the builder did to CHA.

CSACANNONEER
07-29-2010, 4:49 AM
It's both. The powder is loaded into the breach, but the bullet is loaded via the muzzle, hence the ramrod.

Legally, it can not be both. I believe that there is a legal definition of "muzzleloader" which says that the charge needs to be loaded from the front. This does not meet any definition of "muzzleloader" that I have ever seen.

dragonbait1a
07-29-2010, 11:34 AM
I thought that the definition was for "Cartridge" firearms, if the charge, primer and projectile are separate it's not a cartridge firearm? Screwbarrel black powder pistols are as old as muzzleloaders...

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Barabas
07-29-2010, 9:06 PM
Darn, I thought this was going to be about the PS74 Multical and all I got was a puzzle gun dupe.

Lackdog
07-30-2010, 1:02 PM
Not real quick in times of danger but pretty amazing nonetheless. A puzzle I'm sure you'd find entertaining.

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robcoe
07-30-2010, 1:18 PM
Probably illegal in California, or will be once a politician sees it.

Depending on the price I might have to buy one before that happens, looks like fun.

Rotoflex
07-30-2010, 1:41 PM
thats cool!

-hanko
07-30-2010, 1:57 PM
Darn, I thought this was going to be about the PS74 Multical and all I got was a puzzle gun dupe.
Dammit, Barabas...you took the words out of my mouth. Wish I would have seen this post yesterday.:D:D

-hanko

Munk
07-30-2010, 4:12 PM
Probably illegal in California, or will be once a politician sees it.

Depending on the price I might have to buy one before that happens, looks like fun.

looks like a 1 off thing that he made. Even if it's not, this is a muzzle loader, so the restrictions on it are much lower. The only issue i think, is that it would be off roster as a pistol, and being under 10" OAL it would not be exempt until you add some barrel length.

RideIcon
07-30-2010, 7:00 PM
Is it just me, or is this thing retarded?

how hard is it to build a box around a glock?

now if all the pieces went together to make a rifle or something, that would be cool

Barabas
07-30-2010, 7:07 PM
He's a metals artist, which tend towards pretension more so than most, not a firearms aficionado. He probably did it to be the edgy, dangerous guy in his social circle. They get all the cougars, doncha know?