Mar. 25th, 2007

[identity profile] ancalagon-tb.livejournal.com
Hello

While this may not have the high dramatic impact or plot relevance of recent posts, I thought it would entertain some of you.

Jacob's revolver was inspired by the LeMat Revolver, a Civil War era black powder weapon. What was particular about it was it's double barrel design - there was single shot shotgun barrel in the center of the gun, with a revolver built around it, resulting in a second barrel on top and a cylinder holding 9 shots.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemat

The concept was modernized and made bigger - the center barrel is a 12 gauge and the "upper pistol" barrel shoots .50 S&W magnum, the biggest commercially available handgun cartridge.

http://www.shootingtimes.com/handgun_reviews/monster_1103/

Game balance wise, you can get pretty much the same results by carrying a desert eagle and a sawed off shotgun, so I think it's ok.

Of course, it's only after I came up with this concept and sent it to Ms Danson that I found this:

http://web.archive.org/web/20030406083234/http://www.pfeifer-waffen.at/Zeliska2.pdf

It's in German, but basically, it's a revolver that shoots 0.600 elephant gun bullets, and makes the .50 magnum look like a BB gun. It certainly made the german guy holding it look like a small child with a beard. (read more about the bullet here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.600_Nitro_Express)

Since Jacob has already used the LeMat 2049 (a gun he built himself) in game and since there aren't any game data on what stats an elephant gun bullet has, I guess I will stick with the LeMat concept!

cheers,
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