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Interest Firefly Extended Universe Model 47S 'Snub' Pistol

Discussion in 'Project Runs' started by dr_slurpee, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. dr_slurpee

    dr_slurpee Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    My friend Karl and I have been working on a compact/snub version of Ol' Tightpants favourite pistol which we are calling the Model 47S since he did the Model 47, and he and I did the Model 47A (both all metal with wood grips). After batting around ideas amongst ourselves and getting some community feedback/ideas over at Fireflyprops it's taking a physical form by way of Karl's talented hands and my planning. I can't wait to start assembling and patinaing them!

    It's a break action type design where a magazine would be loaded into the back of the forward section, designed to have the feel of the 47 and 47A without being simply a chopped version. It maintains many design elements and cues but most have been slightly altered to meet make for a compact, aggressive looking pistol.

    Here is the prototype in progress.
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    And a quick and dirty Photoshop job of how the break action could turn out (it's partly still in planning).
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    And in case you want to see our work from the 47A, here are some pics (these are NOT for sale)
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    The idea is to offer possibly 2 versions of this if there is enough interest.

    All metal (cast brass and aluminum) $400-450 range

    • Cast brass "shroud" pieces
    • Cast aluminum grip frame/trigger guard/trigger
    • Contoured walnut grips
    • Working trigger with internal "clicker"
    • Hinged break action
    • Removable magazine
    • POSSIBLY moving safety thumblever
    • Fully assembled with dark patina
    • Details subject to change as project progresses

    All resin $125 range

    • Brass "shroud" pieces cast in brass coloured resin
    • Grip frame/trigger guard/trigger cast in aluminum coloured resin
    • Grips cast in a resin 'wood-like' material
    • Working sprung trigger
    • Hinged break action
    • Removable magazine
    • POSSIBLY moving safety thumblever
    • Most likely kit form (fully assembled as an option)
    • Details subject to change as project progresses

    As mentioned it's still a work in progress and we're hoping to gauge interest before going further with it because it's been a lot of work and if there isn't sufficient interest then we can't afford to keep going.

    All Metal Interest List:
    1. TurnipyOdour (offsite)
    2. Yellowjacket (offsite)
    3. Msglaigaie (offsite)
    4. Dao2
    5. scottjua

    Resin Interest List:
    1. msglaigaie
    2. Sundowner

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  2. Dao2

    Dao2 Well-Known Member

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    :eek: interested
     
  3. dr_slurpee

    dr_slurpee Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great to hear Dao2, which version are you interested in, all metal or resin?
     
  4. Prefect42

    Prefect42 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You two do amazing work. I hope this is a HUGE success.

    Ted.
     
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  5. pennausamike

    pennausamike Sr Member

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    interested in a simplified resin version

    Mike
     
  6. Dao2

    Dao2 Well-Known Member

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    sorry forgot, metal!
     
  7. dr_slurpee

    dr_slurpee Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks Dao2, have you added to the interest list for a metal one.

    Anyone else interested? Any questions or comments?
     
  8. dr_slurpee

    dr_slurpee Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Another bump!
     
  9. msglaigaie

    msglaigaie New Member

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    I think you have me listed on the FF site, but to be sure......Yes, a metal "hero" and a resin to accompany it. I wish to be included in both listings. These are just too pretty not to have one.
     
  10. dr_slurpee

    dr_slurpee Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great! Added you to the lists!
     
  11. Dao2

    Dao2 Well-Known Member

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    more the merrier ;p
     
  12. dr_slurpee

    dr_slurpee Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Bump for hopefully further interest.
     
  13. Sundowner

    Sundowner Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Oh heck, put me down for a resin kit I suppose. I've only looked at this thread everyday this week
     
  14. scottjua

    scottjua Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    All metal for me!
     
  15. dr_slurpee

    dr_slurpee Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Lists updated! Though if there isn't a growth in interest it won't be a viable project.
     
  16. msglaigaie

    msglaigaie New Member

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    I will not like seeing this project fade, but I cannot invest in more than one each on this one. We need to recruit!
     
  17. Zachnikatel

    Zachnikatel New Member

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    Interested in a metal one if this is still a thing.
     
  18. Sundowner

    Sundowner Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I wish it was still going through. I love the compact version
     
  19. Unit357

    Unit357 Active Member

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    I'd be interested in a resin one, if this is still in the works
     
  20. dr_slurpee

    dr_slurpee Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sadly this project died, there wasn't enough interest to justify time and costs to move any further on it. Seems the fate of many Firefly related projects now. :(


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  21. scottjua

    scottjua Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hell... make it a new 47a/b/c plus snub, and I bet you'll get tons of interest. I will help champion it all over the internets. ^_^
     
  22. EasternBloc

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    Sad to see such a cool project fizzle. If it ever looks like it might come to fruition, I am fully onboard for a metal version! Stay shiny!
     
  23. Sundowner

    Sundowner Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I agree, I was super excited to see a model 47 variant.
     
  24. Dao2

    Dao2 Well-Known Member

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    :( sad panda
     
  25. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

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    Cool to see Firefly stuff still has some fans!
    I was lucky enough to snag a Model 47A when that run happened. It's gorgeous and I love it as much today as when I first got it. :thumbsup
     
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