John H. Watson's Service Revolver

deck5

Sr Member
This is a conceptual piece; it's not a specific replica from any Sherlock Holmes production. It began life as a few dollar store items, including this:



After a bit of work:


 

deck5

Sr Member
That looks amazingly real. Do you have any pictures of its conversion?
Thanks! Here's a pic from a earlier on in the conversion process. Above, the original dollar cap gun; below, the same gun with a few mods -- "MADE IN CHINA" sanded away, a new barrel & sight, a pull knob on the end of the cylinder axle, and an extractor added. Also, a few machine-screw details are added to the frame.



The barrel is an aluminum tube, and the round sight is tiny bit of wood. The paint is flat black with graphite rubbed in, sealed with matte clear coat.

Later mods included detail on the grip, and a completely new hammer built with epoxy putty over the tiny little original one.
 

Yellowjacket

Well-Known Member
That is a thing of beauty. The attention to detail, from the execution of the box to the pistol itself, is amazing.
 

Cadeian

Active Member
That is a wonderful idea that is beautifully executed!

I...I'm probably gonna have to steal this one for my Holmes display - if I can pull it off half as well.

I REALLY like this.
 

CB2001

Master Member
Really? I wouldn't have thought it was particularly Lovecraftian. Wrong time period, for a start.
Well, they do period related stuff, not just Lovecraftian stuff, but also some stuff that falls into steampunk. In fact, most recently, they had posted a link to someone's LeMat pistol article, which were guns made in 1870.
 

deck5

Sr Member
That is a wonderful idea that is beautifully executed!

I...I'm probably gonna have to steal this one for my Holmes display - if I can pull it off half as well.

I REALLY like this.
By all means, and thanks! If you bought a revolver in Victorian England, it would have come in a box quite like this, not so much for display as for transportation and storage.
 

deck5

Sr Member
Amazing work! You'd never know that came from a dollar store item.
Thanks! Several dollar-store items are in there, in fact: the box, the hinges and latch, the red fabric (it was a polyester tablecloth), and the craft foam underneath the fabric providing padding.
 

Propnomicon

Well-Known Member
Really? I wouldn't have thought it was particularly Lovecraftian. Wrong time period, for a start.
Well, it's crazy awesome, plus I just finished reading the Mythos/Holmes crossover anthology "Shadows Over Baker Street". So it's canon, if you squint. Heh.

That aside, it's a beautiful piece of work.
 
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