Pretty Guns

I don’t know about you, but it’s already a point in the week where I just need to admire some pretty guns. So how about these?

Smith and Wesson .32 Single-Action Revolver, Serial no. 94421.

Smith and Wesson New Model No. 3, .44 Caliber Double-Action Navy Revolver, serial no. 23060.

I was sure that one time or another I had blogged about the Tiffany decorated guns before. However, I can’t seem to find any reference in the archives. But who really cares? Pretty guns are pretty guns worth sharing.

Regardless, these are works of art, which probably explains why they are on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. I am actually not much of a fan of the other Tiffany guns. They are beautiful in their own way, but they just seem a little blah compared to the colors and flair of these two.

I was reminded of this great display by a link to this article.

5 thoughts on “Pretty Guns”

  1. There is engraving which can be pretty and there is engraving that looks like an Ebola attack.
    For me, less is more.

  2. The Seattle Art Museum hosted a traveling exhibition of Tiffany art several years ago, I was working but Mrs. Drang went to it. I had shown her some examples of Tiffany-engraved gun on the internet, so she was disappointed there were none in the exhibit. She asked a guard, who got quite the belly laugh at the idea that the Seattle Art Museum would host an exhibit that included guns.
    I dunno, some of the crap the do show…

  3. Tiffany provided some Colt Potato diggers to the Rough Riders. Don’t think they were engraved.

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