Back in the 80's before they went bankrupt the original Springfield Armory company briefly offered colored coatings for guns.
The American Handgunner did a write-up and among the pictured guns was an apple Red 1911 sitting in a bowl of real apples, a Red, White, and Blue 1911, and several models with Gold parts and colored slides and frames.
They said that one customer had his home defense AK-47 totally coated in Shocking Pink.
His idea on that was, if he ever had to actually use it, he would dare a lawyer to flourish the AK in front of a jury and claim that it was a horrible "assault weapon".
Some people will try to sell anything!...I am surprised-I am acquanted with this dealer and he generally offers a nicer line of products than other dealers in my area...Guess everyone has junk they want to get rid of.
And yet, it is a collector's item.
Is it ugly? Hell, yeah!!
Would you want to be found with it in your last dying moment? Hell, no way!
But then again, as Dfarriswheel tutored us once more with his fine wisdom: it's a gun with a piece of company history.
Rare and special. Therefor it will most certainly will find a way into a S&W collector's vault. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif