Sunday, November 16, 2008

Pardon my ignorance, but...

What is the threaded device in the picture above?

Also, there's something that doesn't look right about the cartridges. I also just noticed something else that seems wrong with the gun, unless it's just a trick of the light. Can you spot it?

I've never handled a Python, so I don't really know anything about them. But the more I look at this picture, the more I think this is only a replica. So what's the deal?


  1. Its a 3d artist rendering. Probably created with something like POV-Ray or some other ray tracing program. A couple years ago I came across a download of gun desktop wallpapers. This iamge, along with quite a few more were included, though this is one of the more photo-realistic ones that were in that package.

  2. Then I must say that that is an impressive ray trace. It looks like a photograph! But that does explain why there are so many small details that seem wrong.

  3. Yeah, Python grips are more rounded, the frame's too blocky, and the front sight and hammer are completely out of scale.

    I imagine the threaded gizmo is supposed to be a silencer, a device which is completely useless on 99% of revolvers out there. It does little good to trap the gases coming out the barrel if they're still squeezing through the cylinder gap...

  4. Wow. Good eyes, guys. I didn't catch that at all.