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King of Bling: The Million-Euro Rifle

by S.P. Fjestad   |  November 28th, 2012 19
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If Liberace was still alive, he’d have to own this gun!

I’m going to keep the text very short on this Gun of the Week, as the images will speak much better than my words. But here’s what you have to remember about this gun:

  • The high relief ornamentation that appears to have been welded on the metal surfaces has actually been relief engraved from an oversized barrel and frame. Anybody catch the slight vertical and horizontal lines on the closeup of the frame where the action opens?
  • Upon close inspection, the nuggets on the end of the gold veins actually have hundreds of diamonds inlaid into them.
  • The forearm tip and pistol grip cap have been relief carved in great detail out of solid chunks of ivory.
  • The Swarovski scope was gold plated at the factory, and the scope rings are works of art unto themselves.

I know what you are thinking – how long did it take to complete this gun, and how much does it cost? The work was completed by Scheiring GmbH in Ferlach, Austria, long known for its ultra-high quality long arms. It took the company’s master craftsmen four to five years to finally get it completed.

What’s the asking price? When I was in Scheiring’s booth at the most recent IWA Show in Nürnberg, Germany, the price of a million-plus euros was bantered around. The owner would certainly be guaranteed a one-of-a-kind item, as Scheiring has no plans to build another one!

Images and information courtesy of Scheiring GmbH. For more from S.P. Fjestad, check out his blog at BlueBookOfGunValues.com.

  • outdoorfrontiers

    Obviously no one will EVER fire that rifle. I love a nicely engraved rifle or shotgun, but that's just a tad over the top!

    • Wolvie

      Saying that is a tad over the top is like saying the Titanic is a tad damp.

  • pajarigirls

    Holy. Crap.

  • Bob

    On the taste scale, this didn't even register.

  • detroitheat

    That is just stupid!!!!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/john.hobbs.712 John Hobbs

    and the caliber??

  • NOYFB

    Um, no.

  • Mack Missiletoe

    So… how does it shoot? Haha

  • Wolvie

    "I know what you are thinking – how long did it take to complete this gun, and how much does it cost?"

    Actually, what I was thinking was, "Who would bother wasting the time and money to make something so hideous?"

    Elton John called…he wants his rifle back.

  • Starky

    By far the most butt ugly firearm I have ever seen. Putting this in the gun vault would cause the other firearms to throw up.

  • J2B

    So, how does it shoot?

  • Ken Price

    What caliber is the rifle? I can see myself using it for hog hunting!

  • JohnMN

    Despite 4 years of work by all the kings horses and all the kings men… you still can't make a rifle with a hogback curved-comb buttstock look good!!

  • aabigbill

    The woodwork is nice but the metal work is just plain ugly. If I had it ant first thing I would do is sale it. And get something decent.

  • Tim-LV

    No. I think Liberace was too straight for this gun. I wonder what caliber it is.

  • Russ Derry

    What is the world is this thing good for?

  • G. Geier

    How accurate is it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.mccann.52 Tony McCann

    I love guns is an understatement. But, I would not give you a buck and a half for that gun. Sure it's a one of a kind. But, give me a break. This thing is ugly to the extrem. Not to mention non-functional. It may shoot but, who would want to even test fire the thing. The raised art work (if you can call it that) is gualdy at best. Give me inlaid work anyday. Who ever thunk this monstrosity up was to rich and stupid for their own good and they need to be committed.

  • https://www.facebook.com/ernie.white.9216 Ernie White

    I would not buy that rifle even if I had the money to do so…
    To me a rifle is a tool!!
    I don't care for all that fancy stuff…

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