Action: Turning the handle causes the hunter to train his gun in twelve directions. From one of the directions he finds himself looking down the gun barrel at an elk. There is a bonging noise and the elk collapses. Sometimes the elk falls right away, sometimes it takes its time. We may surmise that, in the case of a long delay, the hunter has fired a tranquilliser dart.
NRA approached for endorsement but no reply so far.
Label: Most Sports Favour a Level playing field. That’s why, half-way through a football game, the teams change ends to equalise any effects of the slope of the ground of the direct of the wind. When opposing sides do not belong to the same species, any attempt to even out the chances of winning are not thought practical. This is why elks have never been issued with firearms.
Materials: Limewood, boxwood, oak, birch, brass, steel, copper, string, lead, POM, leather, Liquitex.
Dims: H 160 x W 220 x D 100
Price : £895.00
Edition of 3
SOLD – No. 1: date stamped 16 8 18, two dovetail joints at box corners, four notches to housing joints on vertical struts, oak ball feet, variant wording on label “considered impractical”, matt finish to elk, usually collapses quickly. Thin string tail.
SOLD – No. 2: date stamped 28 8 18, three dovetail joints to box corners, two notches to joints on vertical struts, birch ball feet, wording on label “not thought practical”, gloss finish to elk, grassy knoll fastened with M3 grub screw to facilitate servicing, slower collapse. Two holes in base- one was a mistake. No tail because maker Googled “Elk” and found they don’t have much of a tail.
SOLD – No. 3: date stamped 28 8 18, three dovetails, two notches, birch ball feet, “not thought practical”, gloss finish, M3 screw to grassy knoll, collapse sometimes painfully slow. No tail.