With the debate surrounding gun control once again brought to the fore in light of the recent shooting spree that took place at a U.S. Navy Yard in Washington D.C., a giant Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum letterbox is perhaps not the most subtle show of political stance.
The .44 Magnum, owned by Roger Buchko, 49 measures close to the size of a postal truck, as evidenced by photos. The gun barrel acts as the letter collector that is high enough for the mailman to insert mail in without having to get out of the truck. The gun, located in Lopatcong Township, New Jersey, weighs in at about 350 pounds, while the base weighs a remarkable 1,200 pounds. While Buchko, a semi-retired cabinet maker, is quoted as advocating gun rights, he says this was not a political message of any kind and only made it after seeing similar designs on the Internet.
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