Sunday, June 29, 2008

Two Famous Crime Guns

The first one is the cut-down M1 Carbine carried by Patty Hearst in the bank robbery for which she was convicted and later pardoned. That blue coat with the orange lining is what she was wearing during the heist.

And this is the UniGun, made from scratch by the Unibomber, Ted Kaczynski:These and many more guns are in the Newseum in Washington, DC.
And now with the Unibomber's cabin, fully re-assembled.

It smells funny.


phlegmfatale said...

Unibomber looked hygienically challenged, so maybe they left all the funk intact. Ew.

Anonymous said...

In Kaczynski's diary he claimed that the gun "worked well" and that he got "as much accuracy out of it as I'd expect from an inexperienced pistol shot like me." Given those statements, I don't see how the FBI could claim that the gun had never been fired, as they assert in the placard accompanying the exhibit.

greasedog said...

The Patty Hurst gun is a Iver Johnson 30cal Enforcer.