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Gavil HVS Snub 06A by VulnePro Gavil HVS Snub 06A by VulnePro
And another Gavil snubnose

The Gavil HVS 06A is meatier snubnose revolver than the previously posted Z11. This is a weapon favored by private investigations, thus you would find many I.P.I.O.s and C.T.E.O.s carrying this as both a primary and backup weapon.

Being an HVS weapon having a short barrel is less of an issue with accuracy (SABOT rounds more or less) but it's still more of an up close and personal kind of shettier. It packs a punch though and could do a considerable number on most sendai lacking high end armored bodies.

This example has a parkerized color case hardened frame (which accounts for the rainbow marbling) with blue parkerized cylinder and trim. This weapon also has a combat grip but, unlike, the Z11 it is designed for combat situations. The nose on this weapon drops down with the cylinder attached, just pop the release and slop a new one in. Much faster to load than the Z11 was.

The 06a has some design cues that very slightly echo a line of custom revolvers manufactured by Renhold-Wyck (a pending revolver design by :icongenocidalpenguin: ). This is because Renhold-Wyck is comprised of a team of ex-Gavil designers that splintered off to form their own company. Both designs became popular though Renhold-Wyck's designs are more rare simply due to them being custom made by a smaller company. Renhold-Wyck's designs are also more coveted for their rarity.

Pencil thumb converted to digital inks and colors in Photoshop CS3. Color case hardened texture handmade in Photoshop by me.

EDIT: As was noted by the first comment below I had forgotten to change the firing pin from the top to the bottom seeing as this is an under barrel design. I knew I had subconsciously put it in the top position for some time and kept forgetting to move the pesky thing, it's now aligned with the barrel. It's also thinner because of the nature of how these work in TKP, explained below:

With the notion of firing pins brought up I should explain a bit that this isn't using a firing pin in the conventional sense. Many Theos shettier use what's called an electro cap ignition system. The shett's are typically some form of gell encased round usually a SABOT type. The gell is actually the propellant and the firing pin, in this case, is actually puncturing the gell and sending an electric current into it to ignite the propellants. Due to this approach some weapons can even be caseless in nature with the gell itself being a hardened casing that is ignited however many systems do still use casings of some form that need to be ejected (autos).

Have a great weekend folks!
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Liquid-Grievous Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very cool. It looks very detailed and a fun concept
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kingbob24 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome it looks like a combination of steampunk and futuristic design.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
My thanks! The color case hardening (marbleized color it has to the frame) does kinda give it a steampunk-ish vibe I suppose :)
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flaketom Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Beautiful design!
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you kindly :)
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Both revolvers are gorgeous!

Suddenly feel like I want to watch a TKP version of Taxi driver... featuring these guns during the climax.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
My thanks Rob :) It's a totally conceivable thing that such scenarios happen in Theos, more often than not with sendai. They can be pretty skittery and when they begin to lose their marbles things like that tend to happen. I suppose your suggested scenario is a component of why I tend to approach my setting in the way that I do, I'm more interested in a classic sensibility and aesthetic than the usual sterile sci-fi. The clinical sci look just doesn't excite me, I like texture, a sense of tactile, a connection to those that create their environment, a sense of lived in. This wasn't inspired by Taxi Driver (which of course is an amazing film) but I'm sure you get the idea. Theos is a future with a humanity lacking a coherent sense of their origin and past so much of their aesthetic world view is constructed from what fragments of the past they still have, such as an old catalog of small arms, automobiles, art history, etc. So they build upon what little they have of the past and all the current history that defines where their sense of identity (what they can parse) actually occupies now and it all gets thrown into the (TKP) blender.
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Mifune013 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like revolver that have the barrel aligned with the bottom cylinder like this. Wish more revolvers followed this design philosophy.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yeah they're not as common. The most familiar ones are probably the Chaiappa revolvers.

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Togasa's Mataba revolver in Ghost in the Shell was pretty much a Chiappa Rhino.
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Mifune013 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought his gun more closely resembles the Mateba Autorevolver.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Actually, I stand corrected, you're quite right, Togusa's weapon is that very weapon. I did know that awhile back but it faded away when the Chiappa Rhinos kept coming up in Google searches for the Mateba. I confused the two because the Rhino is actually designed by the Mateba designer with both weapons being Italian in origin. It seems you have to search Mateba auto revolver to get the actual Mateba dominating its image search(though the Rhino's do still come up as well which isn't surprising). My ole' cracker-barrel is too full of stuff.

You're totally right though, that is exactly what Togusa's weapon is. That said both weapons; the Mateba and the Rhino are pretty much aesthetically the same as to basic design and both are under barrel types. The designer of the Mateba was Emilio Ghisoni and he co designed the Chiappa Rhino revolvers with Antonio Cudazzo so their pretty much sibling designs I suppose. There are differences that define them but visually they're both very similar and stand out among most revolver designs.
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dat HVS.

Very cool looking gun, definitely unique and fitting in your universe :D
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
My thanks man :)
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shakken Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
I hate that I'm always the one to nitpick on things like this but it just caught my eye;

Hammer and firing pin at the top of the cylinder... barrel at the bottom.

Peace bro! ^^
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yup, knew that, just forgot to delete it/move it. Just put it up there without thinking because under barrels are not the norm. It's an electric current that ignites the rounds but the charge and you really don't need to see the post but it would still need to be on the bottom if I keep it as a visual cue. Thanks for noting it, cause I keep forgetting about the damn thing @_@
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