Giant gun for a mailbox – Roger Buchko spent months constructing this 10-foot-long, 5-foot-high exact replica of a Smith & Wesson Magnum .44 that doubles as his mailbox. The New Jersey man claims to be making no political statement with the enormous firearm replica and that he is only trying to drum up interest in his cabinet-making business.
Giant gun for a mailbox – The giant model is made of plywood, PVC plastic, oak and mahogany.
Giant gun for a mailbox – The beginnings of the mailbox's cylinder. Buchko says his model is exactly 11-1 scale.
Giant gun for a mailbox – Here's the replica just before it got the 5 gallons of paint needed to cover it.
Giant gun for a mailbox – The .44 Magnum replica at close range.
Giant gun for a mailbox – Buchko says his Phillipsburg, New Jersey, neighbors have been supportive.