Well, after considering whether it could be done correctly and creating a scratch build prototype that was way too fragile. i have finished (other than debating with myself over how weathered it is going to be, probably not much) the Cosmo-96...doing the same kind of Matsumoto style mods to a Mauser C-96 as he did to a Colt Dragoon...
I am very happy with the product, not as thin in the barrel as most Matsumoto weapons, since i wanted to leave it as a functioning airsoft pistol, but still owing a very definite debt to him.
Presenting Pirate Captain Einar Gosric's personal firearm, the Cosmo-96 one of only three in existence.
Along with 'Lorelei' his ship.
and more detail shots here
excuse the shoddy camera work