One of my favorite video game characters is Agent 47, the anti-hero protagonist of IO Interactive’s Hitman series of video games. He’s stoic, he’s got a dark sense of humor, and he’s extremely talented at blending into his surroundings to infiltrate tough-to-enter places. He’s a man of many talents.
As one would expect, he’s also adept at killing people using a wide range of weapons and equipment. He can take out a man at a distance using a scoped rifle, or get in close using his garrote or one of his many handguns. He even has a favorite: his Silverballer .45ACP handgun.
Agent 47’s Signature Handgun: the Silverballer .45ACP
Based on the real-life Colt M1911A1 from Arcadia Machine & Tool, Agent 47’s signature weapon is every bit as deadly as it is beautiful. I’ve enjoyed using it in the many Hitman games, but wondered: does a replica of the Hitman silverballers exist?
It turns out that there are at least a few realistic looking copies of Agent 47’s Silverballers, and they look pretty much spot on.
Aside from the missing medallion, this one looks pretty sharp. It’s got that beautiful patina I love to see, which is funny considering I’ve never owned and will probably never own a firearm of any kind. Perhaps it reminds me of a good pair of denim? In any case…
In addition to the one seen in the video above, another person made one by modifying an AMT Hardballer. I understand that they’re pretty common, so you could pick one and set about modifying it to look like Agent 47’s iconic Silverballers.
I’m no gun smith, but it seems that the major changes are the addition of Pachmayr grips and the custom engraving us Hitman fans know and love. If you’re interested in making your own Hitman silverballers, please do! While you’re at it, take a bunch of pictures and I’ll update this article to include them.
Now we just need to hope that the next Hitman game comes out one of these years…