Originally Posted by Twaltz628
From my experience with this, It would be harder than one would expect.
The part scanners will record specific points of the part surface, matching the resolution of the scanner (IOW, no complex milling patterns with an low-end scanner). Next, these points need to be "stitched" together to create a surface model (bit more complex than a typical solid model). From there, it can be milled but would probably require a powerful CAM software, since the geometry data is scanned and not CAD created, it's not "smooth" (not sure if that makes sense).
Another issue is that it the scanner will not have the internal geometry. A clamshell marker like a 98 custom would be fine, but something like an old autococker body would have to be measured in other ways. Lastly, you probably wouldn't be able to sell any marker created for copyright reasons, unless you make you're own notable modifications.
In short, to answer you're question, yes recreating a rare marker is technically possible. No, it is economically feasible, especially considering the equipment / software to achieve the necessary precision.
That is the answer that I expected. I had no plan for what i would do with the "cloned" guns, I just thought it was an interesting idea. I was thinking more along the lines of taking a old classic Intimidator body and making a ripper more than making a gun from a block of solid aluminum.
Thanks for the explanation, it does make sense