A 49-year-old gun fanatic has created a giant mailbox in the shape of a .44 Magnum revolver.

The New Jersey man based the design on his own Smith & Wesson, and came up with the idea after surfing the internet for inspiration. He spent a few hours every day for four months putting the mailbox together.

He insists that it's not meant to be a political statement.

He says that most people have complimented the mailbox and taken pictures of it, but one person did throw eggs at it.