This photo of a gun from a bygone era goes viral after Baltimore police post it on Facebook

Photo via Baltimore Police Department/Facebook

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The Baltimore police department on Wednesday arrested a 36-year-old man with a loaded handgun after a traffic stop, and after the officers detained him, they took him to jail.

Then, the police department posted a photo of the gun to Facebook. And the internet took it from there.

Eastern DistrictOfficers arrest man with a loaded handgun during traffic stopOn March 1, 2017, officers from the…

Posted by Baltimore Police Department on Thursday, March 2, 2017

Does that look like a normal gun that we regularly see in the 21st century? No, it does not. It looks like a weapon from a bygone era when men wore muttonchops and when the country was on the verge of a civil war. Facebook commenters almost instantly made this photo a star.

A sampling.

Baltimore police gun Photo via Baltimore City Police/Facebook ()()

baltimore police gun Photo via Baltimore City Police/Facebook ()()

Baltimore police gun Photo via Baltimore City Police/Facebook ()()

Great job, everybody. Now, there’s only one thing left to do. Wait for President Lincoln to rise from his slumber and tweet about it.

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