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Project by CampD posted 07-23-2014 12:32 PM 976 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Presentation Box for my Grandfathers Colt officers 38 special. This was used during WW1 by my Great grandfather/Grandfather and used during WW2 by my father.
So I had to create an authentic display box for it. Researched for pieces of the time, 1914 and this is the style that most were in.
Quarter sawn white oak, full panel top, floating bottom panel and joint splines.
I upgraded the padding (no foam available in 1914).
Not happy with the lock so I’ll see what I can find that’s more period.

-- Doug...





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ChrisK

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#1 posted 07-23-2014 12:45 PM

Very nice. Thanks to your Grandfather and Father for serving this great nation.

-- Chris K

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Knothead62

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#2 posted 07-23-2014 12:56 PM

Great job on the crafting of the box. I’m impressed with the grain of the oak. Thanks for sharing.
Keep it in a safe or heavy locker so it can be passed down a few more generations.

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RogerBean

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#3 posted 07-23-2014 03:46 PM

Nice home for a lovely old Colt.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 07-23-2014 03:50 PM

Doug, it’s a beautiful display box for that special family heirloom.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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mcoyfrog

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#5 posted 07-23-2014 06:52 PM

I’ve allways loved oak grain its just so awesome. The box is fabulous great job

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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CampD

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#6 posted 07-23-2014 10:26 PM

Here’s a pic of the storage compartment.
Finish is antique Oak stain with Tung oil.

-- Doug...

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 07-24-2014 12:54 AM

Outstanding! Beautiful job and great Presentation Box for a very fine revolver and family heirloom. If you haven’t done so, may I suggest you write out the full history of the revolver and your family, together with dates, and store it in the Presentation Box.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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CampD

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#8 posted 07-24-2014 11:28 AM

Hillbilly
Here’s a pic of dad, at 16 in 1942 proudly wearing it.

I had thought of adding a few items but your idea is a very good one.

-- Doug...

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HillbillyShooter

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#9 posted 07-24-2014 12:16 PM

Thanks, didn’t want to butt in but it’s what they’re always referring to as “provenance” on The Antiques Road Show. Also, I’d include that great picture of you father (or a copy). Again, thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Knothead62

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#10 posted 07-27-2014 06:39 PM

I wouldn’t recommend storing it in the box as it could draw moisture and cause rust. I saw a fellow take a new shotgun out of a case to use for the first time- it looked like it had the measles.

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