Rockey Mountain Custom Built Rifle

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Project by gunsmith posted 04-10-2009 04:09 AM 2990 views 7 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This custom built Mauser Rifle chambered in 7MM Remington Magnum features exhibition grade American tiger striped black walnut wood with rosewood tip and cap. This unique rifle is adorned with hand carved scrolls and fish scales. The Remington Magnum is custom fit in the hand-made walnut wood box. The front of the box contains a hand carved elk scene in the center and bird’s eye maple panels on the left and right. This package is a one-of-a-kind and was built exclusively for the R.M.E.F Red Rose chapter as a donation to help wildlife habitat.

-- Bernie Stemplinger

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#1 posted 04-10-2009 04:14 AM

Oh yea, that’s sweet!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 04-10-2009 04:33 AM

Beautiful work, Bernie.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 04-10-2009 04:56 AM

Beautiful case and gun. very nice.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#4 posted 04-10-2009 04:58 AM

Now that’s some fantastic carving. Great job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 04-10-2009 05:14 AM

Wonderful work but would anyone ever dare take it into the field?
I felt bad the first time I dinged the walnut stock on my .300 Weatherby.
I tried to refinish the stock and I don’t know what Weatherby put on it but it was so tough no solvent/stripper I could find would touch it. I had to scrape and sand it off.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#6 posted 04-10-2009 05:15 AM

Fantastic display of talent. WOW

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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John Gray

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#7 posted 04-10-2009 05:18 AM

Beautiful, great job!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#8 posted 04-10-2009 06:25 AM

Wow, as a hunter/gun collector and wood worker, I am impressed.

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Michael Hacker

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#9 posted 04-10-2009 06:39 AM

beautiful firearm, great presentation box, and excellent carvings!

please post some build photo’s and further details… its ALL IN THE DETAILS, and pictures!

keep up the excellent work, and keep posting, we need more gunsmith woodworking projects!

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#10 posted 04-10-2009 07:01 AM

Carvings is a skill i wanna have, i love anything from it, but its still hard to do LOL.
i would hang that rifle on wall instead of taking it to jungle, too nice.
thanks for posting.


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#11 posted 04-10-2009 09:26 AM

Beautiful work.

LesB, My theory is when I have a new rifle or what ever, the sooner there is a small beauty mark the sooner I don’t have to worry about it any more! :-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 04-10-2009 01:38 PM

Thanks all for your comments Im new to this site. Rusty on my computer skills so if you like I will post more projects for all to see and get inspired and possible new ideas for your projects. Keep up with all your great work. God bless all

-- Bernie Stemplinger

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Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 04-10-2009 02:46 PM

Sweet! Beautiful craftsmanship.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 04-10-2009 02:59 PM

Beautiful rocco carving, reminscent of the Kentucky longrifle. I’ve been a member of the RMEF for many years.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#15 posted 04-10-2009 04:00 PM

That is amazing. I only dream of doing work like that. Or having the patience to do it.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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