Gun Presentation Case

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Project by renaissance_guy posted 05-30-2009 01:17 PM 6622 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The frame is made from Purpleheart. The various wood surfaces are veneers from a veneer sample pack.

The pistol is a Colt Ace. This is a .22 Caliber version of the famous M1911 .45 Automatic that was the standard-issue side arm for the United States armed forces from 1911 to 1985,

-- Life is about experiences.

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#1 posted 05-30-2009 02:58 PM

Nice! Great use of the various woods.

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#2 posted 05-30-2009 03:54 PM

Very well done! Beautiful box and pistol. I really like the finish.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#3 posted 05-30-2009 05:05 PM

Another great gun case nicely figured top

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 05-30-2009 05:30 PM

I like this! Great choice of woods.

-- Rick

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#5 posted 05-30-2009 05:34 PM

I thought I recognized that gun. That is one of my favorite side arms.

The box looks great. Good choice of wood.

Keep up the great work.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#6 posted 05-30-2009 05:54 PM

Beautiful and a great job, thanks for the post.

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

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#7 posted 05-30-2009 06:01 PM

Beautiful case.

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#8 posted 05-30-2009 06:25 PM

thats awsome

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#9 posted 05-30-2009 06:30 PM

276 days then you slam them in all in one day. My head is spinning. You been busy since you signed on.

Clean precise work. Nice projects. Useful, practical, methodically done with skillful intent. I like it!

Bet your a dead shot.


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

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#10 posted 05-30-2009 07:20 PM

Very nice, very very nice

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#11 posted 05-31-2009 07:03 AM

Thank you all for the complements.

-- Life is about experiences.

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#12 posted 05-31-2009 11:34 AM

Gotta love any caliber of Colt 1911.
Love the smell of sawdust and gun smoke.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#13 posted 02-14-2011 06:01 PM

nice case

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#14 posted 02-14-2011 06:03 PM

Fine home for the fine 1911.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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