Wall Mounted Gun Rack

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 07-26-2016 02:49 PM 1785 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A variation of an 1856 Winchester design wall mounted Gun Rack.

West African Sapele

Designed to accommodate four long guns, with an expanded capacity lower compartment for hand guns.
The lower compartment locks and also secures in two Locking Bars to keep the long guns in place.
A feature in the lower compartment also accommodates positioning my favorite handgun in such a way that it can be extracted rapidly if a situation warrants it.
This compartment also holds more handguns and extra ammo.
The cradles are felt lined.

The Sapele has beautiful figured grain, and to show it off, the finish selected was boiled Linseed Oil and several top coats of clear Shellac.
Sapele is VERY hard and my blades suffered, but I think the project overall came out nice.

I have included some of the process photos from making this Gun Rack and I hope you like it.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 07-26-2016 03:05 PM

Pretty wood, nice design, good looking guns. One of my best friends has over a hundred guns, really, so I don’t think he tries to display them…................(-:

I like the relative simplicity of design, although I guess gun racks don’t need to be complex. You are filling up that house of yours with some beautiful items…...........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 07-26-2016 03:07 PM

Thanks Jim.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#3 posted 07-26-2016 03:10 PM

I like it ............GREAT JOB


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#4 posted 07-26-2016 03:44 PM

beautiful rack

-- CaptFerd

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#5 posted 07-26-2016 03:46 PM

Nicely done!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#6 posted 07-26-2016 03:59 PM

Well thought out, nice.

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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#7 posted 07-26-2016 06:32 PM

Very nice

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#8 posted 07-26-2016 06:49 PM

That is really cool. Love the wood and design. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 07-26-2016 08:21 PM

Your design of the gun rack is certainly classic and your craftsmanship is superb. Nicely done Eric!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#10 posted 07-26-2016 09:20 PM

This is a nice practical project. You’ve done a nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#11 posted 07-26-2016 09:44 PM

Nice Job.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#12 posted 07-26-2016 11:17 PM

Very nice gun rack and storage, Eric. That looks like a Benjamin pellet gun in there too!
Is that middle hand gun a 32 called ” The American” ??

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 07-27-2016 12:10 AM

Hi Jim
Heckler & Koch USP .45
Remington 1187 semi-auto 7 shot 12 gauge
Ruger 10-22 .22 caliber rifle
Sheridan Silver Streak 5MM pellet rifle
Smith & Wesson Titanium air weight .38 +P
A Ruger 10 shot .22 pistol
and two .22 magnum Derringers.

The heavy duty weapons were from my work days and the rest were presents throughout the years.
I’m not a hunter. I’d rather fish.
I only shoot once in awhile, but I keep the bigger guns to defend the fort if God forbid that becomes necessary.
We are living in crazy times, no doubt.

And thank you for the compliments.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#14 posted 07-27-2016 12:46 AM

Very similar to one I built over 50 years ago shows a good design lasts forever nice job!

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#15 posted 07-27-2016 01:05 AM

Did you get plans for this or did you make it up in your head?

I like Sapelle a lot especially the 3-D effect.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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