SIG P229 Case

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Project by johnh1963 posted 04-13-2011 04:50 PM 1819 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My picture taking skills are still no better, my Blackberry is all I had available at the time.

I made this for a friend. The box is hickory with walnut splines, banding, handle and inlay. The inlay is the emblem of the 4th Infantry Division. The 4th ID was responsible for the capture of Saddam Hussien. A commerative gun was made in their honor, a SIG P229. This box will hold one of those guns. Interior block cut out is spanish cedar.

Finished with wipe on poly and several coats of wax.

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#1 posted 04-13-2011 05:02 PM

Really nice! I forwarded a link to my son who has asked me to build him a box for his favorite pistol.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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#2 posted 04-13-2011 06:57 PM

Wow i love the gun box it looks awesome, especially the 4th infantry emblem. I was in the 4th infantry division for seven years. I have several guns i might make a case for mine and put that emblem on it. Superb work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#3 posted 04-13-2011 07:32 PM


-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#4 posted 04-13-2011 09:38 PM

Beautiful box for a Sig or any other pistol. My son has a 40. cal Taurus and a 9 mm Glock I think I’ll give it a try. I’m just worried about moisture from the wood, maybe a silica packet might help with that?

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 04-13-2011 09:52 PM

I’m a 220 guy but that’s a beautiful case!

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

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#6 posted 04-14-2011 04:47 AM

Thats pretty damn nice man! I do a lot of pistol cases myself. If you ever need to pad one a bit, you can pick up “egg crate” at Kmart. Go to the bedding section, I got a twin bed sized piece for 12 bucks. Was a lighter tan color, so I grabbed a pack of black Rit dye, two more bucks, got enough egg crate for 15 cases, top and bottom!

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#7 posted 04-14-2011 05:00 AM

saweeeeeet box, but I wanna see the burner.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 04-14-2011 07:12 AM

You know what the 4th ID patch is supposed to represent? Four Lieutenants pointing North.

I was attached to the 4ID for a while when I was a LT so I’m allowed to say that.

-- Create something everyday.

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#9 posted 04-14-2011 07:29 AM

Nice work.

Mike, Moisture from the wood should not be a problem if it is normally dry enough for woodworking. The firearms should have a good grade of oil on it anyway. I would worry more about keeping up with normal care of it than keeping it in a wood box. After all, most firearms have a substantial amount of wood for their stock.

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

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#10 posted 04-16-2011 03:39 PM

Excellent case. The Sig229 is all stainless, don’t worry about what little moisture may be present in the wood, baring extreme circumstances of course. My 229 never gets to a case, it’s too busy being carried.

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

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