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Custom 1911 Pistol Presentation Case

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Project by LTMoney posted 11-28-2012 02:49 AM 2757 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Custom 1911 Pistol Presentation Case that I made for my 1SG’s retirement from 22 years in the Army. It was my first big project in a couple of years due to work. I was able to incorporate some new techniques thanks to some overdue upgrades in my shop. This was my first use of dovetails, mortised hinges, and a rabbeted bottom. The biggest challenge was not the woodworking, but was using the spray adhesive to affix the fabric to the foam insert. Next time I will cut the dovetails before rabbeting the box walls to accommodate the bottom. That will prevent me from having to repair a section of the dovetails on each corner with putty.

-- - Steve





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 11-28-2012 03:27 AM

Great job and nicely done dovetails. Your 1SG is going to really appreciate your fine work.

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

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#2 posted 11-28-2012 07:35 AM

Beautiful work ‘

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-28-2012 12:14 PM

That is a nice tribute to the First Shirt. Hope he keeps it locked up in a secure place so he can pass it on.

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#4 posted 11-28-2012 12:35 PM

Great looking gift. Another color for the background would allow the 45 and accessories to be more prominent.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#5 posted 11-28-2012 03:16 PM

Oh that is nice!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#6 posted 11-28-2012 04:16 PM

OOOHH AWWW, That’s fine as frog hair!!!! Lucky 1SG!

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

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#7 posted 11-28-2012 05:38 PM

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#8 posted 11-28-2012 07:47 PM

sweet

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

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#9 posted 08-11-2013 11:03 PM

nicely done!

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