Gun Case for Dad

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Project by Eddy76 posted 12-21-2012 08:46 PM 1377 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Dad’s 60th birthday is coming up in January and my Mom got him this Uberti replica of a 1862 Colt pocket revolver. When she showed it to me, I decided it needed a better case than the cardboard box it came in. I got busy right away and this is what I came up with after a couple evenings. It’s oak with cedar bottoms and the lining under the revolver is elk skin. Not fancy at all but it is solid and I think it matches the gun well.

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#1 posted 12-21-2012 08:49 PM

Beautiful box Eddy. Your Dad will Love it.

-- Experience: What you have left after you've lost everything else.

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#2 posted 12-21-2012 08:54 PM

So thoughtful of you Eddy. He will love it. It’s like buying the gun with its original case. Perfect match!


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#3 posted 12-21-2012 08:57 PM

How sweet of you! That is really nice!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 12-21-2012 09:11 PM

Nice touch! Keep the box as it helps increase the collector’s value in the future. Does he have a safe or locker to keep it in?

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#5 posted 12-21-2012 09:16 PM

Very nicely done and I’m sure your father will love it.

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

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#6 posted 12-21-2012 09:28 PM

A really nice piece of work. Nice pistol, too.
Bet he’ll be overjoyed with them.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#7 posted 12-21-2012 09:57 PM

a super case extra nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 12-21-2012 11:51 PM

Very nice Eddy…

-- Michael,

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#9 posted 12-22-2012 12:21 AM

Great job, classic box for a classic pistol.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 12-22-2012 01:08 AM

Great job.

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

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#11 posted 12-22-2012 01:39 AM

That case looks perfect for that gun. He’s gunna love it!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 12-22-2012 01:56 PM

Boy…................that’s a nice case. Super job on the whole thing!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#13 posted 12-22-2012 02:24 PM

Fantastic! This is a very nicely designed display case.
I really like the Elk leather background too. Nice.

**Just a word of caution – closely watch that the leather doesn’t
stain and corrode the pistol if it is touching. Leather and the
curing chemicals can cause acidity and attack the steel if it is

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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