Pistol Box

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Project by Chris Speights posted 02-28-2013 06:25 PM 1863 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, my father in law is a huge outdoorsman. Problem is, he always buys everything he needs. This past Christmas, my wife and I went to visit him and noticed he three revolvers hanging in holsters from a hat rack. Perhaps, that’s the way he likes them, I don’t know…BUT, I saw an opportunity to give him something he didn’t have and possibly could use. He has two S&W 44s with the 8.75” barrels. I made him the box for Christmas, and told him he had to send me an outline of the revolver so I could finish it (cut the foam). The box was only originally intended for the two 44s, but he sent an outline of a third revolver, similar size. He asked if I could fit the third on in there, so fortunately, I had just enough room! The box is maple & walnut. It was my own design, sort of winged it as I built it. The box is approximately 16” wide, 15” deep and 4.5” high. The lid portion accounts for about an inch and a half of the height, so the part the weapons go in is about 3” high.

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#1 posted 02-28-2013 09:07 PM

I love this box. Been thinking of building a couple for some of my guns for transporting.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 02-28-2013 09:36 PM

Very well done : )

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#3 posted 02-28-2013 10:15 PM

Very nicely done. Like the woods you used and the way the foam is cut out.

Nice job and I bet the father in law loves it!

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#4 posted 02-28-2013 11:23 PM

Very nice gun storage box!!..............Jim

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#5 posted 03-01-2013 12:22 AM

That is sweet! Well done.

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#6 posted 03-01-2013 12:45 AM

Superb work

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 03-01-2013 12:45 AM

Well done!

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#8 posted 03-01-2013 02:11 AM

Great job here! Your father in law is pretty well armed (with big guns!). Good idea to be nice to him!

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#9 posted 03-01-2013 02:36 AM

Thank you all, very much!

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#10 posted 03-01-2013 11:25 AM

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#11 posted 03-01-2013 01:17 PM

I understand what you’re saying, Knot, but this isn’t meant as a primary travel case. My father in law would take out the revolver(s) and holster them when in use or traveling. He also has a range box that he takes with him to the range. This was purely a “display” item. This way he could take them off the coat wrack in the holsters and put them in something that would not be an eye sore sitting out somewhere. Inside of his house, the guns aren’t any less secure in this box than they were sitting in holsters on a coat wrack.

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#12 posted 03-01-2013 03:32 PM

very nice. how did you make the lid for the box?

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#13 posted 03-02-2013 01:25 PM

Chris, the only secure place is a heavy locker or safe. I’m a Hunter Education instructor and security is something I emphasize in my classes.

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