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Forum topic by Gene Howe posted 03-28-2010 05:22 PM 873 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gene Howe

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03-28-2010 05:22 PM

Does anyone know where I can find exact silhouettes of different models of pistols?
I make presentation boxes and must have the piece in my shop until the boxes are finished. Many guys don’t want to part with “Betsy” for that long.
Thanks to you all.
Gene

-- 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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antmjr

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#1 posted 03-28-2010 05:36 PM

why don’t you draw the silhouette by yourself? you can get the silhouette magnified by the offset of the pencil (actually half diameter of the pencil), that’s to say what you need if you will use a router with the right template follower. If I did something similar, I’d fix the pistol on the paper by means of some plasticine, 2-3 points, and then I’d draw the siluette carefully.
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hope my answer isn’t completely idiot :-)

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jussdandy

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#2 posted 03-28-2010 05:41 PM

check into a blue gun, it is a plastic non firing gun that you can practice with without using a real gun, home defence courses use them a lot,I belive they have a lot of diffrent ones.

-- Randy I have the right to remain silent, just not the ability ; )

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BrianA

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#3 posted 03-28-2010 05:56 PM

How about scanning it Or photo copy?

Brian

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UnionLabel

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#4 posted 03-28-2010 08:57 PM

Gene, here you go. http://www.clipartlab.com/pdf_bitmap/clipartlab_guns_bitmap.pdf

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Gene Howe

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#5 posted 03-28-2010 09:56 PM

Thanks everyone, for all your good suggestions.
Looks like I’ll be tracing them.
Gene

-- 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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LeeG

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#6 posted 03-29-2010 08:03 AM

Take a photo with a good camera from directly above with a ruler laying flat on top of the gun. Resize the image until the ruler is 1:1 size and print.

-- Lee in Phoenix

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Gene Howe

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#7 posted 03-29-2010 04:37 PM

Thanks, Lee.
I’ll give that a shot, also.

-- 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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