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Forum topic by Gene Howe posted 05-14-2012 01:58 PM 983 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gene Howe

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05-14-2012 01:58 PM

After the present run of BSBs are done, I’m going to build a pistol/ammo briefcase for my son. So, I’ll be looking for hinges, corner protectors, locking latches and a leather wrapped handle.
I’m thinking that a piano hinge would suffice but I’m open to better ideas. I’ve been searching the net and it seems that pricing is all over the place but how to judge quality from a web page????
So, where do you folks who use box hardware go for quality brass goods….and nice handles?
Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

-- 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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#1 posted 05-14-2012 02:24 PM

Good question Gene, I’ll be watching this as I have similar questions.

Someone should be along soon with the definitive answers!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 05-14-2012 03:20 PM

for Quality hardware I go to Horton Brass

Lee Valley

Classic Brass

Louis and company

depending on what I want I’ll also look on at


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#3 posted 05-17-2012 01:42 PM

jim thanks for the info i have come across this same issue in the past
gene i had good luck at a hardware store in phoenix in the past was almost 2 years ago dont remember the name
but maybee ck some of the smaller hardware stores in your area. not the big box stores they have nothing

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#4 posted 05-17-2012 03:03 PM

Adding to Jiim’s excellent list:

Check out HNG-03.

This guy is living his passion. Read some of the text. At the bottom of the above linked page he says, “We’re wicked flexible when it comes time to cash out. You can use the fax, e-mail, or regular old mail. We’re not picky. We take checks, money orders, Visa, MasterCard,
American Express, Discover, and PayPal.”

-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#5 posted 05-17-2012 03:13 PM

check out

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