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Forum topic by Bob Areddy posted 04-11-2014 01:56 AM 938 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bob Areddy

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04-11-2014 01:56 AM

Hey all, I have a buddy turning 50 in sept, and he’s into shooting. Mostly .22s, and I know he collects a few older rifles.

I know little about guns and what a shooter has for a typical setup, but I’m looking for project ideas for his b-day gift. I’m sure I could get more info as to what he has and more info as to what he does if that helps.

-- --Bob

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#1 posted 04-11-2014 02:07 AM

You could build him a nice gun stock from some really figured walnut.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#2 posted 04-11-2014 02:13 AM

A box for a pistol and ammo would be easy to make. Put in an inlay, Kinda’ like this one.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#3 posted 04-11-2014 03:38 AM

Shooting sports can get a bit specialized. Might ask him what he needs or would like.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 04-11-2014 07:45 PM

Good advice from the others. Let him choose. Tell him to keep his firearms secure in a locker or safe.

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Bob Areddy

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#5 posted 05-02-2014 01:58 AM

Thanks for the input. I spilled the beans, and he mentioned a Mosin Crate, (which is a crate in which Mosin rifles were shipped) retrofitted into a coffee table.

He said he’ll look to see if he can get an original, and then I’ll retrofit it. Many people use it as a coffee table/display case. Google “mosin crate coffee table”.

-- --Bob

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