Gun for Grandson

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by crash11049, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. crash11049

    crash11049 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I had started this project a while ago for my Grandson.
    The gun started as a rusted frame, I picked up.
    Thought it would be a low dollar project...what a mistake lol.
    The barrel is a flobert octagon barrel that was turned down to fit, and an ejector slot cut.
    The forend was carved from local walnut and the stock was reclaimed from a old Belgium shotgun.
    I case colored the frame, and electro etched my Grandsons initials on it.
    under the butt plate is a slot cut to hold a sd card that will have photos , and family history on it .

    before color case hardning

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    after color case hardening





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  2. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Looks great. Awesome gift. Awesome work.
     

  3. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You built an heirloom.
     
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  4. Wambli

    Wambli Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful!!!!
     
  5. freefall

    freefall Well-Known Member

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    Way to cheap out with an old used gun instead of buying him something nice and new made of plastic!
     
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  6. TINCANBANDIT

    TINCANBANDIT Active Member

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    did you document the build?
     
  7. W.T. Sherman

    W.T. Sherman Well-Known Member

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    wonderful job :). that is something he can pass down to his kids

    although that sound like a great idea, I wouldn't do something like that, I would have "hard copies" of photos, family history on it and put in a binder, you know the old fashion way.

    as you know technology changes quite fast, wasn't long ago that the floppy disk was in every computer and was the second storage method to save files, pictures etc... now, the only way to get one is on the secondary market, and refurbish ones at that. they don't make them any more so if your floppy drive took a dump you can't access floppy disk. and in a few years those floppy drives they won't be found anywhere, except in museums.

    it looks as if the CD maybe heading the way of the floppy, to the tech scrap dump, with those "thumb" storage thingies.

    I dare say they will find something else in the future to replace those SD cards with. so having all the picture etc... t on there, he might not be able to access it in the future.

    paper, will always be accessable, you don't need anything except eyesight
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2019
  8. SGWGunsmith

    SGWGunsmith Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You did a "fantastic" restoration on that rifle.

    I'd like to communicate with you about the method used to do that fine etching job. Could you send me a note to: [email protected]?
     
  9. PaBushMan

    PaBushMan Well-Known Member

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    Very nice indeed. What a great gift for your grandson.
     
  10. crash11049

    crash11049 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thank you everyone for the compliments on my project.

    No sorry I did not document this project, I usually do but for some reason I did not
    this time.

    SGW email sent.
     
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  11. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    Really nice work there !
     
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  12. sheriffjohn

    sheriffjohn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Congratulations on an excellent, thoughtful heirloom. From experience, I suggest a written message to stay with the rifle. I've saved several family firearms for my kids but when I'm gone, no one will long remember the origin. Same with photos. Boxes of photos, some humorous, others not so much. Simply a short note on the back would've made a lot of difference to me and to my children. You created a very good thing.