Old Lehigh barn gun

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Stophel, Oct 4, 2019.

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  1. Oct 4, 2019 #1

    Stophel

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    I started this gun a long time ago. Like 12 years ago. It was a very experimental gun, as I was trying different things to see how they would do. As such, if this were something I was starting new today (and I don't think I would), I would do some things different (particularly, I would use a much taller lockplate!). Originally, I had stripes painted on the stock with India ink, and a red varnish on top, but I was having difficulty with the varnish, and I stripped it all off, and then it sat. For over a decade. So, I figured I should probably finish the thing up, and recently I got at it. I did what I could with it, considering that it mostly couldn't be changed any, and decided to make it look like an old gun... which it already was! :D

    This is the first gun I have made (or at least completed! :D ) in about 5 or 6 years.

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  2. Oct 4, 2019 #2

    Gun Tramp

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    What a beautiful piece.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2019 #3

    Silky921

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    I think it looks good man. Always have loved that weathered look.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2019 #4

    Treestalker

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    The simple elegance of excellence.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2019 at 12:29 AM #5

    Daryl Crawford

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    Looks great, and does have that "old" look.
     

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