The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 1, 2013, 10:16 PM   #1
maillemaker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 30, 2010
Posts: 1,056
Display plaques I made for my 1851 "navy" pistols

I gave one of these to my Dad a few years ago, and he never shot it and gave it back to me.

They are really cheap pistols, I think they were like $150 in a starter kit. Turns out they are .44 caliber, which is incorrect for 1851 Navies, and so I can't use them in N-SSA shooting.

So I turned them into decorations for a wall that is going to be Civil War themed.

http://imgur.com/a/fpnfW

Steve
maillemaker is offline  
Old February 1, 2013, 10:20 PM   #2
Beagle333
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 7, 2012
Location: Auburn, AL.
Posts: 1,516
Wow, that is really nice. What a great display plaque.

I may have to borrow that style for my nickel navy.
__________________
1860. It just feels right.

Last edited by Beagle333; February 2, 2013 at 09:53 AM. Reason: changed sumpthin'
Beagle333 is offline  
Old February 1, 2013, 11:14 PM   #3
jlb43
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 26, 2010
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 126
What Beagle said.
__________________
"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading" - Thomas Jefferson
.
--
jlb43 is offline  
Old February 1, 2013, 11:23 PM   #4
maillemaker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 30, 2010
Posts: 1,056
They were really easy to make.

Just a board from Home Depot but to size on my table saw, then some router work on the edges, and then a couple of 1/2" holes drilled for some dowels cut on the band saw.

Used Fiebing's Leather Die for the wood stain (I find it works better than any wood stain), though I think I should not have gone so dark (but brown and black are all I had on hand).

Finished with boiled linseed oil.

I knocked them out in about an hour.

You probably can't see in my crappy pictures, but they are secured to the plaque with a black zip tie. Fits right over the forcing cone.

Steve
maillemaker is offline  
Old February 2, 2013, 04:20 AM   #5
Doc Hoy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 24, 2008
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 4,629
Good job and good taste

No home is complete without at least one firearm on the wall.

IMHO.
__________________
Doc

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. Thomas Jefferson
Doc Hoy is offline  
Old February 4, 2013, 08:20 PM   #6
UtahHunting
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 26, 2009
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 424
Quote:
No home is complete without at least one firearm on the wall.
Doc, you are correct. Every home needs at least one wall hanger. Here is my first muzzle loader I purchased in the mid 90's. This is the one that started it all for me and has been retired to my living room.

UtahHunting is offline  
Old February 5, 2013, 03:23 PM   #7
brazosdave
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 7, 2012
Location: Copperas Cove, TX
Posts: 315
nice plaques and nice use of your old muzzlestuffer as d├ęcor.
__________________
"I'm your huckleberry, it's just my game"
brazosdave is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07856 seconds with 9 queries