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Old March 23, 2014, 07:23 PM   #1
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Loading /Display stand

After looking at the stands on here and online i decided to have a go at building one myself for my new pistol .Here is the result , i still have to add a few embellishments toy it but i am happy with it myself .Thanks to the encouragement I received on his forum :-)
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Old March 24, 2014, 10:24 AM   #2
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That's a nice job! I like it.
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Old March 24, 2014, 11:20 AM   #3
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Sure looks nicer than the one I built!

I enjoy seeing what folks put together - thanks for posting this.
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Old March 24, 2014, 11:59 AM   #4
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I am with Eric

I'd be afraid to scratch up something as nice as that.
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Old March 24, 2014, 05:27 PM   #5
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Thanks Guys :-)
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Old March 24, 2014, 05:56 PM   #6
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You know what's wrong with that set up?

Nuthin'

Good job sir. Outstanding.
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Old March 24, 2014, 09:20 PM   #7
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Excellent!



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Old March 27, 2014, 01:21 AM   #8
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Very nice but five of those balls will be rolling around the table and onto the floor when you ram the first one home.
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Old March 29, 2014, 08:30 PM   #9
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Nice work!
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Old March 29, 2014, 10:39 PM   #10
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Very nice work sir.
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Old March 31, 2014, 09:25 AM   #11
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Thanks guys , I appreciate your comments :-) Swathdiver ,I guess you could be right on that one :-)
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Old April 10, 2014, 07:49 AM   #12
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Another stand

Sorry guys but I seem to be addicted to this hobby now , here is another crack at stand making for my new revolver :-) Same wood , red oak coated with Formbys tung oil and wives felt pieces :-)
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Old April 10, 2014, 09:14 AM   #13
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Dag, "OK"

You are good at this stuff!
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Old April 10, 2014, 12:31 PM   #14
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Nice workmanship.

The best display stand is a well oiled pistol in an old sock and hidden out of sight.

No one can see it nor can dust collect on it and much harder to steal if it's out of sight.
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Old April 11, 2014, 10:21 AM   #15
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fdf my abode is armed , alarmed and well monitored , no dust would dare settle on that firearm pal
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Old April 11, 2014, 12:14 PM   #16
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I am inclined to agree....

I have more than fifty firearms hanging on the walls of my home. I want them that way. I want to enjoy them every day.

I have about two dozen more pistols which I have not yet placed in wall cases. But that is only because I haven't had the time.

I have good insurance and a record of everything I own.

I work out of the house so most of the time someone is here. I have a 1911 with two loaded magazines, but there is no way I could get to it in time if someone decided to invade. Even if I could I'd prolly shoot the walls, shoot my neighbor, shoot myself, or the invader would take the pistol from me and shoot me. (A man has to know his own limitations.)

Only thing I use socks for (apart from my feet) is the ones I don't yet have cases for.
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Old April 14, 2014, 11:40 AM   #17
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On another Forum there was a post where a guy's wife was home listening to a CD with head phones on, someone broke into his house through a window and took 12 pistols which were displayed.

I am not paranoid, but mine are all locked up except for those where I know where they are if needed.
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Old April 14, 2014, 02:53 PM   #18
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Such is a risk but Zonie and Doc have every right to display them with the expectation that they won't be molested.
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Old April 14, 2014, 02:56 PM   #19
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You are correct, I expect them to be molested.

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Old April 14, 2014, 03:53 PM   #20
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I have always been sort of fool-hearty...

I exceed the speed limit on the way to the range. Heck I exceed the speed limit just about all of the time.

I don't smoke, but I do have an ongoing relationship with one Mr. Jack Daniels.

I buy a lot of stuff on the internet using my credit card.

I load directly from the flask to a previously fired cap and ball revolver.

I take showers but don't have a shower mat.

I never get a flu shot.

I come home with new pistols or rifles without telling my wife ahead of time.

I mouth off too much.

Taken in perspective, the fact that I display my firearms in my house is at the low end of the risk spectrum. I kind of have my heels dug in on it.
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Old April 14, 2014, 05:56 PM   #21
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Not a lot of risk there, Doc, except for that seventh one...
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Old April 14, 2014, 06:40 PM   #22
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As Ronald Reagan always said, "Well..."

A man has to know his wife's limitations.
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Old April 15, 2014, 10:47 PM   #23
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Very impressive! I like it better than the ones offered online. Could you please share the plans with us? I'd really like to build my own similar to yours; it seems much sturdier than the folding ones with the door hinge that retailers sell online.
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Old April 16, 2014, 08:58 AM   #24
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Doc Hoy ..... , seems that you and I are from the self same mold and here i always thought they had chucked it away when i was built :-)
Anti .... , I never use a plan pal I just start cutting wood until i get what i want accomplished , i see what i am building in the wood actually .I am also one of those guys that seldom reads instructions :-) You are welcome to copy either one if you like not really that difficult at all :-)
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Old April 19, 2014, 03:40 PM   #25
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I'm impressed. The only things I can make out of wood is sawdust and ashes..
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