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44 Mag BBQ

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by dclevinger, May 26, 2008.

  1. dclevinger

    dclevinger New Member

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    I haven't posted anything in a while so I thought I'd share this one with you guys. It's a 629-1 that I did some trigger work to and engraved. The owner picked it up last night and was very happy. He says that it's going right into a display case even though I would rather see him shooting the thing. Please feel free to comment.

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  2. Dakota Red 1

    Dakota Red 1 New Member

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    There you are! I would like to see some close ups. Hope you got some before the guy ran off with it. The muzzle looks especially interesting, and the broad areas of shading give a nice effect on a shiny gun---Mike
  3. dclevinger

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    Hey Mike! I did get a few closeups. Most of the work I do goes back to the manufacturer or gunsmith to get finished so I don't get to see many of my projects in their completed state. It was nice getting to do all of the work on this one.

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  4. ponycar17

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    Very nice work! I don't know if I want to think about how excruciatingly tedious something like that is to do... It takes a very talented person to put out something like that.
  5. Crpdeth

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    Very pretty...Are these "pre-formed" patterns, or do you do them by hand?

    I guess what I am asking is if you could/would do custom designs/ideas?

    Damn good looking piece...The owner must be proud.


    Crpdeth
  6. dclevinger

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    Thanks ponycar and crpdeth. The only time I don't do custom work is when I do contract engraving for manufacturers using their factory patterns. On this 44, I drew some of the design on paper first to check my ideas, but all of it was drawn on the gun by hand and then cut one line at a time.
  7. Dakota Red 1

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    Yes that banding on the muzzle is a nice touch. The basic design is very much like what I do with bar stock, forge and anvil... a succession of "C" scrolls and "hay-penny" scroll ends and leaves. Its all in the proportions.
  8. AngelDeville

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    Nice work! but this was my first thought when I read the title....:p


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    Very nice!

    I'm not sure I've ever met anyone who deserved to be shot by a gun that pretty:D:D
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    Angel ... That has to be from Texas ... :)
  11. Taurus_9mm

    Taurus_9mm New Member

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    That's one beautiful looking Smith. :)
  12. dons2346

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    Excellent! Nice and simple, not all pimped up. I would be proud to have this work on my Python.
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    It almost does look too pretty to be shot.
  14. carver

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    Beautifull work! If I spent that much money to fix up a pistol like that, I woundn't shoot it either, and would dare anyone to touch it!
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    Excellent work!

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