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I know this request is strange, but it won't help me if you merely chastise me for asking this question. A helpful answer is what I seek, and I think I am in a good place to ask this question: Does anyone know of a company that can take an heirloom handgun and encase it in a solid block of clear acrylic? (Yeah, I know it wouldn't be a gun anymore, just a decoration or a paperweight.) If you think I'm nuts, you won't be the first to think so.
 

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I'm sure there are some, but don't know of any offhand. Sounds like it would make a great presentation/display for someone tho. :) I'd include a small brass plaque with a description, or other interesting commentary about it.
 

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Before I had that done. I would find the value. Sure would hate to find out I had a collectable or firearm encased in clear acrylic.

I'm sure some of us can let you know if this a collectable.
 

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you could do it yourself with some sodium sylicate I think is what the chemical name is; you want 'water glass', same stuff used for water on train models and such.

Just an idea if you wanted to encase it in something clear.

It can be bought by the gallon online, not too expensive.
 

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I've seen the process for encasing in acrylic on TV, it involves heating to a very high temp, and high pressure to eliminate bubbles, twice if I recall correctly, may change the apprearance of the gun and you MAY wind up with and undesirable outcome,

If you tried to use some over the counter method the end product would probably be bubble city, my .02
 

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I've see thinhgs done this way before but don't know who to do the work.

I think it's a great idea.

It's your gun so do with it as you wish. :)
 

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Now you've got me curious as heck, just what is it that you want to encase, a handgun ( what type ) ? As for as having it done, hey, your gun, you have your reasons. If it is just an old low value firearm, have at it. If it is a First year Colt SA, well after I die, I will return from my grave to haunt you:D
 

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If you use a good, clear casting acrylic you can do it yourself. You only get one shot, so practice with something else first! I have done "floating" watch parts, bugs, etc. I use the acrylic in my cutlery restoration business, so I don't generally waste it making paperweights.
 

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Now that is one handgun that might pass the governors new gun bill here in NY!
 

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Just out of curiosity, on the chance this heirloom turns out to be an 1847 Colt Walker Dragoon, is there any way someone at a later date can undo the process without trashing the firearm?
 

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Just out of curiosity, on the chance this heirloom turns out to be an 1847 Colt Walker Dragoon, is there any way someone at a later date can undo the process without trashing the firearm?
Once done it would be virtually impossible to undo.
 

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.. Have Ebonite pour you a new bowling ball with it in the middle, they do it with beer bottles and skulls all the time, a gun shouldnt be a problem.. That would be a cool family hierloom everyone could have fun with. ;)
 

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In the past hour online reading about all the gun control crap I read some very stupid ideas.

This one beats them.

Doing this will ruin the gun. You might as well cut it up and put it in a box and look at it, it's still worthless.

How about a shadow box with related items if you have any.

Blocks of acrylic are for bugs not guns. :mad::mad:
 

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In the past hour online reading about all the gun control crap I read some very stupid ideas.

This one beats them.

Doing this will ruin the gun. You might as well cut it up and put it in a box and look at it, it's still worthless.

How about a shadow box with related items if you have any.

Blocks of acrylic are for bugs not guns. :mad::mad:
If you read the original poster's message very carefully, GunHugger, you might find that he already knows it is an odd idea, and that it will ruin the gun as a firearm. You might also find that he asks people not to chastise him for it. Or perhaps you did notice, but felt the gun was more important?

Look, I know this message is rude to you, GunHugger, and I am willing to assume that you were trying, in some way, to give good advice. But if you want to receive friendly responses, you might try harder to make them yourself.
 

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If you read the original poster's message very carefully, GunHugger, you might find that he already knows it is an odd idea, and that it will ruin the gun as a firearm. You might also find that he asks people not to chastise him for it. Or perhaps you did notice, but felt the gun was more important?

Look, I know this message is rude to you, GunHugger, and I am willing to assume that you were trying, in some way, to give good advice. But if you want to receive friendly responses, you might try harder to make them yourself.
Are you a mother? You sound like one.

I expressed my STRONG opinion that what the OP is suggesting is a stupid waste of a firearm. Only a person that doesn't like or fears guns would even think of doing such a thing.

Don't chastise me for not being in agreement with the OP's plan to ruin a gun by sticking it in a block of plastic.

I'm not friendly to those that destroy guns in any manner.
 

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Are you a mother? You sound like one.

I expressed my STRONG opinion that what the OP is suggesting is a stupid waste of a firearm. Only a person that doesn't like or fears guns would even think of doing such a thing.

Don't chastise me for not being in agreement with the OP's plan to ruin a gun by sticking it in a block of plastic.

I'm not friendly to those that destroy guns in any manner.
Its posts like yours that drive people away. Its his gun he can do what he wants with it. We may not agree with it but its really none of our business what he does with it.
 

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Are you a mother? You sound like one.

I expressed my STRONG opinion that what the OP is suggesting is a stupid waste of a firearm. Only a person that doesn't like or fears guns would even think of doing such a thing.

Don't chastise me for not being in agreement with the OP's plan to ruin a gun by sticking it in a block of plastic.

I'm not friendly to those that destroy guns in any manner.

I suppose youve never ruined a gun in your life then huh?? Hell even shooting them wears them out.. Do you shoot your guns gunhugger? Because if you do you are destroying your guns little at a time..

I personally think if anyone wants to take a firearm they legally own and put it in a bucket and take a big dump on it then mo power to em.. Its thier gun..

The OP stated hes already been chastised by the masses over this inquiry.. Also asked for serious recommendations for having what hes got in mind done. Youve obviously had absolutely nothing to contribute to the OPs request, so why not just keep your mouth shut and move on to the next thread please sir..
 

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I kind of like the ideal, now I wouldn't do to one of my good guns, but say, an old Iver that was broken internally that would cost more to fix than it was worth, and if the gun had some family history. I can see it sitting on the mantle on a nice frame. You would have more comments on it and most people will say wow, ooh, and so forth. Nice little brass plaque with the history engraved on it. Colt had it done on some of their non firing Butler No.4s and made book ends out of them. I remember seeing them at a friends house and they really started conversation, very little of it was negative and most of the comments were positive.:)
 

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I gotta go with JLA , its his and to each his own. might be a cool idea with an old ,never can be fired again gun or even one with sentimental value so you can have it on your desk with out the boss up yours about it. never thought about it but now i have hmmmm.And the bowling ball idea is great.
 
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