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Re: In the beginning... [Re: Rothhammer1]
      #308330 - 26/11/17 11:50 PM

Beautiful progress! Again, thanks for sharing with us.

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Re: In the beginning... [Re: CptCurl]
      #308333 - 27/11/17 12:06 AM

Five Star rating applied to this thread. Should have been done long ago.

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Re: In the beginning... [Re: CptCurl]
      #308339 - 27/11/17 03:55 AM

Yes - I would say so!

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Re: In the beginning... [Re: Daryl_S]
      #308348 - 27/11/17 07:08 AM

Magnificent work! Are you going to have it engraved Dewey, and if so any ideas on a theme or design?

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Re: In the beginning... [Re: Matabele]
      #308353 - 27/11/17 08:36 AM

I'm just going to have my name put on the sideplates, the next owner can have it engraved to their taste.
Here are a couple more photos and the final regulation target, shot at 75 yards, I couldn't see the target at 100, I guess my iron sight days are past me.
Roscoe, thanks for putting the images up at their standard size.











Click image below for full-size image:









Edited by CptCurl (27/11/17 10:32 PM)


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Re: In the beginning... [Re: DeweyVicknair]
      #308354 - 27/11/17 09:27 AM

Dewey,
I am like most others on this forum, completely in awe of the craftsmanship you display. I keep looking over and over at the photos, just because I enjoy looking at them.
Very well done.

DC


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Re: In the beginning... [Re: 450_Ackley]
      #308366 - 27/11/17 03:44 PM

Thanks DC, and everyone else. It's not quite finished but it's far enough along that it won't keep me up till all hours any more!

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Re: In the beginning... [Re: DeweyVicknair]
      #308371 - 27/11/17 06:41 PM

Like your work DeweyVicknair...the grouping is spectacular!
Bloody brilliant to say the least


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Re: In the beginning... [Re: 93x64mm]
      #308376 - 27/11/17 11:41 PM

Well done Dewey.Youve done a great job.
You must be one of the very few Gunmaker's in the USA that can build a Double Gun


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Re: In the beginning... [Re: Pugwash]
      #308379 - 28/11/17 01:04 AM

Simply Gobsmacked. Im so glad this thread survived the photobucket saga.

Thank you so much for sharing.


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Re: In the beginning... [Re: MeLLeR]
      #308393 - 28/11/17 05:18 AM

Stunningly beautiful!

Vlad


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Re: In the beginning... [Re: Vladymere]
      #308396 - 28/11/17 05:51 AM

Off the scale fantastic, just awesome !

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Re: In the beginning... [Re: Sarg]
      #309224 - 20/12/17 04:10 PM

I've made the scope bases. They will accept Talley quick-detachable rings and will be screwed and tinned in place.









These can be clicked for full size photos:










Edited by CptCurl (11/06/18 10:20 PM)


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Re: In the beginning... [Re: DeweyVicknair]
      #309270 - 21/12/17 11:37 AM

"Dewey Vicknair - Gunmaker"

It's got a ring to it.

Great project. Great result.

Thanks for including us.

looking forward to your next venture.


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Re: In the beginning... [Re: twobobbwana]
      #316133 - 06/05/18 03:56 AM

I need an update on this project! With pictures!
Please!

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Re: In the beginning... [Re: TexasJohn]
      #316140 - 06/05/18 09:21 AM

Yes- MOST well done, Dewey. What a trail you have put down in this build! Absolutely amazing.
Thank you.

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Re: In the beginning... [Re: Daryl_S]
      #316145 - 06/05/18 11:27 AM

New pictures and an update if this has sold. Whatís the asking price? Not a caliber I have a particular use for but itís sure cool.

Edit: you should make some 28g tubes to accompany it!

Edited by 008 (06/05/18 11:30 AM)


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Re: In the beginning... [Re: 008]
      #316250 - 10/05/18 06:36 AM

Quote:

New pictures and an update if this has sold. Whatís the asking price? Not a caliber I have a particular use for but itís sure cool.

Edit: you should make some 28g tubes to accompany it!




It is not sold. I have no idea what the price would be but I'm certain that I would never recover the time invested in it at my labor rate.

I've made the screws for the forend latch escutcheons, I'll get some photos as soon as I can.

Shotgun barrels on a rifle rarely make sense since the stock dimensions and balance are not compatible between a rifle and a gun, but I am making a 28 gauge mate to the rifle. It will be a rising bite, sidelock, bar-in-wood, sidelever with a straight hand stock, splinter forend retained with a wedge and a grip safety. I'll detail that in a separate thread.

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Re: In the beginning... [Re: DeweyVicknair]
      #317159 - 08/06/18 03:23 PM

I finally got some time to make the screws for the forend escutcheons and mount the scope. It's a Leupold VXIII, 1.5-5 power.









These can be clicked for full size images:









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Edited by CptCurl (11/06/18 10:23 PM)


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Re: In the beginning... [Re: DeweyVicknair]
      #317173 - 09/06/18 07:40 AM

Absolute corker piece of kit that is!
Wonderful work there to say the least DV!


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Re: In the beginning... [Re: 93x64mm]
      #317221 - 11/06/18 08:19 PM

Fantastic work, that gun looks absolutely superb. Super well done.

Waidmannsheil.

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Re: In the beginning... [Re: Waidmannsheil]
      #317231 - 12/06/18 10:29 AM

Dewey,

It looks like a gun that needs to be "handled" ........... what I'm saying is that I'd like to heft it, weight it between my hands, mount it and swing it cause it looks lively.


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Re: In the beginning... [Re: twobobbwana]
      #317234 - 12/06/18 01:56 PM

Thanks. I'm glad that all you guys enjoyed "trip".

Twobobbwana, if you're ever in the states, give me a ring and we'll head to the range.

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Re: In the beginning... [Re: DeweyVicknair]
      #317246 - 13/06/18 10:47 AM

Dewey,

That'd be a pleasure.


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Re: In the beginning... [Re: twobobbwana]
      #320155 - 28/09/18 03:02 PM

My gold plating solution finally arrived so I made some time to put the finishing touches on the locks. The orange tint to everything is due to the incandescent lighting.













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