Custom CE Fox Stocked in English Walnut

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Custom CE Fox Stocked in English Walnut

Postby Big Friend Ten » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:23 pm

This is a Custom CE grade AH Fox.
The case hardening and bluing was restored by Brad Bachelder of Grand Rapids Michigan.
The gun was restocked in English Walnut by Slim’s Stock Works.

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Re: Custom CE Fox Stocked in English Walnut

Postby Researcher » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:47 pm

Sorry if my reply seems negative, but I can't see redoing the case color and blueing without picking up the engraving first.
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Re: Custom CE Fox Stocked in English Walnut

Postby Silvers » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:57 am

Mark, thanks for taking and posting the pics in your (four) threads not only here but also on the Parker site. Some nice workmanship in all three guns and of course some spectacular wood in them. As you know I saw and handled the Bachelder restored HE last year at the Northeast Side by Side at Hausmanns and am looking forward to seeing the other two guns at some point.

EDITED Jan 29, 2015: I commented on some organizational development aspects when I wrote a reply here in March 2014. I've seen some progress since then, in forum users "valuing" custom guns here on the site. I don't want my earlier comments to be read out of context in the future. Therefore I edited my reply accordingly.
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Re: Custom CE Fox Stocked in English Walnut

Postby DarylC » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:55 am

I could'nt agree more Frank. Thank you for your comments and thanks to Mark for his ability to redo these great guns and for taking the time to post them for our viewing pleasure.
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Re: Custom CE Fox Stocked in English Walnut

Postby MilRob » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:01 pm

Very nice!!! The colors and restock turned out really nice.
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Re: Custom CE Fox Stocked in English Walnut

Postby Big Friend Ten » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:57 pm

Thanks guys!

The engraving on this CE is really fairly crisp, not perfect but pretty crisp. Case colors do of course filter or defuse the light reflected off the gun toward one's eyes. This set of photos focused on the case colors rather than on the engraving. I am but an amateur photographer...

I have had engraving re-chased on other guns before re-case hardening but this ol' gal looks pretty good as she is.

Thanks to all!
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Re: Custom CE Fox Stocked in English Walnut

Postby Stan Hillis » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:47 pm

I really like the colors and wood on this gun, Mark. You and Brad produced a beauty. Hope you shoot it as good as it looks!

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Re: Custom CE Fox Stocked in English Walnut

Postby Mike of the Mountain » Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:50 pm

Beautiful gun BFT!!!! I really like the wood. The grain is very sexy!!
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Re: Custom CE Fox Stocked in English Walnut

Postby Brian » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:02 pm

Nothing wrong with a gun that has been corrected, made shootable, or modified to fit the owners needs.
Nice looking wood.
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Re: Custom CE Fox Stocked in English Walnut

Postby Jeff S » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:07 pm

Hey Big Friend Ten! That's a gorgeous gun. I'd love to see it sometime. Do you ever shoot in the Grand Rapids area?
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Re: Custom CE Fox Stocked in English Walnut

Postby Stan Hillis » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:33 am

The more I look at that wood the more I am impressed. "Slim" did a very good job of shaping the subtle features. This is not always the case with a restock, sadly. Just look at how the cheek panels flow into and out of the contours on the sides of the receiver. The lines continue perfectly.

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Re: Custom CE Fox Stocked in English Walnut

Postby Big Friend Ten » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:12 pm

Stan,

Thanks! Slim does good work...
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Re: Custom CE Fox Stocked in English Walnut

Postby Big Friend Ten » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:16 pm

Jeff,

If you come to this shoot you may see it. Chances are much, much better of me dragging another gun to this shoot if you are an AHFCA member!

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Our shoot this year is on May 9th. Skeet ,trap, wobble trap, 5-stand, pigeon ring, flurry, duck towers, and sporting clays.

Steak dinner and free tables to sell or show gun related items.

Bring plenty of shells. Address is 1213 N. Lake George Rd. Attica, Mi 48412 Shooting starts at 9 AM till you get tired of shooting.

Any questions reach me, Paul Harm, at 810-724-5582 or bladesmith46@hotmail.com

It's $50 for 50 birds of SC's [ or what ever you want ] and the steak dinner.
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Re: Custom CE Fox Stocked in English Walnut

Postby Jeff S » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:29 pm

Thanks for the invite and I would love to drive over to Attica, but unfortunately your meet is the same day as the Grand Rapids "5/3" River Bank 25K run. I'll have to catch up with you another time.
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