DE small bore almost done and was on display in Pa

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DE small bore almost done and was on display in Pa

Postby vaturkey » Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:32 pm

Gun started life as a Fox Sterly 28" extractor 16 Gauge (Philly Gun) choked full/mod in great mechanical condition. With a nice stick of Turkish wood and a great engraver and stockmaker the following pictures are the outcome. Gun is 90 percent complete and still needs the buttplate checkered, stock checkered, case hardening etc..

The stock itself is amazing (Dan does great work) and the engraving is some of the nicest I've seen. Took a few pictures, but it was dark outside (thunderstorms) and hence the pics in side the NE SXS tent required a slow shutter speed and I couldn't get the depth of field I wanted. Anyway, a few pictures. When its complete I'll take some more. Gournet was going to take some pictures of the gun and put it on his web site. He said it was something truly different compared to what he normally does. The gun just about a 100 percent copy of the first small bore DE grade made, which was displayed in the DoubleGun Journal in 1995. Gournet did all the engraving based on the photos from the article. Both he and Dan are a pleasure to work with.

PS. This project from soup to nuts covered more then 3 years. One has to be patient as everyone seems to have a pretty large backlog of work.

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Re: DE small bore almost done and was on display in Pa

Postby setterspell » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:00 am

Very impressive! I'd say it's going to be worth the wait. Looking forward to seeing the completed project. Two thumbs way up:)
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Re: DE small bore almost done and was on display in Pa

Postby fox-admin » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:24 am

Wow very nicely done amazing craftsmanship thanks Craig
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Re: DE small bore almost done and was on display in Pa

Postby foxgun » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:05 pm

Really beautiful! I know you are excited.
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Re: DE small bore almost done and was on display in Pa

Postby simcgunner » Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:50 pm

Outstanding Tom It came out just super Dan and Geoffrey really did a superb job on this gun.
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Re: DE small bore almost done and was on display in Pa

Postby bbman3 » Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:52 pm

Wow! Bobby
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Re: DE small bore almost done and was on display in Pa

Postby Stan Hillis » Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:03 pm

It's going to be hard to wait to see it with John's new case colors.

Thank you again for sharing it with us.

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Re: DE small bore almost done and was on display in Pa

Postby 67galaxie » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:05 am

Nice! Please message me Dan's info
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Re: DE small bore almost done and was on display in Pa

Postby vaturkey » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:35 am

67galaxie wrote:Nice! Please message me Dan's info


http://www.customstocksandsteel.com/

Above provides everything. Regards, Tom
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Re: DE small bore almost done and was on display in Pa

Postby vaturkey » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:45 am

Slowly getting there. Receiver case colored and Dan is starting on the checkering. Knock on wood it will be completed next month. Feather crotch Turkish walnut looks pretty good.

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Re: DE small bore almost done and was on display in Pa

Postby birdawg » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:58 pm

Is it done? Anymore photos of this beauty?
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Re: DE small bore almost done and was on display in Pa

Postby 67galaxie » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:57 am

That is so sweet
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Re: DE small bore almost done and was on display in Pa

Postby vaturkey » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:27 am

It's completed. I'll see if I can get it out of the safe and get some pics taken and posted. It has not hit the field yet.
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Re: DE small bore almost done and was on display in Pa

Postby bbman3 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:19 pm

What a Fox! Bobby
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Re: DE small bore almost done and was on display in Pa

Postby WPGRIFFON » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:13 pm

What a beautiful gun, can't wait to see the complete project.

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