Cypress Pistol Box

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Project by deadhead posted 01-30-2009 08:28 PM 4976 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another deadhead cypress box, I’ve got to break this box habit and get on with it. Anyway, my grandfather was in Port Security at Port Everglades, Florida during WW2 or what Archie calls “the big one”. He had to buy his own sidearm, a 32 cal. Colt automatic. It passed on to me so I built a box for it. Actually it’s a double decker box with a compartment for the holster below the pistol inset. The lining is homespun linen and the photo is my grandfather, my grandmother and my uncle who was in the Navy, South Pacific, at the same time. My grandkids are fighting about who eventually gets the box and pistol. I think I’ll auction it off to the highest bidder. It’s 9×12 and I have sold a couple custom pistol boxes by showing it. Ars Gratia Pecuniea.

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#1 posted 01-30-2009 08:45 PM

Super Looking Display Box and great history to go with it!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 01-30-2009 09:06 PM

great display

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#3 posted 01-30-2009 10:35 PM

A fitting tribute to the greatest generation of Americans.

-- 3rd generation craftsman ~

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#4 posted 01-30-2009 11:19 PM

A great tribute…a beautiful wood for the purpose…and yes, you’re going to have a fight on your hands…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#5 posted 01-31-2009 12:33 AM

Nice work.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 02-01-2009 04:25 AM

Nice job on the pistol box and relating the history of the Colt .32 acp. Did you use a plan for the box or just ‘wing it’? I like the homespun linen interior – it adds a lot!


-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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#7 posted 02-01-2009 04:37 AM

Nice box. Great heirloom~
I like the thought of auctioning it off.
Nothing quite like family fighting over a loved one’s posessions. Is there an emoticon for sarcasm???
Some of the saddest family stories I’ve known were exactly over that.
Wonder why more people don’t make wills and discuss their wishes…

-- CaptnA - "When someone hurts you, write it in the sand so the winds of forgiveness will scatter the memory... "

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#8 posted 02-24-2013 09:48 PM

A gr8 piece o history, tribute. I thank your GrndFather and other of you family members for their service.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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