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Project by TreemanLarry posted 03-20-2010 10:02 PM 2594 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was a kit more or less, the parts were from a reproduction Kentucky pistol (that stock broke) and I restocked it as an English belt pistol. This stock is hard maple that I guess you would call curly-quilted. It was a pretty piece of wood.

-- Larry, Kentucky





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reggiek

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#1 posted 03-20-2010 10:31 PM

Very nice work. The finish and wood grain is exquisite. Now you need a great display box to put it in…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#2 posted 03-20-2010 11:09 PM

Wonderful piece.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 03-20-2010 11:32 PM

a beuetyful pistol
you have made

Dennis

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BarryW

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#4 posted 03-20-2010 11:44 PM

and black powder is just so fun….beautiful pistol…

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

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HalDougherty

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#5 posted 03-21-2010 12:36 AM

Great job! Looks fantastic.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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PetVet

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#6 posted 03-21-2010 01:37 AM

Great job. These are not easy, I appreciate your craftsmanship!

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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mmh

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#7 posted 03-21-2010 01:46 AM

Beautifully done! The wood and finish are nicely matched to the piece that it looks old. Thanks for showing the unfinished piece, as that helps one appreciate the craftsmanship involved.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#8 posted 03-21-2010 01:48 AM

Real pretty piece, a very nice job.

-- Dan Wiggins

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 03-21-2010 02:07 AM

Nice pistol. I have been itching to shoot my flinters lately. Seems like there is too much work in the way right now ;-(( Why did you square off the butt?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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bill merritt

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#10 posted 03-21-2010 04:31 AM

That is a fine job of carving and finishing. Nice…

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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TreemanLarry

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#11 posted 03-21-2010 04:55 PM

Thank you all for the complements!

TopamaxSurvivor,

The squared off butt is an style element option associated with the English belt pistol. I think it is as much functional as it is stylistic because that solid chunk of iron on the butt really helps balance the gun in hand.

Larry

-- Larry, Kentucky

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 03-21-2010 07:16 PM

Thanks, I guess I don’t remember seeing that before.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 03-21-2010 07:17 PM

I can certainly see where it would help ;-=)) They are a bit muzzle heavy.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 09-09-2017 01:03 PM

This pistol is a beautiful piece. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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