Winchester Rifle Showcase

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Project by poospleasures posted 08-22-2017 11:28 PM 4292 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,
Have not posted for a while but I have been watching you all. Nice stuff. Have been making projects for the fall craft sales at a fevered pitch. Think I have enough inventory. Don,t know why I do them but I guess it is for the fun of meeting people and clearing my shelves so I can make some more stuff. As to this project it is one I did not really want to do it as it is a little large for me. I did like the guy and wanted to help. The wall mounted case is 25” high X 48” inside. Made from very good walnut with a little tooling for appearances. The inside back is covered with burlap and those are brass hangers. The front lifts off to get to the guns. There is a 30-30 shell casing at each corner on the door which acts as a little pull handle. It has two pins which go into little holes in the bottom rail and a brass pin goes into a hidden hole in the upper rail. Very simple but effective. The reason for the lift off door was the weight of the thing at about twenty five lbs. Sorry for the not so good pics. I do not know a lot about guns but these are valued at a little over $3000. Thanks for looking. Hope you will comment good and bad.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#1 posted 08-22-2017 11:35 PM

Nice case Vernon and I really like the burlap back, it makes a for comfortable look for the rifles

Good looking lever action rifles as well.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 08-23-2017 12:31 AM

Nice job Vernon. Can you tell me where you found the hooks.

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#3 posted 08-23-2017 12:38 AM

Those rifles show well with that beautiful case you built. With that case, you brought up the value of them. Great job Vernon.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 08-23-2017 12:44 AM

Real nice case, Vernon for some beautiful rifles!!
Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 08-23-2017 12:46 AM

Great looking display. I personally love the lower rifle. Looks like a Winchester model 94. I have one with a little longer barrel in a 3030. They are truly great firearms and worthy of such a nice display. Great job!

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#6 posted 08-23-2017 01:31 AM

That is STUNNING! Great design cues, restrained but elegant. Wonderful job!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#7 posted 08-23-2017 03:05 AM

Yes, very nice show case. And, we are talking my favorite rifle. I still have my model 94 I purchased when I was 14 in 1958, for $54. I would not part with it. Almost did, told my Grandson I would give it to him if he stayed on the honor roll his senior year and took the Firearm Safety Course. He missed it by one quarter…and did not take the safety course. Now he has to wait till I die…

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#8 posted 08-23-2017 03:57 AM

All I can say, very stunning!
If you ever get to San Jose, you must visit the Winchester Mystery House as besides the house, they also have a well stocked museum displaying the Winchester Arms. And, besides a tour of the mansion they also a beautiful garden for your “softer side”.

Apparently the Winchester widow went off the deep end when she started thinking about all of the people that the Winchester guns and rifles may have killed and she started never ending remodeling of the mansion.

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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#9 posted 08-23-2017 02:04 PM

This is a beautiful rifle showcase.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 08-23-2017 02:35 PM

beautiful case…...... beautiful rifles…....... GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#11 posted 08-23-2017 03:47 PM

This is one excellent display case! Super job Vernon.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#12 posted 08-23-2017 03:58 PM

very very nice

just need to add something in the bottom right area —— like a pistol maybe

-- Lafayette, LA

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#13 posted 08-24-2017 06:22 PM

I love it! This is awersome.

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#14 posted 08-24-2017 06:38 PM

Thank all of you for your nice comments. 9X9 I will suggest the pistol to the owner. Actually hope to get a chance at another one.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#15 posted 08-26-2017 07:25 PM

Great display for the rifles

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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