Rifle Rack

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Project by jmack77 posted 07-07-2010 04:13 PM 3038 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m finally getting around to posting a finished project. I finished this last night, and based it off of a couple pictures I found online. I used poplar with pine wainscot for the back. I topped it off with 2 coats of Minwax Red Mahogany and 2 coats of Clear Semi-Gloss Polyurethane. It turned out better than I thought it was going to. But after putting the rifles on it this morning, I can see a few things that I could have done differntly, like an extra inch between the rifle slots. Now I just have to mount it to the wall, and clean up the rifles a bit. They’re looking a little rough after heavy reenacting use for 12 years and then 3 years in storage.

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#1 posted 07-07-2010 04:46 PM

Good Job nice looking rack & Rifles. I love black powder guns.

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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#2 posted 07-07-2010 05:32 PM

Nice lookin project! I really like the rifles. Are they all rifles? I was leaning toward Brown Bess smooth bore for the top flintlock but my knowledge of muskets and black powder rifles is horribly under developed. Keep up the good work and hopefully back to reenacting. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#3 posted 07-07-2010 05:45 PM

Nice looking rack, those rifles looks nice.

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#4 posted 07-07-2010 09:05 PM

Great job for some fine rifles

-- 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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#5 posted 07-07-2010 09:52 PM

Nice rifle rack and those are some nice rifles. Have you tried putting the center rifle the other way to give more clearance between them if the stock clears the end of the lower barrel. I think it would look good that way too!

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

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#6 posted 07-08-2010 02:21 PM

what type of re-enacting do you do? I do the pre 1840’s mountain man. I just got done doing the old northwest in Spencer, Ohio. It was a NRLHF sponsered event. It ran from june 18th to the 26th. In September I am going back to Ohio for the Eastern in Canton. Sorry this is a woodworkers post not living history. Nice looking rack. Did you make the Muzzle loaders? are they riffled or smooth bore?

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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#7 posted 07-08-2010 08:00 PM

Great looking gun rack. The rifles are outstanding. I shoot Black Poweder in several guns, a 50/120 shaps, 45/120 in a remington rolling block, a 45 long colt colt peacemaker, and several muzzel stuffers from .36 to 577 snyder in a Martini Henry.

Outstanding job.

-- Ray

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#8 posted 07-11-2010 02:55 AM

Thanks for all of the comments! The guns are at top a Charlottesville flintlock, the next one down is a ‘61 Springfield and the bottom one is a ‘47 .69 cal smoothbore Springfield. Once I get a couple of projects done for my wife, I think I’ll go back and build another rack. This time making it about 5 inches wider. It just looks a little on the small side with these long guns. Thanks again for all the comments!!

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