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Project by Roz posted 12-06-2018 05:13 AM 1198 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For as long as I can remember my father had a Parker Brothers shotgun hanging on his wall. He eventually passed it on to me and this year I passed it on to his first grandson, now in his fifties. I did a deep cleaning on the gun and polished the stock.
The Walnut box is to house the gun in transport. Inside I cut foam to fit tightly around the part of the gun and fill the unused space. I covered it all in flannel like the old gun boxes were made. I think it all turned out to well.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."





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Rich

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#1 posted 12-06-2018 05:24 AM

Beautiful box for a really special shotgun. I’m sure his grandson will cherish both.

-- My grandfather always said that when one door closes, another one opens. He was a wonderful man, but a lousy cabinet maker

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#2 posted 12-06-2018 08:27 AM

The Family Heirloom gun, now has a Family Heirloom box. Nice job.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 12-06-2018 12:08 PM

Heirloom for sure

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 12-06-2018 01:39 PM

Superb quality, excellent work!

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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#5 posted 12-06-2018 01:39 PM

Very nice!

-- Brian, Pelham, AL

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#6 posted 12-06-2018 02:28 PM

Nice work!

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#7 posted 12-06-2018 02:51 PM

very nice way to house a very special gun your son will probably hand down to his son some.beautiful work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 12-06-2018 04:01 PM

Cool

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#9 posted 12-06-2018 04:01 PM

BEAUTIFUL GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#10 posted 12-06-2018 08:00 PM

Great looking box and a beautiful gun. Ur son will be thrilled I’m sure

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

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#11 posted 12-14-2018 07:12 AM

Just wondering if there are any other locks on the box. I would want to make sure that you’re able to make sure that you could keep guns away from people not meant to get their hands on it.

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#12 posted 12-14-2018 08:23 AM

I used to have a similar carrying case for the storage of my classic violin. Instead of adding foam inside, I let it rest on mostly fabric pieces.

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#13 posted 12-15-2018 05:33 AM



Just wondering if there are any other locks on the box. I would want to make sure that you re able to make sure that you could keep guns away from people not meant to get their hands on it.

- MarkSindone

Yes Mark, it has two keyed locks on it. The box is for transport not storage. The gun is special, built in 1907. It is a Grade 3 Parker Brothers in very good condition. Safety is important. The best safety program is a trained and informed public. Here in Alabama most everyone knows how to properly handle and use all sorts of weapons. Being a fiercely patriotic region, a great many Alabamian’s have military experience. Most grow up well versed in Firearm safety. It is usually first taught as very small children. This guns new home is a safe place. Thanks for your awareness and concern.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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