FINISHED Gun Stock Carving

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Project by Justin Gordon posted 12-20-2019 03:50 PM 714 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The pistol is finished. Thank you all for the finish ideas. I went with the Danish oil as a traditional finish and it looks nice. After re assembling the gun I was very pleased with it’s outcome. Though I think I should have the brass hammer plate remade to a nicer shape that contours to the shape of the stock then have it engraved so it’s consistent with the details on the rest of the gun. You may not have seen this earlier but on each side of the stock, just forward of the hammer plates are small, triangular shaped, inlays of Purple Heart wood. I like the color contrasts with wood types.

It’s always a blessing to get to do what we love to do. Merry Christmas,

-- [email protected]

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#1 posted 12-20-2019 03:57 PM

This is so cool! Love the inlays. They are subtle yet fit very well with the style. All you need now is a second one with a walnut stock and maple inlays to have dueling pistols

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#2 posted 12-20-2019 04:46 PM

Beautiful job!

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

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#3 posted 12-20-2019 04:47 PM

Very impressive!

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#4 posted 12-20-2019 06:02 PM

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#5 posted 12-20-2019 06:13 PM

It is rather odd that the plate on the other side isn’t engraved to match.

But look at your carving! It’s wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#6 posted 12-20-2019 06:18 PM

What an absolute beauty!

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#7 posted 12-20-2019 06:36 PM


The final result is very impressive. Thanks for sharing the completed project.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#8 posted 12-20-2019 06:38 PM

I’m pretty sure that is the best that kit gun has ever looked. I have it’s cousin, and mine sure isn’t that good looking. Nice job.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 12-20-2019 08:35 PM

Looks great finished, in fact it looks lethal, so is their a pair for duelling?

-- Regards Rob

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#10 posted 12-20-2019 09:07 PM

What a great way to personalize something that is usually rather generic and practice your carving skills at the same time! Great job, thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#11 posted 12-20-2019 10:05 PM

Wonderful work. Is this a functioning piece or just for looks?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 12-20-2019 10:07 PM

Wonderful work. Is this a functioning piece or just for looks?

- stefang

Yes, but I haven’t shot it yet.

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#13 posted 12-21-2019 02:36 AM

A work of art. Well done.

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#14 posted 12-21-2019 04:33 AM

Some of the best gunstock carving I have ever seen. Excellent job !!! Mel

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#15 posted 12-21-2019 12:51 PM

A work of art. Beautiful job.

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