1720 Pistol Case

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Project by jack951 posted 03-07-2022 05:31 AM 739 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine makes reproductions of antique flintlocks and has just finished this 1720 Dragoon horse pistol. He wanted an appropriate case for it and asked me to make the case. Wood is red oak locally harvested. Case dimensions are 9×24x3in. Since the pistol is a replica of a French cavalry handgun, the I programmed the top to carve with my CNC machine from a red oak plank. The motif is a fleur de lis with scroll work embellishments. Corners are finger jointed. The maker of the pistol finished the inside with velvet and made a powder flask from black walnut. The separate compartment is for flints and shot. Yes, the pistol is fully functional and great fun.

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#1 posted 03-07-2022 11:15 AM

Beautiful box for a beautiful pistol. I have a soft spot for black powder though.

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#2 posted 03-07-2022 12:20 PM

very nice – the top is impressive cnc or not

-- 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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#3 posted 03-07-2022 01:00 PM

Nicely done and the top is amazing.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#4 posted 03-07-2022 02:18 PM

Well done and great looking for a wonderful firearm. Nice.

-- Ron

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#5 posted 03-07-2022 02:44 PM

Flat out awesome.

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#6 posted 03-07-2022 03:38 PM

Wow, super nice box for this very nice reproduction pistol. Great work.

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#7 posted 03-07-2022 03:39 PM

that’s cool

-- The only thing not measured in my shop is time

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#8 posted 03-07-2022 05:24 PM

Very nice.
I would like to get a CNC specifically for relief carving panels.

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#9 posted 03-07-2022 06:03 PM

Very cool.

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#11 posted 03-08-2022 04:49 AM

Nice job, that pistol has found a good home.

-- Tim

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#12 posted 03-08-2022 10:53 PM

Great presentation package 951.

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#13 posted 03-09-2022 03:22 AM

Looks like a great home for that pistol.

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