MP Pistols

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Project by OzarkCarver posted 03-15-2011 06:26 AM 1678 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the crossed Pistols for the US Army Military Police. They are Harpers Ferry flintlocks. The carving is about two inches thick and is made from mahogany. It has a clear Hopes tung oil varnish fininsh. As with many relief carvings, it looks a little odd when looking at it up close and right in front of you. It is designed to be viewed at a slight elavation on a wall. I removed the name from the engraved plaque in the photo. This was pretty fun and also rather challenging.

-- Jim, Missouri

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#1 posted 03-15-2011 04:20 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.
I assume you are located near Ft. LeonardWood, home of the Engineers, Military Police and Chemical Corp.
This is a cool project. I have served in both the Military Police and Engineer Corps. Thanks for your service or support. I took the post as this being something you made on commission. If it is for you and your service then Good Job and Thank You for your Service.
If I recall my MP history correctly the Harpers Ferry Flintlock is also commonly called a Dragoon. Please correct me if need be.
Great work.

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

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#2 posted 03-15-2011 06:20 PM

Nice wokr. I have an Aunt that just was a long time MP and her husband is currently a First Sargent in the MP’s as well. He just got sent back to Afganastan, 5th tour. This a special project to many! I think many people here in the US for get we have 2 wars in progress with our men and women protecting our freedom as well speak. Thx for sharing.

USN; USS Enterprise CVN65 1984/1989

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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