Stinger Missile

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Project by Jake7212 posted 06-26-2012 02:17 AM 7423 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bad boy a couple of years ago when I was still in the Corps. It is a plaque for the expent stinger missile launch tube from a stinger i fired in ‘08. Yes I hit my target, no it was not in combat. I constructed this at my highschool as I still keep in touch with many of my teachers and hey, we never stop learning right? I did the battalion logo and the Sgt chevrons all on a laser using my favorite wood: red oak stained with Old Masters Early American and just some spray on laquer. It measures around 60”x 11” and weighs quite a bit. It isn’t mounted in the house because let’s be honest…what woman would want that on the wall?

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#1 posted 06-26-2012 02:47 AM

I have to admit, that I think that’s the first stinger I’ve sen on Lumberjocks…lol

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#2 posted 06-26-2012 06:06 AM

I have to second that! Cool idea, definitely one ups people hanging a gun over the mantel.

and thank you for your service.

-- Ben from IL

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#3 posted 06-26-2012 10:06 AM

Heck, if I had a stinger tube, I’d display it SOMEWHERE!! I’m surprised you were able to keep it?

-- Tim Harrelson

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#4 posted 06-26-2012 06:20 PM

TimWood, i was allowed to keep it simply because all the important parts are gone. Its basically a fiberglass tube with a piece of plastic that flips up. It would be the same as keeping spent brass from the rifle range. Although, when i drove from California to Texas, the man at the border patrol checkpoint was a little bit nervous I could tell.

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#5 posted 06-26-2012 11:47 PM

That is really awesome! We were never allowed to keep that stuff, it all had to be turned back in! But that is awesome! What a cool memento!


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#6 posted 06-27-2012 01:28 AM

Any woman that wouldn’t want that on the wall….. well, to heck with her. Nail that sucker up! Very cool.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#7 posted 06-27-2012 01:56 AM

That adds a whole new meaning to home protection!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 06-27-2012 02:45 AM

CA to TX and you went through a border patrol checkpoint !!??

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#9 posted 06-27-2012 06:51 PM

There’s a rolling checkpoint where they used to more often than not set up between Yuma, Az and San Diego and theres a big one in west Texas on I-10 I beleive east of El Paso an hour or so.

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#10 posted 06-29-2012 11:06 AM

Those border patrol agents have a hard and dangerous job. They don’t make nearly what the job is worth. Your tube may not have been the first weapon like that they have seen! Still I bet it was tense for a few seconds. “Ok….before you search….I need to tell you something…..” yikes

-- Tim Harrelson

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#11 posted 07-01-2012 11:52 AM

Hey Marine…Nice tube! But that bad boy would be on my wall in the Mot room real quick….and trust my woman hates weapons of any kind, but she understands that as Marines, it comes with the territory.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#12 posted 07-18-2012 06:37 PM

Nice Job!! I got a mounted one as well when I left Stinger about 5 years ago. The wood wasnt done as nice as yours though. And I truly agree, no woman wants this hanging in the house where company can see it

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#13 posted 07-18-2012 06:41 PM

I must say I am surprised you were encouraged even helped to make such a thing in high school well well it shows how different things are between us.I f someone was encouraged helped to make that in high school here someone in the education authorities would probably go to Jail seriously that would not be allowed or desired here. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#14 posted 07-23-2012 06:46 PM

Yes I made it in the highschool, but i was not a student at the time. I did however have to bring it in under a blanket just in case somone may have been startled by it.

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