Wall Mounting of Firearms


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Dorryn
May 8, 2007, 11:38 AM
Ive been thinking about mounting a rifle on the wall for display. I figured I could just use some J-hooks or a couple of long nails... but that wouldnt be very classy and might risk the finish of the weapon. Is there a good way anyone knows of to mount something on a wall for display that doesnt look amateur, silly, or just ugly? Hanging it on the wall looks a lot more professional or at least not childish than stacking it in the corner or on a shelf.

And please, I know some of you will disagree that a firearm should be displayed, for all the usual reasons... criminals, anti's, police, Sarah Brady... but im asking for a solution, not a reason to not want to do it.

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Jorg Nysgerrig
May 8, 2007, 11:45 AM
How about something like this?

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?cmView=full&type=pod&id=0006548

MilsurpShooter
May 8, 2007, 11:49 AM
http://www.kopes.com/swords/hanger-bullet.htm

http://www.martialartsgear.com/Swords/Gun_And_Sword_Holders/Gun_And_Sword_Holders.shtml

http://www.battleorders.co.uk/acatalog/Battle_Orders_Gun_Mounts_53.html

just a brief search, no idea on the reputableness (is that a word) of the actual person/persons selling the merchandise

joab
May 8, 2007, 11:58 AM
I had some hangers a few years ago that were simple dowels cut at an angle with a hole down the center long brass nails secured them to the wall.

skidooman
May 8, 2007, 12:02 PM
My uncle has an old black powder rifle on the wall, he used a small elk horn, its either a 3 point or a small 4 point elk, I can't remember. Mounted the horn tines up and just lays the rifle in them. Looks really good.

Colt
May 8, 2007, 12:17 PM
I had some hangers a few years ago that were simple dowels cut at an angle with a hole down the center long brass nails secured them to the wall.

Ditto that solution.

TIP: Use a rubber mallet or put a scrap of wood over the end of the nail before hitting it with a regular hammer. Otherwise, you'll scrape off or damage the "antique" finish of the nail. Yes, I learned this from experience.

JWarren
May 8, 2007, 12:18 PM
And please, I know some of you will disagree that a firearm should be displayed, for all the usual reasons... criminals, anti's, police, Sarah Brady... but im asking for a solution, not a reason to not want to do it.

I have an old Rabbit-eared Parker Side-by-Side Shotgun mounted BECAUSE of the antis, if anything.


My house, my rules, my heritage.

If they don't like it, they won't be invited to the next dinner party-- and I don't care HOW good a wine they bring. :)

They are more than welcome to display what they choose in their homes, and I am courteous enough of a guest to not comment on something I disagree with. If they cannot come into my home and show the same respect or restrain their desire to impose their views and will on me, they won't make the list in the future. And I am principled enough that I will explain to them way this is.


-- John

Hokkmike
May 8, 2007, 12:24 PM
I have a wall rack that requires a step stool to get to. Safe , show's em off, keeps em dry.

Jorg Nysgerrig
May 8, 2007, 12:32 PM
I have a wall rack that requires a step stool to get to. Safe , show's em off, keeps em dry.

Doesn't it look silly mounted over 8 feet high? I guess if you have vaulted ceilings maybe not, but still...

CajunBass
May 8, 2007, 12:42 PM
Something like these maybe?

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/Item/21/03/61/i210361sq01.jpg

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/Item/21/03/49/i210349sq04.jpg

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/pod/standard-pod-wrapped.jsp;jsessionid=EZ532IMAN2LRECWQNWSCCOIK0BW0KIWE?id=0006548&navCount=0&parentId=cat601048&masterpathid=&navAction=push&cmCat=null-cat601048_TGP&parentType=index&indexId=cat601048&rid=&cmCat=netcon&cm_ven=netcon&cm_cat=N/A&cm_pla=N/A&cm_ite=netcon&_requestid=24650

Do they even make wooden "gun racks" anymore? Used to be everyone had one of those.

AirForceShooter
May 8, 2007, 01:53 PM
Just remember those guns will get dusty really quickly.
You're going to be wiping them down once a week.

AFS

joab
May 8, 2007, 02:05 PM
Just remember those guns will get dusty really quickly.Yeah that too

Neo-Luddite
May 8, 2007, 02:14 PM
Quick cheap and easy (courtesy of my Father in Law)--cover the otherwise bare nails with old shotshell hulls or center fire rifle brass that would fit the weapon--either will not harm the gun in most cases. Old paper or brass hulls look the best. When done well, looks nice. If the weapon is a true 'wall hanger' and you want the added security--run a cable tie or safety wire to a hidden anchor point behind the weapon so it doesn't easily come off the wall.

theken206
May 8, 2007, 07:40 PM
I myself went oldschool.

Used the big ol' deer rack my fathers father shot way back when.:D

When men were made or iron and ships were made of wood and all that good stuff:rolleyes:

kentucky_smith
May 8, 2007, 08:38 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=37792&d=1143740026

Also have an old Winchester on a plaque made for Winny's and one made out of 4 point deer antlers on an oak plaque.

heron
May 8, 2007, 11:22 PM
I've been thinking of doing the antler thing, myself, but haven't figured out how to finalize the design. I've got the antlers. Anybody got pics?

theken206
May 9, 2007, 11:50 PM
myself I just used 3 long screws and three toggle bolts{3/16} IE like this . .
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and screwed in into the wall, made sure the toggles opened, made a quick adjustment and put up my Tikka and my 1300 Defender with room for one more light rifle at the end of the tines.

theken206
May 9, 2007, 11:52 PM
and oh yeah you can keep em cased or in a gun sock if your worried about having to dust every week or so.

As I tend to fondle/cycle the actions and wipe down all my guns once a week or so anyway its not much of a concern for me

92GreenYJ
May 10, 2007, 03:16 AM
I just finished making a rack like the wooden one pictured above to display my guns. I found some free plans online here
http://wayneofthewoods.com/gunrack.html

then changed em up to fit what I wanted. All i ended up using from the plans was the measurements for the gun cradles. I made mine to hold ten rifles/shotguns. made it out of redwood. Its only got three guns on it at the moment thanks to Calis 10 day waiting period, but three more will be on it next week. I can take some pics if you want

Waywatcher
May 10, 2007, 04:11 AM
Great topic. I was thinking about mounting a Mosin Nagant M91/30 like this but also didn't know how. Thanks for the thread and replies everyone!

92GreenYJ
May 10, 2007, 04:49 PM
Heres a few pics of the rack I built for my guns. It will hold ten rifles/shotguns. At the moment it is only holding my Mossberg 500 .410, my Armalite AR-7, and my old Air Rifle. on the 16th (after my ten day waiting period is up) it will also be holding my Mossberg 100 ATR, Mossberg 500 12 gauge, and my Moms Savage 17 HMR. As mentioned in my above post I found some free plans online then modifed them to meet my needs and wall space, built it out of redwood, took me about two days to finish it up. No special tools, just a jig saw, some wood glue and a nail gun.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c313/92greenyj/Guns/DSCN1767.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c313/92greenyj/Guns/DSCN1766.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c313/92greenyj/Guns/DSCN1765.jpg

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