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cleardiddion
September 9, 2009, 06:17 PM
So, I was browsing through the rifle forum last night and follwing a link I found what was advertised as a Khyber Enfield.

Now, what perked my interest was the fact that it was going for 26 odd dollars. And no, I wasn't thinking about getting it as a shooter (I'm rather fond my face, eyesight, fingers and whatnot) but rather as a wall hanger.

It got me wondering if there are a lot of THR members who have wall hangers or get items specifically as wall hangers.

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Armed 24/7
September 9, 2009, 06:49 PM
Would you mind sharing the link???

fireman 9731
September 9, 2009, 06:50 PM
I wouldn't pass one up for 26 bucks... the crazier the better!

leadcounsel
September 9, 2009, 07:04 PM
I've got a Mosin Nagant and a Steyr Manlicher that I paid about $80 each for as wall hangers. I used $5 "Y" shaped hooks and hung them vertically. Here's a link:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=451651

Why buy non-functioning when you can spend a little more and get the real deal?

Tommygunn
September 9, 2009, 07:14 PM
I have a potmetal reproduction of John Wayne's lever-action largeloop Winchester, two Pietta Cap 'n' Ball revolvers, a dummy 1928A1 Thompson, which just got a wall-mate recently; a dummy MP-40.
I'll try to attach a image of the Thompson.....

cleardiddion
September 9, 2009, 10:52 PM
Here's the link.
Looks like it's actually gone up by a good amount, still none too terrible a deal I suppose
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=139197502

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
September 9, 2009, 10:53 PM
Two Hawken rifles here for wallhangers, and one longbow.

jamesb
September 10, 2009, 01:46 PM
I have a turkish mauser and 16ga SxS on one wall and a wooden recurve and wooden compound on the other.

ghoster
September 10, 2009, 02:12 PM
i have several wall hangers.
some are realy old handed down guns.
some are pos that look fine on the wall but arnt worth s--t in use.
only traded 1 gun and have missed it ever since so either its a shooter or hanger in my house.i will let the kids decide what ones to get rid of after i'm gone.

PandaBearBG
September 10, 2009, 09:03 PM
Well for looks and general design, I think wall hangers are ugly unless you have a decent amount of guns on the wall, say 5 +. The number of firearms makes a design unto itself, if it was only one and hung on hooks, it just looks like a bubba job to me, like you hung a bike on hooks in the garage and the same thing just inside the house. If it's just one, I prefer the look of a well framed rifle. Well we are talking about wall hangers so it's a decoration. A gun rack is different because they are displayed but used too.

If you are dead set on just hanging it on the wall, plainly, then I would suggest something more low key then, instead of bulky wood cradle. You want the beauty to be in the gun itself not the wood around it. If you have kids or something, try G-Loc's more low key and allow you to lock them up too, incase wandering children or grandchildren try to get it. http://www.lockedgundisplay.com/ Or clear plastic mounts http://civilwardisplays.com/images/riflestnd_w-m.jpg

But a single expensive rifle should have a distinguished display, and even cheap pretty rifle should get one to "ante up" it's worth to a viewer.
http://www.shootingusa.com/LATEST_UPDATES/FEATURED_PRODUCT_6_HENRY/FPpersonalHenry1L.jpg
http://www.custom-guncabinet.com/images/other/_MG_1557.jpg

I'm not saying get lights, glass, and crown molding, even a simple back plaque will dress it up. Think of it as a painting or picture, that's the same effect your going for anyways right?

CapnMac
September 10, 2009, 09:18 PM
Second what Panda said.

Anything within hands' reach will be poked at in an attempt to pick it up and fool around with it. Doubly so by those who ought know better, too. I've seen otherwise sensible grab three, four times at things behind glass their hands just had to touch. Cousins, BiLs, etc. just as bad as tykes and crumb-munchers, too.

This is part of why my Paris-Dunn Trainer with Mk 1 Bayonet, Training no longer hangs on the wall. Some donkey-clown would just have to pick it up, and everything in 1.3 yards' reach was in danger. Simpler to stand it up in a discrete place, where it can serve both as dreadful reminder of how bad preparedness can get; and as a way of doing Manual of Arms to blow off tension waiting on the under-punctual.

Same rule now applies with swords and the like. A body gets tired of hearing "Hey, is this real? Ow!"

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