Presentation Case for an Old Colt


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doc540
May 11, 2011, 10:27 PM
A lifelong friend made a presentation case for me from Brazilian "Goncolo Alves".

Lifelong friends are really a treasure.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/Presentation%20Case/DSCN4305-2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/Presentation%20Case/DSCN4309-1.jpg

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Chindo18Z
May 11, 2011, 10:41 PM
That is really nice. You have a talented and close friend!

mnrivrat
May 11, 2011, 11:32 PM
He's a keeper !! Looks like nice work, so you can tell him to be proud of his talent - job well done ;)

Hardtarget
May 12, 2011, 12:38 AM
That is a good looking case. He has the touch...not everyone can do wood work. Did he sign it?

Mark

JTHunter
May 12, 2011, 02:09 AM
Sweet!

feedthehogs
May 12, 2011, 08:37 AM
Family and friends are an important part of life.

doc540
May 12, 2011, 09:57 AM
Thanks

I don't know if he signed or not. If so, it's probably hidden, knowing how he is.

I'll ask him today.

btw: the raised center of the lid is actually a separate piece and slightly loose.

Very unusual design feature, but he said it has a "Grecian motif".

AirForceShooter
May 12, 2011, 10:08 AM
I'm impressed with the lining.
It's tight and conforms to the interior wood.

Man has some serious talent

Enjoy your gift

AFS

AlexanderA
May 12, 2011, 10:18 AM
That's a really nice case, for display purposes. However, don't store the gun in it long term. Felt linings like that attract moisture, and promote rust when in contact with metal. At least, grease the gun and wrap it in plastic when storing it in the case.

doc540
May 12, 2011, 01:06 PM
Alexander, I consulted with a guy who builds some of the best and most expensive cases in the business and he suggested that material.

But I'll keep an eye on things for sure.

Thanks for the reminder.

Marvin Huey's work:
http://production-images.webapeel.com/huey/assets/2009/1/27/13025/pair_Colt_38_xxlarge.jpg

Ala Dan
May 12, 2011, 08:13 PM
Absolutely beautiful, a treasure too behold; just like your old Colt. Good
friends are extremely hard too find these days. As someone said earlier,
"your friend is extremely talented"; and his work shows it~! ;) :)

doc540
May 12, 2011, 09:09 PM
Thanks!

"Grecian motif".....can ya see it now?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/Presentation%20Case/DSCN4342-1.jpg

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