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Displaying Firearms

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Finch, Aug 27, 2005.

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  1. Finch

    Finch Member

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    I have several older rifles that I would like to hang up on a wall. Can Ya give me some tips on the best way to display firearms on a wall without to much of the fixture hanging out in view. Thanks in advanced guys
     
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    go to the hardware section in wal-mart and get some of the rubberized hooks with a screw shaft on the end, like for hanging tools or bikes. i think they come in black and red rubber.
     
  3. steveno

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    don't display them where they can be seen from a window. it might help in cutting down on visits from the bad guys
     
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    you mean the ATF?


    :neener:
     
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    Funny.... :D
     
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    Ace Hdwe has some brass coat hanger hooks with small brass screws. Find your studs and put them up. They hang weapons nicely and do not take away from the appearance. About $2 something apiece. You need two per weapon. HTH
     
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    Deer feet mounted to a nice piece of wood and the wood screwed to the studs work for me.
     
  8. Preacherman

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    One of the nicest displays of wall rifles I've ever seen is in the home of a local hunter. He's got a lovely collection of 19th-century rifles, muskets, etc., none of which are shooters due to metal corrosion, etc., but which look good after he's restored them. He uses animal bone to make "covers" for your typical hardware-store screw-in hooks. This makes the mounts look old-fashioned, but they're actually modern, easy-to-use items. Might be worth trying.
     
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    What about one of those glass and wood display cases?
     
  10. Greg L

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    In the nuts/bolts/nails section of your hardware store you should be able to find what are essentially double ended screws (threads on both ends with a hex area in the middle to grip with pliers). I got some 5/8" dowels about 3" long, painted them the same color as the wall & put the screw in one end. Generally I use 2 per rifle, one through the trigger guard & one under the handguard near the muzzle.

    Most of them are hung above outside windows so they can't be seen from outside. Keep the bolts in your safe. If some goblin breaks in all he'll get is a long club.
     
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    I have some hangers that I got at the of the home improvement stores. Originally for coats. Wood. Has a dowel peg sticking out/upward at maybe a 10 degree angle, and has a square wood backing maybe 3"x3"'. I use them for my muzzle loaders. Blends nice with the woodwork in the house and won't scratch the gun's finish.
     
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    For my collector's editions that's what I have
     
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    I use 4" Zinc screws and 1/4" ID semi-rigid plastic tubing. I simply screw into studs at about a 10 degree upward angle and have one through the trigger gaurd, one under the forearm.
     
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    In a grim kind of way.

    <snort>Is your real name Gaston? :evil: "I use antlers in all of my de-co-rating!"
     
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