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dowel through triggerguard

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by homeka45, Feb 1, 2005.

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  1. homeka45

    homeka45 Member

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    Might seem like a dumb question, and I did search, but why do some people have some sort of a rod or dowel through the triggerguard when they take pictures of the weapons? Is it to prop up the weapon for a more favorable angle or is there some other reason?
    Thanks.
     
  2. DT Guy

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    I always thought it was to hold the gun at an angle for the lighting....


    Larry
     
  3. BluesBear

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    Dowels, shotgun shells, clothspins, Sharpie pens and magic markers,
    they're all used to tip the gun slightly to get a better angle for photographs or to give a better view in a display case.

    Not just for the lighting but so you can get a better visual angle.

    Years ago S&W furnished dealers with a blue plastic contraption with their logo on the end so customers could get a better view of the sights and tops of guns in display cases.
     
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    If you knew how to photograph, anything you used to prop up the gun wouldn't show !!!
     
  5. BluesBear

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    That all depands on whether or not you CARE if it shows.

    Many people simply don't care.

    For some the object used helps identify the photo as theirs.
    Just as certain people always use the same backdrop.
     
  6. homeka45

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    Thanks to those who took the time to answer :)
     
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    I've never propped up guns with objects through trigger guards while taking photographs. Last time I shot my model 1911, I leaned it against a spare camera lens. The gun hit the floor and broke one side of the custom stocks. I'd have been better off using something through the trigger guard.
     
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    I'm shocked, Standing Wolf, shocked!! I didn't know you even owned a bottom feeding autoloader! :p
     
  9. Bruce H

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    Since most of mine are illegals without paperwork they refuse to be photographed.:D Anything will change the angle so the glare won't be as pronounced.
     
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    It's hard to compete in bullseye matches with revolvers.
     
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