Mods Why Did you Move This?Display Not Store Finished my Doc Holliday tribute pistols display box...

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Viper1357, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. Viper1357

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    It seems about a year ago or so I got an odd hankering to make my own renditions of Doc Holliday's pistols based way loosely on some online history and the movie Tombstone. For his historical 1877 nickel plated Colt Lightning (pearl handled?), I used a Cimarron stainless Thunderball with a birds head styled grip and made my own pearl handled grips for it. Then going to the movie Tombstone for his ivory gripped nickel plated SAA, I went with a Cimarron Pistolero nickel plated SAA clone and made some faux ivory grips for that. I made a couple threads on them back then, and youtube vids as well, so please look them up if interested.

    But since then I had been trying to finish up a display box/case for them, and finally I was recently able to finish it. It's just an upcycled silverware case with foam and blue velvet. I added replica Deputy US Marshal badge similar to the one Wyatt Earp gave to Doc in the movie Tombstone, and also a 1881 Silver Dollar to add a little more to the display aspect. Lastly I added a name plate I picked up on ebay to complete the outside of the box/case. It turned out pretty nice for an old beat up unloved silverware case. Here's a couple pics and a video if interested.




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  2. LoonWulf
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    Very cool!
     
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  3. ArchAngelCD

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    Nice work, thank you for sharing.
     
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    Very nice! Shows off those two single actions perfectly!
     
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    Sure is purdy. Great job.
     
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  6. pbearperry

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    Well done Sir.
     
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  7. bullseye308

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    Very nice. That is beautiful.
     
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  8. DukeConnor

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    You have created a heirloom that will hopefully be enjoyed for generations.
    Well done.
     
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  9. JR24

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    Looks great!
     
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  10. The Last Outlaw

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    Love Doc, and love that display. Very nice!
     
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    Brilliant choice for the liner color.

    Thanks for sharing that.

    Todd.
     
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    Well I'll be your huckleberry. That's outstanding work.
     
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    Wow! That’s super cool. Very nice, Viper1357.

    Edit: By the way, I like how you did the video. :thumbup:
     
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    Well done!
     
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    Nice work.
     
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    Excellent! :)
     
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  17. ApacheCoTodd

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    Wouldn't it be cool to integrate a tribute knife into that?

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    Todd.
     
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    Great movie
    Great pistols
    Great display box!
    Well done.
     
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  19. Viper1357

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    Thanks everyone for the very kind comments. I really wanted to find a way to display those pistols other than just their shelf spot in the safe, so I came up with this idea.
     
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    It's a peach of an idea and I was (still am actually) thinking about it the whole time I was making it.... Thinking about it even more now after your post...


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  21. Viper1357

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    Seriously this got moved ?? It's as much about the pistols as it is the box?
    Displaying my pistols, not storing them... lol
     
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    Definitely the all-time winner in the Handgun/Knife thread!
     
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    While you are thinking...
    Did you consider adding 10 cartridges to the box? I think they would look good between the pistols.

    Love the box and pistols BTW!
     
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  24. grammontS

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    Nicely done!
     
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    That looks good! You have a lot of talent.
     
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