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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dennis DeVault, Nov 2, 2011.

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  1. Dennis DeVault

    Dennis DeVault Well-Known Member

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    Well the Browning 20 gauge gun is complete. I posted pictures a couple of weeks ago showing this project in the rough but this is the completed gun. I know that I will never do this again in Black Ebony as the accent wood. The ebony is great for grip caps but in this big of an area it is extremely brittle and breaks very easily. I am still very proud of the crew for what they did but it will have to be different wood the next time. The stock and forend is Burl Myrtle supplied by Mike Mann from White Creek Gun Blanks and the black portion is Black Ebony. Thank you for taking a look and as always some will like this and others not but I appreciate all the comments. Enjoy the work.

    Dennis, Cindy & The Crew


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  2. short shucker

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    I like it even better now. I applaud the crews efforts here. I can't imagine what it took to do that.

    ss
     
  3. lbshootin

    lbshootin Active Member

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    Awesome
     
  4. kraiza

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    The gun is not my taste but the work is top shelf. The inlay work is perfect and blends in well with the rest of the wood. Good job.
     
  5. Russ-in-Pa

    Russ-in-Pa Well-Known Member

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    It must have been a real bugger to checker the 2 different woods together.


    VERY nice work.
     
  6. Beretta Young Gun

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    Wow, absolutly wow!!! Dennis you never told me that this was an option when I
    Had my stock duplicated. Amazing craftmanship! BYG
     
  7. Kemper

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    I see cue sticks in his future
     
  8. ky4some

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    Cue sticks was my thought exactly. The gun reminds of my old days when I played professional pool tournaments. Cue sticks have all kinds of inlays and they aver very complicated. The workmanship is this gun stock is amazing.

    Mike Kamer
     
  9. SevenMaryThree

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    From a technical perspective I think this is an important and impressive piece of gun-stockery.

    From an aesthetic perspective...well it takes all kinds to make this world go 'round.
     
  10. Dennis DeVault

    Dennis DeVault Well-Known Member

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    Thank you guys for the feedback. No cue sticks in my future. To Beretta Young gun that was not available until two weeks ago but the cost were extensive. The cad time alone was 27 hours and the mill time was 24 hours and about
    $ 200.00 worth of Black Ebony to complete. The first piece that went into the cut comb broke and had to be made again with more clearance to allow the pieces to slide together. Again not for everyone but it was fun to just see if we could. Thank you again for taking a look.

    Dennis DeVault
     
  11. KENENT1

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    how deep is the inlay? or is it a solid piece?


    tony
     
  12. Dennis DeVault

    Dennis DeVault Well-Known Member

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    The inlay goes all the way thru the wood from side to side so it is about 2-1/8" thick.

    Dennis
     
  13. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Gun-stockery...I like that term..beyond excellent work...
     
  14. Norsky

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    Incredible work. Thanks for sharing with us. I envy the talent shown. Best regards, Ray
     
  15. KENENT1

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    wow, that had to be tricky.


    tony
     
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