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The 9-11-01 Kolar Max T/A

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by eric, Sep 8, 2011.

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  1. eric

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    Much of this was displayed last year and the gun is now finished. Paula Biesen of Al & Roger Biesen rifle fame did the engraving and Dennis DeVault and crew did the stock with wood supplied by Earnie Ross. Its hard to really appreciate the wood unless its in the sunlight. Kolar Arms was gracious enough to give me serial number 91101. This gun is a shooter and not a safe queen and it was built to honor FDNY as well as those who were murdered in the twin towers. I am a full time fireman (ready to retire) and this is my retirement gift!!
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  2. Mr.M

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    I saw this work of art at Paula Biesen's table at the Custom Gunmaker's Guild show in Reno earlier this year. It's one of those rare guns that make you look at it again and again because you're sure you missed something. And you always have!

    Amazing!!

    Mike Mann
     
  3. ky4some

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    Simply stunning! Thanks for sharing the photos.

    Mike Kamer
     
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    I should of been a fireman..
     
  5. mike2010

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    Beautiful gun,thanks for sharing it with us
     
  6. bjk1972

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    Whats not to like? A great American gun that showcases some great American craftsmanship! A fitting tribute! Thanks for posting.
     
  7. Charlie Becknell

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    Nice work and wood. What kind of wood do we have here? I have really seen some neat wood from Earnie.
     
  8. ramen39

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    Beautiful gun. One you'll always be proud of.

    Roy
     
  9. GoDawgs

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    Maybe the nicest gun I've ever seen.........just magnificent.
     
  10. eric

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    The wood is American Black Walnut - to keep it an "All American made" gun.

    Eric
     
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    A priceless master piece.
     
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    Eric,

    I have seen guns like this from time to time that never get to see the light of day let alone get fired. I was very pleased to read that you plan on using it. What a great feeling it will be to assemble that beautiful shotgun and go break some clays!

    Break 'em all !
     
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    What a fitting tribute to those fallen in 9-11-01. I so glad it won't be a safe queen. Every body that see it will and should be reminded of what happened on that date. I hope it does it's part in keeping us aware of what is taking place here and abroad every day. Ken U
     
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    I agree, a gun like that should be shot. Absoultely stunning!
    Chris M.
     
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