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M1 and M1911 Display - Work in Progress

m1 and m1911 display work in progress

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#1 firemanvin

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Posted October 05 2016 - 10:16 PM

I'm working on a display board for my small collection that I'm very proud of. It's still work in progress, but I figured I'd share it with everyone to see what they think. I found these really nice locks that are all keyed the same at locks4guns.com which allows me to safely mount them on 3/4 inch birch veneer plywood. Then I can secure the plywood to the wall through the studs and cover the screw holes so that it can't be easily taken down.

I still have to decide on just the right color stain that will contrast well with the guns. I'm also considering some sort of a border to make it a little fancier. Any suggestions?

When I'm done it will be the centerpiece of my home office.

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#2 Nordon

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Posted October 06 2016 - 04:53 AM

I think a greenish stain would look good, or just a straight up poly.

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#3 zzrguy

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Posted October 06 2016 - 01:01 PM

I would try a honey maple or and try darkening that with a like maple or cherry. That will bring out the wood display and contrast the gun stock nicely.
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#4 firemanvin

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Posted November 09 2016 - 01:37 PM

Finished it.

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#5 richg072

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Posted May 02 2017 - 11:12 AM

Nice, what make is the carbine? 



#6 leftjammer

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Posted May 02 2017 - 11:19 AM

Nice, what make is the carbine? 

 

 

the short barrel



#7 firemanvin

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Posted May 02 2017 - 03:16 PM

Nice, what make is the carbine? 

According to the serial number it's a Winchester.



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Posted May 06 2017 - 08:32 AM

Nice display.  Where did you get the 1911?



#9 baxtersmith

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Posted May 06 2017 - 01:27 PM

Beautiful display!



#10 Seancusmc

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Posted May 06 2017 - 11:44 PM

is that a WWI era 1911? 



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Posted May 07 2017 - 12:08 AM

Why don't you mount it on French cleats and then pin through them? saves a lot of hole filling/plug cutting?



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Posted May 07 2017 - 07:48 AM

Very nice collection.



#13 firemanvin

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Posted May 07 2017 - 01:40 PM

The M1911 was my wife's grandfather's.  I don't know the origin of how he got it, but I do know that he was in the Navy during WWI and went back in during WWII.  A lot of sentimental value because my son (his great grandson) is an Annapolis graduate and is currently serving in the Navy as a Lieutenant in the submarine service The biggest problem that I have with the gun is who to leave it to.  Both my son and daughter want it.

 

  It was delivered to the US Navy (Brooklyn Navy Yard) on February 11, 1918.  It's in pretty much brand new condition and works like new.

 

And while I don't believe that this forum is being monitored by big brother, I would like to state that the gun is legally registered in NY.







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