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Thread: Wanna Make A Presentation Case For Your C&B Revolver ?

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    Boolit Grand Master pietro's Avatar
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    Wanna Make A Presentation Case For Your C&B Revolver ?

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    Make a plan, make a box, stain/finish the box exterior, cut out the box interior pieces, glue them together, glue velvet cloth to the pieces, glue the cloth to the inside of the box's bottom/top/sides, then glue the upholstered pieces into the box.

    Let the completed box dry at least 24hrs, so that the adhesive's corrosive gas has time to evaporate before placing the gun/accessories in the box.










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    I use to build lots of those boxes.
    But that was way back when Good wood was really cheap.
    I built most of mine with glass or plexiglass lids for display .
    Last edited by LAGS; 03-07-2024 at 11:48 AM.

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    You make it sounds so easy. Lost me at “ make a plan”. Lol. Good work

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    I bought the green box on the right for my 3rd Generation 1851 Colt Navy and I had some brown felt so I fashioned the box on the left for my 2021 model Pietta 1851 Colt Navy .44 cal. Confederate using a wooden Deluxe Hoppes Cleaning Kit box. For the divider ribs, I used wooden paint stirring sticks.

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    I am planing on placing a copy of some original Colt paper work inside the lids once I find something that I like.
    Last edited by HamGunner; 03-07-2024 at 01:23 PM.
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    Nice work, thanks for sharing. I haven't gotten into it yet, but I plan to make a couple for a few rifles. Never done flocking before, so that should be interesting, though I saw a nice tutorial on a woodworking forum that pretty much took all the mystery out of it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazoo View Post

    Never done flocking before, so that should be interesting.

    FWIW, I didn't use flocking - instead using velveteen/felt cloth cards from a National hobby chain store (Micheal's or Hobby Lobby, IIRC)

    I did a double thickness on the inside of the bottom, for extra padding.

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    pietro, you are a troublemaker. I had talked myself out of making boxes for my revolvers and here you come luring me into another project. Very nice work and thanks for the well laid out instructions on how to make a box. james

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    I make them a little different but similar to this jewel box! Proper jointed corners and fancy wood, also presentation boxes for knifes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HamGunner View Post

    I am planing on placing a copy of some original Colt paper work inside the lids once I find something that I like.

    Does this one work for you ?

    https://www.hardyguncases.com/produc...avy-case-label

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    Just takes designing a puzzle

    Father-in-law did one for his late generation Colt Navy. He made two lids (hinges with removable pins). One was plexiglass and the other wood.

    I have threatened to do one but have never taken the time.

    Nice looking work, all of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pietro View Post
    Yes, that would be just right.
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    Bad Ass Wallace, those boxes are beautiful. Wish I had the equipment and the patience to make something as nice.
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    Thanks HG,

    You can even make boxes for storing cast boolits!

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    Don't have to have a lot of tools for nice jointed boxes. Hand cut dovetails work. But it is a learned skill. After 10 or 20 joints you can get a feel for it. Good dovetail saw (mine are the Japanese type). Good sharp chisels. Detail in the layout. Once you get the process down it goes fairly fast.

    You can do plain box joint the same way, but, it takes longer to do more cuts. A trick is to make the notches the same width as your chisel.

    For rabbits and slots I have a hand router that I made from some scrap oak. The cutting blade is a 1/4" allen wrench ground and sharpened.

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    Nice project

    I built a double for my 1858 and 1860
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    With my "roll your own" paper Cartridges

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    Nice, Reverend Bow.
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    Well thank you kindly @HamGunner

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    For a shadow box, how do you secure the revolver so it looks like it is hanging in the air?
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    Quote Originally Posted by swathdiver View Post
    For a shadow box, how do you secure the revolver so it looks like it is hanging in the air?
    I would secure it to the (covered) plywood back of the shadow box with thin wires, pushed through 2 holes per wire & twisted together outside the backing.

    Silver wire for a stainless gun; cold blued wire for a blued gun.

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    If I awake, and you're inside
    The coroner's van is your next ride

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