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#1 MARK2112

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Posted 28 November 2015 - 07:50 PM

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Posted 28 November 2015 - 07:59 PM

20151128_193644_HDR.jpgthis is the same one i had,but i had to weather it to make it look like a 94 year old gun.the wood is done by dan block that i refinished in a sedona red and mahogany stain to give it the red vintage color.i used a 6500 grit paper to rub off the bluing in the high spots .before i weathered it to me it looked like an airsoft display...too new and shiny.i even created the wear marks on the top of the receiver to mimic the wear of the actuator .this one is numbered 2347 after the valentines day gun.


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Posted 28 November 2015 - 08:49 PM

very nice work


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Posted 28 November 2015 - 08:54 PM

its a airsoft gun ?


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Posted 28 November 2015 - 08:56 PM

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Posted 28 November 2015 - 08:57 PM

IMG_0001_3.jpgits a airsoft gun ?

no,its all thompson parts with a richardson receiver,i engraved the inspector stamp too


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Posted 28 November 2015 - 09:27 PM

ok ok sorry i misread


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Posted 28 November 2015 - 11:12 PM

Ok, NOW I'm jealous! Great looking work, Mark.
I believe I have a similar D.R. receiver.
How did you do the inspector stamp?
and how did you make the "actuator wear pattern" on top of the receiver?....Phil
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Posted 29 November 2015 - 08:47 AM

Stamp was cnc machined,actuator wear was done with a dummy acuator looking piece of steel that i cycled back and fourth.
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Posted 29 November 2015 - 09:41 AM

if i understand correctly... it is a clone of a 21 tommy gun ? made with thompson part ? i am not sure to understand corectly....


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Posted 29 November 2015 - 10:09 AM

A clone......yes,not a functional gun.
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Posted 29 November 2015 - 10:17 AM

Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 11:28 AM

Wow!  Amazing work!


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Posted 29 November 2015 - 01:14 PM

Mark this is fantastic. Your attention to detail is exquisite. May I ask how long this took  you to put together? 


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Posted 29 November 2015 - 02:27 PM

Its been a 2 year love affair,at first it was all reblued and looking too brand new,then i got bored and wanted to sell it,then i started looking at the colts thru the internet and studying the wear points and the wood,and started all over again.my father recontoured the wood and then i stained it with a color thats just about perfect for an old colt.there are details most on here can pick apart but its moving in the right direction,thanks for the compliments.

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 04:58 PM

Thanks for the reply. May I ask the dreaded question? How much did this piece cost to put together? I ask because I have thought about doing this myself...


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Posted 29 November 2015 - 05:10 PM

I bought the kit from a family member for 1300.00 that most of it had been sitting for 30+ years.
The reciever is a richardson and parts were from a ' 28 kit.if you can afford to buy one of his recievers do it soon as he is just about ready to call it a day on production,these are exquisite in every way and the engraving is superb.
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Posted 29 November 2015 - 05:14 PM

Thanks for the advice. I have a M1928A1 military kit that looks great, but nothing beats the classic bluing and no compensator look of the 1921. 


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Posted 29 November 2015 - 05:39 PM

Anything can be achieved by people out there doing stuff for the display guys.there are guys that make wood and guys that make barrels to mimic the 21s.id rather have a real colt but even if i did i cant display it in fear of theft .there are also guys out there that can blue to original colt carbonia blueing.

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 02:26 PM

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