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Ed Wenger

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A Colonial Fowler...
« on: November 01, 2012, 02:57:03 AM »
I just finished this Fowler and thought I'd share some photos...  It's a Dunlap red maple stock, barrel inlet by Dave Keck, Chambers lock, Not sure of the butt piece and trigger guard as they'd been laying around the shop for a while...  Colerain barrel.  Finished with Aquia Fortis and Permalyn.  The AF is my home made mixture, and the metal I used was from a piece of yankee case shot dug up on a friends farm, which I thought was pretty cool.  Anyway, critiques, questions, comments welcomed...











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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 03:20:36 AM »
Outstanding! I love everything about it. May I ask how you finished the metal on the barrel and lock?

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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 03:30:28 AM »
Holy moly Ed. I love it. The AF color is perfect to me. Ya got skill ;D ;D
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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 03:35:08 AM »
That turned out very nice Ed.  Simply elegant without being over the top.  I picture a dead duck or two as I look at your fowler.  Superb engraving.
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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012, 03:40:38 AM »
Really clean, just so well done.  You're doing outstanding work.
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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 03:56:50 AM »
Did I miss this at lunch?!?  Very nice.
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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012, 04:03:01 AM »
Really nice Ed. Love all the border engraving. Very classy.

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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2012, 04:06:28 AM »
Oh that is a beauty! Love everything about it. All the details are just right!!  A slim lady! 20 GA eh??
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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2012, 04:09:56 AM »
Ed,
Really a great looking gun, love that engraving on the buttplate.
Is that the buttplate you had in the back of the car at the bar-b-q lunch?
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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2012, 04:11:12 AM »
Very nicely done!
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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2012, 04:31:13 AM »
Very pretty Ed. I love that border. I'll have to pick your brain on that one next time I see you.
 
I'm wondering too- ga. and length of barrel?

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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2012, 04:37:26 AM »
That's a good piece. looks like you have a copy of Schipper's engraving book around..... ;)
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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2012, 05:03:34 AM »
Thanks all for the kind words, greatly appreciated.

Satwel, the finish is very simple.  The barrel and lock were cold blued, then rubbed back to the desired color with a scotch brite pad and Balistol.  I've used motor oil in the past and that works well also.

Larry & Dennis, yes, that was the butt piece I had at the BBQ lunch.

It's a .20 ga, 46" Colerain barrel, and yes, Mike, I do have a copy of Schipper's book in the shop!, lol...

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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2012, 06:30:30 AM »
Really nice in all aspects.

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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2012, 07:05:39 AM »
Very nice, such clean work.

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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2012, 04:40:56 PM »
Very impressive. I love the finish, and the nice engraving. I very much appreciate you having the good sense to display it on a neutral background, so all the fine details can be seen. I know photographing your pride and joy in front of an old out house door, or on top of sixty three home tanned skunk hides is ever so artsy fartsy, but its not a good way to show your hard work.


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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2012, 05:06:40 PM »
That is an elegant gun, love the fit and finish and attention to detail - speaks volumes about its maker and your vision Ed. Well done!

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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2012, 05:30:54 PM »
Hey Ed, if you don't want that old ugly thing laying around your shop embarrassing you in front of company and the such, then just let me know and I'll drive up and take it off your hands for you.   ;D

There are many guns that pass through my hands in this shop and lots of those are beautiful.  But it is a rare few that would get me to actually give up my hard earned cash for them.  This one however, should be hanging here in the show room with the collection of Chambers, Silver's, Gahagan's, and Kiblers!  Just Spectacular!
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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2012, 05:58:46 PM »

fine work. very attractive to my eye.
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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2012, 06:06:32 PM »
   
    Ed, fantastic is all that comes to my mind. Border engraving is beautiful to say the least. If i may ask, what tools do you
    use to create such border work? Regards--MikeH

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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2012, 07:06:23 PM »
Excellent workmanship, Ed.  You did a wonderful job slimming the forearm along the barrel channel.  Your engraving adds just the right amount of bling.
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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2012, 07:49:14 PM »
Just......EXCELLENT WORK!
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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2012, 01:07:04 AM »
Thanks again, everyone...

Mike, the borders were done with a graver.  Typical nick and dot boarder.


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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2012, 02:14:35 AM »
Classy gun and yep Barbie I agree that one would be worth owning. Well done Ed, thanks for sharing.

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Re: A Colonial Fowler...
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2012, 02:42:14 AM »
Super clean Ed! I really like the breech treatment on the barrel.
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