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Ed Wenger
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« on: October 31, 2012, 07:57:03 PM »

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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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 08:20:36 PM »

Outstanding! I love everything about it. May I ask how you finished the metal on the barrel and lock?
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2012, 08:30:28 PM »

Holy moly Ed. I love it. The AF color is perfect to me. Ya got skill Grin Grin
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2012, 08:35:08 PM »

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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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2012, 08:40:38 PM »

Really clean, just so well done.  You're doing outstanding work.
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2012, 08:56:50 PM »

Did I miss this at lunch?!?  Very nice.
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2012, 09:03:01 PM »

Really nice Ed. Love all the border engraving. Very classy.
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2012, 09:06:28 PM »

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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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2012, 09:09:56 PM »

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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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2012, 09:11:12 PM »

Very nicely done!
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« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2012, 09:31:13 PM »

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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« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2012, 09:37:26 PM »

That's a good piece. looks like you have a copy of Schipper's engraving book around..... Wink
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« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2012, 10:03:34 PM »

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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« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2012, 11:30:30 PM »

Really nice in all aspects.
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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2012, 12:05:39 AM »

Very nice, such clean work.
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