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Offline B Shipman

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A Gumph rifle
« on: October 20, 2013, 01:17:58 AM »
A classic Lancaster city made rifle of the 1820's. Getz 44" B wt. .50 cal. barrel. Critics welcome.















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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2013, 01:39:16 AM »
Wow  :o ;D
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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2013, 01:55:01 AM »
I agree, double wow. Its always a treat to see your work Bill.  Very nice.

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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2013, 02:14:11 AM »
Maybe one of these days, I will build guns that clean and nice.  Gorgeous as always.   
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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2013, 02:51:57 AM »
Great job, Bill. I always enjoy looking at your work. Clean and crisp!!

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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2013, 03:04:40 AM »
Amazing work. Is there a backstory to the trident on the cheek piece?

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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2013, 04:40:19 AM »
My only criticism is that you own it instead of me.
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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2013, 05:50:03 AM »
Nice!
A little off the beaten path - makes it all the better.

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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2013, 06:04:52 AM »
NICE!! Clean work there!

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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2013, 06:34:34 AM »
Very, Very Nice ! Exquisite...

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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2013, 07:48:35 AM »
Bill,
You are an excellent photographer, somehow your pictures make the rifle look virtually flawless. Seriously now,  the rifle has extremely graceful lines, I like the lock and triggers as well.

The  checkering really enhances the gun.  What was your choice of finish for the rifle?

You should teach, I for one would love a chance to be one of your students.....

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Offline Bill Ridout

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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2013, 12:16:54 PM »
Bill Shipman, absolutely beautiful, as always.
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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2013, 01:22:03 PM »
Another SEAL rifle?  You're going to end up arming half of DOD before you get done, Bill.

Beautiful work.  The lighting in your photos is (as always) spectacular.  Really like the lock.  You must be enjoying retirement and it shows in your work.  Bravo!
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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2013, 06:18:55 PM »
Bill, we haven't heard from you for months, and then you show up again with another one of those wonderful rifles.  This one too bears your signature fit and finish.  I hope more pictures are forthcoming.
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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2013, 06:36:10 PM »
Nice Bill!!!!! Glad to see you're not spending all your retirement time in Atlantic City.

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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2013, 07:23:54 PM »
 Another Beauty Bill. The engraving on the PB almost looks 3 dimensional.

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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2013, 08:25:58 PM »
As always Bill very beautiful work. That cheek piece inlay engraving  is of the symbol for the US  Navy Seals
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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2013, 05:57:00 AM »
Super gun.  My only criticism, if you'd call it that, is that you are a better gunmaker than pretty much the whole Gumpf family was.  I like the Gumpf's a lot, but you are a much better engraver than they were.  The lines, fit, and finish are all a step or two at least above what they produced.

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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2013, 07:49:36 AM »
Beautiful work Bill, certainly no critique from me - the stock flows from one end to the other gracefully.  I tend to like earlier guns, but it's refreshing to see later period Flint rifles being built and done so nicely.  One thing I noticed is how high the comb seems to appear, does your cheek really sit down onto it to sight in?  Is Drepper the same lockmaker or importer as Dreppert/Drepperd? Thanks for showing!
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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2013, 01:53:48 PM »
By the way Bill, you do a great 1820s era gun.  I've enjoyed seeing your other Lancaster and Maryland work from this era.

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« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2013, 03:53:43 PM »
Bill, this is a completely stunning rifle. No flies on it anywhere. It's singing to me. Lovely, lovely lines and form.
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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2013, 05:00:23 PM »
Another Great Work Bill! I would put you right up there with all of the historical, famous and infamous Dentists that (moonlighted) had jobs on the side! Doc Holiday, Edgar Buchanan (Uncle Joe Pettycoat Junction) ............oh I know there were others! 8)  http://myfivebest.com/five-famous-people-who-were-or-are-dentists/
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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2013, 06:03:21 PM »
Bill,
I have a friend who is a Gumph descendent and I showed him your pictures.  He would like to know more about the history of the gun; ie, which Gumph's rifle did you pattern it after and any details you might have.  Or was it a conglomeration of Gumph family features?  Anything else you might know?

Thanks
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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2013, 12:47:19 AM »
Simply outstanding!  Nice clean lines, fit and finish...it's what we've all come to expect of your guns!

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Re: A Gumph rifle
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2013, 01:52:57 AM »
As always, superb!  Thanks for the photos.


    Ed