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B Shipman
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« on: October 19, 2013, 06:17:58 PM »

A classic Lancaster city made rifle of the 1820's. Getz 44" B wt. .50 cal. barrel. Critics welcome.















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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2013, 06:39:16 PM »

Wow  Shocked Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 06:55:01 PM »

I agree, double wow. Its always a treat to see your work Bill.  Very nice.
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2013, 07:14:11 PM »

Maybe one of these days, I will build guns that clean and nice.  Gorgeous as always.   
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2013, 07:51:57 PM »

Great job, Bill. I always enjoy looking at your work. Clean and crisp!!
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2013, 08:04:40 PM »

Amazing work. Is there a backstory to the trident on the cheek piece?
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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2013, 09:40:19 PM »

My only criticism is that you own it instead of me.
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2013, 10:50:03 PM »

Nice!
A little off the beaten path - makes it all the better.

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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2013, 11:04:52 PM »

NICE!! Clean work there!
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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2013, 11:34:34 PM »

Very, Very Nice ! Exquisite...
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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2013, 12:48:35 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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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2013, 05:16:54 AM »

Bill Shipman, absolutely beautiful, as always.
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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2013, 06:22:03 AM »

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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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2013, 11:18:55 AM »

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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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2013, 11:36:10 AM »

Nice Bill!!!!! Glad to see you're not spending all your retirement time in Atlantic City.

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« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2013, 12:23:54 PM »

 Another Beauty Bill. The engraving on the PB almost looks 3 dimensional.

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« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2013, 01:25:58 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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« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2013, 10:57:00 PM »

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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« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2013, 12:49:36 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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« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2013, 06:53:48 AM »

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, 08:53:43 AM »

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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« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2013, 10:00:23 AM »

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! Cool  http://myfivebest.com/five-famous-people-who-were-or-are-dentists/
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« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2013, 11:03:21 AM »

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?

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« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2013, 05:47:19 PM »

Simply outstanding!  Nice clean lines, fit and finish...it's what we've all come to expect of your guns!
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« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2013, 06:52:57 PM »

As always, superb!  Thanks for the photos.


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