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Mike Brooks

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Just finished up
« on: June 21, 2017, 05:40:56 PM »

Got this done the day before surgery.  ca. 1770-80 english export grade fowling gun, 39 3/4" getz 16 bore barrel. chambers lock, goehring buttplate and trigger guard. english walnut,  'military grade" that         i got from ron scott. it was pert near all white, but nice and hard and it worked well. great grain structure through the wrist and some super figure that i hadn't expected. weighs right at 6lbs.



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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2017, 05:41:46 PM »



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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2017, 06:15:24 PM »

I like it! Great look, and a gauge I don't have. Did I say I liked it? Heal quickly so you can turn out some more great looking guns.
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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2017, 12:07:29 AM »

Looks great. I love it. Always wanted a 16. Nothing but cash stopping me
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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2017, 12:31:18 AM »

Cash, and the fact that Mike is not taking new orders. :'(

Beautiful gun, Mike.

I hope you are healing well.
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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2017, 02:52:45 PM »

That is a beautiful gun Mike, only bad thing is it's not mine. If you were still taking orders I would order a duplicate.

Hope you are doing well after your recent surgery.

Percy
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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2017, 02:58:32 PM »

   That gun is just begging to be taken on some walks.
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2017, 03:32:28 PM »

   That gun is just begging to be taken on some walks.

I'll volunteer!
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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2017, 03:58:28 PM »

   Mike that is one good looking hunting gun. At six pounds she would be sweet to take to the woods. Get well Mike.  Oldtravler
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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2017, 04:18:23 PM »

Mike
Finished it up before the surgery. Great. Good looking 16 bore I know it will be a pleasure to hunt with. Get that shoulder rehabbed and working you've got more to build. Tim
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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2017, 05:03:06 PM »

Mike, Very Nice!!!   I really like the color. Somebody is  gonna be happy. Get Well!!        Nate
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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2017, 10:29:14 PM »

Mike, Very Nice!!!   I really like the color. Somebody is  gonna be happy. Get Well!!        Nate
Thanks, I was pleased with the color as well. Actually came out pert near  the color I planned on....doesn't happen often. ::)
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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2017, 11:14:24 PM »

Very nice,Mike,I too like the color.
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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2017, 02:20:16 AM »

Mike you ARE one very talented person, great looking rifle.
  Pray all the best for you with your surgery and rehab. 
Your talent is very much appreciated.
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« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2017, 02:24:08 AM »

Never seen a Brooks I didn't like. This is a neat one. Glad you came thru OK Mike!!

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« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2017, 08:28:11 AM »

 Very nice,Mike. Glad to seeing you posting again. Hope everything is going well after your surgery.      Bob
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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2017, 03:49:37 PM »

As with all your work, very nicely done!
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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2017, 05:47:00 PM »

Excellent workmanship. Beautiful piece. I want one!
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« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2017, 10:15:57 PM »

Love the color (and that beautiful piece of wood).  Great work, as usual. 
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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2017, 12:56:16 AM »

Hi Mike,
Wow, I don't know how I missed this one.  Very nice gun!  Hope you are healing fast and well.  Thanks for sharing the photos.

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« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2017, 01:03:56 AM »

Hi Mike,
Wow, I don't know how I missed this one.  Very nice gun!  Hope you are healing fast and well.  Thanks for sharing the photos.

dave
We sort of built the same gun at the same time only different....or something to that effect! ;)
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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2017, 12:04:16 AM »

Get well Brooks! I'll be able to dip into that 401-K here in a couple of months!! Woo-Hoo!!!!
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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2017, 05:47:27 PM »

Get well Brooks! I'll be able to dip into that 401-K here in a couple of months!! Woo-Hoo!!!!
Getting well is tougher than I thought , past couple days have been miserable, can't get comfortable and my "good" shoulder is rapidly going bad during all this rehab. Very frustrating at the moment.... ???
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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2017, 08:11:14 PM »

Man, that is a seriously nice fowler:  looks like just the ticket for some high-desert/late-season chukar. 

Heal well; heal quickly, Mr B:  it's always an inspiration and pleasure to see what comes out your door next. 
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« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2017, 03:59:35 PM »

Mike, when I related my experience in healing it was not unique to me but common to almost all my friends who had the same surgery.

It will get better, like you I couldn't get comfortable and never slept longer than 30 minutes at a time before I had to try to find another position.

In three months you will start to see things turn around for the better, six months and you will only get sore when you over extend your range of motion, in a year you will be glad you had the surgery but will do everything you can to keep from having your other shoulder worked on.
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