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Offline Hlbly

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Some of my stuff to pass on to the family
« on: November 05, 2018, 08:37:09 PM »
Took a few shots of the guns going to my daughter and grandchildren before turning them over to her.






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Re: Some of my stuff to pass on to the family
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 09:57:13 PM »
Makes me wish I was a grandson ;D Beautiful rifles Hlbly. I hope that they cherish them for ever. Beautiful work my friend, your work ranks up there with the best I have ever seen.

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Re: Some of my stuff to pass on to the family
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2018, 12:45:55 AM »
Thanks, Jim. After seeing some of your work, that is quite a compliment.

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Re: Some of my stuff to pass on to the family
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2018, 02:24:14 AM »
 :) :)... great ones to have as keepsakes, Gerald,.. !!! ... Have you ever made a copy of any of your fine Tennessee or Southern Mountain rifles,... ?

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Re: Some of my stuff to pass on to the family
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2018, 01:31:16 PM »
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Re: Some of my stuff to pass on to the family
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2018, 03:16:41 PM »
:) :)... great ones to have as keepsakes, Gerald,.. !!! ... Have you ever made a copy of any of your fine Tennessee or Southern Mountain rifles,... ?
Never had an order for one. Havenít built anything in the last 35 years or so. Southern guns were not as desirable back then.

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Re: Some of my stuff to pass on to the family
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2018, 03:57:08 PM »
Very, Very nice!
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Re: Some of my stuff to pass on to the family
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2018, 07:39:14 PM »
  Impressive workmanship Hiibly... They are very lucky to receive such fine workmanship.

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Re: Some of my stuff to pass on to the family
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2018, 07:45:21 PM »
Awesome "stuff" , those Grand kids will surely be very proud owners. Jim.

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Re: Some of my stuff to pass on to the family
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2018, 03:20:01 AM »
Beautiful workmanship Gerald!
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Re: Some of my stuff to pass on to the family
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2018, 01:35:48 AM »
Hlbly, those are museum quality, IMHO, and beauties, too.  Passing 'em down to family?  Oh, I just checked and we are brothers that were separated at birth!  So save one to pass down to lil' ol' AHEM! me.   ;D 8)
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Re: Some of my stuff to pass on to the family
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2018, 06:53:22 AM »
It's OK, Uncle Hanshi - I am his 73 year old surprise son, and am waiting for my rifle.  I'll let you touch it, too!  We relatives got to stick together.

Hlbly (aka Dad), you sure make some awesome looking firearms.  And it is OK to engrave my name on the patch box, and you sign the barrel.  I will let Uncle Hanshi shoot it from time to time.
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Re: Some of my stuff to pass on to the family
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2018, 06:55:26 PM »
Dana ask him about the Stephen Crain miniatures that he did, they are extremely fine little rifles.

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Re: Some of my stuff to pass on to the family
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2018, 11:52:04 PM »
I think you're more of a hill-william with that kind of good work :).  Great things to pass down!

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Re: Some of my stuff to pass on to the family
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2018, 03:48:09 AM »
It's a great feeling to be able to pass down your treasures, such as the muzzle loaders. That rifle pictured is beautiful.

I am fortunate in that I asked my son which of my firearms he would like to keep if anything happened to me (I was going in for some serious surgery). He answered: "All of them!" It was the answer I had hoped for.

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Re: Some of my stuff to pass on to the family
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2018, 08:21:11 AM »
 :D :D :D.... Jim,.... perhaps Gerald will read your post and take the hint,... !!! .... I've only seen one Stephen Crain rifle and it was a fine example of Tennessee rifle style,.... I would love to see Gerald's rendition if he can share some photos,... !!!! :) :) :)

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Re: Some of my stuff to pass on to the family
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2018, 04:15:00 PM »
Jim, what scale are those miniature rifles done in?  They are all lovely pieces, great wood, and great workmanship.
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Re: Some of my stuff to pass on to the family
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2018, 06:42:59 PM »
Scale is two fifths or forty percent.

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Re: Some of my stuff to pass on to the family
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2018, 07:12:27 AM »
Thank you, kind sir.  And are these functional, or decorative - or both??!!
It appears you have a genuine talent for making longrifles - those are very beautiful examples.
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Re: Some of my stuff to pass on to the family
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2018, 08:33:12 AM »
The miniatures are functional, they are correct inside and out. Those guns are about 30-35 years old. I havenít been able to build anything since the late 1980ís. I bought these back from estates when they came up for sale.

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Re: Some of my stuff to pass on to the family
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2018, 06:01:53 PM »

 
I like the little pieces, to own them is a special thing.
Thanks for sharing!