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Offline Ian Pratt

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Rifle
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Offline James Rogers

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Re: Rifle
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2018, 04:37:57 AM »
A loss for words. I would love to sit by a  fireplace for an hour or so just looking at that thing from every angle.
The finish and aging are just heart warming.


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Re: Rifle
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 04:54:15 AM »
Nothing short of NICE!!!!! Quality people produce quality products.
Great job Ian       
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Offline Pukka Bundook

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Re: Rifle
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 05:56:21 AM »
What a Wonderful rifle, Ian!
So soft and warm looking.  Beautiful used look. It Is one of the nicest I have ever seen.
That lock blends in beautifully. Perfectly placed!   
My hat's off to you my friend!!   

I could look at that rifle for hours. 

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Re: Rifle
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 06:01:54 AM »
Is the muzzle coned or just filed?
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Re: Rifle
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2018, 06:44:28 AM »
Another fantastic piece of art, Ian. I always look forward to your next work. Thanks for sharing.
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Offline J. Talbert

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Re: Rifle
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2018, 06:51:22 AM »
Great piece as always.

I love the carving behind the cheek piece.

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Re: Rifle
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2018, 07:06:17 AM »
Wow, that is special.

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Re: Rifle
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2018, 07:15:02 AM »
Not for hours...I could look at that rifle for the rest of my life!  Wonderful is an understatement!

Greg
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Re: Rifle
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2018, 07:39:34 AM »
That rifle really shines, Ian!  You captured the look to the max.

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Re: Rifle
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2018, 09:39:31 AM »
The rifle consumed my thoughts and I forgot to ask if you could show a closer look at your muzzle treatment and maybe a short rundown on how you did it. Thanks for sharing this great looking rifle with us all.

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Re: Rifle
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2018, 01:33:56 PM »
   

            Yumm.............

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Re: Rifle
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2018, 02:25:15 PM »
VERY NICE.!!! Nuthing to not be impressed by, you simply got it...
only flintlocks remain interesting..

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Re: Rifle
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2018, 02:26:20 PM »
I can only ditto all the previous comments. Grand Rifle!
I would have no quarrel with thee if thou be a friend of liberty.

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Re: Rifle
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2018, 02:52:06 PM »
Another home run.  Love your work, Ian!


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« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2018, 03:48:23 PM »
Lovely work Ian, you are a very talented young man. Absolutely gorgeous.
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Re: Rifle
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2018, 05:07:09 PM »
 Another Beauty Bud, absolutely love the finish, all around.

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Re: Rifle
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2018, 05:13:18 PM »
Well I assume you hand forged all the mounts, what about the barl? Calliber? Maker? Round bottom riflling, or is that just the muzzle filing I see? Lock pedigree?
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Offline Robert Wolfe

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Re: Rifle
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2018, 05:39:25 PM »
Beautiful!
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Re: Rifle
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2018, 05:55:48 PM »
I wish my gun builds would look like that.  What a beautiful gun!  All of us would like to have one of those.  I'm thinking I have some work to do in the future!

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Re: Rifle
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2018, 06:12:53 PM »
Very nice!
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Re: Rifle
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2018, 06:20:45 PM »
I also really like the extra work you did on the flared ramrod pipe, Ian!

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Re: Rifle
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2018, 07:07:41 PM »
You definitely have the Artists eye and mind.You have a real Ian Pratt thing goin on now, real cutting edge stuff. I can't asses this one properly yet as  I still haven't got over the two I saw at the CLA. :P
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Re: Rifle
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2018, 07:51:09 PM »
Fantastic rifle. The finish and aging are absolutely perfect. The architecture and hardware are betond your normally excellent work. Congratulations on what should become a master piece.
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Re: Rifle
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2018, 09:23:04 PM »
 Ian another great rifle showing your remarkable skills. But just do us one favor..! Make a slight mistake once in awhile. So the rest of us can know you
actually are capable of a boo boo !!!   Oldtravler