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Offline DougP

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Ian Pratt rifles
« on: June 10, 2019, 04:46:45 PM »
Gentlemen
What's the going price of Ian Pratt's rifles going for now days????
thank you

Offline DougP

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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 04:47:44 PM »
And can you even get one anymore !!!

Offline Bart

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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 05:05:55 PM »
Last time I spoke with Ian he told me he requires a deposit, and don't recall what it was. But I do remember he was saying the wait was 5 years. Very talented man.. Give him a call.

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Offline EC121

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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2019, 05:40:16 PM »
Two years ago at the Knoxville show Pratt told me that his backlog got so long that he quit taking orders.  Now he keeps a list of customers and builds what he wants.  Then he calls down the list to see who wants it.  Said he didn't like the pressure of people waiting for him.

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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2019, 06:47:23 PM »
Gentlemen
What's the going price of Ian Pratt's rifles going for now days????
thank you

 To get the right answer send him an email: IPratt360@gmail.com

   Tim C.

Offline rich pierce

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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2019, 01:34:18 AM »
I understand the question but it’s an awkward one given Ian is a member here.  Imagine being in a room of guys with Joe Bow in the room and asking,  “What are Joe Blow’s rifles selling for?”

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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2019, 02:28:57 AM »
I honestly don't see a problem with the question. Given it seems they don't come up very often, how would you find a value range without asking?
If I knew I'd tell you, but I don't collect modern guns, and don't have a clue. But maybe someone here will PM you with an answer?
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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2019, 07:46:24 PM »
Plain or fancy wood?  Carved or not?  Forged hardware or cast brass?  Lot of variables possible in Mr. Pratt's work.

Kinda like asking how much is a car?

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Offline D. Taylor Sapergia

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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2019, 07:12:03 PM »
For what it's worth, I too am an admirer of Ian's rifles.  Whenever I see one illustrated here, I quickly add the images to my Ian Pratt file...perhaps some day...
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Offline Mick C

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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2019, 12:18:12 AM »
Glad to see i'm not the only one to keep copies/files of maker's rifles I admire.  Makes me feel a little less like a rifle stalker.   :)
My profile picture is my beloved K9 best friend and soulmate, Buster Brown, who passed away in 2018.  I miss you buddy!

Offline art riser

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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2019, 03:10:48 AM »
Ian Pratt rifle available contact pelbaum@zoominternet.net Pictures are on Contemporary Makers FaceBook page.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2019, 03:24:25 AM by art riser »

Offline Ian Pratt

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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2019, 04:34:43 AM »
Thanks Art!

Here are a few quick photos that Doug P sent me. I had made this rifle years ago but from the photos you might think it was new. Looks to be in really nice shape, probably very well cared for. Neither one of us could remember who made the barrel (45"  .40 cal.) but from around that time I'd guess it's Getz or Rayl . Slightly modified Chambers lock, forged hardware, poured pewter cap. Nice curly ash stock - I'm positive I got the blank from Freddie Harrison.

I'm sure I had a nice set of photos I'd taken of this one but they probably perished along with many others back in the Great Computer Meltdown - a terrifying ordeal which culminated in the launching of a computer into deep (or shallow, whichever comes first) space from high atop the roof of our former home.   


















Offline Marcruger

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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2019, 03:33:46 PM »
Years ago Ian?  Well, you sure had the art part down when you did it.  I really appreciate the flowing architecture.  No need for makeup and a beautiful lady, and no need for lots of bling on a lovely rifle.  God Bless,   Marc

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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2019, 06:57:59 PM »
Thank you Marc. I know it was over ten years ago but neither the owner or I could remember exactly when I made it. 

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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2019, 07:26:25 AM »
For that very reason, I engrave the date on the bottom flat of each rifle.  Just a suggestion...
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Offline Ian Pratt

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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2019, 06:38:16 AM »
I don't do that, removing material in that area throws off the barrel harmonics

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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2019, 07:49:01 PM »
I don't do that, removing material in that area throws off the barrel harmonics

Unless you also engrave “no fliers” but then it gets very busy.
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Offline EC121

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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2019, 10:23:36 PM »
I took my barrel out and four harmonics fell out on the floor!!   ;D

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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2019, 05:30:01 PM »
Don't engrave a Banjo on it, it'll never be in tune.
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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2019, 06:45:21 PM »
Or a set of Highland pipes!!
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Offline Craig Wilcox

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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2019, 12:38:36 AM »
I didn't know Highland pipes were ever IN tune....
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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2019, 01:13:34 AM »
 Oy

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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2019, 09:57:16 PM »
It is upsetting that an honest question about gun prices can suddenly degenerate into disparagement of highland pipes, banjo, and Ian's memory power. 
I believe that Ian does carefully tune for barrel harmonics and weighs all of his gun sights with this in mind. His shop in the woods of Adams county was selected for its geomagnetic properties and he always tempers with a magnetic north orientation.

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« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2019, 06:42:56 PM »
Not to mention it is always in compliance with the Golden Mean and the Mayan calendar
Pretty sure Ian consults the Druid at Stonehenge to ensure the barrels harmonics are synced with the rotation of the planets
Also quit picking on banjos

Offline Stoner creek

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Re: Ian Pratt rifles
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2019, 07:13:10 PM »
There’s a whole lot of crazy voodoo stuff going on here! :o
Way over my simple head.
No wonder my guns don’t shoot Xs every time!?