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General discussion => Contemporary Longrifle Collecting => Topic started by: DougP on June 10, 2019, 04:46:45 PM

Title: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: DougP 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
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: DougP on June 10, 2019, 04:47:44 PM
And can you even get one anymore !!!
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: Bart 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.

Bart
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: EC121 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.
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: Tim Crosby 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.
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: rich pierce 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?”

PM sent
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: JTR 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?
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: Ky-Flinter 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?

-Ron
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia 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...
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: Mick C 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.   :)
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: art riser on June 19, 2019, 03:10:48 AM
Ian Pratt rifle available contact pelbaum@zoominternet.net Pictures are on Contemporary Makers FaceBook page.
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: Ian Pratt 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.   



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Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: Marcruger 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
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: Ian Pratt 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. 
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia 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...
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: Ian Pratt on July 15, 2019, 06:38:16 AM
I don't do that, removing material in that area throws off the barrel harmonics
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: rich pierce 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.
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: EC121 on July 16, 2019, 10:23:36 PM
I took my barrel out and four harmonics fell out on the floor!!   ;D
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: RonT on July 18, 2019, 05:30:01 PM
Don't engrave a Banjo on it, it'll never be in tune.
Cheers,
R
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia on July 18, 2019, 06:45:21 PM
Or a set of Highland pipes!!
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: Craig Wilcox on July 19, 2019, 12:38:36 AM
I didn't know Highland pipes were ever IN tune....
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: Tim Crosby on July 19, 2019, 01:13:34 AM
 Oy
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: heinz 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.

on the waiting list, Heinz
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: WH1 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
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: Stoner creek 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!?
Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: Kevin on July 23, 2019, 07:20:49 PM
Also quit picking on banjos

Earl Scruggs might disagree.......







Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: RonT on July 23, 2019, 08:01:04 PM
Did quit pickin', went to strummin'. ;)
Cheers,
R

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Title: Re: Ian Pratt rifles
Post by: Ian Pratt on July 26, 2019, 04:05:08 AM
His shop in the woods of Adams county was selected for its geomagnetic properties and he always tempers with a magnetic north orientation.

on the waiting list, Heinz


It's all true. Last week I wasn't paying attention and accidentally quenched a long blade oriented true north instead of magnetic. The blade immediately warped into a corkscrew and the tip punched a hole through my quench tank. Beginners take note - take the time to learn about magnetic declination or your knives are going to suck