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Offline Mike Brooks

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"Faber sister" gun
« on: November 08, 2019, 09:01:17 PM »
This gun came through my shop a couple days ago. I built it about 2 1/2 years ago. It's a copy of the "sister" gun to the "Faber" rifle. It was pictured in a 1985 Muzzle Blasts magazine. It has a 16 gauge 44" Colerain barrel, Chambers VA. lock with a brass lock plate. Locally cast trigger guard and a sheet brass buttplate. Extremely plain maple stock It has killed several turkeys.
















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Re: "Faber sister" gun
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019, 09:11:00 PM »
Wow, now there is a smoothbore I wouldn't mind having. Beautiful job!

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Re: "Faber sister" gun
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2019, 12:14:30 AM »
Nice looking turkey gun Mike. Wouldn't  mind owning it. Tim

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Re: "Faber sister" gun
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2019, 01:26:53 AM »
That's an awesome color - absolutely great color.
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Re: "Faber sister" gun
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2019, 01:33:23 AM »
It is certainly a wonderful gun.
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Re: "Faber sister" gun
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2019, 02:05:01 AM »
Bonny work Mike.
Very "handleable"   Much likeum.

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Re: "Faber sister" gun
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019, 05:10:22 PM »
Im gonna have to give it a I like it ;D
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Re: "Faber sister" gun
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2019, 08:01:53 PM »
I like that shell at the tang. 

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Re: "Faber sister" gun
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2019, 09:52:59 PM »
I like that shell at the tang.
Thanks, it is just like the original.
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Re: "Faber sister" gun
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2019, 10:05:42 PM »
What did you stain and finish that with?
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Re: "Faber sister" gun
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2019, 10:14:48 PM »
What did you stain and finish that with?
figured you were going to ask that.... Some annalyn dyes. I  got from somewhere.. can't remember where. A bright canary yellow base followed by a golden brown then a reddish brown. I believe this gun was darker when new. On really hard pieces of wood like this it doesn't appear to be absolutely color fast, I have had other guns with very hard wood go lighter like this one. At least it's not a bad color. I'll have to see if I have "as new" pics of it.
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Re: "Faber sister" gun
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2019, 10:20:48 PM »
Here's an "as new". The pictures above were taken in full sun which will tend to wash color out and make things look light. This pic was taken in shade and the tones are darker. I do think it has lightened up a bit though.


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Re: "Faber sister" gun
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2019, 04:45:09 AM »
Mike---That is an outstanding piece. As mentioned above, the shell carving around the tang really catches the eye.

How prevalent were brass lockplates? Is there any advantage to having a brass plate other than a great appearance?
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Re: "Faber sister" gun
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2019, 04:05:01 PM »
Mike---That is an outstanding piece. As mentioned above, the shell carving around the tang really catches the eye.

How prevalent were brass lockplates? Is there any advantage to having a brass plate other than a great appearance?
Quite rare I believe. A customer request. Advantage? It doesn't rust....and it's cool. ;D
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Re: "Faber sister" gun
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2019, 12:18:05 AM »
Sure beats the heck out my plain old fowling piece.
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Re: "Faber sister" gun
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2019, 05:28:08 AM »
It works great



Mike, Had a great hunt this year



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Re: "Faber sister" gun
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2019, 05:17:29 PM »
Dave, thatís a fine looking turkey gun for sure, and it looks quite capable on the ring necks!  Did you have the barrel jug choked?  Iím considering having this 16 bore Iím currently building choked, but havenít decided yet. Iíll probably shoot it some, and then decide.

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Re: "Faber sister" gun
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2019, 05:47:14 PM »
Great hunt indeed! Were all those guys stuffed in the back of your truck? ;D
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Re: "Faber sister" gun
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2019, 03:04:57 AM »
As usual, a fine looking gun, Mike. Iíve been thinking about making a sixteen.
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Re: "Faber sister" gun
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2019, 06:53:29 AM »
Mike

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that's why it is back with Mike, getting shortened a little and a jug choke
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Re: "Faber sister" gun
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2019, 05:36:53 PM »
That's a beauty. I like it better now than when it was new and darker. Funny, 'cause I usually like em kinda dark. I've got some birdseye maple that would look great in that color, done in a fowler! I like a more rounded butt plate for my rock hark burly shoulder though. Hahhaha
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