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Offline Keith Zimmerman

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Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« on: January 20, 2022, 11:09:09 PM »
Lets see some Cherry Stocks.  Fowlers, Rifles, Pistols, everything.  Im having one built this year.  Id like to get some ideas on colors.

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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2022, 11:13:56 PM »
Not sure how well the color shows as the lighting sucked, but this is a new England fowler in cherry. If I remember correctly, I used a cherry stain on it.




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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2022, 11:23:08 PM »
Original New England rifle.





















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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2022, 11:26:19 PM »
A cherry stocked NE fowler I made a bit ago.

























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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2022, 12:47:17 AM »
Here is s cherry stocked NE fowler I did last year. The cherry was colored with lye and then carbon black was used with the finish.





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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2022, 12:53:18 AM »
Hudson Valley Fowling gun. Oddly chopped off pics....don't know what's up with that. ???










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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2022, 12:58:44 AM »
Club butt Fowling gun. Hmmmm, oddly chopped off pictures again.  ::)










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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2022, 01:07:02 AM »
Old New England Fowling gun.




















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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2022, 01:12:16 AM »
Chambers Officer's Fusil.










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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2022, 01:23:32 AM »
English Fowling gun












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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2022, 01:31:00 AM »
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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2022, 01:32:00 AM »
I gotta quit. :o
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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2022, 01:49:31 AM »
Hi,
Nice guns Rich and Mike!!  Here are 3.  The first is a copy of the Hawk fowler from Deerfield, MA, the second is a generic NE fowler from the 1760s-1770s and the third is a French gun in the style "Englais" taking inspiration from Gusler and Lavin's book "Decorated Firearms" and examples in the Met Museum of Art in New York.  None of these were stained with lye.

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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2022, 04:20:11 AM »
Oh my.  The colors are all great. Amazing beautiful stuff guys.  If anybody else has a cherry rifle, lets see them.

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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2022, 09:43:06 AM »
You don't have to dye cherry.  Just put it in the sun for a few days, use some oil, boiled linseed, or Tried and True, and let it age to a beautiful color naturally.

Waterlox will also work nicely.  Tried and True makes a varnish oil, but use it very sparingly, as it will take some time to dry.

Sunlight is the best "dye" for cherry.

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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2022, 03:51:18 PM »
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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2022, 06:24:31 PM »
Hereís a Chamberís NE Fowler from a few years ago in cherry. 10 gage beast, owner wanted the Fiery Dragon.





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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2022, 07:13:39 PM »
"Fiery dragon" Do you mean the "the butt ugly hideous serpent sideplate that Mark Silver chose"? ;) (not my words) That's a great gun, looks like alot of figure in the wood too. And your dragon is marvelous. It's  great to have a creative mind and not be stuck copying other peoples work. :)
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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2022, 07:36:36 PM »






Here are a fowler from a plank and a kibler rifle, both from the same tree.  But a big difference in figure?

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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2022, 11:43:01 PM »
If you want to see a real cool cherry stocked fowler, take another look at E.K.'s creation which has been re-posted on the Contemporary Maker's blog again....complete with a background story this time . 1st posted last Fall.  This gun just gets better and better every time I look at it ! :)

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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2022, 11:01:53 PM »
Here's my cherry stocked .58 made by Larry Cruise. Nice early style flintlock. The figured cherry gets darker and prettier after a few years.





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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2022, 11:52:31 PM »
Nice rifle, Jerry! Buttstock reminds me of the Feather rifle and Woodsrunner rifle.
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Re: Cherry Stocked Fowlers
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2022, 12:23:15 AM »
Yeah, Rich, the gun was based partly on a composite of features from those guns... that's what Larry said inspired him on this one, and what drew me to it.  Early Virginia? Berks? Whatever, I think it's believable 1760s to 1780s and I like it.  It's a joy to carry and shoot.
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