I like these wooden stands for SAAs. I also like these acrylic covers to keep dust off the guns.
I have a good friend who is well known in the billiards world. Hes a pro player and also a cue stick maker which a lot of other pros use. His sticks are made of various exotic wood species with various style inlays of different products from ivory, silver, wood, carbon fiber, turquoise; etc.
He wants to make stands for some of my handguns. He plans on etching the firearms model and serial # into the stand.
He has questions I cannot answer such as the angle of the magwell of a 1911. I told him I would bring over some handguns for him to measure.
What is the best material for a barrel to rest on or a barrel dowel to be wrapped in.
Please show me some of your stands.
Thank you for your comments and pics.
I would be uncomfortable in displaying firearms out in the open for a public or private display. I always store my firearms in a large safe. But if you have the room for such, then it's pretty cool. Mine are in plain old rubber coated wire racks.
Uberti Open Top 1872 model in .45Colt with 7 1/2" barrel, Colt M1945A1, Winchester 1873 & 94.
I have one like Cam’s . I like it , but if having one made I would use a different method.
Obviously - Bruce’s is a clear box that covers the stand
i would 86 the vertical mounts , and use one metal , lucite or wooden rod .
it would give a single hidden mount with no distractions.
drill a hole in the side wall and screw , tap , or glue the rod .
wouldnt actually hold , but would secure .
gun actually would rest mostly on butt .
use the wooden base for your special inlays.
plus, no contact points on external surface
wood or metal could be covered in electrical shrink tube .
Also , you could display right or left side by spinning case 180 deg
use wooden base for your special inlays .
I drew a horizontal line in black , it’s simple plan .
Make me one too, I buy it 🤠
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I saw these at the Colt Show in St. Charles, Mo. a few years ago. Met the owner and designer Joe Holden. These stands are very nice and very well designed. They are heavy. The real magazine lays on a magnet to keep it in place. The pistol rides on a replica magazine and you actually have to hit the magazine release to free the pistol from the stand.
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