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Three Guns

November 21 2007 at 9:45 PM

Paul Watts  (Premier Login SpringGunner)
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Lighting is bad in the shop. The mess around the floor is packing trash from unboxing guns. Just ignore it


 
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Vlad Berchanskiy
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Re: Three Guns

November 21 2007, 10:30 PM 

Wholly sh*t Paul! That's a beautiful trio!! Now, do tell...

 
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Paul Watts
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Re: Three Guns

November 22 2007, 2:27 PM 

The 54 is a memorial to why I don't work on them anymore. Your looking at about $2600 of me getting screwed over by six different customers LOL I can laugh about it now but it's a long story.

The ProSport is mine with the stock I replaced after you bought the first one I did. I've got a 5-20X G&R mil dot mounted on it right now.

I still haven't machined any mounts for the 54 yet. When I do I'll sell it to you

Paul

 
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Vlad Berchanskiy
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Great looking guns, Paul!

November 23 2007, 9:33 PM 

Very, very nice!

 
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clive tollady
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MY Lord!!!!

November 21 2007, 11:09 PM 

great photo, there's 3 beauts! really ,really nice!

 
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John Ulrich
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Fantastic trio...

November 22 2007, 9:22 AM 

who's the lucky guy???

 
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Paul Watts
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Re: Fantastic trio...

November 22 2007, 2:20 PM 

The ProSport and 54 are mine. The 300 at the bottom is Clive's gun. I need to checker my ProSport but never have time.

Thanks,

Paul

 
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Frank Barreca
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Nice, Now flip em over...

November 22 2007, 10:03 AM 

and show us the rest. I love the middle RWS ?? stock. Great pic Paul.

Frank

 
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Paul Watts
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Re: Nice, Now flip em over...

November 22 2007, 2:22 PM 

Yep, the middle is a RWS54. I'll try and get some later on. For every good picture I take there are about ten that look like crap though

Paul

Here's one I just shot:



    
This message has been edited by SpringGunner on Nov 22, 2007 7:27 PM


 
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Paul Watts
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Re: Nice, Now flip em over...

November 22 2007, 7:58 PM 

Here's a shot from the bottom.


 
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Frank Barreca
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Better,,,,

November 22 2007, 9:51 PM 

That 54 thumbhole has a great look. I'd love one on an R gun...R9, R1, R8

Frank

 
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Paul Watts
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Re: Better,,,,

November 22 2007, 10:39 PM 

I no longer have the basic pattern. I had to make the pattern for that one and then have it duped into that piece of wood. Eighteen hours into it and a $400 piece of wood and the guy bailed.

I can inlet the stock if it doesn't have inletting for another gun but it takes about six hours to do so. Then it has to be finished. Most don't have the patience to wait or want to spend the amount to do it. If you want I could try and get the old pattern back and find someone to dupe it with no inletting??? It would be a one off since I wouldn't be building a pattern to go from. Don't know how long it would take to square everything away though.

Paul

 
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aTg
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Flip it over....

November 23 2007, 10:50 AM 

Show us the rest when you get time. It'd an intriging propostion!

Frank

 
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Roland Cannon
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That 300 stock...

November 22 2007, 9:43 PM 

Is probably the best looking wood I have ever seen. Not that I would ever have the money for one. Not that I would ever have the guts to get one dirty....but what kind of wood is it made of?

 
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Paul Watts
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Re: That 300 stock...

November 22 2007, 9:47 PM 

It's one of the better grades of Claro. Most Claro is open grained and considered a so so wood as far as stocks go. This is a tight grained piece. I believe it is from Oregon.

Paul

 
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Vlad Berchanskiy
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Here are the pictures...

November 23 2007, 9:43 PM 

of the "old" ProSport:





























I love the checkering pattern on the "old" one. Thank you very much for the opportunity, Paul!

 
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Paul Watts
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Re: Here are the pictures...

November 24 2007, 7:11 PM 

A lot of work went into that one. I'm glad it went to a good home!

Thanks again Vlad!

Paul

 
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Vlad Berchanskiy
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More pictures - Goldfinger...

November 23 2007, 9:56 PM 

Here are some pictures of Kurt's Goldfinger:





















This gun is truly amazing! I am not easily amused (well I am but not with guns) and this gun is really special. From the looks of it, it should weigh a ton (big, wide forearm with mile long checkering) but the gun is feather light. The feel of the gun reminds me of an old Anschutz Match 54 from the 60's, except it weighs a fraction of the Anschutz. Kurt really loves it and it is his main gun. It is a truly amazing piece of airgun art. You have to see it, handle it, and shoot it to really appreciate it. Every time I visit Kurt he proudly hands me the Goldfinger and it never seizes to amaze me.

 
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Paul Watts
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Re: More pictures - Goldfinger...

November 24 2007, 7:16 PM 

The gun really isn't as light as it feels. It's the fact that it balances so well that makes it feel that way. Very similar to how a TX compares to a ProSport. After getting it all done I remember it was a particularly easy gun to shoot. Wonderful off hand shooter.

Paul

 
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Vlad Berchanskiy
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That's a good...

November 25 2007, 10:34 AM 

comparison. And that's what Kurt is using the gun for, shooting off hand at his cottage up North. He insisted on mounting a Leupold 6.5-20 on the gun as it deserves no less. He later sold all his sporters, PCP and Spring, after he got the Goldfinger. That should tell you something...

 
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