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noyo55
05-30-2012, 10:42 AM
I was cleaning all my long guns over the weekend and decided to take pictures of everything. Here is a 25-06 that I inherited from my father. About 40 years ago the old man befriended a gunsmith that built rifles on spec. The guy needed some quick cash and wanted a loan for a short term. Dad took a custom made 378 Weatherby. The guy didn't get the cash together to get it back so dad ended up with it.we put a box of shells through it--had a hell of a boot. It went in the case. some time later the guy found a buyer and wanted it back--dad asked him--what else have you got. He swapped it for this one. 25-06, w/Zebra wood stock. Everything on it is like glass. We never shot it and it still hasn't been. I think about it from time to time but as of now haven't talked myself into taking it out.152245

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Capybara
05-30-2012, 11:02 AM
Just beautiful. What a great item to remember your Dad with.

speedrrracer
05-30-2012, 11:39 AM
Just beautiful. What a great item to remember your Dad with.

+1 -- and thanks for the post

em9sredbeam
05-30-2012, 11:44 AM
That is some mighty purty furniture there. Thanks for sharing. It is always good to have something nice to remember a loved one by.

MrExel17
05-30-2012, 11:48 AM
Dang thats nice! I mean Beautiful!

Arkangel
05-30-2012, 11:59 AM
Beautiful rifle, thanks for sharing.

tujungatoes
05-30-2012, 12:15 PM
That's a gorgeous piece of lumber you got there. Go shoot that rifle already. Thats like having a beautiful woman at home and never....well....you know.;)

SNCaliber
05-30-2012, 12:18 PM
beautiful wood grain, looks like tiger stripes! what a great hand me down

duc748bip
05-30-2012, 1:28 PM
Mauser 98 action? that is beautiful..

FIREBALL_BRIAN
05-30-2012, 9:13 PM
Love that

MrPlink
05-30-2012, 9:41 PM
Flamed maple I take it?

scglock
05-31-2012, 12:07 AM
That rifle is beautiful!! Make sure you keep it in the family

sharxbyte
05-31-2012, 10:54 AM
That's a gorgeous piece of lumber you got there. Go shoot that rifle already. Thats like having a beautiful woman at home and never....well....you know.;)

+1 lovely peice of work... Shoot it once with kid gloves, and then frame it x)

(make sure to put an "In Case of .... Break Glass" sticker on it ;) )

RugerNo1
05-31-2012, 3:41 PM
In a sea of plastic and aluminum, it is nice to see a pretty steel and wood rifle. Very nice! :thumbsup:

Personmans
05-31-2012, 3:43 PM
In a sea of plastic and aluminum, it is nice to see a pretty steel and wood rifle. Very nice! :thumbsup:

+1 I shoot bow and arrow as well as guns and there is a special place in my heart for nice quality tools made of wood.

noyo55
05-31-2012, 6:38 PM
Thanks for the good words--I'm an old guy and a real gun ( to me ) has wood and blued metal. no offense intended to those who like the modern stuff. I will take it out one day this summer and carefully put a few rounds through it. My guns will go to my grandsons along with my Model A Ford and I hope that they won't fight over the stuff.

EmmaGoldman
05-31-2012, 7:27 PM
Was that old man in Orinda by any chance?

SURVIVOR619
05-31-2012, 8:29 PM
I'm late to the commentary but my oh my, she's a beaut!!

Sounds like she is lonely though... Take her out!!! And share a range report brother!


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noyo55
05-31-2012, 8:36 PM
The old guy was in Lafayette at one pint--close but no cigar. The wood is Zebrawood .

MrPlink
05-31-2012, 9:53 PM
[QUOTE=noyo55;8678719 The wood is Zebrawood .[/QUOTE]

not likely, that looks like this.

http://www.wood-database.com/wp-content/uploads/zebrawood.jpg

As far as I know zebrawood is not known for having chatoyancy (the 3 dimensional patterns in the wood) as pictured.

noyo55
05-31-2012, 10:38 PM
What is "flamed maple" is this natural or ??

MrPlink
06-01-2012, 3:02 AM
It is natural, similar to quilted and birdseye. Popular on high end furniture and musical instruments.

NivekJaySki
06-01-2012, 3:49 AM
It is B-E-A-UTIFUL! Thank you for sharing this!

SdBoltz
06-01-2012, 11:08 AM
Wow thats gorgeous... I feel like I need to call the wife and tell her I just cheated on her :tt1: