Rising Block Double Rifle nearing completion

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  1. Bailey Bradshaw

    Bailey Bradshaw AH Senior Member

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    Applying the final coats of stock finish, finishing off screw heads and any final touch ups required. Undoubtedly the most ornate rifle I’ve made to date. Two barrel sets, lots of sculpted engraving and almost 11 feet of gold inlays. Not to mention that incredible wood. It's been a humbling process to build this rifle.

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    And she shoots!

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  2. spike.t

    spike.t AH ENABLER SPONSOR Since 2013 AH Ambassador

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  3. tarbe

    tarbe AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    Goodness gracious man...that is an amazing bit of work!

    Form, function, rarity, this rifle has it all.

    Congratulations on putting it all together!


    Tim
     
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  4. bruce moulds

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    bailey,
    I would guess that action would be pretty much as strong as a bolt action.
    am I correct?
    bruce.
     

  5. PaulT

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    I happen to know the recipient of this very fine firearm and do so genuinely hope that you can convince him to keep it much longer than he has ever kept a firearm previously. He is a notorious gun-whore, with exquisite tastes.
    Very, very nice work, well done.
     
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    Magnificent! What’s the cartridge?
     

  7. Shootist43

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    Bailey, that rifle is just plain beautiful. In my opinion it certainly rivals the work of most European gunsmiths.
     

  8. Witold Krzyżanowski

    Witold Krzyżanowski AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    I agree with "tarbe". Really amazing. Congrats.
     

  9. tarbe

    tarbe AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    I'm thinking it is a 450/400 NE...
     
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    Amazing work
     

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    Gorgeous piece of art, and a beautiful banger to boot!
     

  12. Bailey Bradshaw

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    More pics with the .500 NE barrels

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  13. Shootist43

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    No one is going to believe that rifle was "made in America!" What a beautiful piece. Did you do the engraving and gold inlay as well?
     

  14. Bailey Bradshaw

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    Yes sir. I did all of the work except drilling and rifling the barrels
     
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