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Can firearms be art? Check this out!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by CAL30M1, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. CAL30M1

    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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    Thought some of you might enjoy this. It begs the question. Can a firearm be art?
    If it sways just one persons view of the "black rifle", perhaps we've accomplished something.
    #steampunkriflesmatter

     
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  2. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Yes they can.
    For me however it is a well crafted Longrifle.
    That being said a quality firearm is a work of art , no matter what vintage or materials used.
    Andy
     
  3. L84Cabo

    L84Cabo Orcas Island, WA Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! Love steampunk! Thanks for posting!
     
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  4. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Andy,
    A lady I know up in B.C. is a champion flintlock rifle shooter and one day she showed me her
    rifle....:eek: It was prettier than a Manlicher Carbine. :)
     
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  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Eh.... Different strokes!:cool:
     
  6. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    They are all art if you appreciate mechanical engineering.
     
  7. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    How's this for "Sacrilege"? I once had an Inland .30 Carbine that I took to a Gunsmith and had him, Take all of the tool marks out of the barrel, Jewel the bolt, and gold plate the mag release, trigger, Safety and the extractor. Then, I put on a full length Fajen stock.:eek:
    Now, that was pretty...:p:)
     
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  8. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Yikes! Sounds like you get all the "bling" with a bang as well ... LOL
    Does sound like a neat conversion Capn Jack.
    Andy
     
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  9. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    I think all fire arms are art! It can be purely functional and still have a look that draws the eyes. Some are just sexy with nice metal work and wood, others for the fine and some times intricate work, some just have a bad azz look that makes you smile! Some are even funky but cool in being different! I have seen some really good ideas that just never took off ( My Colt 1855 revolving rifle) and others that were way ahead of there time, that for what ever reason still didn't catch on! Some came into there own long after they were originally made (think AR)! Many are damn nice to look at and hold, and feel the smooth lines and how the action works, some are just pure hate machines designed for pure function but still manage to look so cool! ALL ARE ART to the eyes, hands, and senses of a firearms junky
     
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  10. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, and for different folks.
    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that "thing" is as weird as a football bat.
    Sorry, but that's red headed stepchild class right there:s0125:
     
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  11. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I think every firearm is a work of art.
    Mechanical art.
    The older the better.

    When you get those old over/under shotguns in some exotic wood stock.
    F. I could stare at it for hours.
     
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  12. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    Sort of like this? chromoxrollstamp.jpg
     
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  13. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    dscn4850.jpg
     
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  14. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That Colt 1855 is definitely art!:D:D:D
     
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    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    Broken stock! IMG_5664_1.JPG
     
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    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    New stock! IMG_5682_1.JPG
     
  17. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    Sam Colts finest! This is the original that I inherited and is un restored! Just look at those lines, all hand forged and fitted! 51_1.jpg
     
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  18. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Does this answer it?

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