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UncleDanFan
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:01 pm  Reply with quote
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...and decide they like each other's company. These are my two current main squeezes, an 1896 6lb 6oz special order Lefever 12ga 30" cyl/f damascus ejector gun, and my Husqvarna mod. 100 16ga hammer gun. After collecting Husky's for a while, I've been itching to have another Lefever. This one is a gun I used to own, and it was made available to me again out of the blue. It's an amazing pheasant gun. Now I just need a good boat duck gun. Maybe a Husky underlever gun?? Or a boxlock?






The Husky 16 is one I've been working on the last couple years. I bought it as a cheap project gun with a poorly done re-stock as you can see below, and converted it to straight grip, added a 1" extension to a checkered butt, raised the comb 1/4", custom checkered it, custom grain (I had to cover the entire stock in caramel enamel due to all the alterations, so I added grain from scratch. I may change it later to a different pattern entirely.), and chukar art on the forend, a custom metal forend tip that I made just to dress it up a bit, re-laid the bottom rib, reblued the barrels, and just had it re-case colored. That's a ton of work, but this 6lb ic/xf gun is an amazing chukar gun, so it is worth it. This is what it looked like when I bought it:



Thanks for letting me share

Very Happy

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Great Odin's Raven! Is that a 16?
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CableguyJJS3
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Beautiful guns for sure!! Who did the case color if I may ask?? Remarkably close to original Lefever , in my opinion anyway.. For a duck gun, how about a F grade 10ga fishhook? It most definitely came out of Syracuse as a duck gun, and needs t be a duck gun again!!
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UncleDanFan
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Thanks. Justin at Classic Case Colors in Idaho did the case colors on the Husky. I don't remember who did the colors for the Lefever, but they are a bit too strong imo for that gun. I'm going to tone them down a bit.

Your F grade 10 sounds interesting, but feeding it no tox ammo would get expensive. Confused

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fin2feather
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:42 am  Reply with quote
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Pretty guns Mark!

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Riflemeister
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Quite a transformation on that Husky. Beautiful work as usual.

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Mark, beautiful work as always! You sure are talented. As a side note to those who may be interested, Mark has done a few of his stock enhancements for me in the past. The finish is still holding up, no issues or problems. So if you want your sows ear stock to look like a swan, Marks the guy!

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Gil S
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:27 pm  Reply with quote
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Mark, very, very nice. Gil
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Mark

The word talented doesn't begin to describe you.

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Dave Erickson
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They look great, Mark!
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Mark definitely has a Gift.

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WyoChukar
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I'm still wondering why the Husky walked into the bar after watching the Lefever bang into it.

Nice job on the artificial graining.

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Dogchaser37
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Beautiful guns, Mark. Stunning!!

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UncleDanFan
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Thank you for the kind words everyone. As an artist, I never expected that my art would spill over into the gun arena, but since it has, it has made it a lot more fun. I love finding new interesting diamonds in the rough to see what I can make of them...

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67galaxie
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I would be happy to own either. Love your guns
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:57 am  Reply with quote
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Sweet looking doubles!

Along with your fantastic work, it looks like Justin does some nice case coloring.
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