The Newell .45 cal front loader

J

J.McDonald Knives

Guest
That is a beautiful set. Congrats to the new owner as well as Bruce and Ken!!! Wish I could see this set in person but then he would have to spend hours wiping it back down after I drool all over it. :D
 
G

Gabe Newell

Guest
Those are great pics, Bruce. I hope they give you even a tiny bit of the satisfaction I'm getting from having watched this whole thing come together.
 

Bruce Bump

Forum Owner-Moderator
Those are great pics, Bruce. I hope they give you even a tiny bit of the satisfaction I'm getting from having watched this whole thing come together.
Oh dont worry Gabe, I've enjoyed every minute of this project. I cant believe how long its taken though. I'm glad you are such a patient man. Thanks for the ride.
Coop is re-shooting the bowie for a montage and will send the set to you when you verify the address with him. My work is officially finished unless you want to add a matching buffalo rifle and a bigger display case. :D
 

murphda2

Super Moderator and KD Blade Show Boss
Bruce, your talent never ceases to leave me speechless. This is an absolutely beautifull set. Congratulations on a job well done, and congratulations to Gabe as well.
 

johnny warner

Well-Known Member
Very Nice, each and every aspect of this piece of art is over the top! Congratulations on another masterpiece! When I view exceptional work of this caliber, I want to pick up my ball and go home!:D:D
 

franklin

Well-Known Member
wow bruce i just saw this page 1 hour of reading of every page this was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in so many ways thank you for the time and effort put into this. great job.
 

Peto

Member
Just reading it was big adventure... thank you much for this thread - best looking gun what I see!
 

ddavelarsen

Well-Known Member
The reply notification drew me back to this page. Coop's pics just made me relive the whole build, Bruce. What an astonishing piece of work! I'm so honored to get to see this. Thank you for the extra effort put into building this WIP; it's just invaluable to people like me who ... dream.
 

rhinoknives

Well-Known Member
Bruce,
The knife, hand cannon, build, engraving and pictures are cool beyond words! I think you could sell large frame-able lithographs for hanging in the office or man cave.
 

Bruce Bump

Forum Owner-Moderator
at over 88,000 views
Its like a re-union in here again. Thanks Dave and Laurence for the visit.
Laurence, thats a cool ideal. How much should they sell for? I have a friend with a big printer.
I think advanced permission from the photographer may be required.
 
Last edited:

J.Higgins

Well-Known Member
Bruce, I notice that you have a parrot vise. I do also. What is the padding that you use? It looks like black rubber.
 

Bruce Bump

Forum Owner-Moderator
J. I got this thick dense rubber from a gunsmith friend. he got it from a truck driver, apparently they are cut from a truck mud flap. I made another set but that's all the material I had. It works good much better than a softer rubber like horse stall mats.
 

rhinoknives

Well-Known Member
at over 88,000 views
Its like a re-union in here again. Thanks Dave and Laurence for the visit.
Laurence, thats a cool ideal. How much should they sell for? I have a friend with a big printer.
I think advanced permission from the photographer may be required.
I don't know the mark ups etc in the poster/Liitho world, but I am sure your friend may have a idea or know how to find out? You want to do a top notch limited run of say 100 pieces that are numbered say 1/100 to 100/100 and then go for the mass market. Also talk with your photographer. That picture in a nice frame would look great to decorate the office of a big knife & gun collector.

I think you have a opportunity here!
 

Bruce Bump

Forum Owner-Moderator
Laurence, You got me thinking. Which picture do you think would sell? Maybe 2 or 3 pictures?
I don't know the mark ups etc in the poster/Liitho world, but I am sure your friend may have a idea or know how to find out? You want to do a top notch limited run of say 100 pieces that are numbered say 1/100 to 100/100 and then go for the mass market. Also talk with your photographer. That picture in a nice frame would look great to decorate the office of a big knife & gun collector.

I think you have a opportunity here!
 
Top