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    I do woodcarving as a hobby, but I'm getting pretty good. I'm thinking about doing a relief carving, at full scale, of a pistol or revolver. My intention is to do the carving and then donate it to VCDL for their use in a raffle or as a presentation piece. My problem is this. I love my Sig 226. Your mileage may vary. What I'm looking for is opinions on what the subject handgun should be. Bear in mind that it needs to be common enough, or publicly depicted well enough that I can get the details, specs and multiple angle photos. Failing that, I'll need a volunteer that has one to take some photos under controlled conditions that I will provide. Even better, to loan it to me to take the measurements and photos, or use as a model for the work.

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    What handgun would you most like to have on your wall as an original woodcarving?

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    Well, how about the venerable J.M. Browning 1911A1 design? I understand that it has a pretty large following.

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    Colt Peacemaker
    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

    The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us....There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! ...The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, Sir, let it come …………. PATRICK HENRY speech 1776

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    1911A1

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    kg4bhr wrote:
    1911A1
    Agreed

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    Both, crossed.

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    kg4bhr wrote:
    1911A1
    That's the one.
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    The 1911 would be very nice. That is a very cool hobby. I have tried it before but uhhh lets just say we didn't fit each other Anyways I would like to see it when it gets completed it sounds like it should be a great project. You could even stain the slide and body different shades

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    JMB's M1911A1.

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    +1 for the 1911

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    1911 all the way!

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    I agree on the 1911

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    I also agree as to the 1911A1. There are fan boys who love and hate about every model pistol out there, but there seems to be almost universal respect (and rightfully so) for the 1911A1.
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    1911, Peacemaker, or Glock

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    I love my Glock, but I'll be the first to say they're butt ugly. I wouldn't want my life to depend on a 1911, but man they're pretty, nothing better for a piece of art.

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    Thundar wrote:
    Colt Peacemaker
    Iconic. Venerable. Identifiable in every language from Spaghetti Western to John Wayne. Art with function.

    The others? They're fine for the job. Colt? It's like holding a piece of Eden.

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    I am bias towards the Springfield XD but I would actually agree with the majority and say go with the 1911A1.

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    kaiheitai17 wrote:
    Well, how about the venerable J.M. Browning 1911A1 design?Â* I understand that it has a pretty large following.
    +1

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    Hi Point C9
    "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson

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    VAopencarry wrote:
    Hi Point C9
    Ha, I've got one uglier:
    Steyr MA1


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    +1 also for the1911A1

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    Even a non gun person can identify a "Colt 45"





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