Shotgun wall display hangers
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Brant, you got the simplistic idea down. No, those come up in every search, and aren't the direction I was thinking of.
Way too cute for my taste, Rae. Haha.
http://www.wroughtir...-key-hooks.html Check for curtain rod holders.. NOt the cheapy thin ones.. CHeck out the ornamental ones that tend to be over sized and would easy hold a shot gun..Like the ones that hold the fancy curtain rods that are over sized. SHould add-- that link shows decorative hooks not the curtain rod holders
Again, simple, but maybe too simple. This gun will not be coming off the wall to shoot, but maybe to look at here and there.
Is this old shotgun something you will be frequently taking off the wall or just leaving it there? I have a number of guns displayed on a wall in my cabin. They are old and I don't take them down. What I did was take two 3" screws and run them into a studs, one where the trigger guard will fit over it and the other out on the barrel. I ran them in until they were just even with the outside of the guard and barrel, then put some wire around the screw, over the gun and back on the screw. The guns are very secure on the wall and the screws/wire can't hardly be seen. You can pad the screw with a bit of electrical tape if you want, same with the wire.
I thought about antlers, and I haven't completely ruled out the idea...
I actually thought about this too and looked up some stuff yesterday but only found regular horsehoes....and then here you come. Is the hanger portion wide enough to hold a shotgun? I'll PM you, this might work. Thanks.
If you want to use hangers made from horseshoes, I built some to hang my bridles and halters and I think I have a couple left. Let me know, yours for the postage.
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As much as I am into taxidermy and it's various forms, I've never been into the deer leg/hoof racks. Call me crazy.
We have the deer hoof racks as well. My brother makes them and they look great. Basically they are the hooves and the leg past the first joint bent at 90 degrees and mounted to a small wood block. Let me know if you want a picture posted.
I guess when horseshoe hanger was mentioned earlier I pictured the horsehoe with something other than a horseshoe welded on to hold the shotgun. But, still I like the idea, and the price. Let me see what GSH has, and if it will work.
Jeff, I have made a number of horseshoe type of hangers as well as gates and tables out of horseshoes. Then there have been gate latches and door handles you name it. Most of my neighbors still have some horses, so I have access to horseshoes. You can make the hanger plenty wide for a shotgun. Maybe add a small piece of felt where the gun rests is all you would need.Google horseshoe hangers and see what can be made.Here are some cheap single hangers for $5 http://achinbackmetalworks.com/10.html
I like this idea as well, and much more toward what I had in my minds' eye originally. And to note...this is my grandfathers old shotgun that he bought himself when he got out of the Navy. A good old, rusted, no name 16 gauge. It is by no means something of value other than the sentimental value. It will look good right above my rustic/vintage looking deadmount panel (the duck is held by a square nail and leather no less!)Great ideas, guys and gals. Thanks.
A couple of square nails and some leather loops. Slot the leather to fit over the nails.
Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:09 AM
Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:22 AM
How about the hooves?
Its against the law to buy/sell/barter etc antlers uness chopped into small pieces for like jewlery so if you do antler things be careful
Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:39 AM
Posted 18 August 2010 - 04:58 PM
That's a good idea. Old style paper or brass shot gun shell hulls could be mounted the same way.
Use a couple of old duck calls, bevel the exit at an angle to fit the wall. The calls could be slipped over a dowel, or just a nail through the middle.
Posted 21 August 2010 - 12:28 PM
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