GUN Anybody have wall displays?

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  1. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    I have three long guns I need to hang up in my office. Not sure if I want to use individual brass hooks or a wooden rack or what. Anyone have any examples they can post?

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    more minimal the better imo

    I'd use bolts painted black
     
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    I was gonna say moose, but this works too.
     
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    I agree with the minimalist approach but would try to do something a bit more elegant than black bolts.

    Depending on the type of rifles and the type of office its in would be my deciding factors in how to mount it.

    I always thought the boxes looked nice especially for a nice curio rifle.

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    If you have multiple, or the office setting doesn't call for anything excessive, maybe just a simple rack.
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    Shit, forgot about minimalist stuff.

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    Buzz if you want something cool made from scratch pm me.

    I have some iron laying around
     
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    I'd like something about halfway between your second and third pic for one of my old break action shotguns.
    A wood shelf, with a single set of rifle rack hooks right under it.
    Nice and simple, shotgun on the rack, a few boxes of shotgun shells on the shelf above it.
     
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    here's an idea: get a some used shotgun shells, and some long nails... trim the plastic at a slight angle... drive the nails through shotgun shells, where the primers used to be... then drive them into the wall.
     
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    Could do the same thing with .50 brass
     
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    I was going to suggest this, having seen it done before, but thinking about it, it may not be as good a suggestion for an office. Having guns on the walls is one thing, having casings as the mount may be a little over the top.
     
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    Thanks for the ideas.

    I don't want shadow boxes, as its hideously expensive for what these guns are. A simple rack like the three-gun rack posted is one possibility. I also like the simple iron hooks, but I wonder if it will look goofy aesthetically since they need to be in different positions for each gun.

    Yes, I am overthinking this, but this is my home office and it has to be just so :o
     
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    I just use the maids for displaying guns when folks are over.
     
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    Are they fully functioning?
     
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    Yes, but I have no plans on shooting a Nepalese Martini, a .32 rimfire rifle, and a 95 year old shotgun.
     
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    I got an older three rifle rack on ebay, showed up last night. I put my Martini, my shotty, and my Remington on it and the fucking thing weighs about 40 pounds :rofl:

    Now I don't know how I am going to mount it to the wall :rofl: :uh: I could find one stud for one nail but I don't know about the other.
     
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    drywall?

    you'd be surprised what some of those drywall anchors will hold up

    if you don't trust those, try a toggle bolt
     
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    use some of those auger style drywall anchors. I've got a 50 pound mirror handing from one above my stairway. has been holding strong for over 5 years now.
     
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    I have used various drywall anchors too, I just don't like to think about my guns crashing down on each other :hsd:
     
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    understandable. but I don't think you need to worry about 40 pounds. even if you used drywall anchors for both, that's only 20 pounds per anchor.
     

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