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Posted: 12/17/2005 2:41:17 PM EDT
Grabbed these from 1919a4.com

This Garand belongs to Art Linkloader, who customized it using pyrography (wood burning).







Link Posted: 12/17/2005 2:42:29 PM EDT
wow!
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 2:42:42 PM EDT
Nice work. Not my style.

At least it's not an NRA commemorative gold-plated Pimp rifle.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 2:46:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 2:46:37 PM EDT by kingfish]
I suppose the dude with the halo is not the patron saint of firearms, he's John Garand?
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 2:47:52 PM EDT
Nice

FREE
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 2:48:37 PM EDT
I like my rifles plain, but that guy definitely put some work into the stock.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:06:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kingfish:
I suppose the dude with the halo is not the patron saint of firearms, he's John Garand?



they're not the same thing?
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:09:12 PM EDT
Oh, sweet lord of mercy, what did that man do to that poor Garand?
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:10:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 3:10:58 PM EDT by Leisure_Shoot]

Originally Posted By sharky30:

Originally Posted By kingfish:
I suppose the dude with the halo is not the patron saint of firearms, he's John Garand?



they're not the same thing?



No, that would be John Moses Browning.

Sheesh! I'd think you'd have known that one.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:12:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
Oh, sweet lord of mercy, what did that man do to that poor Garand?



++ that thing is hidious
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:16:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By luger355:

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
Oh, sweet lord of mercy, what did that man do to that poor Garand?



++ that thing is hidious



At least it is easily fixed by dropping it in a new stock, no permanent damage has been done.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:18:58 PM EDT
It is interesting work. I can't imagine being patient enough to finish a project like that.

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:19:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 3:24:39 PM EDT by SteyrAUG]
A little garish if you ask me.

I think they look best with a classic "well worn" look.

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:20:47 PM EDT
Not my thing.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:21:52 PM EDT
craftmanship is superb, but I would NEVER have done that to an american classic.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:34:16 PM EDT
I think its awesome. I would hang that in my house, I wouldn't take it to the range

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:39:38 PM EDT
it's........ uhhhhhhhhhhh.......... one of a kind
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:41:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:55:00 PM EDT
It is a nice try... the eagle is decently executed. Everything else is quite amateurish and in the wrong proportion. Some things just don't look good on a wooden stock, no matter how well they're executed. The barren, pebble-ish surface of the fore area is hideous. He should've kept the theme consistent. I think Linkloader would benefit greatly from a few formal art classes. Some people need formal training to bring out their creative abilities and others don't. He is in the former group.

This guy has promise.

Galland
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:59:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MonkTx:

Originally Posted By luger355:

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
Oh, sweet lord of mercy, what did that man do to that poor Garand?



++ that thing is hidious



At least it is easily fixed by dropping it in a new stock, no permanent damage has been done.



+1
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 4:07:13 PM EDT
Hopefully he got his creative frustration out on an aftermarket stock (it looks like it, anyway).
I'm not putting down the man's talent and skill, but that's just not my idea of nice.

Still it doesn't look quite as bad as that camo'd abortion of a Garand that somebody (DVDTracker?) got saddled with. Sorry dude, but that thing was just fucking ugly.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 4:24:45 PM EDT
Yuck
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 4:30:00 PM EDT


What a horrible fucking abomination of a Garand
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 4:43:03 PM EDT
I apreciate the talent but, it looks somewhat bizzare and really takes away from the "natural beauty" of the rifle.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 4:45:42 PM EDT
I saw one of these at the last gun show at market hall.

Hard to believe more than one was made, it looks horrible.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 4:46:06 PM EDT
Thou hast violted the 11th commandment:

THOU SHALT NOT PROFANE THE HOLY M-1
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 5:01:02 PM EDT
PLEASE tell me that was done with a new commercial SA M1.......
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 6:05:31 PM EDT
Good Lord-what was this guy thinking? It's the firearms equivalent of Elvis Presley paintings on black velvet.


I can only imagine what's gonna happen when he gets hold of an AK or SKS.....

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 9:04:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mall-Ninja:
PLEASE tell me that was done with a new commercial SA M1.......



Rates right up there with nature scenes painted on old bucking saw blades and clocks made from circular saw baldes. Guns are tools, not art canvas'
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:30:33 PM EDT
Damn......you guys are a tough crowd.

Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:36:11 PM EDT
No thanks, don't like it.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:36:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:37:08 PM EDT
That is a fucking abortion.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:38:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 7:39:31 PM EDT by bigbore]
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:40:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 7:41:45 PM EDT by flatfender]
Isn't that George Bush 1 on the right side?

In most cases, less is more. Including this one.
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