Going Indian Style?

Discussion in 'Lever Action' started by Hyphenated, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Hyphenated

    Hyphenated Well-Known Member

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    Has anybody here ever 'Indian Upped' either a Marlin or Winchester? How did it turn out? I've seen some really nice work...been thinking about doing it myself.
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  2. JohnnyLoco

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  3. Gaterskiner

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    If you mean brass tacks, leather and carveings. I have seen some that range from not bad to horrible. Lets see what you come up with.
     
  4. Hyphenated

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    Well I don't know about the cravings, I don't think I have enough talent for that, but leather, inlays and maybe some tacks.

    For JohnnyLoco...here is an example I found on the net that is simple, but tastefully done.
     

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  5. oldbrass

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    Very interesting, sounds like a good way to bring a little life back to an old stock
     
  6. JohnnyLoco

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    Heck, that ain't bad.

    I "indian upped" a knife sheath with a bone and leather slide fastener but installed a snap strap instead because it drove me crazy.
     
  7. Shooter

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  8. Hyphenated

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    I know it's not a Marlin...but, I have a 40 year old Win 94 that keeps calling my name. I just put a Marble's Bullseye rear sight on it and I'd sure like to muster the courage to try some inlays.
     
  9. SHOOTER13

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    Not yet, but I've seen some nice examples at gun shows and such...
     
  10. Ac_Man1962

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    look on " levergunleather.com" might give you an idea or so.......
     
  11. Shooter

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    Do you like the site?
     
  12. Rooster59

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    You're too tall to pass for an indian. :p

    Something like you posted does look better than most I've seen. You could try cutting some paper, aluminum beer can, or vinyl decal material and stick it on for brainstorming. Simple shapes like the triangles and rectangles would be easier for the first time inletter to layout and execute.

    But don't take the advice as encouragement!
     
  13. MarkAD

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    get a chuck of walnut and use it for a dummy practice. a 4x4x1 inch would give you lots of practice. Be sure you cut small slices and have sharp tools. Be slow and steady and you will be ready pretty soon to do it for real.
     
  14. Gaterskiner

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  15. Hyphenated

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    @Austin....I think the Marbles Bullseye is a big improvement over the factory irons. However, I don't think it is as good as a receiver mounted peep. If my eyes were 20 years younger the Bullseye would be great, but once I get much past 50yds my eyes have trouble focusing. Your eyes are still trying to focus on two planes because the barrel mounted Marbles is 8 to 10 inches in front of your eye, but it looks very cool.