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Old 05-16-2009, 02:28 PM
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Default The Dubber - Plumer 2009 CCA Colt

It was announced earlier on the Lindsay Forum that the 2009 Colt Collectors Association Auction Gun was in-the-works and that finished photos would be posted as soon as the gun was finished. I'm happy to announce that we have completed our work.

Doug Turnbull did the Charcoal Blueing and the parts arrrived back here yesterday. Meanwhile, Katherine Plumer completed her work on the ivory grips and they arrived at my studio today. I did the final assembly and took some photos for this posting. Ron Nott did the engravng on the turn screw and cleaning rod accesory set that will go with the gun and case.

The gun will now go for professional photography next and then on to Hartford to be entered into the Colt historical archives. The gun will appear on the cover of the Rampant Colt Magazine later this year and it will be auctioned at Concord, NC in October during the Colt Collectors Association Show.

To re-state history of the engraving and scrimshaw themes, the CCA, in association with the Colt Custom Shop, creates a specially Engraved Colt Fireram that is the central focus of their Annual Auction. The icons featured in the engraving, grip carving and scrimshaw honor the history of the host state - this year the Host State is North Carolina and the NC Committe selected The Wright Fyer, The Cape Hateras Lighthouse, and the WWII Battleship North Carolina (BB55) for the featured icons on their gun. It is also typical that the Host State motto is inlaid on the backstrap. The special serial number issued by Colt LLC is CCA 2009. The last photo shows the gun with Ron Nott's engraved accessory set.

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Old 05-16-2009, 03:01 PM
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Stunning ... a well coordinated project executed with both excellent style and grace.

Thank-you for showing the finished project ... hope to see photos of the presentation case and engraved accessories as well.
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Mike,

You have really done yourself proud on this one. Your work is always well thought out and nicely excecuted.

This is first class all the way.

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Mike,

That is beautiful!

I was glad to be able to see it in person. It was hard to keep my mouth shut!



Great job, and the scrim is a very classy addition.

Take care,

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Oh my gosh I am so excited to finally see the finished piece!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fantastic engraving, love it!

Thank you so much Mike for the opportunity to work on this project, I am honored beyond words.

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Wow Man! Just freekin Beautiful!!!! every aspect... Thank you for showing it!
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Fantastic work
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WOW that's beautiful.
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hi mike .. you did a fantastic job on this colt , just beautiful , the gold inlays are very well done and the styling is great .. cant wait to see it in person at the colt show .. ron p
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Hi Ron:

Sorry I forgot to mention that you did the accessorie set - I've added your name to the list of artist. I look forward to seeing you in Concord.

Mike
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Hey Ron ... looking forward to seeing your part of this project. It looks like Mr. Dubber has incorporated some characteristics of your gold inlay style for a really well coordinated collaboration.
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WOW!!! Mike that is some thing to behold, everyone did some fantastic work...
Good reason to make plans for Concord in Oct...
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:55 AM
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hi Mike .. thanks for adding the accessories , that colt just looks fantastic , you did a great job on the gold inlay with its flowing vines , here are some close up of the accessories before bluing .. thanks again mike ..

hey Chris , i may have my latest colt with me at the Blade show . stop by Robert Eggerlings table and i will give you the white gloves and a droll towel , see you there .. ron p.
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Fabulous Miike, another excellent piece from your studio.
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mike: i remember seeing your drawings some time back. god, what a remarkable transformation from paper to real life. this is incredible ! you 3 share in a real masterpiece, here !
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Mike, the restrained coverage and relief look of the gold work is nicely original and looks wonderful with the high-polish bluing!
Katherine, the solitary vignettes are very effective and have an almost whispy quality of sea shore in ivory.
Congrats! You're going to stun them in SC!
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:32 PM
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Thank you Steven! I always appreciate how you can say so much while saying so little. If someone had asked me to write an artistic overview of this project in a brief paragraph, I could not have said it better.

And as for Katherine - she did her work without seeing the gun, or having any visual hint of what I was doing with the metal. She took my brief descriptions and created what I consider to be perfectly matched artistic interpretations of her own.

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