First Attempt at an EE-3

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    Opinions Wanted - First Attempt at an EE-3

    Ok, wanted to try making one before buying a kit. I used a prop Colt Peacemaker as my base gun because, well, it looked right, lol, plus it weighs the same as a firing colt peacemaker, giving the rifle some nice weight to it.

    Made a template using TK409's measurements to fit to my gun. Wood, pvc pipe, electric tape, copper pipe, one mountain dew cap and 5 hours later, this is where I am. I have not weathered it yet, so keep that in mind.










    Comments and criticism welcomed. I know I need to add a few things to it, but this was made fast last night. I made it at my brothers last night and have much better digital pics, but forgot the camera at his place. These are with my POS webcam, so, as usual, accept my apologies for the crap pics.
    Last edited by BobaN00b; Jul 1, 2005 at 9:10 PM. Reason: Changed the title. :P

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    Re: First Attempt at an EE-3

    Hey,
    Looks great to me. I like it when people give their own hands a shot at something before spending $$$. I hope mine turns out at least half as good as yours did. Good job


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    Re: First Attempt at an EE-3

    added a few things, changed some others, but here is the finished ee-3. Not 100 % screen accurate, but I like it and I built it, so that's the important thing. I would like some feedback, this being my first attempt.
















    The barrel strips are wood. Didn't have time to go searching for the correct pieces as I wanted to get this finished. The main barrel is PVC 2" circumfrence. The scope is a copper pipe cut down with two pieces taped to the end. The stock is wood. The chamber cover is made from hard plastic I cut from the template found here and molded with the blowtorch. The gun is a prop peacemaker that, until I added the chamber guard, functioned like a real peacemaker, sans ONLy the firing pin. The stock greeblies are pieces I had lying around from things I have taken apart and /or broken. After taping, sanding, painting, painting, painting and painting some more (a lot of work goes into making it look beat up, lol), I added a dull coat to it and while you cant see it in the webcam shots, there is a light misting of Krylon Espresso and Rust.

    total weight is about 4 pounds. Total length is approx. 27 3/4"
    Last edited by BobaN00b; Jul 5, 2005 at 11:53 PM.

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    Re: First Attempt at an EE-3

    one response. damn, is it that bad?

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    Re: First Attempt at an EE-3

    Not too shabby for a first attempt my friend. As you keep at it (if you try your hand at more) I'm sure you'll find better ways of attaching the rifle stock to the pistol grip. I have to admit...yours looks a whole lot better than my first EE-3. Keep up the good work!

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    Re: First Attempt at an EE-3

    I think it looks great!!!

    not just for a first try, it just looks great!

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    Re: First Attempt at an EE-3

    Fosterkeri said:
    Not too shabby for a first attempt my friend. As you keep at it (if you try your hand at more) I'm sure you'll find better ways of attaching the rifle stock to the pistol grip. I have to admit...yours looks a whole lot better than my first EE-3. Keep up the good work!
    Actually, the grip is attached via the screws that came with the gun itself. I only added all the tape for a more comfortable feel in my hand. I took it out last night and doinked around with it (sanding, dulling, etc) and added more "damage" to it. I swear I have better pics. Will post them soon.

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    Re: First Attempt at an EE-3

    All done. I am happy with it. Finished the front tip, which was a HUGE pain in the rear. Enjoy:




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    Re: First Attempt at an EE-3 (Fine)

    Ok, picked up a Tasco 4x15 scope. I know it's on wrong, I need to twist the scope to the correct side, but I am really glad I went this route. it adds a lot. I need to re-paint the whole thing to make it more of a grey.






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    Re: First Attempt at an EE-3

    well done!!

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