I repurposed some rifles.

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  1. Batesmotel

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    I inherited a couple Remington.22s from the 40s from my father. Problem was no one knew where they went. I did get his 30-06 and a Winchester 94 and an 870 and a couple of my grandfather’s guns are still unaccounted for. We suspect they were stolen from the Attic in the 70s. But a cousin found the .22s buried in my grandmother’s junk.

    No bolts, damaged, rusty, parts missing. Far beyond reasonably restoring. So I cut the barrels off and had a friend forge hooks out of one.

    He drove a high carbon rod down the bore of the other and is forging it into a knife.

    I attached the hooks to the fireplace and hung a shooting bag and powder horn on one and a pistol on the other.

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    Will look cool when the fire is going
     
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    But I think I’ll move the horn away from the fire.
     
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    Interesting endeavor...
     
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    I love your fireplace. Except for the clock it looks like it could be the 1700s.
     
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    Thanks. Some of those books mean the world to me. My uncle read me classics that belonged to my grandfather and great grandfather. Then he gave me the books.

    But you’re right. I need to find a older looking clock.
     
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    Eh, the clock makes it eclectic, which is what makes it yours.
     
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    Awesome....... Very creative. Nice look.
     
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    I really like that.
     
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    Love your fireplace!
     
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    Or if you really want eclectic. How about this one.

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    That's what I noticed too. Needs an old pendulum clock. With a winding key, not a battery.
     
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    or a cuckoo clock[​IMG]
     
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