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Question: Tell me about your guncart
I built it myself - 228 (56.9%)
A friend built it - 46 (11.5%)
I bought it from a supplier - 44 (11%)
I don't have a guncart - 80 (20%)
I bought it used - 3 (0.7%)
Total Voters: 376

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« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2004, 07:08:04 am »

My gun cart stands 14.3 hands, is a pure six year old dark Charcoal colored Wyoming Mustang (almost a black mottled coat) named McGregor (got him from a BLM sale when he was about two). You can see the Spanish Barb in this horse he has a dished face like an Arabian. I don't worry about bigger wheels to make it easier for him to get around on, just new shoes every once in a while. Best mounted shooting horse I've ridden at this point in time. Carries all the guns and ammo I need and no, I didn't make him, GOD DID (Kitchi Manido). He loves people and he likes to go fast. I'll post a picture of him here next week some time, real Indian horse.

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« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2004, 06:22:17 pm »

It's a dandy of a guncart, it was my winter 03-04 shop project.
This winter seems to be remodeling the master(s) bathroom.
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« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2004, 05:30:04 pm »

Well here is a photo of my latest Cart.

It is a Cactus Cris Special. Cap and Ball Special that is, and I FLAT LOVE IT

Mason

P.S. Cactus has made 2 of my carts and they are first rate !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grin


Does Cactus Cris have a web site?
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« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2004, 06:32:09 pm »

I've been thinking about designing (another Wink) cart, one with a removable rifle rack that can be put into a bracket mounted on a wall, so it can be used as both cart and display.  Still playing with the idea.

Hext,  take a look at our cart:

http://kimandbarrymckenzie.com/Gun_cart/

The "rack" is detachable.  Notice the six clevis pins that hold it in place.  Three on each side.... one attaches the bottom of the rack to the cart body, one attaches the brace to the rack, and one attaches the brace to the cart body.

Pull the six pins and the rack and braces lay nicely in the cart... after you rearrange all of the other junk that's in it.  Roll Eyes

But... to the matter of a SxS, you can see by the cutouts for the long-gun muzzles that I haddn't planned on a sojourn into classic cowpoke when the cart was made.  Undecided

I haddn't thought of also using the rack as a wall rack... but now that you mention it, it does kinda look like one of the rifle racks in the sheriffs offices of the old west.  Grin



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« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2004, 01:38:55 pm »

Mine is made on a garden wagon chassis.  Its heavy, and a lot bigger than most, but it has a (always) vertical gun rack for six long guns, a place to carry my cooler (a necessity), and a large possibles box that doubles as a seat.  The rack provides a back rest for the seat.  I could quite easily add an umbrella holder.  And, with the tires fully inflated, it pulls or pushes fairly easily; that's important, too.
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« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2005, 08:31:35 am »

I finished mine yesterday. I used the Gunslinger plans that are floating around the wire and went from there. I wanted the box to come off and I made a few other changes.

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« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2005, 06:30:24 pm »

I built one several years ago  and early this month I bought an "Off The Wall" cart from Gunther Cartright. Expensive but very nice..
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« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2005, 07:11:22 pm »

could have bought one for less than I built my own Grin Grin Grin

still need to build a box and wire the GPS and lap top in


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« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2005, 02:28:02 pm »

Mine's a cross between Barstool and Rooster.  Handmade, simple and inexpensive.  Holds 4 long guns and a cooler for a seat.  Has a small chest with 2 drawers to hold ammo and a small box at the top for my coffee.   Was made with cheap 1x6 pine.  Light and functional.

My next is going to be more exotic.  Basically the same design, but made with koa.  Wheels are used 16" wooden spoked pneumatic wheels with standard 1/2" roller bearing hubs.  Came off an old miniature car.  Needs sanding, painting and staining, but will look pretty cool.  Heavier components but will be smaller.  Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: August 29, 2005, 11:00:43 am »


I had to go cheap and simple!  I drive a 73 Volkswagen Bug and there's no trailer hitch on the back, so my gun cart has to be able to fold up and fit in the back seat.  This one was about 45 bucks out the door.  It holds my rifle, scattergun and my Winchester ammo box.  I made some coathanger wire hangers and I hang my tomahawk, whip and canteen, or my two liter wooden water barrel on the outside.  It ain't fancy....but it works!
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« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2005, 12:00:01 am »

 Mine looks alot like M.D,'s except it not painted red. It's pine, holds 5, with a umbrella, the seat with pillow are cowhide, and it has the sass logo with my name and no. on the front box.  I have my untl. BC in gold near the handle, and a couple hook. I for my leather cowboy canteen,, the other for a Medicine bag I use for brass. I put extra stuff in a pair of saddle bags with conchos. It's a very cool ride.
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« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2005, 02:19:53 am »



Somewhere there's a little old lady missing her walker/shopping cart.  (just kidding)
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« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2005, 06:44:47 pm »

Here's me new one.  The outhouse was a bit big.



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« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2005, 07:48:55 pm »

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Hola Jefe..
Are these both your carts?  Heck of a paint job on the Stars and Stripes!
Howdy deputy!
Nope, they are not mine. These pics were taken by Mr. Quigley. If anyone can idendify the persons, let us know.
I haven't got around to get a guncart after I landed on US soil.
The gent is Sheriff E M Horton, SASS 757, and a member of The Cowboys.  Not sure who the woman is, but Cash Dollar also has a cart like hers.


The woman in the picture is Rose N' Dmorn  Wife of Tuolumme Tweed  and the Cart IS Cash Dollars.

Here's Mine.  It accomodates Four shooters.  The longarm rack is on a lazy susan and holds 12 longarms.  The big box is seperated into four compartments.  The rear box is a wooden cooler we built.  It's a heavy S. * B. but it does turn heads.  Me and Modern Day Cowboy built it and won EOT cart of the year 2004.


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« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2005, 04:35:58 pm »

Here's one that was built for me by Pat Riot.  I painted and varnished it.  A friend did the fancy decorations.


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« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2005, 07:26:30 pm »

Hi, Marshal Halloway:
Where would one find the type wheels shown on the gun cart being pulled behind the covered wagon, shown in your picture? They look to be iron tired, wood wheels. They look just great. are they available in different sizes? They look like the wheels on the two wheeled push carts that peddleres pushed when I was a kid. The picture of the cart and wagon, has my head churning with ideas.
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« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2005, 09:54:55 pm »


Howdy Chubbo,

The pics shown is not of my carts, but maybe someone else can add some info here.
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« Reply #42 on: November 09, 2005, 08:54:30 pm »

Very Mobile, I travel lite like a cowboy, built her myself from a picture of an Off The Wall  design and a couple a Rolans ideas and a little engineerin on my part





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« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2005, 03:01:19 pm »

Mine was made for me by Dandy Don when I first started out. It's great and easy to break down.

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« Reply #44 on: November 12, 2005, 05:21:12 pm »

Well since I posted those pics on page one of this topic my gun cart has had several alterations.  Most noteably an umbrella and ammo box.

Hard to see but on the left side is a cup holder.... Smiley




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« Reply #45 on: March 03, 2006, 01:18:40 pm »

Nice piece of furniture there, TB!

I've been thinking about designing (another Wink) cart, one with a removable rifle rack that can be put into a bracket mounted on a wall, so it can be used as both cart and display.  Still playing with the idea.

Adios,

You mean like this Hext? 


Here is a picture of my latest cart, folded down for travel.  Now that I look at it, it's a LOT like the modification that Sgt. Chapman made.



All, thanks for the kind words on the plans.  I've got another set in the works.  it'll be for an Easier to build cart for the "tool challenged"
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« Reply #46 on: March 04, 2006, 05:52:30 am »

No Pics of mine yet...but is a "modified CalGraf design" built by none other than Col. Mark Flint also known as J. Mark Flint.  Really good guy and great example of the cowboy way.  Its take down, made of oak (so it is heavy) and 'bout the only mod I plan for it to add some PVC pipe for a beach umbrella, for some place to hide from our NC summers...
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« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2007, 08:56:47 pm »

I figure that I'm never going to impress too many people for a massive collection of Western stuff or having more guns than anyone else, as my focus has been into my WW2 collection (which is quite head turning at displays) and I can't repeat the same commitment into CAS. I just don't have that much money.
I figured, however, that while I'm no gun cart maker, I could turn some heads with what I did with it afterward. My intention was to paint it a dark green color and trim it with various insignia. If there was space, I was also going to be painting a SAA on each side of it somewhere, to look like my own pistols. I also have other ideas, but I wasn't sure if there'd be room or not. I have quite a bit of experience in such things, after painting pilots' jackets and steel pots for re-enactors and veterans. I had originally intended to make it into a showcase of what I could do, something that would really stand out. I had ordered the cart from a local guy who makes good simple carts. I liked the others of his I'd seen, so I told him to have one ready for me this past weekend.
When I got there to pick up the cart, the closer I got to it, the more the realization hit me:
Holy Crap, it's varnished!  Shocked
I don't recall the other carts of his being varnished, but now I wonder if I just never noticed. I'd have to take it totally apart, strip it completely down then start over. As I was putting it into my vehicle, I realized that just wasn't going to happen. So, my plans have been put back only slightly. After doing some painting on it, here's what it looks like:

I will be putting other things on there as I can think of what would look good. I still want to paint a side-view of one of my Rugers, maybe on one side of the box. I'm still not sure yet. I have the "CAS guidon" insignia on the handle sides, if you look closely.
Check out my website, it'll give an idea of the kind of stuff I can do, even if it's really not CAS-related:
http://www.freewebs.com/willysmb44/
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I reproduce a few other things also, even did my own uniform with most of the leather...............I'm working on some WWII 20 Round box labels right now too......




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« Reply #49 on: May 27, 2007, 09:40:12 pm »

Attached are pictures of a gun cart I've just completed for myself. The tool box is removable. I'm estimating that it cost me around $160 for materials including the tool box. Oak boards & brass hardware are expensive. A neighbor helped me with the use of his table saw. Mostly straight 90 degree cuts with the exception of the uprights & the gun slots.


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