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« Reply #75 on: September 15, 2017, 01:21:24 pm »

Thanks for the info Good Troy.  I'm looking forward to attending.
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« Reply #76 on: September 15, 2017, 03:05:41 pm »

Making a little progress.  Tried my hand at steaming and bending wood.  It was much easier than I thought.  Stained the sled and finished the wrappings.  Next, Canvas sides and boxes.  Once the boxes are in place, it will be time to build the rifle rack.   





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« Reply #77 on: September 15, 2017, 06:02:21 pm »

Tomorrow's schedule: 

1. Cover the thin wood panels with canvas
2. Make the back panel and cover with canvas

As of now, the sled moves easily over dirt, grass, concrete and gravel driveways.  Unless it becomes an issue, I don't plan on adding wheels.

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« Reply #78 on: September 15, 2017, 08:46:51 pm »

Just screw on some steel runners. They will last a long time and skid on pretty well any surface.
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« Reply #79 on: September 15, 2017, 09:57:06 pm »

It looks great and slides good mty but wait until you load it up with all your shootin irons and a match's worth of lead, plus the woodwork to keep your longguns and ammo stationary. And don't forget water and food for you and the huskies or donkeys or reindeer or whatever. Build your boxes and gun mounts and load'er up and see what happens. Nice work there Sgt.
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« Reply #80 on: September 16, 2017, 09:34:45 am »

PJ,  I think you're right about adding steel runners. 
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« Reply #81 on: September 16, 2017, 09:39:14 am »

Ed,   I agree, once it's loaded I'll be able to tell how must actual pulling resistance it has.  If it's not bad, I'll take it to a few matches and see how it does in the field.  If it ends up becoming uncomfortable to pull, I'll add wheels. 
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« Reply #82 on: September 16, 2017, 09:50:06 am »

Thanks, Coal Creek Griff!  I appreciate you taking the time to scan and email a high-resolution NWMP logo.  I ordered two 5-inch iron-on decals for the canvas sides.   

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« Reply #83 on: September 16, 2017, 10:23:32 am »

That looks GREAT!  I'm glad to have been able to help.

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« Reply #84 on: September 16, 2017, 02:44:37 pm »

I still regret not having purchased an 'as new' rcmp cape with the beautiful buffalo head devices that connected to the chain closure. At the time I had a similar cape from the Royal Military College I use in my RE portrayal.

I also balked on an 'as new' Winnipeg Police buffalo coat that fit me perfectly. Could have had it for $750. It had a tag on it for $900 at a show and I walked away to think on it, came back and it was gone.

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« Reply #85 on: September 17, 2017, 09:06:42 am »

I think we've all been in the same boat before.  I've let a few great deals slip through my fingers.  I try very hard to not let that happen nowadays. 

That's a shame about the buffalo coat.  I have one that keeps me toasty during the winter.       
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« Reply #86 on: September 20, 2017, 08:30:13 am »

Working on my extreme winter look. 

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« Reply #87 on: September 20, 2017, 10:08:34 am »

WOW!! Gorgeous. Making me hot just looking atcha. Curious but how many Mounties got mistook for sasquarches? I will definitely have to get one of those hats for my outfit before winter.

PJ. Just found this. Theres an outfit called Fur Hat World that lists a muskrat fur rcmp hat for 140.00 including shipping. Good reviews. Probably get one next payday.
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« Reply #88 on: September 20, 2017, 10:25:26 am »

The rcmp are no longer issuing the muskrat winter hats - too expensive. Last one I saw was asking $350.
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« Reply #89 on: September 20, 2017, 01:21:01 pm »

Next step.... Staining and lettering the two boxes.   Build a raised box frame behind the seat at the same height as the bed.  Finally, build the rifle rack.   Probably, moving the Winchester ammo box 8 inches back towards the seat.  I'm going to move the box in different positions once the rifle rack is built, to see what works and looks best.   





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« Reply #90 on: September 20, 2017, 01:38:42 pm »

Like your box joinery there Klondike.
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« Reply #91 on: September 20, 2017, 02:29:38 pm »

You're quite an artisan! Good lookin' work.

That sled is gonna weigh a mite when fully loaded. I predict some discreet wheels 'ere long .....
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« Reply #92 on: September 20, 2017, 02:54:21 pm »

This isn't the actual box frame.  Just a pine prototype to work out the kinks.  One issue I found so far.  The box needs to mount approximately 1.5 inches away from the back of the seat.  If not, the box lid will not open all the way.   

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« Reply #93 on: September 20, 2017, 03:07:47 pm »

This is amazing!
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« Reply #94 on: September 20, 2017, 04:03:04 pm »

You're quite an artisan! Good lookin' work.

That sled is gonna weigh a mite when fully loaded. I predict some discreet wheels 'ere long .....

Thanks, PJ, It's going to be nip and tuck on the wheels.  A few fields tests should tell it.   I bought two sections of 6 foot by 2-inch flat stock steel to bolt on the bottom of the runners.  Hopefully, that will assist in gliding.
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« Reply #95 on: September 20, 2017, 04:04:07 pm »

This is amazing!

Thanks, Good Troy!   It's been a fun project.
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« Reply #96 on: September 21, 2017, 08:08:54 am »

Well Sarge, now all you need is snow.  Cheesy   I sure would like to see the faces on your shooting pards when you roll in with that whole outfit.  You certainly deserve a trophy for "Spirit of the game".

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« Reply #97 on: September 21, 2017, 10:23:22 am »

thHowdy fellas, sorry to butt in but you guys should know the answer to my question.  At ShotShow a couple years ago, I was showing the Cimarron NWMP 1876 to a guy from Canada, and then he told me he was a Mountie and he gave me a lapel pin such as Sergeant Klondike is wearing (not sure on his, but this one has red in the crown).  I have been wearing it on my vest lapel for CAS.  If asked, the story is that I helped the NWMP catch a criminal and they gave it to me.  Anyways, I am curious if this design dates back to the 19th century or if it is a more modern design?  Thanks!
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« Reply #98 on: September 21, 2017, 02:21:19 pm »

thHowdy fellas, sorry to butt in but you guys should know the answer to my question.  At ShotShow a couple years ago, I was showing the Cimarron NWMP 1876 to a guy from Canada, and then he told me he was a Mountie and he gave me a lapel pin such as Sergeant Klondike is wearing (not sure on his, but this one has red in the crown).  I have been wearing it on my vest lapel for CAS.  If asked, the story is that I helped the NWMP catch a criminal and they gave it to me.  Anyways, I am curious if this design dates back to the 19th century or if it is a more modern design?  Thanks!

If it has red in the crown, then it is from 1954 to present.  The crest on Sgt Klondike's sled is "probably" commemorative, as it has the modern Queens crown and, it doesn't match any official crest of the NWMP.  The NWMP crest has the word Canada right under the crown, the full words NWMP on the ribbon at the bottom of the crest and MAINTIENS . LE . DROIT Is on the ribbon surrounding the buffalo head.  The RNWMP crest is the same except for the added word, Royal.  The first RCMP crest (1920-1954) is similar to the current one except the wreath was wider at the bottom and narrower at the top and in 1954 the crown changed from the King's crown to the Queen's crown and the little what looks like a bow tie at the bottom, disappeared.   Hope this helps.
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« Reply #99 on: September 22, 2017, 11:09:57 am »

If it has red in the crown, then it is from 1954 to present.  The crest on Sgt Klondike's sled is "probably" commemorative, as it has the modern Queens crown and, it doesn't match any official crest of the NWMP.  The NWMP crest has the word Canada right under the crown, the full words NWMP on the ribbon at the bottom of the crest and MAINTIENS . LE . DROIT Is on the ribbon surrounding the buffalo head.  The RNWMP crest is the same except for the added word, Royal.  The first RCMP crest (1920-1954) is similar to the current one except the wreath was wider at the bottom and narrower at the top and in 1954 the crown changed from the King's crown to the Queen's crown and the little what looks like a bow tie at the bottom, disappeared.   Hope this helps.

Thank you so much for all the details.  Well even though this one does not date to frontier times, it still does in my story and I really like it.  It is a beautiful little pin.  Took a pic of mine:

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