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 Post subject: THE LTW #3
PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 7:32 pm 
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The old adage of "careful what you ask for" has been clearly realized with LTW. During the Shot Show we all sat down and decided what our projects for the next year would be. While at the booth one day I was introduced to an individual named David Kenik. David expressed interest in working with LTW.

After a brief discussion we decided to contact one another after Shot. Well, David did not sit around and wait for me to call. After a couple of phone calls and discussions with the rest of the LTW crew it was a lock. LTW #3 would go to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for children. This is through POSA and the Isabella de Bethencourt Memorial fund.

Everyone at LTW agreed that we would be honored to help these children and the fine efforts put on by POSA.

So....what to build? And which of us is going to do what. Well the what was easy, we had not done a stainless gun to date and one of our great friends and forum members Jim Keeney had graciously donated a stainless steel Series 80 Colt.

The who? During our Shot meeting we decided we would try to have everyone in LTW put some touches on this one. So, best to my feebel memory here is how it went.

Stan Chen-perfect cut mag well and one of his proprietary main spring housings.

Ned Christiansen did a beautiful beavertail, thumb and slide stop installation.

Don Williams did one of his signature "ghosted arrow" patterns on the flattened slide top, and the sight cuts and intstallation.

Chuck Rogers did one of those trigger jobs he is famous for.

CT Brian meticulously cut in the 30lpi checkering front and back.

Ted Yost fashioned a pair of ironwood stocks to match the knife....the knife, I will get to that in a minute. In addition Ted did the frame and slide fit along with the barrel install.

Then of course if you want a gun to come out looking like it should you send it to John Harrison for the final fit and polish. John made this one come alive.

The knife....well we asked Neil Blackwood and Jim Burke of http://www.customknivesandguns.com if they were interested in giving us a hand at what they do best, and that is make some of the finest folding knives found. Neil put some fine touches on what you see here and sent the rest to Jim. The result speaks for itself. This knife is beautiful and to top things off none other than Lou Alessi put together a carry sheath. The two together are perfect. The stainless blade and ironwood make this knife look like it was made for the gun...that was the whole idea. A huge thanks to Neil and Jim for their contribution this year.

Then the new kids needed clothes. One of the best, and maybe now the worst kept secrets in the holster industry Josh Bulman cranked this black leather rig out along with the dual mag pouch. Anyone who owns any of Josh's leather gear knows the attention to detail is the trademark of his work. It fits the gun like a new pair of shoes. Thanks Curly, yer the best.

The below photos illustrate what this gun became and we certainly hope you enjoy them. Thanks again to everyone who has taken part in this endeavor or any of the LTW endeavors.

Only the LTW charity guns are signed in the right rear of the slide.
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Here is a snap of Don's work on the flat top. The ghosted arrow pattern is evident in this picture.
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Here is some of Stan's work on the magwell.
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The unmistakeable perfect checkering of CT Brian.
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Again, thanks to Neil Blackwood and Jim Burke
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Josh's details are evident. How about serial numbered leather to match the gun.
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The winner of this entire package will be drawn at the 2007 Shot Show.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 7:39 pm 
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WOW! :shock: That is some awesome work by the whole gang. I have only when question. When will tickets be available for this auction. Even if I don't win it is still an awesome cause to support.

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And I used to think I'd be satisfied to win the Lotto!

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Wooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwww.... Finally a piece for us California folks. Fine job gentlemen, congrats all around


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Remarkable gun-knife-leather from remarkable people!

You have outdone yourselves for one of the finest causes there is.

Well done gentlemen!

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Wow! I don't recognize that gun at all. I've been waiting for this one to materialize for some time now, and I must say, I'm not disappointed. The work everyone did on it blends together flawlessly, and the leather looks great. Steve, as per usual, your photography is outstanding. Once more, LTW is building a very fine gun for an even better cause. I hope you can continue to help others through this site for many many years to come. Job well done. GOD Bless you all for your efforts.

~Jim Keeney

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Wowie Wow Wow!
Great looking outfit (again).
The proceeds going to a worthy cause (again).
I'll be proud to be a tiny part of it by buying tickets again.


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That is one sweet shooter. 8)

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Simply beautiful....Steve you were right it is amazing...as are your photographs....

Jim

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Magnificent, gentlemen, magnificent!

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Man....

After the auctioned knife for the solider going to Iraq, and all the LTW raffles....

I really do feel honored to post here. You guys are what America needs more of now a days.


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The gentlemen of Louder Than Words continue to raise the bar of greatness. Never have I seen so many artists with different styles come together in one masterpeice so smoothly. I am sure the lucky lady or gentleman that wins this peice of art will be completely satisfied. Bun in the end we all know the true winners here are the children who benefit from our contributions as well as the blood sweat and tears of the artisians of this fine organization.


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 Post subject: Tickets?
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I cannot wait to crack open my wallet for this one. Not so much as a chance to win a gorgeous gun and gear. Just a chance to support a great cause with the brotherhood here at LTW.


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The talent pool of the pro's that hang out here is unbelieveable!

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Alright, Bailey... I want it. You have my address, just go ahead and ship it to me. :lol:

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:shock: Incredible work! I too will be opening the wallet to support the cause and to try my luck for this piece of art! When do tickets go on sale?

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We will put out an update and a dedicated website will be available to get information and purchase tickets. Glad you guys like the work. It is even more impressive in person. 8)

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Beyond smooth ! well done by all involved.


Great snaps as well Steve.

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Great cause, great gun. Not that I expected anything less. Can't wait to throw money at this one.

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There are so many beautiful intricacies, I can't focus on one! I think I see a record breaker in LTW's future...

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 Post subject: Latest LTW
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Memebers,

You seem to top every previous gun with another one. All I can say is wow! Nice work!

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The raffle is on!!!!!


http://www.posacops4kids.com/raffle

Thanks for supporting this worthy cause!!!!!!

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Tickets purchased!

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Purchased! :wink:


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I have tried several times to buy tickets using their credit card feature and have been unsuccessful. I emailed them and they said they were having problems with their authorization process. Anyone else having problems?

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I've tried several times too. :twisted: Each time I see that the site has changed the expiration date on the credit card. (e.g. expires 5/07 - shown as 6/07). I guess its time to simply send a check or something.

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Email the admin. I had the same problem and they fixed it within the hour.


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I have emailed the admin each time-it is a known problem they are working on and he will let me know when fixed. It has been weeks since I reported it.

david


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Would like to join the raffle, but there is one problem. I live in Holland, Europe. So i read the therms, and come to the conclusion that i can't participate.

Everyone else, BUY the tickets !!!

ps. Great site and forum, enjoy it every day !


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 Post subject: Problem fixed!
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After tearing our hair our for a few weeks we finaly found and fixed the problem! Everything should be all set.

Thanks for your support and patience!

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