I love it. How did you get the pistol attached? Great idea to copy the bills. Where did you find the pictures to copy.@Virginia Dave A great thread!! I enjoy looking at what other people have collected. One of my FaceBook friends has a similar request on FaceBook. I have a lot of military items in my collection---mostly WW2--- but I don't have room to display all of it. But I don't have any display for Civil War relics. I want to display some of my Civil War bullets but I'm not sure how I want to do that.
This thread challenged me to finish one display that I was working on that is somewhat related to the Civil War. I had gathered all the material and cut out the pieces but I didn't have it assembled. I decided I would finish this project and get it hanging on my wall before this thread had lost interest.
This is my 1850's .31 caliber Boot Pistol. I posted something about this in CampFire Chat so some may not have read about my search to identify this pistol and my test fire on the range. I obtained this pistol via FaceBook MarketPlace group, believe it or not. That post is at: Got a "new" pistol.
Here is my shadow box I just finished. It still needs some minor additions but it is ready to hang on the wall---without the pistol falling off. Since boot pistols were used by gamblers, I made the theme of the shadow box about gambling. I printed copies of old dollar bills in full size--as best as I could estimate. I plan to attach a replica coin of the period.
The shadow box hanging in my office above my books shelves.
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Interesting---in this photo you can't see how the pistol is "attached" to the green felt gambling table.
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