Thanks for the accolades guys, sure appreciate it.
Originally Posted by lazylabs
Looks great! What kind of checkering pattern are you going with? I have a couple cutters that were only used for a few lines and maybe thrown once!
I'm not sure about the checkering pattern yet. What I usually do is send it off to my checkering guy, and let him come up with some patterns. I'll pick one from his suggestions and give hime the green light. He's never steered me wrong.
Originally Posted by Fox Hunter
The rifle is awsome looking! And the story only adds! But you're not done yet. There is one more picture that needs to be taken and that is one of this rifle laying on a trophy; hopefully someplace you and Phil hunted.
My plan is to go back up to Alaska next year and spend some time chasing Sheep and Grizz. I really want to bring this full circle and take an animal with it.
Originally Posted by mtnwrunner
Joel, have you named her yet??
Anything that pretty has to have a name. What a piece of art and history. Wow. As someone who has a couple of Phil's rifles, I can somewhat feel what all this means to you.
Congrats---you should be proud.
Randy~ I've been trying to come up with a good name since I finished it, but I can't seem to pull one out of my head. Any help would be appreciated...
I forgot to add this to the original post... Phil and I would always beak each other's balls about everything. He advertised a Jewell trigger for sale here on LRH. I told him that he should send it to me so that I can put it in this new rifle. He told me to send him the $200 and he would send the trigger. I laughed and told him to keep his trigger...
I received a small box in the mail at Christmas. Phil sent me the trigger and had a note on it that said "Merry Christmas".
You got it.... that's the trigger that I put in the rifle.