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xx   GUN

Easy-to-make gun rack uses two pieces of pine and wood dowels.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1969 (v.59#10) pg. 67

Cabinet with a gun rack on each side features a locking system for BB rifles as well as a locking storage area for BB pistols and other items. Overall dimensions: 32" tall, 25" wide, 12" deep. Built from plywood.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1988 (v.78#7) pg. 58

Wall mounted rack holds 5 guns. Locking bar and locked storage cabinet keeps guns and ammunition away from children. Est. cost: $75.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1981 (v.4#5) pg. 15
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1981 (v.4#9) pg. 5

Cottage gun rack. Wall-hung rack displays four guns and includes two storage drawers. The guns are locked in place.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1990 (v.14#2) pg. 43

Sporting goods cabinet features a locking gun rack, locking ammo drawer, fishing gear storage, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #102 Feb 1968 (v.18#1) pg. 30

Easy-to-make gun rack holds two guns and has a bottom compartment for cleaning rods and shells.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #201 Sep 1979 (v.29#7) pg. 22

French fitting. The art of making decorative wooden cases to hold pistols and other objects securely for travel by coach.
FINE WOODWORKING #23 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 79

A carry-on bag fit for a gunslinger. Leather bag, designed to hold pistols and holsters or useful as an overnight bag, is tooled with the silhouette of a bucking bronco, floral corners and a stamped basket pattern. It has a zipper closure and two handles.
LEATHER CRAFTERS & SADDLERS JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1997 (v.7#1) pg. 46, Insert

Simple wall-hung rack holds three guns.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #433 Jun 1964 (v.60) pg. 109

A case for guns and books. Constructed of 1x12 pine boards. Louvered or glass door encloses the gun area. Cabinet is 7-ft. high, 4-ft. wide, and 1-ft. deep. Est. cost: $40.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #473 Oct 1967 (v.63) pg. 148

How to build a secure gun cabinet. Four guns are mounted inside the glass door with individual lock mechanisms. A decoy china shelf inserts into the cabinet to disguise it. Base has large single drawer.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #542 Jul 1973 (v.69) pg. 70

How to protect your guns from thieves.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #547 Dec 1973 (v.69) pg. 106

Adding shelving to blank walls above existing cabinets gives a built-in look, but can be moved or rearranged as needed. Unit shown features adjustable book shelves and a built-in gun cabinet. Other ideas illustrated.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #578 Jul 1976 (v.72) pg. 44

Wooden rifle case features foam interior shaped for the particular rifle being carried.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #649 Jun 1982 (v.78) pg. 66N

Gun rack stores bow, ammunition and guns.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1963 (v.119#2) pg. 159

Glass-doored, dust-free gun cabinet includes three storage drawers.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1965 (v.124#4) pg. 176

Hunting-gear closet. Locked cabinet holds five rifles, ammunition, fishing tackle, etc. Built of 3/4" plywood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1967 (v.127#2) pg. 135

Solid oak gun cabinet with sliding glass door is crafted in a Mediterranean design.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1970 (v.133#1) pg. 155

Wall-hung gun rack is made from standard adjustable book shelf brackets which fit into wall-mounted standards.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1974 (v.141#1) pg. 146

Make a travel case for your gun from PVC plastic drain pipe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1974 (v.142#5) pg. 178

Sliding glass doors on this gun cabinet display six guns, plus trophies. Two lockable storage drawers complete the unit. Unit is approx. 38" wide, 15" deep and 66" tall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1975 (v.143#2) pg. 120

Clothes hook is shaped like the head of a duck. Fasten to wall with a screw. Use as clothes hook or gun rack.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1980 (v.154#2) pg. 51

Heirloom project. Build a French-fitted pistol presentation case.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1980 (v.154#6) pg. 106

Build this "oil proof" gun rack. Designed to hold 4 long rifles and 5 handguns upside down. Oil from the barrel and action flows away from the wood stock and doesn't saturate and weaken it.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1982 (v.157#2) pg. 110

Build a well-crafted cherry cabinet with glass-paneled doors for displaying long arms and pistols. It also includes 2 storage drawers. Doors and drawers are fitted with locks. Overall dimensions: 84" tall, 33" wide, 19" deep.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1998 (v.175#6) pg. 120

Front seat gun rest holds rifle safely, yet ready for a quick shot.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1965 (v.187#6) pg. 152

Mailing tube gun rack. Simple gun rack made by cutting slots in a cardboard mailing tube and fastening it to a wall.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1967 (v.190#6) pg. 142

Lock-up gun cabinet. Constructed of prefinished walnut hardboard over a simple wooden frame. Holds five guns safely with a locking bar. Ammunition stores in a locked compartment.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1967 (v.191#4) pg. 166

Sports stowaway. Cabinet and desk or work area stores guns, fishing rods, and lots of miscellaneous sporting equipment. Constructed mostly of plywood.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1975 (v.207#5) pg. 104

Large display cabinet for long guns and pistols. Includes four large storage drawers in the base. Built as two units for ease of construction and handling. Overall dimensions: 17"x44"x82" tall.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #71 Mar 1993 (v.12#5) pg. 34, Insert

Tip shares a recipe for a non-sticky lubricant to preserve firearms for long periods of time.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1991 (v.15#4) pg. 47

High-caliber gun cabinet. Wall-hung unit features a lighted, lockable two gun compartment with a safety-glass door and three drawers across the bottom. Can be easily adapted for displaying other valuables.
WOOD MAGAZINE #40 Jan 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 44

Large display case is made in two pieces. The base unit has two frame-and-wood panel doors. The upper unit has two large frame-and-panel doors, each with 8 glass panes. Ordinary router bits and simple jigs are used in fabricating the molding details. The upper case can be adapted for use as a gun cabinet. Overall dimensions: 42"x16"x78" tall.
WOODSMITH #78 Dec 1991 pg. 6, 13, 14, 16, 17

Pine gun cabinet. Unit measures 76" tall, 28" wide and 17" deep. It is built in two sections. The top unit has a glass door for displaying guns. The bottom section has wood panel doors for hidden storage.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1978 (v.2#5) pg. 12

Large cabinet with lockable base unit and lockable glass-panel doors on the top unit is suitable for use as a gun cabinet, display case, or enclosed bookcase. A hidden compartment holds the key to the locks. Overall dimensions: 36"x17"x77" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1991 (v.15#5) pg. 48

Cherry gun cabinet. This unique design is square (rather than long and shallow). The guns are stored on a rotating rack. Construction is stile and rail. Details include dentil molding and large glass panels on two sides and in the door. Overall dimensions: 23"x23"x76" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1999 (v.23#6) pg. 64

Wall-hung gun or knick-knack cabinet with sliding glass doors, three small drawers and pre-finished pegboard back. Unit is 52" long, 8" deep, and 24" high.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1966 (v.22#4) pg. 42

Wall-hung gun rack holds three guns and has a locked compartment for ammo.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1968 (v.24#6) pg. 12

French Provincial gun cabinet is crafted in cherry with glass doors on the top, two drawers for ammunition and two-shelf cabinet in the base with metal grillwork in the doors.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1973 (v.29#2) pg. 46

Contemporary gun cabinet holds twelve rifles. Glass doors are equipped with locks at both top and bottom. Built from white oak. Dimensions: 76" tall, 48" wide and 18" deep.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1981 (v.37#5) pg. 56