Wanted: nickel oval shield

Posted by: B. Graham

Wanted: nickel oval shield - 01/06/20 03:34 PM

Galzan's is out, and a new one is needed. Anyone have a new, or very nice used, nickel oval shield for sale?

Thank you.
Posted by: DAM16SXS

Re: Wanted: nickel oval shield - 01/06/20 05:59 PM

Check with Brian Dudley at BMDgunstocks.com
Posted by: cpa

Re: Wanted: nickel oval shield - 01/06/20 07:49 PM

NECG offers one made by Recknagle. Listed under Odds and Ends @ $34.
Posted by: mark

Re: Wanted: nickel oval shield - 01/06/20 08:53 PM

Bill are you filling a hole where on is missing or adding one where it never existed?
Posted by: B. Graham

Re: Wanted: nickel oval shield - 01/06/20 09:19 PM

Originally Posted By: mark
Bill are you filling a hole where on is missing or adding one where it never existed?

Hi Mark. Iím having on replaced in an English pigeon gun that is too thin at the edges.
Posted by: Ghostrider

Re: Wanted: nickel oval shield - 01/06/20 09:31 PM

Bill the best fit in my opinion will be to buy a small piece of flat stock ( Sterling or nickel silver)from a jeweler and hand fashion an exact fit or slightly larger and then inlay the new oval.
I have had a local jeweler that specializes in custom sterling jewelry make many of these for me.
Posted by: redoak

Re: Wanted: nickel oval shield - 01/07/20 10:23 AM

Bill,

I have a thin (.020") rectangular piece of Nickel Silver that is just big enough for an oval, I think. I could it send to you. Let me know.

Now sure why it is called Nickel silver, there is no silver in it, it is an alloy of copper and nickel, and maybe some zinc.

It sure is difficult to saw cut, for some reason.
Posted by: B. Graham

Re: Wanted: nickel oval shield - 01/07/20 12:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Ghostrider
Bill the best fit in my opinion will be to buy a small piece of flat stock ( Sterling or nickel silver)from a jeweler and hand fashion an exact fit or slightly larger and then inlay the new oval.
I have had a local jeweler that specializes in custom sterling jewelry make many of these for me.

Good plan. I don't have a relationship with a jeweler at this time, but will explore forging one. Thanks.
Posted by: pod

Re: Wanted: nickel oval shield - 01/07/20 03:53 PM

Get a worn out silver halve dollar or silver dollar from a coin shop and have one made. Pittsboro has a first sunday and the artist you seek are there and if you give them the pattern im sure the piece can be made. I'm not sure what time in the day it starts but that can be found out.
Posted by: Stan

Re: Wanted: nickel oval shield - 01/07/20 09:23 PM

Originally Posted By: redoak
Bill,

I have a thin (.020") rectangular piece of Nickel Silver that is just big enough for an oval, I think. I could it send to you. Let me know.

Now sure why it is called Nickel silver, there is no silver in it, it is an alloy of copper and nickel, and maybe some zinc.

It sure is difficult to saw cut, for some reason.


It's also called German silver, commonly used as inlays and furniture on muzzleloaders. I personally would not use it for a nice doublegun shield. It doesn't look the same, IMO. I'd use an old coin to make it, too, if I could not buy one ready made out of real (sterling) silver.

SRH
Posted by: Ghostrider

Re: Wanted: nickel oval shield - 01/08/20 11:39 PM

I believe Parker shields up to the C grade were made of Nickel Silver. The ones I have had made were made out of sterling.
Posted by: BrentD

Re: Wanted: nickel oval shield - 01/09/20 08:35 AM

Originally Posted By: B. Graham
Originally Posted By: Ghostrider
Bill the best fit in my opinion will be to buy a small piece of flat stock ( Sterling or nickel silver)from a jeweler and hand fashion an exact fit or slightly larger and then inlay the new oval.
I have had a local jeweler that specializes in custom sterling jewelry make many of these for me.

Good plan. I don't have a relationship with a jeweler at this time, but will explore forging one. Thanks.


Good advice you got there. I took my Greener into a local custom jewelry store and they got all excited about the gun and the engraving and silver wire inlay. They eventually just gifted me a piece of sterling much larger than I needed for the inlays that I had to replace. Apparently, earrings and finger rings and bracelets only go so far. Definitely try the jeweler.
Posted by: mark

Re: Wanted: nickel oval shield - 01/09/20 09:04 AM

How about just making one out of a Nickel?
Posted by: Mark II

Re: Wanted: nickel oval shield - 01/09/20 02:56 PM

A nickle or a silver quarter are easy to work.