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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:51 am 
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I'm thinking of displaying my airgun pistol and rifle collection on the wall of my den. However, I really don't want to put holes in the wall. I'm looking for something like the 3M Command Strips - any ideas?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:15 am 
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Fishing line from hooks in the ceiling perhaps? Or really strong magnets hidden behind the wall... yeah, that'd work. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:20 am 
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LOL. hmm fishing line plus command hooks!!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:45 am 
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Velcro... or carpet tape, LOL.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:49 am 
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That's a great topic idea! What if I don't care about holes in the wall. What kind of hooks could I use? Does someone make a hook with some kind of coating on it so I don't scratch anything?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:32 am 
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Big box stores sell vinyl-dipped wire hooks for hanging things like hammers/rakes/hoses in your garage, usually a good variety of sizes. They DON'T go into drywall anchors, so you'd need to hit a stud. Option B~Mount a pc. of MDF to your wall, fill the screw holes, paint it the same color as the wall, then go to town with those utility hooks. When they're screwed into something solid, they can be bent slightly to more ideal angles once in place.

Or have me build you something custom. :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:57 pm 
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Big box stores sell vinyl-dipped wire hooks for hanging things like hammers/rakes/hoses in your garage, usually a good variety of sizes. They DON'T go into drywall anchors, so you'd need to hit a stud. Option B~Mount a pc. of MDF to your wall, fill the screw holes, paint it the same color as the wall, then go to town with those utility hooks. When they're screwed into something solid, they can be bent slightly to more ideal angles once in place.

Or have me build you something custom. :wink:


My father in law has built me something very nice, I used small finishing nails wraped in electrical tape to not scratch anything but the tape eventually started to come off :( I can fit around 9 pistols in there I'd need soething a lot larger to fit rifles, not sure my wife would fully appreciate my decorating talents LOL

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DocGadget wrote:
OntarioGunner wrote:
Big box stores sell vinyl-dipped wire hooks for hanging things like hammers/rakes/hoses in your garage, usually a good variety of sizes. They DON'T go into drywall anchors, so you'd need to hit a stud. Option B~Mount a pc. of MDF to your wall, fill the screw holes, paint it the same color as the wall, then go to town with those utility hooks. When they're screwed into something solid, they can be bent slightly to more ideal angles once in place.

Or have me build you something custom. :wink:


My father in law has built me something very nice, I used small finishing nails wraped in electrical tape to not scratch anything but the tape eventually started to come off :( I can fit around 9 pistols in there I'd need soething a lot larger to fit rifles, not sure my wife would fully appreciate my decorating talents LOL


Haha I didn't even think about what the wife might say about my wall o' guns!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:26 pm 
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DocGadget wrote:

My father in law has built me something very nice, I used small finishing nails wraped in electrical tape to not scratch anything but the tape eventually started to come off :( I can fit around 9 pistols in there I'd need soething a lot larger to fit rifles, not sure my wife would fully appreciate my decorating talents LOL


You could use some heat shrink tubing on those nails. Maybe that won't come off.

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Castle02 wrote:
DocGadget wrote:

My father in law has built me something very nice, I used small finishing nails wraped in electrical tape to not scratch anything but the tape eventually started to come off :( I can fit around 9 pistols in there I'd need soething a lot larger to fit rifles, not sure my wife would fully appreciate my decorating talents LOL


You could use some heat shrink tubing on those nails. Maybe that won't come off.


That's exactly what I wanted to do but since our move I haven't installed the thing back...

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Peg board. Minimum holes needed in wall to secure it. Spacers between the wall and board need to be thick enough so you don't scratch the paint on your wall when you insert the display hooks through the peg holes. Plastic pegs are better than metal since they are more secure in the hole (metal ones tend to be very loose and prone to getting dislodged) and thy won't scratch the finish on your guns. If you get a board that is bigger than you need you have room to add more guns as your collection grows. I use this display method inside a locked cabinet with the pegboard on the back, sides and inside the doors. Very impressive when you open the doors - sort of James Bondish


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Peg board. Minimum holes needed in wall to secure it. Spacers between the wall and board need to be thick enough so you don't scratch the paint on your wall when you insert the display hooks through the peg holes. Plastic pegs are better than metal since they are more secure in the hole (metal ones tend to be very loose and prone to getting dislodged) and thy won't scratch the finish on your guns. If you get a board that is bigger than you need you have room to add more guns as your collection grows. I use this display method inside a locked cabinet with the pegboard on the back, sides and inside the doors. Very impressive when you open the doors - sort of James Bondish


Sounds pretty cool, any pics?

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DocGadget wrote:
raezor wrote:
Peg board. Minimum holes needed in wall to secure it. Spacers between the wall and board need to be thick enough so you don't scratch the paint on your wall when you insert the display hooks through the peg holes. Plastic pegs are better than metal since they are more secure in the hole (metal ones tend to be very loose and prone to getting dislodged) and thy won't scratch the finish on your guns. If you get a board that is bigger than you need you have room to add more guns as your collection grows. I use this display method inside a locked cabinet with the pegboard on the back, sides and inside the doors. Very impressive when you open the doors - sort of James Bondish


Sounds pretty cool, any pics?


I'll post some in the gallery


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Slat wall looks more finished than peg board.

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Take pictures. enlarge to full scale. cut out. stick to wall. :drinkers:

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