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    May 7, 2012, 5:24 PM - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #1

    I just finished this book and I am totally psyched for the film. I plan to go to the local MN Con (CONvergence) as Abe this year and I'm in the process of building his trusty axe.

    I know that in the film it also doubles as a gun, and at some point I do plan to do a "hero" version like the photo below (which ia a screencap from a real axe in the Lincoln Archives) The real hero prop is based on this:



    ...but for now, I'm just going for a static prop to twirl around a bit

    So here is a screen cap next to my early mockup:



    I have a lot more screen caps and such if anyone is interested. I'd really love to hear from people building this prop, or interested in it. I have a file for the axe bit that I'd be happy to share. I'm building the bit out of (3) layers of 1/2 thick black sintra. Should have photos of it tomorrow.

    -Ss
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    May 7, 2012, 5:25 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #2

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    May 7, 2012, 5:31 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #3

    Wait. What? There's a REAL Axe Gun somewhere?
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    May 7, 2012, 5:45 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #4

    Kerr Avon said: View Post
    Wait. What? There's a REAL Axe Gun somewhere?
    Yes there is

    At 1:55 of this video tour for the film makers, cast and Seth...you see it

    Cast of 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Tour Lincoln Presidential Archives - YouTube

    -Ss
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    May 7, 2012, 8:18 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #5

    I just finished the book a few days ago and LOVED IT! I'm not sure how I feel about the gun axe since it wasnt in the book however it is a pretty wicked prop.
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    May 7, 2012, 8:18 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #6

    WOW...Nice prop..Now i hope someone will give me.. THE AXE...
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    May 7, 2012, 9:38 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #7

    That is awesome, may have to make one of these myself! If you get time to add pics please do!
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    May 7, 2012, 10:36 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #8

    ssdesigner said: View Post
    Yes there is

    At 1:55 of this video tour for the film makers, cast and Seth...you see it

    Cast of 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Tour Lincoln Presidential Archives - YouTube

    -Ss
    Ah, okay, cute video. I was thinking it was similar to these axe/guns:

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    May 7, 2012, 11:53 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #9

    I don't think this video is legit. I think it's supposed to be like a viral video for the film. Those are props from the movie. I'm 99% positive.

    EDIT: Now I'm 100% positive, after seeing the stake.
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    May 7, 2012, 11:58 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #10

    Yeah, it's cute, but absolutely fake.
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    May 8, 2012, 12:49 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #11

    I'm glad it's fake. Now we know we are looking at a real close shot of the real, screen used hero prop. Awesome!!

    -Ss
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    May 8, 2012, 1:16 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #12

    ****. Now, I want one.

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    May 8, 2012, 1:24 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #13

    Correction. I really want one, now.

    No problem making the blade and greeblies. Would be nice if that spring catch was an off the shelf item, though. Let the search begin!
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    May 9, 2012, 2:32 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #14

    Team Henry
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    May 9, 2012, 8:07 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #15

    When this movie hits the theaters....I want people to know that we have this ***** covered....Because this is going to be a prop people WANT.

    -Ss
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    May 9, 2012, 10:35 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #16

    That catch latch is bugging me. I've seen it somewhere. Everything else looks custom. It would be easy enough to CNC up a batch of handles and greeblies.

    I'd like to see the other side of the axe. Guessing it's just another brass track.

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    May 9, 2012, 11:59 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #17

    Yeah an extremely cool prop.

    Can't wait to catch this flick!!
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    May 10, 2012, 12:11 AM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #18

    Just some FYI - Production was very specific about that underhammer action. I had to incorporate it into all the designs I did.

    The Underhammer Society: Replicating the original Numrich Arms “Hopkins & Allen”
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    May 10, 2012, 1:15 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #19

    i am def gonna follow this
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    May 10, 2012, 2:06 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #20

    I see it, now. Thanks. Good pic! So, the striker is pulling double duty as the axe head latch by keeping it in place when closed? Am I seeing that correctly? Just wrapping my head around the engineering since I'm not familiar with this particular action.

    -Rylo


    Stormleader said: View Post
    Just some FYI - Production was very specific about that underhammer action. I had to incorporate it into all the designs I did.

    The Underhammer Society: Replicating the original Numrich Arms “Hopkins & Allen”
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    May 10, 2012, 3:52 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #21

    No reason to fly off the handle....bad joke
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    May 10, 2012, 3:53 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #22

    Stormleader said: View Post
    Just some FYI - Production was very specific about that underhammer action. I had to incorporate it into all the designs I did.

    The Underhammer Society: Replicating the original Numrich Arms “Hopkins & Allen”
    Can you elaborate on the make/model of the underhammer assembly used? If it's original (or replica) parts, is the assembly that is worked into the wood axe handle a part of the real gun as well?

    -Ss
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    May 10, 2012, 4:31 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #23

    I have no idea the make/model. I was just asked to incorporate one- I worked from photos. It's my understanding they had a guy back east make the hero axe- it may be the same mech I linked to above. I know they said they were going to use a real mechanism.

    As far as the hammer being used as a latch to keep the axe head closed- in the "movie world" that may have been the case, but the prop didn't function that way. The axe head just slides back and forth to cover it.

    One of the concepts I did had the trigger/hammer assy pop down out from the reciever as the axe head came back. The head of the axe also rotated slightly at the end of it's travel to sit at an angle- but obviously they didn't go that way. I like the way it ended up, it looks period and even plausible.

    I remember when they ran down this job for me I thought it was one of the most ridiculous things I'd ever heard- but seeing it in action, it ends up being pretty cool.
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    May 10, 2012, 5:31 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #24

    Thanks for the info Storm, greatly appreciated.

    I emailed the guy that runs the blog on under hammer guns to see if he can identify the mechanics/make/model. I'll post as soon as I hear back from him.

    -Ss
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    May 10, 2012, 7:42 PM - Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Abe's Axe/Gun #25

    Just when you think you are out, we pull you back in again!



    Rylo said: View Post
    Correction. I really want one, now.

    No problem making the blade and greeblies. Would be nice if that spring catch was an off the shelf item, though. Let the search begin!
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