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Crown Point jail – Indiana (March 3, 1934)

While awaiting trial for the alleged murder of an East Chicago policeman, the police boasted to area newspapers that the jail was escape-proof and posted extra guards to make sure Dillinger couldn’t escape.  Dillinger was able to secretly carve a wooden gun (pictured) from the top of a wooden washboard and coat it with black shoe polish. Using it, he was able to trick a guard into opening his cell. He then took two men hostage, rounded up all the guards in the jail, locked them in his cell, and fled. Dillinger stole Sheriff Lillian Holley’s new Ford car, embarrassing her and the town, and traveled to Chicago.

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WoodGlock1

This amazing work was done by the father of Mxpatriot51 off AR15.com

Magazine drops via a working magazine release, trigger moves and resets via a spring, slide cycles, sights are “dotted”, grip is profiled, etc.

Trigger does move, and returns, on a spring.

He says it took between 150 – 250 hours until he got it how he wanted.

Unfortunately at this point he is not making them to sell.

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