Custom nickel silver revolver box question

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Having a custom presentation bix made for a family member nickel silver colt Python. What would be the best style or color material for it to sit on and make the shiny nickel pop. Red ? Is any felt the best material for safe finish protection?
 

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This kinda blue you had in mind? Or more lighter? I know personal preference, just figured you'd have more experience seeing presentation boxes with them in
 

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Personally I like dark or navy blue for the stainless or polished guns and the darker reds for blued guns.
Have seen dark green and even brown used. Maybe take into consideration what the grips are and also
the exterior stain color assuming it's wood. Then you get to pick...felt, wool, velour, satin.....
None will be "wrong" just different "tastes".
Maybe make some space for speedloaders or ammo also.
 
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That is 100% accurate. The cases are for presentation only, not for long term storage!
Is there a material one could have the area the gun lays on that could be safe for long term storage? Also does the type of wood the box is made with make a difference as far as long term moisture absorption affecting the gun inside?
 

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Personally I like dark or navy blue for the stainless or polished guns and the darker reds for blued guns.
Have seen dark green and even brown used. Maybe take into consideration what the grips are and also
the exterior stain color assuming it's wood. Then you get to pick...felt, wool, velour, satin.....
None will be "wrong" just different "tastes".
Maybe make some space for speedloaders or ammo also.
Here is the gun that will be in the custom presentation case, I plan to get either 6 cartridge cutouts or 2 speed loader cutouts in the box, still debating which would work and look better
 

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I have a Mark 1, from 1972. Wasn't SS, but blued. Made a walnut box, with real red felt liner. Both box and gun are pristine now, and the Ruger spends its whole non-shooting storage life in that box. That's 52 years and 50,000 rounds. Just use stuff that's real, not some fake bargain stuff.
 

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Is there a material one could have the area the gun lays on that could be safe for long term storage? Also does the type of wood the box is made with make a difference as far as long term moisture absorption affecting the gun inside?
Maybe a silicone gun cloth?
 

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This Colt stays in the box and has since 1964, The Smith stays in this box for the last 10 years with no problems with either. Arizona in a climate controlled basement. The nickel Smith was in a leather holster for at least 20+ years in Washington state till I rescued it from my uncle and traded a Glock 17 for it. All polished with Renaissance wax.
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