Custom Riflebuilding for High Power, Long Range, Smallbore and F-Class Shooters. Custom Grips for Rifles, Offset Sights and Fancy Wood and Fiberglass Rifle Stocks.
- Berger Southwest national match
- English Walnut F- Class Low Rider Stock with Barnard Action
- Two Will McCloskey F-Class Stocks
- Block of Maple from Vermont for a Turbo Action
- Silhouette Koa Stock for an Anschutz Action
- Pearl Harbor Remembered
- New Life for a BSA Martini
- English Walnut Stock for Barnard Action
- Little Burls in an Exteme piece of Claro Walnut
- English Walnut Stock for Barnard Action
- McMillan Open Class Stock
- Stock for a Defiant Action
- Claro Walnut F-Tr / Palma Stock
- Throwback Thursday: Camp Perry 1996
- Congratulations to Ron Deradourian!
- Way Back Wednesday
- Offset Sites
- Rocky Mountain Palma/Santa Fe Regional 2016
- Making Rear Offset Sights!
- Finished Bastogne Rifle
- Finished Claro F-Class
- Two Open F Class Stocks ~ Bastogne And Claro Walnut #3
- Two Open F Class Stocks ~ Bastogne And Claro Walnut #2
- Happy Belated Fourth of July.
- Two Open F Class Stocks ~ Bastogne And Claro Walnut
- Thanks to the Wildcat Shooters!
- Seko Extractor
- Combination Palma Sling / F/TR for Stolle Action
- Mango Stock for Stolle Panda F-Class/FTR Finished
- Mango Stock for Stolle Panda F-Class/FTR
- Steve McGee pattern stock
- SW Nationals Certificate Winners
- Highly figured piece of Claro walnut for 2000 Anschutz rifle
- Dedicated to the heroes of Benghazi, Libya …. 11 September 2012
- Duplicating 2 Highly Figured Pieces of Claro Walnut
- New Video: 1967 Rickman Mettise Triumph T100
- Update January 21, 2016
- English Walnut Stock 1900 Series Anschutz
- Finished African Mahogany Custom Guitar
- ncy Claro Walnut Stock for Barnard Action Palma Rifle
- For Sale – 1967 Rickman Triumph Metisse Motorcycle
- Fancy Claro Walnut Stock for Barnard Action Palma Rifle
- Old Fashioned Custom Precision Stock Duplicating
- Purple Stock for Barnard action
- 2000 Anschutz Stock with Claro/Bastone
- Some more work on the guitar.
- Blood wood, Maple and Walnut Laminate stock for short action Remington rifle
- 2000 Anschutz Mango rifle stock
- 70th Anniversary of the End of WW11
- Koa Stock for a Barnard Palma Rifle
I found it necessary to laminate pieces on the side to get the correct width to make this stock wide enough for F class. I was able to use some of the excess wood from the stock to match the grain of the forend. I also added a third action screw and added a recoil lug.
These two stocks are new production blanks from Will McCloskey. They are unique because they use nicely figured wood on the outside panels. I like this method and I have used it for years because it is very stable. I’ve completed the bedding and inletting. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of the rough stocks as I received them. Very easy to work with!
A friend sent be a beautiful block of quilted fiddle back Maple and a picture.
This is what I came up with… I also barreled it with a Hart Rimfire Barrel.
A customer came to me wanting to know if I could build a stock that was 2 pounds or less. I used the Koa because it is a lower specific gravity than Walnut (which makes it lighter) and stronger. I was still able to use pillar bedding and keep the weight down. The fore end could be shortened to reduce the weight even more. Since the drops on a silloute rifle are different than a prone rifle, I kept the pistol grip from the prone rifle which is comfortable and tried to come up with a higher cheek piece and more drop to the buttplate. All of this required lots of hand carving.
One of the problems with working with a piece of wood like this is that is that the wood goes from being very hard to very soft too quickly and the grain runs in all directions. It’s a challenge to work with!
I’m sorry I didn’t take pictures of the finished stock before I shipped it off to its owner.
Not the new supervisor.
This turned out to be a really nice piece of wood. I’ve had hanging around for a few years waiting for the right project. The pistol cap has burls that look like an owl. This stock has many little burls that are flowers.
In the duplicator, there is the Claro and a mango stock blank. The mango if it turns out light enough will be for a silhouette stock.
For the Romanian Trophy.
Doan Trevor, Terry Glenn, Bill Parritt, Ron Michon
I had forgotten all about this. What a find and a great memory!
Ron won The Colorado Prone State Championship with a rifle I built him about two years ago.
Way to go, my friend!
Here’s where I repaired it. It got dropped and went KERPLUNK!
As some of you know my daughter Clare has been out here visiting. She found some old-ish photos.
This one is from the Liverpool, NY Rifle Club. (Clare reminded me how she froze her tuckus off many winters at this club.) This was from a weekend morning in 1985. There was an article in the local paper. This picture was from that story.. some how I walked away with an 8 X 10 B&W Glossy Picture.
Here we are 4 years later (10 Sept. 1989) at the Camillus, NY Rifle Club. Clare got a kick out of this photo. She spent many Friday evenings and Sundays in the summer here, pulling targets.
Hope y’all have enjoyed the trip down memory lane as much as the kid and I have.
Doan and Clare
Congratulations to Trudie Fay, Derek Rodgers, Jim Gaines, Dean Wheeler and the rest of the amazing shooters that shot some of the rifles that I have built and/or fine-tuned! If you have been left out, I’m suffering from CRS! Please let me know and I will have my unpaid assistant (this month, it’s Clare) add you to this post!
You all made an old guy feel pretty dang awesome!
(Derek and Trudie also set National Records!)
I am making 5 rear offset sights!
2 of them are already spoken for.
I’ve been doing a lot of woodwork, so time for some metalwork.
Here’s the finished Bastogne Stock.
This is not tomato soup and olives. It’s old fashioned blue process. Called Baker’s Express. Those are the two escutcheon that go under the front action screws of both the Claro and Bastogne stocks.
Clare and I watch the fireworks listening to her friend Bill sing the national anthem.
Here’s the video of him singing it:
These will be unique because they arelonger than standard length. The pattern has been modified. Notice the difference in the weight of the two woods.