Open F-Class English Walnut Stock for a Barnard Action Right Hand Drive, Left Hand Crank

Duplicated the stock. I’ve started the carving to smooth it out. This appears to be one of the finest piece of English Walnut that I have worked on in loooooong, loooong time. In order to make up for the fact that getting 3 1/2 inch wood is so difficult, I am using Ebony to add width and length to the fore-end and for the pistol grip cap.

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Finished the Backstop of the Trophy

I finally got all the names on the backstop for The Western Wildcat trophy.

Will do the base in a few weeks. And show you it when I get it done.

Still looking for brass wildcat figurine.

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Working on The Western Wildcat Trophy

Here’s what has been going with the Trophy. Still need to find a brass figurine of a Wildcat.

While working, I realized the Lones Wigger has won the Western Wildcat 8 times.

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That Nice Piece of Claro from 2 weeks ago.

Here’s that beautiful hunk of wood on the duplicator: CLICK HERE!

Here’s that beautiful hunk of wood finished.

It was a lot of sanding for this stock, totally worth it.

 

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My First Radio Controlled Drone

Sue got a new drone. It made me remember my in theAir Force (my time as a rocket scientist). 🙂

When,  I was merely an adult, I was stationed at Cheyenne, Wyoming.. aka 564 Squadron. Below is a picture of one of the missiles I worked on. They even let me hold the keys and answer the red phone. Any other information I may divulge in this post the secretary will disavow.

The SM-65D was the work horse of putting stuff in space.

Apparently, I had a thing for accuracy way back when. (CLASSIFIED and REDACTED). I have forgotten more than I knew from those days. It’s amazing that we trust our country to out wonderful and brave troops who are barely in their 20’s. Better their fresh young brains, than mine.

BC-CLASSIFIED

VELOCITY-CLASSIFIED

DISTANCE-CLASSIFIED

SIZE OF BULLET-CLASSIFIED

INFORMATION TO THE BIRD-CLASSIFIED

TIME TO LAUNCH-CLASSIFIED

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NEW VIDEO: Feeding and Ejecting using Gary Eliseo’s Magazine.

Here is a video showing feeding and ejecting using Gary Eliseo’s Magazine.

Installed by me.

DISCLAIMER: I am right handed. This rifle is left handed. 🙂

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NEW VIDEO: Truing and Blueprinting an Action

I’ve putting Clare to work, she shot and edited a video for me.

This is a simplified version of what actually happens when I go through this process. A  lot of these tools I made myself years ago, before they were available commercially. The threading tool I did purchase.

Take a look here:

 

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Completed on English Walnut Short Action Remington to be integrated with Gary Eliseo’s Magazines

Here is the original post, go ahead and read if you haven’t, yet: READ ME!!!!

I’ve finally finished this up and shipped it out. Even remembered to get photos of it!

Clare and I took video of me truing the action on this rifle.  Also, have video of feeding and ejecting empties that we’ll post tomorrow.

Fitted this one with a PTG bolt with Sako extractor.

 

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Wildcat Match

I’ve been working on the trophy. I need to find a fierce brass wildcat aka bobcat. All the ones I’ve found are too cute. Let me know if you have seen one. Thanks!

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For Sale: Stocks

Clare has been here for awhile and we are having a Barn Burner.

Cleaning out the garage. Need to be able to turn around to keep making more stuff!

Here’s what’s left from the first round on GunBroker.com:

FOR SALE

I’ll be putting more stuff up in a couple days.

 

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Exhibition Claro for Barnard Action

Here’s a nice piece of Walnut. It is multi-colored, has strong grain with flowers and little burls.

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Had Some Fun Yesterday!

I played hooky for a few minute from wood and metal working!

Click this link to see:

I RODE THE TRIUMPH!

IT STARTED ON THE FIRST KICK AFTER BEING STORED FOR FIVE YEARS!

The frame on this bike is a 1966 Triumph frame. The fiberglass tank and seat are From Champions Fiberglass. The wheel should are magnesium Kimtab. Brake so are Hearst Earhart. The engine is a 1976 Bonneville with some modifications.

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More to come… stay tuned!

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Anschutz Biathlon Rifle

Recently, I received this rifle to bed and refinish. I made made a few new parts for the harness. Not only do I do woodwork, I also do metal work. Another project is in the books! Soon to be shipped off to it's owner.

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A Completed Set of Off-Set Sights for Another Happy Shooter

Off-Set Sights are great when you can see better out of you non-dominant eye…. and you want to continue shooting.

I make also make off-set scope mounts to go with the sights.

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Raffle Rifle Tickets!

EDIT: NEW LINK PROVIDED

As you know I had my hand in building this year's Palma/F-TR Raffle Rifle. All proceeds go to the Palma Teams.

No longer do you have to go to the matches for a chance to win. Online purchase is now available. Link is below.

PLEASE share this post to support the US Palma Teams.

You can find more picture of this rifle in an August post here on this blog.

Thanks,

Doan

Here is the link to purchase tickets:

PALMA RIFLE RAFFLE TICKETS!

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English Walnut Stock for Barnard action

Three pieces of wood were selected for this project and set out to view. It was an unusual day in New Mexico as it rained. The piece of wood that the customer selected was not necessarily the one that I would have chosen, however it turned out to be a beautiful piece of wood with Fiddleback and Burl.

Since Barnard actions are so precision made, I don’t require the action, and can build the rifle without the action.

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Refinishing former Veterans Raffle Rifle

This Rifle was previously won in 2007. It is 10 years to the date from when I built it that I've refinished it.

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Duplicated 2 Prone Palma Long Range Stocks

One of the Stocks has turned out to be a beautiful piece of exhibition grade Claro walnut. The other one is a piece of Claro Walnut that had a huge knot in the back of the stock that looks like a universe. They are two outstanding pieces of wood for right-handed stocks and I'm waiting for a customer for each of them.

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More work completed on English Walnut Short Action Remington to be integrated with Gary Eliseo’s Magazines

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English Walnut Short Action Remington to be integrated with Gary Eliseo’s Magazines

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English Walnut Hand Carved Stock with Desert Ironwood Inlay

Precision Turbo Action

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Trudie and Oliver at Raton

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Congratulations to Trudie Fay and Lige Harris, National fullbore champions

Trudie used her favorite sling rifle. I re-barreled the rifle for her last year. She shot 112 X's out of 180 shots. That is 62% X's. Lige used a spruce stock, that I made for him a few years ago.

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US Palma Team Rifle for Raffle – Final Pictures

A special thank you to Tom Alves for the Trigger donation and Gary LaValley from Phoenix Precision for the Phoenix rear sight donation. This stock can also be used for F/TR. it will be at the Spirit of America Match Wednesday morning – Eagles Nest.

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