New English Walnut Custom Stock for 77 Ruger Rifle

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Offset Sight – Custom

I have offset rifle sights available now. Both for scopes and iron sights. I will need to know your pupillary distance, and whether your stock has adjustments in it to get the proper fit and customize for you. Smallbore, hi power, Long range, F class, FTR and all forms of target shooting.

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Offset Scope Mounts

These scope mounts allow the shooter to mount the scope offset so that the opposite eye can be used for sighting. I am also including a picture of the iron sights. These are all custom items. I’ve been meaning to make these for a while and I have finally finished them. 

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Congratulations Jim Gaines

Jim shot a 1600 and won the optical class of the 2017 Wildcat Rifle Match shooting a Doan Trevor Rifle. 

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Did Anschutz copy my design for Pistol Grips?

Here is the new Anschutz Pistol Grip for $325.00

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Does that look similar to the grips that I have been making since 2002?  That’s fifteen years?  This is the pistol grip that I have been making all along for tube guns and metal frame Anschutz.  Should I say that imitation is the highest form of flattery?  To see more of  my grips, just click above on the Menu “Grips”.

 

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Jerry Tierney Trophy

Will be presented at the Sacramento March Madness rifle match. I recently finished this Memorial trophy.

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Bedding an Anschutz  2000 carbon fiber stock

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Finished FTR rifle stock

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Stock for FTR Rifle

How do you change a blank into a Mc Trudie stock? The bluish colored stock in the photo is a Mc Trudie pattern which is a Steve McGee pattern with a smaller pistol grip and the stock is lighter (I’ve done  a lot of wood rasping and sanding to modify to fit the Mc Trudie pattern). This stock will be used for F TR  and I’m doing a lot of lightning to the stock to make weight so that I can use a heavy barrel with the Stolle Panda action.

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Berger Southwest national match

Getting things done for the match his taken precedence over posting. Here are some of the latest projects. 

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English Walnut F- Class Low Rider Stock with Barnard Action

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.

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Two Will McCloskey F-Class Stocks

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!

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Block of Maple from Vermont for a Turbo Action

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. 


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Silhouette Koa Stock for an Anschutz Action

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.

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Pearl Harbor Remembered

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New Life for a BSA Martini

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English Walnut Stock for Barnard Action

Here are the final pictures that I forgot to take before shipping.

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Little Burls in an Exteme piece of Claro Walnut

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!

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English Walnut Stock for Barnard Action

I’m sorry I didn’t take pictures of the finished stock before I shipped it off to its owner.

Not the new supervisor. 

You 

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McMillan Open Class Stock

I have been using three  action screws on Bernard actions for approximately 14 years and it’s nice to see that others have followed suit.

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Stock for a Defiant Action

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.

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Claro Walnut F-Tr / Palma Stock

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.

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Throwback Thursday: Camp Perry 1996


Here’s a photo from 1996 National Team Match – Winners 2nd Place Overall at Camp Perry, Ohio

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!

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Congratulations to Ron Deradourian!

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!

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Way Back Wednesday

As some of you know my daughter Clare has been out here visiting. She found some old-ish photos.

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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.

 

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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.

Cheers,

Doan and Clare

 

 

 

 

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