FTR Stock for a Sako 85 Action

This is a Johnny Byer’s stock blank. It’s a curly light maple with a walnut center. Duplicated it for an FTR rifle. Also, at the same time doing the US Palma Raffle Rifle (that’s the walnut blank).

I’ve been wearing N95 masks before it was cool.

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Original McMillan Stock with Tikka Action

This is an early McMillan Stock note the brown color. It was not inletted. I inletted it for the Tikka Action. I modified it for a thumb screw adjustable cheek piece and an adjustable 3-way buttplate. Also, did a bedding job on it. On the older McMillan stocks, like this one, they’ve been kicking around for awhile. They get kicks and bruises. When I work on one of these, I use Bondo and glazing putty to bring it back to life. After this step I put a coat of primer on it… so it wont look like a Spotted Adder.

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Final Claro walnut and Barnard Action Stock pics

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Bad Day at Black Rock

Just when thing started to go better…. the lead screw nut locked up. Fortunately, Shiraz and his folks at Grizzly.com were able to cross reference the right part.

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Claro Walnut Stock for Barnard Action

I would like to thank all of you for your patience during me moving and getting over Shingles and the Flu.

This is a nicely figured piece of Claro Walnut with fiddleback.

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F Class Exhibition Grade Claro Walnut Stock with Stolle Panda Action

Here’s the latest rife I have completed.

In housekeeping notes and I am in the process of moving my shop. Things will be slowed down for a couple of weeks. The new shop has better lighting….. you can probably see if from the top of Sandia Peak. 🙂

 

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F-Class Stock for BAT Action

The owner wanted the action and stock to be made in such a way that he would be able to exchange triggers. This is why I used a bedding block. If I had used a pillar, there would have been a lot of material taken out.

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FINISHED: Walther KK500 in an English Walnut Laminate Stock with Fiddleback Accents – Lefthanded

This rifle has two triggers.

It has an electronic trigger and a mechanical trigger. With the wood stock option, the charging cable needs to be modified modify in order to clear the trigger extension to be able to charge. Also, keeping with aesthetics, I made it able to remove the trigger guard in order to charge more easily. Removing the trigger guard does not change the bedding.

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Walther KK500 in an English Walnut Laminate Stock with Fiddleback Accents

I’ve been working on this stock and action fitting for a bit. Practice makes perfect.

This action is designed for a metal stock. People have been wanting a wood prone version to fit this action, so that they can match their prone stocks (this will work for 3 and 4-P). Several of my repeat folks have come to me and asked if I can do this. The rsounding answer is, “Yes!”.

There is a lot of fiddly work and bedding pieces that need to be made to have all of this to come together.

The Walther KK500 is one of the more unique and efficient actions that I have worked with in a long time. (And I am a longtime user of a 37 Remington action.)

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FINISHED: Doan Trevor Original Palma Stock in American Walnut with Stolle Panda Action

Here’s the finished pictures.

I used Rosewood and Maple for the pistol grip cap.

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Doan Trevor Original Palma Stock in American Walnut with Stolle Panda Action

Kept busy today working on this Palma rifle. It’s been a bit of a wait to work with this wood. I received a shipment of it from a fellow Palma shooter awhile ago. I’ve been patiently letting cure and dry. American East Coast Walnut has beautiful, rich coloring.

Stay tuned to see the finished piece.

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Finished: Fiddleback Walnut Rimfire for Prone Stock with Stiller 2500 X Action

This piece of wood is the mirror copy of one friend’s rifle, she is a Palma shooter and another friend loved that piece of wood.. so this is for him…… (and his wife didn’t have to take finished picture this time.)

The fiddleback is very subtle. Maybe, some of the Palma people will recognize this piece of wood. 🙂

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Finished: Replacing a stock on a CPA Stevens 44 1/2

I took final picture of something!!!!

Here’s the whole project finished put back together.

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In Progress: Replacing a stock on a CPA Stevens 44 1/2

I had a request to replace the original sporter stock with a Schutzen stock and palm rests.

Will posted finished picture soon.

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Fiddleback Walnut Rimfire for Prone Stock with Stiller 2500 X Action

I decided to put a bedding block that looks pillar bedding once it is completed.

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Finished: Companion F-Class Stock for Golden Bear (Matches a previous stock)

Took pictures of the companion stock that I finished (on my birthday this Summer). Owner loved the previous pistol grip.. I replicated it on the companion stock.

(Apparently, Doan likes to take selfies in reflection of things. :D)

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Companion F-Class Stock for Golden Bear (Matches a previous stock)

The owner of THIS STOCK wanted a matching stock for his F-Class rifle.

The movie below shows me finding the center line on a stock.

 

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Reworking a CZ 457 Match Target Rifle Stock into a F-Class/ARA Stock

I made a 3″ adjustable front slider, then milled a rear slider onto the stock. Tried to match new sliders finish to the original CZ finish. The large piece of aluminum is used to align the rear slider.

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Finished Pictures of “Updating an older McMillan F-Class Stock”

The wife of the owner of this updated stock was nice enough to graciously send me photos of the finished product. 🙂

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Updating an older F-Class McMillian Stock

I had someone come to me that liked their current stock.. and wanted it to have an adjustable cheekpiece. So, I went to work. The photos below show what is really inside this older stock. I refilled the stock in places that it needed to be refilled when I was successful in completing this modification. I was so pleased that everything worked out to plan, that it went back to the owner sooner than I planned. Therefore, I forgot to take final pictures.

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Final: Claro Walnut with Barnard Action

Here’s the final stock. It has adjustable cheekpiece and buttplate.

Pistol grip cap is a mix of bloodwood and ebony.

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Claro Walnut Stock with a Barnard Action with Bedding Block

Recently, duplicated this Claro Walnut Stock. Its new owner has requested a Barnard Action be dropped into it. Made the bedding block to do this. It will have an adjust cheekpiece and an adjustable buttplate.

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Trudie Fay Wins Another National Fullbore Championship!

Congratulations, My Friend! You did it again!

I have had the privilege of building Trudie’s rifles for the last few years.

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We Will Never Forget

Not much for me to say, the video below says it all.

 

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A Different Kind of Woodworking….

This year I entered this Spinning Wheel into the New Mexico State Fair.

I did this in my spare time between all of the other projects.

I made spinning wheels years ago. And in between spinning wheels, I made rifles stock. It was then at the New York State Fair that Al Hauser saw one of the 1st Place wheels. He was working at Hart Barrels at the time. He thought I should be making rifle stocks, too.. all while I had a motorcycle dealership, a grade school kid and continuing to making spinning wheels. I think it all worked out and has come a full circle.

 

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