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.
- New English Walnut Custom Stock for 77 Ruger Rifle
- Offset Sight – Custom
- Offset Scope Mounts
- Congratulations Jim Gaines
- Did Anschutz copy my design for Pistol Grips?
- Jerry Tierney Trophy
- Finished FTR rifle stock
- Stock for FTR Rifle
- 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
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.
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.
Jim shot a 1600 and won the optical class of the 2017 Wildcat Rifle Match shooting a Doan Trevor Rifle.
Here is the new Anschutz Pistol Grip for $325.00
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”.
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.
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