I received this stock and it was covered with faux carbon fiber tape. While taping the tape off I discovered it was previous painted Lapua Blue. It had a drop port in it. I had to fill where the trigger was. Also, cut the cheekpiece off and filled in that area. I did this so the owner could have an adjustable cheekpiece and buttplate. Bedded it for a Stolle Panda F-Class action.
The paint job on this brought me back to when I painted motorcycle tanks. The new red color is similar to the Soul Red on the new Mazadas. It involves a number of different base coats. Then the metallic coast and a clear coat.
This grip was made from a block of Dalbergia Maritima. It is extreme dense, but easy to cut on the band saw. Works well with a #50 wood rasp and files. It’s sands well, but the dust sticks to everything and stains your hands. When finished with a satin finished it reminds me of a plum.
This is not a pretty, pretty princess coat. This is a coat for someone who wants to shoot good offhand.
I used it from 1980-2005. Structural stitching is very good. There is some cosmetic wearing on the quilting.
Sleeves are modified so they bend. The rubber has been replaced on the right shoulder. A piece of rubber has been added to the inside of the right arm, give nice pocket for butt of the rifle. Longer straps with updated buckles have been added.
The owner has 3 actions with the same barrel block mounting system. He wanted to be able to use one stock. I built a bedding system that would accomplish this task. The two pieces of Claro Walnut on the forend are mirror copies. It’s low profile.
This action has been really fun to work on. I think I’ve done 5 of these KK500 retrofits. Seeings how this action is meant to go in a metal stock, there’s quite a few modifications and measurements needed to make the conversion for a wood stock. This includes making a bedding block from aluminum and Delrin.
If I were starting over in the Smallbore world, I’d get this action… instead of my old model 37 with a Wright Allen trigger.
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