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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Mango F Class 22 Rimfire Finished

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Hand Carved English Walnut Stock with turbo action

Still carving……. more pics

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Hand Carved English Walnut Stock with Turbo Action

The desert ironwood strips have been inlaid on the stock and I have started to carve the rest of the stock. By scribing lines with the saw and using a wood chisel a lot of wood can be removed to get the shape of the stock.

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Received Phoenix Rear Sight for US Palma Raffle Rifle

Thank you to Gary LaValley from Phoenix Precision for the contribution! http://www.phoenix-Precision.com.

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Bedding Open F Class Mango 22 Rimfire Rifle Stock

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Hand Carved English Walnut Stock with Turbo Action

This will be a 22 Rimfire Bench Rifle. It will have Desert Ironwood accent pieces to make up the 3 inch forearm. It will be hand carved, similar to the turbo maple stock that I did several months ago. Lots of chips and carving. I've started the bedding so I can work from the center of the Rifle.

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Final Finishing US Palma Team Raffle Rifle

Final sanding on Team Rifle which takes many coats of finish.  The next photos should be the final photos or close to final.  I have had many requests and questions about where to purchase tickets for the raffle of this rifle and I am sorry but I don’t have an answer.  It will be up to the Palma folks.  My hope is that they will be able to figure out a way to accept PayPal online, as that will be much easier for everyone.  The rifle will be completed and will  be at the Spirit of America Match for the first presentation.

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US Palma Team Raffle Rifle Final Sanding and Action Screws

Note that the screws are labeled on the ends.

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Installed donated Trigger on US Palma Team Raffle Rifle

Thank you, Tom Alves! Final sanding started.

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Drilling / Tapping for Side Mount for rear Sight for US Palma Team Raffle Rifle

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Working on Buttplate and Trigger Guard for US Palma Team Rifle

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Bedding completed and Rail Installed on US Palma Team Rifle

A huge thank you to Tom Alves, who stepped up and procured the trigger!

We still need a rear sight. It appears that Al Warner is not making any new sights at the moment.. If someone has a rear sight or know a manufacturer who would like to donate. It would be very much appreciated.

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Bedding Started on USPalma Team Rifle

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Announcing Raffle Rifle for the US Palma National Rifle Team

I have volunteered to build another raffle rifle for the US Palma National Rifle Team.  Work has begun today.  I am hoping to have this completed for the Spirit of America Match in Raton, NM this fall.  Here is an initial list of components:

  • Pierce Action – donated by Pierce Engineering
  • Brux Palma Barrel  donated by Brux Barrels
  • Hand selected American  Walnut stock – Doan Trevor prone design, modified to be used for FTR, and can be shot either prone or FTR.  It will be similar to the stock that I custom designed for Derek Rodgers, which won several national championships and national medals.  Donated by Doan Trevor

Photos to follow……….

The one item we are lacking at this point is a Remington-style competition trigger.

 

Here is a link to a previous Veteran’s Palma Raffle rifle that I built.

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A5 McMillian BAT Action Converted to Barnard

I think, I have solve the problem with a the short length of pull with the A5. If you were to cut the stock off at a 12.25 LOP,  you will not have a place for your rear bag to ride. By recessing the buttplate you solve the problem and the rear bag has a place to sit.

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High Senior Rocky Mountain Santa Fe Trails Match

Were they feeling sorry for me because I was the old guy?

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Birthday Busy-ness: Bedding Blocks for Barnard Actions

Keeping busy on my birthday. The youngest keeps trying to me how old I am! Not listening! 

Note the bedding blocks have three holes in them. Will do recoil lug for individual need. 

As Gary Eliseo says, “It’s amazing what climbs out of the chips!”

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Completed: Palma .223 Bastogne Walnut

Here is a picture of the final sanding. And the pictures of the completed project.

The chopping board with the Walnut and cherry stripes was completed at the same time. (Clare loves it!)

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Offset Sights

I used a Scott Riles front sight and adapted it to the front offset arm. I have made the rear adjustable for pupillary distance. As usual, in my eagerness to get to to it’s owner, I forgot to take finished photos. 

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Update #2: Palma .223 Bastogne Walnut

I’ve inletted for the trigger guard. I’ve installed the rail. Added vents…. as Steve McGee called them Buick Portals… Or as us old guys call them Camp Perry Drain Holes…

I’ve started sanding and the burls/flowers are filling in quite beautifully. Working with the quilting and the fiddleback is PITA!

 

 

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Update: Palma Rifle .223 Bastogne Walnut 

I added a feed ramp. Did some inletting. Did the bedding and added three pillars.

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Palma Rifle .223 Bastogne Walnut 

This Bastogne Walnut stock (selected by the owner) is filled with little burls and fiddleback. It is also quilted. It is light in color. It can be difficult to work with because of the e we changing grain. A challenge is always good though.

I’ve been working on a few other projects that have had challenging grain work, too. More to come on that… 

Take a look at the Palma stock….

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