Category Archives: Rifle Building

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   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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. This one is from the Liverpool, NY Rifle Club. (Clare reminded me how she froze her tuckus off many winters at this … Continue reading

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Offset Sites

I have finished all five sights. 3 are still available.

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Rocky Mountain Palma/Santa Fe Regional 2016

Congratulations to Trudie Fay, Derek Rodgers, Jim Gaines, Dean Wheeler and the rest of the amazing shooters that shot some of the rifles that I have built and/or fine-tuned! If you have been left out, I’m suffering from CRS! Please … Continue reading

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Making Rear Offset Sights!

I am making 5 rear offset sights! 2 of them are already spoken for. I’ve been doing a lot of woodwork, so time for some metalwork.

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