Category Archives: Rifle Building

Laminate Stock for a Barnard Action

Here’s my current project. I had this stock sent to me.  I’m installing an adjustable cheekpiece. Note the gap at the end of the cheekpiece, it’s there so you can adjust for heel-toe, cast off and cast on. Will be … Continue reading

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Update: Under 25 Palma Team Raffle Rifle

I’ve done the sanding, applied the finish and inserted the emblem. Still have a little bit of fine tuning on the stock. Next step barreling and adding the action.

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Reminder: Gunbroker Auctions

Hey Y’all! Just a reminder that there’s only 2 days and 22 hours left on some pretty swell rifles. CLICK HERE!!! If you have any questions, ask away. Thanks! Doan

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FOR SALE: On Gunbroker.com

Hello All- I’ve been cleaning out closets! Here are my current auction on GunBroker: CLICK HERE!!!!!!! Let me know if you have any question. Doan

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Continuing: Under 25 US Palma Team Raffle Rifle

Work progresses. Did more on the adjustable cheekpiece, buttplate, rail and bedding.

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Under 25 US Palma Team Raffle Rifle

Here are some in progress photo of the new Under 25 Palma Team Raffle Rifle. Go USA!

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Whooooops!

Clare here…. Dad took another one apart. Can someone please tell who this belongs to? I really hope there are no parts leftover when he gets it all back together. Seriously, I need to know who’s rifle this is….. 😉

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FINISHED: Walter KK500 being put into a Koa Stock

This rifle is going to be used for position shooting. Made a front adjustable hand rest. 

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Cocobolo Grip for Eliseo Tube Gun

Here’s a different grip! The owner wanted an exotic piece of wood. This means it is shaped it out all by hand. From block to grip.

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UPDATE: Walter KK500 being put into a Koa Stock

Built a few more parts and started on the off-hand hand rest. 

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Walther KK500 Action being put into Koa Stock

I’ve been tasked with the mission to put a Walther KK500 barreled action into a Koa Stock. The action is mainly designed to be used with metal stocks. Big Thanks to Earl at Earl’s Repair (card below). He was a … Continue reading

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FINISHED: Walnut Sling/F-TR for Barnard Action Long Range Stock

Here are some pictures of the finished rifle. Will be working on a interesting smallbore rifle in the next week or two. Stay Tuned!

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Walnut Sling/F-TR for Barnard Action Long Range Stock

This is a new build. This stock could be used for either sling or F-TR. These next two photos show me aligning the from the action screws to cut the rear slider.

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Bloop Tube for Swindlehurst.

The muzzle diameter was slightly different.. needed replicate the length of a previous Palma rifle. Made it the property diameter, figured out the length and used a sight that had a 3/4″ bore.

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Final: A Pair of Highly Figured Stocks.

Here they are finished.

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My Thoughts on Palma Shooting…..

Let’s start at the beginning………… 1949 – I shot my first rifle match. 1953/54 – I saw my first high power rifle match at Fort Hood, TX.  My Uncle was Base Commandant. I always thought that it would be cool … Continue reading

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Finished Western Wildcat Trophy

I’ve been working on this for awhile. I finished it. These are the legs of the trophy they are made from leftover stock pieces from fellow shooters. More pictures of the trophy in process. Finished Trophy. And my name is … Continue reading

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New American Walnut – Delivered

Sometimes, I get more than a piece of wood delivered to me. Sometimes, it’s a delivery of 680 lbs. This is fresh from the mill. As you can see, it doesn’t have much color or grain……  (The first time I … Continue reading

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Pair of Highly Figured Stocks

 

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Dan Gurney

1931-2018 I met Dan in the 1950’s, because I would always be in the way in the pits. We would alway run into each other at different events and had people that we knew in common. In 2007, I moved … Continue reading

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English Walnut – F-Class

It’s a New Year’s Day Baby! Born on 1/1/18… It’s not very often that you get to work on a piece of wood this stunning. It was a little surreal. It was utterly amazing to make this stock.  

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More Work Done: Open F-Class English Walnut Stock for a Barnard Action Right Hand Drive, Left Hand Crank

Completed little more and got the ebony fore-end, front sliders and pistol grip cap installed.

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Open F-Class English Walnut Stock for a Barnard Action Right Hand Drive, Left Hand Crank

Duplicated the stock. I’ve started the carving to smooth it out. This appears to be one of the finest piece of English Walnut that I have worked on in loooooong, loooong time. In order to make up for the fact … Continue reading

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Finished the Backstop of the Trophy

I finally got all the names on the backstop for The Western Wildcat trophy. Will do the base in a few weeks. And show you it when I get it done. Still looking for brass wildcat figurine.  

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Working on The Western Wildcat Trophy

Here’s what has been going with the Trophy. Still need to find a brass figurine of a Wildcat. While working, I realized the Lones Wigger has won the Western Wildcat 8 times.  

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