Palma Rifle – For Sale

Krieger barrel 13 twist.  Very close to a new barrel.  Barely used.  Remington long action with sleeve.  New Pacific Tool and Gauge bolt and firing pin.  Doan Trevor stock with adjustable cheekpiece and buttplate.  This is from my personal collection. $1900 plus shipping.

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A Grip.

Sometimes, I get notes. Very specific notes.


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For Sale – Winchester Model 12 – 16 Gauge

Condition is 97% or better.  Barely handled and still retains the original satin finish.  27-3/4″ barrel with modified choke.  $600 plus shipping.

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Offset Scope Mounts

Took a break from woodworking to do a bit of metal work. Made 7 pairs of offset scope mounts, these will fit Pickatinny and Weaver. Now available.

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Stolle Panda F-Class in a McCloskey Stock

This stock was easy to work with. Straight. And very pretty wood. Moved the action back half an inch to give the owner better trigger position. Also reduced the overall length of pull half an inch. Hand filed and fitted the buttplate to the rear of the stock.

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Final: Laminate Stock for a Barnard Action

Here are the final pictures. The cheekpiece has cast-on and cast-off adjusts in it.

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Laminated Stock for Barnard

Bedding and fitting buttplate. Corrected pistol grip to match H&H pattern.  Finished 4-way buttplate. Today, putting on the finishing touches, making action screws and remembering to take final pictures.


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Congratulations to Ron Deradourian! AGAIN!

img_1594Congratulations to Ron for winning the Rocky Mountain State Regional yesterday, using a Doan Trevor built rifle.  The original stock was repaired back in 2015.  Three weeks ago I re-barreled it with a HART BARREL that Ron had won at the Wildcat Match in March.  They made him the barrel and got to me in time to do the work for the Rocky Mountain Match.

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HV Bench Rest w/ Bat Action 30BR

Received this piece of outstanding of English Walnut. That wasn’t quite big enough, so I split it down the middle and added a center section. Hand carved it into a Bench Rest stock, because I don’t have a duplicator pattern.

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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 making a 4-way adjustable buttplate in the next few days. I have modified the pistol to customer specifications.


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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.


If you have any questions, ask away.



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Hello All-

I’ve been cleaning out closets!

Here are my current auction on GunBroker:


Let me know if you have any question.


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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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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. IMG_1686IMG_1687IMG_1688IMG_1689IMG_1690IMG_1691IMG_1692IMG_1693IMG_1695IMG_1696IMG_1697IMG_1698IMG_1699IMG_1700IMG_3572IMG_3593IMG_3594 2

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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. 69F6EFD1-7555-44D6-A389-A8F71AC228C16102C19D-7FE4-43FA-BF51-54F171159D147E62D993-CC61-44CF-A539-32879CD5573FC3BA384E-75C6-419B-B548-FF3275DD6487D3A2CA3D-FC62-4B6A-9EBB-32082875192D

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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 great help when is came to a few technical question that had me scratching my head. Had to make a bedding block so that the action could be attached. The design on the action is extremely unique…. the 60 degree bolt throw and the loading port is to the rear…. it was really nice to see something this different.

Could this be the only KK500 in a wood stock? Have you seen or heard of any?


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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 to shoot the “big guns”.

1955 – I first heard about The Palma Team from my  subscription of The Rifleman.

1957/61- Shot small bore in High School.

1961 – Participated in a demonstration of Biathlon. I was picked because of my shooting and cross country experience. It was my first time shooting high power.

1962 – Joined The Air Force. Qualified in Basic. They tried to con me into joining the shooting team (at the Green Monster), but they had promised me two years of Electronics Training on an Atlas Guidance Launch Crew. With an Altas Missile who needs a rifle?

1966 to 1975 – Didn’t do much in the way of Competitive Shooting.

1976 – Met people like Gene Carson, Creighton Oudette and Wayne Forshee (dun dun dun.. my Nemisis and good friend). I began getting back involved in shooting. Realized it was the time to give High Power a real go. From the 50’s until this time I did my own work on my rifles.. and also on my friends.

1980’s until 1996 – Most of you have known me or have heard the stories. There were multiple trip to Camp Perry.

1996 – Wayne Forshee  put together a team for the The Romanian Trophy. There were 4 of us. Doan Trevor, Billy Parfitt, Ron Michon, and Terry Glen.  We came in 2nd to the Hardholders. There was only one High Master on our team, Ron Michon.

1996 until 2009 – Moved to California. Shot and became friends with some amazing Southwestern Shooters. Still built some rifles.

2009 until 2018 – Moved to New Mexico. Tried to retire. Ya’ll kept calling me, I’ve stayed busy. Built a few Raffle Rifles, I think it’s been about 6.

As you can see, I’ve kept track of the Shooting and Palma worlds. There’s a few things that should be brought to attention. I know that this isn’t as much my circus as it used to be, but as someone who was involved and now has a slightly outside observation point, I see things that could be improved.

Here we go.

To The Power To Be:

Number 1. Team Appreciation: The US Palma Team is every bit as important as The US Olympic Teams. And should be considered as such. The Palma Match is a World Championship.

Number 2: Marketing. Possible thoughts about Marketing. The Raffle Rifle in past years (including this one) could and can earned us more. Have we ever thought about The American Rifleman? We don’t need a hand out, but a hand up. If we could have a place or perhaps the cover of the magazine to support the team or a place on the website to donate to a World Class team that would mean more financial support. We need to take stock of this in the next few month. We are hitting critical mass for fund raising for our team members.

Number 3. Financial Stability. A financial stable team, is a team that can practice and compete with thinking about the money, this makes for better shooters. Unfortunately, some of out best shooters can’t think about participating at the international level because of finances. (Many years ago, I had the opportunity to ski at an FIS level, unfortunately, I did not have the funds. This also happened to me on the shooting circuit.) It’s a shame that we are missing out on such talent. There are ways to ensure a financially stable team. One is having a larger audience for donations and other fund raising means.

Number 4. Team Improvement: The team matches at the Spirit of America Match in Raton, NM at The Whittington Center is a perfect training ground and recruitment for future Palma Shooting teams. Rather than having all the certified coaches show up for the match, who already have all their selected shooters in mind, we organize teams like Wayne did in 1996. We intermix the shooters. Having someone from each qualifications on each team, this teaches all. And at the same time, it allows coaches to evaluate the up-and-coming shooters to shoot between horizontal lines. This would help to eliminate some of the required team practices. This could be done with a number of matches across the country at the local level. 

So, here are my 4 major thought points. I know that these will not be favored by some. At this time in my life, I figure it needed to said. If you have any other ideas or thoughts, please share them here and with other Palma shooters. Maybe we can have an even better team and organization.  Again to drive home the point, fund raising is paramount. Until then, happy trails.


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