Finished this rifle!
I finished this up on my birthday! And shipped it!
Below are pictures of the finishing touches. Which can be a little scary after all the hard work and time put into each piece, one false move and BLAMMO! 🙂
Check out the last picture…. of the fore-end…. there’s an extra special reflection. (Is Doan trying to take a selfie????)
Here’s a bunch of vintage “memorabilia” for sale!
I am now in the continuing stages of work on this stock. Since, 3 inch wood in rare to come by, I have added “runners” on the sides of the fore-end. The owner of this rifle has request a longer “wheelbase”, so I added an extension to meet his needs. The “runners” will also added strength and stability to the extension.
I’ve also added some splines for added strength, so I could add some cooling vents.
There are two pictures of the trigger guard. I resurfaced then to meet the pillar correctly.
Finished this up today. This was made to match his Palma rifle. Take a look.
I got a special request for this stock. The owner wanted a low profile and something different done with the pickle forks.
(I’m still work on the 40X Smallbore Rifle from the last post.)
I put some stuff up on Gunbroker.
This piece of Claro Walnut has different grain because it’s quarter sawn. It’s usually don’t see much quarter sawn wood. It takes a lot of raw material. (Manufactures like Stickley were very well known to use this kind of cut.) But, when you do it’s exquisite.
The owner of this new stock picked my certificate off the prize table at The Southwest Nationals.
He chose a great piece of claro walnut. It has a lot of fiddleback in the forend.
Over the last 25 years, three moves and three states….. I have a lot of leftover pieces.
The other day, I was sorting through all the pieces and thought… why don’t I make laminate stocks. I laminated a mixture of Red Heart, English Walnut, Koa and other laminates.
There is 1 Prone stock and 3 that are blanks that could be prone stocks, FTR or F-Open.
If you are interest in one of these stocks. Call me. 714-457-5566.
Today, I finished the stock for this project. Also, I included a rail, so it could be used in FTR. Soon, this will be sent to its owner.
On the older Anschutz thumbhole stocks, they do not come with a cheek adjuster. The below adaptation solves the problem of not having an adjustable cheekpiece. This cheekpiece is adjustable for front & rear tilt, cast on & cast off, and cheek height. It can also be adapted to the thumbhole stocks that have the cheek riser, but are difficult to use.
Bedded the action with the bedding block and added the wood for the forend.
Sometimes it’s just easier to use your Grandfather’s technology.
And, yes that’s a #4 Bailey Plane……
I’m making a stock for a 1.5″ action. I’m, also, going to make a bedding block, but it will look like it’s pillar bedded. Will be adding material to the front of the stock for a forend.
I usually work almost seven days a week. Sometimes, I need to do something different. My daughters, both have cutting boards… I wanted to make Sue’s something different. So, I made her a matching set. Cheese board and cutting board.
This stock has beautiful figures… especially the sunburst near the back of the stock.
As usually, I didn’t take as many in-process photos because I got busy working on it.
On the aluminum stock, a few shooters have come to think that the forend is a little narrow. I recently had a request for a fix. From the pictures you can see it took me two attempt. Learning by doing. The final product will help the shooters that want a wider forend. The new Walther KK500 is an outstanding action.
While working on the cheekpiece many burls (flowers) were revealed. Also, did some lightening on the forend, so that a heavier barrel could be used in the future.
The trigger shoe on the original Kenyon triggers do not fit well when 52’s are put into different stocks. The only solution is to add a trigger shoe that can be adjusted for different positions. To do this the trigger needs to be disassembled and modified by adding the adjustable shoe while leaving the original heat treated areas intact.
You are not seeing double. These are two stocks that are supposed to be as identical as I could get them…… one is for midrange and the other is long range. When I got done I thought I had double vision. These are Stolle Panda F Class actions. Inletting customized for hand position and specialized bedding.
Started this stock for a Borden Rimrock Action.