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 completed the bedding and inletting. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of the rough stocks as I received them. Very easy to work with!

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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 still able to use pillar bedding and keep the weight down. The fore end could be shortened to reduce the weight even more. Since the drops on a silloute rifle are different than a prone rifle, I kept the pistol grip from the prone rifle which is comfortable and tried to come up with a higher cheek piece  and more drop to the buttplate.  All of this required lots of hand carving.

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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 work with!

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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 that are flowers.

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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 great memory!

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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.

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This one is from the Liverpool, NY Rifle Club. (Clare reminded me how she froze her tuckus off many winters at this club.) This was from a weekend morning in 1985. There was an article in the local paper. This picture was from that story.. some how I walked away with an 8 X 10 B&W Glossy Picture.

 

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Here we are 4 years later (10 Sept. 1989) at the Camillus, NY Rifle Club. Clare got a kick out of this photo. She spent many Friday evenings and Sundays in the summer here, pulling targets.

Hope y’all have enjoyed the trip down memory lane as much as the kid and I have.

Cheers,

Doan and Clare

 

 

 

 

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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 let me know and I will have my unpaid assistant (this month, it’s Clare) add you to this post!

You all made an old guy feel pretty dang awesome!

(Derek and Trudie also set National Records!)

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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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Finished Bastogne Rifle

Here’s the finished Bastogne Stock.


This is not tomato soup and olives. It’s old fashioned blue process. Called Baker’s Express. Those are the two escutcheon that go under the front action screws of both the Claro and Bastogne stocks.

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Finished Claro F-Class

Today, I finished a thing. It’s only 102 here in Albuquerque.

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Two Open F Class Stocks ~ Bastogne And Claro Walnut #3

The Claro stock is getting finished up. The Bastogne is progressing well.

 

 

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Two Open F Class Stocks ~ Bastogne And Claro Walnut #2

It’s challenging to fit trigger guards when they are already blued, but I an occasional challenge keeps me on my toes.

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Happy Belated Fourth of July.

 

Clare and I watch the fireworks listening to her friend Bill sing the national anthem.

Here’s the video of him singing it:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Open F Class Stocks ~ Bastogne And Claro Walnut

These will be unique because they arelonger than standard length. The pattern has been modified. Notice the difference in the weight of the two woods.


  
  

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Thanks to the Wildcat Shooters!

  
This was very much appreciated and really raised my spirits to know that you are all thinking of me. Treatments are going well and I will be back at the matches soon! ~ Doan

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Seko Extractor

With this Miller you do not need a fixture 

   

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