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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Combination Palma Sling / F/TR for Stolle Action

Impressively figured piece of walnut. Note the rear of the stock will fit a rear bag for F/TR use.  

    
    

    
    
 

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Mango Stock for Stolle Panda F-Class/FTR Finished

   
    
   
Check out the inlay in the wood. If you know or remember Morse code, you will be able to read the initials.

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Mango Stock for Stolle Panda F-Class/FTR

A couple years ago a similar stock for another junior… and this stock is built in the same theme, but not identical. 

Some of the inletting has been blanked out, so that it can be a surprise for it’s owner. 

The owner of this was a winner of a certificate at the F-Class Nationals.

   
    
    
    
    
   

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Steve McGee pattern stock

This is a highly figured piece of Claro Walnut. I have inletted, bedded, added a pistol grip cap.  

    
    
 

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SW Nationals Certificate Winners

The winners of the certificates for the 20% off rifle building.  

 

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Highly figured piece of Claro walnut for 2000 Anschutz rifle

                     
    
    
 

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Dedicated to the heroes of Benghazi, Libya ….  11 September 2012



  

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Duplicating 2 Highly Figured Pieces of Claro Walnut

One will be a 2000 Anschutz prone stock and the other will be a combination Palma and F/TR stock with a Stolle Panda action.  

    
 

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New Video: 1967 Rickman Mettise Triumph T100

Hello Everyone.

I put a video of my bike up on YouTube.

Please take a look.

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Update January 21, 2016

Hi Everyone.

I’ve been slowed down for the last couple weeks. Albuquerque was hit with one heck of cold session. We all got it.

We’ll be back to our normal posting schedule soon.

Question.

Anyone going to the Berger Match that needs a roommate? Let me know.

Thanks,

Doan.

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English Walnut Stock 1900 Series Anschutz

 

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Finished African Mahogany Custom Guitar

Humbucker pickup installed with wiring and volume control. The neck  has been fitted, and the owner picked up the guitar, and he will install the strings and tune it. Concert to follow. 

    
    
    
    
    
 

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ncy Claro Walnut Stock for Barnard Action Palma Rifle

   
    
    
 

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For Sale – 1967 Rickman Triumph Metisse Motorcycle

IMG_3163 (1)1967 Rickman Triumph Metisse Motorcycle – Rare

It was built in April 1967 – this was the first year that they went into production on the T100A.

There were 26 T100A’s made in 1967. 46 in 1968. 59 in 1969. 26 in 1970. 9 in 1971 for a total of 166

My frame number is 1083 and it’s a Mark IV. This was the second by number of the first shipment.

I know that the bike was raced here in the States in the Summer of ’67. I believe it was shipped to FAD Engineering in Syracuse, NY. My guess is that it has to be one of the first ones built in the States. I bought it in 1968/1969.. and continued to race it until 1975.

Before I bought it, it was raced by a man with the nickname, “Frenchie”.

When I bought the bike the name on the registration was Bill Humes.

I took the original engine out in 1969 and replaced it with another T100.

The engine that is in the bike was built by Ray Beebe, from Central NY Cycle (Triumph Dealership). The head that is on the engine is called a Baltimore Head. These specific heads were developed in 1965 for Gary Nixon for his road racers and flat track bikes. These were sold under the Tricor name. They used a slightly higher compression and slightly larger valves. When Nixon won the Daytona 200, Triumph renamed the 500cc the Daytona.

I still have the original fender and the two number plates.

Orginal motor 61 Triumph with distributor, converted to ET. If the ET was not spot on it wouldn’t function correctly. This is why I changed the engine in 69/70.

In 1968, I added the removable lights, so I could take them off for racing.

Asking $19,900.00

~DOAN

 

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Fancy Claro Walnut Stock for Barnard Action Palma Rifle

This type of wood is very time consuming because there are very hard and very soft parts – i.e. the fiddleback and quilting.  It requires hand sanding sanding with a pad to eliminate high and low spots and to get a fine finish.

Duplicating

Inletting and Bedding

Fitting Trigger Guard and Rail and Buttplate      

Sanding and Final Finish

 

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Old Fashioned Custom Precision Stock Duplicating

Handcrafted, old fashioned, time-honored stock duplicating can produce a superior product to a mass-produced stock from a CNC machine at far less cost.  Custom stock duplicating using manual duplication can produce a stock that is as precision as any CNC produced item.  If I used an expensive CNC machine, I would have to raise the cost considerably, and I don’t feel that the product would be superior.  Why choose a mass-produced assembly line stock when you can have a custom, one-of-a-kind custom design? 

    
   
The stock on the left is a presentation grade Claro walnut stock. The one on the right is Curly Koa, Purple Heart, and Maple  laminate.

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Purple Stock for Barnard action

Finished. 

   
  

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