I’ve been working on this stock and action fitting for a bit. Practice makes perfect.
This action is designed for a metal stock. People have been wanting a wood prone version to fit this action, so that they can match their prone stocks (this will work for 3 and 4-P). Several of my repeat folks have come to me and asked if I can do this. The rsounding answer is, “Yes!”.
There is a lot of fiddly work and bedding pieces that need to be made to have all of this to come together.
The Walther KK500 is one of the more unique and efficient actions that I have worked with in a long time. (And I am a longtime user of a 37 Remington action.)
Here’s the finished pictures.
I used Rosewood and Maple for the pistol grip cap.
Kept busy today working on this Palma rifle. It’s been a bit of a wait to work with this wood. I received a shipment of it from a fellow Palma shooter awhile ago. I’ve been patiently letting cure and dry. American East Coast Walnut has beautiful, rich coloring.
Stay tuned to see the finished piece.
This piece of wood is the mirror copy of one friend’s rifle, she is a Palma shooter and another friend loved that piece of wood.. so this is for him…… (and his wife didn’t have to take finished picture this time.)
The fiddleback is very subtle. Maybe, some of the Palma people will recognize this piece of wood. 🙂
I took final picture of something!!!!
Here’s the whole project finished put back together.
I had a request to replace the original sporter stock with a Schutzen stock and palm rests.
Will posted finished picture soon.
I decided to put a bedding block that looks pillar bedding once it is completed.
Took pictures of the companion stock that I finished (on my birthday this Summer). Owner loved the previous pistol grip.. I replicated it on the companion stock.
(Apparently, Doan likes to take selfies in reflection of things. :D)
The owner of THIS STOCK wanted a matching stock for his F-Class rifle.
The movie below shows me finding the center line on a stock.
I made a 3″ adjustable front slider, then milled a rear slider onto the stock. Tried to match new sliders finish to the original CZ finish. The large piece of aluminum is used to align the rear slider.
The wife of the owner of this updated stock was nice enough to graciously send me photos of the finished product. 🙂
I had someone come to me that liked their current stock.. and wanted it to have an adjustable cheekpiece. So, I went to work. The photos below show what is really inside this older stock. I refilled the stock in places that it needed to be refilled when I was successful in completing this modification. I was so pleased that everything worked out to plan, that it went back to the owner sooner than I planned. Therefore, I forgot to take final pictures.
Here’s the final stock. It has adjustable cheekpiece and buttplate.
Pistol grip cap is a mix of bloodwood and ebony.
Recently, duplicated this Claro Walnut Stock. Its new owner has requested a Barnard Action be dropped into it. Made the bedding block to do this. It will have an adjust cheekpiece and an adjustable buttplate.
Congratulations, My Friend! You did it again!
I have had the privilege of building Trudie’s rifles for the last few years.
Not much for me to say, the video below says it all.
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This year I entered this Spinning Wheel into the New Mexico State Fair.
I did this in my spare time between all of the other projects.
I made spinning wheels years ago. And in between spinning wheels, I made rifles stock. It was then at the New York State Fair that Al Hauser saw one of the 1st Place wheels. He was working at Hart Barrels at the time. He thought I should be making rifle stocks, too.. all while I had a motorcycle dealership, a grade school kid and continuing to making spinning wheels. I think it all worked out and has come a full circle.
This is the same grip pattern I use for the tube guns, but it has been modified for an AR-15 chassis. Safety detent and safety lever have been changed so that the safety lever can rotate. Each grip is customized for each user. I’m real old school when doing this and have been for 20 years. I go off of a tracing of the hand, like a 1st grade Thanksgiving turkey drawing. I have found out that they need to be snail mailed to me… not scanned.. not emailed.. not from a copier.. not from a fax. Regular old pen/pencil/crayon tracing put in an envelope with an actual stamp. 🙂
I have had this stock in my collection for awhile. I was contacted by someone who wanted to know if his Rebel Defiance Drop Port Action would fit. He was looking for Koa and I remember that I had this stock on hand. I blued the pillars and as you can see, the receiver matches. I made the drop port and the escutcheon.
Here we have an example of a polished action. in order to match the action, I polished the rest of the metalwork on this rifle.
A client asked me to customize a stock for him. He sent me a stock that he had and liked and a fiddleback maple & walnut blank that he had previous found. I put them in the duplicator and the following happened.
Cutting a pillar to mate with the Savage action.
This is just waiting for its new owner to come and get it.