Walnut Rifle Stock

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Project by Brett posted 01-01-2015 09:22 AM 1758 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Black walnut, oil finish. Beeman R9 .22 action (air gun)

I still need to apply many coats until this is technically finished but I do have a couple of coats on it in these images.

Thanks for looking and Happy New Year!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#1 posted 01-01-2015 10:11 AM

You did a great job on this and the walnut you used is beautiful.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 01-01-2015 10:47 AM

No doubt, real professioinal work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 01-01-2015 11:16 AM

Great job. The stock looks awesome!!

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#4 posted 01-01-2015 12:41 PM

Well done.

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#5 posted 01-01-2015 02:05 PM

Nothing better looking than Walnut on a rifle stock. Looks great!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#6 posted 01-01-2015 03:25 PM

Wow. That is a beauty!!!!

Folks will look at that for years to come.

Where did you get the blank?

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#7 posted 01-01-2015 03:29 PM

WowZa Brett!! Some fine machining on that puppy.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 01-01-2015 03:37 PM

Beautiful work! Looks like a real tack driver.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 01-01-2015 06:48 PM

Wow, very cool!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#10 posted 01-01-2015 10:45 PM

Beautiful looking stock…. Very well done.

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#11 posted 01-01-2015 11:41 PM

Nice job Brett. May I ask what oil you used?

I have used boiled linseed oil on walnut and it greatly darkens the wood.

-- Forest, Virginia ; Micah 6:8

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#12 posted 01-02-2015 01:43 AM

Very nice. It’s getting rare to see rifles with nice walnut like this. Lately, when I go into a gun shop, the guy behind the counter says “can I help you.” I reply, “I’m a blue steel, walnut, fixed choke kind of guy, what do you have?”

The guy behind the counter pauses for a moment, and then says “have a nice day”.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#13 posted 01-02-2015 02:18 AM

Thank you to everyone for the compliments! It is much appreciated. :)

bbrown-I am using Watco Danish oil. It is a bit of an experiment to see how well I can build the finish into the pores. I used cherry for the first coat to add some color (red) to it. Every coat after is natural (clear). Not sure if I will get the results that I desire but it will be fun to see. It made the wood a lot darker than when it was dry. It is a little darker than I had hoped but not too dark… at least not yet. It may darken over time. I am not sure what oil is in the Danish oils.

Hillbilly-It is a tack driver! It’s an airgun. It shoots .22 cal pellets. It’s not tuned for power but for accuracy. This is a great rifle for small game out to about 50 yards. I shoot steel/reactive targets with it in my backyard, no hunting with this one yet.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#14 posted 01-02-2015 03:53 AM

Nice work.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#15 posted 01-02-2015 09:42 AM

Excellent work, I really like the walnut.

-- Floyd - Harrison Arkansas

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