Walnut w/zebrawood gunstock

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Project by crossroad posted 06-15-2015 11:38 PM 2095 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought an old (1952) Remington Gamemaster pump action 30.06 at a pawn shop last year. The stock was very beat up so I thought what the heck, I’ll just make a new one. I had no idea what I had tackled. I found a 3” thick chunk of walnut at a farm auction ($5) and started as if I had a clue. After untold hours of grinding, filing, shaving and sanding, it finally took shape. I wanted a little contrast so i used zebrawood on the pistol grip and the tip of the forearm. After whiskering to 400 grit, I made a paste of Permalyn, rottenstone and sanding dust to fill the grain and then put a million coats of 1/3 Permalyn, 1/3 pure tung oil and 1/3 MS for the finish. Months later, here it is. Whew! Comments and critiques welcome, Thanks for looking

-- "Why am I soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?"

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#1 posted 06-15-2015 11:49 PM

Nice job on the finish… that looks like a shotgun though…?

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#2 posted 06-16-2015 12:01 AM

Remington made around 800,000 of these pump-action rifles from 1952-1984 in several calibers. This one is 30.06. The reason I bought it was because I’d never seen a pump-action 30.06

-- "Why am I soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?"

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#3 posted 06-16-2015 02:39 AM

Looks great! I used to have a rifle just like that one.

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#4 posted 06-16-2015 03:44 AM

Wow! Nice work.

-- Ken

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#5 posted 06-16-2015 11:48 AM

Nice job, was hoping to ask how you do it. For someone who didn’t know how to start it came out great. Zebra contrast is not my favorite, but blends in seamlessly.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#6 posted 06-16-2015 12:15 PM

The stock is lovely. Dig the zebrawood accents. How’s it shoot?

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#7 posted 06-16-2015 12:17 PM

Great job! You inspire me to refinish my old Model 70 Winchester and my childhood Remington .22.

-- --Dale Page

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#8 posted 06-16-2015 12:18 PM

What is Permalyn?

-- --Dale Page

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Kyle Nelson

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#9 posted 06-16-2015 01:41 PM

Great work. A gun stock is on my list to build, but I’ve gotta get a little more bravery first.

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Joe Weaver

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#10 posted 06-16-2015 04:13 PM

very well done

-- Joe, Ga

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#11 posted 06-16-2015 06:26 PM

WOW what a shine, you did an amazing job, that grain just blows up outta the wood I love it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#12 posted 06-17-2015 12:06 AM

What a beautiful gun stock! , excellent job.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#13 posted 06-17-2015 12:28 AM

A time you want to do the wood on my 1929 Wards 12 Gauge single shot I will send it to you! MAGNIFICENT JOB! Only those who have never attempted a gun stock think it is easy! A HUGE PROJECT!

Executed to artistic quality!


I have attempted gun wood and know how tough that job is!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#14 posted 06-17-2015 01:53 AM

Thanks to all of you for your kind words and observations. It means a great deal coming from those who share my love of all things wood.

-- "Why am I soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?"

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#15 posted 06-17-2015 04:53 AM

Wow…beautiful job. This is something I’ve wanted to tackle for some time but hearing from those of you who have tried…maybe it will stay on the back burner!!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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