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Project by bradyb posted 12-01-2009 07:21 AM 2590 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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this is a gun stock i did for a buddies grandad. his gun cabinet fell over and crushed a gun that was generations old. i pieced the stock back together so that i could copy it. this was my first gun stock. and as you can tell i was a freshman in high school. so 8 years ago. im trying to track down the gun now for some after pictures. its out of 8/4 black walnut. this was my first try at a gun stock. there are many things to study up on if youre going to try building one. i used a chisel, drill press, hand planes, and lots of sanders. i hand rubbed an oil finish onto the wood. i am very proud of this stock. not near as proud as my friends grandad is.





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#1 posted 12-01-2009 07:51 AM

Looks like you did a good job of copying it. Did you inlet the barreled action too?

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

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#2 posted 12-01-2009 07:55 AM

inlet the barrelled action? the gun is a bolt action .22 that is extremely old. im hunting for some more of the detailed pictures. there was a lot of crazy recesses and grooves to duplicate. there is a notch cut out for the bolt action. i assume thats what you mean. its a 100% copy of the original

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#3 posted 12-01-2009 08:26 AM

Yes, inletting the barelled action means inletting all the metal parts with the barrel attached to it. On hipower rifles, most guys want it “bedded” real close with epoxy so there isn’t any movement. On a sporter 22, a bit more tolerance would be acceptable.

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

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#4 posted 12-01-2009 01:54 PM

very nice..i think the best projects we do as wood workers is the ones we give away or do for someone…i must have fallen asleep..when i saw the post you were in highschool…then i saw your page and your a grown man…wow…lol…....i too love wood working…and i like working with old reclaimed woods…look forward to seeing what you build…welcome to the best woodworking site there is.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 12-01-2009 02:01 PM

Great job. I’d like to see the detailed photos if you find them. Have you made any other stocks since this one?

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#6 posted 12-01-2009 03:09 PM

Fine piece Brady. Now, onto carving it! Keep charging.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#7 posted 12-01-2009 04:59 PM

Keep up the good work : ) Welcome to LJs !

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#8 posted 12-01-2009 05:31 PM

another great project Brady

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#9 posted 12-01-2009 09:40 PM

Great job Brady

Nice to visit with you in the store this morning.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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