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Project by Brett posted 11-07-2016 04:37 PM 574 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I like shooting airguns. I also like to modify and tune airguns.

This is a Beeman (rebranded Xisico) QB78D in .22 caliber. It uses High pressure compressed air to propel the pellet. The black tank on the front (foreend) is where the compressed air is stored. These rifles are a Chinese copy of an old Crosman 160 model air rifle that is no longer in production. There are many folks who think these are Chinese junk BUT with a little TLC, these rifles can be made to shine in accuracy and performance. Many people have modified these to make some really cool custom airguns that shoot like a dream.

I cleaned this rifle up and it’s turning out to be a very nice performer. I wanted a nice stock to go along with the action so I created this for it. It’s a thumb hole stock made out of a black walnut blank that I purchased from gunstockblanks.com . This stock project took me approximately 3 weeks of occasional evenings and some time on the weekends to complete. The inletting is pretty simple and I used that crazy aggressive Harbor Freight wheel to remove the wood to make the shape. It is finished with Waterlox original formula.

Thanks for looking and all comments or questions are welcomed!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com





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Underdog

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#1 posted 11-07-2016 05:29 PM

Nice work Brett! You make me wanna make Walnut or Cherry stocks for my pellet guns…
I’m having a hard time believing you when you say the inletting was easy…
What’d you use for the half round trough? A core box cutter?

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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Brett

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#2 posted 11-07-2016 05:51 PM

Thanks Underdog!

Inletting this particular action is simple, really it is. Inletting for a break barrel or under lever spring gun gets more complicated in my opinion.

I did use a box core bit to hog out the majority of the wood and then used a piece of PVC pipe(with same diameter as the air tube) wrapped with sandpaper to get the correct shape.

More particulars and pictures on the build can be found here…

http://www.network54.com/Forum/746607/thread/1475476983/last-1478403034/Started+another+QB+project.....

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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TheTurtleCarpenter

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#3 posted 11-07-2016 07:11 PM

Very nice work from rough to finished product Brett, !

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 11-08-2016 12:32 AM

This is really neat, love the work. A++++++++++++++

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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majuvla

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#5 posted 11-08-2016 06:53 AM

I realy like design of wooden parts. I must admit I like this little more than another one coloured you posted.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Roger

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#6 posted 11-09-2016 11:40 AM

Mighty fine. I like all things with scopes.. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 11-11-2016 11:51 PM

Nice stock 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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