|Project by HalDougherty||posted 02-19-2010 11:28 PM||6625 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
This stock was carved from black walnut & cherry. To get the laminations laid out like the original, the center section was thickness sanded to 0.444 and the two cherry sections were sanded to 0.333. It’s a lot easier to lay out a laminated stock, when you create an original stock. Making a close duplicate is much tougher. The last photo shows the original stock and the bottom plastic…(should have been metal) and my copy. Should I leave it like this, or thin the wrist of the stock and make the plastic floorplate blend into the wood? The recoil of a .357 diameter bullet of 250g at 2600fps is going to be fierce. I did use a 1” thick recoil pad on both replacement stocks.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com