Rifle stocks

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Project by Lori posted 08-03-2010 04:40 PM 2192 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are two Ruger 10/22 rifle stocks that I carved on in the late 90s. The top one is an old walnut stock purchased at a flea market and the bottom is my personal plinker housed in birch wood. I shaped the grips and shoulder somewhat to fit my hands better and give a more pleasing appearance than what comes standard from the factory.

I’ll add more detail pics later and explanations

-- Lori, NC piedmont

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#1 posted 08-03-2010 04:43 PM

Great carving work. Don’t wait 10 years for your next project…

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#2 posted 08-03-2010 07:51 PM

Hey those look great! I`m glad you started carving again.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 08-03-2010 08:03 PM

Beautiful work! I can imagine what it would cost to have that done. You put in a lot of time on them. What is next on the carving list?

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#4 posted 08-03-2010 08:22 PM

Thanks, guys! My next gunstock is in progress: another Ruger 10/22 birch that has been stripped, reshaped, and sanded. The designs are Celtic in nature and complex, so this one might drive me crazier than I already am. Drawings and fittings are complete, so after some house remodeling is done carving will commence. Can’t wait.

-- Lori, NC piedmont

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#5 posted 08-03-2010 08:41 PM

Nice carving

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 08-03-2010 08:59 PM

When you buy a Ruger 10/22 you get a nondescript stock…nothing special…the gun works…it does as advertised…when you put the tools to the wood the way you did here…these become presentation quality weapons…just stunning…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#7 posted 08-04-2010 03:45 AM

Wow I am truely inspired….. beautiful work.
I have a Ruger rifle stock to start. Layout and design has proved to be the most challenging so far, but I love it.
Thanks for sharing your work.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#8 posted 08-04-2010 06:40 AM

Barry, you are too kind. Jim, it is truly rewarding.

-- Lori, NC piedmont

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#9 posted 08-04-2010 02:38 PM


-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#10 posted 08-06-2010 06:40 PM

I wanted to comment on your wonderful carvings a while ago and you got past me. Sorry. These projects keep coming and if you don’t act fast they get lost.
Beautiful work, is what I’m trying to say. Great seeing your projects…..............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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