Varmint thumbhole stock for a Remington 700

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Project by HalDougherty posted 675 days ago 2896 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a very unique rifle stock. The customer shipped me his walnut and elm lumber to use for the blank. Its the first stock I’ve carved from elm and I like the grain that shows in the laminates very much. The only Laminated elm stocks I’ve seen were made for Mauser 98 rifles when walnut gunstock wood was in very short supply. This stock has been sanded to 120 grit and the customer will fit it to his rifle and do the final sanding and finishing.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#1 posted 675 days ago

Very Impressive. I love the look.

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#2 posted 675 days ago

Great job as always. Impressive stock and interesting contrast in the woods.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 675 days ago

your right about the grain, couldn’t have turned out any better than this.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 675 days ago

Another “Thumbs Up” for work well done!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 675 days ago

Ned one of those for my 788.

-- Making the best of what I have!

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Don W

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#6 posted 675 days ago

I guess I wouldn’t think of elm as stock lumber, but you sure made it work. It looks great.

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#7 posted 675 days ago

Great work Hal, I really like the contrasting woods. Elm is an interesting choice but I like it.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 675 days ago

Very well done.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#9 posted 675 days ago

Nicely done..
FYI, I been trained in a military like academy .. Merchant Marine. I only had the chance to fire the Garandt, M14 and M16 armalite speaking of those rifles. The one I remember is my cousin’s carbine (not sure of the spelling) 30 caliber.. I change the butt with a folding butt that uses a hinged steel. I am curious whether you also make such hinged butt.

-- Bert

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#10 posted 675 days ago

Super outstanding! Wow!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 675 days ago

Both of these stocks are beautiful but I particularly like the elm/walnut combination. I think elm is very underappreciated as it can have some beautiful grain. All of your stocks are works of art that I would be afraid to use for fear of scratching/dinging them. Keep posting these marvels.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 675 days ago

As usual you have out done yourself!

I have always been fond of light & dark Lamination’s. Still prefer laminated to synthetics,”wood & steel”
I remember sporterizing 98M stocks,when they were first available as surplus. I believe they were 3mm thick lams of birch or other light wood. Most all were stained very dark. I we would bleach all the oil and crud, finish natural were gorgeous.

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#13 posted 675 days ago

hal these two stocks are just amazing, i love the lamination, great carving…

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

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#14 posted 672 days ago

I’ve got a set of bookmatched red elm, going to bring down that way to you. Thinking, either cherry center or walnut. be for a stock like this , only for a Howa Long Action

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