|Project by alaskadiver||posted 12-17-2013 06:49 PM||1617 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This was a project I finished last Christmas for the goddaughters. The original red ryder’s length of pull (stock length) was to long for them. They had to tuck it under their arm to shoot and this inhibited shooting practice. So a custom shortened red ryder was the answer. Easy part was having the pattern of the old stock and some walnut laying around the shop that was close to the correct dimension. In the one image you can see the two shims I had to make to add width to the stock and then blended them in. The forearm was laminated from two close matching pieces and then channeled to fit the barrel. It was finished with 8 coats of poly, sanding in between. Fun project for me and them. It is 1.75” shorter in the length of pull now and fits them both nicely.
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