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 Post subject: DIY gun stocks...
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:21 pm 
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Hi All,

In a recent topic I posted a couple of airgun stocks that I made, received several nice compliments (Thank You!!) and was approached with inquiries about a custom stock work.

I am a firm believer that a well fitted stock is a major contributor to more accurate shooting - just take a look at all the adjustments available on a Field Target stock - they are there for a reason! The thing is that with a bit of rasping or padding a commercial "one size fits all" stock can be tuned to fit the shooter better. A custom made stock can be made to fit the shooter exactly!

Refinishing, modifying, or making a stock from scratch is easily done with basic woodworking skills and common tools. Initially I learned by making a bunch of stocks out of spruce 2x8s and then hardwoods followed by laminated ones; my latest kick is making them out of firewood. Guess that I am suggesting that the price of admission is low, the fun-factor is high and the benefit of a properly fitting stock is great.

I just an average woodworker and I've learned a lot about making stocks over the years. Last year I was asked to collect all my notes and present them as a Guest Blog on the Pyramyd Air site; I did that and wrote up a 6-part DIY series on gun stocks and finishing them. The focus is on rifle stocks but there is a whole section that would apply to pistols grips as well. Here is a link to the 6th part which has links to the other parts: https://www.pyramydair.com/blog/?s=diy+gun+stock&btnGo=

Stock making is another facet of our hobby that I enjoy and winter is a good time to indulge. Maybe I can get you to try it. Hope this is of interest.

Cheers!
Hank


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 Post subject: Re: DIY gun stocks...
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:05 pm 
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Thanks Hank for sharing your experiences, learned a lot on the write-ups, looking forward to your next build.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY gun stocks...
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:08 am 
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Guess I should have posted a couple of pictures for reference...

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 Post subject: Re: DIY gun stocks...
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:23 am 
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I have a Joe Hickey thumbhole stock for my 1701P, it's one of my prefered stock.
The finish is so deep, far from anything that anything else that is available on the market.

22XX series of guns are so popular, you could probably sell more than you could make.

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 Post subject: Re: DIY gun stocks...
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:55 am 
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@ DocGadget

I have traded and sold a couple of stocks to friends who have no access to woodworking tools but I usually just make stocks for my own use.

I feel there is a lot of benefit to adjusting a stock to fit better so I my point in posting the message is to share what I have learned with people who have considered modifying or making a stock but hesitate to start.

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Hank


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 Post subject: Re: DIY gun stocks...
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:44 am 
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Nice work Man! Hope to one day make a stock for my 22 Gauntlet Make her look as good as she preforms. thanks for your hard work and sharing it with us. :drinkers:


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