I am currently available to duplicate a stock from my master or yours. Only $300! (+$75 for thumbhole and target stocks).
Claro walnut blanks available starting at $100!
I do not presume to consider myself in the class of preminent carvers that have come and gone in the airgun community. There are and have been some truly talented artists. But then, me personally, I don't really like the swoopy curving lines like some kind of 60's psychedelic art. I like traditional rifle stock shapes the way I've been carving since I was a kid.
I start with a factory stock for it's inleting, bolt holes, and trigger guard opening. Then I either cut off the buttstock and glue on a chunk of wood and carve it, or use the factory buttstock as the starter and add wood to it. I might also change the forearm shape by adding wood or bondo to it and re-shaping it, but preserving the factory inletted part. I create American Classic type shapes and Target type shapes.
I can provide affordable wood, but also have some truly spectacular wood. When I go to a mill I might look through four or five hundred blanks looking for something interesting. Most walnut gunstock blanks are, by far, plain straight grain. To find an impressive piece of feather is super rare. I might find one. Tight fiddleback figure down the entire length and the grain sweeps up through the pistol grip correctly? Super rare. I might find two or three like that on a trip. Checkerboard pattern? Alternating colors? Black mineral streaks? Each rare, I might find one or two. But those are the pieces I bring back. On a given trip I might find half a dozen blanks total, but each of them unique and spectacular.
They're not cheap because old growth walnut trees are becoming hard for the mills to find, and the spectaular blanks within those trees is few. In the last twenty years old growth walnut orchards have been replaced with fast growing, short life, high yield trees and fewer of those old trees capable of producing gun stocks are around. As well, there is large world wide demand.
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