1980's style stocks


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timothy75
March 26, 2008, 12:01 PM
Does anyone currently offer those fancy bolt action stocks I always see in 70-80's era gun magazines? Features such as: High gloss, figured wood, ebony or rosewood grip and forend cap, diamond or game scene on forend, raised comb ala weatherby. I believe Fajen may have been one of the names. Anyway I'm wondering if anyone offers a drop in version for a 700,70,110? Thanks

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volfandan
March 26, 2008, 01:20 PM
There are some great stock makers out there. Here are a couple:

http://rifle-stocks.com/

http://www.gunstocks.com/

Gunstocks.com will actually put the finish that you're wanting on the stock (for extra $$ of course). They do both oil rubbed and lacquer high-gloss. You can also search for gunsmithing services, such as checkering and stock refinishing. This will give you an idea of what all is out there.

Finally.....ebay. I bought a Weatherby Mk5 340 WBY Magnum in stainless. I'm a big fan of wood, and don't really like composite stocks on hunting rifles. So, I was able to get an "excellent condition" Weatherby high-grade walnut stock for my 340 off ebay. I think I paid about $120, whereas a new one from Weatherby would have cost around $600.

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x59/volfandan/vizio010.jpg

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x59/volfandan/vizio011.jpg

ArmedBear
March 26, 2008, 01:33 PM
You could satisfy your craving with this .22 from Weatherby:
http://www.weatherby.com/products/products.asp?prd=Rifles&prd_type=1&prd_sub_type=14#

http://www.weatherby.com/_images/products/rifles/m22_original.gif

Or, for a few more dollars, one of these Custom Shop jobs in a fine, shoulder-bruising Weatherby Magnum caliber:
http://www.weatherby.com/_images/products/rifles/ctm_crown.gif

Or split the difference and get a production Lazermark:
http://www.weatherby.com/_images/products/rifles/m5_lazermark.gif

I actually love the fit of the Weatherby stock design, and walnut, but I bought a Vanguard Sporter, not one of the above:
http://www.weatherby.com/_images/products/rifles/vgd_sporter.gif

It's just a BIT more affordable than the Mark V's above, and I really can't picture myself banging a Crown Custom around the rocks and through the brush in the mountains on foot, even if it was in my budget. I suppose if I can't afford to USE something, I really can't afford to BUY it.:D

jrfoxx
March 27, 2008, 03:58 AM
Ya mean kinda like this? :) No animal scene, but it has the daimond pattern (which I actually do REALLY like the look of, and dont really see to often, to my surprise) on the bolt to make up for it, so...
They did have kind of a unique look to them in that era, didnt they? A little gaudy IMHO for guns that werent anything expensive or special (referring to ones like my model 70) really,but hey, flashy was kind of an 80's (think DeLoreans) thing....It has kinda grown on me though.Sorry, no real answer to your question, but it looks like Armedbear and volfandan gave you some good leads, so...
Win Model 70 XTR circa mid 80's
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b289/jrfoxx/30-06.jpg

ArmedBear
March 27, 2008, 11:42 AM
Remington's BDL still looks like that. Savage has introduced some new models this year, also, with similar stocks (no white spacers, though). Not over-the-top, but classy. Seems I'm not the only one who doesn't get too excited about a black plastic bolt gun.

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