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Custom Rifle Stocks

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Soap, Oct 29, 2003.

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  1. Soap

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    I'm looking to get a custom rifle stock done for my Remington 700 BDL. I would like to get it in flame maple or in walnut with the flame grain. The only bells and whistles I want are a steel buttplate, steel fore-end cap, sling swivel mounts inletted into the stock, and an ebony forend. Does anyone know who can make me such a stock and/or approximate cost? I don't want to go with Joe Bob Yer Local Gunsmith. I was thinking David Miller but I can only imagine that he has a long backlog.
     
  2. Larry Ashcraft

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    Ed Shulen at Trinidad State Junior College is one of the best, if he's still working. He teaches stockmaking there. I saw his portfolio several years ago and was absolutely amazed not only at his work, but who he has done the work for.

    He bedded a rifle for me about 16-18 years ago, but I couldn't afford his finishing and checkering.
     
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  4. Soap

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    Thanks!
     
  5. nextjoe

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    Lots of the best stockmakers in the country are members of the American Custom Gunmakers Guild. You can download a member list from their site.

    If you want a true custom stock, carved by hand from a really nice blank, you're talking BIG bucks. Like $2k or more.

    If you want one made from a pattern, one of the places like Wenig or Great American Gun Stock Co (I think that's the right name) can make one for a whole lot less.

    Best,
    Joe
     
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