Author Topic: New Stock & Forearm for my airgun  (Read 3875 times)

Offline cfellows

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New Stock & Forearm for my airgun
« on: April 08, 2011, 08:02:22 PM »
Some folks might consider this borderline foolishness, but I spent many, many hours as a boy plinking with a BB gun.  I saw the Marlin Cowboy BB gun at Academy Sports a couple of days ago and had to have one.  It's an attractive gun, but out of the box, the stock was a couple inches too short and made from some no-name, light colored wood from who knows where.  I had a chunk of Walnut that my brother sent me from the midwest, so I used it to make a new stock and foream.  The figuring of the walnut is very nice and certainly kicks the aesthetics of the airgun up a couple of notches.  Also more comfortable to shoot with the longer stock.



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Re: New Stock & Forearm for my airgun
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2011, 10:44:22 PM »
Looks great! Thats some nice walnut.

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Re: New Stock & Forearm for my airgun
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2011, 01:18:01 AM »
Foolish? Hell no. That is some mighty fine work!

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Re: New Stock & Forearm for my airgun
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2011, 01:54:45 AM »
Beautiful grain figuring.  :thumbup:

Nice work.... Well done!  :clap:

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Offline Jonny

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Re: New Stock & Forearm for my airgun
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2011, 09:28:31 PM »
Certainly not foolish, quite the opposite thats why cheap airguns etc are made for tinkering.

That will be American Black walnut usually very brittle and rip unless from around the Oregan area grown and cut for stocks.

Nice work.

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Re: New Stock & Forearm for my airgun
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2011, 10:46:14 AM »
That is pretty Awesome!!! I have a couple more stocks to make. Hopefully this summer. That wood is beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing.

Wes :wave:
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Re: New Stock & Forearm for my airgun
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2011, 01:58:39 PM »
Some folks might consider this borderline foolishness...

Not around here.  Fixing, refurbishing or improving are the name of the game.  Looks good, and makes you happy.  What more could you want?
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Re: New Stock & Forearm for my airgun
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2011, 05:27:31 PM »
Fixing, refurbishing or improving are the name of the game.  Looks good, and makes you happy.  What more could you want?

Exactly, it got me where i am today after 20 years.
If it wasnt for that, i wouldnt have even got an intervue doing quality guns skipping 8 years of on the job training, now i am one of two people still alive with the know how in certain specific areas.