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#478349 - 04/21/17 04:57 AM Re: My project single shot... [Re: Dick Wright]
Dick Wright Offline
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Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 64
Loc: Clare, MI


This is out of sequence but this is exactly what I got back from Charlie Grace after he pre-carved it for me. (Plus the Unertl.) I had asked him to inlet it for me. His machine carving is so good that inletting is fairly easy.

I have done my own inletting in the past but, this time, time was an issue. I really wanted to be able to shoot it in matches this summer and Charlie is much, much faster than I am.

My goal when shaping the pattern stocks was to make sure that there was plenty of wood at this stage. It's easy to take wood off... really difficult to put back on.
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#478367 - 04/21/17 09:13 AM Re: My project single shot... [Re: Dick Wright]
SDH-MT Offline
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Loc: Montana
We all call him Chuck....
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#478401 - 04/21/17 06:26 PM Re: My project single shot... [Re: SDH-MT]
Dick Wright Offline
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I know... he and I go back about forty years, right after he got out of Trinidad. He's always been Charlie to our gang here in Michigan.

Love your book, "Custom Rifles in Black and White". I'm wearing it out.
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#478419 - 04/21/17 08:58 PM Re: My project single shot... [Re: Dick Wright]
SDH-MT Offline
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I know where you can get a back-up copy~~
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#478579 - 04/24/17 08:17 AM Re: My project single shot... [Re: SDH-MT]
Dick Wright Offline
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Registered: 01/03/14
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Loc: Clare, MI


I took a lot of pics as I did the stock. I'll add a few of my favorites.

This is a very rare pic with which I did no cropping or photoshopping. The butt stock all ready for final sanding.
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#478580 - 04/24/17 08:21 AM Re: My project single shot... [Re: Dick Wright]
Dick Wright Offline
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Registered: 01/03/14
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Loc: Clare, MI


When I decided the stocks were ready for finishing, I soaked them down with mineral spirits to make sure they were clean. This is the first time I got a good look at the grain. I was happy with the results.
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#478581 - 04/24/17 08:22 AM Re: My project single shot... [Re: Dick Wright]
Dick Wright Offline
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Registered: 01/03/14
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Loc: Clare, MI


The fore end soaked witht mineral spirits.
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#478583 - 04/24/17 08:34 AM Re: My project single shot... [Re: Dick Wright]
Dick Wright Offline
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Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 64
Loc: Clare, MI


I'm just an amateur at this although I've been doing it a long time. There's a long list of things I can't do which is why the gun is out to Chuck Grace's for bluing and checkering.

However, I'm a fanatic on stock lines. I will pose the gun every which way and just stare. "How can I make this better?" I dig up pics of Jerry Fisher rifles and try to decide why he's so much better.

Here is the gun, upside down in my vise in my messy shop, and I took this whilst I was just looking...
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#478584 - 04/24/17 08:42 AM Re: My project single shot... [Re: Dick Wright]
Dick Wright Offline
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Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 64
Loc: Clare, MI


I regard the factory safety as an unsightly lump. After sufficient cogitation, I got a spare and ground and filed on it till I was happy. Then I had Kip Wood checker it for me in 40 lpi. As shown it needs the edges chamfered or rounded off and some polishing. Anyway, I liked this better.
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#479072 - 04/29/17 05:14 AM Re: My project single shot... [Re: Dick Wright]
Dick Wright Offline
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Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 64
Loc: Clare, MI


Charlie Grace is currently checkering it for me. Here is picture he sent of the pistol grip.
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