More stock work

Questions and tips about taking care of the weapons we collect and shoot.

Moderator: Aughnanure

Post Reply
User avatar
Brass Rat
Leading Member
Posts: 909
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2003 11:24 pm
Location: Dahlonega, GA

More stock work

Post by Brass Rat » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:04 pm

This was an old Spanish 1916 stock. It had a number of black spots on it that looked like something was dripped on it. Had so sand way down to remove them.

This spot is where the lower barrel band was located. I am blending it together into an unbroken fore end.

It is going to become a Mannlicher length stock for my 17" barrel small ring 7x57.

I am going to fill in the area where the barrel band retainer was with wood removed from the end of the stock where the nose cap will be.

I have found that if I take belt sander belts and cut them to fit my sanding block they last way longer than paper backed sandpaper does.

Here are some of the spots I was talking about.

I don't know if I can do it but I am trying to keep the rifle in the 6 pound neighborhood.
Retired Systems Engineer
Full time Grandpa to

James 16
Angela 15
Khaley 5
Kendall 4
Loralai 2
Post Reply