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A while back someone stated they had bought a Boyds stock from Brownells that had lots of gaps in the inletting.

I added my .02 and bragged that my copy of that stock was very tight. Later on I traded that stock figuring I could just order another one, which I did.

Well, the new stock laid around my shop for months until this afternoon when I tried a barreled action in.

You guessed it. Lots of gaps :angry:

I don't recall who the discussion was with but I guess I’ll eat my words. :(

 

Kenny

 

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As far as I know the discussion was not with me, however I have a similar problem with a Midway Fajen stock. Its a thumbhole laminate and its all gap. I am presuming that is to glass bed?

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If I ever buy another wooden stock ever again, it will come from a reputable stock maker with a good reputation. While I don't have that much money, I don't have enough time in life to spend countless hours fitting and bedding another Boyd's stock that shows more epoxy around the metal work than wood. I've been down that road twice already and life's too short for a repeat performance.

 

Which reminds me...I need to drag out my 8x60s and wrap some wood around it. Anybody got a spare cocking piece they can part with too?

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Kenny, at least it will be easier to inlet. :lol: Then just glass bed the whole thing and send it out to be duplicated. You can always sell the pattern stock on ebay to recoup alot of the money. Don't ask me how I know that works. I don't think I'll buy another semi inlet again, patterns are the way to go if you want a good fit.

 

Jason, there's a really nice guy on GB that has a load of unissued 1909 cocking pieces, I think I can talk him into sending you one.

-Don

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just glass bed the whole thing and send it out to be duplicated. -Don

 

Who do you use for a duplicator?

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Same thing with me, I bragged about Great American Stock Co. only to have to eat my words. Last stock I got I asked for a Mannlicher stock for a Swed 94 with 1/2" barrel groove. Got a nice stock but all sorts of gaps to fill in. I wrote back to them and never heard a word. riceone

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Don't ever buy a stock off e-bay from a dude by the name of mezeke.hb (Harlod Barger i think) he says he uses a hoening rodman duplicator but his stocks look like they've been cut out with a hatachet. Extreame highs and lows in the stock, biggest waste of money i've ever spent in my life. The 338-06 will prob be placed in a new one next summer. ITs been a few months since i got my stock and got it finished the way i want it but i'm still pissed. lol

Brenden

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What is conventional wisdom regarding purchasing a commercially semi-inlet stock versus providing to the same shop a well-fitted pattern of same stock? Said differently, and trying to keep all other factors constant; am I better off sending a stockmaker my well-fit pattern or ordering an inlet stock by name? Will duplication of my pattern be better than the generic pattern of the stock maker? Are the tolerances performed on pattern tighter than stockmaker's "generic" pattern?

 

I hope this is on-topic for this thread

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