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Can you afford custom work?

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  1. gun fitter

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    With the cost of a custom stock starting around $2000 and running upwards of $4000 for many. I thought I should show you an option. Below are pictures of one of my customers stocks with two combs. He purchased a new set of Kolar High rib barrels and I built a higher comb for the new barrels. Please take notice of how the grain and color have been matched.

    Work like this is in the $400 to $600 range depending on the wood.
    Joe
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    This is the factory comb and below my replacement.
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  2. J.Woolsey

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    Beautiful piece of work. J.Woolsey
     
  3. omahasportingsupply

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    Thanks for letting me drool on my computer. Beautiful. What part of the country are you located in? Thanks Omaha
     
  4. gun fitter

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    East coast southern NJ
    Joe
     
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    Can you put adjustable comb on a AK47 Thumbhole stock?
     
  6. gun fitter

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    Is it a .410 or 7x39 LOL.
    Yes if you really want one
    Joe
     
  7. otnot

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    I was wondering why it seems the custom stocks have a drastic incline on the comb from the back to the front? If I recall it seems that when the parrell monte carlo comb came out it was meant to keep your sight picture the same reguardless of where your check ended up.
     
  8. turmite

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    I don't know what gunfitter will say, but I know why I do it. If the stock is sloped slightly down toward the front, the recoil of the comb doesn't smack your cheek as quickly during recoil, therefore slightly less recoil felt by the face.

    Mike
     
  9. Dennis DeVault

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    I will try and give a little insight. All stock makers that I know use a straight edge and follow the slope of the existing rib to measure the comb height. If you draw a straight line on a piece of paper and then draw an angle line above the straight line the taper line gets wider the further away from the starting point. This makes the comb higher in the back and loweer in the front. When we make a stock here we make the comb parrallel to the bore center line. This mathod allows the face to have the same sight picture no matter where on the stock you put your face. A big disavantage in the sloped comb is shooting doubles, after the first your face falls off the comb and you are now hunting for the right spot again. Clear as mud but my best effort.

    Dennis DeVault
     
  10. gun fitter

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    In this instance the comb is a replacement for a factory comb when the barrels were switched to a high rib set of barrels. The comb is the exact same hight and slope as my customer was shooting with the factory comb. Now he uses one washer and half of his face isn't in the gap.
    Joe
     
  11. otnot

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    Thanks Dennis and Joe your mud is very clear and Joe the combs look great!
     
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    Masterful work!!
     
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    Joe....... You have email with pictures...........Dan
     
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