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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dennis DeVault, Jun 13, 2011.

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  1. Dennis DeVault

    Dennis DeVault Well-Known Member

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    I just delivered this beauty at the Georgia State Sporting shoot this past weekend. It is beautiful piece of English Walnut and the owner could not have been happier. The gun featurers our total conversion package + extras that includes adjustable rib, 4-way comb, custom fitting, our signature Black Ebony grip cap and finger grips. On the bottom of the grip cap our cad guy laid out the emblem for a Veterinarian and I think it came out beautiful. As always thank you for taking a look and my many thanks to our Crew for their fine work. The English Walnut was supplied by Old Tree Gunstocks.

    Dennis, Cindy & The Crew


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  2. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Great job Dennis and crew!! His scores are bound to go up with this beauty!

    Hap
     
  3. revbook

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    Scores going up??? I would spend more time admiring it than shooting it!
     
  4. ljutic73

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    Spectacular, Dennis...love that "French Feather"!
     
  5. BILL GRILL

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    That is a fine job! :)
     
  6. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Well-Known Member

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    revbook, I like that-don't have to shoot it to enjoy it for sure.
     
  7. Stickdp

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    Is that rib adjustable - full length picture would be nice -- how much does it cost to have one done like that.
     
  8. mette56

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    Wood grain around grip area shows through the checkering...BEAUTIFULLY!

    Good job Cindy!!!

    milt
     
  9. plabels466

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    WOW!!!!!!!! Another beauty....I sure am glad that I have one of Dennis's shotguns.......Wish he would make rifle stocks............Pete
     
  10. Dennis DeVault

    Dennis DeVault Well-Known Member

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    To Stickdp,

    Yes the rib is fully adjustable it has four notches in the front end of the muzzle and the rib is a low profile model. 5/8" sloped to 3/8" The conversion is $ 2,600.00 and the wood was $ 1,800.00. That does not include the cost of the actual gun the owner had that already. Thank you for asking.

    To Milt,

    Mike my spray guy has been experimenting with different finishes again and he came up with a process of applying one thin coat of clear over the checkering to perserve it and this process really makes the grain through the checkering show up nicely.

    Dennis DeVault
     
  11. Stickdp

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    thanks for the response
     
  12. mette56

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    I'm guessing you are getting two benifits from Mike's discovery...

    1. Superior visual effect

    2. Protection (as a barrier) from sweat, oil, dirt, etc. infiltrating into the wood which sometimes turns the checkering area darker than the balance of the piece.

    Right?

    Isn't checkering generally done AFTER the finish is applied?

    Beautiful work nonetheless!

    milt
     
  13. kraiza

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    I can look any more. It makes me want to get a new stock. Nice work.
     
  14. plaw

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    guess you would have to say the wood is worth more than the gun!
     
  15. PULL PULL

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    What blank dementions do you need for your conversion?
     
  16. Dennis DeVault

    Dennis DeVault Well-Known Member

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    That blank was 2-3/8" thick x 7" wide in back x 4" at the grip.

    Dennis
     
  17. Dennis DeVault

    Dennis DeVault Well-Known Member

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    To Milt,

    Yes there is an added benefit to sealing the checkering and it does keep the dirt and oil from the hands building up. It also makes the checkering points firm and they do not ware so fast. The other thing, it make the grain in the back ground really come out. Cindy does all the checkering prior to the finsh being applied. It makes for more work with Mike but it comes out better in the end. Also The wood color as it relates to lighter or darker can be changed by the sanding process. Mike tries to sand the stock to make the checkering match the color of the body of the stock after it is finished.

    Dennis
     
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