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@@@ K-80 English Eye Candy @@@

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dennis DeVault, Apr 12, 2012.

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  1. Dennis DeVault

    Dennis DeVault Well-Known Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I have another edition of eye candy to show. The customer hasd not seen this yet so we wanted to give them a sneak peek. This is beautiful English Walnut that came from Mike Mann. The grain is very symetrical and carries through on both sides of the blank. My compliments to The Crew for their work and to my wife Cindy everyone did an outstanding job. As always thank you for taking a look and I hope the new owner will shoot it well.

    Dennis DeVault


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  2. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    More WOW Dennis...thanks for giving us a peek!
     
  3. handlepuller

    handlepuller Well-Known Member

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    Some day I tell ya.
     
  4. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    WOW! English walnut is my favorite. Forend match is awsome. Very nice as usual.

    If I remember correctly Dennis, you say you buy rifle stock blanks, and cut the forend from the front section of the blank, correct? Thanks, Jon
     
  5. Taxidermy

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    The pad looks as it is mounted up side down!
     
  6. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    I would guess that the guy that shoots this gun brings the stock up above the shoulder, and mounts the stock down into his shoulder as he is raising up the forend. Could also be for pitch.
     
  7. K80

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    Pad is a KICK-EEZ 403 series Modified Trap and is installed correctly
     
  8. K-EIGHTY

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    Dennis,

    The finish on this stock looks like more of a satin finish vs. high gloss. Is it just the photos?

    K-EIGHTY
     
  9. Dennis DeVault

    Dennis DeVault Well-Known Member

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    Thank you to everyone that took a look,

    To answer three questions, Yes I do buy rifle blanks when I can to get perfect color and grain match but I also rely on good wood cutters to supply use with matching forends. I have recently purchased over 120 forends in various grades of wood to be sure that we get a good color and grain match for each stock we build. The modified trap pad was installed at the shooters final fitting, during the fitting process we determined that the pith in the stock was correct but the person has a good build and there was just a slight pinch at the pec muscle, so we installed the modified pad and that took care of the problem. As to the finish it is a high gloss but at the time of the photo the final buffing was not complete. The gloss is getting very intense thanks to Mike who has been doing an outstanding job of experimenting with different buffing and finish processing. Again thank you for the comments, have a great weekend get out and enjoy the weather.

    Dennis DeVault
     
  10. N. J. BOB

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    Dennis

    May we see some pictures of your shop ??????

    Thanks...
     
  11. Border Bandit

    Border Bandit Well-Known Member

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    As usual, stunning, is the word, here. Barb & I especially like the "twisted" ribbon theme in the fore end and grip. Cindy's magic is breathtaking, yet elegant.

    best...mike&barb
     
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