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Stock Inletting

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by shootsome, Aug 18, 2008.

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  1. shootsome

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    Does anyone know of a good stock maker that can inlet my gun stock to give me more cast-off? The Graco adjustable comb I have on it will not go any further to the right. Thanks
     
  2. Ed Y

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    Have you thought about bending it?

    Ed Yanchok
     
  3. shootsome

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    I don't think I can bend it with an adjustable comb on it?
     
  4. beaker100

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    hi shootsome, your stock can be bent with an adjustable comb. i have a hot oil bender that i will have up and running soon.i have been moving into a new shop here in linn creek, mo and that is one of the things i still have to get operational. i will be posting picts and updates soon. thanks doug hubbart gunsmith/ colorado custom cases. jd28hd@aol.com (573)286-9905 please leave a message if i don't answer. the shop is noisy and the phone is hard to hear.
     
  5. Ed Y

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    I've bent many stocks with adjustable combs on them. No problem

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  6. GunDr

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    You can also alter the cast by changing the inletting. You cannot alter the comb drop with inletting changes.

    Doug Braker
     
  7. omahasportingsupply

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    Very interesting!
     
  8. shootsome

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    Can anyone reccommend a stock maker to inlet my stock for me? Thanks
     
  9. GunDr

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    I can do it.

    I better ask first, what kind of gun are you talking about.

    Doug Braker
     
  10. gun fitter

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    Better yet have a comb built for the gun with more offset. I'll match the wood and do the job for $400 no wories about inleting or bending and the stock is still factory origional if you put the old comb back on.
    Joe
     
  11. JerryP

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    Depending on the gun design, wouldn't changing the inletting created a gap on one side of the receiver tangs?
     
  12. gun fitter

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    Yes and then you fill it with epoxy and sawdust and refinish. I prefer making a new comb or better a custom stock.
    Joe
     
  13. GunDr

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    The gap is minimal, sometimes not any worse than many production stocks. The gap can be filled with an epoxy to seal the joint. No refinishing is neccessary.

    When you bring you gun to the Perazzi or Krieghoff building for a little more cast, this is what they do.

    I'm curious as to the off-set comb. Most adjustable combs are on average 1" thick. Even off-setting the original a 1/4", you can feel the cut edge of the lower main piece of wood.

    Wouldn't the comb look like a "right angle triangle" it you attempted to alter the original, or have excessive material on the opposite side.

    I'd like to see a posted picture of an "off-set comb"if you have one.

    Doug
     
  14. gun fitter

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    I'll have pictures in a few days but think of it as a roll over comb molded in to the Origional shape cutout.


    "When you bring you gun to the Perazzi or Krieghoff building for a little more cast, this is what they do." I don't like this process particularly With P guns.

    The modern trap gun is a through bolt design gun and when you cant the through bolt you introduce stress on one side or the other no matter how good the inletting is. That is why so many stocks have cracks in them at the back of the inletting. It might take years but almost all of them that do not have a straight through bolt hole will eventually crack.
    Joe

    This is not as much the problem with autos and many single barrel guns like the Infinity.
     
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