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June 29, 2015, 5:34 p.m.
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Good thread. Zedbra I have the same Parker Hale as you,but in .30-06. I do not care for the factory stock much. Any ideas on swapping it out,I've seen a few stocks online but not sure if I trust the site.

I like the original stock - though they are prone to crack. Check out Boyds for a replacement stock.

http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/ProductDetail/3m8331g18112_prairie-hunter-parker-hale-mauser-1200-1-barrel-channel-pepper-laminate-finished

June 29, 2015, 6:04 p.m.
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^^^ I bet the M98 B[HTML_REMOVED]C synthetic like I have on my 9.3x62 could be made to fit. It would need bedding but that is easy to do with JB Weld.

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June 29, 2015, 6:40 p.m.
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Thanks for the info,anybody else besides tungsten dealt with Boyd Stocks?

June 29, 2015, 6:51 p.m.
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Thanks for the info,anybody else besides tungsten dealt with Boyd Stocks?

You can buy direct from Boyds. They are registered to ship ITAR items.

June 29, 2015, 8:25 p.m.
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Sorry, repost…


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June 29, 2015, 9:09 p.m.
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Insert Durex extra safe thick condom joke.

Life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.

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July 11, 2015, 3:26 p.m.
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I've been working on cleaning/repairing/refinishing my friend's Ruger .44 Deerslayer over the last several months. The rifle was in really rough shape when I first picked it up from him, I have lost most of the pictures but the stock was beaten, dented, cracked, and both the stock and inside the action had never been cleaned. Ever - since 1974.

So I stripped it down, started reading how to try to restore this poor old stock. I stripped it with Circa 1864, steamed all the dents over the course of another weekend, then let it dry before applying epoxy to a large crack and then letting it sit for another month to completely cure.

I sanded the stock first with 100, then 220, then 600 before starting to add my layers of Tru Oil. I only did one coat per day of Tru Oil and after the first 8 coats I started to smooth the finish with 1000 grit and then the final two coats I sanded with 2000 grit to get it smooth.

I discovered what I initially thought was a scratch filled with dirt was actually a crack across the grain on the pistol grip. From another thread that I asked about this crack, I learned that this piece of walnut is an outside cut and the crack could have happened during falling or perhaps a wind crack. My neighbour knew it was an outside cut just from looking at the stock while I was sanding - as most of the stock is a nice cherry walnut but the front forearm on one side is completely blonde - it's kind of unique.

Here it is after three coats

Here it is after 12 coats, polished and also carnuba waxed:

The half blonde side -

Reflection finish

I messed up the finish a little during the polishing stage - so that took more time to correct. This whole project was all about learning how to do this properly and now I think I am ready to try another project with some of my other stocks. It was a lot of labour but a lot of fun, I really enjoyed seeing it slowly come back to life.

I can't wait to get this back to the range.

July 11, 2015, 5:22 p.m.
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Nice work. As in really nice work. Awesome that you took on something that you may not have known a ton about, researched it and it ended up turning out so well. Props

July 11, 2015, 9 p.m.
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Very nice job! It takes a lot of work to get a high gloss finish like that.

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July 12, 2015, 1:14 a.m.
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I've been working on cleaning/repairing/refinishing my friend's Ruger .44 Deerslayer over the last several months. The rifle was in really rough shape when I first picked it up from him, I have lost most of the pictures but the stock was beaten, dented, cracked, and both the stock and inside the action had never been cleaned. Ever - since 1974.

That's fucking beautiful. Nice work!

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July 12, 2015, 7:29 a.m.
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Thanks Gents. It took a lot of time - patience was exercised here. But then when you see the outcome, it makes you realize it was oh so worth the time.

July 12, 2015, 10:27 a.m.
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Nice work. It's amazing how, if you know what you're doing and don't take any shortcuts, you can restore almost anything made of wood. Man I love wood!

Praise Pasta for wood!

July 12, 2015, 9:01 p.m.
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Guess I missed wood working, decided to make a target today. I had some of those black plastic stands you stab into the ground, but they keep getting blown over in the wind, and blown up from bad aim with open sights.

I had the folding table saw stands already and the wood laying around, so $3.80 for some bolts and wing nuts, I made this adjustable stand. I also drilled multiple holes in the top that can hold straws, golf tees/balls, and my clay holders. I'm going to work on a different stand that will have a swinging target as well.

Used target is from sighting in my new Zeiss Terra - had already done a dozen shots through my 7mm Mag and that was enough for the day.

July 13, 2015, 8:25 a.m.
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Here's a .22 field target rifle, pump action airgun I built.
Based on a crossman 1322 pistol.
I made the stock and machined most of the parts on it myself.
Very accurate :)

July 13, 2015, 1:24 p.m.
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Here's a .22 field target rifle, pump action airgun I built.
Based on a crossman 1322 pistol.
I made the stock and machined most of the parts on it myself.
Very accurate :)

You forgot the pic.

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