Checkering Gunstocks

A gunsmith’s overview of how he checkers a stock.

by Ray Ordorica
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Refinishing Fine Stocks

A detailed approach to handling and refurbishing vintage gun stocks to their original luster.

by Ray Ordorica
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Refurbishing A Stevens Model 258A

A fireman walked from a burning house with an old Stevens bolt-action shotgun. Here’s how I repaired this fire-damaged gun.

by Norman E. Johnson
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Herbal Root, London Guns, And Hue

Restoration of a long-neglected English classic. Here’s the details of how classic gun makers achieve their much sought after stock finishes.

by Shawn McWilliams
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Counterbalancing Rifle Stocks

In the accuracy arena, where 1/8 minute of angle makes a difference, overall rifle balance can play a huge part. Among the more useful aids in achieving stock/rifle balance is additional weight in the buttstock.

by Norman E. Johnson
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Forend Barrel Bedding System Installation

The proper use of an adjustable stock forend bedding system can be an effective way to dampen barrel vibration and improve rifle accuracy. A capable craftsman can make and install all the required parts.

by Norman E. Johnson
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Quick Detach Sling Mounts In Hollow Synthetic Stocks

A simple and reliable method for installing sling mounts, even in a totally closed and sealed hollow synthetic (plastic) rifle and shotgun butt stock with no access to the inside.

by Richard B. Davis
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