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Unread 05-18-2023, 01:48 PM   #11
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If the stock is all fit and shaped it would seem to me that getting a SBP installed may be next to impossible, if you are having the stock made to your dimensions.
Your only choice may be a pad, but its sure not what you wanted.
Just curious why are you restock?

Jus seen Mr Dudleys response. Another great idea if possible.
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Brian,

Good idea Brian, I’ll ask him about that. Honestly, I’m confused about this whole thing as I’ve seen other stocks he’s done and they are of very good quality.

I’m having a new stock made rather than alter the original as the original doesn’t come close to fitting me. My plan is to keep the original stock with the gun so future owners can put it back on if they desire to.
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Hereís a look at the stock last week, he says itís much further along now. Iíve also included a pic of the butt plate. It will need to be re-finished.
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Good idea Brian, I’ll ask him about that. Honestly, I’m confused about this whole thing as I’ve seen other stocks he’s done and they are of very good quality.

Compared to what???… other original Parker stocks…?


That’s certainly a beautiful piece of wood but…
The rise of the comb fron the top of the grip seems quite high.




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Dean,

The stock is headed and rough shaped when the pic was taken. It’s way high and long at this point.

I’ve seen English guns that he made stocks for and they looked right - at least to my novice eyes..

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Are you replacing the forearm with wood that matches the buttstock. The factory forearm doesn't match your buttstock.
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He’s going to try to stain the stock to match the forend. If that doesn’t work, I’ll go from there. I plan to have the case colors done by Turnbull as well. Money pit..
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It's not going to work. Another issue is stock finish won't match & you have to match the checkering: lines/in, cutter degree. & lines/in are probably metric. Also, you have an agreement on the job (SBP) & half way through he doesn't want to finish the job as agreed to. With all the money you're going to put into this, do the forearm, too.

Based on your pictures you can’t tell if he's a good stock maker or not. What you're seeing is a sanded stock. You need to look at the quality of the inletting; nice tight fight & no bedding compound to fill the gaps.
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If youre locked in with that gunsmith maybe you would ask for a checkered butt like was sometimes ordered, perhaps even a shade long. Buy the butt plate too but see if you can live with the results. If not, find another stockmaker down the road to install the steel.
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I think Brian has the best solution. In fact why not use the original SSBP and insert. If the next caretaker wants to install the original stock it may be as simple as installing the original stock, SSBP and insert.
I realize it is too late for this project but I have found out the hard way ( several times) that I am most satisfied when I go to the trouble to ship my guns to someone versed in specific manufactures firearms.
The trouble and cost of shipping is soon forgotten when a project goes smoothly and the quality I get is first class.
I hate surprises unless its my birthday or anniversary .
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