Laminated Cherry stock for a Winchester M-70

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Project by HalDougherty posted 07-21-2009 06:53 PM 7770 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This stock was carved from a laminated cherry blank. The stock took about an hour to carve and another hour to sand out the router marks. The forend design was inspired by a Cooper M21. The stock has a coat of tung oil and I’ll rub it out with 0000 stainless steel wool when it’s dry to the touch. Right now it’s almost as light as maple, I can’t wait and see the final dark color of the cherry.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#1 posted 07-21-2009 07:37 PM

Great work. Thats going to be a really nice stock.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 07-21-2009 07:46 PM

that is so pretty, if i were a deer, i would volunteer to be shot with the rifle that is destined for

-- John - Central PA -

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#3 posted 07-21-2009 07:48 PM

Love that cherry stock. Hope it fits as well as it looks.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 07-22-2009 02:02 AM

very nice, do you do custom stocks for savage rifles

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#5 posted 07-22-2009 02:27 AM

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#6 posted 07-22-2009 02:38 AM

I make stocks for Remington, Winchester, Savage, Mauser 98, & Mauser 96. I’ve got two stocks to carve tomorrow for Savage Short action varmint rifles. One is laminated with english walnut on the outside and two strips of black cherry and a center strip of walnut. The other is dark marble walnut on the outside with a tiger maple core.


-- Hal, Tennessee

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#7 posted 07-22-2009 04:40 AM

How much would a stock for a Kimber M84 cost? Are they free floated and glass beded?

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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#8 posted 07-22-2009 04:55 AM

I said it not too long ago, and I will say it again…..fantastic work!!! I really think you nailed it with the Cooper forend design. It just looks solid, I can you sub-MOA in its near future.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#9 posted 07-22-2009 06:47 AM

Sorry, I don’t have a pattern for a Kimber. I usually sell my stocks in unfinished condition. 90% of my customers are gunsmiths. Tomorrow, I’m sawing lumber for more stocks. I’ve got some cherry crotches that I can’t wait to see what is inside the log!


-- Hal, Tennessee

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#10 posted 07-22-2009 03:08 PM

I have a sizable collection of Winchester Model 70’s, pre and post ‘64, safari grade, super grade, normal use, commemorative and collector pieces.

One of my favorite things on this earth is a Mod. 70 wearing a beautiful piece of hand crafted wood…like the ones you show here at Lumberjocks.

Great job!


-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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#11 posted 07-24-2009 05:23 AM

Great job, your stocks always turn out very nice. I would love to find a local stock carver to team up with. I to love to see stocks made from hand crafted quality wood. Please keep posting your projects.

-- "When was the last time you did something special for your gun?"

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#12 posted 08-03-2009 08:22 PM

Beautiful piece : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#13 posted 01-31-2011 02:20 PM

Which rifles are you capable of in-letting? have an NS-522 which I would like a different stock for. Very nice work.

Thanks Arjay

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#14 posted 01-31-2011 03:21 PM


I have patterns for Remington 700’s, 600’s (both long & short) Savage (both long & short), and Winchester short action. I don’t have a long action pattern for Winchester yet. (post 64, none for pre 64 actions), Mauser large ring and small ring. I’ve made several stocks for customers who have shipped me their stock and I’ve returned it with the stock I carved.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#15 posted 02-01-2011 12:44 AM

Approx, what would it run to inlet and left some what rough. This is an NS-522 .22 which would be roughly the size of an anschutz model 54. Along the lines of what you have at the top of this thread/

Thanks Arjay

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