Tiger tail 1950's Sako .243 custom stock

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Project by dartzt posted 09-05-2019 08:43 PM 732 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This family treasure was purchased new in the 50’s by our grandfather in San Antonio Texas. It has since been passed down to our father and then my older brother. The stock was tired and well used. My brother commissioned me to re-stock it. I found this myrtle wood blank and went to shaping, in letting, cutting, sanding, and polishing. The first few coats of finish exposed the beautiful tiger stripes showing the grain going in two different directions. Its now done and ready for the range. A personal touch of engraving the names of 5 generations of Artzt owners (includes my brothers son and grandson) is engraved under the custom fit recoil pad.


-- Darren A. - Bosque County, Texas "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#1 posted 09-05-2019 08:50 PM

Beautiful work!

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#2 posted 09-05-2019 09:33 PM

a gun stock like that shows the mark of a true craftsman,and a real nice touch with the names engraved.that is something to take pride in,beautiful work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 09-05-2019 09:48 PM

Really nice job there, and with the showiest piece of CURLY Myrtyl I have ever laid eyes on.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 09-06-2019 12:39 AM

That is absolutely stunning. You’ve made it a true family heirloom.

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#5 posted 09-06-2019 12:55 AM

Lovely work on making a family heirloom even more special.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#6 posted 09-06-2019 01:35 AM

Beautiful workmanship and wood. Nicely done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 09-06-2019 05:24 AM

Beautiful deserves to be a top three

-- When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed they are not it

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#8 posted 09-06-2019 12:30 PM

Beautiful work! You certainly did justice to a very nice piece of lumber. Hope the next generations are able to enjoy it and keep it in the family.

-- - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#9 posted 09-06-2019 02:47 PM

Great piece of wood crafted into a beautiful form that fits its function. True artistry, and beautiful work. Very nice.

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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#10 posted 09-06-2019 07:33 PM

Thai IS stunning! Beautiful work too.

-- Petey

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