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    im impressed. if you ever decide you want to tackle a project for someone else for pay, let me know
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    Quote Originally Posted by fast ronnie View Post
    Maybe a little checkering on the forearm, but not too much. Even a little might take away from the great work you've already done.
    My wife agrees with you, but I do think it is still missing something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traffer View Post
    Isn't it pretty heavy? I made a butt stock for a break barrel shotgun from hard maple once. Turned out to be very heavy. Ended up boring several holes under the butt plate to lighten it up.
    Around 9 lb

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancher1913 View Post
    im impressed. if you ever decide you want to tackle a project for someone else for pay, let me know
    Never came to my mind, what do you need?
    Can also PM me.

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    Very nice !

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    Sweet, well done, LOTS of labor!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeettx View Post
    Sweet, well done, LOTS of labor!
    A labor of Love. I really did enjoy doing it, even at times, I was not really sure.

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    i've always liked a wooden stocked old style ar but cant find the wooden furniture. i'm talking about the triangle forearm style.
    if you are ever being chased by a taxidermist, don't play dead

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    Nice build. What are your inlays made of, I don’t think you said? In one picture they look like mother of pearl but in another they kinda look like ivory. Don’t make it too busy.

    I saw the other thread and you mentioned that they were horn.
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    Beautiful work, less is more, I think it's perfect as it is, awesome job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rancher1913 View Post
    i've always liked a wooden stocked old style ar but cant find the wooden furniture. i'm talking about the triangle forearm style.
    Will shoot, don't think I would be of much help on that one

    Give me some time to research and do some thinking.
    Last edited by brstevns; 02-09-2020 at 11:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baltimoreed View Post
    Nice build. What are your inlays made of, I don’t think you said? In one picture they look like mother of pearl but in another they kinda look like ivory. Don’t make it too busy.

    I saw the other thread and you mentioned that they were horn.
    Steer horn, from a horn my wife and I found on our Honey Moon 24 years ago.
    It was old when I found it

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    That is some nice work and I love maple stocks. You have something that is truly unique and personal to you, tatonka is a nice touch also.
    Hell, I was there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swheeler View Post
    That is some nice work and I love maple stocks. You have something that is truly unique and personal to you, tatonka is a nice touch also.
    Thanks, wanted an old west flavor

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    Some beautiful wood working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancher1913 View Post
    i've always liked a wooden stocked old style ar but cant find the wooden furniture. i'm talking about the triangle forearm style.
    Here is your triangle handguard.
    http://www.blackgunswood.com/products.html

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    I say its time to enjoy all that work invested and show us some groups! Great rifle, great craftsmanship, id leave it alone unless its for function, like a rawhide sling, or a scabord, or a nice display box

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    I think the Leave it as is has won.
    I guess I should think about another project and loads for this one.
    Been wanting to give WC872 a try so I guess it is time.
    Going to try 47.5 gr with the Lyman 311284 and 50 gr with the Lee 160gr design for the 7.62x39

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    Wow what a masterpiece! Did you have all this in mind when you started or did you play it by ear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutHuntn84 View Post
    Wow what a masterpiece! Did you have all this in mind when you started or did you play it by ear?
    A little of both, I wanted to use the block my Father brought home years ago.
    Always wanted a 30/40 Krag RB just needed to save and sell off a few other rifles to afford the Gunsmith to do the barrel. It was his idea for the heavy barrel, glad he thought of it.
    Once I got the barrel action back I starting searching for a way to make the Buttstock work for scope use. Found a picture that a stock maker was using for the little Martiny Cadet with a scope, Thought to myself that should work. For the forearm I always had a problem with the barrel resting on my hand and not the forearm on the sporter type RB., so I wanted to make a longer forearm.
    The inlaid was something I had seen on a rifle at a Museum somewhere and liked the look.
    The pattern for the craving was something I just came up with. The buffalo was a after thought for a critter that would fit the old west look. Anyone that really knows me well, knows my love of the Civil War and Old West History which we have a lot of here in Missouri.
    So it all just came together.

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