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advice on DIY inlettting of FWB 124 stock

July 14 2017 at 8:18 PM
John  (Login jcerne2)
YF12

Hi All,

I'd like to make a new stock for my FWB 124 and would appreciate any advice that you may have on inletting it, especially on aligning the slanted front stock screw holes. I made a stock for this rifle a long time ago (http://www.network54.com/Forum/79537/message/1493157953/FWB+124+and+FWB+300S+Shootout ) and forgot exactly how I aligned the holes, but remember having a hard time and having to re-drill the front holes after the first attempt was off.

I'm thinking about placing a wooden dowel with the same OD as the receiver cylinder in the receiver groove in the old stock and then drilling all the way through that dowel using the existing receiver screw holes in the old stock to guide the bit. Unfortunately, these stock holes are not very deep, so the alignment of the drill bit with the holes won't be great. Then the dowel can be placed in the receiver groove of the new stock and the holes in the dowel can be used to guide the drill bit to make new holes in the new stock. Does this sort of hole transfer sound reasonable? It looks like the holes are at about 30 degrees from horizontal and do not align with the center of the receiver tube. Once I get these screw holes drilled, then I also need to figure out how to get the counterbores for the screw heads to align with the holes.

Are people using some kind of jig to drill these holes? Please let me know what you would recommend.

Thanks,
John

 
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