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My FWB124D walnut stock project is done☺ long with pics

December 1 2017 at 7:59 PM

Randy Stratman  (Login randy_68)
YC

I finally had some time to get started on my FWB stock project . I made a few mistakes along the way but for my First stock I think it turned out pretty good. It’s definatley not perfect but it’s better than a broken one.
This stock started life as a factory second for a Weatherby rifle from Calico Hardwoods in CA. It cost me $37.00 shipped . The only reason I see it was a second was the knot hole in the toe of the stock. Otherwise it is a great piece of wood.

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First up as getting a jig made and mounting the stock in it to cut the receiver channel. After getting it mounted up I needed to come up with a bit for the router. My uncle suggested making one out of a 1" wood bit and I knew I had one or two laying around so I dug one out and went to grinding on it. Problem was that the shank was 5/16" in dia and I needed 1/4" to fit the router. So I chucked it up in my lathe and turned it down. Worked out perfectly and did the job for me.

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The barrel channel is larger than 1" and I sanded it to size with a dowel rod wrapped with sandpaper. The receiver fitting was a chore and that is where I made some mistakes. I thought long and hard about how to get the front screw holes drilled at the correct angle. I came up with the idea of making a receiver tube jig out of a heavy piece of pic pipe which was the right dia. I taped it in the old stock and drilled it from the screw side out the other side so I would have my hole pattern. I then taped it in my new stock and drilled from the top side out. Worked perfectly!

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I’m limited on wood working tools, in fact I borrowed the router and some forstner bits from my uncle. Cutting the slot for the cocking linkage was harder than it seems. Every step of the way I was thinking about how I could screw this up. And I almost did a few times but I finally got it done.
I did screw up and take too much off where the trigger guard sits so I made an escutcheon to bring it back to the right height.
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I did a final test fit and shot it a few times to make sure it all worked then took it apart and started the final sanding. I finished it with Minwax Antique Oil finish. Now I have a nice FWB 124 with a walnut stock that I am proud to own.

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Thanks all for looking.
This was a fun and rewarding project and I'm already looking forward to my next one.


 
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Tommy
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Beautiful. A left hand version will be fine for my 124.

December 1 2017, 8:06 PM 


 
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Mike Ellingsworth
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looks good randy, a lot going on with the grain made a nice stock Nt

December 1 2017, 8:15 PM 


 
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Mike Ellingsworth
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looks good randy, a lot going on with the grain made a nice stock Nt

December 1 2017, 8:15 PM 


 
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bReTt
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YC

Very well done Randy!

December 1 2017, 10:00 PM 

I like it a lot. You should be proud of that.
Brett

 
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Joe C
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Awesome job!!!

December 1 2017, 10:30 PM 

Looks great for the first stock project you did good!!!!

 
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willy
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Where their's a well their's a way,awesome""

December 1 2017, 10:51 PM 



    
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MikefromMidland
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Outstanding Job!! nft.

December 1 2017, 11:20 PM 


 
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Mike Ellingsworth
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yes X 2 my 1st response was not good enough l o l-- nt

December 2 2017, 12:06 PM 


 
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TCooper
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Very nice

December 2 2017, 12:30 AM 

I drooled on my keyboard. Beautiful rifle! Thanks for posting.

 
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Dutch
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Why not build that area back up with a piece of

December 2 2017, 3:59 AM 

with a piece of epoxied ebony and sand it in to where it should be?

 
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Randy Stratman
(Login randy_68)
YC

Re: Why not build that area back up with a piece of

December 2 2017, 10:22 AM 

Hi Dutch
I could have done that too but I went with the brass bushing epoxied in the stock so its a nice solid fit. Plus it is sorta hidden under the trigger guard.

 
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Derrick
(Login derrick38k)
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Randy, that looks amazing. You really did a nice job.

December 2 2017, 6:48 AM 

If the trigger guard bothers you, I wonder if you could replace it with a different trigger guard that is a bit deeper. Would likely need some inletting, but it might be an option. I bought an anschutz trigger guard off eBay recently with the idea of retrofitting it to an otherwise nice rifle that has a stamped sheet metal guard.

Appreciate the tip on how you located the forend screws. Thank you again for sharing your work.

 
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dave
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wow

December 2 2017, 9:41 AM 

that thing is gorgeous, what scope mounts do you have on?

thanks

 
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Randy Stratman
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Re: wow

December 2 2017, 10:20 AM 

that is a medium one piece Sportsmatch for the FWB and a 3x9x32 Beeman 66R Blue Ribbon scope

 
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ChrisLJ
(Login Pb82Air)
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Excellent job ...

December 2 2017, 10:25 AM 

That nice piece of wood turned out great, and you should be proud. Love to use that Minwax Antique Oil, and leaving the pores open allows it to still look like wood and not molded plastic. Well done!

 
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Bill Zizzi
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Beautiful, Wish checkering was simple

December 2 2017, 11:15 AM 

Pistol grip checkering would put that stock over the top, wish I knew how, if it were simple everyone would cut checkering themselves.

 
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Randy Stratman
(Login randy_68)
YC

Funny you should mention that

December 2 2017, 11:46 AM 

as that is one of my next projects to learn

 
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Randy Stratman
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For those that hadn't seen the original gun

December 2 2017, 1:07 PM 

Before pics with original broken beech stock. This is a very early 4 digit sn gun from 1973 or earlier.
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Ed Krzynowek
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Looks Good From Here

December 2 2017, 4:03 PM 

Hope it shoots as well.

Safe and Happy Shooting!

Ed Krzynowek, The Airgun Tune-Meister


"We can rebuild the squirrel. Make him stronger, faster...We have the technology"---Skyler M.

 
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