These are actual production stocks, showing the shaping of particular stock patterns.
They can be carved in any wood you desire.
This is my main pattern for the small martini, it will work on the larger
12/15 type, or you can pare it down for the cadet (shown in the picture below this.) I call this the American Sporter, it
was in Dad's shop long enough that he can't recall where it came from. I bore these for the drawbolt (35.00) and it
is pretty simple to fit them up.
Here we are winter of 05.
Having aquired a Cadet action and a Kimber .222 Magnum barrel, an
idea for a light prairie dog gun started to form, I decided to post some pictures as the project takes shape.
Taking the action and barrel to John McGlothin in Raton, it
was decided the barrel could be cut back and rechambered to .218 Bee. The lever had been cut off sometime in the past,
so an extension will be welded on, and the new stock will determine the needed arch and length for the lever.
I will be working on a forearm pattern next.
Pics will be posted as time allows and the project progresses.
Here is my cadet in the early stages, buttstock fit and bedded. The lever
and pistolgrip still rough. The buttplate is not fit yet.
At this point the buttplate is fit and bedded, the forearm has been inlet
to the barrel and receiver, then glassbedded. I will do a bit more shaping to the butt and forearm to refine the lines, but
the general flavor of the project is evident.
This is the buttplate fit on the unfinished stock. It will be bead blasted and blued, which will give it a matte finish similar to a rust