Machine Inletted, which is also referred to as Semi-Inletted or ninety-five percent inletted, items have been machine shaped and inletted and the necessary holes have been drilled. (There are specific stocks that may have a hole that is drilled during the fitting process and cannot be predrilled) These pieces are left slightly oversized to allow for the variances in the gunmetal and will require final fitting to the action, trimming to the metal where the wood meets the action as well as final sanding, checkering if desired and application of desired finish. The two-piece pump/auto pieces will take the least amount of skill to fit, boxlock over/ unders and side by sides and centerfire bolt action rifles will require a higher skill level. Sidelock guns should be reserved for trained professionals. Suppliers such as Brownells will have all the necessary tools needed such as files, chisels, gouges, finishes, inletting pins, etc.
COMPLETELY FINISHED! If the customer is needing/wanting a new buttstock, forend, or rifle stock, and wants it on their gun ready to shoot when they receive it, this is the top of the line option!! Our completely finished stocks include the machining, hand fitting, sanding, standard 22 line per inch point checkering, our special formulated two-component urethane finish, which is available in 20, 40 or 60 sheen, and the choice of a recoil pad or butt plate. There are also upgrade options including traditional oil finish and many different checkering patterns. We have an extensive stock pattern list to choose from or we can build to the customer's supplied dimensions. **Note: Duplicating customer's pattern or building a pattern to match customer's dimensions will include additional charges.
Duplication of customers stocks is another service that is offered, the supplied stock is taped to protect it from being marked by the stylus and is returned looking just as supplied. Damaged or broken stocks can usually be repaired enough to duplicate in the event another useable pattern is not available. Those customers with Synthetic stocks may also have them duplicate in a wood of their choice.
Our custom fitting service will give you the benefits of reduced recoil, point of impact placement, ease of mounting and will make your gun more enjoyable to shoot. The fitting will concentrate on proper positioning of the recoil pad in your shoulder pocket, comfortable grip with your finger behind the trigger, the palm swell, if desired, being sized and located properly and the proper comb configuration. In years past the “Try Stock” method was very common, and is still used by some stock makers. Although there are many adjustments made with this method, we believe it won't achieve the best results. We choose to start with a standard stock and build it to the customers' preferences, we call this the "Pattern Stock."
We schedule custom fittings daily. You will need to arrive at 7 am and plan on spending the day with us. We will start by building your pattern, while adjustments are being made you will have a chance to choose your blank of wood to be used for your final stock. Once the pattern is ready, the selected blank will be machined and hand fitted to your action. Next, you will get to shoot your gun with the new stock, having an opportunity to do any necessary final tuning. Before you leave, you will need to choose your desired checkering and finish! When your job is completed we will call you for shipping preferences!