Shotgun Styles

Wenig New American Style - Throughout our years of working with our customers, we have noticed a "general trend" in the custom stocks we build. Most shooters--Trap, Sporting Clays, Skeet, or Field--need a Monte Carlo type stock with an offset parallel comb, closer grip, and toe out. This allows the shooter to keep his/her head upright and provides for more overall stability. So, we have designed a new stock, the Wenig New American Style, that combines these features to provide the shooter with the most comfortable stock ever made. Approximate dimensions for the New American Style are 1-3/8 x 1-3/8 x 2-1/2 x 14-1/4 with a 1/4" offset comb and a 3/8" toe out (no offset at heel). This style also features a palm swell and 3" grip length from back of trigger guard. The New American Style can be made for any shotgun make/model. We have already made New American Style patterns for many guns, and we can make a new pattern (extra charges may apply) if we do not already have one.

Wenig Ladies Stock - Our new Ladies Stocks are basically a "more extreme" version of our New American Style and are designed (down pitch & parallel comb) to help reduce the recoil. The Wenig Ladies Stock provides for a deeper Monte Carlo, more offset in the comb, an even closer grip, shorter length of pull, and an exaggerated toe out. With approximate dimensions of 1-5/8 x 1-5/8 x 3 x 13-1/4, an offset comb of 1/8", and a toe out of 1/2", this stock works great for both women and beginning youth shooters. You may also order our "High Comb" Ladies Stock, which features a 1/4" higher comb, making approximate dimensions 1-3/8 x 1-3/8 x 3 x 13-1/4.

Crossover Stocks - The Wenig Crossover stocks are designed for either the right hand shooter who shoots with his left eye, or for the left hand shooter who shoots with his right eye. Dimensions will vary depending on the shooter's needs. For best results, these stocks should be custom-fit to the individual.

Field Style - This style is duplicated from the factory original stocks, and approximate dimensions will vary with each model. In some cases, Wenig has modified the original factory dimensions into more appropriate 1-1/2 x 2-1/2 x 14-1/4 field dimensions.

Monte Carlo Trap - Similar grip and length of pull to the factory stocks, but with a higher, parallel comb and a Monte Carlo cut. Approximate dimensions are 1-3/8 x 1-3/8 x 2-3/8 x 14-1/4.

Rollover Cheekpiece - Resembling the Aristocrat style, this stock features a rollover comb with a cheekpiece and a palm swell on the tear grip.

Straight Trap - This style does not have a Monte Carlo cut or parallel comb, but it does feature the higher comb. Approximate dimensions are 1-3/8 x 1-7/8 x 14-1/4.

Thumbhole Stocks - The Wenig Thumbhole is undoubtedly the most comfortable thumbhole on the market. Designed with a rollover cheekpiece and an offset, parallel comb, this stock allows the shooter to keep both his head and hand upright and in a much more comfortable position. For best results, these stocks should be custom-fit to the individual.

Euro Style - This stock design is the compromise between the parallel comb New American and a field style stock, it still utilizes the offset, toe out, and grip design of the New American and has a gentle drop at the comb, approximate dimensions are  1-5/8 x 2-1/4 x 2- 3/4  

Wood Descriptions

American Walnut

This wood comes from the species Juglans Nigra, Juglans Hindsii,  It is a very stable dense wood with colors that range medium red to a rich chocolate brown. The highly figured blanks are typically either Feather Crotch or Fiddleback. This was the wood of choice on most American made traditional guns.

Claro Walnut

This wood comes from the species "Juglans California" which is very similar to American Walnut. These trees are native to California and typically have more contrasting red and brown than the American Walnut,  keeping similar grain patterns. Claro is typically softer than  American Walnut.

English Walnut

This wood comes from the species "Juglans Regia" that originated in Iran, it is also commonly referred to as “French," “Circassian," and  “Turkish." The English Walnut we provide comes from Northern California.  Many of these trees are eighty to one hundred years old. English Walnut is a very dense stable wood, with dark brown to black mineral lines and high contrasting honey color. English was typically always used by the finest European gunmakers.

Turkish Walnut

This wood comes from the species "Juglans Regia" that originated in Iran, and is the same species as English Walnut. Although the mineral content in the Turkish soil gives the wood a different color, it still has the dark brown or black mineral lines. The base color of the wood tends to have a range from light honey to a subtle orange cast. These trees can be as old as two hundred years and have trunk diameters in excess of ten feet. The exhibition blanks are highly prized and are found on some of the worlds finest guns.

Bastogne Walnut

This is a hybrid cross between the Claro Walnut and the English Walnut tree, it is grown in the western United States and  the wood tends to have a mixture of the colors from both trees and the figure is predominately Fiddleback. This is a very dense wood usually being slightly heavier than the other Walnuts. This wood is a favorite of the custom rifle makers for the magnum caliber rifles.

Maple

This is a lightweight yet dense wood that has been a long time favorite for gunstocks, it is a light colored wood with several desirable grain patterns including Fiddleback, Shell Flame or Quilted, and Burl. This wood typically comes form the pacific northwestern United States

 

Rifle Styles

 Classic  Factory - Duplicate dimensions from original factory stock
 Anschutz  Anschutz - High Monte Carlo comb approximately bore height; wide forend; non-rollover cheekpiece; thumbrest for more upright hand position; rail cut available
 benchrest  Benchrest - High straight comb approximately bore height; wide forend; non-rollover cheekpiece; thumbhole benchrest available; rail cut available
 Benchrest  Classic - Straight comb with no Monte Carlo cut; also features a non-rollover, shadowline cheekpiece
 Lincoln-Silhouette  Lincoln Silhouette - Similar to the Thumbhole Silhouette; high Monte Carlo comb and thumbhole provide for upright head and hand for more comfortable shooting
 Mannlicher  Mannlicher - Forend extends to the length of the barrel; can be used in combination with any of the other styles
 Monte-Carlo-Classic  Monte Carlo Classic - Designed for the shooter who likes the Classic design with shadowline cheekpiece, but needs a higher, Monte Carlo comb for better fit
 Rollover Cheekpiece  Rollover Cheekpiece - Similar to the Aristocrat style; Monte Carlo stock with a rollover cheekpiece and tear-drop grip with palm swell
 Thumbhole-Sporter  Thumbhole Sporter - Typically used for scoped rifles; features a rollover cheekpiece and thumbhole tear-drop grip
 varminter Varminter - Wider forend; rollover cheekpiece; tear-drop grip; heavier all the way around

 

Terminology

Length of Pull  (LOP): 

This is the measurement from the trigger to the end of the stock or pad

Drop at Comb (DAC): 

This is the measurement from the parallel line of the barrel rib to the comb, it is typically taken at the front and at the rear of the comb

Drop at Heel (DAH):

This is the measurement from the parallel line of the barrel rib to the heel or top of the pad

Drop Comb:

A stock configuration in which the comb of the stock drops at an angle from the front to the rear

Parallel Comb:

A stock configuration in which the comb is the same drop from front to rear

Cast On/Off:

  A stock configuration in which the stock centerline  is at a tangent from the bore from front to rear

Offset Comb:

A configuration in which the comb of the stock is in a parallel offset to the bore

Adjustable Comb:

A comb in the stock that has been cut and had internal hardware installed to allow the comb to be raised as well as shifted to either side to adjust pint of impact

Sideplate:

A metal piece that fits next to the action, typically found on engrave actions

Side lock:

An action that has the hammer mechanisms attached  to removable sideplates.Typical sidelock actions would be L.C. Smith, Beretta  SO series,

Boxlock:

Typical Over / Under and  Double Barrel actions that have internal hammer mechanisms

Manlincher Stock:

This is a full length rifle stock that extends to about one to two inches from the muzzle

FAQ

How do I ship my gun? 

You can ship your gun by UPS or by Fedex directly to us, you may also ship it from your local dealer if you would like.  Most important thing to remember is to package it well! Feel free to call the office with any questions concerning the best way to protect your items!

Do I need an FFL for you to ship my gun back directly to me?

The ATF regulations state that we have to ship bakc to the address it was recieved from.  If you ship from a local FFL then that is where we will ship it back to. The only exception is that we can ship to another FFL if you request.  We will not however be able to ship to your home address unless that is the address it came from.   Call the office if tyou have additional questions about this topic.

How do I insure my gun in transit?

The common carriers such as UPS. Fedex, etc, all have insurance available and it is priced typically in $1000 increments.

What is left for me to do on a Machine Inletted Stock?

Although these have been shaped and drilled, there is still final fitting that needs to be done to the action, as well as trimming around the metal. This will allow for the variances in the action size and allow for a proper fit. After fitting you will need to do the final sanding, checkering if you desire, and finish.

How do I know if my wood is dry?

You will need a moisture meter designed for this application, we need the wood at 10% or below moisture content. You may be able to find a business such as, a hardwood dealer, custom cabinet shop, or furniture store that would have a proper meter or you can always stop by our office and we would be happy to test it for you.

Do you have a place that I can shoot my gun at your facility?

Yes, we have a pattern board, ATA Trap and Sporting Clays Trap, five minutes from the shop!

 

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