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Old 11-27-2007, 11:14 PM   #11
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Default Wood Stock for the 995?

If you're concerned about the fit when it comes to carving the stock or the risk of bashing up a good piece of rare wood, you could always try a technique I've been using for over a decade in prop manufacturing: Styrofoam!

It's cheap, easy to sculpt and can give you an idea of where to progress when it comes to the real media at pennies a cubic foot.

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Old 11-27-2007, 11:48 PM   #12
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I commented on this in the old forums. I've seen a couple of killer hand-carved stocks while my dad was making them, and the process really isn't that difficult, provided the gun is designed for it. The problem I foresee with the 995 is that the bolt slides back into the stock as it ejects and loads. This leaves a dangerously thin piece of wood covering that area of the stock, where plastic is already molded thin enough, strong enough. I have a feeling that synthetics are the way to go in the custom stock world with the 995. A foam/fiberglass stock has a lot of potential, so long as there is something added to the butt stock to keep it from stress cracking. Or perhaps a wooden stock with a metal slide cover. I think an all wooden stock leaves a little to be desired in longevity, unfortunately.

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Old 11-27-2007, 11:59 PM   #13
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Default Wood Stock for the 995?

Sorry silverado, I was unclear. I was thinking of making the stock in 2 halves, and putting them together. For me, it would have to be ghetto fabricated using mostly basic shop tools, and from scratch... no blanks. I figure if I do it in halves, I can do most of the work with a router, and hand carve any tricky parts. I'm curious to see how many variations may come of this. Come on guys, lets see those ideas!

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Old 11-28-2007, 05:26 AM   #14
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Default Wood Stock for the 995?

I should really be more careful when I throw out random ideas on this forum. I think Huggy's idea of doing the stock in pieces (like the AK) would probably work best.

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Old 11-28-2007, 09:07 AM   #15
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Default Wood Stock for the 995?

I think that a nice wood stock for my 995 would be great I just wonder why no one sells them.

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Default Wood Stock for the 995?

I think they'd be pretty labor-intensive as compared to the market demand. Lot of gun snobs out there. I'm just happy that the ATI came along.

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Default Wood Stock for the 995?

No worries about the idea Bridge, we'll only give you credit if it goes wrong :wink:
You did say the magic letters though... AK. I was actually thinking of trying plywood,mainly because when the two halves go together there are no visible seams. Now that AK was mentioned I'm looking at the AK and 995, and thinking of maybe trying something with seperate buttstock and hand guard.
I need to stay away from this forum, it gives me too many project ideas! :twisted:

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Old 11-28-2007, 02:46 PM   #18
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Default Wood Stock for the 995?

Actually, I think what I originally mentioned was my surprise that no one had tried to carve a Dragunov stock for a 995 Ã* la:



Although this might be equally nice:



I'm sure either one could be accomplished with only about 120 hours of labor and $500 which is reasonable for a carbine that costs $189.

And I want no credit at all since I'm sure somebody's gonna be losing some digits, either to a jigsaw or a spouse.

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Old 11-29-2007, 07:50 AM   #19
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The race is on! whos gonna be the first to develop a wooden stock for the carbine?

im not talking about a sloppy 2bit job or a block of 2x4 bolted to the gun, but a medium to hi-quality stock

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So... I should un-bolt the block of 2x4?? :shock:

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