4595 Wood Stock

Discussion in 'Hi-Point Carbines' started by Hdonly, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. Hdonly

    Hdonly Member

    Has anyone attempted to make a wooden stock for the carbines? I have been thinking about it and wondered what problems anyone that may have done this ran in to. I like wood and steel. Love my 4595 but just am not a black rifle fan.
     
  2. MachoMelvin

    MachoMelvin Well-Known Member

    I would love to have a Classic wood stock in any caliber?
     
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  3. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    Anything can be done.
    Just a matter of time and money. We've had several here that made a folding stock.
    Attaching a wood stock should therefore be feasible.
    What about the front handgrips though?
     
  4. Hdonly

    Hdonly Member

    My original thoughts were a complete wooden stock. The more I look and think about it, it just may not work very well. The inletting would make the wood too thin in many places. To do anything about that, you would probably end with a stock that is way too large on the outside to be comfortable. The magazine well and trigger assembly would be another problem. I am beginning to understand why no one is doing this. Not that it couldn't be done, but I now the effort involved just may not be worth it. Sure would look good though to us wood and steel folks. I am going to keep thinking about it though. Maybe some metal inside where the wood would be so thin. Here again, would it be worth the trouble? Probably not. Oh well, nevermind.
     
  5. A buddy of mine suggested using laminated plywood with steel reinforcements for the thinner areas. We concluded that weight would be an issue.
     
  6. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    I know a guy here who is thinking about doing it. Have to wait and see
     
  7. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    I planned on it, but got sidetracked so many times I just decided not to.
     
  8. Hipointer

    Hipointer Member

    Oooooo...that would be tough(no pun intended). Laminated wood might work, but I think the first time you tried to break it down for a good cleaning, you might really run the risk of cracking the stock somewhere.

    It would look cool though.
     
  9. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Maybe a thin wooden shell lined with Fiberglas, Acra-Glas, or some similar thing for the fore end?

    The problem would be connecting it to the gun, in a way allows the action cover to fit well. Longer bolts, probably, or reinforced holes.

    There's no reason you couldn't make the pistol grip a totally separate piece....I think.

    I like wood a lot, but I see no reason to do it. I feel the same way about ARs and Remington Nylon 66's, they are what they are, why try to make them fit a different world?
     
  10. Hdonly

    Hdonly Member

    I have found some high performance wood hardeners that impregnate wood with high strength resins. Might be the answer to the thin areas. Finish all the inletting and shaping, then soak the stock in one of these products. Would be similar to stabilized wood.

    Gun owners constantly remake their firearms fit in a "different world". That's just what we do. Take an SKS as a perfect example. They all came in wooden stocks ( except some Chinese plastic ). There are many styles of aftermarket stocks that are worlds apart from the original configuration.

    It's just part of the "Fun with Guns"
     
  11. sarahsmom

    sarahsmom Supporting Member

    Wooden stock would be :cool:!
     
  12. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Yeah, that could be a way to go.

    You mean..."that's just what a few of us do."
    The other 90% of us don't fiddle with things that much. We appreciate that others feel the need, and we appreciate the effort, and sometimes the results.
    But most of us will simply buy the gun we want, instead of putting $1000 of work into a $100 gun to make it worth $150.:p


    Yeah, I despise those, I have some of them laying against the wall, across from the properly outfitted wood stocks that are on the guns now.;)
     
  13. Dragonbreath

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  14. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    Just cheat. Even after holding this ive had people think it was wood.
     

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  15. Hdonly

    Hdonly Member

    I guess I am just a real wood guy. I like working with wood. I even made some armrests for my truck out of some oak that I had laying around. I recently got a small wood milling machine from my brother that is perfect for milling the inside of rifle stocks. Ordered some ball router bits to cut the barrel channel. Already have straight cutters. My brother builds guitars and got a larger machine for his work. I have also made several grips for various guns that I own. I am really locking forward to giving this stock a try, even it it doesn't work out. You never know till you try.
     

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  16. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Very cool! Take lots of pics!:)
     
  17. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    That looks a lot like the old "tenite" stock on my Savage-built JC Higgins .22.
     
  18. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    Love the grips in that last picture!
     
  19. Hdonly

    Hdonly Member

    I made the last ones from a left over piece my brother gave me. The rest of that piece is a guitar neck on oneof his builds. I get a lot of good scraps from him that are just the right size for handgun grips. He is the real wood worker though. Here is one of his guitars he made.
     

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  20. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    Well........
     

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