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Old 04-10-2011, 09:26 PM   #1
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Default Modifying a new stock for my Savage 12

I ordered a Boyd's Ross LH Thumbhole stock from Stocky's Stocks,and it showed up on friday.

It's funny how I can buy a LH stock for a LH action from Stocky's,but I can't get one directly from Boyd's.They only offer a LH stock for a RH action.
IMO,Boyd's sucks for this!
I wanted the Ross Varmint,but they only offered the Ross Sporter for my old staggered feed Model 12.

So going into this I knew that I'd have to open up the barrel channel for the heavy barrel that the Model 12 has.

I'm sorry that I didn't take any pics of the stock as it came.I didn't think about doing this thread until today,and I have already finished making the barrel fit into the stock.

This is a fairly simple process if you take your time,and stay centered with the stock.
I start by measuring the barrel with calipers,and then find out just how far I need to sand out the barrel chanel of the stock.
The barrel at the end of the stock was .940",so I just found a piece of 1" PVC pipe in my shop,wrapped some 100 grit sandpaper around it and went to work on the channel.
This takes some time,but you want to take a little off at one time.
You can always take more off,but it's a little hard to replace if you take too much.







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Old 04-10-2011, 09:38 PM   #2
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Like I said,Take your time and you will get great results.I now have a sporter stock with a barrel channel for a bull barrel.And all of the stock lines are still straight.
The barrel is also free floating with it completely clearing the entire length of the stock.





Now there are a few other areas of the stock that need some attention.
I don't like the area around the action tang.The safety is down in a channel and is hard to reach.
I'm going to file this area down with a Half-round file,and then finish sand when done.



The Thumbhole grip also needs some work,I want it to fit my hand as good as I can make it.
Boyd's does a great job of inletting their stocks,and the action fits really well.After I get all of the areas sanded to fit my taste,I'll Glass Bed the action,Finish sand the entire stock and put a few coats of finish on it.

I'll keep everyone updated with the progress. THB

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Well I took the Half round file and sandpaper to the tang area of the stock and got it shaped where I like it.
I just used a scribe to mark the stock around the tang and then filed down the material above the line.Then sanded everything smooth.

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Well since there have been 40+ views and 0 replies to this,I'll just continue my stock without wasting my time taking pictures and posting them here.

I guess everyone knows how to do this,or can figure it out on their own. THB

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Sorry THB, I was quite enjoying it.. That's a beautiful looking rifle you've got there, it just had a synthetic stock before right?
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Man, this is really well done, buddy.

And I've never seen a THB rifle with anything other than a synthetic stock. What possessed you?

I have one rifle with a thumbhole stock....and I really like it. It just fits.

Please carry on!

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THB if you want canebrake to post on your thread you better use something bigger than a Washington to show me the float clearance!



Nice work!

Please sir, I want some more.

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Damn man, I have been away for a couple of days and missed this thread, you really hit this one out of the park!! :drools:

You have done an awesome job hand finishing what was a basic stock into a real work of art.

Well done sir, well done!

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Excellent job THB! I like.

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Well since there have been 40+ views and 0 replies to this,I'll just continue my stock without wasting my time taking pictures and posting them here.

I guess everyone knows how to do this,or can figure it out on their own. THB
Please continue with the awesome posts. I missed it and wouldn't want you to think your work was not appreciated. Two thumbs way up!!
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