savage 93r17 left handed thumbhole stock

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by badeye, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. badeye

    badeye New Member

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    This is my .17hmr lefty Savage wearing its new stock. It took me a while to complete this project,i went SLOW with it. The most HIGH TECH tools i used were a dremel and a jig saw! lol Lots of sandpaper and elbow grease were then employed! I searched the net to try and find one that i could simply order to no avail. There were lots of stocks for a right handed rifle available but none for a southpaw. The end result,satisfaction in doing it myself. The rifle shoots laser straight and i wouldnt part with it! Hope yall like it. Eye
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  2. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    Excellent job! Shines like a baby's a$$. I like your AVATAR also - is that the CVA Phil. Derringer?
     

  3. badeye

    badeye New Member

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    Yep,thats the Phil Derringer. My WIFES gun! 44 caliber! The Savage stock ended up with Formbys 0000 steel wool for the final shine. Thanks for the reply. I worked on it mostly after work in the evenings an hour or 2 here and there. Eye
     
  4. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    Depending on whether you applied an oil finish or not, an old trick I learned years ago was to final buff the wood with a piece of brown paper grocery bag on an RA or DA sander.
     
  5. CCW357

    CCW357 New Member

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    badeye,
    From another lefty you did an outstanding job. Excelent work..
     
  6. badeye

    badeye New Member

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    Thanks for checking it out and the encouraging words. I have another piece of walnut left.....my Ruger 10/22 T may be the next project. Ive made grip panels for my Llama 45 and wrap around finger groove grips for my Springfield. They would look better checkered but i dont know how to do that. Mine have to be smooth.
    Im not sure about the inletting on the Ruger,it looks more involved than the Savage. I may give it a try. Thanks again,Eye
     
  7. badeye

    badeye New Member

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    Thanks for the tip. Id like an opinion.....on a Ruger 10/22 t,do u think Keep factory stock or go for it on a home built one? Also,any ideas of the layout of said custom/homemade stock?