Styles of Rifle Stocks

 


 

Gary Goudy Classic Rifle Stock MOD.54 Winchester-Original Issue Style
Oberndorf Classic Mannlicher Rifle Stocks
Freischütz Classic Rollover Sporter
British Stalker Thumbhole Sporter
British Express Rifle Classic Original Issue Military
G & H High Comb Classic .22 Cal Stocks
G & H Classic-Open Sight Poor Man's Kimber

 


 

Gary Goudy Classic Rifle Stock

The Classic rifle stock as rendered by Gary Goudy of Dayton, WA, an outstanding and widely known stock maker and custom metalworker. He built the original patterns for this line of stocks. He built them like the classic stocks he provides his own customers, so they have some of the same characteristics of his fine custom gun work. This is the only rifle stock available from any manufacturer that was built by an independent professional custom gunstock maker with a national reputation. This stock is furnished completely shaped and it incorporates the correct lines and features associated with the classic style. It has a traditional classic round forearm. The cheek piece has a bead line (or shadow line). The flat-cut butt can be fitted with either a curved steel butt plate or a recoil pad. The pistol grip will accommodate any of the popular steel grip caps, including the skeleton grip caps. Its simple, uncluttered clean lines make it a stock with very subtle appeal. This stock may vary somewhat in appearance from model to model because it is available for a wide variety of different sized rifles and is scaled to conform to the frames of many different sized actions. However, this is the essential classic stock style of our line. It is available for most rifles, from big bores to rim fires.

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Oberndorf Classic

This rifle stock has authentic old world styling with features and refinements reminiscent of the very finest European sporting rifles of the high Victorian Age. This stock is made to resemble the sporting rifles built by early custom gun builders who pursued their craft near the Mauser Works in Oberndorf, Germany. Hence, the schnabel for-end tip, raised action-side panels, and period cheek piece with shadow line. It is furnished with an express rifle comb. It's available for all Mausers.

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Freischütz Classic

For the real purist. This is a more severely traditional example of the early cartridge era Mauser sporting rifle stock. Extra slim and trim with comb height for traditional open sights. Now available for most Mausers, including the M93, M94, M95, M96, M1910, M1936 Mexican, all of the various M98 small and large ring Mausers, and also the "Intermediate" length Lg.Rg. (VZ M29, FN 24, 29, Yugo. 24, etc.). We now also furnish most of the original Mauser sporting styles shown in old Mauser catalogs.

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British Stalker

This rifle stock incorporates the styling features and lines of a classic British sporter rifle stock. It is designed for carrying and for ease of a quick shot; hence the long grip. Suitable for telescopic sights, its comb is nonetheless a bit more off the line than other high comb spotters. Available for a limited number of small ring Mausers, including the M93, M95, and the M1910 to 1936 Mexican.

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British Express Rifle Classic

Our rendition of the best of the British express sight rifle stocks. This one has features and refinements, which are distinctly reflective of British style rifles of this type. This stock is also quite suitable for shooters who prefer open sights rather than a fixed scope. The comb height is somewhat lower than the Stalker, and is built for suitable non-Mauser rifles for which our Frieschütz model is not available. (We make some type of lower comb height classic style sporter rifle for most rifles commonly used with iron sights.)

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G & H High Comb Classic

There is no doubt that Griffin & Howe produced some of the very finest sporting rifles ever built in America (and are still doing so today, actually). Seymour Griffin and James V. Howe founded this company, a woodworker turned custom gunstock maker and a machinist turned firearms metalworker. These two recruited other outstanding firearms craftsmen, including another German custom gunstock maker named Ernest Kerner. The sporter rifles they produced established a standard of firearms quality that won them respect throughout the world. The rifles that gained them their original fame and prestige were mostly their sporterized Model 1903 Springfield's.

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G & H Classic-Open Sight

For the M1903 and M1903A3 Springfield we make two classic stock styles, which borrow heavily, but do not conform exactly, to the lines of original Griffin & Howe sporters made after WWI. One is made with comb height suitable for telescopic sights. The second has a lower comb for iron sights, and style-wise is of an earlier period.

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MOD.54 Winchester-Original Issue Style

We reproduce a variety of original issue style duplications. However, they are only nostalgic representations of originals, and are not intended to fool anyone. They usually vary somewhat from originals - especially with regard to inside inletting cuts. (Caveat Emptor.)

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Mannlicher Rifle Stocks

We furnish Mannlichers primarily in a classic style configuration. Most are furnished with undersized barrel grooves and without machining for muzzle band. We sometimes have Mannlichers available with a full original issue barrel channel machined. These can be furnished as "pre-fits" and are available at special prices.

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Rollover Sporter

This is considered to be the ultimate modern style rifle stock. Originally designed and built by Earl Roberts, with lots of input from various California gun nuts. (This was Earl Roberts,the original founder of Roberts Gunstocks Inc.; a company which was ultimately purchased by the Great American Gunstock Company.) The Rollover Sporter was Roberts Gunstocks' biggest seller. "The California style rifle stock designed and built by Californians." It has a large and very loyal following of shooters who insist that it is the best of all the modern sporters.
(They can all be safely assured that we intend to keep this style available.) This stock has a grip, which is very close, and it has palm swell that actually fits the hollow of the shooter's hand, so shooting is comfortable and effortless. In recent years this stock has enjoyed resurgent popularity by gaining new acceptance with silhouette shooters. The rollover sporter is sometimes machined from a rough turned blank which is pre-fitted with contrasting exotic wood tip and grip; so it is available to the customer at a special price. We now also furnish several of the original Reinhart Fajen rollover cheek piece styles including the Aristocrat and the Marksman Plus.

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Thumbhole Sporter

Since most sporting rifles are never available with factory issue thumbhole stocks, this style tends to be available only as a
custom built rifle. Our rendition of this style is both handsome and comfortable: fitting the shooting hand quite well, and
providing a good comb height for telescopic sights. Available in your choice of sporter forearm or the heavier varmint-weight forearm (2 1/4" wide).

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Original Issue Military

We furnish issue style reproductions of some military rifle stocks and hand guards. Sporter length military reproductions are priced
the same as sporter rifles. Original issue full stocks are priced the same as Mannlichers. Now available: FN 49, G-43 Mauser, M1 Garand, 1922 M22 Spr., U.S.M1898 Krag (.30-40), etc.[Hand guards are priced separately.]

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.22 Cal Stocks

For small rifles (.22 Cal.) with one-piece stocks, we make two basic styles. First, we make an original issue style low cost replacement.

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Poor Man's Kimber
We also make a nicely made Gary Goudy or other type classic style with cheek piece (normally with shadow line). These Classic stocks are scaled to conform normally to the reduced size of these rifles, and are normally built with comb height 1/4" higher and pull length approximately 1/2"
longer than factory original dimensions. There's nothing ordinary, however, about their design. They have all the correct lines, nuances, and refinements of fine high-grade custom rifle stocks.

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