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Reworking my 240 WBY stock

Reworking my 240 WBY stock
« on: January 21, 2018, 02:44:19 PM »
I'm finally getting around to finishing my 240 WBY stock. In my original post http://weatherbynation.com/index.php?topic=14749.msg137927#msg137927 I included a picture of my 240 WBY shortly after I first built it, which was 10+ years ago now. It's a Mauser 98 (1917 ERFURT) with an ER Shaw barrel and a Timney delux trigger. I had originally put a Fajen plastic stock on it.

Well a couple of years ago, I got a cheap Boyds plain jane stock with nothing and I mean nothing special going on. I started inletting it for my barrel and receiver and got it roughed in pretty close to where it needs to be. Then it sat on my bench for over a year until I decided to finally get back after it today.

A few months ago, I ordered a block of maple because I wanted to do something different. My thought was to do a maple tip and cap to give a lighter contrast to the walnut. I've seen a few custom rifles with this config and I really liked the finished product. So, here's the progress I made today on it. I will continue to post my progress as it comes along.

I plan on hand-checkering and glass-bedding before I send the metal parts out to be polished and re-blued.


JW

Re: Reworking my 240 WBY stock
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2018, 01:47:24 PM »
Worked for a couple hours on this today. Its probably 90% where I want it now, minus the barrel channel. Here are some updated pics.

JW

danno50

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Re: Reworking my 240 WBY stock
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2018, 07:41:14 PM »
Looking really good, keep us updated.
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Re: Reworking my 240 WBY stock
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 04:47:22 PM »
Looking really good, keep us updated.

Thanks danno50! I created a cap for the grip last night and attached it. Started sanding it in this afternoon. Slowly but surely making progress.

JW

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Re: Reworking my 240 WBY stock
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 02:26:08 PM »
WOW, looks great!  Keep posting pictures of your progress.