Airforce Texan -The Making of a Custom Wood Stock

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    yoopper
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    Hi,

    I bought an A.F. Talon P a while back and after shooting it a bit, decided it needed a stock to hang on to. I picked up a 2.5×12" plank of basswood and laid out a stock, using the gun as a template. Basswood works like Styrofoam, so cutting and shaping went quickly. For finish I used light walnut stain and Varathane as a final finish. The eagle and flag were done with a woodburning pencil before finishing.

    Since basswood is very lightweight,  the pistol now turned rifle carries easily. I've recently swapped a 24 inch barrel for the original 12 inch tube. One of the great things about the Air Force guns is they are easily customized to the owner's preferences. Now I need to decide what to build with the leftover 12 barrel.

    Howard 

     

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    Loren
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    Yoopper, very well done!!

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    Imold
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    Good Job. Looks nice.👍

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    Imold
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    Well I got my glue and in a bit I’ll get my boards glued together for the stock adventure.

    I need to clean my work area.

     

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    Loren
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    Okay, I'm done for  now. 🙂

     

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    ackuric
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    Absolutely stunning. Love all the final touches you arrived at. Now you're going to have a full inbox of requests! Lol

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    davidsng
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    Wow! Great work!  Turned out perfect.  How many hours did it take all in all.

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    Loren
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    davidsng

    Wow! Great work!  Turned out perfect.  How many hours did it take all in all.

    A life time of hours!  

    Not being a wise ass, but I have the spent the last 40 years designing and building things (I'm an engineer), so when you ask how many hours did it take, it is really a very open question.  Like how long did it take Pablo Picasso to paint a painting…a couple of hours or …. a life time.  

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    Imold
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    Now that turned out Very Nice, I like it.

     

    How does it feel when you shoulder it ?

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    Loren
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    Thanks guys! 

    lmold…It feels really good in the hand.  It is very heavy!  Big scope, big long rifle, stock weighs 3 1/2 lbs.  It will be perfect for my purpose, which is shooting off a bench.

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    Imold
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    Loren

    Thanks guys! 

    lmold…It feels really good in the hand.  It is very heavy!  Big scope, big long rifle, stock weighs 3 1/2 lbs.  It will be perfect for my purpose, which is shooting off a bench.

    That’s the only way I shoot my Texan .357 and .45, off bench and tetherd.

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    Imold
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    Never did post a pic of the start of my attempt to do a stock.

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    T3PRanch
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    Loren,

    You did a fantastic job of making that  "Sleeper" Texan. At first glance it does not even look like a Texan at all! Well done.

    Your sewing work is world class also.

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    Loren
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    Thurmond, thanks!!  

     

    Lmold,  keep at it!  

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    Gunnertrones
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    GREAT project!! 👍👍

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    Willie14228
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    Can't help it 😂 look at all the HF gear in your shop. 

    Also a .60 Plane  man after my own heart 

     

    @loren that is some good looking gun furniture

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    Footloose
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    Loren

    davidsng

    Wow! Great work!  Turned out perfect.  How many hours did it take all in all.

    A life time of hours!  

    Not being a wise ass, but I have the spent the last 40 years designing and building things (I'm an engineer), so when you ask how many hours did it take, it is really a very open question.  Like how long did it take Pablo Picasso to paint a painting…a couple of hours or …. a life time.  

    IMHO Picasso could t paint to save his life…Your stock IS a work of art .

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    Joekrooz
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    Wow! I really like that it’s one one of a kind.  Excellent workmanship, looks great!

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    Imold
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    Slowly but surely I’m getting closer to outlining mine on my blank Loren.  I’m going to go with more of a skeleton butt stock area, kinda on the lines of the Wildcat. I still need to go thru my router bits but I think I have what I need, I’ll probably get the bulk stock cut out tonight on the bandsaw and then go from there. I kinda a have a few things going on so it’s hard to just focus on one thing right now. This is what I’ll cut out of the blank and go from there.

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    Imold
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    Looks like I’ll get two ruff blanks out of my single blank.

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