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Lons

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Has anyone made a new stock for an air rifle? I've found a few videos on youtube but all pretty poor.

I've aquired an old Diana (junior I think) .177 rifle which needs restoration. Metalwork isn't too much of a problem and it fires ok but the beech stock is badly affected by woodworm and I want to make a replacement in keeping with the original style. Enough is left to easily copy.

Any thoughts would be welcome

Bob
 

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somebody did one a little while ago on the forum. I cant for the life of me remember who it was though.
 

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marcros":31jpdaqk said:
somebody did one a little while ago on the forum. I cant for the life of me remember who it was though.
Thanks Marcros,
I'll do another search tonight. Didn't find anything first time around

Bob
 

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G'Day Lons,

I try to help but only with the photos. Below you find links to threads of Ukrainian airgunners forum. So the language is Russian, but probably photos will help you.

1. This man makes pistols grips and gunstocks http://airgun.org.ua/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 98&start=0

2. This too http://airgun.org.ua/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 86&start=0

3. Here you can find drawings for airguns and airpistols http://airgun.org.ua/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 33&start=0

4. Here bullpup gunstocks http://airgun.org.ua/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 58&start=0

5. And here examples of guns cases http://airgun.org.ua/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 98&start=0

I hope that this info will be usefull for you.

Regards,

Sergey.
 

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It will look better and be much more pleasant to use if you start with a piece of walnut rather than beech.
 

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Thanks for all the links guys.

I've maybe been a bit premature as I'm off on me hols on Friday and so it will be a month before I can start it.
I've decided to copy the existing stock as closely as I can as it's a very old Diana Junior model 22 and looks to be quite scarce. Having said that, I'll probably use timber already in my stock so probably mahogany and if successful then possibly another in beech to get the rifle back to as original condition as possible.

I also have a new and very nice Weihrauch with a synthetic stock and I fancy making a more traditional stock for that. Walnut would be my 1st choice.

Bob
 

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matthewwh":36hzkmrs said:
It will look better and be much more pleasant to use if you start with a piece of walnut rather than beech.
I'll happily accept the "look better", but why more pleasant to use?

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At least one of the magazines devoted to air wepons (Air Gunner?) has run a series of articles on custom building stocks in the past. It's been a long time since I looked, I was only looking for a new gun to kill the rats, but one of the mags I bought definately had such an article; which I found of more interrest that most of the rest of the mag :) Are there not any fora (=forums) for air gunners you could ask?

Tony Comber
 

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airgunbbs forum has certainly had some people make them in the past, with a few WIPs I think.

What you need is Dodge's duplicarver with gun stock attachment!
 

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shipbadger":t2farf23 said:
At least one of the magazines devoted to air wepons (Air Gunner?) has run a series of articles on custom building stocks in the past.
I think I may still have that issue - I'll take a look this evening
 

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marcros":2b00ofxf said:
somebody did one a little while ago on the forum. I cant for the life of me remember who it was though.
Like you, I can't remember who it was, but somebody definitely posted about a stock he'd made for an Air Arms target gun.

I remember it because it was beautifully made, but I didn't particularly like the rather square section of the forend and said so! Funny how things stick in your memory!
 
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