Laminate stocks....

Laminate stocks....

Joined: October 30th, 2009, 3:28 am

April 24th, 2010, 1:47 pm #1

Any of you guys out there ever refinish one? Im curious if the color runs all the way through the wood or is it just on the surface? I seen the Richards Microfit stocks for a QB 78 and not the 79, so in order to use one on a 79, some cuting and shapeing will be needed. I would hate to mess up the forend finish trying to make it work. Im trying to learn from somebody eles mistakes.
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Joined: July 31st, 2009, 2:05 pm

April 24th, 2010, 2:25 pm #2

I always "believed" the lams were soaked in dye, then laminated. I just emailed Richards MicroFit and asked them and also asked them for an update if they have any other Air Rifle stocks now available. I'll post their answer. I remember seeing a Savage 110 rifle at my local range, green and orange lam, and it was beautiful !
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April 24th, 2010, 4:36 pm #3

Any of you guys out there ever refinish one? Im curious if the color runs all the way through the wood or is it just on the surface? I seen the Richards Microfit stocks for a QB 78 and not the 79, so in order to use one on a 79, some cuting and shapeing will be needed. I would hate to mess up the forend finish trying to make it work. Im trying to learn from somebody eles mistakes.
<p>The color is impregnated into the wood so keep sanding, it will be the same color until you run out of wood.</p><p>Here's a few on my QB customs both Richards stocks and Mike Abernethy stocks fitted to 79's</p><p> </p><p><img alt="Customs.JPG" src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1272126973.JPG"> </p>

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April 24th, 2010, 4:40 pm #4

I always "believed" the lams were soaked in dye, then laminated. I just emailed Richards MicroFit and asked them and also asked them for an update if they have any other Air Rifle stocks now available. I'll post their answer. I remember seeing a Savage 110 rifle at my local range, green and orange lam, and it was beautiful !
pete
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April 24th, 2010, 4:55 pm #5

<p>The color is impregnated into the wood so keep sanding, it will be the same color until you run out of wood.</p><p>Here's a few on my QB customs both Richards stocks and Mike Abernethy stocks fitted to 79's</p><p> </p><p><img alt="Customs.JPG" src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1272126973.JPG"> </p>

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Ive been driving myself crazy trying to figure out my next purchase for a gun project, but I already have a perfect candidate. Did your 79 forend come shaped like that or is that your spin on it? on Mikes web site he mentioned QB78 but not 79.
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April 24th, 2010, 6:36 pm #6

<p>The stocks you buy from Richards are made to fit the QB78 you have to inlet the tank block, same for Mike Abernethy stocks they also are for the 78 and have to be inleted for the tank block and the tank..</p><p>Here's a QB custom .308 in a Richards TacDriver stock.</p><p> </p><p><img alt="QB32C.JPG" src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1272134148.JPG"> </p>

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April 24th, 2010, 7:00 pm #7

Many seem to avoid us South Paws..sad..When we shop for any Stock or Air Gun, many times we have to ask the retailer if the item is Ambi or can be used by a Left handed person. In some cases, we get the feeling their eyes just roll to the heavens......I will not name the retailers, but you buy from them. Commomnly, their web site does not mention the compatibility to a left handed person.
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April 24th, 2010, 7:11 pm #8

Yes, I know. Yes, but I find the best way for a supplier of any item, is to ask, time and time again. Then, perhaps, they will see light. And maybe, find out what the market wants. Major manufactures and retailers are constantly feeling out markets. We are aware of the cost to set up for a new item, such as a rifle or pistol stock. And, we are aware of missing a marketing opportunity. Suppliers do no run the market. The consumer does. This is something that Washington will learn in November.
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Joined: July 6th, 2009, 8:48 pm

April 24th, 2010, 7:44 pm #9

Any of you guys out there ever refinish one? Im curious if the color runs all the way through the wood or is it just on the surface? I seen the Richards Microfit stocks for a QB 78 and not the 79, so in order to use one on a 79, some cuting and shapeing will be needed. I would hate to mess up the forend finish trying to make it work. Im trying to learn from somebody eles mistakes.
Boyd's gunstocks sells laminate stocks with no inlet so you can pretty much cut the inlet for just about any rifle, I've been thinking about getting a thumbhole stock for my old sheridan blue streak, Boyd's also sells blanks in a bunch of different colors.
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April 24th, 2010, 8:11 pm #10

Many seem to avoid us South Paws..sad..When we shop for any Stock or Air Gun, many times we have to ask the retailer if the item is Ambi or can be used by a Left handed person. In some cases, we get the feeling their eyes just roll to the heavens......I will not name the retailers, but you buy from them. Commomnly, their web site does not mention the compatibility to a left handed person.
Pete
Richards will cut them left or right handed, not a problem on CNC stock cutting machines.

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