So I’ve decided to restock my flintlock build, (the lock area of my muzzleloader crumbled as I tried to put in a new lock) and decided to use a factory second weatherby stock. The stock falls about a foot short of where I want it to end. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on species of wood I can use to finish the stock?
Go All out and get a blank from Wenig.
Make it a work of art!!!
That is what I did when the stock on my TC senica broke after fourty years of use .
Walnut or maple. I have a nice cherry stocked flintlock that is a bit different.
I have had good luck with Track of the Wolf. They do pattern pre-cut as well as blanks.
Walnut is the favored for it’s strength.
Maple is number 2 but can warp if not properly maintained but damn nice burling makes up for that.
Rosewood is to hard to work with. It is very dense so it usually used for caps and decorating.
I used to do a lot of stocks back in the day.
Took me about an hour to inlet the lock and more than two hours to inlet the butt plate.
But in the end she was ok with it?
Robert, man I busted a gut over that one, that’s funny