1. The stock duplication process uses the original sock for the pattern so it must be submitted to be duplicated. Don’t worry about how bad it is. Any repairs or defects of the pattern will need to be corrected before duplicating either by the customer or by us. We can only duplicate what we are duplicating from. Any modifications needed for changes in the pattern will result in an extra charge. Some examples include L.O.P., adding a check piece or a wider forearm, etc. Our experienced operator on the duplicator is able to get the finished stock to within .05 of the original on all stocks that are to be fitted in the house. The ones were we do not have the iron parts to be fitted will be left at .15 strong to allow for the in-letting of the stock by the customer
Shaping and in-letting a gunstock from a slab of walnut or other hardwood is no easy task. In fact, many beginners who attempt such a project find their half-finished blanks ending up as expensive kindling. Even the professional stock makers who have successfully completed dozens of gunstocks from wood slabs, find it more convenient to purchase the semi-inletted stocks (those that have been preshaped and in-letted by machine) and completing the job from that point.
Here at Bose’s Guns, we understand how time-consuming this task is and purchased a duplicator 7 years ago to speed up the in-letting and duplicating process by doing everything in-house.
The duplication process is very handy to have when there are more broken or wore stocks than we can find replacements for that match the original dimensions. This is key to keeping the original look and feel to your firearm.
2. In-letting is the process of taking the stocks that we make in our duplicator and fit them to the metal parts to give that perfect wood to metal finish. All metal parts must be included when requesting this service. The butt-plate or recoil pad if one is to be installed should be included or purchased through us.
Stock will be fully in-letted and sanded to a 400 grit. Ready for checkering or finishing.
In-letting prices apply only to 95% stocks, do not include checkering, stock finish, butt-plate or other accessories added to the stock.
3. Fitting of all stock accessories is next.
4. The quality of a fine rifle or shotgun is often judged by the checkering. In addition to the functional aspect of providing a firm non-slip grip of the stock, custom checkering adds to the appearance and value. Care is taken so that the checkering blends with the gunstock while allowing the owner a personal statement in its design.
At Bose’s Guns, the old world craftsmanship is carried out in our checkering with the use of hand tools and new age power tools to bring any pattern you have in mind to life.
5. Finishing the stock is the final step.
Buttstocks Average Cost To Complete
Cost Of Wood If Not Supplied Starting at $75
Duplicating Buttstocks Starting at – $95
In-letting Buttstock Starting at $35
Checkering Buttstock Starting at $85
Recoil Pad Installation + Cost Of The Pad Starting at $45
Finishing Buttstock Starting at $35
Total For Buttstock Starting at $370
Forearm Average Cost To Complete
Cost Of Wood If Not Supplied Starting at $25
Duplicating Forearm Starting At $75
In-letting Forearm Starting at $35
Checkering Forearm Starting at $85
Finishing Forearm Starting at $35.00
Total For Forearm Starts at $255
Rifle Stock Average Cost To Complete
Cost Of Wood If Not Supplied Starts at $150
Duplicating Rifle Stock Start At $125
In-letting Rifle Stock Starting at $100
Checkering Rifle Stock Starting at $175
Recoil Pad Installation + Cost Of The Pad Starting at $45.00
Finishing Rifle Stock Starting at $75
Total For Rifle Stock Starting at $670
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