It is interesting to see true beginning and end photos of a project. Showing the raw block of wood and then what it was turned into. Here are a few examples.
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Restock of a Superfox
This Superfox had been previously custom stocked by someone else and in 8 years time, the stock wrist had broken twice due to poor grain layout by the last stocker. There was no point in trying to repair it again. The forend was saved and a new buttstock was made for it to match in …
Restocking an Ithaca 37 in the “T” style.
Some of the most desirable Ithaca 37 shotguns were the Pre-War 37Ts (trap model). With their highly figured stocks and fine wrap around four-de-lis checkering patterns. This later Model 37 12g. with Vent Rib barrel was restocked in the style of those early 37Ts. Factory new old stock semi-insetted and rough profiled wood was used …
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Saving a heavily abused Lefever
This very early Lefever C grade Was broken through at the wrist, trigger guard broken, forend damaged and forend tip missing. All was repaired, then the wood refinished and re-checkered to put a lot of life back into this old gun. That piece of burl circassian walnut is just killer!
A Transformation on a Fox
Before and After photos of the restoration of original wood on a Fox B grade 16g.
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A Full Restoration of an Ithaca NID 28g.
This little 28g. Ithaca received a full restoration with all work, except Case Color, being done in house. A new buttstock was made from grade appropriate american walnut, the original forend received a new ebony wedge tip and was refinished. Original checkering on forend was recut and new checkering in factory style cut on the …
Complete restoration of a rare Parker GH.
This Parker GH is one of very few made with original 25″ barrels. The complete gun was restored to like new. A new stock and forend were made from figured circassian walnut, the barrels’ black & white finish was restored by Dale Edmonds, All metal was repaired and prepped for engraving to be recut by …
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A BMD Gunstocks Parker Repro with its bag.
A Restocked Parker Reproduction DHE 20g. with a handsome rooster.
A plain and simple restock of a VH 16g.
This old family gun had seen a lot of use over the years. The buttstock had been cut down very short and then a crude wood extension added on to make it shootable. The owner wanted the wood work put back right again. The gun was fitted with a piece of new, grade appropriate, American …