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Old 03-22-2019, 10:11 PM
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I like it- reminds me of my Crosman 140 pellet gun stock- Elm, but with a similar distinctive grain pattern.
That makes sense as Hackberry is considered a member of the Elm family.
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Old 03-23-2019, 10:41 AM
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Old 03-24-2019, 07:35 AM
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Old 03-26-2019, 05:54 PM
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While the collector types want the military wood, these rifles were given a new lease on life with new wood. I see them as still very useful rifles entering a new time of service in the civilian world. Why not a nice looking stock? I might prefer a somewhat darker finish so as not to stand out on the woods; but the natural hackberry really looks good.

Just wondering (I'm not a wood expert), is there a good reason why the buttstock cavities aren't drilled out for the cleaning kit? Just cost-cutting?
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Old 03-27-2019, 04:51 PM
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Just wondering (I'm not a wood expert), is there a good reason why the buttstock cavities aren't drilled out for the cleaning kit? Just cost-cutting?
That's the only downside of the Hackberry stocks as far as I'm concerned. I wish mine was drilled too - but I'm scared to try it myself!
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Old 03-28-2019, 06:22 PM
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Hi Zorba,

I picked up a nice walnut repro. Springfield 03 stock at the Alabama Collectors show without the butt stock cavity.

I installed the butt plate & drew a circle in pencil, found the center & marked it deeply with a center punch. I remover the butt plate. As the drill bit was a tiny bit bigger then the hole in the butt plate.As was the originals.

My pal is a bit of a wood worker. We clamped the butt to a drill press table & turned it about 15 degrees off vertical.
So it was eyeball straight with the taper of the stock in two directions.
We had the fore-end tip pressed tight against a solid wood box, that was high enough to give us the depth of cut we needed.

NOTE: Make sure all clamps & table locks are tight!
WE added four clamps wrapped with some rags, so they would not mar the stock or allow the stock to move.
He drilled the hole using a new forester type bit from Harbor Freight. He drilled slowly & I used a air gun to blow out the chips & keep the bit cool, as we went to full depth.
The hole is with-in a 1/64 th of a inch to my original stocks . If I were drilling a hackberry stock I would try to find out if you need a special drill speed or anything special you need to know about drilling one.Ask questions BEFORE you drill.

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