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Duplicating Gun Stocks

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. Stocks that are missing peaces and broken will be filled and repaired to make a the pattern. Our experienced operator on the duplicator is able to get the finish stock to within .05 of the original on all stocks that are to be fitted in house. The ones were we do not have the iron parts to be fitted will be left at .15 strong to allow for the inletting of the stock by the customer.

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Shaping and inletting 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 stockmakers 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 inletted by machine) and completing the job from that point. 

Here at Bose's Guns we under stand how time consuming this task is and purchased a duplicator 7 years ago to speed up the inletting and duplicating process by doing every thing in house.

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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. 

When a customer sends us their wood, we will need it at least 1/4 inch over the size of the pattern stock.

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 of the pattern will result in an extra charge. Some examples include L.O.P., adding a check piece or a wider forearm, etc.

If you are sending us a pattern, it will need to be prepared for set-up by gluing those blocks of wood on the front and rear of the pattern wood. These blocks are easily removed by heating the glue. This will sometimes remove the finish from the pattern stock. Also, the pattern will probably receive some scratches while being traced. We will try our best to protect the pattern stock.

We will not be held responsible for hidden defects in customers' wood, however; we will stop machining at that point and contact the customer to see what they would like to do. The customer is liable for set-up and machining up to that point.

Duplication does not include the cost of wood, checkering, accessories and stock finish.

Patterns will have to be complete, any breaks, missing wood or any other defects will need to be repair prior to the duplication process this will be done at an additional cost.

Duplicating Stocks Are 95% Inlayed

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"I have had Rob Bose at Bose Guns duplicate two shotgun stocks for me recently. One a Winchester Super X-1 and the other a Krieghoff K-32. Both were executed very well on the high grade Maple blanks I provided. Dimensions are easily within acceptable tolerances to the pattern wood I provided to Rob. Wood to metal fit on both is excellent, finish on the wood is superb and checkering is very nice indeed. I am pleased that I chose Bose Guns to do my work for me and will not hesitate to have Rob do additional stock work for me in the future. Oh ya, when he said it would be about three weeks from receipt to delivery he was not kidding. Work was completed in a very timely manner and Rob kept me informed of work progress via e-mail. I cannot expect better service from anyone."-Bob Finger, Easton, MD.

Buttstocks Average Cost To Complete

Cost Of Wood If Not Supplied


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Inletting  Buttstock


Checkering Buttstock


Recoil Pad Instalation + Cost Of The Pad


Finishing Buttstock


Forearm Average Cost To Complete

Cost Of Wood If Not Supplied


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Inletting  Forearm


Checkering Forearm


Finishing Forearm


Rifle Stock Average Cost To Complete

Cost Of Wood If Not Supplied


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Inletting  Rifle Stock


Checkering Rifle Stock


Recoil Pad Instalation + Cost Of The Pad


Finishing Rifle Stock




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