Thanks that stock is a Sears JC Higgins Auto safe single shot 22lr it is made by Marlin actually and the grain on the stock is the only reason I bought it and I looked it up and it said when new the average price was $13-$16 range and they used that kind of wood back in the good old days on a cheap 22lr and now you would have to pay a premium for wood like thatNow that's a great looking stock. Having the grain prominent makes a big difference to a wood lover and yours is beautiful.
You are a good man Joe jeep!on a side note, im meeting my my oldest friend today for lunch. we all call him Fatt Matt. his sister and my sister were best friends, so by default we became best friends. hes a big dude, and a true badass! he always looked out for me growing up.
aint seen him since November. he's been shooting with me since we were about 8 or 10. he dont hunt, and he's not a gun collector, but he owns a couple.
his lovely daughter gave him a heritage rough rider for fathers day, he was so happy, and excited! I thought he was gonna cry when he showed it to me! I decided he needed a rifle to match it! im gonna give it to him today.
I acquired a very clean early 80s vintage, stevens 989 semi auto 22lr. basically the same as a savage 64.
I mounted a Simmons 22mag 3-9x32 on top, and bore sighted it. it comes with a small ammo box, and a large supply of ammo.
I put in in one of my dads old rifle cases, thats seen better days. im sure he will b surprised!
then were are gonna grab a burger and a brew. should b a special day for us!
Very nice job, Oki. Much better than factory.Really Nice job on the stocks. Over the years I have refinished a few rifle stocks and or furniture I built (basic stuff). Pic is a 1917, I got from a close friend and I think the stock is a Fajen. Refinished it with 8 hand rubbed coats of a mix of Watco Teak Oil and Formby's tung oil (has polyurethane in it). Last sanding was with 800 grit Wet/Dry. Stain, If I use it, its Laurel Mountain Forge stains. Unfortunately the 1917 was stolen. View attachment 265170