; Black Powder stock - Georgia Outdoor News Forum
 


GON Magazine | GON Classifieds

Go Back   Georgia Outdoor News Forum > Woody's Campfire Talk > Hobbies, Crafts and HomeBrew Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-30-2017, 06:47 AM
muzzy17is muzzy17is is offline
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mims Fl
iTrader: (6) Check/Add Feedback
Default Black Powder stock

I'm going to be trying my hand at my first gun stock. I have an old cheap " Bobcat" black powder gun that I found on our lease. It has a synthetic stock on it so I am going to try my hand at crafting a wooden stock for it. Gonna be making it out of white oak. If anyone on here has built one and could share some tips and tricks for me I'd appreciate it.
__________________
Life's to short; Hunt Hard!!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-30-2017, 08:32 AM
Anvil Head's Avatar
Anvil Head Anvil Head is offline
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Acworth, GA / Hanging Dog, NC
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

While white oak is beautiful wood specially on the quarter cut, it has a propensity for easy splitting along the grain. Light loads would not be a problem, however hunting loads could possible cause issues down the road. That's one reason why the traditional woods of maple, walnut and cherry were used. They had less propensity to split. Look at the mechanical geometry of the stock with all it's holes, slots, and cuts - pretty much all in line with grain of wood in a stock. Tosses any shock stress right down the grain. I'm sure I've seen some traditionals with oak stocks but they aren't common. Not trying to dissuade you, just raising awareness a bit.
I have made over 30 BP rifles & pistols (from scratch) in my earlier days, but not in quite a while so not familiar with your particular gun (may not be an issue by design). Just give it some thought.....surely don't blame you for wanting to get away from plastic.
__________________
Carl Rechsteiner - Bladesmith, Charter member/Past President - Georgia Custom Knifemakers' Guild, Voting Member - Knifemakers Guild, GCA-MasterArtist, Blade Show Table 5-J
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-30-2017, 08:39 AM
Nugefan's Avatar
Nugefan Nugefan is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Dacula
iTrader: (3) Check/Add Feedback
Default

take a peak in the muzzle loading section , there have been pix of some beautiful rifles that have been handmade ....
__________________
Gonna spend the last half of my life tryin' to fix the things I screwed up the first half ...
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004 Georgia Outdoor News, Inc.Ad Management by RedTyger