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Stumbled on a new project

Last week I ran across a very nice precarved Lehigh style stock in a local gunshop. Picked it up at a real good price so now have another project. Lehigh is not my preferred style but could not pass it up for the price. Ramrod hole is drilled for a small rod for basically a 32 or 36 cal. I may drill it out for a larger rod (I have the drill bit) and make it in 45. Figure it will be easier to sell in 45. Just a thought.Two other builds in the works that I want done 1st so have time to decide on that.


It is nice wood if dirty from sitting around for a while, so whatever caliber, I just plan on making it a basic hunter/shooter. No patchbox or inlays. I also need to figure out what lock it is inletted for. Looks like a Pecatonica stock and their kit lists a Durrs Egg, but looks closer to a large Siler. Have to take it to Dixons or Ft Chambers as see what they think and maybe try a fit
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Pics of stock......or it didn't happen!!!
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If it is just to build, with a possibility to sell, I would suggest a 32 or 36.

They are few and far between on the muzzy sites, and go fast when they do pop up.

Make it a nice treerat scalper, and it would probably go quick on here!

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Rusty, you are correct about that. 32 and 36's in old TC and CVA's do get scarfed up quick for the prices they are commanding. Dunno about longrifles. Like i said, i have time to decide. May even see what interest there is for a lehigh in a tree rat vs bambi thumper. Heck, may even sell the wood before i get around to building
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Steel, i will see about pics this wknd. I just quickly added a piece of wood to stabilize the forend so it did not accidentally break (VERY thin) and put it away. Wife's turn on the work benches so did not bother with pics at the time
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Steel, i will see about pics this wknd. I just quickly added a piece of wood to stabilize the forend so it did not accidentally break (VERY thin) and put it away. Wife's turn on the work benches so did not bother with pics at the time

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Oh....that's a horrible stock. I'll give you $50 for it.
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Oh....that's a horrible stock. I'll give you $50 for it.
Nah, have to pass since I paid twice that
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What's the channel size? 13/16...7/8...?

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what's the channel size? 13/16...7/8...?

13/16

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