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  1. you still doing stocks and grips?

     

    1. YOT

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      He hasn't gotten back to me in over 10 years now.

  2. I am still alive. I am not currently active in stock making. Whether or not to resume is something I continue to think about.
  3. Here is where I stand: I have avoided discussions related to stockmaking on this forum because I was not able to function as a business member due to limited sales volume. "Inactive" is the best term to describe my current stockmaking status. That is the result of the combination of professional and family commitments. I describe myself as "inactive" and not "closed" because nothing is in stone. Any number of changes could cause me to "re-activate". It was a gradual process to realize this, as custom orders took too long to complete and production sets were started and not finished. I apologize for unreturned E-mails, but in this age it is simply not possible to catch and respond to everything. As infrequently as I check and as many E-mails as come in, I probably miss many, or lose track of the ones requiring a response. In short, I'm very much alive and active away from the internet. And if I do not leave this internet promptly, my chances of remaining alive and well will decrease.
  4. Fear not the worst. My life is just completely consumed by the most important things. G3 mag adapters were practical when the AWB was in effect. Now, an aftermarket mag makes the most sense, especially since there are many choices.
  5. I sent you an e-mail from a post I found over at AKfiles, are you making the PMK stocks for the saiga ??

  6. Hello, i was wondering if you still practice your craft. making beautiful rifle furniture. I am interested in wooden handguards, to enhance my saiga 12.

    Thanks.

  7. The good news is that I'm still alive, haven't forgotten how to make stocks, still have my tools, and have a few stock sets to finish. The bad news is that many demands are adding up to a point where I can't do everything I used to. To answer the question of whether I'm still "in the business", I'm definitely still "in the hobby", but the long term projection for "business" is under careful consideration. If you're interested in something some day, E-mail me, I'll add you to a list, and let you know when anything's available, with no obligation, and no promise on if/when anything in particular will be ready. I can say that if I end up wrapping up, I have at least some things to complete and offer. Basically at this point I plan to function as a regular member of the gun community with maybe something sometimes to offer for sale.
  8. I have experience with purpleheart and can echo the other comments about it being very hard to work. I would not have believed it in the same ballpark as ebony without actually forming a complete stock set out of it. For something hard and tough, I prefer jatoba. A different color but a very nice one that forms a good surface finish.
  9. Hi, would love to put wood on my S20. Can you advise?

    Regards, Gun Poor

  10. If everyone and his brother publishes his own "study", none of them will matter. But the fact that the NRA has responded directly indicates that prominent gun organizations have something to say. The challenge is making the response compelling, ie such that people who read it can't refute it. That means keeping it specific and well documented. If I found anything significant in the study it was that there are a lot of directions it could go from here.
  11. When I read the ATF shotgun study, my first and strongest thought was that we needed a well thought out, documented, broadly reviewed and endorsed, polite, and professional study that redirects some of the discussion, counteracts some of the points, and makes new points for consideration. Not something all inclusive, but something sporting organizations, lobbying groups, and government officials can easily review and say "I agree with this study", and not excluding any other actions or positions. So I thought about how I would directly respond, and I'm sure I'm not alone. So my question is, are their any organizations or prominent individuals who are doing such a study that we can support through research, supporting documentation, technical analysis, review, or distribution for review and endorsement? A single, refined, direct, and compelling response will probably help in ways that other methods don't, even though other methods should continue to be pursued (ie letters, sporting events, etc).
  12. Seems I was #1000 to view this profile. Reading some of the past posts tring to see if your still making wood stocks. Looks promising. I hope I have the patience to wait for your reply.

  13. I myself have had good experience with the Tapco G2 as well. I prefer the double hook version and just make a small extra cut in the receiver to mirror the other side. Minor detail but that's my cup of tea.
  14. If you could still find a Saiga 30-06, I'd say try one of them. But a Rem autoloader won't match the reliability of a Saiga. Doing the conversion will improve your ergonomics, whereas adding a p-grip to a Rem auto will do nothing. Ultimately everyone who likes the Rem autos admits they're a niche gun - for hunting only, semi-auto good for one mag only, lifespan in terms of bullets suited for hunting only. That's not to say I would never consider getting one to play with, but play with it I would, to try to change some element of the equation.
  15. Correct, at best it would require major carving, but it may not have all the material you need. My suggestion would be to do the trigger group conversion and then make a stock to match. The knob that goes into the hunter receiver is hard to mill and even harder to cut without machine tools, but if you didn't mind being slightly amateur you could just cut the stock to match the receiver profile and then make a separate knob to go into the receiver recess. Do NOT try to put a thumbhole on a hunter without the FCG conversion - the trigger is very long and is pulled up as much as back. It needs a classic curved grip stock to be the slightest bit ergonomic.
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