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Walnut stocks with classic design. I wood buy an HW50 right now if it didn't have that IMHO awful stock. Wood buy a classic walnut HW30 even though I already have 2 R7 and an HW30. Probably get another walnut HW95 too (already have 2 beech).  Classic Monte Carlo stocks! Checker the pistol grip and maybe the forearm. NOTHING more!

Wood the Beeman brand step up, please? I wish they wood.


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rikkochet
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After owning a London made shotgun, I agree we have something to beech about.

It really makes me pine when I see some of the firewood used for gunstocks.

 


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Posted by: @kwk

Walnut stocks with classic design. I wood buy an HW50 right now if it didn't have that IMHO awful stock. Wood buy a classic walnut HW30 even though I already have 2 R7 and an HW30. Probably get another walnut HW95 too (already have 2 beech).  Classic Monte Carlo stocks! Checker the pistol grip and maybe the forearm. NOTHING more!

Wood the Beeman brand step up, please? I wish they wood.

"Beeman Brand" they are rebadged Weihrauches made to order if you buy the right quantities from Weihrauch. You could become a stocking Beeman Dealer if you meet Weihrauches dealer requirements.


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teleamp
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Posted by: @kwk

Walnut stocks with classic design. I wood buy an HW50 right now if it didn't have that IMHO awful stock. Wood buy a classic walnut HW30 even though I already have 2 R7 and an HW30. Probably get another walnut HW95 too (already have 2 beech).  Classic Monte Carlo stocks! Checker the pistol grip and maybe the forearm. NOTHING more!

Wood the Beeman dealers step up, please? I wish they wood.

FTFY... BTW, me too. if enough pre=order a gun, it could happen...


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Tyrolean Walnut would sell like hotcakes.


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@donc Although I LOVE a Tyrolean stock they have never been big sellers mostly due to cost. Back in the 80's when Beeman offered the R1 in a Tyrolean stock it nearly doubled the price of the rifle! Standard stock R1 was $349.50, Tyrolean stock option was a $300 up charge from what I recall. 


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Classic Monte Carlo design, please.


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https://www.customstock.co.uk/shop/

 


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Thanks Sonnysan, seems like a fair price.


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KWK
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Something like these in walnut.

IMG 1469
IMG 3788

 


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Posted by: @kwk

Classic Monte Carlo design, please.

Like the old Gary Goudy designed stocks? In walnut? 

Sign me up!!

A "retro" HW77K in walnut, with sling swivels, that came with a basic rear peep and their current globe front, would be SWEET.

Like this, but walnut: 

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@limbshaker That is 1 handsome air rifle ! What do you feed it? I have 1 like it that had a rough life at some point. Got the stock refirbed but the rust part I am still trying to decide how to go about how to deal with. Thinking a shroud for the barrel and a epoxy coating for the comp. tube. The rust pitting would be leveled off followed by a finish coating of epoxy as well. Oh! And that peep is perfect! I prefer those over any other.


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That is a beautiful airgun...sign me up for the "retro" too!


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@limbshaker That is 1 handsome air rifle ! What do you feed it? I have 1 like it that had a rough life at some point. Got the stock refirbed but the rust part I am still trying to decide how to go about how to deal with. Thinking a shroud for the barrel and a epoxy coating for the comp. tube. The rust pitting would be leveled off followed by a finish coating of epoxy as well. Oh! And that peep is perfect! I prefer those over any other.

This one is a .22, and it shoots the H&N FTT 5.53mm best, but still not very well. It's just okay. The barrel sucks, as a lot of .22 Weihrauchs do. The bore is very big and the choke is very tight. Makes for a pretty poor shooting gun. 

I have 4 of these old 77Ks and all the others are .177 and excellent. They shoot the CPL boxed 7.9gr or JSBs best. 


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Posts about walnut.

:oak floor

🤣 🤣 🤣 

 

Joking aside, I'm refinishing some beech right now, which was slathered in a solids based walnut stain, I'm guessing carbon black as solid pigment. The black can be neither bleached nor methylene chlorided out.

Total PITA, and I'm gonna try brushing to dislodge, then rub another solid in over top.

We're also gonna try painting figuring into the finish with pearl and clear.


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@limbshaker That HW77K looks almost identical to my .20 HW77K that I bought years ago from an estate sale... it came with a Beeman Merit iris sight disc... the rear sight had been removed, so probably ended up in a drawer or junk box somewhere... I have a Bushnell Trophy 4-12x40 scope on it now... I think that stock is gorgeous just the way it is... love mine... my first HW air rifle... I was amazed how accurate it was (and still is)... here it is:

Beeman Weihrauch HW77K 1

 


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I would love to get a nice walnut full length stock (covering the breech block) for my R7... about the only thing on my airgun wish list !

 


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Because "good walnut" would be more expensive than the gun with a beech stock.

https://www.airgunstocks.com/

From the above.........

"Custom gunstocks for airguns.

Finished custom gunstocks from $1155!"


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I would love to get a nice walnut full length stock (covering the breech block) for my R7... about the only thing on my airgun wish list !

 

^^What he said.^^

Especially if it was the same style as that 77K stock and a lefty!! 😎 

 


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@gratewhitehuntr Ya know several yrs. ago got a R7 from a fella in TX. who stained it off fac. and it sucked. Early spring decided to redo, but when theystrip these stocks if chequred ( how da ef do I spell that) they don't mask the checkering off and hench fills with what ever and makes it a PIA to make look decent. So I RO'd it and am happy.


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Because "good walnut" would be more expensive than the gun with a beech stock.

https://www.airgunstocks.com/

From the above.........

"Custom gunstocks for airguns.

Finished custom gunstocks from $1155!"

Makes one wonder how so many other air gun manufacturers can offer walnut stocks for a minimal up charge?


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@jim-bentley

 

LOL.....perhaps the walnut is soft as balsa. 🙄 

 

Decades ago I bought an aftermarket walnut stock for my Beeman R10 that was "90% finished". The "90% finished" stock blank was shaped nicely requiring minor fitting and finishing, however it was also the softest open grain walnut I had worked (considerably softer than the factory beech) . The stock mounting screws literally embedded the screw cups deeper in the c-bores due to wood fiber compression and the stock was tossed out before too long. Guess the low price for a semi-finished stock SHOULD have been a clue!

After that I had a friend in Virginia (I lived in West Virginia at that time) who had a large walnut tree blow down across his driveway during a wind storm. He cut the tree apart and only the trunk was left so I asked if I could have the stump. Well, after a half day and a chain saw chain sharpened so much the teeth were just nubs (stump had bits of limestone embedded) I had several blanks to be dried. I painted the end grain to minimize checking and put them in storage for making a stock since that old walnut was rather hard and dense. Over two decades later I still have those blanks in storage in the upper parts of my garage..........

 

I was disappointed that the friend had cut apart the tree leaving a rather "short for a stock" stump but it may work out with a bit of creative work (maybe adding a schnobble cap)..........


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Posted by: @jim-in-swmo
Posted by: @airmojo 

I would love to get a nice walnut full length stock (covering the breech block) for my R7... about the only thing on my airgun wish list !

 

^^What he said.^^

Especially if it was the same style as that 77K stock and a lefty!! 😎 

 

That's what I was thinking too... Somebody need to take up the slack here in the states. I guess the guy in Texas is no longer up and running, havn't seen his website in a while.


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@teleamp Jim Maccari spoiled us many years ago with his awesome DIY stocks in various grade qualities !

Occasionally he will have a completed stock with finish and checkering for sale... I don't know if he ever offered a DIY R7 stock back then.


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@teleamp I belong to a Weihrauch Facebook Group, where most members are from the UK.

They're always posting photos of awesome stocks, finishes, kits, and bling of their air rifles... some great work being done over there !


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Posted by: @kwk

Why doesn't Weihrauch offer more walnut?

I'm stumped.  Maybe if enough people wrote them a letter requesting it, they would branch out.


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KWK
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This is a typical Goudy stock design. No Monte Carlo"step" at the butt. Relatively straight. Little drop at the heel if any. Beeman offered walnut Goudy stocks as a custom option. $$$$

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This is what Weihrauch came up with when they rejected Goudy's design. It's really just a typical Monte Carlo with a cheekpiece. Plenty of drop at the heel and a Monte Carlo step.

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Where did the Monte Carlo come from? Webley and Scott!

 


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I'll be honest. I like a fairly straight, plain stock. I don't mind if it has a little meat to it as I have big hands. Fortunately for me, I grew up with plastic Daisy and Crosman stocks, Nylon Remington stocks, and stocks that if they were wood at all, bore a striking resemblance to a pine 1x4. Beech Weihrauch stocks are like custom, high-end to me.

Having said all that, having a straight, simple stock, in walnut, with some nice figure on my R9 would be pretty sweet. All of those wants, "needs" and feelings are of course subject to the final price. That is why most air-guns are fitted with $100 scopes and are fired at targets that are just dots drawn on paper plates. Air-gunners as a species are cheap ba$tards.


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Custom Stock LTD – Specialist Air Rifle Gun Stock Manufacturer

I would like to try one of these guys stocks for my HW50.

 


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  Years ago I could get Walnut stocked air guns,would have to pay $25-$75 more.....plus some wood even come in left handed stock for more $$ ,was well worth the extra money.

  In fact I was able to pick my walnut stock out at the Beemans store by San Rafael Ca.Be 1981.

  Got my English Tomahawk in Walnut,for I think $75 more.

  Walnut is hard and has to be seasoned.....hard on time and tools,but got to say Maple is way to hard for me to work...

  The guy up in Clear Lake has been doing stock making for a long time and he is not far from some of the bigger gun stock companies.

  I went there,past Santa Rosa and at the time they supplied all the Walnut stocks for some of the larger gun manufactures,

   Was very interesting and insightful to learn all that goes through the process to have a good walnut gun stock,put it this way,it is like wine producing,it take a lot of time....BTW the wood is keep moist and gradually dried,the reason is Cracks,it splits when dried too fast....

 


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Aw, you guys. Quit yer beeching. 😉


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