Opinions on these M40 repro stocks

acudaowner

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I found working with a wood stock fun very time intensive but fun and rewarding just completed one of two Spanish mousers think it came out pretty good . I should have spend more time sanding in the hard to get spots other wise I could not be happier . staining was and use of steel wool was new thank god there are a ton of video's on the subject online . and the true oil finished up looking pretty cool as well never tried to do this stuff before now I am looking to try carve my own stock just to see if I could . If I can do it you can as well good luck which ever derision you make .
 
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fe1

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I’m with ya on that. I hear they are pretty rough and some warped so think I’ll shy away from it.
 

navynambu

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Get a Remington 700 "police" stock from the 1980s, they are a factory stock that need only very minor work to morph into M40 configuration.
 

dotrappe

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My Gunville stock came out real nice. Wood grain was tight, not porous. I did an M40 barrel not the Rem Varmint, so it took a bit more work than I had wanted. It is a beautiful piece of wood now (after about 20 coats of BLO).
 
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My Gunville stock came out real nice. Wood grain was tight, not porous. I did an M40 barrel not the Rem Varmint, so it took a bit more work than I had wanted. It is a beautiful piece of wood now (after about 20 coats of BLO).
Where did you find a aluminum butt plate?
 

jakhamr81

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I purchased one a few months ago for my .223 trainer that I'm very pleased with. I gave it to a gunsmith friend for the inletting and he said it was about 16 hours of labor for it. He charged me $350 which I was glad to pay since I've I tried my hand at inletting before with horrible results. I did the finish sanding, bedded it, and oiled it.

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