Author Topic: Pecatonica Pre-Revolutionary KY stock  (Read 975 times)

Offline Tommy Bruce

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Pecatonica Pre-Revolutionary KY stock
« on: December 14, 2023, 05:41:50 PM »
Have any of you gentleman (or ladies) ever used Pecatonica's Pre-revolutionary war pre-carved stock?  I've been looking at it and kinda like the profile but it's hard to get a good look with the pics on their website.  I've used their stocks in the past and haven't really had any complaints. 

http://www.longrifles-pr.com/prerevkentucky.shtml

Also for anyone who has used this a pic of the finished product would be awesome!

Thank y'all. 
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Offline Bob Gerard

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Re: Pecatonica Pre-Revolutionary KY stock
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2023, 08:08:55 PM »
I used the Pecatonica Pre-Rev stock on the second or third “build” I did a long time ago. I used their Cherry- it just had the barrel and ramrod doings cut. The lock is a Davis and the trigger was also.
I think I was about 27 years old with one library book to go on when I made this! It's so crude and naive but I love it.
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Offline Tommy Bruce

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Re: Pecatonica Pre-Revolutionary KY stock
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2023, 10:04:36 PM »
Thanks Bob! I like it!
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Re: Pecatonica Pre-Revolutionary KY stock
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2023, 10:43:11 PM »
You’re welcome Tommy. But now my heavy carving reminds me of Medieval furniture  :-[

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Re: Pecatonica Pre-Revolutionary KY stock
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2023, 11:58:09 PM »
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Re: Pecatonica Pre-Revolutionary KY stock
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2023, 12:48:25 AM »
Here is one in walnut using that pre-carve pattern to build a “smooth rifle”.   Has a Mold & Gun Shop Oct/round 20 ga barrel, with a Chamber’s Early Ketland lock, iron furniture, and a fowler guard.  The stock has a slightly longer wrist compared to many patterns.  (Maybe resembling the original Woodsrunner gun, or a little bit of a Mark Silver Virginia pattern).  For this particular application, I thought it worked out decently, and made for a nice handling gun.









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Offline Tommy Bruce

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Re: Pecatonica Pre-Revolutionary KY stock
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2023, 07:08:57 AM »
Thanks Top Jaw!

Mike you are spot on.  It’s been too long since I’ve done anything in the way of building.  I’m kicking around the idea of using this to get back after it. 
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Re: Pecatonica Pre-Revolutionary KY stock
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2023, 05:07:19 AM »
You’re welcome Tommy. But now my heavy carving reminds me of Medieval furniture  :-[
Heavy or not. I wish this old lefthander could carve as good as that. I think we all see things as we wish because I think that carving looks @!*% good.
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