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Stocks

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Minibar, Jul 5, 2021.

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  1. Minibar

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    I'm a bit of a noob to airgunning and spent loads of time hanging round the for sale forum. Can't believe how difficult it is to find something nice.

    Leaving aside the fact that 99% of members seem to live in remote (from me) places and will do face-to-face sales only ...

    I am picky about how things look. I am not at all keen on polished wood; it reminds me of my gran's furniture. The house was stuffed with mahogany this and walnut that. 90% of guns offered for sale are... polished wood.

    So I'm waffling but my question is... I have learnt that the "action" and the stock are separate things. Just how easy is it to remove the obligatory standard wood stock and refit a plastic or metal one? The so-called "tactical" look would be better. I am guessing that unfortunately for me stocks are specific to guns or at least to manufacturers. Is there anywhere which can give me a steer on this.
     
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    There are plenty of 'tactical' look airguns, why not just limit your search to that type? Do you include non-wood bullpups in the tactical class, there are plenty of those. Some have simply resorted to painting the wood stock black to give it a tactical look. :facepalm:
     
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    Well sir, if you could tell us which rifle you have, or would like, we may be able to point you in the right direction for a stock you desire

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    I’ve seen a few wooden stocks that have been sprayed with textured paint, then black and then lacquered……..dom
     
  5. Minibar

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    I don't have a rifle at the moment. Maybe I exaggerated myself as some sort of wood-hater because obviously it wouldn't really make sense to rule out a rifle which suits your needs and budget purely because how it looked. Given the chance though I would opt for one which I could adapt to what I wanted.

    I've seen a few for sale which said "not the original stock I replaced it with one from John Smith" or something like that. Was just wondering how much flexibility do you have. Could paint it black I suppose but seems like a last resort.
     
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    Wire wool can take the shine down.
    Truck bed liner paint is very good and tactile.
     
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    I have been pointed to the rust-olen textured paint , i used it on the rail on our stairs and i am over the moon with it and am going to do the wife's target .22lr plywood stock with the grey texture paint it feels a bit like a rubber finish
     

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