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Re: 1873 Carbine
Posted by John on Wednesday, 20 July 2011, at 10:24 a.m., in response to Re: 1873 Carbine, posted by Bob Koenig on Wednesday, 20 July 2011, at 9:50 a.m.
I agree with Bob that Dunlap makes great repro stocks- nice wood, nicely inletted and will finish up into a good product.
If you are going to be using the gun as a shooter, the easiest and quickest solution is to use a cut down rifle stock. If your woodworking enthusiasm is contemplating finishing a repro, then you should be able to handle the work involved filling the rod channel and reshaping the forend (or adding a new forend tip if cut back too far to salvage the original).
Ed Kneisley usually has some cut down stocks suitable for such projects.
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