Hi there Winchester enthusiasts,
hi have a very early example of a 1894 that needs a new or repaired stock. There is a piece of the stock that that is about 4 inches long has splintered away from the main piece.
It is very important to me that the new or repaired stock look very similar to then rest of the wood on the rifle. I live in Oklahoma but am willing to ship to the right individual or company.
November 7, 2015
There are people who will do this repair but it is a labor of love requiring skill, patience and time. They’re hard to find because they usually can’t charge what their time is worth. And no, I’m not one of them!
December 21, 2006
March 31, 2009
January 20, 2023
Tommy, the last post on this thread was in August and here we are near the end of September. Nevertheless, if you have not solved your problem yet, here’s a name.
Scott May’s, a custom riflemaker in Denton, Texas. I’ve known Scott for about 40 years and he has done some restoration work for me. I believe Scott is now the gunsmith for the Dallas Beretta Gallery presently, but he has a full shop at home and will still take on projects. He’s a traditional riflemaker who works in wood .. his custom rifles are gorgeous.. but he can and has done general gunsmithing and there’s not anything he can’t do, in my opinion. Fine metalsmith. I don’t think he does any engraving. The most current particulars I have for him are:
Scott Mays Gunsmithing
3639 Wessex Court
Denton, TX phone 940. 320.1025
Hope this helps. PS he’s meticulous and slow. Don’t be in a hurry.
WACA # 65205; Life Member, National Rifle Association; amateur preservationist
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November 7, 2015
I’m familiar with Scott Mays’ general gunsmithing work, it was quite good last time I saw it. Even the most talented ‘smiths have to do general gunsmith work to pay the bills. I haven’t seen his custom work but am looking forward to the opportunity. I heard he was working for Beretta and that speaks highly of his skills. Thanks for the contact info. My gunsmith is a bit long in the tooth with vision issues. His protege will never be more than a journeyman gunsmith.