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November 28, 2023 - 5:10 pm
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Hello,
My name is Chris WIldhunter
I have been a winchester enthusiast for many years, especially from 1873 and 1886.
I have a problem with a rifle octagonal barrel cal 44wcf
Checkered stock pistol grip shotgun butt

The rifle has been buried for a very long time since the 1914 war and although the metal has held up well
It is functional
The wood is completely rotted
I’d like to replace them with new or used but with the same original options
I live in France Est it’s very difficult
Do you have an address where I could find some wood?
Thank you very much
Sincerely
Chris

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Here’s one maker of repro stocks: https://gunville.com/  Probably others you can find with a Google search.

Used ones also show up on ebay, but finding one with a SG plate would be difficult.  You may have to settle for what you can find. 

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I write 3 Times  to gunville but no answer maybe because i,m french …

i,m réal l’y annoyed

i need help

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There’s a phone number for gunville, they don’t have a PG deluxe 73 stock listed. They may make a set for you. Years ago I sent them beat up Marlin 1889 PG stock, that is different from a model 1894 Marlin. they were kind enough to make a set my Marlin 

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All the early great American custom stockmakers emigrated from Germany; are there any working there now?

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Thank you i try to contact by phone gunville

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Can you post close up photos of both sides of receiver?  It seems very surprising that the wood was ruined, but the metal remains in good condition; usually it’s the opposite when a gun is stored improperly–metal rusted, wood OK.

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dismantled all the metal parts, giving them priority, and after removing the internal parts, I cleaned the rust by electrolysis.
The wood broke and I thought I’d be able to glue it back together or putty it, but it turned out to be a disaster: it doesn’t glue back together and every time I try to put it on the gun, another piece breaks off. I also thought I’d be able to find second-hand wood easily.
I have other Winchesters of course, but this is my first one. I waited more than 20 years before touching it, but I saw that the rust was progressing ……
Maybe I shouldn’t have touched it

i send you pictures tomorrow 

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 I also thought I’d be able to find second-hand wood easily.

Chris WIldhunter said

  

It wouldn’t be hard if the gun was standard configuration–straight-grip stock with a crescent buttplate.  Pistol-grip stocks with SG buttplates are scarce!

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Precision Gunstocks show an 1873 straight grip with shotgun butt. $125

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Old-Win said
Precision Gunstocks show an 1873 straight grip with shotgun butt. $125

  

Look at their website, “What is listed is what they sell” They no longer make deluxe stocks or special orders

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They don’t have pistol grip

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Chris,

If you can’t get in tough with gunville, try Great American Gunstock Company (gunstocks.com) I got a deluxe Marlin 1895 PG from these guys near 20yrs ago. Their still in business and did special orders. I called Cody for factory info, and it came back (1895 26″ 1/2 oct. take-down, PG) no mention if checkered, and the stock on gun was beat up and PG was reshaped to take a cap. My friend did the final fitting and finish and didn’t have him check it because it wouldn’t letter, later learning Marlin records rarely stated checking or engriving. That said, they provided a very nice simi-fitted stock set.  

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