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
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.
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
November 11, 2012
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.