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Been bored. Need a fix. Sure would be nice to see some beautiful customs here on AR.
Here's a few to get the thread started.
Please click on image for larger picture. Repeat for an even larger one.

Top: Al Lind Pre-64 Model 70 in .270 Winchester
Middle: Pete Grisel billet small ring 98 in .280 Remington. Wood by Al Lind. Metal refreshed by Roger Ferrell.
Bottom: Craig Libhart stocked and refreshed all the metal work on this small ring commercial Brno 98 Mauser Model 22F in 7X57.







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This is one I finished last month. My own action in steel, intermediate small ring 98, 7x57. K&P CM 1-8 turned to my spec. Rust blued here by me, wood supplier Cecil Fredi. Nice straight forward build.




 
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Timan, gorgeous and not gaudy. Bravo! Classy!


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Custombolt, The pics are fuzzy. Can’t see the beauty.


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Custombolt, The pics are fuzzy. Can’t see the beauty.


Click on the photos once and they enlarge. Click again for further enlargement. Custombolt has posted some quite nice pics. Not at all fuzzy.


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Great eye on that blank Timan. If Fredi was local I'd probably have to attend some sort of therapy class. Hah! Nice piece all around.
Repeats encouraged as well. Novice to professional jobs all good.


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Here's one of Lon Paul's. Not mine. FS on GI.



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My very first "expensive" rifle was a ZKK 602 in 458 Lott done by Lon Paul. He knows how to build a safari rifle.
 
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Yes he does !


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BTW. The Brno wood shown above (at bottom) was supplied by Cecil Fredi.


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This is one I finished last month. My own action in steel, intermediate small ring 98, 7x57. K&P CM 1-8 turned to my spec. Rust blued here by me, wood supplier Cecil Fredi. Nice straight forward build.




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Great eye on that blank Timan. If Fredi was local I'd probably have to attend some sort of therapy class. Hah! Nice piece all around.

Well folks, Cecil Fredi lives about 6 minutes from me, and my therapy is to go over to Cecil's and walk through his huge warehouse full of custom gun stock blanks. Big Grin If you can dream or desire it, Cecil's got it. Many of my custom rifles are stocked with his wood, and Cecil has, in addition, built me 5 custom thumbhole rifles, using fiddleback myrtle, tiger myrtle, shell maple and bastogne walnut. Big Grin
 
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Here is one that i built from a DeHass design [IMG:left] [/IMG]


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Use Enough Gun; Care to share some photos of these rifles? I'm retired and caught up in my projects until I get a pig hunt going somewhere down south and can try and load them here if you are unable.

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Great eye on that blank Timan. If Fredi was local I'd probably have to attend some sort of therapy class. Hah! Nice piece all around.

Well folks, Cecil Fredi lives about 6 minutes from me, and my therapy is to go over to Cecil's and walk through his huge warehouse full of custom gun stock blanks. Big Grin If you can dream or desire it, Cecil's got it. Many of my custom rifles are stocked with his wood, and Cecil has, in addition, built me 5 custom thumbhole rifles, using fiddleback myrtle, tiger myrtle, shell maple and bastogne walnut. Big Grin


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Here are some of the thumbholes Cecil custom built for me years ago. Thumbholes might be ugly to some, but are beautiful to me, and once you use one and see how tight and steady you are with them, you enjoy shooting and hunting with them. All were built upon Winchester Model 70 actions and barrels, and are properly bedded. All of mine are super accurate and have taken various critters in the U.S., Africa and Mexico. The top three have been on safari to Africa numerous times. Top to bottom: 270 Winchester stocked in Tiger Myrtle; 375 H&H stocked in fiddleback bastogne walnut; 300 WSM stocked in fiddleback Myrtle; and 22-250 stocked in shell Maple. Missing is the 458 Lott thumbhole stocked in fiddleback bastogne walnut that is a twin to the 375 H&H pictured above. Big Grin I also have another 300 WSM, a 325 WSM, another 375 H&H, another 458 Lott, and a 470 NE double rifle that all wear Cecil's custom wood in traditional stocks. The beauty of it all, is that when I decided to re-stock them, I drove over to Cecil's and personally picked out the wood to stock each gun with (with Cecil's help and advice of course). Big Grin Unfortunately, you cannot see the detail of the cap of wood at the end of each forearm, but each is different and absolutely beautiful. Same with each grip cap. (i.e coral ebony is one as an example). There is not another 'candy store' like Cecil's to make you a happy man! Big Grin
 
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I already got carried away once with Cecil's blanks. I intended to buy 2 (via email) and bought 8. Only used 3 or 4. Sold the others at a loss.
Nice group there. Thanks to all.
Hope to see more soon.
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7mm Rem Mag that I built on a Weatherby Vanguard action barreled with a 24" Douglas tube. Stock is from a blank I got off of Ebay. It was for my wife's niece to give to her husband on their wedding day.



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Awesome piece. Very generous. Thank you.
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I guess this post is about dead. Thanks to all who responded. Ray


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Here's some eye candy from my past. I got hooked on the custom gun "lust" in the early 80's, and haven't been the same since!!
All of these now reside with new owners, who I'm sure are enjoying them as much as I did.
Seems as though before the current project is even completed, there's already plans for the next.
What action, what caliber, the search for that special piece of wood,...you custom guys know the feeling!!

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Well, damn it................I tried, but that Imgur photo share site just didn't work.
 
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If anyone would load up some of my photos, I sure would appreciate it.
I'd be happy to email them.

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Hope it worked this time......
 
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YESSSS!
 
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Just a little info........



picture #1 This is the one that started it all...built by Dale Goens in the early 80's.
#2 My favorite, hunted with it for 14 years.
#3 My first single shot, Ruger no. 3, in 250-3000
#4 Savage break open in 218 Bee
#5 Another no. 3 in .257 Roberts

Thanks for looking.
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Nice! tu2
 
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You da man Ed. Thanks. A proud lot for sure.


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That is the best that Savage ever looked Ed. A fine bit of work to take it from eh to elegant.
Who made the scope mount?


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I once owned this. Bennie Laubscher (South Africa) 7x64 on a Mauser 98. But truth to tell it was too nice to use and had only a 22 3/4" barrel so I sold it.

 
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custombolt...........that Savage was built by Bob Gipson, a very close friend of mine who has built a number of rifles for me over the last 25 years or so.
He has slowed down quite a bit, at age 80, and I feel fortunate to get the 1 or 2 complete rifles he does a year.
That quarter rib is a nice piece of work, as is the stock work on a lovely piece of walnut.

Thanks for the compliment, I'll pass it on to Bob.

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Here is another rifle. 338 Win.Mag. finished this week.
I made the action and extended the tangs, stock work by me, bluing by me. Morris Melani contoured the K&P CM barrel blank and Jesse Kaufmann engraved it.



 
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Wow!


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Thanks Stuart. This one is right at the top. I just love it when all the parts and metal work match. A fine blend of difficult-to-master crafting to say the least. Much appreciate the uninterrupted flow with no one feature standing proud. To steal a phrase. E Pluribus Unum.


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Thanks Stuart. This one is right at the top. I just love it when all the parts and metal work match. A fine blend of difficult-to-master crafting to say the least. Much appreciate the uninterrupted flow with no one feature standing proud. To steal a phrase. E Pluribus Unum.


Thank you, I appreciate your fine compliment. It's truly an honor I think for all of us working in this trade to have the support of our clients, who really are the true key elements in every one of these projects. Without those individuals this work would cease to exist.



 
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You're welcome. Great attitude as well. Many of the customs that stick in my head were shared right here on AR. Quite an honor in itself.


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Holy crap Timan that is nice.
Pretty amazing we've got a bloke on here that makes his own "98 action from scratch then builds it into a rifle like that.
 
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Here is another rifle. 338 Win.Mag. finished this week.
I made the action and extended the tangs, stock work by me, bluing by me. Morris Melani contoured the K&P CM barrel blank and Jesse Kaufmann engraved it.


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Timan,

Absolute perfection!
 
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Hope it worked this time......


Without seeing your handle, my mind was telling myself this is a single shot guy!


I meant to be DSC Member...bad typing skills.

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