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Unread 11-11-2019, 10:33 AM   #1
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Default Wood refinish on a Steel Shot Special

This Steel Shot Special had its wood worked over. The owner wanted the comb lowered to better fit his needs for dimensions. And he wanted the wood refinished to better enhance to look of the grain.

Both the comb and heel were lowed and the comb reshaped to better reflect traditional Parker stocks. A new finish was applied to stock and forend after removal of the original urethane. The checkering recut and oiled. The owner of this gun wanted the factory repro checkering border left, so that is what I did.

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That is one spectacular stick of California English walnut and your finish really made it pop.

Beautiful to say the least.

Great Job!!!
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Brian, I don't see any "before" pictures.....





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I am horrible about that. I did not take any. The owner did send some to me when we first started talking about the work, but I did not save them.
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I can't believe that wood lurked below the typical Repro finish. Wow!
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good looking wood for sure....charlie
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Were you able to refit the skeleton butt plate?
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Were you able to refit the skeleton butt plate?

That is no problem. The plate was not actually moved down. The heel of the Repro plates have a very large radius to them as compared to meriden plates. The way that I am able to lower the heel on these is to just bent down the spur on the buttplate as to reduce the radius on the heel. Then I inlet the bent spur deeper into the wood. That leaves me a goo amount of wood to then be able to take down. This allows for up to 1/8" or more to be taken off at the heel.

And with the amount that the comb can come down, it still leaves for a heel that is on the high side, but the dimensions can be made much more comfortable for someone who is used to shooting a gun in the 1.5/2.5" drop area.

I hope this makes sense.
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Looks like you used a black felt pen & drew in the grain like so many of the new Beretta's of today. Nothing worse than faked wood grain.
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Looks like you used a black felt pen & drew in the grain like so many of the new Beretta's of today. Nothing worse than faked wood grain.

Nothing of the sort. The wood on this gun is completely natural.
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