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FTS Ranger in .177

FTS Ranger in .177
October 05, 2008 05:11PM
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Here's a rifle I made in 1997. A .177 FTS Ranger.

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The stock wood was some private stock I had. Actually cut by my grandfather in the 30's-40's. He had a sawmill on the farm then. When I opened a cabinet shop in 1974, I found some of his planks in an old shed on his estate. I stored it for a rainy day. This seemed the time.

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It had a beautiful overlapping "fish scale" grain to the burl.

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I deep relief carved the grip areas.

Thanks for taking a look.

Gary



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/12/2009 11:02PM by Jerry.
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Re: Gary's Photo Gallery
December 18, 2008 11:07PM
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That is a spectacular stock. I wonder where that gun is now?
Re: Gary's Photo Gallery
December 19, 2008 12:15AM
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Collection in Atlanta, Ga. last I knew.

Thanks.

rudolph
Re: Gary's Photo Gallery
December 19, 2008 04:09AM
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Gary, what is the silver metal piece hanging under the aft forestock? Palmrest?

-- Jim
Re: Gary's Photo Gallery
December 19, 2008 10:31PM
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Correct ... Palmrest. Also ... since it's a FT gun, it works beautiful to hook over your left arm when in the seated tripod postion. Adds alot of stability. It also threads out ... for other shaped attachments. take a bow

Gary
Re: Gary's Photo Gallery
December 19, 2008 10:43PM
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I'll just assume that the "other shaped attachments" are like those square block things you see on other FT guns...LOL!
Re: Gary's Photo Gallery
December 20, 2008 12:04AM
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Yes ... the "block things" are all the rage. typing
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