Providing Stock Blank

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fosjam
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Providing Stock Blank

Post by fosjam » Wed Jan 26, 2022 12:11 pm

How might it change the price of a Shiloh Rifle if I provide the blank for the stock? I'm going through Cecil Fredi for some Dark English Walnut. I remember seeing somewhere a price for shiloh cutting your stock blank but I can't find it now.

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Re: Providing Stock Blank

Post by bryany » Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:05 pm

You'll want to call Shiloh for that information I think.

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Re: Providing Stock Blank

Post by cw50-70 » Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:36 pm

Weren't they pretty picky about the wood they used due to the thinness of the wrist or something?

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Re: Providing Stock Blank

Post by Randy Bohannon » Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:56 pm

I did the Cecil Fredi route for English Walnut, paid $500.00 for a nice medium grade for my 1877 . Shiloh charged me $460.00 to carve the stock and fore end. Cecil was/is the guy Shiloh recommended when I ordered my rifle. You can avoid the $460.00 carving fee if you let Shiloh pick your wood , I wanted to pick mine this time so the fee was applied, the upside is my fore end piece had a crack Shiloh called me to confirm it was a Cecil blank. A couple weeks go by I call to see if all is well or is there something I need to do, nope all taken care of and the rifle is due anytime now.
That’s how it went for me and what I learned.

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Re: Providing Stock Blank

Post by fosjam » Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:25 pm

Randy Bohannon wrote:
Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:56 pm
I did the Cecil Fredi route for English Walnut, paid $500.00 for a nice medium grade for my 1877 . Shiloh charged me $460.00 to carve the stock and fore end. Cecil was/is the guy Shiloh recommended when I ordered my rifle. You can avoid the $460.00 carving fee if you let Shiloh pick your wood , I wanted to pick mine this time so the fee was applied, the upside is my fore end piece had a crack Shiloh called me to confirm it was a Cecil blank. A couple weeks go by I call to see if all is well or is there something I need to do, nope all taken care of and the rifle is due anytime now.
That’s how it went for me and what I learned.
Thanks Randy!

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Re: Providing Stock Blank

Post by Eric Johanen » Thu Apr 14, 2022 5:24 am

For my 1877 I used an old stable blank of nice European walnut I had earmarked for a .505 Gibbs that was never going to get built. I went this route because it was going to be the last rifle I would order (health problems). Nice straight grain and dense. Very good figure and I needed to use it on something special. Quoted price for supplying your own wood is about right and I would not have done this except for a very special rifle with most of the extra features I wanted. Pleased with the end result. Beautiful rifle! To me the extra cost was worth it. Yahoo account is all messed up after the latest update and I cannot get pictures to my computer to post. If you wish to go this route go for it.

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Re: Providing Stock Blank

Post by Randy Bohannon » Fri Apr 15, 2022 2:33 am

Eric,

That’s good news you are happy with your 1877, I am still in the wait until it’s done mode. I do think the call to come and pick it up will be any day now.

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Re: Providing Stock Blank

Post by 1minute » Mon May 02, 2022 10:54 pm

Even though it might be expensive, picking out a piece of wood is a piece of cake. I've done a few stocks from scratch, and fit and finish to Shiloh standards is a real bear. I'd not expect much of a discount.
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Re: Providing Stock Blank

Post by parkergunz » Tue May 03, 2022 5:28 pm

This is the wood on my 1877. It is a piece of Shiloh factory supplied extra fancy that was hand selected by my daughter in May 2018. They charge a $50 fee to hand select and it's worth the charge. Kirk showed us what he had in inventory and we narrowed them down to 5 pieces. We went outside with a spray bottle of acetone, wetted each piece and compared them in the sunshine. I'm very pleased with the result. AAA finish and the fit is exquisite.
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