Fitting a Ballard Stock...

Maj. Forrest Smith
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Fitting a Ballard Stock...

Post by Maj. Forrest Smith » Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:59 pm

Need to find some one that could use my wood and also do the tapered hole needed to fit it a Ballard tang. Does anybody a favorite person to use.
Appreciate the help! Major

crossfireoops
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Ballard Tang

Post by crossfireoops » Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:51 pm

.................the internal tang on a Ballard is a great feature.

............. Recessing the tapered "spud".....also really TOUGH, to fake.

If I'm not mistaken, ASSRA has the correct reamer, available as a
"renter / loaner"..............whoever does the stocking could do well to check this out.

There's a way around this, though, depending on your penchant for "Authenticity".

PM me, if'n you need more details.

Best regards, GTC

ssdave
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Post by ssdave » Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:49 pm

Dave Crossno can do the stock for you. He did one recently for me. http://www.angelfire.com/ok5/crossnostocks/

As for the hole, I overcut it from what the stock maker does it, and glass bed it back in to fit exactly. The same for the inletted lip on the front of the stock where it fits into the receiver cup. I think that this is a good thing to do on the ballard. There's not a lot of wood there, and most originals or older ones you see that aren't glass bedded show cracks at the wrist. The glass bedding strengthens it, and makes for an exact fit.

good luck,
dave

crossfireoops
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Glass bed / Ballaard wrist

Post by crossfireoops » Sat Jun 03, 2006 7:39 pm

"The glass bedding strengthens it, and makes for an exact fit."

..............Amen, +1 .

GTC 8)

Maj. Forrest Smith
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Thanks for the info guys....

Post by Maj. Forrest Smith » Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:16 pm

Some good ideas there. Appreciate the input. Major

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Post by ssdave » Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:16 pm

I'll try a couple of pictures. First one is a stock Crossno's did for me, from my wood, using my pattern shown in the bottom of the photo. Second is glass bedding on this stock where it meets the receiver. I do this when it's rasped to size, but before sanding, so that glass that gets on the stock will be entirely sanded away in the final fitting.

[img=http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f252/ ... etzen2.jpg][/img]

[img=http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f252/ ... ssbed1.jpg][/img]

These don't seem to work, but if you paste in the url's in your browser address, they will take you to the pictures.

dave

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Post by marlinman93 » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:02 pm

I'll second Dave Crossno, and also concurr on the bedding for Ballards! Both excellent choices to get good results!

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