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My custom 10-22 and Henry .44 mag rifle:


My .44 Super Redhawk:


BSA International Mk2 with Tasco 24x scope:


Remington 513T:


Buckmark pistol (UK legal version):


Hatsan Escort MP24A shotgun:
 

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Nice collection, congratulations.
But, I think we need some pics..... :D
 

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No, they dont seem to be working.
 

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Working now, much better..... ;)
I like the Henry, there is one in my near future.
 

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The Henry is a superb rifle, mine has been modified for competition shooting, hence the raised cheekpiece on the stock.

It is stunningly accurate with my homeloads, I shot a precision offhand competition at Bisley a few weeks back and shot 297 out of a possible 300 with it.
 

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Forgot about my Winchester 94 Trapper in .357:


Also will have to sort out a picture of my Mauser based target rifle.
 

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The Henry is a superb rifle, mine has been modified for competition shooting, hence the raised cheekpiece on the stock.

It is stunningly accurate with my homeloads, I shot a precision offhand competition at Bisley a few weeks back and shot 297 out of a possible 300 with it.
Excellent...

Been trying to figure out how I was going to modify my 10/22 deluxe sporter stock and also my quite old Steven's 22 for raised cheek rest...was reluctant to add on another piece or wrap on those two stocks...

I think I want to do mine like your Henry...it not only looks great imo but also exactly the proportions (narrow sides for keeping head vertical) that I like...did you do that yourself...???

I recently did a raised cheek for the Fajen synthetic 10/22 stock out of expanding foam and leather wrap...it is perfect for fitment...could look better...would like to keep the wood stocks all wood and w/o adding on different wood...the way your Henry is done is the perfect answer...

Thanks for putting up the pics...nice collection... :D
 

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Also like the butt plate on your 10/22...did that come with the stock or did you add it on...if so where did you get it...
 

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Yes, I did the raised cheekpiece conversion myself.

Unfortunately as I didn't have access to a bandsaw it isn't as tidy a job as I have managed on other guns, but I did the conversion for function not prettiness. I ended up cutting it with an ordinary handsaw, following a line I scribed in the timber. The cheekpiece isn't adjustable, I drilled both the butt and the cut piece then made some steel dowels of the length I needed to achieve a solid cheek-weld and then epoxied everything in place.

One other thing I did on the gun, the brass buttplate was quite slippery, so I applied some skateboard grip tape to it and cut the excess off to the profile of the plate, works like a charm.

I might have a go at making a dedicated target stock in the future, provided I can brush up on my woodworking skills.
 

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Also like the butt plate on your 10/22...did that come with the stock or did you add it on...if so where did you get it...
That is an add-on that I fitted myself. The alloy base plates come oversized so you can fit them to the stock.

I sourced this one from my local gunstore, it cost £15 - roughly $24. I don't know where you might source one in the US - Brownells or Midway come to mind though.

If you want one and can't find one in the US, let me know and we can make an arrangement to pick one up and post it across to you.
 

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I have a particular fondness for the Remington 513T. Very nice indeed, sir. (Spoken with a British Accent :))

You have a wonderful collection there. It appears your goal is accuracy.

Can you tell me more about the extended piece on the .44 Super Redhawk and the Buckmark pistol. Did you have these installed? Are they meant to provide support by resting against your forearm or do they add weight on the end to provide balance at the middle?
 

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As primarily a target shooter, accurate guns are a necessity. The 513T is one of my lucky finds, I visited a local RFD (registered firearms dealer) and found it dusty and unloved in his strongroom, I bought it for the sum of £40 ($65) with its original sights but missing its magazine, although managed to get a replacement from Midway UK. The BSA belonged to my club, as it wasn't getting used I bought it cheap - lovely accurate rifle especially after fitting that vintage Tasco scope.

Regarding the extension on the handguns, this is to make them comply with UK law (a very daft law, but law nonetheless).

After a mass shooting of primary school children in 1996, the law was amended in 97 to proscribe conventional handguns. As there was no legal definition of what constituted a 'handgun' the law was drafted on size of the firearm, so we have a minimum barrel length of 12 inches and minimum total length of 24 inches below which the firearms are prohibited with the exception of muzzle-loaders and airguns.

Those rods merely take the OAL to just over legal minimum. They can in some cases be used to hang balance weights off but mostly they serve no other function and are often designed to be out of the way when the gun is in use.

Despite the ungainly looks the guns handle quite well and it is one means of giving the finger to the UK government :D
 

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They do, it seems to be part of 'progress'.

Still, if I get the opportunity to do something, legally, that has a 'screw you' factor to the government then it makes life a little more pleasurable. :)
 

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Yes, I agree. Like minds think alike.

Welcome to the Ruger Forum by the way!

(... I'm off to work now :()
 

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Yes, I did the raised cheekpiece conversion myself.

Unfortunately as I didn't have access to a bandsaw it isn't as tidy a job as I have managed on other guns, but I did the conversion for function not prettiness. I ended up cutting it with an ordinary handsaw, following a line I scribed in the timber. The cheekpiece isn't adjustable, I drilled both the butt and the cut piece then made some steel dowels of the length I needed to achieve a solid cheek-weld and then epoxied everything in place.

One other thing I did on the gun, the brass buttplate was quite slippery, so I applied some skateboard grip tape to it and cut the excess off to the profile of the plate, works like a charm.

I might have a go at making a dedicated target stock in the future, provided I can brush up on my woodworking skills.
Thank you...

Your skills are fine...!!!

Going to do it...!!!

Not going to worry about adjustable either...I am thinking brass dowel pins... :D

Thank you for the offer but I will be able to get one here no problem...

This will sound stupid to a lot of folks butt I had a Norinco SKS original stock (made for short people with short necks and short arms short fingers with less distance from eye ball to cheek bone than me)...needless to say I couldn't deal with it...so it got a dragunov stock back in the 90s... :D

So I what I did for an experiment on the unused Chinese wood stock was cut the stock butt off as if it were a mare's leg...then removed a wedge from the cut off piece...then re-attached it...I didn't finish it tho...just wanted to see how a stock done that way would come out...lowered the heel drop for 4.5" to 7"... looks more like your henry now...only with a kink... :D

Going to do that to my vintage Stevens 860 as the heel drop is terrible and use your method to have a matching cheek piece...I really don't want any different wood as it is the gun I started with in the 50s and inherited in the 60s....but it sucks as it is...

If that one comes out good I will also do my DSP for the 10/22 in similar fashion only it has adequate heel drop so that part won't be necessary...

Very, very glad I saw your pics...and thanks for the details...
 

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You have a very nice collection if they ever out-law all guns over there just send them to me and I will keep them in a safe place for you : )
 
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