Stockmaking

After selecting the walnut root plank for each rifle, we start making the rifle stock by our own design and all by hand.

Working the plank by file, the profile of the stock slowly gets its shape. To secure the precise fit between wood and metal, the fitting of the mechanism and barrel is done by hand.

After the stock has got its definite shape, the outer and inner profiles are refined with smaller files and with sand paper.

The oil treatment of the stock takes about five weeks. The result is a silky finish that gives life and depth to the natural beauty of the walnut root.

When the oil treatment is almost done, the checkering is cut in by hand. The precise cut, 24 lines per inch, is done by Mr Master Gunsmith Viggo Olsson.