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Jake

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Unfortunately, I do not have the original stock. It was gone before I was born. I never saw it. It shoots great and the stock on it is incredible. If I remember right, my dad said the friend who made it was a furniture maker. I haven't shot it in years. First because of ammo cost and then my stroke.
I'd love to see a picture of it.
 
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@Jake asked for some pictures of the stock a man made for the Arisaka my dad brought back damaged from Okinawa in WWII. Some guy I never met made this incredible stock as a one off in the late 1940's, Sorry it took a while to get to it. Today has not gone anywhere close to normal. This post is pic heavy. Let me know if I need to break it up into several posts.

This thing is 48" OAL

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Took 2 pics to try and show how he shaped the forend:

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He did an inlet in the stock so the floorplate still works to unload the rifle. And yes, it still has the original ladder site marked out to 1500 meters

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It's a Monte Carlo stock so I tried to take a couple of pictures to show that and how he rounded and undercut the bottom of the cheek rest:

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Hand checkering:

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Took the base plate off to show it's not laminated, but one solid piece:

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@Jake asked for some pictures of the stock a man made for the Arisaka my dad brought back damaged from Okinawa in WWII. Some guy I never met made this incredible stock as a one off in the late 1940's, Sorry it took a while to get to it. Today has not gone anywhere close to normal. This post is pic heavy. Let me know if I need to break it up into several posts.

This thing is 48" OAL

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Took 2 pics to try and show how he shaped the forend:

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View attachment 46835

He did an inlet in the stock so the floorplate still works to unload the rifle. And yes, it still has the original ladder site marked out to 1500 meters

View attachment 46836

It's a Monte Carlo stock so I tried to take a couple of pictures to show that and how he rounded and undercut the bottom of the cheek rest:

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Hand checkering:

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Took the base plate off to show it's not laminated, but one solid piece:

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Wow, that's really a nice job. Far from being a sporterized bringback rifle, this Arisaka has been beautifully and artfully upgraded.

Found you some ammo, but it's $1.55/rnd...

https://redriverreloading.com/ammo/...e-arisaka-150gr-spitzer-sp-ammunition-20.html
 

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Wow, that's really a nice job. Far from being a sporterized bringback rifle, this Arisaka has been beautifully and artfully upgraded.

Found you some ammo, but it's $1.55/rnd...

https://redriverreloading.com/ammo/...e-arisaka-150gr-spitzer-sp-ammunition-20.html
Thanks. yes, it's an incredible job. I wish I had been smart enough as a kid to ask my dad to introduce me to the guy that made it. By the time I was old enough, my dad and the stock maker had both been transferred several times (textile mill companies) and had lost touch with each other.

That's actually not a bad price on the ammo. I have a little on hand. I just don't know that I'm going to shoot this too often for sentimental reasons. If I ever manage to get together with any SET guys you're all more than welcome to shoot it. I am thinking of replacing the hard plastic buttplate with a lace on leather one. The plastic one has developed a pretty bad crack around the screw holes over the decades.
 

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Thanks. yes, it's an incredible job. I wish I had been smart enough as a kid to ask my dad to introduce me to the guy that made it. By the time I was old enough, my dad and the stock maker had both been transferred several times (textile mill companies) and had lost touch with each other.

That's actually not a bad price on the ammo. I have a little on hand. I just don't know that I'm going to shoot this too often for sentimental reasons. If I ever manage to get together with any SET guys you're all more than welcome to shoot it. I am thinking of replacing the hard plastic buttplate with a lace on leather one. The plastic one has developed a pretty bad crack around the screw holes over the decades.
How about a layered leather one that screws on?
 
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@Jake asked for some pictures of the stock a man made for the Arisaka my dad brought back damaged from Okinawa in WWII. Some guy I never met made this incredible stock as a one off in the late 1940's, Sorry it took a while to get to it. Today has not gone anywhere close to normal. This post is pic heavy. Let me know if I need to break it up into several posts.

This thing is 48" OAL

View attachment 46833

Took 2 pics to try and show how he shaped the forend:

View attachment 46834

View attachment 46835

He did an inlet in the stock so the floorplate still works to unload the rifle. And yes, it still has the original ladder site marked out to 1500 meters

View attachment 46836

It's a Monte Carlo stock so I tried to take a couple of pictures to show that and how he rounded and undercut the bottom of the cheek rest:

View attachment 46839

View attachment 46840

Hand checkering:

View attachment 46841

Took the base plate off to show it's not laminated, but one solid piece:

View attachment 46842
That is beautiful. Whoever the guy was that made that did an awesome job. That's definitely an heirloom piece.