You may remember the Turkish Walnut stock in which, while cutting the wood, we found a foreign object trapped inside. Here are pictures of the finished product. The “diamond” makes this stock one-of-a-kind, indeed.
Drop dead gorgeous. Amazingly Accurate.
Just listed on our Guns page!
Factory New Remington 798 patterned on the classic Mauser rifle action. Chambered .300 Win Mag, with 24" barrel.
Stock is Accurate Innovations, fully fit and finished from Turkish Walnut, with 4 panel Hand Checkering, cheekpiece, pachmayr decelerator pad and sling studs. Complete package, ready to mount a scope and go hunting anywhere.
This is the text of George Washington’s October 3, 1789 national Thanksgiving Proclamation; as printed in The Providence Gazette and Country Journal, on October 17, 1789.
WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me "to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness."
Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.
"Went shooting this weekend with my buddies; they had an $8,000.00 rifle and a $10,000.00 rifle. I had my 20 year old deer rifle, that I just dropped into one of your stocks. Until now, the gun has been shooting consistently 1.5 to 2" groups at 100 yards. There are 4 shots on that target. By the way, their guns didn’t do better than this."
While cutting this rifle stock from a highly figured blank of Turkish Walnut, we encountered a foreign object trapped within the wood. Much like the grain of sand that irritates the oyster to make the pearl, this stone was ‘swallowed’ by the root and stump of the 150 year old tree as it grew. The stone likely was the cause of the resulting burl and beautiful wood grain around it, and while most production factories would throw it away and start over, our customer loves the fact that he is getting more natural beauty than anticipated. As in life, the most long term desirable lovely results don’t result from easy life, and calm conditions. The trees we want for the most impressive gunstocks come from places where the winds were strong, the ground tough, the weather brutal…hardship in the long run yields a much more valuable end product. Stay tuned as we finish this one out, and see what our ‘defect’ polishes out to look like.
On a recent journey north, we decided to take a slight detour to stop in Lebanon, PA to visit Ron Shirks Shooting Supply. Having heard they had an amazing animal display, and being a family of animal loving hunters, we decided to check it out. The Shirks’ showroom was filled with incredible animals from multiple continents! We were amazed.
Thank you, Mr. & Mrs. Shirk, for allowing us to drop by, for showing us all the animals (throwing in a few hunting stories here and there), and making us feel so welcome!
Zebra wood is such a distinctly unique and stunningly beautiful type of wood. Who wouldn’t want a Damascus steel blade with a Zebra wood handle, completed by a custom leather sheath? Indeed, it’s drop-dead gorgeous.
Be sure to investigate this Turkish Walnut Prone Hook Varmint stock!
(Shown with optional Reminton 700 .308 LTR.)
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Just released on the guns page, you’ll want to be sure to check out this tactical beauty!
Drop-Dead Gorgeous. Amazingly Accurate.
“Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?”
Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, Jonathan Elliot, ed. 1836, vol. 3, p.168
“No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms [within his own lands].”
Proposed Constitution for Virginia – Fair Copy, Section IV:Rights, Private and Public, June 1776; The Works of Thomas Jefferson, Federal Edition, Editor: Paul Leicester Ford, (New York and London, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1904-5); Vol. 2