CHIC WORTHING CUSTOM GUNSTOCKS

 

cworthing@charter.net (509) 663-8148

3020 Conarty Road Malaga, WA 98828

 

Custom Gunstocks made to Order
Slow Rust Bluing - Checkering - Stock Refinishing

 



"Life Is Too Short To Hunt With An Ugly Gun"


I specialize in building hand made wood gun stocks. I have stock blanks available or the customer can supply his own. I do not fit or build synthetic stocks. Life is also too short to build ugly guns.

I build stocks to fit the owner and as such they are one of a kind. These stocks are built by hand.

I can coordinate a complete rifle project to meet your desires. I work with an engraver and a metalsmith that do excellent work. Recognize that a custom firearm that starts from an action with specialized metal work and engraving will generally take over a year to complete depending on the nature of the work desired.

If you would like to take a look at some recent work, you can click on the following links. You can then use your back button to return to this site and repeat to view the remaining photos.

 

The following firearm is a German style open sight rifle built on a G33/40 action. It has an old commercial German take off barrel, that was rebored to .338 by Cliff Labounty of Maple Falls, Washington. Maurice Ottmar chambered the barrel in .338/06. The barrel is a half round/half octagon with a full length rib with an integral hold down on the barrel and an integral sling swivel stud. The stock is Bastogne Walnut from Don Cantwell, Chico CA. I shaped it with raised side panels that are more evident in the second picture. There is a metal euscutcheon on the forearm with a captured wedge that holds the barrel. I rust blued the metal. One of the most interesting features is the Lyman 35 sight. They mount on the bolt stop and swing out with the stop. They are a marvel of the machinist's art. Lyman sold them in 1900 for $12, but to put that in perspective, the Winchester 1890 22 rimfire sold at that time for $16. These sights now sell for $350 and up.
 

 

The following rifle is a 7X57 Mauser built on a Yugoslav short action 98. The half round/half octagon barrel and the square bridge bases were built by Mark Stratton, Mukilteo WA, who's work can be seen in the center spread of the 98 Leupold catalog. The side swing safety is by Glenn Chapman of Ferndale WA. The bottom metal is by Ted Blackburn. The stock sports a McFarland skeleton Butt Plate and Grip cap with the exposed wood checkered at 32 lines per inch. The english walnut blank came from Ed Preslik of Chico CA. The gun has since been engraved with a beautiful gold antelope by Bob Hughes of Wenatchee WA and I have rust blued the metal.
 

 

 

The following rifle is a .280 Remington built on an Argentine 1909. It has a Douglas barrel that has been known to shoot 3 shot groups under 1/2". The barrel was chambered by Ray Price of Wenatchee WA. The safety again is by Glenn Chapman. The engraving is by Bob Hughes. The English Walnut blank is from Don Cantwell. The recoil pad is leather covered. Rust bluing finishes the metal. This is my personal hunting firearm. It has made several trips to the Frank Church Wilderness Area in Idaho.
 


 

 

 

 

Effective Jan 1, 2007 Price List

 

 

GUN HUNTING RELATED LINKS:

 

Accuratereloading.com
Varmint Al's Hunting Page

 

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