Hand Carved stock on a Weatherby 28 gauge SA-08 Deluxe
The 28 gauge shotgun is a small gauge that has always had a loyal following for hunting quail an other upland game. They are becoming more popular in the shooting sport competitions and many shooter have a 28 gauge just for the ‘SUB GAUGE” competition at shoots all over the country. Weatherby came out with a 28 gauge semi auto shotgun last year and uses beautiful Walnut for their stocks. That is what I used for this custom carving.
Here is a little information about the Weatherby shotgun I used from the American Rifleman Magazine: http://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/weatherby-sa08-deluxe-28-gauge
I wanted the Hand Carved scene that fit the shotgun that it was carved upon and decided to go with a bird dog and quail – a great combination on any shotgun. I tried to make it a simple design with Basket Weave replacing the checkering and a partial border of Oak Lea.ves and Acorns added. The scene is three quail busting out from under the dog’s nose as he holds point. This is a scene that should get any bird hunter’s blood pumpin’.
I chose to keep the shape of the original checkering when I replaced it with basket weave because, with many manufacturers, that shape identifies the manufacturer and model of the firearm. In this case, it was also a nice looking design. I went with Basket Weave because it is a classic style and it also gives a good grip on a shotgun.
If this style of carving is something you would be interested in for your shotgun, Contact me. I’ll help you with your own Family Heirloom.
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