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Hand Carved Heirloom Golden Boy

 Custom Carved Tribute to a Father

 Henry Golden Boy .22

In my experience, the two most common reasons for a client to want a gunstock carved are…

      * Memories…  A special hunt, for example.

      * In Memory of… a Family member or four legged hunting partner.


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The latter was the reason for my most recent commission.  My client wanted the stock for a Henry Golden Boy stock carved as a present for her husband.   The photo above shows that rifle.    It was to be a memorial and tribute to his Father.


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She mentioned that his Father had been referred to as an “Oak Tree” so she wanted Oak leaves on the stock and a sentiment carved in the stock also.  During our communication for planning the design she also said she liked the idea of a cross in the carving.  I suggested an old wooden cross on a hill and she liked that idea.


This Stock needed to be done for Christmas so I told her I would get it to her well before the holiday.   When I started working on this carving, I couldn’t put it down.   I love carving leaves, but it was this tribute to a Father that really moved me. 

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Carving this Walnut tribute made me think about my own Father and I wanted this to be a special Family Heirloom.  I wanted it to be a carving that would make my own Father proud if he saw it.


To contact me regarding your own Family Heirloom, drop me an email.


Thanks for stoppin’ by…

Lance Larson






Custom Carved Henry Golden Boy .22 Rifle

 A Boy’s First Golden Boy 


     Recently I was contacted by a gentleman who wanted to have gift carved for his son.   He had a Henry Golden Boy that he wanted the stock hand carved.    He knew he wanted scrolls carved on it and his sons name and maybe an animal too. 


Here is a decription for the Henry Repeating Arms website descibing a “Henry Golden Boy” :


    “The Henry Golden Boy is a masterpiece of fine crafted gunsmithing. Any shooting enthusiast who    closely examines one is immediately impressed with the excellent fit, finish and overall visually elegant design.

   The Golden Boy rifle’s awesome 20-inch blued octagonal barrel, American walnut stock, brass buttplate and gleaming Brasslite receiver will transport you back to the wild and wooley days of America’s Old West, when our company founder Benjamin Tyler Henry designed the original Henry lever action rifle.”


     Oh, did I mention this was for his son’s second birthday?   He and his wife are giving their son a gun for his birthday every year so he will have a good collection when he grows up.   Are they great parents or what?


     He mentioned that he had bought a Ruger single action .22 revolver for his first birthday.   He was wondering about carving that too.   I was so impressed with what he was doing for his son that I said if he comissioned the rifle carving, I would carve the pistol grips as a bonus for his son at no extra cost.


     We worked out the design together and he decided the most important animal in his son’s life was his dog, Dixie.   The design included hand carved Custom scrollwork on the stock and forearm, the dog’s portrait from a photo, his son’s name carved on the forearm, and a sentiment about Dixie.  


     The stock on the Henry .22 lever action was a nice Walnut and that is very uncommon on a .22 rifle from most manufacturers.    It just makes such a superior carving because Walnut holds fine carving detail so well.   I’m sure this new family Heirloom will be happily passed down and enjoyed for years to come,


     If you have a rifle, shotgun, or handgun you want to turn into a family Heirloom, I would be happy to work with you.   Drop me an email and we can discuss your plans.




Thanks for stoppin’ by…

Lance Larson