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Custom Carved Shotgun Trio Update

Three Squirrel Guns for Three Sons

 

   This is an update on the three stock carvings I completed for a client for his three sons.  Christmas presents of Family Heirloom shotguns.   I received a photo of the stocks put on the shotguns and I wanted to share it. 

   

   I have to admit, I was really anxious while waiting to hear about these Christmas presents and how the boys liked them.   I’m so glad they sent me a photo so we could see them complete.  Here is what I received: 

 

” Merry Christmas Lance!!  Here’s a pic of the shotguns assembled. The boys love them, Thanks again!! “

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The Squirrels better watch out with this Band of Brothers out in the field.    Is this something you would like for your children or grandchildren?   Email me and let’s talk about it.

 

Thanks for stoppin’ by…

Lance Larson

 

A Custom Carved Shotgun Trio

Custom Carved Matching Shotguns for Three Sons

 

This is a commission done for a client that wanted three matching shotguns carved for his boys.  They were all the same model and gauge – H & R Pardner model single shots in 20 gauge.   He wanted them personalized for each son. 

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The client mentioned that the boys like to go Squirrel hunting so I suggested a squirrel carving on each stock along with the boy’s name.  I told him I could make each squirrel carving different so each could really know their shotgun from the others.  I really enjoy working on a gift for a young hunter.   I like to believe that the carving will make it special and will help build a lifelong love of the outdoors.

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The squirrels were carved in the laminate wood stocks, three different squirrels for three different young hunters.   The were carved in an inlaid style and were stained a dark Walnut color after completion since, the wood is white when carved.  

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I finished their carvings with several coats of Birchwood Casey TruOil finish and they are now ready for Christmas.   Following that, these individual Family Heirlooms will be ready for years of use and years of memories in the field.

  

Would you like something like this on your child’s or grandchild’s new firearm, email me and we can design your own Family Heirloom.

 

Thanks for stoppin’ by… 

Lance Larson  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom Carving for NRA Fundraiser.

Custom Carving of Squirrel on Ruger 10/22

    I am starting a new carving for a rifle that will be auctioned of at a NRA Fundraising banquet.    The carving is currently in the design stage and I wanted to show the rough design drawing I have for the but stock of this Ruger 10/22.  For those of you that are not familiar with Ruger’s model 10/22 rifle, here is a photo of the rifle.

    I thought it might interesting to show the starting point for a gun stock carving – the design stage.    The pencil drawing below gives you an idea of the design plan.  You can’t just sit down and start carving, the design ideas take some time.    In this Squirrel carving, the Squirrel sits in the fork of a maple tree enjoying a meal.   The maple leaf carvings will work their way along the entire stock up through the forearm.   Drawing all the leaves so they are not just the same leaf over and over is a bit of work.    The leaves will be stained to show the beautiful fall color palette.   The final staining of the individual leaves will be the part that will really sets this carving off.   This Custom Carved Rifle will be a featured rifle at the Pinal County Friends of NRA Banquet Auction on April 30th.   

I have to go now, I have a bit of carving to do…………..

Thanks for stoppin’ by,

Lance Larson