Springfield 1903 Walnut Hand Guard | 03 | A3
Example walnut handguard made for Springfield 1903 Springfield 03/A3 rifle. Handguard copied from Original Springfield OEM pattern.
Stocks are machine rough inletted unfinished with no checkering. Further shaping and hand detail work will still need to be completed to fit the receiver and barrel.
Item has been rubbed down with mineral spirits to enhance the grain. Grain patterns will also vary from the examples. Stocks are not finished as they may appear. Read more below >
All sales are final, no returns. Only exchanges will be accepted if the wrong item was ordered and it is unaltered.
International Customers: Sorry, we do not ship gun stocks outside the US.
Higher grades and different custom woods are available. Just e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Replacement stocks are in high demand. Generally, stocks and forends in standard grade walnut will ship within two-three weeks. At times, a stock or forend may need to be cut. Depending on the season these may take several more weeks to cut. We do not have an electronic inventory with the shop, and they can sell out very quickly from one day to the next. Please be patient, as many of our custom products may need to be crafted, ship times may actually run up to 6-8 weeks. This is a small family shop, one of only a few left doing replacement stocks.
Higher grades and different custom woods are available.
General Questions, Answers, and Expectations
Our unfinished and uncheckered gun stocks and forends are generally purchased by accomplished woodworkers, gunsmiths, and others, with the tools, equipment, and knowledge needed for safe gun stock fittings.
Stocks and forends are intentionally cut oversized including the inletting from the original patterns. This is to leave the room during the hand fitting process for a good fit and the removal of any machining marks.
Some blade chatter leaving rough spots may occur around pistol grips and cheekpieces that will need to be filed and sanded to finish shaping.
Some shotgun and other stocks may even have additional material left in certain parts of the stock to allow for such things as comb adjustment.
Narrow strips of wood (bridging) may be left at the top of the inlet on some forends to bridge the sides.
Gun stocks with long thin sides that will fit around a receiver may also have the very end of that opening left bridged with the remaining inletting completed.
This bridging helps to protect the most fragile areas until the parts are ready to begin the fitting process. Bridging is easily removed with a small hand saw.
Forcing a stock onto the receiver without careful hand detailing the inlet may split the sides. This is not considered a flaw.
Stock butt ends may also need to be cut to your specific length of pull and then hand-worked down from 1/4" oversize thickness to fit the original butt plate and pistol grip plate. Those seeking a “youth” model stock will need to cut and shape the butt plate area further.
The major mounting holes such as stocks with a draw bolt will come already drilled. Tang screw holes will need to be drilled.
Most mounting holes for the forends will come drilled. The order may ask for a specific hole or latch information. Some models may vary. Those holes may only be marked or partially started so they can be fully aligned and drilled on through during the fitting process. Forends will not include any metal parts.
Small screw holes for mounting hardware and trigger guards will likely need to be drilled during the fitting process.
In the case of a bolt action, unless it specifies for a right-hand shooter, the drop cut for the bolt will likely need to be cut during the fitting process for either a right or left-hand application.
Stocks may be ordered neutral or for either a left or right-hand shooter. Those that are cut with a cheekpiece will generally be for a right-hand shooter unless the site specifies a left or right-hand selection. Left-hand stocks will need to be cut and could take several weeks or even more depending on the season.
The more popular the model the more closely the stock and forend will be sent for that specific model.
To cut down on duplicate inventory, one generic stock or forend may be used for several different models and years they were manufactured. These guns may have also been sold under different names but used the same stock and forend such as many of the Stevens and Savage models.
If the stock manufacturer made a radical change in models for one period to the next, those stocks will have their own specific identity to order such as the Winchester Pre and Post 64 era stock selections
Generic cut stocks and forends that will fit several models may require some additional minor inletting by the customer for specific adaptations, recessed parts, and accessories that were not carried over to all model years. This might include such things as a longer tang cutout, a recessed commemorative plate, a fancy trigger inset, a slight modification for the receiver or barrel.
Specific to a forend modified for such things as a shell ejector, those will likely come undrilled as most will have to be properly aligned and drilled at the time it is being hand-fitted to the barrel.
Unfinished stocks may have natural cosmetic imperfections such as minor knots, burls, heartwood, mineral lines, or minor cosmetic fill work that will be needed before finishing. These are not considered a defect.
If you do not see a specific model listed or have other specific questions just e-mail us your needs.
Stocks can also be duplicated from an existing stock that is in good shape.
We may e-mail you for a picture of your stock or forend so that we can have the shop ID it and send you the correct one.
All sales are final, no returns. Only exchanges will be accepted if the wrong item was ordered and it is unaltered. A new ship fee of $10 for stock exchanges will be needed.
If you’re in doubt of what style you may have please also e-mail us a picture at the time of the order to email@example.com