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Posted: 3/3/2010 12:49:04 PM EST
Anyone know who is making Rock River Arms wood furniture sets?
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 1:01:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/3/2010 1:04:44 PM EST by HardShell]
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 1:17:35 PM EST
Not ironwood, thier wooden AR furniture actually looks good, the RRA stuff is fugly looking....,><....:)
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 1:42:11 PM EST
ARs + wood =
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 1:55:09 PM EST
Wood is good!!!!!

Link Posted: 3/3/2010 2:13:45 PM EST
Can I get that in a Mannlicher style?
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 2:57:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/3/2010 2:58:19 PM EST by bfips]
clicky

ETA I like it
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 3:24:28 PM EST
To each his own. Its not for me, but if you like it, go for it.
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 4:16:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By Russ4777:
Wood is good!!!!!

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/woody_4.jpg


Now that's beautiful!
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 4:24:34 PM EST
I believe this guys can help: http://www.ar15woodstocks.com/index.html
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 4:40:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/3/2010 4:50:52 PM EST by Big-Bore]
Dan Konrad of AR15woodstocks.com is the designer of those wood stocks, but he has licensed someone else, Bishop I think he said, not the big Bishop gunstock maker, but another Bishop, who is making those stocks en mass and selling them to RR, DPMS...
Dan Konrad does mostly select and fancy grades of walnut stocks at his shop. But if you get even a standard grade from him it will be a lot better quality than the same style stock done by Bishop and sold through RR and DPMS.
I got a walnut rifle length stock from DPMS through Brownells and it came with a very unsatisfactory finish. Very dull and quite a few dents in the forearm. If it had not been a special order I would have returned it. I called Dan at AR15woodstocks about something else I needed and Dan gave me the scoop about how his pattern stocks wind up for sale by RR and DPMS and he told me how to refinish it the way he does his fancy grade stocks. After getting that sprayed on dull finish off, raising the dents, and using Dan's finish he sent me, the stock that appeared lifeless is quite beautiful now. It had a lot more figure after stripping and refinishing with clear than what the monotone finish Bishop applied.
If you want really nice wood, contact Dan Konrad at the above address, if you want a service grade laminate or walnut then DPMS or RR can give you want you want. But if yours comes like mine did, be aware that what may look like a pig's ear on the outside can be redone to likely look like a silk purse. The question is, can you live with your AR-15 looking like a silk purse?

By the way, the reason for the double sided cheek piece is to give the wood stock a lot more strength in the buffer tube area. If you look at one without the cheek pieces, like the one on my .470, the wood around the buffer tube is quite thin and that thinness of course extends all the way back. By doing the cheek pieces the wood is a lot more strong and a lot less likely to split if the stock takes a spill. While some might think the cheek pieces look odd on an AR, they are not form without function.

I do chuckle a bit to read some saying that wood is terrible on an AR-15, yet they will send their ARs out to be cammoed in the wildest patterns for the sake of breaking up the outline of a solid black rifle. How much more natural can one get than wood?
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 4:49:21 PM EST
I like the look and plan to do it on one of my rifles. My RRA Predator Pursuit will be getting a wood A2 butt stock and pistol grip soon.
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 4:55:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 4:59:41 PM EST
Yes. I want a wooden free-float quad-rail and collapsible stock. Make it in curley maple for bonus points.
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 6:02:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/4/2010 3:36:25 AM EST by Catman2]


Wood on an AR is as unnatural as an Obama in the Whitehouse...only I could get use to the wood.

Link Posted: 3/3/2010 11:41:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By Otony:
I believe this guys can help: http://www.ar15woodstocks.com/index.html

Yup, build 5 is going to be wood.

Link Posted: 3/4/2010 5:00:34 AM EST
Walnut is the new black
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 5:07:22 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 5:09:18 AM EST
I saw a set at a gun show that was polymer but in a dark brown wood-grain color. It was an adjustable stock, pistol grip and carbine hand guards. Probably not very good quality but it caught the eye.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 5:13:55 AM EST
BLASPHEMY!!!!
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 5:20:34 AM EST
Yes ,Dan Konrad is the guy to deal with ,We coresponded for months before I finally order a set of service grade for my sons, dissapator . beautifal product . Great guy to deal with .
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 5:36:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/4/2010 5:38:34 AM EST by Cold]
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 5:38:06 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 6:45:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By plinkr415:
Originally Posted By Russ4777:
Wood is good!!!!!

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/woody_4.jpg


Now that's beautiful!


Thanks. Gets tons of looks at the range. Everyone wants to touch and feel it. The name of the game with AR's is variation.....wood furniture is certainly a variation.
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 7:39:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By Russ4777:
Originally Posted By plinkr415:
Originally Posted By Russ4777:
Wood is good!!!!!

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/woody_4.jpg


Now that's beautiful!


Thanks. Gets tons of looks at the range. Everyone wants to touch and feel it. The name of the game with AR's is variation.....wood furniture is certainly a variation.


You're welcome! Do you have anymore pictures of it?
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 5:01:30 PM EST
Thanks Cold for the link! Yeh, I can do wood ff tubes. I use a carbon tube as a base and laminate super thin veneer over it. These have been torture tested for heat buildup without delaminating. The laminating resin I use actually has a secondary heat cure, so doing a couple mag dumps makes them stronger!! I actually am doing a vented version for a guy in the next month or so. I have done a few for guys and also can do a sleeve that covers the ACE Skeleton stock. My server is down for some reason, so email and pic hosting are down. Grrrrr! If you email me at router42@yahoo.com I can send you pix of a couple builds.

Also, as Cold noted above, I have www.woodenammo.com as well which is a pretty fun side business. Trophies, novelty, tables, lamps, etc. All with giant ammo!!! Your choice of wood of course. 5" diameter, 47" long max, ANY caliber!!

Chris
Link Posted: 3/4/2010 5:23:34 PM EST
yep.....here you go.













Link Posted: 3/5/2010 4:01:49 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/5/2010 4:56:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By Russ4777:
Wood is good!!!!!

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/woody_4.jpg


Oh MY GOOD HEAVENS! SOMEBODY PLEASE STOP ME FROM DROOLING AND HELP ME STOP TYPING WITH THE CAPS LOCK ON!!!!!

WHERE DID YOU GET THAT SET FROM? SPIT IT OUT! SPIT IT OUT!

Link Posted: 3/5/2010 4:56:54 AM EST
boyd out of mitchell sd
Link Posted: 3/5/2010 5:53:16 AM EST
Pardon me? Boyd out of Mitchell?
Link Posted: 3/5/2010 6:17:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/5/2010 6:21:23 AM EST by Russ4777]
Originally Posted By Lindy_Hoppin_Gun_Nut:
Originally Posted By Russ4777:
Wood is good!!!!!

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/woody_4.jpg


Oh MY GOOD HEAVENS! SOMEBODY PLEASE STOP ME FROM DROOLING AND HELP ME STOP TYPING WITH THE CAPS LOCK ON!!!!!

WHERE DID YOU GET THAT SET FROM? SPIT IT OUT! SPIT IT OUT!




This stock set came from Ironwood Designs in San Jose. Just call or email Matt for more info. Just noticed they used one of my images for the website upgrade. HOOAH!

http://www.ironwooddesigns.com/IWDsite/IWDAR15.html




Link Posted: 3/5/2010 10:55:35 AM EST


+1 Not my style
Link Posted: 3/5/2010 11:00:40 AM EST
Originally Posted By Lindy_Hoppin_Gun_Nut:
Pardon me? Boyd out of Mitchell?


Boyd stocks out of michell South Dakota makes the RRA wood stock sets they are not avialble thru anyone else
Link Posted: 3/5/2010 11:29:00 AM EST
The RRA wood is a tad dull, so this took some refinishing and whatnot. Pictures could be better, sorry.

Link Posted: 3/5/2010 11:31:39 AM EST
Sorry buddy, but the lines on the RRA stock set are not anywhere as nice or as pleasing the Ironwood Designs set....<><....:)
Link Posted: 3/5/2010 12:02:56 PM EST
Originally Posted By Captains1911:
ARs + wood =


+1
Link Posted: 3/5/2010 3:06:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By SD307:
Originally Posted By Lindy_Hoppin_Gun_Nut:
Pardon me? Boyd out of Mitchell?


Boyd stocks out of michell South Dakota makes the RRA wood stock sets they are not avialble thru anyone else


I see. Thanks. I don't think RRA's wood stock looks that shabby at all. Not nearly as good as Ironwood's, but not bad either.

Link Posted: 3/5/2010 3:10:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By Russ4777:
Originally Posted By Lindy_Hoppin_Gun_Nut:
Originally Posted By Russ4777:
Wood is good!!!!!

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/woody_4.jpg


Oh MY GOOD HEAVENS! SOMEBODY PLEASE STOP ME FROM DROOLING AND HELP ME STOP TYPING WITH THE CAPS LOCK ON!!!!!

WHERE DID YOU GET THAT SET FROM? SPIT IT OUT! SPIT IT OUT!




This stock set came from Ironwood Designs in San Jose. Just call or email Matt for more info. Just noticed they used one of my images for the website upgrade. HOOAH!

http://www.ironwooddesigns.com/IWDsite/IWDAR15.html






Thank you! They did use one of your pics for their website - maybe you ought to ask for some freebies for that

I am going to wait until they come up with the round carbine hand guard, as I only own one rifle and the others are carbines.

Link Posted: 3/5/2010 3:12:49 PM EST
The wood looks good guys, I love to see people go a different direction on their builds
Link Posted: 3/5/2010 7:20:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By Lindy_Hoppin_Gun_Nut:
Originally Posted By Russ4777:
Originally Posted By Lindy_Hoppin_Gun_Nut:
Originally Posted By Russ4777:
Wood is good!!!!!

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/woody_4.jpg


Oh MY GOOD HEAVENS! SOMEBODY PLEASE STOP ME FROM DROOLING AND HELP ME STOP TYPING WITH THE CAPS LOCK ON!!!!!

WHERE DID YOU GET THAT SET FROM? SPIT IT OUT! SPIT IT OUT!




This stock set came from Ironwood Designs in San Jose. Just call or email Matt for more info. Just noticed they used one of my images for the website upgrade. HOOAH!

http://www.ironwooddesigns.com/IWDsite/IWDAR15.html




Thank you! They did use one of your pics for their website - maybe you ought to ask for some freebies for that

I am going to wait until they come up with the round carbine hand guard, as I only own one rifle and the others are carbines.



Call Matt Schuster at Ironwood. I believe he does have a round carbine HG in wood now.
Link Posted: 3/19/2010 5:45:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By MSPRet:
Sorry buddy, but the lines on the RRA stock set are not anywhere as nice or as pleasing the Ironwood Designs set....<><....:)


Actually, the RRA set is made by Don Konrad Gun Works. I prefer his smaller diameter handguards, but will admit that his grip and stock design leaves a little something to be desired. In any case, here's my pseudo A1 Dissipator that I've almost got all the parts for.



I'm wondering if I should go to the trouble of having the upper anodized to match the lower or just leave it two-tone...
Link Posted: 3/20/2010 4:00:58 AM EST
If I get wood I want the old school wood with the white caps on the end of the butt stock and pistol grip. Make it look like the 1950s vintage.
Link Posted: 4/4/2010 6:36:24 PM EST
...If you guys have any interest, here’s how to build a butt stock from scratch … … to date, every AR that I’ve ever built, I have built a maple stock for… The most tedious part is first inlaying the 1.15” to 1.2” diameter buffer tube hole. The attached photos should illustrate the process. Materials, including recoil pad, should run you between $35 to $50 dollars…

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad149/762CETME/WoodStock1.jpg
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad149/762CETME/WoodStock2.jpg
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad149/762CETME/WoodStock3.jpg
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http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad149/762CETME/WoodStock7.jpg
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad149/762CETME/WoodStock8.jpg
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad149/762CETME/WoodStock9.jpg
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