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Old January 8, 2014, 09:19 AM   #1
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anyone ever seen wood inserts for the older Ruger Composite stocks ???

I have an older Ruger model 77 with the olive plastic inserts, & right now it's hanging on a rack with several other wood stocked rifles...

I think it would look like it belonged there better if I had some wood inserts... I think I've seen them before but have no idea where...

any thoughts ???
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Old January 8, 2014, 10:08 AM   #2
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Spent some time searching, & Gun Parts Corp has both fore end & grip inserts ( factory Ruger parts ) for sale on E-bay...

wondering if anyone is aware of fancier wood or rose laminate ( for example ) being made by anyone ???
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Old January 8, 2014, 10:22 AM   #3
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This ad is old but may still be a source

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These are Cocobolo inserts for the Model 77 synthetic stock.

The original Ruger wood inserts are no longer available
http://rugerforum.net/parts-accessor...o-inserts.html

You can also try here:
http://www.gunpartscorp.com/
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Old January 8, 2014, 10:40 AM   #4
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Thanks for the links... I tried PMing the maker of the fancy ones on that forum...

Gun Parts Corp is still selling original Ruger ones on E-bay... my only concern there, ( other than they are pretty plain ) is they sell them individually left / right, fore end / grip, & I see quite a bit of variation in the pics, if I had to buy 4 individual pieces, I'd want a set that reasonably match each other...
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Old January 8, 2014, 12:22 PM   #5
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HMMM... not looking good... guy selling the inserts in the 1st link deleted his post, left mine sitting there looking awkward
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Old January 8, 2014, 12:55 PM   #6
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http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=144468
I found this with my crazy google fu skills
it's from 2012, I'm not sure when that other one is from since the only post popping up is yours but according to that thread there used to be another feller(possible the one you responded to?) that used to make them and went out of business.
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Old January 8, 2014, 02:21 PM   #7
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thanks for trying... yep same guy...

they don't look that tough to make ( could even use my plastic inserts for templates ) I'd just guess that the numbers are low enough to keep someone like one of the bigger grip makers from making them...

I did respond to Gun Parts Corp on E-bay & they have many, & did say they could put together a nicer matching set, & combine shipping... still would like to find a nicer looking set like those in the now deleted post, before I commit to the factory left overs
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Old January 8, 2014, 04:36 PM   #8
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Lett Grips, of New Hampshire, used to make the wood replacement inserts for the Ruger canoe paddle stocks, as well as all the grips for Ruger's.

(the owner was a friend of Bill Ruger)

After Lett passed away, the company folded - so you'll either have to find a used set or make up some inserts yourself (not all that hard to do - BT, DT ).



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Old January 9, 2014, 07:07 AM   #9
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The guy from the Ruger forum e-mailed me last night... he has 2 sets... one of the Cocobolo, & one set of black line spalted maple, that he didn't have any pictures of yet...

so... looks like I've found a fancy wood set... just need to decide... the Cocobolo set looks awesome, but does end up a bit dark, on the black composite stock, so I'm hoping I like the looks of the spalted, & that over all it'll lighten up the look a little ???
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Old January 9, 2014, 01:53 PM   #10
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Buy them both - that way you can switch them out, per your whim; or choose one set & resell the other.

I doubt you'll lose, unless the seller thinks there's priceless.


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Old January 12, 2014, 11:39 AM   #11
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Boyd's makes stocks for the Model 77. If you choose Classic or Prairie Hunter and then Custom Option, you can get it in a wide variety of non-standard colors.

http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/
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Old January 13, 2014, 07:19 AM   #12
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cool... thanks for the link...
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Old January 14, 2014, 04:39 PM   #13
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so... what do you guys think of these ???

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Old January 15, 2014, 12:12 PM   #14
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Well...at the end of the day it's YOUR rifle and the only opinion that matters belongs to you and you alone. Do you like the inserts?
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Old January 15, 2014, 05:10 PM   #15
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Old January 15, 2014, 07:59 PM   #16
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There's your answer then!
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