ZKK 600 rifle stock purchased

johngryphon

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#1
Clicked "buy" today on this semi finished stock for my BRNO in 7 x 64 Brenneke. As per below the carver advises.

[FONT=Calibri, sans-serif]This piece came out of the middle east, Air Dried 6 years. I machine all my stocks out oversize first and then rest on the rack for a period of time – something with this much fiddleback needs a good seasoning etc so was bandsawn out to the stock profile (4-5 mm oversize) for 6 months and then roughed out for another 6 months before final shaping. Just minimises the risk of movement – and if there is any it can be detected before it becomes an issue and the wood placed back on the rack for another year or so If needed.[/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri, sans-serif]I had a laugh as I originally bought the barrelled action from the stock supplier/carver and he used the action as a pattern for making the future ZKK 600`s stocks,well last week he tried to buy it back from me for this same piece of walnut. NAH![/FONT]



 

Highlandsjohn

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#2
As is said in the USA, you done good with that stick of wood John.The changes in temperature with you, will soon test its stability. I love these old Brno's, god knows how many I've had, most are hardly used and some come with nice wood, depending on the phase/year of manufacture,it can be a lucky dip.
I have three in the safe at present..22, 7x57, and the 601, my problem I move them on when they are no longer a challenge to feed and shoot,although I have become quite fond of my 243. Anyway good luck with yours, the 7mm is a nice calibre to shoot. ATB,john
 

johngryphon

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#3
As is said in the USA, you done good with that stick of wood John.The changes in temperature with you, will soon test its stability. I love these old Brno's, god knows how many I've had, most are hardly used and some come with nice wood, depending on the phase/year of manufacture,it can be a lucky dip.
I have three in the safe at present..22, 7x57, and the 601, my problem I move them on when they are no longer a challenge to feed and shoot,although I have become quite fond of my 243. Anyway good luck with yours, the 7mm is a nice calibre to shoot. ATB,john
Now John I have to rattle up the dollars to get it fitted.But first I have to find the right man to do it,they are hard to find here.
 

Southern

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#6
That will be the best grade of wood worn by any Brno!

The stock on my Brno 22F 7x64 has not a whiff of figure, but the lines and the small grip please me. You will be chaffing to get the wood on your metal and shooting it.
 

johngryphon

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#10
That is a very nice piece of wood . Post some pics when it's finished , I do like the older Brnos .

AB
You will get them,dont hang by your toes lol

That will be the best grade of wood worn by any Brno!

The stock on my Brno 22F 7x64 has not a whiff of figure, but the lines and the small grip please me. You will be chaffing to get the wood on your metal and shooting it.
Yes I am looking forward to that day for sure.

Looks a bit like a Westley Richards clone. or?
edi
That I dont know,I have never asked re the pattern,will do.
Howa and TSS I knew you blokes would like!
 

johngryphon

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#11
TSS I did ask and received this in reply. I can only go on what he said.

No mate it’s not a Westley Richards clone. It’s an original pattern done by old stockmaker Geoff Slee many years ago. It’s probably more in the style of a Holland and Holland than anything with that cheekpiece.
 

Highlandsjohn

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#12
TSS I did ask and received this in reply. I can only go on what he said.

No mate it’s not a Westley Richards clone. It’s an original pattern done by old stockmaker Geoff Slee many years ago. It’s probably more in the style of a Holland and Holland than anything with that cheekpiece.
Hi John, As a leftie who shoots rh rifles I've been happy every Cz/Brno I have owned has been ambidextrous.

Until the 7x57 which is the 550, you can see the cheek piece is a far cry from yours. john
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ejg

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#14
I recon they all derived at the similar result with the stock shape. This is a Westley Richards design. Seems similar to yours from a distance...



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