Over the life of a shotgun it is more than likely that the stock will need some attention. This could be for a number of reasons:
Stocks on new guns are generally made to standard dimensions and on old guns may have been altered several times. As people come in all shapes and sizes it is very important that your shotgun fits you well. Much has been written on the subject of gunfit, and your friends will all have an opinion! There are 3 main dimensions to consider when thinking of gunfit:
Here at Castle Gunmakers, we have many years of experience when dealing with gunfit and will be pleased to take your gun measurements and advise on possible alterations which are carried out ‘in house’. Just give us a call to arrange shotgun alterations or gunfitting.
At Castle Gunmakers we can offer all of the above services, some in house and some carried out by the top specialists in the UK.
The combination of a skilled craftsman using hand-made pins and modern adhesives means that many stocks with apparently bad breaks and cracks are repairable and will last for many years, saving on the need for expensive restocking. Repairs are often virtually invisible after refinishing. Get in touch with us so we can fix your shotgun cracks or carry out shotgun restocking.
Should your stock be broken beyond repair, or impossible to fit, we are able to restock your shotgun with a replacement from the manufacturer or have a new one made by specialist craftsmen. Replacement factory stocks will usually need some degree of fitting work and new bespoke stocks can be hand-made from the finest walnut blanks to your specific dimensions. Restocking is often covered by your insurance policy and we can provide estimates for your insurance company. Simply contact us to arrange shotgun restocking.
After many years of use the chequering on a stock can get worn and ingrained with dirt, affecting the appearance and the effectiveness of the grip. Chequering can be recut and the stock refinished to your requirements. Get in touch to arrange re-chequering of your shotgun.
Through use, it is inevitable that stocks will pick up scuffs and scratches, and that the finish will gradually wear. We specialise in refinishing stocks and forends to a high standard and offer a range of varnish and oil finishes. Contact us to discuss shotgun refinishing.
Castle Gunmakers are based in Norham, just south of the River Tweed in north Northumberland (just a stone's throw from the Scottish Borders). If you're in the area why not visit the gun shop? You can find out more about shooting accessories and fishing supplies, or arrange clay pigeon shooting tuition, game shooting tuition, archery lessons and we can even help with corporate events.
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