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Bluegrass Gunstocks – BG-GUNSTOCKS.COM

About Our Stocks

We create our rifle stocks out of Maple and Walnut hardwoods, and have created customs stocks out of rosewood and other materials.

The material arrives in 12-20 foot custom cut sections, often sourced from right here in Kentucky. It’s not uncommon to have lumber from Tennessee, Pennsylvania or even farther afield, and we have even looked at sourcing walnut overseas from places like Turkey. Anyone familiar with the lumber market and prices for walnut will understand why.

A vacuum kiln is utilized to remove the moisture from the lumber until we obtain the moisture content we require. This helps maintain the stability of the wood through temperature swings and reduces the likely hood of “shrinkage” that can stress joints and pre-existing checks in the wood. It also allows for a better bond with the binding agents we use with our cross laminated grip.


Each lumber board is hand sorted, marked for the highest yield while cutting around the knots, checks, fissures and other problematic wood grain structure. Even using this process, we’ll have almost a 10% rejection rate of stocks as they move through the production process and fail to meet our quality control inspections.

The stock blanks end up on our CNC routers. The routers assist in reproducing the hand-crafted design (utilizing the 3D scan CAD design of the hand crafted original), and each stock is still hand worked to get the curves and feel that we want-yet the CNC allows for precision fitting of the cross grain lamination in the grips, barrel channel and receiver/pillar cut out.


The catalyzed varnish we utilize performs very well at repelling moisture, dirt, and even offers UV protection. It allows the natural beauty of the wood grain to show through, while providing protection to the wood stock and minimizing expansion/contraction, and thus consistency at the range. Only use cleaning solvents rates for wood finish products.

Duracoat is a very popular finish. We started using it at the recommendation of numerous active duty and retired military service personnel. There’s lots of research on the forums from first hand users of the abuse that firearms with Duracoat have been put through. Just remember, it can take up to 30 days to get the complete cure! So watch out for those harsh chemicals until the cure is complete-but generally safe to shoot by the time you receive your stock.

The design of the stock itself is geared towards consistent accuracy in shooting, and greatly reducing the recoil that the Mosin is known for.

The use of the integrated pillars supports the rifles action on non-compressible “pillars” that are rigidly bedded in the stock to help eliminate accuracy problems stemming from faulty, action-stressing, metal-to-wood fitting.

All of our rear pillars are cut to accept the Timney trigger system. This allows you to obtain the trigger pull that best works for you, and the safety with the Timney is a nice addition.

The barrel channel is designed to free float the barrel. This keeps the wood stock from touching (warping) into the rifle barrel-changing harmonics, etc and also allows the barrel to expand as it heats up, and other benefits with free floated barrels.

Comfort was something we were looking for with the stock design. The cellular structure of wood itself, using bedded pillars, the full length stock, and utilizing the Remington Super Cell recoil pad greatly effects the recoil.

Customers have reported that their 10 & 12 year old children have sent dozens of shots down range in a short period of time with great enjoyment-instead of feeling like they were being kicked by a mule.

about our stocks

Rifle Installation

Our receiver cut is patterned off of the early 1900 hex receivers. They were the smallest we’ve found. As such, there is plenty of stock material and Devcon that can be removed by you to get the custom fit desired for your rifle.
You want to have your front lug and tang sit flat against the tops of the pillars.

install mosin 1


I would expect to spend 10-15 minutes (but often less) “tweaking” to have your receiver fit properly. There is just too much variation with Mosin production to make a quality “drop in” stock.


Common Mosin Installation Troubleshooting:

Timney Trigger: The rear pillar has been cut to fit the Timney trigger. Hinstall mosin 2owever, due to receiver variation you may need to further open the timney trigger cut (one side or the other) to get the proper clearance to ensure the
timney trigger does not touch.




Timney Safety: The safety can have a factory variation or “bend” and as such, you may need to further inlet the safety cut to allow proper movement of the Timney safety.
(see yellow arrow above)


Front Lug: Some can either be further forward or rear, you can enlarge/shave the front lug area to fit your receiver.

A very common issue is an “over clocked” barrel, that comes from an over tightened barrel. Instead of modifying the front lug area, try removing some wood/devcon in the tang area ( a little at a time) till the receiver/barrel fits properly. Shaving the tang will cause the barrel to adjust to the opposite side (shave the left side to adjust barrel to the right)

A higher front lug on your receiver will generally not be noticed, and may only make your barrel appear “riding high” in the barrel channel.

A lower front lug on your receiver could allow the barrel to touch the bottom of the channel. This is more rare, and is easily corrected with a small washer.

If your receiver screws do not thread properly, you can make an easy adjustment by enlarging (reaming) the rear pillar or adjusting the rear pillar angle.

The front lug screw should be left alone as much as possible.



If minor adjustments in the rear and the front lug, and the barrel is still touching the barrel channel, please email us. At this point you will be better served drilling out the front pillar and having us send you a replacement front pillar that you can install with J.B. Weld in order to have the proper fit to your receiver.


Difference between a Tactical and “SF” Tactical stock?

The addition of the monopod system to the butt of the stock is what turns a tactical mosin nagant stock into an SF tactical mosin nagant stock.

The monopod dmonopodesign originally allowed for only macro adjustment, accomplished by loosening the brass (we use brass to keep from marring the steel and creating “drag” points) knob and manually raising or lowering the monopod to help you achieve proper eye relief and a comfortable, consistent hold.

We have some great beta testers in the Phoenix area and at various military establishments around the country who have helped us develop this style of stock, including the monopod. One of the main adjustments to the monopod from their feedback was the addition of “micro” adjustment ability. We added a steel “foot” to the bottom of the monopod that allows for minimal incremental changes in elevation.

Photo: Major Pandemic “Ultimate Mosin Nagant Build”

It may not seem like much, but for long range, consistent groupings, the additional 3/4″ micro adjustment allows the shooter to fine tune their hold.


With their feedback we also made the cross laminated grip design a standard feature on our rifle stocks. Normally one of the weakest areas of the rifle stock, the cross grain lamination greatly enhances the strength, and pound for pound, is stronger than steel.


These are the comments from the special forces shooters that we have the great privileged to have worked with in helping us develop this stock that allows those on a budget to still be able to afford a 1,000 yard rifle.


This is a response to the question of how did the gun assemble?
“Not too bad, just a few thousandths here and there. And, I drilled out the pillar beds a few thousandths for temp expansion between the aluminum pillars and steel allen bolts. You should have a smile from ear to ear. Your stock has all the guys approval. For comfort, moveability, “ease of transitioning”, build quality, and aesthetics.
They really love the look of it and the design. They can’t believe it’s a BETA. “

“The other question I keep getting is how soon can they buy one?”
Note: Despite the wind and snow, our stock was able to compete in the inter-agency function against rifles costing many thousands of dollars, and below follows the after action report.


After shooting:

“It was the best personally owned gun I’ve ever shot. A bit more recoil than an M4, but less than an AK. It was an absolute joy to fire. It was the least amount of recoil we had out. And had the most power, velocity and accuracy of any of the Government Issue. Everyone was absolutely blown away with the stock. “

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