Synthetic furniture for Puma 92?

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pullnshoot25
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Synthetic furniture for Puma 92?

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I want to make an all-weather Puma 92 .44Mag "Trapper" and to do that I need synthetic furniture. Does anyone know where I can get the furniture OR know of anyone that has done a project such as this?
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I tried to find some myself for my 454 and ran into a bunch of dead ends. Several manufactures claim to be working on leveraction stock prototypes but I have seen no results as of yet. About the only thing you can use is the ramline stock for a winchester 94 and adapt it to fit. I looked at it and decided it would be a real pain to make it work so I ended up refinishing my wood instead.
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Post by Jeeps »

I've never tried to look for such, but I wonder if anyplace has laminated stocks
for a Rossi?
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I know, I have just found a bunch of dead ends as well. I dont know why they (these companies) wont make one, it would make the Puma even more of a killer rifle.

I am quite peeved, my brother and I have been looking for one for a long time.

What is a good treatment for wood in lieu of a good synthetic? This is my go-to rifle so I really want to do this right.
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Post by marlin shooter »

I have seen and read of people having them sprayed with line-x (the truck bed liner). When my friend had his bed sprayed the shop had a stock on the wall along with several other item's he sprayed. It looked pretty durable to me. He would charge me 30 dollar's for my stock. I have read on other forum's guy's in alaska doing this also. He could even do different color's.
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I re-did my neighbors beat-up old Savage 110E palate-wood stock using wrinkle finish spray-paint from Checker Auto Parts, he thought I bought him a new synthetic stock when I gave it back to him, it turned out rather decent if I say so myself, and that wrinkle finish goes on pretty thick so pretty darn durable too.

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pullnshoot25 wrote:
What is a good treatment for wood in lieu of a good synthetic? This is my go-to rifle so I really want to do this right.
The Rossi's seem to have some kind of epoxy based finish that is very thick. I soaked the stock in some heavy duty strippers that are rated for removing poly. I then started with a light walnut stain, and built up the finish with several coats of oil. I'll see if I can dig up some before and after shots for you.
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Even with stainless, I worry about having water-soaked wood up against the barrel, action, and magazine tube after a day out in the rain. It seems like the plastic/synthetic is hydrophobic and would at least allow the moisture to more quickly dissipate if you put the gun in the furnace room or other warm environment, versus that hater-holding wood.

I suppose if the INSIDE of the wood were finished in waterproof finish, it would help, but I don't know how practical or doable that is. It seems like the best would be a synthetic stock with ribbing or other means to keep the stock/forend away from the metal except where contact is required.

I'd just love a Puma 92 stainless carbine in .357 with a synthetic stock as my 'go to' and 'rain' gun... 8)
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I would agree that synthetic is the best way to go for an all weather gun. Unfortunately there just is not anything available for the puma/rossi 92 series.

Even with a synthetic stock it is still a good idea to take it off the action after a day in the rain. They will still hold water against the metal, but they do not absorb water like wood tends to do.
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95fan wrote:Even with a synthetic stock it is still a good idea to take it off the action after a day in the rain.
Wouldn't it be great if the forend of such a gun were made to quick-detach without removing all the tube magazine and hardware...!
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Post by Nate Kiowa Jones »

Rossi just uses an oil finish and stain on the production guns. It can be stripped and refinished relatively easy with Tru-Oil.

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For those that want synthetic or laminated for the Rossi the Ramline 94 stocks can be used but will require some fitting and filling. They pre 64 94 and the original 92's used the same wood. The ramline 94 syn's are designed for the post 64-94. The wrist area of the butstock are different and to make them work on the rossi you will need to fill the top forward area of the upper tang plus releave in insides for the longer hammer strut and spring.

As for the forewood the ramline will work and is almost a bolt on fit for the 44m and 45lc carbines. The 357m requires more filler arounnd the mag tube.

The 454 and 480 guns present the most problems. These guns all have twin mag tubes and the syn forend has to be reamed to fit. Not an easy task with hand tool.

The Laminated stock from Gunstock inc. require about the same work.
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Post by oldgerboy »

I have put a butt-stock and forearm for a 94 Winny on my Rossi. They are close ... close as in royal PITA.
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I recommend stripping the wood, staining/sealing if needed, then give it a good sealing finish both inside and out. You have a lot of good suggestions. I like HAND RUBBED satin polyurathane. A half dozen or so light coats and light 0000 steel wooling between. If the result is still too shiny just LIGHTLY rub it with the steel wool.
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Post by SoupOrMan »

I was initially thinking of switching to a synthetic stock, but after seeing the refinishing job on the 92 in Steve's last post, I'm rethinking it. That's a nice simple refinish there.
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