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Gary Lemons
05-29-2008, 07:31 PM
Here are some photos of the AZ Rapid that Ron saw at Kettlefoot this past weekend. Thanks to Rod Collins for some of the photos.

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii270/agbr/DSCN0607-sm.jpg

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii270/agbr/DSCN0609-sm.jpg

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii270/agbr/rod3.jpg

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii270/agbr/rod4.jpg

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii270/agbr/ss1.jpg

KingSnake
05-30-2008, 07:48 AM
Gary, I checked at home and see just enough room for that rifle to fit in my safe:D

Gary Lemons
05-30-2008, 08:07 AM
Gary, I checked at home and see just enough room for that rifle to fit in my safe:D

Ron,
Everyone that knows me, knows anything I have can be bought...just how badly do you want it?:)

Gary

Joe Friedrich
05-30-2008, 02:41 PM
Gary, That is one beautiful stock. I can't wait to see what you do with the one you are working on for myself. We spoke yesterday and discussed coming up with something creative for the paint scheme. I can't wait to see the final product.

Keep up the good work and Thank You for posting the pictures.

Take Care,
Joe

brad541thb
05-30-2008, 03:47 PM
Gary can paint a stock as well as anyone from what I have seen. :D

Nice gun Gary.

Brad

Dave Shattuck
05-30-2008, 07:04 PM
Man, oh man, now I'm psyched! If Joe's giving Gary total artistic freedom over his gun's color scheme, this gun is going to be a piece of work, not doubt about it. And, Gary, you are definitely going to have to post a picture or two of the finished product ....please!

Dave

cadillacjack
05-30-2008, 07:23 PM
Gary,that's the best looking stock I've ever seen. Well I guess your work's cut out for you. Now I would like mine to be just a little cooler than Joes'. Your reputation for the best stock painting is spread far and wide. Keep up the Great Work.
Your friend Fred

Joe Friedrich
05-30-2008, 07:45 PM
Dave, the initial color will be candy apple red, and whatever Gary decides to add to it.

Fred buddy, when I spoke with Gary, I mentioned how much you like Pink Cadillac's, i hope he grants your wish. :)

Take Care,
Joe

Gary Lemons
05-30-2008, 08:10 PM
Thanks guys...now to see if everyone will be happy after all this back slapping and it gets down to spray time.

Joe, great inspiration for Fred's stock...Mary Kate candy pink with yellow swirls (Fred wanted yellow on it)....sort of like that hard Christmas candy that has no taste.

Anyway, there are some good looking colors on the way...maybe some of them will compliment each other.

Gary

1bamashooter
05-31-2008, 05:07 PM
That is one of the finest air rifles I have ever seen, Rod takes some great pics but these pics do not do the rifle justice. Garys paint job is outstanding, the colors just jump out at you.



Ron W.

Paul Bendix
06-01-2008, 10:10 AM
Gary,
Nice looking stock! Looking at the green tins with the good looking target and your Rapid. I ASSUME you used them. I ordered several to try in my Rapid. Now I find out Rod wanted them in the picture because they looked good. Maybe they will work great in my Walther.
Dave is excited about the laminited stock and hopes to have it for my match this coming weekend. Looking forward to getting my stocks also.
Paul

hulk
06-01-2008, 11:55 AM
What stock is that? Did AZ do the shroud on the barrel? What is he doing on Rapids now? Looks better than the USFT, must be the stock. Thanks.

Gary Lemons
06-02-2008, 08:05 AM
Paul, sorry about that. Those pellets shot fantastic in the Walther LGR200 I sold to Ron. They may be the ticket for your match rifle too.

Hulk, the stock is one I helped design. Yes, that's an AZ shroud. Aside from the larger bolt handle, I'm not sure what all Allen did to tune the rifle. Whatever he did, it works.

Gary

cadillacjack
06-02-2008, 11:03 PM
Gary, I spoke with Joe today and he asked that I contact you about his stock. He has changed his mind and would like it painted flat white with NO clearcoat. Apparently he wants something very simple with no flash. Thanks Gary. Fred

Gary Lemons
06-02-2008, 11:52 PM
Fred,
No problem. I have some Krylon off white that was on sale...2 cans for a dollar that should work.

That's white for Joe and PINK for you...got it.

Gary

Jetmugg
06-06-2008, 08:43 AM
All I can say is - WOW. The pics of that rifle alone make me want to get into airgun BR. I currently have an Anschutz LG250 that I play around with in my basement.

I have to ask - what does a rig like that cost, and where can I buy one.

SteveM.

Gary Lemons
06-06-2008, 09:19 PM
All I can say is - WOW. The pics of that rifle alone make me want to get into airgun BR. I currently have an Anschutz LG250 that I play around with in my basement.

I have to ask - what does a rig like that cost, and where can I buy one.

SteveM.


Steve,
Allen Zasadny sells the basic rifle and I sell the stocks and paint jobs. We are just getting the stocks in....it's been a struggle going from prototype to production. So Wilbur doesn't interpet this as an ad, please email me at g_lemons@yahoo.com for more details. Thanks.

Gary

hoser
06-12-2008, 08:17 PM
Gary,

Which Rapid action is that rifle based on?

The E-type has the narrow cylinder, but it has a "rear bolt.

The MFR and others use that bolt on your gun but also use the larger bottles. Is that an MFR with the bottle "fit" within the stock and a quick fill added to the end of the bottle?

If so, that's very nice work.

Hosť R.

Gary Lemons
06-12-2008, 08:57 PM
Gary,

Which Rapid action is that rifle based on?

The E-type has the narrow cylinder, but it has a "rear bolt.

The MFR and others use that bolt on your gun but also use the larger bottles. Is that an MFR with the bottle "fit" within the stock and a quick fill added to the end of the bottle?

If so, that's very nice work.

Hosť R.

It's an MFR, and yes, the bottle is enclosed within the forearm. The bottle has AZ's quick-fill in the end.

Gary

edgerat
10-12-2011, 01:33 AM
Is Gary still around and making stocks?

Joe Friedrich
10-12-2011, 01:51 AM
Appears to be some demand for stocks these days.

I'm sure you'll find someone.

Regards,
Joe

jamdon
10-12-2011, 12:04 PM
When I saw that pic about a month ago it was LUST at first sight. I came across a post where a Mike Turner stated that he was the one responsible for designing that stock. I sent him an email but I never got a response. His outfit was called "Turner Customs".

Good luck with finding someone and please post here if you do.

Dave Shattuck
10-12-2011, 01:30 PM
Yes it was Mike that machined the stocks, but Gary finished them. If you decide to buy one through Mike keep in mind that you will still need to do the finish work, like fitting the barreled action to the stock, bedding the action, then painting or staining it to where you want it.

Mike does excellent work, but unless something has changed, be forewarned that you will have quite the wait after ordering. He's never been know to turn orders around very quickly.

Dave Shattuck

BobZ
10-12-2011, 11:26 PM
Gary please send me contact information. I am planning to order a Theoben from Alan. I would be interested in the stock.
Bob Zimmerman
zime@msn.com

ModelA
10-13-2011, 07:52 PM
Bob Z.
If you do get a stock from Mike it will only fit a 280 bottle with an AZ quick fill. I have two stocks one with a AZ fill. The other I filled the end of the stock with wood and Bondo. I installed a swift quick fill. The only problem not much meat there, One side of hole maybe1/4 in but the other side less than 1/8 in or less. (front and back) Did make a brass bezel and epoxy it in.
When I was making a 12 fpe regulated one for the worlds. I tried to put a doctor Bob QF but that puts the bottle out further than the end of the stock. With the end of the stock opened the sides were paper thin and flimsy.
I had Gary piller and glass bed his action into both my stocks. The only problem only one fit. The other was .025" wider. So had to hog out all the side bedding plus some and rebed it.
Not sure if Theobens new Quick fill and gauge will fit that stock. I have 3 actions and no two are the same width, so if you bed the action use your action.

I am going to try what the South African team used. 3 in square block mounted on the bottle.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj235/ModelA_2008/036.jpg

Paul