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G/K43 stock source

daltrey99

Senior Member
I along with many people have gotten G/K43 stocks from Fox in Poland. His wait time is almost a year. I don't have the patience anymore to wait that long to get a project done so I went out looking for another source. I found Murrays Gun Stocks in Oregon. I made an order tonight for a laminate (he also does them in walnut). It should take about 6 weeks to get done since he has to order in the laminate blanks and sources are scarce right now. I paid $575 for stock only including shipping because I am going to use my bakelite handguard. Handguards are an extra $60 or so. This is a mom & pop store and I am glad to help support such a place. I spent over 45 minutes talking to him about this and that (it only took 10 minutes to get my order in). He seems like a great guy and says he will stand behind all of his work. I will update everyone when I get my stock from him. His production time will be cut down once he gets in more laminate stock in. If this turns out great, he will have my future business for some other projects I have going on.
 

CRMausr7

Member
I along with many people have gotten G/K43 stocks from Fox in Poland. His wait time is almost a year. I don't have the patience anymore to wait that long to get a project done so I went out looking for another source. I found Murrays Gun Stocks in Oregon. I made an order tonight for a laminate (he also does them in walnut). It should take about 6 weeks to get done since he has to order in the laminate blanks and sources are scarce right now. I paid $575 for stock only including shipping because I am going to use my bakelite handguard. Handguards are an extra $60 or so. This is a mom & pop store and I am glad to help support such a place. I spent over 45 minutes talking to him about this and that (it only took 10 minutes to get my order in). He seems like a great guy and says he will stand behind all of his work. I will update everyone when I get my stock from him. His production time will be cut down once he gets in more laminate stock in. If this turns out great, he will have my future business for some other projects I have going on.
I'd be a little wary about Murray's. I bought a stock from him for a VZ 52 that needed replacement wood, and the stock was not even close to being the proper size; it was too short. Also, it had no hollow for the cleaning kit. Suffice to say, I wasn't happy with paying $450 for something that wasn't to spec, and I sent it back for a refund.
 

Caesar1

Senior Member
While I was waiting for the other to get fixed, I put another g43 in the stock to see how it would fit. Seems like it will do the job. May need a little fitting
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daltrey99

Senior Member
While I was waiting for the other to get fixed, I put another g43 in the stock to see how it would fit. Seems like it will do the job. May need a little fitting
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It looks like a decent fit. I think with a little bit of stain on it, it will look great. I have a laminate being done. I will upload some pics when I get it. What do you think of the fit? Are you happy with it over all?
 

Caesar1

Senior Member
It looks like a decent fit. I think with a little bit of stain on it, it will look great. I have a laminate being done. I will upload some pics when I get it. What do you think of the fit? Are you happy with it over all?
Some of it, including the hand guard will need some fitting. I’ll post pictures when it’s all done
 

tsmgguy

Senior Member
Had a bad experience with Murray's. Let me say that he is the world's nicest guy, though. He advertised a replacement stock for the M1941 Johnson rifle. His photos were beautiful but he sent a completely unusable stock. The exterior looked nice, but he did not have a pattern from which to copy even the most basic of inletting. Refund was prompt.
 

tsmgguy

Senior Member
Also be aware that at the end of the war Walther introduced some product improvements. These included a repositioned recoil lug. Earlier K43 stocks will not fit a late-war Walther rifle.
 

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