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Moose's Custom Rifles

Moose’s Gunsmithing Custom Rifle offerings are intended to provide a unique rifle in a convenient manner. By clarifying our ordering options and assembling on your (customer supplied) action we can offer a competitive offering to other bespoke offerings.

 

 Starting with a quality action, we can fit and furnish a custom barrel and stock based on customer needs and desires. We begin our process by replacing the barrel and fittings a fresh one in the customers desired caliber ( chosen caliber must be safe for use in the supplied action). We continue the processstripping the receiver and bluing to a deep, semi gloss finish. Our standard prices apply to either Douglas or Shilen standard grade carbon steel barrels.

 

Both barrel manufacturers, Douglas and Shilen, have proven track records and excellent quality. We have no strong preferences and have found all name brand barrel manufacturers to produce excellent quality tubes. Match barrels and custom (SAAMI approved only) chamberings are priced upon request. 

Our rifles come standard with a typical point pattern checkering and a single line border. Two line borders can be substituted upon request at no additional cost. We use an alkyd varnish for our base finish (semi gloss). It gives an appearance similar to that of a rubbed oil finish and increased durability but with the depth of character in the wood obscured slightly. Upon request a hand rubbed oil finish can be applied (this does extend lead time and increase cost). For hunters we recommend a varnish finish over oil for durability reasons. We can also use an alkanet dyed oil finish for those who desire. 

Some of our commonly selected long action calibers  are 30-06, 7x57, 257 Roberts, 6.5x55 swede, 270 winchester, and 35 Whelen. Short action calibers (standard bolt face) often chosen are 243 winchester, 260 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08 Remington, and 358 Winchester.  We are working on a surprising number of 'mini' actions in both .223 remington/5.56 nato, 300 blackout, and 7.62x39. These calibers are especially fun for those who want an inexpensive to shoot, but bespoke range toy. 

The below list of options represents the most requested selections by customers. However, it does not represent all potential alterations that can be made to a custom rifle that is made just for you. Things such as skeleton grip caps, skeleton butt caps, custom inlays, etc. 

All work is made to order and subject to current (six to twelve month) lead times.  At time of writing (June 1, 2024) approximately 90% of rifles are completed in six months. 

Prices listed in this page do not represent standard labor rates for services. Prices vary based on a multitude of factors and all work outside of the scope of this page is priced on a case by case basis. Selecting certain custom options will extend lead times. Prices are subject to change without warning. All prices assume no mechanical defects that require remedy prior to use of customer supplied action. 

 

All work is subject to Moose’s Gunsmithing terms of service. Return shipments of firearms for out of state customers will be shipped to an FFL of the customers choice. Customers within driving distance can pick up & drop off their firearms at our physical location in Canaan, NH. 

Rifle Options and Prices

Customer supplied actions will only be accepted on a case by case basis after in person inspection.

Lead times are six to twelve months. may be subject to change. In the rare event lead time extends past 12 months a 10% discount will be applied to your final payment (does not apply if the hand rubbed oil finish option is selected). 

 

A 50% non refundable deposit is due at time of ordering. No checks accepted for final payments. 

Modern style-straight comb, small cheek piece, palm swell. A classic look with modern ergonomics. Our most popular selection. 

 

Classic style-straight comb reminisent of interwar sporting rifles. Ideal for use with iron sights. very similar in appearance to the modern style

 

Monte Carlo-comb tapering towards grip, larger cheek piece. Sleek curving style, a shop favorite. 

 

Some alterations can be made to these basic shapes. Fully custom stocks can be made for those who want something truly unique. Alterations and fully custom stock work priced on a case by case basis. 

 

Wood options

AA grade Claro

Starting at $3250

AAA grade Claro

Add $350 

AA Grade Bastogne Walnut

Starting at $3350

AAA Grade Bastogne Walnut

Add $600

AA grade English Walnut

Starting at $3350 

AAA English Walnut

add $600 to 

AA grade maple

Starting at $3350

AAA grade maple

add $500 

 

all woods can have feather/crotch grain specified at additional price & lead time 

Manlicher style stock (no forend tip) $300

rosewood forend and grip cap standard-select 45 or 90* cut

90* cut $100

add ebony forend and grip cap

$175

custom length of pull between 12 1/2 and 15 inches (standard 13 3/4)

$175

round forearm-required for full wrap checkering

$30

the standard recoil pad is 1' pachmayr pad. Black basket weave or other thickness/color pads available

Price varies

custom steel or brass butt plate or grip cap (including skeletonized)

priced upon request

Upgrade to inletted sling swivels over stud

$275

Custom inlays

Priced upon request

Checkering is a single line border at 20 lines per inch. Other patterns or line spacing available upon request. 

Full wrap pattern on fore end at 20 lines per inch-$250 (requires round forend)

Full half wrap on grip ( uninterupted checkering around both sides of grip and front) $200

Full wrap on Grip (checkering around entire circumfrence of grip) $300

Standard wood finish is a semi gloss varnish. Hand rubbed oil finish or use of alkanet died finishes also available. This option extends lead time. 

speciality, such as rubbed oil, finishes Starting at $550

Truly custom stocks are priced on a case by case basis.

Metal Options

Use factory barrel on customer supplied action-subtract $450 from base price. 

Standard blue is a semi gloss polish. Upgrade to a high gloss (blueing of steel trigger guard included)

$300

Custom bolt knob to replace factory one (threaded or sweated on)

$150+part cost

Jewel bolt or floor plate

$225 each

Bolt body and cocking shroud are blued standard. Can be left in the white or parts polished at no additional cost

 

Rust blue

$550

Threaded barrels  Thread pitch based on muzzle diameter

$200

custom iron sights

Varies, typically $250-$350 for installation plus parts

Aftermarket trigger guard/bottom metal (i.e. detachable mags of replace aluminum trigger guard and floor plate with steel) 

Parts cost+time to fit if required

other options available that are not listed will be priced on a case by case basis

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A six shot group from one of our thirty caliber rifles at 100 yards

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A weatherby Mk V Left hand re-stocked in english walnut. 

A Howa 1500 with the classic stock in our basic grade of wood with a venitilated recoil pad and a full wrap pattern on the fore end. This grade is only available for order through our affiliated stores. Direct through Moose's gunsmithing we only offer our mid and high grades as well as fully custom stocks. 

A mauser 98 with a reciever sight, custom bent and modified bolt, thinned trigger guard, full wrap fore end and grip checkering and a mid grade bastogne walnut custom shaped stock, somewhere in between a monte carlo and a classic stock. The buttplate is custom made from Claro walnut and checkered to match the rest of the rifle. 

A Truly Custom Rifle

A remington 721 re chambered in 7x57 mauser using an air gauged douglas barrel. The Stock is made out of our top grade claro walnut with an ebony fore end and grip cap. A shadow line was carved around the cheek peice and the checkering was done to the highest standards. This is a gun for the true enthusiast. The stock was custom fitted to the owners hand & posture with a palm swell and the stock relived around his hand for optimum comfort and ease of shooting. When fitted correctly a rifle should fly to the shoulder like a shotgun but balance just forward of the magazine. 

Opening Hours

by appointment only

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