Hello. Thank you for visiting our web site. Thought you might like a little background information on us.
I’ve been involved in making gunstocks just about my entire life.
When my Dad, Harold F. Murray, retired from the Navy in 1965 he opened a gun shop in Encanto, California. In 1968, he moved to Portland, Oregon to work for Roberts Gunstocks on 148th and N.E. Sandy Blvd. In 1971, Roberts moved to Marysville, CA. and we opened Murray’s Gun Shop in their old location on Sandy Blvd.
We are now located in Nyssa, Oregon. Right on the Oregon/Idaho border, 60 miles east of Boise, Idaho.
I moved from San Diego, CA in 1971 when I was 16 years old. We operated a gunsmithing, custom rifle and gunstocks, and retail gun store there and that’s where I learned how to build and duplicate gunstocks.
My first duplicating machine was a Northstar Carver, a single spindle machine with a 20-inch center, that was designed to carve larger pieces than gunstocks. I learned to duplicate gunstocks on that old belt-driven machine.
I bought a Don Allen “Dakota” duplicating machine in 1992 and that is what I’ve been duplicating stocks on since then. It is a very well built duplicator, two spindles, with an articulated spindle head that will hold tolerances to within thousands of an inch.
When it comes to duplicating gunstocks, we know what we’re doing. You can send your wood to us with confidence that it will be precision-cut to very close tolerances. You will be able to get excellent wood to metal fit with a minimum of hand fitting.
Thanks again and hope to hear from you soon,
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