In 1886, the first Krieghoff was built and Ludwig Krieghoff’s principle “Die Läufe schießen, aber der Schaft trifft!”® (You shoot with the barrels, you hit with the stock) still stands today. Custom stock making is an integral part of the Krieghoff gun making process and guarantees excellent shooting results with Krieghoff guns. Our stock specialists take great pride in their craft and take the time to produce the finest quality custom stocks available on the market today.
In order to ensure the best stocks are paired with Krieghoff guns, we only use Turkish Walnut. This wood comes from the species “Juglans Regia” that originated in Iran, and is the same species as English Walnut. Although the mineral content in the Turkish soil gives the wood a different color, it still has the dark brown or black mineral lines. The base color of the wood tends to have a range from light honey to a subtle orange cast. These trees can be as old as two hundred years and have trunk diameters in excess of ten feet. Exhibition grade blanks are highly prized and are found on some of the world’s finest guns.
Woodwork and Refinishing
A Krieghoff factory adjustable comb can be installed on your stock. Only Krieghoff hardware is used in this process. In addition, we can install a variety of adjustable butt plate devices, recoil reducers, recoil pads or bend your stock to change for cast and drop.
A complete Custom Stock Department is available on site with full stock making and refurbishing capabilities ranging from refinishing to building a stock to your specifications. Minor dents and scratches can be raised or buffed out. We offer a soft sheen satin urethane finish, which is standard on the K-80. High gloss urethane finish, deep hand-rubbed walnut oil finish, or the popular “Tru-Oil” finishes are also available options. With our inventory of select beautiful Turkish walnut stock blanks and our skill, we can create the perfect stock for you and your shooting style.
From standard to custom guns, the wood is as personal as the engraving. Once a stock is created our skilled stockmakers can checker your new stock in a standard pattern or utilize your ideas to create a pattern for you.
Allow our gun fitters to help you achieve a stock properly fitted to you and your shooting style. Remember…the barrel shoots but the stock hits.