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GSS 51.1: STOCK INLETTING
There are NO required textbooks for this class.
Required Tools & Supplies:
1. One rifle stock that is semi-inlet in the style of your choice
2. One barreled action with all parts
3. One set of inletting guide pins for your action
4. One 12” steel rule
5. Safety glasses
6. One ½” carpenter’s chisel
7. Inletting chisels: ¼” and ½” U-shape gouges
8. Spotting compound – Permatex Prussian Blue or Jerrows Inletting Black
9. One tool chest with lock
Student Learning Outcome:
At the conclusion of this course each passing student will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to inlet a rifle action and bottom metal to a semi-inletted stock blank.
- Demonstrate the ability and have the knowledge of different inletting techniques
- Demonstrate the ability and have the knowledge of different shaping techniques.
- Few, if any student will complete a stock in one week, but the student will have the knowledge and techniques to complete it at their own pace.
This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge to inlet a rifle action
and bottom metal to a semi-inletted stock blank.
- blank selection
- solid blank
- type of wood
- lay-out and centerline
- inletting markers
- spotting the action and bottom metal
- inletting tools
How the class works:
In lecture, we will study the various firearms and/or systems involved. To
reinforce what we have studied, assignments will be made involving repair,
refinishing, and/or modifications to the studied firearm parts. To simulate
real life situations, there will be due dates on all assignments. The assignments
will approximate problems in the field. Many times the assignments will force you
to think, i.e. I may assign the design and fabrication of a tool or parts. I will
tell you what it must do, and the tool or part must be made to work.
Everyone starts off with an “A” and everyone is expected to get an “A” for a final grade.
This is a potentially dangerous profession, so you must do the assignments to industry
standards or better.
- Everyone must have a set of finished notes by the last day of class. If they are on paper, they must be typed or written very legibly in ink, in a binder or folder, and have line drawings of systems for clarity when needed. They can also be audio, video, or on a computer disk, but if they are, they must have an index. They must also contain most of what was covered in class. If they possess all the mentioned criteria they are “A” notes. If they are missing information, inbound, or electronic with no index, your grade maybe lowered.
- Your projects must be completed in order to be graded. They will be graded on accuracy, appearance and finish.
A note on notes:
They must be good and permanent- NO PENCIL NOTES. You can get around this note
requirement by obtaining the AGI professional series course on the subject, i.e.
the shotgun course for any of the shot gun classes etc. Remember, bad notes and
your grade will suffer.
Method of Evaluation:
Grading in this course will be based on the following:
Class Participation and Attendance: 10%
Classroom notes: 20%
Classroom projects: 70%
90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
60-69% = D
below 60% = F
Incompletes and etc.:
Incompletes are at the discretion of the instructor.
NO LIVE AMMUNITION IN CLASS:
NO! NO! NO! If you need ammo to test fire a firearm, you turn it in to an instructor
UPON ENTERING THE CLASSROOM. Failure to do so will result in your dismissal from the