Your new custom stock, ebony forend tip or not?

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I think this German traditional tip is a valid alternative, especially on a rifle with a short foreend.
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My little 7X57 on a BRNO G33/40 action has taken all kinds of African plains game, up to and including wildebeest.
Schnabel forend (or Beak.)
 

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I think this German traditional tip is a valid alternative, especially on a rifle with a short foreend.
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My little 7X57 on a BRNO G33/40 action has taken all kinds of African plains game, up to and including wildebeest.
It's Pretty, and a great cartridge but it's not a Winchester M70.
All things being equal this is what I struggle with.
I like the look but just the same a as putting a Butter Knife handle on a Winchester Model 70 it is a different look or style.
 

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It's Pretty, and a great cartridge but it's not a Winchester M70.
All things being equal this is what I struggle with.
I like the look but just the same a as putting a Butter Knife handle on a Winchester Model 70 it is a different look or style.
i recall some of the old M70 featherweights w/ 22" bbl having nice checkering w/ the fleur-de-lis and a schnabel forend from the factory. they were sweet. an old-timer had me dial in a .270 in same when i was a kid...'called his fam recently to inquire about the gun as he had passed-and they said he sold it long ago. :(
 

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Personally I'm not a big fan of the ebony tip/cap. Something in pewter, brass/bronze, or blued/color-cased steel to match the barrel/receiver would be my preference if I had to have one, but otherwise I'd go with either a plain tip or perhaps a schnabel.
 

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I like the ebony tip but I cut mine at an angle.
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I don't particularly like the forend tips. They look bad when they fall off and serve no purpose. I like the classic design with no Monte Carlo stocks.
 

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So just that? What is your liking or preference? I have multiple Winchester Super Grades and Custom Shop Super Grades that have both. And I love them all, I think they all look perfect! But I’m going to send in my 1950 M-70 375 H&H to be restocked in something beautiful...
I cannot decide if I should put a ebony forend tip on it or just let the wood stock speak for itself? I also cannot decide which way is better for this type of rifle?

What would you do?
It all depends on personal taste.
But If your blank have lots of detail in the forearm, I would go without the tip.
 

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I am just now engaged in the demobilization of a military German Mauser from Oberndorf, I bought a walnut stock, but it is without a tip. And I am tormented by two questions: whether to make a tip (after all, this is the fashion of the 70s), and if so, how to fix it?
I am determined to make, to mask the ledge on the barrel.
 

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Schnabel forend (or Beak.)
While I still appreciate an ebony tip My favorite is a well done schnable. Has anyone ever done an ebony schnable tip? Actually my favorite tip is blued steel at the end of a Mannlicher stock.
 

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While I still appreciate an ebony tip My favorite is a well done schnable. Has anyone ever done an ebony schnable tip? Actually my favorite tip is blued steel at the end of a Mannlicher stock.
Yes I did an african blackwood (donkey dick)schnabel on a mannlicher stock for a Sako 75 for a guy a while back. Hated the schnabel shape he gave me pics of to copy but that was what he wanted so was what he got. A couple of pics before the barrel was shortened. Needless to say this is not my preference in schnabel shape.
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I actually now have a curiosity. The OP asks about ebony, and a lot of people use ebony, but I've also read that horn wasn't uncommon for them in the old days? I'm not so into the ebony ones but on an English-style rifle, horn would be more my speed I think. Does anyone still offer them these days?
 

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While I still appreciate an ebony tip My favorite is a well done schnable. Has anyone ever done an ebony schnable tip? Actually my favorite tip is blued steel at the end of a Mannlicher stock.
Shiloh Sharps offers an ebony schnable on their rifles as an option, as so:
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Here's how it looks paired with a screw-on ebony pistol grip on one of their '74 Saddle Rifles:
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A contrasting tip usually sets off a fine stock. I've seen them in a number of different woods and liked most of them. Buffalo horn looks very nice on a good chunk of walnut. My preference is cut at an angle, but straight cut works also. Combined with a schnable profile, a contrasting tip can really finish a great stock.
This is mesquite on a laminate stock. Angle cut with a spacer and schnable profile.
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A contrasting tip usually sets off a fine stock. I've seen them in a number of different woods and liked most of them. Buffalo horn looks very nice on a good chunk of walnut. My preference is cut at an angle, but straight cut works also. Combined with a schnable profile, a contrasting tip can really finish a great stock.
This is mesquite on a laminate stock. Angle cut with a spacer and schnable profile.View attachment 428814
No w that looks nice. Never been a fan of laminated stocks but that is an example of how to do it right.
 

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The buffalo horn can look good on the Lee Speed styled stock as well. This one a 40 cal on the MLE action.
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