Anyone know this Montana gunsmith/stock maker?

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  1. North Idaho Hunter

    North Idaho Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Dave Hanen?


    I was told he was out of Montana.

    I just purchased a beautiful stock handmade that was supposedly crafted by him.

    Judging from how old the rifle is I assume he may be an old timer.

    Anyone heard of Dave hanen?

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  2. North Idaho Hunter

    North Idaho Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Bump, any old timers heard of Dave hanen?
     
  3. WyoHunter1

    WyoHunter1 Well-Known Member

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    Don't know who he is but that is a pretty stock.
     
  4. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful!
     
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  5. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    The "real" gunsmith?
     
  6. MNbogboy

    MNbogboy Well-Known Member

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    Lol
    I wonder if he can make a stock as good as he can straighten barrels? Need a special "log" to cut the blank out of!
    funny though
     
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  7. North Idaho Hunter

    North Idaho Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Haha! Heck no!

    such a beautiful piece of work, I’m afraid to take it afield!
     
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    The inletting is top notch, fit and finish - absolutely superb down to every last detail! I sure wish I could find more information on this craftsman!

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  9. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that is WAY too pretty for me to carry on a hunt.

    I had a .250AI that had a SWEET cherry stock on it. Had to sell it, because I never took it out.
     
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  10. Country Bumpkin

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    Better put that away before my drool puddle gets to it....
     
  11. livetohunt

    livetohunt Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    That might be the guy who was making the really high end wood stocks for Bruce at BAT.
     
  12. jd5521

    jd5521 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Is this an older Southgate Mauser Weatherby? It looks like one. If so that is actually a factory stock believe it or not.
     
  13. North Idaho Hunter

    North Idaho Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Remington 700. Although the tip of the fore end sure resembles a weatherby!
     
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  14. North Idaho Hunter

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    I’ll look into this, thanks!