Meet Cecil Fredi

Gunstock Blanks by Cecil Fredi

"The beauty in wood and women is selective. When you were in high school, you thought you were dating the junior prom queen, but your buddies were laughing behind your back, saying she was really a drag queen.  It all depends on how you look at it."
~ Cecil Fredi ~

A Personal History

I bought my first stick of wood in 1958 while attending the Colorado School of Trades in Denver.  It was a two piece myrtle wood blank and I paid $7.50 for it. My, how times have changed!

I owned my own gunsmith shop in my home town of Las Vegas from 1960 to 1963. It was like having all the work a person could want. However, it was also working for minimum wage.

I then pursued a career in gaming for 25 years but I still had a love for beautiful wood. While working in the gaming industry, I continued to accumulate gunstock blanks. I realized that I wasn’t going to live long enough to make them all into beautiful gunstocks. Thus, a hobby has turned into a full time business.

Press & Media

Black Powder Cartridge News - Spring 2018 (PDF download)

ClayShootingUSA - October 2016 (PDF download)

A tour of select wood at Cecil's shop

Cecil Fredi wins Wayne E. Kirch Conservation Award

Hunting Issues

On being certain:  "If I tell you a chicken can pull a freight train, you better hitch 'em up!"
~ Cecil Fredi ~

Contact Us


Gunstock Blanks
5401 Mello Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89131

Cecil Fredi Quotes

"C'mon by, I'll have the trap set for ya."

"Everything I have is for sale, except my wife and my dog. Sometimes I'm not too sure about the wife!"